I want to extract the good parts of romantic love from this world drenched in ephemeral relationships
She may want my body, she may not, but every time she keeps texting after saying good night, i smile
@Angle Familiar with the bloodier side of the industrial revolution at all? e.g. organized coal miners being wiped out by Pinkertons et al; strikebusting including federal involvement; and more recently the MOVE bombing? The arson of Black Wall Street? And given the findings of the Church Commission back in the day one has to wonder what was really going on those times the FBI exterminated a group of domestic "extremists" who seemed peaceful
Ok but seriously, like or boost if sluttysocialclub.online sounds like a good place for your permanent masto alter ego
To the people I'm newly following today: I'm feeling hopeful and prosocial and humble today, but I apologize in advance for when my brain diseases eat away all my sensibilities and I fill your stream with my future regrets
Black Panther: autopsy for a message that tripped and killed itself Show more
Wakanda is the ultimate elitist abuser state; it has a better standard of living than anywhere else in the world, and it got there selling the world's only supply of mythical metals, to only the most advanced military projects, of only the very societies their royal family playfully calls "colonizers." Then when the blowback came, they made one tiny, ignorant, monumentally symbolic gesture.
Hey Disney: just be entertainment, ok?
Black Panther: final verdict Show more
as a Marvel movie: wtf were you even trying to do here?
as a movie: oh, ok, I sorta see what you were trying to do, maybe. not bad, i guess.
as a message: so what'cher tellin' me is, even in a fictional wonderland utopia which Disney presents as almost socially perfect, everyone calls white people "colonizers" like they can't read a calendar or tell the difference between UK and USA? greeeaaaaat
Black Panther: the good stuff Show more
The soundtrack and art design were approximately perfect (worst CGI since Final Fantasy Spirits Within aside)
The female cast stole the show. I think I'd rather see a movie about T'challa's sister and girlfriend than about him.
The emotional core of the conflict was gratifying in its selection and in about 2/3rds of its presentation by runtime, albeit sidelined & then entirely fumbled in the movie's failed 11th hour effort to also be an action-based Marvel joint
Black Panther/Phase 3/trailers wot spoil Show more
Since Spider Man: Homecoming, I've stopped watching trailers before a movie. I lost all buzz for seeing Spidey (still haven't seen it) because the trailers gave too much away, several times over.
So I now watch 1 trailer, & then stop.
But, sans expectations, I hoped for an Avengers movie. I wanted one, almost everything in Phase 3 has had a plurality of Avengers, & Bucky's in Wakanda.
I'll maybe love this story someday. But I was bored my first viewing.
Black Panther: can someone please make full-scene CGI look better before someone uses this much of it again? Show more
Also I felt like I was watching the Star Wars prequel films in a few places (yes I'm aware RLM said the same thing, but I said it before watching their take)
The art was beautiful, but the screen was often covered in ornate CGI; like with the SW prequels, these CGI sets wold push themselves into the foreground of my mind, the opposite of where set dressing belongs during a scene
Black Panther: intentional flaws? Show more
I didn't notice until the latter half of the movie (maybe it didn't crop up til then):
- the CGI on the Panther suit looked very bad;
- the fight choreography for Panther himself was distractingly bad in all but a few places
- The last suit-vs-suit fight looked so bad, it was like nobody cared
I honestly have a theory; this movie was given intentionally unbelievable, childlike FX, because it's a visualization of a child who's being told this story. I'm serious.
How short a memory span must one have to believe CNN when it says it "did not, and does not, script any questions for town hall meetings, ever"?
Linking to third party sites and embedding tweets is legally bad for your cholesterol again or whatever
Avengers 3 villain review: Hela conquered Asgard and kicked Thor and Loki's ass in the trailer for Ragnarok. Remind me to do a count later of how many vaginas Thanos has for a chin.
Not that it's a bad library
Why can't i get my pics right side up, lol
Wait, Facebook is literally pushing a VPN solution that claims to "protect" you?
A VPN that sends all your traffic through facebook's servers
How dumb do they thin... 33 million installs... Okay they might be right about how dumb people are
Also slightly failing to not be depressed on a beautiful day.
I just slept 8 hours, but now I'm bored and lonely, so I guess I'll make myself more depressed by going back to bed ...?