Flash Becomes Words

"Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk."
Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)

(Source: quotesofquotes, via mostlysignssomeportents)

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"There are dangers for an artist in any academic environment. Academia rewards people who know their own minds and have developed an ironclad confidence in speaking them. That kind of assurance is death for an artist."

Christian Wiman (via millionsmillions)

Perfect. And depressing.

(via rafaelfajardo)

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transformativeworks:

If you enjoy academic takes on fandom, here are some interesting conversations & presentations to share: http://bit.ly/QrHyzr

transformativeworks:

If you enjoy academic takes on fandom, here are some interesting conversations & presentations to share: http://bit.ly/QrHyzr

— 6 days ago with 123 notes

smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

(via wincenworks)

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slayerofevil:

Ratatouille is the most underrated Pixar movie. And it’s entirely because of this line. This monologue. Delivered by Peter O’Toole. 
I’ve never heard anything more profound in a children’s movie. Hell, even most adult movies.
If you haven’t seen it, go watch this movie.

slayerofevil:

Ratatouille is the most underrated Pixar movie. And it’s entirely because of this line. This monologue. Delivered by Peter O’Toole.

I’ve never heard anything more profound in a children’s movie. Hell, even most adult movies.

If you haven’t seen it, go watch this movie.

(via posttraumaticdisneydisorder)

— 1 week ago with 1145 notes

maddibearrr:

I constantly think about you throughout my day.

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myladycatelyn:

The houses of Game of Thrones reimagined as modern brands (x)

i think i choked on tears at ‘Frey celebrations’

(via alliegreenleaf)

— 2 weeks ago with 41054 notes
oneterabyteofkilobyteage:

original url http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Ridge/9965/

last modified 1998-12-28 05:17:18

Deep in the archives for that one…

oneterabyteofkilobyteage:

original url http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Ridge/9965/

last modified 1998-12-28 05:17:18

Deep in the archives for that one…

— 3 weeks ago with 11 notes

lacienegasmiled:

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

Amazing.

(Source: harrattanparhar, via lacienegasmiled)

— 3 weeks ago with 49931 notes
chowleen:

And last but not least, here’s J. K. Rowling’s own story map for the entire Harry Potter series—on a single piece of paper.
Thus ends the maps-graphs-charts spamming!

chowleen:

And last but not least, here’s J. K. Rowling’s own story map for the entire Harry Potter series—on a single piece of paper.

Thus ends the maps-graphs-charts spamming!

— 4 weeks ago with 17 notes