ErrantPedant

swanjolras:

like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this

there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means seeing the world as an awful place

that idealism is— easy, i guess. butterflies and sunshine and love are easy things to have in your head.

but i’ve known since i was fifteen that idealism— faith in humanity— optimism— is the most difficult thing in the entire world.

i constantly struggle to have faith in humanity, because it’s really, really easy to lose it. it’s easy to look at the news and go “what were you expecting? of course humans behave this way.” it’s easy to see the world and go “ugh, there’s no hope there.” and the years when i believed that were easy. miserable— but easy.

it is hard work to see the good in people. it is hard work to hope. it is hard work to keep faith and love and joy and appreciation for beauty in my daily life.

and when moviemakers and tv producers and writers go “omg!!! all characters are selfish and act poorly and don’t love each other, nothing ever happens that is happy or good, that’s so much more realistic, that’s so much more adult”

no, it’s not

it’s childish.

it’s the most childish thing i can imagine.

benito-cereno:

franzferdinand2:

toki-yo-tomare:

barbeauxbot:

unsuccessfulmetalbenders:

was this movie even real

this movie is called Kung Fu Hustle and you owe it to yourself to watch it

Parents, you owe it to your kids to talk to them about Stephen Chow.

Sorry about how sad your life must be if you are not familiar with the oeuvre of Stephen Chow

The best movie.

kierongillen:

hadrianx:

adsertoris:

Sigourney Weaver and the Alien Queen on the set of Aliens (1986)

BFFs!

Eternal OTP.

kierongillen:

hadrianx:

adsertoris:

Sigourney Weaver and the Alien Queen on the set of Aliens (1986)

BFFs!

Eternal OTP.

ryannorth:

FACEBOOK: Hi, I’m Facebook.
ME: Nice to meet you, I’m Ryan.
FACEBOOK: What’s your last name? Where do you live? When were you born? What’s your phone number? Is that work or mobile? Can I have your work number too?
ME: Facebook, I just met you.
FACEBOOK: This is what friendship is to me.

My idea of rich is that you can buy every book you ever want without looking at the price and you’re never around assholes. That’s the two things to really fight for in life.
John Waters  (via detailsdetales)
Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’.
Terry Pratchett (via beornwulf)

kateordie:

m2manga:

The Sailor Scout, Fantasy RPG set!

Well, this is perfect.

vgjunk:

Commercial for the DS version of Chrono Trigger.

vgjunk:

Commercial for the DS version of Chrono Trigger.

ryuuenx:

degraalaart:

In case anyone wanted the set!

Also I thought it’d be fun to make a group picture that looks like an ad.

All available as prints here.

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This is brilliant. Thanks for posting them all together!

aquariantides:

adulthood is just an endless stream of phone calls you don’t want to make but have to