As a nerdy brunette with glasses, a dysfunctional family, and a pretty, popular sister, I heavily identified with Daria at the time. I felt I was surrounded by idiots and used my wit and intelligence as a defense mechanism against my peers’ attacks on what I was supposedly lacking (beauty and popularity, naturally). To have someone like her to look up to was comforting at the time, but as an adult re-watching the series, I have to question whether Daria is an intentionally flawed heroine or simply a “nerdy” version of the mean bitchy cheerleader trope….
people who complain about shows being spoiled when they’re a season behind should get kicked in the teeth, social media ain’t gonna be constrained for your precious self either catch up or shut up
what do you think about posting spoiler alerts for media that was produced a long time ago but which has a shocking twist ending?
Twin Peaks for example. Somebody angrily messaged me a while ago for spoiling the ending while theorizing in a text post. On the one hand I don’t think it’s fair to cater to people who are just “behind” in a show, but if a movie or book or tv show was produced at a time when the consumer was not born or was too young for it, what then?
i mean it’s infamously bad taste to spoil The Mousetrap for people right? but we also can’t cater to people and wait for them to catch up to modern shows?
where would you say you draw the line?
Lauren Bacall, photographed by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for the March issue of Harpers Bazaar, 1943.
look it’s Toby at home after Sarah rescued him
"Time Zones" could well be one of those "Mad Men" episodes that drives people to complain that nothing happens, but I actually think that the viewers who regularly lobbed that complaint at this drama are gone by now.
We’re down to the core fans now, those who accept that what “happens” on this show has a particular flavor, mood and style. Those “happenings” can consist of a significant look, a weighted silence or a crushing realization. Things often “happen” when the camera is focused on the back of a character’s head. This is a show that loves ambiguities, digressions and oblique angles. Not many shows could pull that off, but “Mad Men” has the kind of cast that makes watching people think and react a real pleasure most of the time.
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I’m being mostly facetious, but I think that often meaning is ascribed to certain music simply because the artist is male, or because they have cultivated a “deep” image.
Although she’s a pop singer with a sexual image, the majority of Lana’s songs aren’t straightforward “come and get it” style pop lyrics. Rather, they’re about conflicted feelings in regards to her unhealthy relationships and the often psychologically twisted sexual practices she (or, more likely, her persona) feels drawn towards.
remove any gender identifiers and i think you’ll find that you cannot tell Bright Eyes lyrics from Lana Del Rey lyrics
Peggy accidentally smuggling Lupe into America is the best episode. She’s so awful.
She ate my bus accident and all I wanted was to make Lupe into a book.
tim hortons is my life, and without it i would be nothing. it is what fuels me, what makes me want to see the light of tomorrow. wikipedia defines it is “a Canadian multinational fast casual restaurant” but it is so much more. tim hortons is indescribable as it is not solely canada’s most beloved chain coffee and bake shop, but a full experience. even the scent of fresh coffee brewing, hot donuts right out of the oven, and the faint lingering of burned bagels is enough to set my head spinning. you can’t simply just ask a canadian to define tim hortons, because tim hortons defines a canadian
by all means call out john green on his bullshit don’t stand for one bit of it but while you’re at it don’t throw the 13 year old girls who read his books under the bus with him for crying over fictional boys and photoshopping flower crowns onto things and blogging about their social anxiety protect them at all fucking costs
pretty bitter that my Beanie Baby collection did not pay for my college education like it was supposed to