Wed, Jun. 19th, 2013, 02:52 pm
spawn_of_kong posting in unfunnybusiness: More Disney unfunny, this time within the staff itself.
( MASSIVE trigger warning for rape & victim-blaming )
All I can say is: Holy. Crap. Granted, I knew Disney has a darker side than their public image would suggest, but to hear about this sort of thing happening within a company with which you've grown up all your life is still pretty damn shocking.
In closing, I advise all of you: avoid the comments on the linked page, but do go to the page to boost the signal on this through the various social media channels.
Mon, Jun. 17th, 2013, 11:24 pm
ayala_atreides: Batshit bizarre anime pirates everywhere....
So, earlier this year, I randomly picked up Volume 1 of the One Piece manga at a bookstore one night. I was bored and I was delaying having to go back to the place where I was living at the time. So I read part of it in the store and then bought it and took it home and kinda forgot about it. And then, on the plane ride back home, I brought it along as my in-flight reading. I read the whole book during the five-hour flight, and was intrigued. And then just a couple weeks ago, I started the anime-- watching the subtitled episodes on Funimation's website. I'm now up to episode 30.
This show is so bizarre. It's unbelievably over-the-top. It's even more absurd than Gurren Lagann, and that's saying something. This 600-episode series has outdone a show with a galaxy-sized mecha, and I'm not even halfway through the first 100 episodes yet.
And I FUCKING LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT. Seriously, I love this goddamn stupid show, it's amazing. I want to hug it and all of its hilarious characters. I'm not even sure that I could pick a favorite from the main crew. They're all so wonderful!
(And yes, yes, I know I should continue reading the manga. I will. But with a show crammed with this much action, seeing it in motion really adds that little extra kick.)
Also: that fucking theme song. That bastard is the catchiest tune ever.
Mon, Jun. 17th, 2013, 07:58 am
ladyofviolets posting in fandom_wank: Further proof that ship wars will never ever end.
All right, this one's a little late according to the WR comment
, but I'm posting it anyway because this shit's too damn funny to let it pass.
Search the Taiora or Sorato tag on tumblr and you might run into the news that Hiroyuki Kakudou, the director for the first two Digimon series, recently answered questions about Sora and Yamato getting together at the end of Digimon Adventure 02 instead of the statistically more popular favorite, Taichi and Sora, on his Twitter account.
A while ago, Jippy posed a couple of questions to Kakudou via Twitter about what went on with the executive decision to make Sora and Yamato the canon pairing. He answered that Sorato had been planned since the beginning of Digimon Adventure, and that Taichi and Sora were never meant to be. Jippy took to tumblr and made some tl;dr posts
discussing his replies, as well as using it to push her explanation of "Sorato is real" and overanalyzing the Taisorato relationship to contribute to individual character development, along with contradictory statements that Digimon was supposed to focus on friendship, not romance.
Lots of butthurt ensued. ( And here is some of it! Warning, tumblr links )
I personally never had a bone to pick in this fight since I hung out in the Jyou/Mimi corner and refused to touch the Taiora vs. Sorato vs. Taito bullcrap (specially since Sora was so hated by all "corners"), but still. Dammit people, it has been like... 10 years, if not MORE?
Sun, Jun. 16th, 2013, 03:39 pm
khym_chanur posting in random_lounge: Michael Jackson's Ghost Testifies His Death Was an Accident
Mon, Jun. 10th, 2013, 04:16 pm
dontgiveahoot posting in dedfromsnake: "If you like JKR, you're even more immature than she is, because I say so, neener neener!"
Stop the presses everyone, Oneandthetruth has finally solved just why Harry Potter sucks so much
because analysing one chapter in Deathly Hallows is apparently the answer to 'why this series, its characters, its creator, and her sycophant fans are so screwed up'. OATT notes 'I fully expect the essay in the last half of this installment to revolutionize Harry Potter criticism' (but it's their SISTER that's a narcissist, doncha know?) ( 'The reason I don't like JKR is 'cuz I'm totes more mature than her!', TL:DR version )
Unfortunately, much like marionros' assertations of narcissism, it looks like DTCL has bought into OATT's self-aggrandising hype and is going to run with 'stages of spiritual development' from now on. Because terri_testing also dives straight on in and continues to ponder the moral dilemma of Hermione obliviating her parents
in light of OATT's essay, and has a go at her fellow DTCLer madderbrad in the process for daring to prefer the interpretation that makes Hermione look least bad when she, terri_testing, prefers the less charitable one.
Sun, Jun. 9th, 2013, 11:24 pm
ayala_atreides: What a Twist!
So, quantumreality just dug up some of my old JF entries about Failbender. And with the recent release of Shyamalan's latest stinkbomb, After Earth, I had a thought.
You know how he initially became famous for the "Shyamalan twist" endings to his movies? Well, the biggest Shyamalan twist of all turned out to be his own career. He started off brilliantly, produced a couple smash hits, was being hailed as the next Spielberg... and it's all been downhill since then. Back in the days of The Sixth Sense and Signs, no one could ever have seen that
(Also, the spellcheck in Chrome recognizes "Spielberg" as a legit word, but not "Shyamalan". Fun fact.)
Thu, Jun. 6th, 2013, 01:06 pm
j_crew_guy posting in fandom_lounge: It can't be worse than Return to Riverdale.
According to Deadline, Warner Bros. has closed a deal for a live-action film based on the "Archie" comic books. Directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), the film will have a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, longtime comics author and a writer on "Glee."Although no details about the plot were revealed, Deadline theorizes that Aguirre-Sacasa's script may have something to do with with his upcoming "Afterlife with Archie" series, which introduces zombies into the Archie universe. Indeed, the writer is no stranger to horror -- in addition to "Carrie" and the upcoming "Afterlife with Archie," Aguirre-Sacasa also penned quite a few "The Stand" miniseries for Marvel Comics.