Sitting in coffee shop editing. Analyzing asshole lawyer and reluctant clients, and now cancer patient talking to church-goers about the miracle of getting a new job and being invited to another branch of the church near her new job, and the platitudes which side-step the meat of what she’s saying, treating it a lot more lightly than it should but just wanting to get the words “welcome to come worship with us” in as many times as possible, and watching the guy running his business from the corner comfy chair, and another guy fielding job-offer phone calls and reading, and realize I’m staring out the window with my hands pressed together in front of my lips, and…
Yeah, I totally see why you’d start the Diogenes and sit with your back to the room, Mycroft. People DO NOT realize how much they give away and show in public. And it is intrusive. “Turn your back, your face is putting me off.”
It’s not a fandom. It’s recognizing a familiar mindset that makes me feel like less of a bitch. It’s like wrapping up in a big fluffy security duvet. With extra shock blanket.
11. What grown-up thing do you wish you would never have to do again?
Plan a funeral. The amount of stupid shit you have to make decisions about while also grieving is absolutely ridiculous. Worrying about flowers and casket color while I was also grieving the death of my mother was an absolutely surreal experience and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
Y’know, my siblings and I planned Dad’s funeral while Mom was transferring from the hospital to the nursing home, and I had to tell my family that my husband had tried to kill me and we were divorcing so no he wouldn’t be at the funeral, and figure out an international move. This was excellent timing, because you’re so deep into the crap that you can’t fall over if you try, because the crap is holding you up.
I learned absolutely that screw it, fuck it all, you do your best, and the people who matter will get it. Nobody has ever actually said “Nice funeral, shame about the coffin,” or “nice coffin,” for that matter. I have a friend whose mother was such a control freak that she not only planned her own funeral, but she Commanded that her daughter was not allowed to cry at the funeral. So she didn’t. But…really? They’re dead. You did your best, you’re doing your best, but if they’re anywhere where you should still value their opinion, they do not give a fuck if the coffin is purple-and-green plaid with yellow polka dots. Somebody you loved is gone and it hurts. This matters. The rest: no.
For those who haven’t been through it: it’ll suck, but you’ll be surrounded by the people who actually matter, and you’ll know they do because they came to the funeral. All that shit that doesn’t matter suddenly reallydoesn’t matter. Really. Don’t be hard on yourselves.
The 3D on this thing is unreal.
I LIKE HIM HE LOOKS SO READY HE IS UP FOR ANYTHING JUST LOOK AT HIS LITTAL FACE HE IS SO EXCITED!!!!
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this is the most amazing marketing/media campaign for a movie I’ve ever seen. Someone make sure the marketing team is given a pay raise.
Or, y’know, maybe fire them. I have no idea what this is all about. No, dear gentle anonnies, you don’t gotta get all up in my box like you helpful little buggers do and tell me what this is about. I can already tell that it isn’t my thing. Just another splendid little example of social systems. People think advertising is great, when it’s preaching to the choir. It ain’t gonna suck me in, because nothing about it visually interests me in the slightest, and the copy doesn’t make a lick of sense, either. So as far as marketing goes, it isn’t the best. I’m not curious. All it does is make those who are already converted drool harder. I’m not sure how that’s successful.
Just putting htis out there: if anyone has and is willing to sell pretty much any of the art books from Sherlock fanartists (reaper, inchells, archia, I’m sure there are others), or is willing to go to a con and get me any of those (ESPECIALLY reaper’s), I will pay you/pay you…
and in that moment, the entire movie theater burst into tears
i think this was the moment that made most of us despise umbridge more than voldemort
most of us?! don’t you mean ALL of us?? I don’t think even Voldemort liked this bitch!
No one likes Umbridge.
I heard, one time, a dementor kissed her and IT died
Voldemort committed genocide, but Umbridge dared to be female while she abused her power.
The point isn’t that Umbridge was worse than Voldemort; it’s that everyone hates her more. And I think it has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything with being the sort of cruel most of us have actually experienced.
I mean, look at Voldemort. He’s basically Wizard Hitler, which is, obviously, an incredibly terrible thing to be. But most people—especially the younger people in Harry Potter’s target audience—have not had their parents murdered by a xenophobic cult leader. Nor have they fought for their lives against giant snakes, been kidnapped for dark rituals, or watched numerous friends die in front of them. Voldemort’s crimes are numerous, but they’re distant and fantastical, like hearing about a serial killer on the news.
But they have had that one teacher who inflicts extra punishments just because they don’t like you. They’ve complained to parents and authorities only to be ignored. They’ve sat through pointless classes and been silenced when they criticize. Umbridge is that teacher we all hated because she made our lives miserable and we were powerless to stop her. And as we grow out of school, there are still people in positions of power who act like her. The manager who denies your schedule requests and penalizes you for invented infractions. That customer who complains to corporate because their scam didn’t work, and the corporate decision to listen to their story. Cops performing illegal searches because they know you don’t have any proof.
Yes, torturing and killing numerous people is worse than terrorizing a handful of schoolchildren, but Voldemort is the bad guy in a fairy tale. Umbridge is personal.
*drops the mic*
Voldemort is the villain we never hope to face.
Umbridge is the villain we face every day.
thank you all-four-cheekbones some people on this website need to realise not everything is a matter of sexism or gender discrimination omg
Yep, cheekbones is good, and so is relhavant person, but… I was mostly thinking, “Well, we had Ken, her ex; now Emma is mugging her face off opposite Imelda, and they must have been SO silly together on the set, remember them singing ‘Just the Way You Look Tonight’ while Hugh played piano, ah, Stephen Fry never appears in a Harry Potter movie - is that because he got the audio book instead, I wonder, well Hugh’s never gonna be in an HP movie, and nobody else from ‘Peter’s Friends’ really has a chance, so I guess it’s just Emma and Imelda, then, Emma, you silly thing, we all know you’re gorgeous, stop being a ditz, oh yes, right, it’s a movie, right, got it.”
Just me, then?