FINGERS ARE SO IMPORTANT I CANT EVEN IMAGINE MY LIFE WITOUT MY FINGERS I AM GETTING VERY EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW
So what with the upcoming relaunch of WCMI (10/6. Get excited), I’ve been giving some thought to starting to write about those characters again. Not in the same context as I did before…I have a total relay of the whole thing, sort of similar to what Valadilenne continues to do with her impeccable story “Sunny Disposish”.
I’ve been out of the fan fiction world for so long that I have no idea where any community exists anymore. Where should I post installments in whatever project I may start? Any advice is most appreciated!!!
"By stripping, you’ve taken the easy way out!"
In that case, I challenge you to enter a room full of men and separate them from your rent. Tonight. Within eight hours. Remember—strippers don’t get paychecks, and every dime you make must be personally hustled.
I challenge you to make this money while being only one among dozens of other attractive women hustling for the exact same dollars.
I challenge you to have the same charming conversation eighty times over the course of eight hours with increasingly drunk and nasty customers.
I challenge you to make yourself seem like eighty different men’s exact fantasy eighty different times in eight hours at $10 a pop.
I challenge you to work in a field where your very body is the product you sell, and yet still keep a loving self-image (among other things, I was recently told that my breasts are not “real breasts” because they are “small and ugly”).
I challenge you to listen to such misogynistic venom throughout the night that you find yourself clutching your steering wheel on the four a.m. drive home sputtering ” fuck you, fuck you” to the silent darkness of the night.
I challenge you to understand that, even though you’re socking away money so your family can have a better future—when the world finds out what you do, you are to them only a “bad mother,” a “bad wife.”
I challenge you to be a “dumb slut” in the eyes of the world when your heart is beating with brilliance and art.
"Taking the easy way out," huh?
I challenge you to be a stripper."
rainy weather and thunder doesn’t make me gloomy at all it’s more like, fuck yeah this is my kingdom of darkness and i’m the queen
shut up and drive was still a very weird soundtrack decision for that scene in wreck-it ralph
Decided to design a ‘Ready Player One’ movie poster.
I think it turned out OK.
Also, if you check out the bottom, you’ll see my dream lineup of actors and filmmakers. If only we could be so lucky with the real film.
This is fantastic!!
The Oncoming Storm: Losing Norway, Culture, and EPCOT’s Vision
On October 5th 2014, EPCOT’s Maelstrom will close and Disney will begin to revamp the Norwegian pavilion to include the characters, music, and narrative from Frozen, last year’s hit animated film.
I’ll put this simply, because it’s too soon to think of anything else to say: I’m angry. And I’m sad.
World Showcase’s original intent was supposed to be so much more than another repository for Disney’s brands and intellectual property. World Showcase and all of EPCOT was created out of Disney’s once unerring ability to be a company that showcased things, and showcased things that mattered. World Showcase was a permanent (if slightly stale) World’s Fair that existed to be an exhibition of the diversity of man, uniting and captivating visitors with the beauty and drama of the human difference. World Showcase was bravely dedicated to cultures that have defined what our world civilization had done throughout time. Does this description sounds grandiose and overzealous? Good. It should. For a very long time, EPCOT Center inspired these thoughts and these feelings with the content that it had on display. Norway and Maelstrom fit this theme like a glove.
While madcap and quirky and often downright puzzling, Maelstrom at least showed off the sinew of Norwegian myths and legends and culture. Brave vikings, mystical trolls, the barren wilderness of the arctic… The idea of Norway was encapsulated in a short ride. It was a romp. It was a short experience in the “genre” of Norwegian culture.
And now? It’ll be replaced by singing princesses that are “inspired” by the Scandinavian culture. This is a problem. Disney can not showcase culture vis-a-vis something made in their own image. Disney’s Frozen is more a reflection of Disney Animation than it is a reflection of culture. Aesthetic and narrative cues might come from Norway, but they were used to create a place called Arendale… a place that is fictional. A place based in pop culture fantasy. To show off Norway as it really is, Disney needed to extrapolate upon the underlying archetypes that existed within our collective unconscious about the place. Maelstrom already did that. Frozen will not. Frozen is a narrow narrative that uses Norwegian aesthetics and adapts one Norwegian story into a fairly enjoyable film.
Frankly, I like Frozen. I saw it in theaters, twice. But this enjoyment of it doesn’t broker any acceptable vision of EPCOT that includes shoehorning a modern film into a space that was meant to speak to the greater aspects of culture and mythology that define an entire country.
EPCOT, which has undergone a tumultuous trajectory over the past decade or so, is now faced with yet another thematic rift. Norway and Maelstrom now join The Seas with Nemo and Friends and Journey into your Imagination and Innoventions and other attractions that do not support a coherent and cogent vision of what EPCOT once was and should be. Some gems in the park will still exist, of course, but this is a large step in misaligning EPCOT’s focus and making the park less unique. Things like the alleyways of Morocco and Impressions of France and Living with the Land can only do so much on their own to support what EPCOT was and is supposed to be.
EPCOT faces an oncoming storm in removing Maelstrom. I hope it can weather it. I am an optimistic person, but a loss as large as this hurts. And it even hurts to admit that. With the removal of Maelstrom and the inclusion of Norway, there is no stopping what Disney can decide to do with other original and cultural attractions. Disney is now crossing a line into synergizing what was meant to be above and beyond what could be found in a magic kingdom park, or any other Disney park.
It’s a wicked storm, indeed. It’s a maelstrom.
Fitness Tip: When working out, don’t measure your success by how much weight you lose. Measure your success by whether or not you would survive being a member of the Fellowship.