Hello! Ashley. Christian. Teacher. 25. Texas. The sort of posts you'll generally find here are:
Les Miserables (movie/musical/brick)
Welcome to Night Vale
Star Trek (Original Series and Reboot)
Marvel (mostly Loki and Thor)
Actors involved in any of the above
Disney movies (and other loves of my childhood)
Random things that I find intriguing/amusing/feels-inducing
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I am too tired to say more right now but I finally saw Frozen for the first time last night and omg it was beautiful and hilarious and heart wrenching and wonderful and so different from what I expected and gave me so many feelings about sisters and character isolation and Disney romance and female characters
and I am SO glad that I utterly refused to listen to even a second of Let It Go before seeing the movie because even though I’ve seen all the main lyrical parts all over Tumblr I knew nothing whatsoever about the melody or the context so experiencing it in the theater was just MAGNIFICENT
But you cannot tell me that Katniss Everdeen wasn’t one of the top heroes of 2013. Or Elsa and Anna from Frozen. 2013 was a great year for girls in film because it proved twice over that people will go see female heroes—Catching Fire made over $860 million and Frozen just crossed the billion-dollar mark. All three are GOOD characters from GOOD movies, and Jennifer Lawrence is a HUGE star. Why not single her out?
Because girls can’t be heroes. That’s the message. MTV would rather nominate John Cale, Channing Tatum’s character from White House Down. Don’t remember him? Don’t worry, I didn’t either and I actually sat through that garbage. The judgment is that a totally forgettable character in a terrible movie that completely sh*t the bed is of more note than Katniss F*cking Everdeen. Sure, Tatum is very likeable and popular. But so is Jennifer Lawrence. If it’s a star power thing, they’re equals.
- Lianey Gossip
After a year of great female heroes in enormously successful films like Catching Fire and Frozen… the MTV movie awards didn’t deign to nominate a single female in its “Best Hero” category. Sending what message exactly?pugetprincess)
If you sent me a message recently and I haven’t responded, you should know that I absolutely saw it, but I have been crazy busy with work and then my awesome little brother being in town, so I’ll get to responding as soon as I can!
I will be working on getting a TON of grading done all day/night tomorrow, so I’m sure I’ll be taking a break long enough to respond then. : )