im sorry i just i couldn’t sleep so i had to
dont look at me
im sorry i just i couldn’t sleep so i had to
dont look at me
EVERYONE STOP AND READ THIS holy shit this is accurate. for me depression, adhd and anxiety apply.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more accurate description of myself. Fuck.
this, is actually nice to know
holy hell i have them all
Have you found Jesus?
Motivated by a strong desire to show that “average is beautiful,” Lamm has decided to make his designs come to life with a doll called “Lammily.”
Lamm decided to take matters into his own hands after being bombarded with questions about where to buy a Barbie of normal size. The entreprenuer is offering prototypes of his toy to the first people to donate to his Kickstarter campaign, but his plan is to evetnually be able to distribute the doll widely online and in retail.
The Lammily doesn’t just have the realistic proportions of the average 19-year-old woman — she also has accentuated wrists, knees, elbows and feet. This is pretty awesome because unlike her buddy Barbie, who is forever stuck with her arms folded like she’s about to serve a cheese plate, Lammily will be able to “play” sports and other activities.
“I see the future of Lammily so that it has different races, different body types, body types which are healthy too.” It’s too bad the prototypes won’t feature these things, but they’re coming.
Tonight Roommate and I went to a science fiction discussion meetup and the subject of Thor 2 came up. I resolutely kept my mouth shut so that I wouldn’t spend the next 10 hours explaining why this is the worst movie ever made (well, there are one or two that are worse, but Manos: Hands of Fate…
Actually, I thought it was rather ambigious on whether Bors was destroying the ships, and they happened to escape, or if a chunk of Malaketh’s army decided to try and Banzai Bors to ensure that thier leader got away.
But yeah… the screen focus was on Malaketh, who was busy emoting like a potato.
(And don’t get me started on the rank stupidity that was the ‘dark elf threat’)
Actually, I’d like to hear your opinion on that. I don’t know enough about most of the non-Loki portions of this movie to judge them well.
Yeah, this whole aspect of the movie was both confusing and stupid. It also reeks of bad wannabe-Tolkienism in that the bad guys are literally the Forces of Darkness and evil, but little thought is given to any sort of coherent, understandable sense of what this actually means in practice.
So far as I can make out, the dark elves, being DARK elves, love the darkness and hate the light, and so they want to destroy the horrible light and everyone associated with it. (‘They hate us for our
freedomslight.’) Meaning they want to unleash some sort of antimatter on the nine realms and destroy everything. Whether or not they themselves intend to survive this and rule over an empty universe, or are actually committing group suicide in a kamikaze effort to bring back the darkness at any cost, was never quite clear to me. (I went back and forth with each viewing on thinking the ships going down was Bor’s work or a conscious strategy.)
Either way I think it’s stupid. It’s symbolism made literal, which rarely works well for creating a coherent narrative - Harry Potter has the same problem. It also provides a very handy excuse for genocide, of course, because every single elf is apparently whole-heartedly behind this scheme, whatever it is, even though Malekith and Kurse are the only two elves with any sort of individuality or agency. You literally cannot tell any of the others apart because of the costume, and all they do is follow orders to fight.
So yeah, morally appalling and stupid? Right on both counts, sadly.
Pretty much this.
Supposedly the ‘Dark Elves’ came from an antimatter universe that existed before the current universe. (13.8 billion years ago), and they needed to ‘return’ the universe into an antimatter state in order to flourish.
Never mind that this would have required them to:
- Reproduce (ie ‘flourish’) for…13.8 billion years
- F%$k up the convergence thing … seven hundred sixty thousand times
Even if they needed for the earth to form to have a Yggdrasil ‘clockwork’ to give them the ‘correct’ convergence (Which would make 0 sense, from a stellar convergence POV), they still would have had to f@$k the convergence thing up nine hundred eight thousand times.
That isn’t even going into the actual impossibility of a creature of anti-matter existing in a matter universe. (Everything would go BOOM by default.)
So, if the dark elves are native to this universe, even if nocturnal (which is not supported by their physiology), why would they want to unmake the universe?
The best explanation I found is one mentioned in a meta post I saw on Tumblr. (I lost the Tumblr post, but I found an original reference.) That during (some unclear conflict) Bors killed the majority of the Dark Elves, including Malaketh’s wife and children, and is driven by revenge.
Even then, we wouldn’t have all the Dark Elves following Malaketh to destruction, but it’s plausable that some might have stayed, tried to stop him, and been killed by his loyal followers, allowing the remaining Elves to show a united front.
