Brandon has been out and about at his new school all day and I’m about to pass out because I am tired and have an 8am class tomorrow but this marks the first time in ten months of dating that we haven’t spoken on the phone at least once. I’m really glad that he’s having a fantastic time but I’m a little bit sad right now honestly.
Cornell gives us a 50GB limit on our internet usage. After that, they charge us. 50GB is a lot but it’s funny how quickly it’s used up when you’re Skyping with family or, in my case, blogging all the time about college adventures. Cornell is the only Ivy that’s still charging students for internet usage. With a $50k+ tuition bill there’s no need to be charging students for using the internet.
You don’t have to make an account or anything (it’s change.org) and it takes thirty seconds.
If you can sign and reblog this or something I’d be very grateful :3
I get a free month of Hulu Plus if I sign up with my .edu account. This is the best day ever :)
Everyone is complaining about a bunch of artists who win MTV Awards and I’d like to address certain points to remind everyone about how much they might just be overreacting.
- Yes, many people are influenced heavily by MTV and their Very Mediocre Award show. Even today, I heard some guy behind me say, “Oh yeah man, I’m so glad that Tyler the Creator won that award because I never knew his music was so great!” Obviously, he had never heard of him before the other night.
- While that is true - not every single person in this world relies on MTV to tell them what to listen to. So while an award such as this does increase a certain artists popularity, it doesn’t influence every single human being.
- Many people talk about how MTV is celebrating misogyny, sexism, homophobia, hate speech, etc. These are people who know about marketing and in today’s society, marketing is all about one thing and one thing alone: shock value.
- Shock value! It’s what Lady Gaga excels at! It’s what Tyler the Creator excels at! It’s what every manager and artist realizes they need to push their artist ahead in this society and get their sales to record numbers! Support from the smaller groups of people who actually have sense and sensibility does not matter as long as the mass market still wants your product! And what better way to do it than stir up controversy. Ever seen a car crash or multiple cops on a street? You always turn your head to look and you always want to know more. It works exactly the same way everybody.
I know it sucks! It sucks a lot that this kind of shit rules the music industry, but guess what - it’s something you’re going to have to deal with for a very long time. So instead of complaining about MTV “celebrating” an artist who has lyrics you dislike or think are stupid or has done some not so positive things in his lifetime - remember that you can just probably ignore it in most cases (although sometimes it’s harder than others, trust me I’d know)! You can do this by simply choosing to listen to something else, or not paying attention to tabloids or news sites that provide a “look” into the personal lives of celebrities.
Someone in the YouTube comments for the “controversial” addition of a “NOOOOOOOO!” to Return of the Jedi said that George Lucas was just doing it for himself and that it’s a smart decision and that he’s an artist and he’s just fixing his work and making it better, and that’s what artists do.
And however much I agree that he can do whatever he wants - that is not what an artist does. An artist accepts their original creation for what it’s worth. If they don’t, they remake it. An artist does not grab their original piece of art - however flawed it may be - and say, “Well, I think I’m going to retweak a certain little bit every few years until I like it just enough. But I’m also going to rerelease it in a different format every single time I decide to tweak it.” That’s like having a painter walk into a museum that holds his art with a palette and paintbrush and editing his artwork however and whenever he pleases.
In summary: George Lucas is a giant dick.
My friend actually likes Anything Else. That’s literally the worst Woody Allen movie ever. I don’t understand how anyone could like it unless they’ve never ever ever ever seen any other Woody Allen movie before and they like really terrible and unlikable characters. I would recommend anyone who is interested in Woody Allen to watch anything else but Anything Else.
Well uh I don’t really go to film school, I’m just getting a minor. I’m unfortunately a poor, poor man who can’t pay for that and I’m just happy taking a bunch of film classes as a minor until I get to grad school.
one of the many things i love about jeremy cutler is that he actually bothers to keep everyone who uses his extension (assuming they follow the missing-e blog) updated about what’s going on with updates, what will be happening to their dashboard, and about having interesting new features, AND HE HAS FUN WITH IT AND POSTS THINGS THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY CATCH YOUR EYE AND LEAVE YOU AMUSED
the front page of the staff tumblr page is literally 60% topherchris posting links to random bloggers, 2 mildly informative posts, a post asking for donations for a cause, and someone telling people about tumblr meetups. the second page is 40% topherchris blogger links, a picture of the staff doing nothing, some partially infrequently updated useful information, and david karp telling us how to make a tumblr pillow by putting a goddamn pillow into a tumblr bag
So the email told us to pick one actor from the five they mentioned that are in Drive and explain why they’re our favorite. And I just wrote this really long and rambly thing:
In case other Miami/Hollywood people want to jump into the contest, here’s a link for it. Only ten people win, so if you win and I don’t, I will probably strangle you for the tickets. Fair warning.
I’ve only seen one Spike Lee movie ever. After hearing he is remaking Oldboy, I want to watch his movies even less than I already did.
I just remembered a story about my History of Film class the other day. I got really angry because my teacher doesn’t seem to acknowledge the fact that I actually know things.
At one point I answered a question after someone else said the wrong answer and she’s like, “Well yeah that’s obvious.”
