It’s getting hard to be someone, but it all works out - John Lennon

Pithy snapshots of my brain through captures of tv/film, music, quotes, and other inspirations as I find them.

ABOUT ME: Part-time vidder. Full-time grad student. Lifetime fangirl.

I use my LJ for more lengthy fandom things, reactions, score/picspam metas and the like. My Pinboard keeps all my recs of fic, vids, and meta as I find them. I recently founded THG Music Archive after Hunger Games totally usurped my brain and then said "No, I'm a book, silly. You have to wait to vid all the things you want to vid for at least THREE YEARS." Books are cruel, yo.

 

fygirlcrush:

The incredibly talented and super smart Evan Rachel Wood called out the MPAA on their misogynistic, sexist crap after seeing the new cut of her movie and she ain’t wrong. 

Six-term Senator Dick Lugar loses primary battle against Tea Party backed Richard Mourdock

poorrichardsnews:

And so ends the career of one of the least conservative Republicans in the Senate. NBC is calling the race for Mourdock.

from MSNBC:

NBC News has declared Richard Mourdock as the projected winner in the Indiana Senate primary. Mourdock defeated Republican foreign policy elder statesman Sen. Richard Lugar.

Lugar, 80, lost to state treasurer Mourdock, who was backed by conservatives ranging from the National Rifle Association to local Tea Party activists to the Washington-based fiscal conservative group the Club for Growth.

I AM DEVASTATED. DICK LUGAR. HE WAS LIKE…THE ONLY REPUB SENATOR I COULD STAND. And this is Illinois! To say I am scared of the extremism in the GOP voting establishment right now, would be a huge understatement. Add in NC’s marriage amendment passage, and dammit. They may be crazy but they’re backed by big money that can’t be underestimated.

Everyone better have their voting papers squared away for November. LIKE NOW. Not just you. Make sure your parents, sisters, brothers, friends, teachers, far relatives, everyone you come in contact with knows what is at stake, has voter reg papers, and will be at the polls in November. We cannot let these bastards win.

No. REALLY. I’m DEAD serious. This election could not be more crucial. It’s a fight over the future of this country. Obama et al have ruffled a hornet’s nest with some of the issues they’ve been trying to work on the last couple years to look out for middle class citizens and move this country forward. And those hornets are pissed. It’s not the time to belly up cause you think Obama has it in the bag. It’s not the time to skip the polls because Obama hasn’t done everything you wanted him to do. It’s not the time to become a one-issue voter and be swayed by propaganda. There’s a larger picture at stake here.

If you haven’t cared about politics before, NOW IS THE TIME TO CARE. Get yourselves informed now and make the hell sure everyone around you is too. I will not live in a country that is stupid enough to knock Obama and other reasonable policy-conscious Dems out of office for that sorry lying ass of a Republican and his misanthropic Tea Party merry PAC-wielding henchmen, just because some rich white males are scared shitless over losing an ounce of their power and privilege to help this country move forward. Get out there and make your voice heard, or they’ll take it from you. I am not joking.

feministhistorian:

h-0-r-s-e-s:

abondbetweengirlandhorse:

The beauty of horses.

Blooooooody hell!

I want to do that when I grow up.

…I’m sorry. WHAT? You use THIS gif to caption “the beauty of horses”? Were you using that ironically? Because all I see is a fuckin outrageous trap of a jump that this poor horse is killing all his limbs to make and fuckin himself up for life, for no reason other than a spectacle for people to WOOOO and AHHH about. And you think that’s showing the BEAUTY of horses? NO, that’s showing the destruction of beauty of horses. BY US. BY MAN and our fuckin selfish ways that think pushing an animal to these lengths is just all fun and games. Horses are beautiful creatures as they are, before we get a hold of them and co-op them for our own purposes. Sure, there’s a beauty and respect to be shown for those few who work naturally with horses to train them in ways that are not deleterous. But, this? This is just medieval. Please learn the difference.

feministhistorian:

h-0-r-s-e-s:

abondbetweengirlandhorse:

The beauty of horses.

Blooooooody hell!

I want to do that when I grow up.

