Ramblings Of An Unrepentant Madwoman: suaine: rubyvroom: I just learned that Vin Diesel taught Judi Dench... -
I just learned that Vin Diesel taught Judi Dench how to play Dungeons and Dragons and now she DMs for her grandchildren and I feel better about the world in general.
I'm A National Fucking Treasure: lierdumoa: Sister Machine Gun of Contemplative Meditation: I keep... -
Sister Machine Gun of Contemplative Meditation: I keep meaning to write a proper, unpacked thing about why human AUs…
I keep meaning to write a proper, unpacked thing about why human AUs hurt so much and I keep — flat out not being able to. Like I think about…
Oh. Uhm. I was going to include a link but it seems to have been taken down. It was called Us Two Little Gods by lasting on LJ?
how does anyone not like scott mccall omg
like are you serious
he’s the only one here who gives a shit about u
Okay so like, there’s this episode of Samantha Who? where the main character (Sam) is dating this guy (Owen) who, like, is a super environmentalist volunteer I spent last summer saving dying children in a third world country good looking exercises every day gives to charity, self supporting intelligent funny mom’s love him OMG NO STOP I CAN’T DATE YOU ANYMORE I KNOW IT’S NOT ON PURPOSE I JUST FEEL LIKE I’M FAILING AS A HUMAN BEING EVERY TIME WE HAVE A CONVERSATION and he’s like, “:((( :((( *sigh* Yeah, my last girlfriend broke up with me for the same reason. Actually every girlfriend I’ve ever had? I’m. Yeah.”
And so every time people are like, BUT SCOTT IS SO GOOD, WHY YOU NO LIKE I’m like. Do you remember who you’re talking to? This is a fandom that spends every Friday celebrating Derek’s failures with booze, penis drawings and dead parent jokes.
Posey on the other hand, now there’s a guy I would be happy to smoke up with once a week and twice on holidays. We could bond over Blink 182 and fart jokes. OUR BROMANCE WOULD BE THE STUFF OF EPIC … SOMETHING, SOMETHING. I’M NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT. IT WOULD JUST BE EPIC OKAY.
But I digress.
See, Scott McCall is kind of like Captain America, or maybe Clark Kent. And I think some Scott fans keep expecting Teen Wolf to be Smallville (before it jumped the shark, I mean). Like, they want Scott to do his hero thing and save the day. They want good to triumph over evil. And they think everybody wants that. Like, omg duh! Of course everybody wants good to triumph over evil. Isn’t that why people watch tv?
But Teen Wolf is actually more like the mutant lovechild of Queer As Folk US and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. And so you get fans like me, who just want to see what happens to characters (in strategically ripped clothing) when they’re pushed to the very limits of their sanity. We want to hold our favorite characters over the edge of the volcano, Sun Tzu style. We want to know what makes our favorite characters tick, and it’s no big deal if we get some brain matter stuck under our fingernails for our trouble. Some people, oh, what’s that quote again? Some people just want to watch the world burn.
And that’s why we watch tv.
There are two kinds of people.
IM LITERALLY ABOUT TO SCREAM I WATCHED SUPERNATURAL FOR THE FIRST TIME AND DEANS VOICE DOES NOT MATCH UP WITH HIS BODY I SWEAR HIS VOICE IS SO DEEP OHMYGO D
DID YOU WATCH THE LAST EPISODE OR ?? BECAUSE HIS VOICE IS PRETTY HIGH IN S1
Okay so editors note. I made a vid years ago. I started with bootlegs and then eventually replaced it with actual DVD footage once the DVD’s came out.
So here is the thing. Some of my bootlegs were from European PAL format DVD’s and some from US DVD’s or live broadcasts and some from Canadian live broadcasts. PAL is 25 frames per second. USA film is 23.976 frames per second if I recall correctly. So on my US DVD’s and on the live broadcast Dean’s voice actually sounds quite deep but slightly higher and less resonant on the PAL. I’m guessing they just sped up the video without pitch correction when they converted to PAL format for European distribution. But then I think they actually started pitch correcting in later seasons?
I mean his voice did get a little deeper, but I think the drop wasn’t as dramatic as ppl think because audio processing shenanigans.
- sterek art where stiles is taller than derek (◡‿◡✿)
- sterek art where stiles is the big spoon (◡‿◡✿)
- sterek art where stiles is comforting derek (◡‿◡✿)
- sterek art where stiles is dead (◡‿◡✿)
Sister Machine Gun of Contemplative Meditation: I keep meaning to write a proper, unpacked thing about why human AUs... -
I keep meaning to write a proper, unpacked thing about why human AUs hurt so much and I keep — flat out not being able to. Like I think about it, I compose bits and pieces in my head and then just can’t even start writing it.
Turning your pain inside out to carefully put it in display is…
I agree on often disliking human AUs because I watch sci-fi/fantasy for the exploration of otherness, and what it means to be other, which I relate to both as a sexual minority and as a racial minority. Human AUs often take away much of that.
On the other hand I’m all the more impressed with the rare human AU that manages to preserve the metaphor even in a more realistic setting.
For example my favorite Merlin AU is one in which Arthur is a warlord and Merlin is essentially a con man and they use well placed gossip and sleight of hand to convince ALL OF BRITAIN that Arthur is the chosen one come to unite them as foretold by this ancient prophesy Merlin wrote up the other night.
ladyw1nter: How a new plot development on Teen Wolf erases consent. -
We’re all familiar with the “fuck or die” trope. Now it’s happening on Teen Wolf. This is disconcerting.
The characters who are virgins are being told that they have to lose their virginity or risk death.
This choice invalidates consent.
Okay so like. We’ve been talking about things coming in threes. So I don’t even get why everyone is on about characters being pressured into dub con sex to avoid being murdered seeing as how the three virgins necessary for the sacrifice are ALREADY DEAD.
Like, guys. Seriously. Teen Wolf is not a procedural cop drama. I don’t know why everybody is worried about more virgins dying as if we’ve got some run of the mill serial killer on the loose. We should be worrying about WHATEVER THE FUCK GOD OR MONSTER THAT RITUAL JUST SUMMONED.