Daily Matter

  1. [300714.1330]

    Letters To Seventeen Magazine’s “Most Embarrassing Moments” Section, If More Teenagers Had Vagina Dentata

    mallelis:

    For any teen, developing your first set of vaginal teeth is stressful enough, but when it involves your crush or flossing, it can be extra traumatic! Here, readers reveal their most cringe-worthy dentata stigmata moments!

    “I was spending a Saturday night with my steady when we knew his parents were going to be out of town, and, well…things got pretty hot and heavy. In the middle of our “study sesh,” I started hearing weird noises — and not good weird noises, either. My boyfriend was making the strangest choking sounds.Then I looked down, and there was blood everywhere! At first I thought it was my period — how embarrassing! But it was coming from him.”

    // from mallelis

  2. [300714.1303]

    hornetaur:

    She had curves in all the wrong places - some of them cast a 3-dimensional shadows, still others hummed a low, discordant note as they flitted about like flies. She was nothing like other girls - she was an abomination from the 6th plane of torment

    (via methodistcoloringbook)

    // from hornetaur

  3. [290714.1442]

    me: i'm gonna live my life to the fullest!

    me: watches 17 episodes of a tv series in a row

    // from kylesiimmons

  4. [290714.1410]

    "Dear Man, my husband often scolds me for taking time to partake in literature, particularly in the delights of Miss Jane Austen and Miss Charlotte Bronte, as he believes it impedes my running the household. How shall I convince him I would do no such thing?--Lost in the Library"

    from Anonymous

    ask-a-man:

    Dear Lost,

    I believe that Miss Charlotte Bronte—or, as she was better known in her day, Mr. Currer Bell—has already provided the answer to that question. When a lady is prevented from doing something that she wishes to do, she can either be shy and back down, or take the bolder path and pretend to be a man.

    Imagine yourself a man who does not wish to listen to the nagging of his wife, who chooses not to glance through the bills stacking up on his desk. You are a specimen of consciously-created ignorance. You don’t countenance distractions; you put up your feet, smoke a pipe, and read the paper. However infelicitous this scheme may be to the other residents of the household, it certainly preserves your own happiness. You are a Man; nothing else matters.

    The next time your husband berates you, be sure to open your book and begin reading. If he interrupts you, put him off with a gentle, “Wait, dear, I’m not yet finished with the chapter!”

    There is no surer way to restore your sense of domestic tranquility than to ignore the person making the fuss. Admittedly, this does little for the disturbed partner—but as a man, what do you care for that?

    Sincerely yours,
    Stephen Shaughnessy
    Expert Male
    (A Redundancy, to be sure)

  5. [290714.1404]

    iamjapanese:

    Stanisław Baj(Polish, b.1953)

    here, herehere and here

    // from iamjapanese

  6. [290714.1402]

    randomstupidchaos:

    the-wolfbats:

    laurenge:

    help I can’t nbreath

    Arguably better than the final product.

    This is literally the only thing I’ve seen about Fifty Shades and I’m to the point of considering it canon. 

    (Source: patrickkingart, via spindleshanking)

  7. [290714.1339]

    prismatoid:

Life is full of difficult decisions. 

    prismatoid:

    Life is full of difficult decisions. 

    (via chidiyaa)

    (see in high-res)

    // from prismatoid

  8. [290714.1336]

    "At the panel at Comic Con, George R.R Martin said "The show is the show and the books are the books," regarding fans who read the books that were upset of add or missing events/characters."

    from Anonymous

    jaybushman:

    nonnonmodernist:

    kenyatta:

    Last night I was trying to think of all of the reasons why we get upset when a movie/show/remake/etc feels unfaithful to its source material.

    You all had some great responses so I put them here in a single list, mostly for my own safekeeping but also because the reblog tree branched off in different directions:

    fandomisreality:

    I think it’s also that people picture certain scenes and are really enthusiastic about certain scenes, characters, relationships, etc—enthusiastic about the way they were first portrayed in the book. And naturally, they want to see them portrayed that way on screen.

    sparkerpants:

    Ownership. It’s not like it was when it was “yours”, as you pictured it in your head. 

    And I think some fans see alteration of source material as a kind of disrespect for the author, and/or the characters, as well as the understanding of what the original messages were if those get heavily altered in an adaptation. 

    Some people will just be mad about everything forever because it is a hobby. 

    ilanawexler:

    Another reason: the change is problematic, involving female or POC erasure or something in that vein.

    theaudacityofswope:

    ownership, which may or may not be tangential to truthfulness. “my interpretation [from source material] is the valid one—the screen version didn’t do it right.”

    biggest source of nerd rage i see. “they cast WHO as [beloved character]?!” 

    fororchestra:

    Anchoring off “matching the scene”… maybe it’s more about how images created by descriptions are subjective from person-to-person.

    So the shade of someone’s green shirt, size of someone’s nose, or length of someone’s hair contrasts from what each unique audience member imagined for themselves while reading the book.

    So maybe it’s not about how “the movie wasn’t like the book”. Maybe it’s more about how ”the movie wasn’t like our book”.

    banal-adventures:

    agameofclothes:

    yes… but I can still be upset.

