This honestly made me tear up. Imagining how great he must have felt that his planned worked and choosing that risk paid off.
I also feel like him and the model have such good chemistry, they’re always so kind and loving to one another.
Holy shit what did he do?? That’s rad as hell!
Since the runway was going to have simulated rain, he wanted to make the outfit become colorful because of it rather than deflect it. He sewed dye into the seams and once the rain hit it the dye ran! Very simple but super effective. He was one of the two winners of that challenge.
Absolutely brilliant. Holy shit.
Fandom is, essentially, the collective refusal of thousands of people accross the world to be passive about the media they are exposed to.
I just wish people from the outside would realize how great it truly is.
Perfect life moments: watching Avengers on HBO while SC sleeps quietly beside me.
Look, it isn’t like we’re surprised to hear this from Joss.
Recently I attended a talk with one of the country’s leaders in digital marketing. He was discussing how audience insights can be gathered quicker now because of websites like twitter and facebook. So when one of our ground-breaking dramas started losing its audience they took to the internet to find out why. They used their social media command center (basically a system that gathers all and any mentions of specific keywords from chosen websites) to see why people were unhappy about the show. Turns out they missed the drama. They liked that the main couple were already engaged and about to get married but the whole thing had become boring for the audience. So what does the network do? Break up the couple of course. They wrote in the guy’s disapproving parents to add spice to the story.
I’m not saying it’s original or that it isn’t lazy writing but there’s a reason that they decided to create that trigger. And while I have no idea what’s happening with Glee outside of fandom and I definitely don’t like what the spoilers are saying at the moment, I’m sure there is some twisted logic in there somewhere.
So now I’m wondering if it’s the same thing with Glee. Is it that Klaine working towards each other raked in better numbers than them actually being together? Or could it be that maybe (awfully) Klaine being together is upsetting the more conservative viewers so they’re pandering to them by having less of the gays? I’m wondering if RIB or whoever still cares about ratings at all given that it’s the last season? Would they care more about servicing their vision or their resumes? Because personally I wouldn’t want a hit show that tanked during it’s final seasons on mine.
Whatever the reason, I’m sure there is one and I’m still curious enough to find out what.
Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.
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I’m getting like max two hours of sleep tonight but who cares I’m off to a long weekend with SC!
Bacolod will be gloriously boring so all we’ll be doing is eat and stay in the hotel. Also a quick piyaya (local delicacy. Basically caramelized sugar in between thick flakey crepe like circles) making lesson which SC is excited about. I’m mostly excited about hotel beds.
I’m not sure which post you’re referring to but I think one post talking about how my opinion on things like a space shuttle launch is completely valid but is never going to have the same weight as a scientist’s opinion nailed the sentiment for me.
It’s not only that, though yes, it’s one of the posts that led me to what I posted.
There’s a lot of talk on here about groups of people who should be treated with more respect and more like human beings, but the moment those who are expected to change their behaviour do take any kind of step towards a positive change, there are posts popping up about how that’s not what should be in any way acknowledged.That is what was my focus.
I will say, though, that I can’t agree with the post that compares an opinion on something like a space shuttle launch and its benefits or drawbacks (which, yes, is far less valuable from someone uneducated in that field) to an opinion on basic human rights. If there is a discussion held on a space shuttle launch, it won’t (and shouldn’t) require the general public’s vote - that’s what people who are educated to make the decision are there for. But if there’s a discussion on legislation change regarding equality, the votes and opinions of all people do count equally, (legally, of course, providing they’re of voting age). The post doesn’t discount an opinion based on it being discriminatory, unfair or based on wrong information. As my post said, how do you want to change someone’s opinion if you exclude them from the discussion? (that’s providing their opinion needs to be changed)
I’m with you regarding people being allowed to change their mind for the better but what that post and others like it talk about isn’t that people aren’t allowed to change their minds or be part of the discussion, it’s that their opinions no matter how well-meaning will not matter more than the opinions of those being marginalized. Precisely because they haven’t experienced what these people have lived through. They can empathize all they want but they will never be able to fully understand the challenges people within the community face.
And I’m all for appreciating people having an open mind and thinking more positively about certain issues but they don’t get special snowflake status just because they finally realize I deserve the same kind of rights that most people take for granted. They don’t get a cookie for it. My boss is not special simply because she tries harder than some of the other bosses to create a more accepting environment. I love and appreciate her for it but she doesn’t get a reward for thinking I should be given the same basic rights as my other office mates.
As for the space shuttle analogy, it’s the same as how tumblr gets upset over men deciding whether women should be allowed the right to choose or not. Legislators who started the ball rolling to get that piece of paper on the table so that constituents can vote yes or no should either be experts or (sticking with the analogy) if they aren’t, they sure as hell should be listening to scientists. Most of the time (not always, not perfectly) NASA will know what a space shuttle needs a lot better than those who don’t have the same background. If people on the ground can trust a bunch of nerds to get a big chunk of metal to stay in outer space, then why can’t they trust that people within a marginalized community to know what they need?
No one is saying that straight/white/[insert position of privilege here] people’s opinion shouldn’t be heard. They’re saying that if someone from the community says differently, then 99% of the time that other person should stop and listen.