1. rickytee:

    recoverykitty:

    Morning guys. I hope you remember today that if you slip up you can restart your day at any time. You don’t have to wait til the next day to start over. Just sit down, breathe for a few minutes, and start again. 

    I like this. I really like this.

  2. ercuillium:

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    ercuillium:

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  3. sputnikhearts:

I’m well aware of the economic and manufacturing reasoning behind the lack thereof but what I wouldn’t give for an Isabel Marant petite line/something that looked like it. Nobody under 5’10” looks good in her coats and it’s not like the average French ladies height is that tall?! C’mon take my money but make me look good in it! T_T
(Pictured: the coveted Atea coat. Which looks good on … anyone other than a pro model? Aspirational is fine but I cannot just grow seven more inches …)

reblogging self to say, wait a minute. Heuristic on this = find either the line marketed to Japan, or a similarly spirited Japanese line. P sure APC only sells petites in Japan. XD

    sputnikhearts:

    I’m well aware of the economic and manufacturing reasoning behind the lack thereof but what I wouldn’t give for an Isabel Marant petite line/something that looked like it. Nobody under 5’10” looks good in her coats and it’s not like the average French ladies height is that tall?! C’mon take my money but make me look good in it! T_T

    (Pictured: the coveted Atea coat. Which looks good on … anyone other than a pro model? Aspirational is fine but I cannot just grow seven more inches …)

    reblogging self to say, wait a minute. Heuristic on this = find either the line marketed to Japan, or a similarly spirited Japanese line. P sure APC only sells petites in Japan. XD

  4. I’m well aware of the economic and manufacturing reasoning behind the lack thereof but what I wouldn’t give for an Isabel Marant petite line/something that looked like it. Nobody under 5’10” looks good in her coats and it’s not like the average French ladies height is that tall?! C’mon take my money but make me look good in it! T_T
(Pictured: the coveted Atea coat. Which looks good on … anyone other than a pro model? Aspirational is fine but I cannot just grow seven more inches …)

    I’m well aware of the economic and manufacturing reasoning behind the lack thereof but what I wouldn’t give for an Isabel Marant petite line/something that looked like it. Nobody under 5’10” looks good in her coats and it’s not like the average French ladies height is that tall?! C’mon take my money but make me look good in it! T_T

    (Pictured: the coveted Atea coat. Which looks good on … anyone other than a pro model? Aspirational is fine but I cannot just grow seven more inches …)

  5. Walk like you have three men walking behind you.

    — RIP Oscar de la Renta, a man who truly knew how to make a woman feel beautiful (via thatluciegirl)

  6. aseaofquotes:

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

    aseaofquotes:

    Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

  7. Anonymous said: I am aggressively uninterested in Hannibal as anti-hero, which is why I haven't seen the movies with him in the title. But I haven't self-selected out of viewership because Will is the protagonist, and the show has superlative cinematography, score, etc.

    genufa:

    coloredink:

    genufa:

    And good on you for that! I mean, that’s the “TV critic” position I think — it’s worth watching because it’s a well-made, intelligent, and innovative show, period. So maybe I’ll be a little more pushy about recommending it to people who don’t think they’d like a show about Hannibal Lecter (let alone ppl who want to avoid serial killers in their entertainment entirely). But you have to admit that’s a tough sell. XD

    My glancing point there was that there’s a sense in the fandom that the Will Graham character is controversial — some people love him, some people dislike him, some people would rather have Clarice Starling, et cetera. Whereas I don’t think he is, particularly; there’s no such thing as a universally loved protagonist on TV. It’s just that rather few people signed up to watch this show on the basis that it would be a shoujo manga starring Hugh Dancy as the poor trod-upon heroine for Will - the fact that it’s about Will is either a pleasant surprise or an unpleasant one.

    Besides, at one point this show was a procedural, more or less. XD It didn’t get to where it is by becoming incoherent — it doubled down on both aesthetic and narrative choices, again and again. But by virtue of picking a path, it’s gotten surprisingly far from the original thing.

    My difficulty in selling this show to people has actually been that they think it’s a crime procedural, which it really, really, really is not (or, I mean, it is for about six episodes, and then it goes off the rails).  Also: gore/violence, but I’ve not been recommending it to my friends that I know are sensitive to that sort of thing, because that’s a Sisyphean battle that just cannot be won.  XD

    Hannibal's continual underrated status really bothers me, the more I think about it.  Like, basically it boils down to a few possible factors:

    • People think this show is a procedural (this is NBC’s fault for not promoting it properly, I think)
    • People see that the majority of fans are young women, and young women cannot possibly have good taste (this is patriarchy’s fault, because sexism)

    I’ve also run across this third argument

    • People are too stupid to appreciate Good TV and would rather be watching Two and a Half Men

    Which is flawed for a number of reasons, not to mention being incredibly patronizing.  The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, etc. are examples of critically acclaimed shows that are also very popular; what’s significant here, I think, is that the four shows I just listed are shows that appeal strongly to hetero cisdudes, for hetero cisdude reasons.

