all of buffy → badass buffy
↪ "I’m going to kill them all. That ought to distract them."
It’s been off our screens a while now, but it’s left a standard many shows have failed live up to.
Proud. We All worked hard and it showed.
i hate when guys say shit like “why would you cut your hair? guys dont like girls with short hair” thats like watching someone else make a sandwich for themselves and saying “why are you putting tomatoes in it? i dont like tomatoes”
That little headbutt in the second one gave me diabetes.
“Excuse me, human. I would like a petting, please. Yes, thank you.”
“Um, excuse me, human? Human? Ah yes, I’d like another petting please. Ah, thank you.”
Always reblog Polite Cat.
carlos’s dream cat….
New York City - Snow at Night
We wander through streets
the scattered remnants
of the sky’s memories:
the weight of hope
that bears down
as we walk
with our faces turned
towards the city night’s stars
that lead our way
into the melted light
I have been going through my large collection of city snow photographs for a current client. What I love the most about snow at night is the timeless quality it imparts to the city. It’s the leveler of time in some respects.
And speaking of current projects, I am back in the thick of working on my New York City photography book after spending a few days in Las Vegas this week speaking at WPPI on all three days of the Expo on the Sony stage.
The experience was a whirlwind of activity and I came back on the red-eye flight to New York City earlier this morning feeling incredibly inspired and hopeful for some very, very, very exciting things that are now being planned thanks to some really wonderful encounters with people at WPPI (more on all of that as events unfold).
But most of all I am extremely grateful for the experience. Thank you to Sony for giving me this opportunity! And I also wanted to sincerely thank all of the super cool people who sat through my presentations and who connected with me afterwards or during the duration of the conference.
Looking for more New York City Winter photos with snow? Here you go (click or tap on each photo to view larger):
Interested in viewing these directly in my online portfolio? Here they are along with other New York City winter photos:
Put my design skills to work and created a #doctorwho fan tee for my first #comic con. This should be fun! 😁😁😁
New code word for anything and everything: Tier 15
I feel like I’ve been waiting for this gif set my entire life.
It’s no longer frick frack
Most marine mammals are very flexible because they are made of 99% blorp.
what the fuck is the last 1%
The whole article is gold.
A) I think there’s a lot of politics reserved for a film like 12 Years. It’s a film with black characters that are digestible as the notion of slavery is ludicrously seen as a thing of the past. The producers were white, and despite the story of Solomon Northup being a true one, and the representation from book-to-film an honest portrayal, Northup is still ultimately “saved” by white people, which makes for a good story. Not to discredit the beauty of that story. It is a highly important narrative to tell, one that I am glad has been put on screen. However, inversely the story of Oscar Grant not only portrays racism in a modern context, but there is no savior at the end, least of all a white one. Just the innocent death of a black man who targeted for no other reason than the fact that his skin was a different color. Why Fruitvale was not nominated is very much tied to why 12 Years was.
Shame is also sexually explicit in a way we’re not comfortable with. As much as sex is ubiquitous in today’s society, the portrayal of the destructive nature of addiction within a sexual context is not. We are not comfortable knowing or trying to see the impact of a sex addict suffering with an illness. That is not the sex we want to see. We want to see the naked bodies of women within the context of the male gaze, however we don’t want to see the impact of that on a man. Ultimately, human stories are not deemed to be marketable, when they assuredly are. Shame started a conversation, that conversation was vital. I think it’s a way better film than 12 Years, as is Hunger. Though, all three films are stories that need to be heard, and I applaud Steve McQueen for the work he does. He is a phenomenal thinker, intellect, and yes, director.
I’m going to respond to final part of your question with what Willie Osterweill wrote in this Al Jazeera article because I think he articulates it perfectly:
"But the Oscars have never been about celebrating the year’s best movie (“Crash,”anyone?). The real problem for “Fruitvale Station”is that it’s a film about racism without a happy ending. It’s about a tragedy that cannot be redeemed. Not that it’s even a particularly radical film — it just can’t pretend that time has solved the problems it portrays, as “12 Years a Slave”does, and can’t give the contradictions of history a tidy conclusion, as “The Butler” does with Obama’s election. Instead, it connects into a current struggle, evoking the trauma and horror that racist violence and overpolicing produce in minority communities across the country.
The point is not to berate the Oscars for not nominating “Fruitvale Station,” but rather to see how the Oscars, and the film-critical apparatus surrounding them, dictate what constitutes a “serious” depiction of race. No one really believes the Oscars are a meritocracy, but the awards still end up giving certain movies massive new audiences, deciding which films critics will write about and people will talk about.”
I hope this helps.