And then she did it again except this time it was specifically, “Does anyone know why I stop talking about Hollywood in the Twenties at 1927?” or something along those lines. This one girl in my class answered by saying, “Color film started being used.” And I almost burst into laughter (because I’m an asshole), but I resisted the urge and I just said aloud, “The introduction of sound!”
I knew I was right because it’s pretty obvious why she would choose to move away from silents at that point, but her reply to my answer was, “Oh, you probably read that off the syllabus since it’s on the screen behind me.”
ACTUALLY, NO I DIDN’T READ IT OFF THE SCREEN. BUT THANKS FOR DEMEANING MY KNOWLEDGE ABOUT FILM MORE THAN ONCE ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.
I really love this Hitchcock class so much because it’s basically all about me watching movies, writing notes on my own personal interpretations of multiple things that contribute to Hitchcockian themes and characteristics, and then reading the Hitchcock/Truffaut interviews and writing two big papers.
I mean, I just wrote about over 500 words about sexuality and Hitchcock’s ideal woman, as well as interesting techniques in The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, and I’m having the time of my life!
Entertainment Weekly has a spin-off of the Emmy’s where they give awards to people they think got snubbed in categories. They’re apparently called EWwy’s. I am still laughing from how fucking terrible that sounds.
It seems as though Rikki and I are going to be fighting to the death to win the Drive prize pack. This is going to be a bloodbath.
I just - come on there are millions of women who do not want to get married at all. Who’s to say you shouldn’t be giving birth to a child if you’re not married and that doing it that way is the “right” order? I’m probably blowing this out of proportion but it just bothers me how many people agree with that post and how many people have been like “OH AND WITH THE SAME GUY TOO NOT BEING A SLUT LOL!!!”
I’m not sure honestly. I’ve thought up three big scenes for a killer, one of which would be a semi-chase scene that I’ve mostly written, but I don’t really have much of a horror script built up just yet.
I have so many things to read for class tomorrow and Weds and I also have to watch a movie - which I don’t mind doing at all because I love Hitchcock so that’s cool - but when it comes to the intense reading I have to do for my literature class, I want to jump out a window ;__;
i like how the budget for paranormal activity was $15,000 and then paranormal activity 2 was $2,750,000
i assume the third one will be just as much
now please just give me 5k and i will make a better horror movie than both of those combined
Very Mediocre Awards
I get that power loss is a little annoying and all that, but it’s really not the worst thing that could happen even though people seem to be making it out to be a whole “MILLIONS WITHOUT POWER! OH NO!!!” type of deal. Honestly, come live in Florida and lose all your power for like 3-7 days every few years. Millions of people without power really doesn’t sound as shocking when you go through this regularly.
attackofthekillerderk replied to your post: should i go with: if by talented artist you mean…
Get the feeling that Gaga was less irksome before she was piggy-backing on the LGBT community. Just as hollow, but less irksome.
She was. She really was. I just really don’t like how the gays actually play into it and how she continues using them for her personal benefit. Look at me: I’m a homosexual! I used to listen to her music! I didn’t regard her as a goddess! I feel like bringing up how Madonna became a gay idol without taking complete advantage of the gay population but I’m sure it’s a tired argument at this point even though it’s completely valid. And I still think Born This Way does more harm than good. Thanks for ruining the words, “No being gay doesn’t happen, chances are people were born like this.” Any asshole can laugh at us now and say, “HAHA I GUESS YOU COULD SAY YOU WERE BORN THIS WAY.” And then my fist will connect with their face.
should i go with:
- if by talented artist you mean well-marketed diva who uses the gays, i agree!
someone just called lady gaga a great artist on my status and told me to stop hating
the gates of hell have been opened
Why try and shit on long-distance relationships (specifically ones with a genesis at tumblr)?
It’s already so difficult to begin with, and it’s emotionally draining for both parties in an extreme way, so why go out of your way to be a complete dick about it? I just don’t understand. Especially when they’re two great people who deserve to be happy, who just so happened to find the person they’re with through tumblr (which happens to connect people with common interests pretty damn well). I’m sure you could say I’m biased because of my experience with it, but it’s not bias, it’s basic decency. Even if you don’t know from experience just how difficult it is to make something like that work for an extended period of time, human decency comes in to play. You can imagine it’s a struggle, regardless of a lack of any experience with it. Don’t be a cock, come on.
TL;DR: Don’t be a dick to people in long-distance relationships for no reason, because it’s a tough thing to deal with, dick.
my friend and i have basically decided to start an unofficial film club in which we walk into the buildings of my school with large movie screens and projectors and play movies on a weekly basis
we’re doing one movie per week, with a double feature on the last week of each month and with each screening we play a trailer for the upcoming movie
i’m so excited for this
Not sure why, but I continually misspell his name, which is weird. Anyways, he’s a really friendly, knowledgeable and clever person. And thanks to him, I am not very happily listening to the new cast recording of Anything Goes. He’s very funny and I thoroughly enjoy his quality blog. Someday, I would like to hope I can send him The Lady Vanishes in return perhaps. But, yeah, he’s great! :D
hugbook is just the best and most wonderful site ever
I have seriously just experienced the worst movie of my lifetime. I didn’t think it was physically possible to hate a movie and a person this much, but it really is. And I’m so glad I’m taking part in making sure that this “”“film”“” never sees the light of day. I can’t believe it was submitted to a festival.