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"A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up."

Stephen Scobie, on the Naropa Institute’s 1994 tribute to Allen Ginsberg (via fuckyeahbeatniks)

Oh my god this is the realist shit

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The creativity cupboard is bare

laporcupina:

Movies actually being made:

Angry Birds

Plot details for Angry Birds, directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, remain shrouded in secrecy. But it appears Sudeikis will take the lead as the temperamental Red, with Gad as the nifty Chuck and McBride as the explosive Bomb. Rudolph voices female bird Matilda, with Hader due to sit on the porcine side of the fence in an unspecified role and Dinklage as the legendary Mighty Eagle.

Tetris

"It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie," he told The Wall Street Journal. “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”

Another reason why Kasanoff is not too concerned about the reception Tetris will get is because he feels the idea of star power has changed in Hollywood. “Brands are the new stars of Hollywood,” he says. “We have a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing.”

… and Disney doesn’t think people will buy a Black Widow or Captain Marvel movie?
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rafe-alecardi said: What do you think of Kickstarter? Kickstarter is basically a massive pre-order system. I've probably funded 25 games projects on there so far. Not all of them made it, but some of them have already come out, some will be out soon, and others will take another several years. In many cases you know even less about the people behind the game simply because they're independent. However, entire communities organize around these projects and nothing I've funded has let me down yet. (I'm excited!)

discovergames:

(cont.) That being said, despite their surface similarities I would argue that Kickstarter is incredibly different from pre-ordering games for several reasons. While both pre-orders and KS gauge interest, one is more “cash in the pocket” (the game is coming out regardless of pre-orders) while the other actually uses the funds to help create the game. Crowdfunding also means you are accountable to a horde of people, whereas I’ve seen little evidence of AAA companies being “accountable” to pre-orders.

I was about to answer your first ask, when this second one basically did the answering for me. There are some similarities between KS and pre-ordering that shouldn’t be ignored, but there are some pretty fundamental differences, too. The largest of which, I think, is the idea that the pre-ordered game is going to come out regardless (most of the time), and all you are doing is securing your copy, whereas with KS, you are helping to fund the game; helping to make it happen (with the notable exception of big-time producers like Double Fine, of course).

Not only are the results different, but the motivation is as well. When people pre-order, they do so to get bonuses, or to get it as soon as possible or…I don’t really know, because I don’t understand pre-orders. But, speaking for myself, KS is different. I’ve contributed to a handful of KS campaigns, and not once did I do so in order to get bonuses or to get the game as soon as possible. I did it because I believed in the project and wanted to help the people who were making it. In the KS context, I’m not acting as a consumer, but more like a benefactor. It’s more charity than it is a rational, market-based purchasing choice.

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mcumeta:

The more I write in Captain America-world, the more fascinated I become with the layers upon layers the writers have managed to build into the two films. They interweave little plot strands that don’t seem linked when you see them separately, but together, suddenly all makes sense.

A good example is the parallel of Steve rescuing the men who will become the Howling Commandos from the HYDRA base with the final assault on the Triskelion. It was only while rewatching (yes, again), that I realised that in both cases, he pretty much is in the same situation: good people trapped in a place that will basically be their tomb, surrounded by enemies.

He basically goes into both places, and says “give them hell”. He knows they could be killed on the way out, but the only other choice is leaving them to die, whether in the factory or in the massacre from the helicarriers, if he failed.

Yes, it’s a different circumstance, but it’s exactly the same choice. He could have left the loyal SHIELD operatives ignorant, but lets not imagine than HYDRA would hesitate to use them as meat shields. Hell, they were going to murder them all anyway.

Steve is very much a man who believe people deserve to know who they’re fighting. The whole film is about truth and masks coming off and villains being revealed. Of course he would want to give people the freedom to choose whether they wanted to fight. He’s seen Bucky, after all. He’s seen what becomes of people who have that choice taken from them.

He will not allow people he has fought alongside to die without knowing the truth, and that they are the good people, willing to fight. He opens the cage HYDRA has kept them locked in and unleashes them. He even tries to do the same for Bucky.

Give them hell.