    So the moral of this story, I guess, is that 1) you shouldn’t insult a possible target audience and 2) fuck patriarchy.

    IDK, I don’t think point 2 (young women) is a factor yet. I don’t think the show even is visible enough for the fanbase to be — not like Sherlock fans are. What I have run into is

    • Oh gawd Hannibal Lecter didn’t the last two movies suck

    Which at least is a discussion one can have. The horror/gore element is a hard limitation insofar as audience reach goes.

    The other thing is: this show is still being watched by millions of people on broadcast and VOD, and if it were on cable I’m not sure its raw numbers would be considered under-performing. But it’s an odd, idiosyncratic piece of art that in great degree is about the creator’s obsessions, like a Lynch or Cronenberg movie, and a combination of a number of factors that individually will turn off a portion of the audience (horror/gore, talkiness, theatricality, grim mood, slow pacing, lack of conformity to genre models).

    Even most good cable shows are just novelistic narrative storytelling — and the better they are in terms of content and acting, the more “normal” they tend to be in the sense of being like a filmed novel, I suspect. I don’t really want to watch Game of Thrones, myself: I’m sure it’s great, in fact I’ve absorbed a lot of the plot by osmosis, but I’ve read tons of fantasy series like GRR Martin’s over the years, and what’s another to me?

    I think the issue is twofold:

    1) Hannibal is in zero ways constructed for mainstream appeal, for all the reasons that Sabina already listed above.

    2) Which leaves critical appeal. But looking for TV shoes that are critically loved and aren’t mainstream, you find stuff like The Wire, which is about srs social issues*. But Hannibal is, to me, one creator’s intellectual wet dream and doesn’t have a lot to say outside of it. It’s a very well done intellectual wet dream, but it doesn’t have a wide reach, and doesn’t have social cachet. (Which makes it cult classic fodder—and that status has been achieved.)

    P.S. Also I want to point out that people fucking love procedurals—check out Law & Order, CSI, NCIS ratings—so if anything, that should draw in a big crowd. Granted they might leave in a tiff once they realize it isn’t what they thought they signed up for. But in and of itself, “is a procedural” is in no way a detractor.

    * I mean you also find stuff like Joss Whedon works, but I think that’s a cult of personality. And you also find David Lynch, but I am virulently allergic to everything he touches so I can’t explain it.

  8. So my current fave show on air/in production right now is Manhattan. It’s a heavily fictionalized story about Los Alamos National Laboratory and the development of the atomic bomb. If making laws is making sausage, this is making radioactive atomic blow up in your face sausage.

    At some point I will write a longer post about why I love Manhattan (being a writer on salary and a critic for pocket money = no time/energy left for fun writing, not complaining, just explaining) but it’s got a cast where everyone is absolutely brilliant and horrifically flawed, kickass women who don’t take sexism lying down, loads and loads of sex (including not heteronormative sex), SO MUCH SCIENCE.

    My favorite part, though, is the way that everyone slides and slides and slides towards their individual moral event horizons, even though no one is evil. They’re just all flawed and misguided and desperate, and crammed together in their own nuclear reactor.

    Also I love the main title sequence! So yeah. I love this show.

    (Source: youtube.com)

  9. Anonymous said: I am aggressively uninterested in Hannibal as anti-hero, which is why I haven't seen the movies with him in the title. But I haven't self-selected out of viewership because Will is the protagonist, and the show has superlative cinematography, score, etc.

    genufa:

    And good on you for that! I mean, that’s the “TV critic” position I think — it’s worth watching because it’s a well-made, intelligent, and innovative show, period. So maybe I’ll be a little more pushy about recommending it to people who don’t think they’d like a show about Hannibal Lecter (let alone ppl who want to avoid serial killers in their entertainment entirely). But you have to admit that’s a tough sell. XD

    My glancing point there was that there’s a sense in the fandom that the Will Graham character is controversial — some people love him, some people dislike him, some people would rather have Clarice Starling, et cetera. Whereas I don’t think he is, particularly; there’s no such thing as a universally loved protagonist on TV. It’s just that rather few people signed up to watch this show on the basis that it would be a shoujo manga starring Hugh Dancy as the poor trod-upon heroine for Will - the fact that it’s about Will is either a pleasant surprise or an unpleasant one.

    Hahahaha AS YOU KNOW BOB that is the same reason that I watch it - because it’s really well made. My feelings have absolutely no interest in any of what’s actually going on, but my brain does.

    Although gotta say more and more I’m becoming entertaining by the Utena AU in my head, so, you never know …

  10. careydraws:

    I made The Witches’ Daughters for Terrestrial, an anthology of earth-themed fantasy comics edited by Amanda Scurti. You can also read it at its forever home on my portfolio website.

    The anthology debuted at SPX 2014, and now you can buy it here! It’s full of lovely comics and illustrations, and I’m very happy to be included in such good company.