…I’m sorry. WHAT? You use THIS gif to caption “the beauty of horses”? Were you using that ironically? Because all I see is a fuckin outrageous trap of a jump that this poor horse is killing all his limbs to make and fuckin himself up for life, for no reason other than a spectacle for people to WOOOO and AHHH about. And you think that’s showing the BEAUTY of horses? NO, that’s showing the destruction of beauty of horses. BY US. BY MAN and our fuckin selfish ways that think pushing an animal to these lengths is just all fun and games. Horses are beautiful creatures as they are, before we get a hold of them and co-op them for our own purposes. Sure, there’s a beauty and respect to be shown for those few who work naturally with horses to train them in ways that are not deleterous. But, this? This is just medieval. Please learn the difference.

(Source: ceffyl)

THE NEWS BUNDLE: Director Gary Ross Now Uncertain For 'The Hunger Games' Sequel 'Catching Fire' As Money Becomes Issue in Negotiations

filmthrasher:

While Gary Ross has publicly revealed that he was working on Catching Fire, it appears that not all is as it seems. After a gigantic opening weekend, followed by a triumphant second week, The Hunger Games is a worldwide phenomenon that people have swooned over, and many are already looking forward to the sequel. Whiel we’ve seen that a certain other sequel could delay production, it turns out that Lionsgate also has a hard task of negotiating with Ross, including the fact that there’s some trouble in the process already.

Okay all this reporting coming out today about Ross halting negotiations for Catching Fire because he’s asking for more money are ABSURDLY SKEWED. Fans need to calm down and gain some perspective on this for a second and stop ranting at the guy that just gave them a hugely successful and near flawless movie. Who do you THINK pockets all that money made in the box office?

Guys, Ross had a contractual salary of $3 million for the first movie to write and direct. It’s already made $366 million in its first two weekends (Lionsgate only shelled out $80 million for it), and came in #3 for all time biggest opening weekend ever. OF COURSE, he’s going to negotiate for more the second time around after this one has been such a huge success. He did a magnificent and BRILLIANT job. He devoted at least like two years to the thing. By all accounts, including the final product he has to show for it, he worked like a WORKHORSE over it to get it just right. He DESERVES to take home more of the earnings. It’s Lionsgate who’s suddenly being the stingy bitch if they don’t feel like paying a top director’s salary to the guy that literally saw them to the top of the box office records. 

Stop being mad at Ross, he made the most GORGEOUS film he could have, and you know what, he didn’t have to. This is not about him being greedy. This is about him being an artist working in a medium that costs a lot of time and money and every once in a blue moon can pay a lot if successful. Why should he not ask for more after delivering for them so well? Why should Lionsgate not have the loyalty to say, “hey you gave us this fantastic movie that critics and fans alike loved, that also ran as a hugely successful blockbuster (a combination that is absolutely unheard of!) and put us on the map to compete with big movie houses for the first time ever, of course we’ll give you what you deserve for the second film!”?

Screaming that an artist is greedy for standing up for their creative work and worth is incredibly silly, especially a guy like Ross, who’s done like two films in the past fifteen years. He’s not exactly churning them out. He obviously picks the scripts he picks that he cares about. But that doesn’t mean he should roll over like a dog and take whatever Lionsgate is offering him after his latest movie just hit record box office openings.

Someone is pocketing all of this revenue money. As a fan, I’d rather it go to the creative minds that gave me a 144 minute movie of gold and made it a success. There are countless numbers of far lesser movies being churned out every year by lazy directors making far more. If you want to be mad at someone, be mad at them. That’s worthless money being wasted.

Most likely, this is all press being stupid. But it’s not unheard of, if Lionsgate wants to pocket just as much money next time around and wants to hire a smaller director  they can pay them less and doesn’t give a shit about the job they do on it. (I wonder where Nina Jacobson is on this, did her company buy rights to all the books at once or just the first one? I do hope she doesn’t let herself get priced out.)

But this is what happens with first installments that do well. They don’t gamble with something they don’t know how it will do in the box office. Jennifer Lawrence, for example, reportedly was paid $500,000 for the role. Expect her to re-negotiate for the next movie as well. Would you really snub her for trying to do so? Bet you she’ll be asking for more than $3 million and as much as I love Jlaw, her salary shouldn’t be more than the director.  (I’m hoping for the actors sakes they all have good contracts and can re-negotiate easily. Just because you’re in the big leagues now, Lionsgate, shouldn’t mean you start stooping to their tactics. Though, I fear that may be exactly what we’re in for.)