What I watched this week:
- Possession (2/5): Sarah Michelle Gellar’s husband and his evil brother are in a car accident. The brother wakes up from the coma and he thinks hes the husband. But is he? Only a shitty movie’s length of time will tell. Only watchable because Lee Pace is cute.
- Princess Jellyfish (3/5): a pretty decent silly anime. It’s about a group of “unstylish” girls and how they meet a “stylish” boy who helps them save their home from developers. It starts out really good, but then it gets repetitive. And it doesn’t go anywhere?
- Heaven on Earth (4/5): It’s about a woman who comes to Canada but the family she marries into treats her terribly. It is hard to know what is fantasy vs reality, and there is a cool snake-charming scene. I need to see more Deepa Mehta films.
- Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (3/5): It’s not what I thought it would be. Based on the trailers I thought it would be kooky and dark, but it’s more of a love story with moments of darkness and kookiness. Forgettable.
- The Internet’s Own Boy (4/5): Pretty great doc you can watch here. It’s about Aaron Swartz and is both uplifting and a bummer. Uplifting because the fight is real and we as a mass can do something, a bummer because the system of open information is so messed. The way I see things now is that, as a person with access to information (ie academic journals and encyclopedias) it is your duty to download as much as possible and post online for free. Break copyright because authors sell their rights to the journal - they’ve already made their money. Libraries pay OUT THE ASS for access to journals - this contributes to high tuition and fewer people able to afford post-secondary. Ramble.
people will always call out people for saying “fuck skinny bitches” but when the diet commercial comes on, when the fat jokes are being made, when conversations about how fat people are detriments to society are underway, when a size 6 expects her size 26 friend to go with her to the mall even though there ain’t shit for her fat ass there, when girls are saying “i can’t cut my hair short because my face would look fat” & “when i learned that drinking alcohol could make you gain weight i felt like my life was over!!!”, and when family/friends/TOTAL STRANGERS are saying “we’re just worried about your health” y’all STAY quiet
because body-shaming someone who “doesn’t deserve it” would be the worst thing you could do, right?