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megashinyampharos said: Just letting you know there are a ton of benefits to pre-ordering games. You get extra add on content, posters, early betas or content for other games, and plenty more goodies. Never tell people not to pre-order games because then they're missing out

discovergames:

Well, first of all, I’d question the value of some of that stuff. “Extra add on content” is most often content that should already be in the game, and probably would be in the game, if pre-orders weren’t a thing (or it might be held back as DLC; ca-ching!). Posters and “content for other games” is mostly just marketing the companies get you to do for them. I see no reason to pay companies extra just to give us what they should already be giving us, and certainly no reason to pay them for the privilege of doing their work for them.

If you like that kind of stuff, fine. Go nuts. But pre-ordering is still a net negative for consumers. It still hurts us, and continues to shift the balance of power away from where it belongs - the consumers. And since I am a conscientious consumer (one who doesn’t have a bunch of extra income to flush away), that means it hurts me. So I’ll damn well speak up about it if I want to, thanks.

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afloweroutofstone:

I, for one, can’t wait for the destruction of traditional family values

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thatbadadvice:

Annie’s Mailbox, 25 September 2014:

Dear Friends and Family: When I phone, it’s because I want to speak with you. If you would like to speak with me, please do the same. Do not attempt to carry on a conversation by texting. We can get the same results in a two-minute phone call as in a texting…
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Using the plural pronoun for a singular meaning is actually very common in English: the originally-plural you got extended to mean a formal, singular you and ultimately completely annihilated thou, and even we can be used as singular if you’re pretending to be the Queen or Helen Mirren.

But then, in the late 18th century, grammarians started recommending that people use he as a gender nonspecific pronoun because they was ostensibly plural, as part of the grand tradition of awkwardly shoehorning English grammar into Latin which has caused many of your present grammatical insecurities, and which I’m totally sure had nothing whatsoever to do with the patriarchy.

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A Linguist on the Story of Gendered Pronouns (via nutmegbirch)

you can try and pry singular they out of my cold dead hands.

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sktagg23:

Dr. Seuss was not even in the general area of fucking around.

Like Garth Marenghi, Dr. Seuss believed that subtext was for cowards.

Nope, he was not: Also, horribly racist

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tragedyseries:

Friends, readers and colleagues,
It is with surpassing pride and gladness that I can, at long last, show you the cover to the upcoming complete collection of this series and announce the first opportunity to pre-order an copy for your very own. The book will include every tragedy, a 22 page story written and drawn by me just for the collection along with additional illustrations and other exclusive content that will not be available online.If you have enjoyed the series thus far and would like to support it in a tangible way, it would be a great catalyst in the longterm potential success, proliferation and acceptance of this book in this wide, wild world of ours, if you would consider pre-ordering it from one of the following retailers:AmazonBarnes and NobleItunes/Ibooks
Please tell your friends, professors, pumpkins, pets and sworn enemies about it. I thank you for all the support, kindness and for the shared sense of comedy emerging from tragedy that we apparently share. Good day to you all.Most sincerely,BD

tragedyseries:

Friends, readers and colleagues,

It is with surpassing pride and gladness that I can, at long last, show you the cover to the upcoming complete collection of this series and announce the first opportunity to pre-order an copy for your very own. The book will include every tragedy, a 22 page story written and drawn by me just for the collection along with additional illustrations and other exclusive content that will not be available online.

If you have enjoyed the series thus far and would like to support it in a tangible way, it would be a great catalyst in the longterm potential success, proliferation and acceptance of this book in this wide, wild world of ours, if you would consider pre-ordering it from one of the following retailers:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Itunes/Ibooks

Please tell your friends, professors, pumpkins, pets and sworn enemies about it. I thank you for all the support, kindness and for the shared sense of comedy emerging from tragedy that we apparently share. Good day to you all.

Most sincerely,

BD

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cmog:

Folded silhouette, blue pitcher, Margie Jervis, Falls Church, Virginia, 1982. Published in New Glass Review 4 (via Folded silhouette, blue pitcher | Corning Museum of Glass)

cmog:

Folded silhouette, blue pitcher, Margie Jervis, Falls Church, Virginia, 1982. Published in New Glass Review 4 (via Folded silhouette, blue pitcher | Corning Museum of Glass)

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adrilc:

Something inspired by Shadow of the colossus

adrilc:

Something inspired by Shadow of the colossus

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