Contractually Obligated: Looper: Belated... →
contractuallyobligated: Yes, I know that everyone else has already seen this movie. This was the most disappointed I’ve ever been in a movie’s latter half after a cool though not flawless beginning. I feel like Rian Johnson wrote 40 minutes of movie (up to Willis and JGL meeting in the diner), realized he had nothing to…
Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as...– Brian Eno (via jessiethatcher) I could reblog/post this every day as a constant reminder. (via notational) And I’m sticking it up here for people who define the “good” in Make good art in ways that I definitely didn’t intend… (via neil-gaiman)
Boy, I sure hope someone starts documenting all the times the creator of the “Your Fave is Problematic” tumblr has misspoken or said something in ignorance or something that in retrospect they might regret. That tumblr is vile: all judgment and no grace. If you think you’re so righteous as to have the right to keep files of people’s follies to shame them and their fans,...
In Wertham’s diagnosis, then, children were too underdeveloped to separate the...– Grant Morrison on Seduction of the Innocent and the difference between kids and adults reading fiction, from Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero (via tenniseveryone)
seeka-greatperhaps: do you ever have imaginary/potential conversations with people in your head but then catch yourself accidentally mouthing the words out or making faces that would go along with your reactions in the conversation I’ve never felt more understood
News-Record.com : Bill would extend waiting period... →
johndarnielle: I am glad that on the night my mother took my sister and I to a cheap motel on Foothill Boulevard, with no plans for the future except to help us escape from the the horror that our lives had become, there was no “Healthy Marriage Act” in place. I love my marriage, but my marriage isn’t everybody’s marriage: this bill assumes that all marriages are essentially the same. They are...
I find this question especially dispiriting, as it’s really just a form of...– Glenn Kenny, when asked what film masterpiece he finds overrated
BENDIS!: The significance of plot without conflict →
In the West, plot is commonly thought to revolve around conflict: a confrontation between two or more elements, in which one ultimately dominates the other. The standard three- and five-act plot structures—which permeate Western media—have conflict written into their very foundations. A… This is a pretty awesome post.
aragons: angelicsongx: If you slow down Call...
After being blown away by ‘Building Stories’ earlier this year, I picked up ‘Jimmy Corrigan’ and only just now got around to reading it. My thoughts are as follows: -The weakest part of ‘Jimmy Corrigan’ is Jimmy himself. He’s too obviously a caricature of Chris Ware, and an overly broad one. Ware at the time was a cartoonist who’d braved the...
rocketsam: A Triumph of the Comic-Book Novel →
cornflake: The first is a particular vision of how comics function. For Ware, they are not, contrary to what one might think, a form of visual art or drawing. Cartooning, as he put it in a later essay (in the “Instructions” this argument is part of a large wordless diagram, a flurry of arrows, equations, and… Chris Ware’s kind of a genius and Building Stories is the best book...
A real leader is somebody who can help us overcome the limitations of our own...– David Foster Wallace
Do you think...
that Gary Oldman is ever in a car with someone, and the person turns the radio on and puts it to a country music station, and Gary Oldman shakes his head and turns it off and goes “Nuh uh. No country for Oldman!”?
We had our first debate last night. And when I got onto the stage, I met this...– President Obama in Denver, CO today (via barackobama) #then whyyyy didn’t you say this last night (via lucymcclane)
gailsimone: gambitgirl1974: I finished reading all of Secret Six last night. And now I’m sad. Because there’s not more Secret Six. Also, I want Bane to be my dad. No offense, Pop, but you didn’t even OFFER to snap the spine of those girls who were mean to me in jr. high. Heh. Bane could be my dad, any day. It’s interesting…people think all the wish fulfillment in superhero comics is in...
Great single issue comic stories, #3: Ultimate...
Who woulda thunk an issue that revolves entirely around Aunt May’s appointment with her therapist would be so good? This is the issue I’d give to somebody if I had to quickly sum up Ultimate Spider-Man. (This one, or maybe #13 where Peter tells MJ he’s Spider-Man. An issue that’s even more talky and claustrophobic than this one, which at least has flashbacks to bust you...