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Yours truly as Hood Link, the Hero of Trill. My first Otakon and first cosplay…and it was EPIC.

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I’m really disturbed by the lack of attention paid to black women who are killed my law enforcement

jeankd:

…. civilians and their partners.
Why are they being ignored?

Kendra James, Rekia Boyd, Tyisha Miller, Shantel Davis, Miriam Carey, Aiyanna Jones, Tarika Wilson, Alesia Thomas, and Kathyrn Johnson.

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Meet Cory Nieves. He’s a dapper, 10-year old CEO of Mr. Cory’s Cookies who started his own booming cookie business in an effort to help his mom buy a car after moving from NYC to New Jersey in 2009.

What the hell!! Such a cutie

I couldn’t even tie my damn shoes at 10 and this kid has his own business

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politicalsexkitten:

John Legend doesn’t take shit.

GO IN SIR

human. citizen. taxpayer. i’m in my lane, homie.

John Legend is telling it like it is!

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They did it, they fucking did it.

holyfducjk

HISTORY

holy shit!

can someone explain this to me

Thirty years ago a legendary ET game came to fruition, so awful that as the tale told, all unsold copies of it were buried in a pit in New Mexico. A documentary film crew has just unearthed the stash, proving the legend true.

I don’t think people fully grasp just how awful it was. This one game, by the sheer merit of its unmatched shittiness, destroyed the video game and console market so thoroughly that the at home video game nearly went the way of the 8-track player.

It was literally so awful that it nearly changed the entire course of technology.

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aw shit get it wednesday

HA! I almost forgot to reblog this today 

Every Wednesday from now on. 

Its wednesday yo

aw shit get it wednesday

HA! I almost forgot to reblog this today 

Every Wednesday from now on. 

Its wednesday yo

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Why Peter Jackson has not ruined Tolkien for Me

With the last Hobbit films being relisted this winter once aging the pitchforks are being reased against Peter Jackson. But don’t get me wrong there are people who fall in the camp of that he could do no wrong and there are people like me who fall in the middle. The thing that I’m get tried of is that from some people is that Peter Jackson is on the same level as say Michael Bay. In my most humble of opinion Peter Jackson has not ruined Tolkien for me I will always love the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Mostly because that since taking a film course I think that I understand a little better why some of the decisions were made. And how that has made me a little less judgmental when it comes down to movie adaptations of books. And trust me there are some adaptations that I wish that never happened at all. I think that I can say with confandice that Peter Jackson is not a super horrible director ya there maybe some things that I don’t agree with but over all calm down people. It is not the end of the world, some one else may get their shot at it. Because there is one thing that people seem to forget when a book is made in to a movie, NOT everything will be the same. And trust me that is a good thing.

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^ This is me after hearing for the umpteenth time that Peter Jackson is horrible director.

I will be looking at the most common complains that the hardcore Tolkien fans with the movies that Peter Jackson has directed. Like really it could have been worst.

image^ This movie was horrible just be glad that the Tolkien adaptations are no were near this. My brain hurts just thinking about this movie. This the one movie that made it to where I never want to read the book.

 

1. This is not an action movie.

One of the biggest things that people complain about is that there is too much action in The Lord of the Rings and all so The Hobbit. Although most of the complains come with The Hobbit because it is a children’s story. But I think that some seem to forget that it is not a little children’s story. And there are some parts that would have been too dumb to put to film. In the book the Tolls where able to easily get the main characters. If that was put in the film there would have been no way that the movie viewers would have believe that they could even think about killing the dragon. First thing first is that the Tolkien movies are movies adapted form some books that have kicked off the modern high fantasy genre. And if you have read the books like have you would have realized that there are some parts that you could not have film some of the stuff form that. When look at the films I know what kind they are just by the name. The world of film is not the same as the world of books. I mean if they were to go by the way that it is done in the books there would have been like huge gaps of were nothing really important happened. You can’t expect the world of the book to be able to conform to the way that thing work in movies. Going by what I know that is in a  fantasy movie there is usually a quest, and battles lots of epic battles. Which mean lots of action scenes. Where the hero fights the bad guys. Because that is what people expect. Go by the books and all that you will get is them walking and camping and talking.  The average movie viewer is not going to like that. I was able to talk my mother in to going to see this movie with me. And before all that we would see together is Romantic Comedies. So every one that has not read the books would have been lost. That is the one thing that you don’t need.  

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^This is one of my favorite parts of the movies. Loved it in the book too.  

