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How do they rise up?

There was discussion a while back about Idris Elba Vimes. So here we have His Grace, The Duke of Ankh, Commander Sir Samuel Vimes, vaguely modelled on the magnificent Idris Elba.

chess-ka:

How do they rise up?

There was discussion a while back about Idris Elba Vimes. So here we have His Grace, The Duke of Ankh, Commander Sir Samuel Vimes, vaguely modelled on the magnificent Idris Elba.

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Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)

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Idea for a two-volume book series:

Book one:
a life-affirming story about pretentious teens with superiority complexes who have experiences and give nauseatingly quotable musings on philosophy and what it means to be alive, which often involves their enjoyment of books and tea and their condescending view of the popular kids as sheep
Book two:
the same exact story, except this time it's being narrated by the teacher who has to deal with these asshole kids on a daily basis but is legally barred from saying "are you fucking kidding me" when they say some pretentious bullshit about how they prefer the smell of old books to the taste of alcohol. The teacher is re-telling the story to her friend at the bar, and her friend refuses to accept that these children could POSSIBLY be as pretentious as she makes them sound

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syblatortue:

Not only is Rose learning to read Alternian, she’s learning to speak it too. She’s gotten good enough that Karkat is not cringing every two words because of bad pronunciation. In fact he has kind of grown to like her human accent. He still corrects her when she get a word too wrong though.

ahhhhh soft colors pretty faces KARKAT LOOKS ALL SLEEPCUDDLY AHHH rose is sopretty ahhhhhhhhhh that hand on her thigh *flails forever*

asukaskerian:

syblatortue:

Not only is Rose learning to read Alternian, she’s learning to speak it too. She’s gotten good enough that Karkat is not cringing every two words because of bad pronunciation. In fact he has kind of grown to like her human accent. He still corrects her when she get a word too wrong though.

ahhhhh soft colors pretty faces KARKAT LOOKS ALL SLEEPCUDDLY AHHH rose is sopretty ahhhhhhhhhh that hand on her thigh *flails forever*

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I have spent 2.5 of the last 24 hours brainstorming a Naruto/KLK fusion verse, trying to decide on the exact political situation and incidents that would bring the leadership of the up-and-coming Fashion Village to the office of the Fifth Hokage on peaceful but unfriendly terms

all to justify my absurd mental image of Satsuki glaring daggers at Tonton.

Filed under kill la kill naruto satsuki never expected to encounter an actual pig in human clothing and honestly has no idea what to do so she settles on stare at it until it has a heart attack andslashor swears eternal loyalty to her that works on most things