    I mean, sometimes things that aren’t like the book are also things that are ALWAYS upsetting … like the rape scenes inserted into GoT (or the lack of accuracy to ORIGINAL original source material in adaptations like the Percy Jackson movie)

    And please add to this my two smalll suggestions:

    • Authenticity/Truthfulness (“That isn’t the way it happened in the book”)
    • Incongruence of experience with other fans (“We’re not talking about the same thing.”)

    I feel like there has to be a way to frame incongruence with your own previous experience as separate from this pejorative accusation of ‘ownership.’ Like, I am a fanfic writer and reader and I can party with ALL KINDS of interpretations about characters, setting, genre, you name it. But I can still feel a sense of incongruity when I watch a GoT scene I was looking forward to and think, “That’s not what I was expecting.” That doesn’t meant I thought I ‘owned’ the correct interpretation of the scene—it just means I was thrown off in the moment.

    Additionally, it’s often difficult to see/understand why changes were made—and I mean bigger changes than the color of someone’s shirt—since as viewers we are not in the writers’ room for these decisions. Something from a book might resonate with me in a way that it didn’t for the writers, or that resonant something might be impossible to carry over for a hundred thousand reasons (feasibility, budget, slightly altered throughline, whatever). And I might think, I can’t understand why this line got altered, it literally doesn’t mean the same thing anymore, though of course the writers could probably tell me exactly why. Again, it’s not a sense of ownership, it’s a sense of suddenly being outside of a process that I thought I had some insight into by virtue of having read the source material.

    Adaptations always involve choices. Choosing certain aspects that appeal to you as a creator of necessity means that there are other aspects that you will not choose that will appeal to others.  Not to even mention things that you don’t even see in the text that other people find foundational.

    I’ll give you a personal example - when I first saw Peter Jackson’s “Fellowship of the Ring” movie I was LIVID at the decision to crosscut between the hobbits and Gandalf’s investigations.  Why? Because the central thing I love about Lord of the Rings is that it’s a story about stories, about leaving your insulated home, venturing out into the wider world and as you go, learning the history of the places you see and the people you meet. Its an unfolding journey into the history and wonder of Middle-Earth.

    This dynamic is totally and completed destroyed by having Gandalf gallop into Minis Tirith in the beginning of Fellowship. The reveal of the White City is one of the great moments of LotR - for three books we’ve ben hearing about how this place is the hope of humanity, the lost birthright of Aragorn, etc.  We’ve heard so much about it that when we finally see it in all its majesty, it’s a hugely powerful moment.

    Jackson and his co-writers decided that moment was worth sacrificing. Or they didn’t even see it as a moment.

    I fumed and groused about this for a long time, but at some point I just had to accept that this was their interpretation, and all of my complaining wasn’t going to get them to change it.  I could either choose to go along with it and take their version for what it was, or i could reject it.  In this case, I chose to go along with it.  I don’t always.  (See recent Star Trek movies). 

    But as an adapter, this is a good thing.  It’s what allows me to watch other people do Shakespeare and love it, and yet still want to do my own versions.  There are a few things that I don’t know if I would even want to approach, because the versions I’ve seen are so indelible that I wouldn’t know what to do with them that would be different (Glengarry Glen Ross springs to mind - I don’t think I could ever do that play without it being completely influenced by the movie version.)

    But this is how I am able to utterly adore something so flawed as David Lynch’s Dune movie, while still having a clear idea of how I would adapt it.

  9. [240714.1513]

    YOLO: you only live online

    // from fassbenders

  10. [200714.0751]

    darklordavy:

    aiffe:

    tarrloks-butt:

    warsfeils:

    gavinserection:

    Remember when

    • Smuts were known as lemons
    • Yaoi Warnings ( Don’t Like, Don’t Read! )
    • Character x Character instead of Character/Character
    • Every Time We Touch videos, and the forgotten  Listen To Your Heart videos
    • Numa Numa
    • Naruto Phase
    • Bring Me To Life amv’s
    • citrus and lime warnings
    • when fanfiction.net still allowed porn
    • when fanfiction.net still allowed original writing before the great fictionpress split
    • deadjournal
    • when livejournal was invite-only
    • cardcaptors a mystic adventure
    • aim roleplay
    • when everyone had their own little fansites on geocities, angelfire, and tripod
    • character-bashing fic and anti-shrines
    • fanfic MSTing
    • save our sailors
    • the word “bishies”
    • AOL message boards
    • tinny background MIDIs on every page
    • "this page coded with notepad" and netscape buttons
    • "this page best viewed at 800x600"
    • "under construction" pages
    • yahoo mailing lists
    • fansubs only available on the subber’s IRC channel
    • fansubs only available if you send $30 for a VHS tape
    • no official release whatsoever for Japanese media
    • fanworks, especially fic, of Western media, especially print media, considered illegal and met with C&Ds
    • the gap between Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix
    • The Sentinel/Highlander/X-Files crossovers
    • "this is part of the [fandom/ship/etc] webring"
    • printing fics out because it feels more permanent

    (Source: retropastel, via thelastdogfighter)

    // from retropastel