 

2. But they left out….

The next thing that people companied about is that they feel that some of  there favorite scenes were left out. Given that the story has to have some cohesion. And there are some things that do not go with the way that they want to tell the story in the movie.  There are some scenes in the book that would not look good in the movie are too long for movie goers to sit through. With a movie the main thing is that the story has to told in a surten amount of time. Any thing that didn’t have to do with the main plot or with what story arc that they wanted to tell. But the biggest advantage that the Tolkien films that Peter Jackson has made is that all of the major basic elements of the narrative get spread out over the three films for both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The Setup, Conflict and Obstacles, and the Resolution don’t have to happen in one movie. All they have to do is make sure that all of the parts of the trilogy go together. Still the books themselves had a lot in it. The most fames part of the Lord of the Rings movie is the part were they pick who will take the ring to Mount Doom. And in the book it is like a whole chapter(20+ pages).  So most of that gets shown through out the film. Trying to show it as is would have taken up to much time that could have gone to something else. And it would have been like an hour or more added to the film. Then there is just parts that can’t be in because they don’t move the story along.  Like with one character called Tom Bombadil nothing really important happens when Frodo end up at his place. And that the character is also really out of place with the way that he dress and acts. Given that with the way that Peter Jackson has the story goes the ring play more of a improntact place as almost a type of antagonist of it’s own. So when in the story in the book that Tom is able to treat the ring as a type of toy the story would have changed. People would have wondered why is it so dangerures. The main conflict of the movie would have been made a moot point. The last thing that is needed is for the story to fall a part before it gets started. Especially, sense that they have put so much screen time. Only for the One Ring to get relegated to a McGuffin. And that kind of thing wouldn’t work in a fantasy film. Any other film genre yes but not for the fantasy genre.

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^ In the beginning of the book this all the main character does for 17 years of book time. It would be really borening to see. In. the. film.

 

3. But so and so is not there.

The there is the way that the characters are or the fact that some of peoples favorites are not in the movie. This is the one that I can most sysmpoies with when reading a book I have already pictured what that I think that the characters look like. And given with a film being a visual medium the way that a character looks is important not only that they have to look different form the other character that you know how they are on site. So the characters are always going to look different then what they are imagined by people who read the books. Another thing is that some of the characters that didn’t make it in to the films. Mostly because there are so many. So it is easier to have some character parts to be given to others or combine characters too. Of coarse some will get left behind. Like with Arwen and Glorfindel, see Arwen was not much of a main character in the books she was in the background. But if the whole love story with Arwen and Aragorn is in the film then she has to have something to do. I mean the only time that she speaks is at the end. In a book you can have a character pop in and out at will. And not have it be to jarring. Can’t do that in the film. So to solve that problem they had her saving Frodo and not Glorfindel. But this was a two fold kind of action, first we got to see the one who Aragorn is going to marry at the end of the film. So she is not a surprise at the end, and at the same time show that the elves are a force to be recon with.

 

 

4. But she/he is not in the book.

This is the one that gets my goat the most. And it has to do mostly with The Hobbit and the fact that some don’t like that they had added someone new. That said character was going to be a love interest. It makes me so mad because there is not enough women in movies. Not only that most of the time when they do show up it is to be the one that gets saved not the one that does the saving. In both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings there are not that many women. And it is not like they just completely made up a character. When they added Tauriel all they did was give an already named character form the book a ‘real’ name and gender, and a bit of a backstory. And with all the hate that she has gotten. It is a wonder why so many women feel like they don’t have a place in the fantasy setting. I have a hard time relating to many of the guys because guess what I’m not a guy. So for me one of the easiest ways for me to get in to a place that I can relate when it come to a movie is if there are any women in it. And it seems like the director’s are seeing that too. By putting the women more in the forefront of the story. Like with Galadriel, in the Hobbit she is not even talked about. And the only way that any would have known what she was doing at the time is by reading the appendices.  Even though she is a major player in the world of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.  And given how this a precal of the Lord of the Rings, they were going to show what Gandalf was doing. Given how she is also a leader of a group of elves too. She needed to be in there.  

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^ Out of all three of the ladies, only one does any fighting in the books. And if you go by the books that both trilogies are basted off of. These. Are. The. Only. Ones. That. Are. Major. Characters.

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^ So why is it so horrible that she is in it. When there is not that many women in the first place. Or in the case with the Hobbit none.

 

So that is just a little bit of how I feel about when. I see people be hating on the Rings film trilogies and the Hobbit ones too. When I think they should be a little less harsh in their judgment. There are a lot of reasons why the director do the things that they do. And once a aging books are not like movies. Can never be.

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^ But this what I think you should do if you have a lot of problems with the way that the movie is. Just read it I mean if you never like movie  adaptations of books just read the book. I know of someone who will never look at a movie biased off of a book because it will never look like the picture that she has in her head.  You will feel so much better.

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Everyone needs a little dancing Groot on their blog.

yep I do.

muchmarvelous:

Everyone needs a little dancing Groot on their blog.

yep I do.

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