But… here’s the kicker: Even assuming all that, attacking Asgard was the stupidest thing they could have done. It proved that they still existed, and that there was a genuine universal threat via the Aether, instead of just a transitory threat to Jane.
Yes, they had a finite time until the convergence. Yes, they don’t know what the Aesir would do with the Aether, with or without Jane attached. But here is what Malaketh would have known, or easily found out by spying in his still-cloaked ship:
- The Aether cannot be destroyed
- Asgard believes them dead
- There’s going to be another convergence in 5000 years
- Their ship is capable of cryogenic stasis
- Thor would be willing to try anything to save Jane
Really, if Malaketh had any sense, he’d have waited until Thor, in his desperation, turned to the sages of Vanaheim, or Alfheim, or
his brotherto remove the Aether. Any way he did it, Thor would have had to smuggle Jane out of Asgard, simply because there’s no way Odin would have allowed the Aether to leave his control. All Malaketh would have to do would be to wait.
If it happens before the convergence: win - the further away from Asgard they are when they snatch
Janethe Aether, the less warning they have to the group voted most likely to stop them.
Even if it doesn’t happen until after the convergence, all they need to do is harvest the Aether, jump back into their ship, and get lost in some oort cloud somewhere and nap for another 5000 years. Then all they need to do is find a not F%@king obvious spot to unleash the Aether during the next convergence.
Job still done.
I am boggling at this. The summaries I read when the movie was first released - in the futile hope that the movie would have something that redeemed the vile footage that had already been released, though really nothing could have redeemed it from the Evil Clip of Doom - were written by people who actually liked it, I guess they were blinded by Chris Hemsworth’s abs (which to be fair are pretty blinding), and they didn’t lay all this out. I knew this movie was stupid; I didn’t know it was this stupid.
I am thinking about all the bad movies I have ever seen and trying to remember one that was stupider. Maybe there is one, but so far I haven’t been able to think of any.
Marvel, you can afford competent screenwriters. There is no excuse for this. Go to AO3 and you will find hundreds of thousands of stories that make more sense than this, some written by 13-year-olds. FFS.
Well, it helped that I already had low expectations due to the ECoD in specific. (Even if Thor actually felt that way, that was a F&^#cking stupid way to get the cooperation of a person on whom your entire plan hinges.)
But then, I’ve actually seen, and paid theater ticket prices for, ‘Blockbuster’ movies that were stupider than this:
It’s also important to remember that the script was started back in July of 2011, before the release the Avengers and the Xanatos Plot Hole.
As ambitious as Marvel has been to have a shared Cinematic universe, the vibe I’ve got from the movies is that the screenwriters get a vague ‘the story so far’ highlight, along with a general gist of of how Marvel (and Disney) expect things to go.
So what you end up with is inconsistent characterization, inconsitent plot arcs. You get writers that, because of the pressures and culture of working for a franchise, will write big, simplistic, and over the top. The problem is, even if they do see the potential problems or unfortunate implications, there will be enormous pressure to minimize it and brush it under the rug, rather than raise costs by doing rewrites. They know they’re expendable.
That same pressure to contain costs gets passed to the producer and director too. For the most part, they’re going to rationalize the work they’ve already done, not only because they don’t want what they’ve done to suck, but as long as the unfortunate implications don’t effectively impact the bottom line, there’s going to be pressure to ignore it. Even if they actually see and understand the problem, most producers and directors working with a large franchise like Disney just plain do not have the pull to request the re-writes, especially after production is started.
Fanficers do better, in great part because they have the freedom to say ‘Yeah, I know the MCU was trying to go there, but frankly, it reads better to go over here.’
(On a side note, I’m actually rather annoyed at Disney and Marvel in specific for just plain not looking for/addressing problematic subtext because they sell themselves as ‘family entertainment’.
Fiction may be a reflection of our culture, but good fiction, resonant fiction can shape our culture. Kid’s attitudes and behavior is shaped in part by the entertainment they consume. That behavior becomes ‘normalized’ as it is adopted more and more. If Disney/Marvel is going to be impressing messages into young minds, I don’t want that message to be ‘It’s ok to hit your sibling if they make you mad.’
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With other guys, maybe you have to worry about running into their exes and it being awkward. With Christian, you have to worry about if he’s still hoarding naked bondage pictures of his exes for blackmail purposes. Try to contain your envy, ladies.
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It is so wrong of me to find this hilarious *hides in shame*
Nope. Right there with you. *Guffaws*
I actually started CRYING. I laughed so hard I ACTUALLY CRIED.