you can make as serious of a batman movie as you want but at the end of the day he’s still gonna be a guy who specifically designed his vigilante justice outfit to have little pointy ears on his head
HTTYD 2 is finally out there and downloadable! Thank christ, I don’t think I could have handled not being able to see it for much longer.
My friend David had his ID stolen the other day
now we just call him Dav
I’m so mad
Let us be vividly clear about this.
What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.
Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and killed by racist vigilante forces is not an unfortunate coincidence.
The New York Times deliberately played into an archaic American tradition in devaluing both the merit of black life and the tragedy of black death.
They chose the day of his funeral, as his family, friends and activists everywhere have to grapple with a human being lost to pontificate about how he was “no angel”. Michael Brown was many things to many people; a son, a brother, a cousin, a nephew and another black causality of murderous police institutions and today, amidst all the racist violence he, his loved ones and community have had to endure, he was going to finally receive the respect and moment of honor he deserved and NYT decided today, of all days, to tune in their audience onto wholly irrelevant facts about his life - that in turn, transform the very injustice surrounding his death and the following police violence that plagued Ferguson into a national panel about whether or not his death is actually worth mourning and their language suggested that to them, it indeed is not.
This was hardly an accident or mistake. This is the perpetual hostility that is met against black life in America. The consensus is that black people deserve no respect and for black life to be legitimized and honored, we must meet a list of prerequisites. Subsequently, if black people aren’t valued, neither are our deaths understood as tragic or murders seen as criminal action.
This has been the atmosphere of America since its inception and much has not improved.
wonkhaus replied to your post “The (incredibly unimportant) problem is; should I go see Doctor Who in…”
Unless Moffat’s managed to pull his timey-wimey head out of his timey-wimey arse, I wouldn’t pay money to see another episode of doctor who fandom masquerading as canon
This is a reasonable point. Though I find the whole fandom/canon mixture a relatively minor problem (in that I can usually let it go), I should probably find out what direction Moffat is taking in this season in before dedicating money to the cause. Might save the cinema experience for Christmas if it turns out better than the past few seasons have indicated.
The (incredibly unimportant) problem is; should I go see Doctor Who in cinemas tomorrow like an idiot instead of on the TV/laptop like a person who doesn’t want to spend money on things he can get for free?