This is literally the dumbest thing I have ever made woww
I have seen a post around tumblr with pictures of people being scared shitless in a haunted house and they are pure humor gold. For these I have taken some of those images and remade them to…these
If you have artblock like I had, make something like this! worked for me
main source of all pictures X
assassin´s creed X
bioshock infinite X
far cry 3 X
assassin´s creed 3 X
(apologies for the delay in my response, it’s been a super busy time in LoriLand)
Hmm. The main reasons. Well, how long do you have?
Let me ask you a question first. Do you like shows such as Lost? The Killing? Broadchurch? Deadwood? Breaking Bad? Walking Dead? American Horror Story? Any show with cinema-quality production values that tells multi-episode or season-long stories with large ensemble casts?
If the answer is yes, then you have “Twin Peaks” to thank for it. ”Twin Peaks” is the reason those shows exist. And yet it still transcends any of them, and despite having birthed a whole new generation of television, remains totally and utterly unique and unreplicated. Twin Peaks did not so much spawn imitators (although it did that, too) as it made people rethink what was possible for a television program, what could be achieved in this medium that couldn’t be done in film.
"Twin Peaks" aired in 1989-90, and the television landscape was pretty bleak. There wasn’t nearly as much basic cable then as there is now, and what there was sure wasn’t producing original programming the way AMC and TNT do now. Primetime was a wasteland of derivative sitcoms, formulaic procedurals, and prime time soaps - a genre that was so cheesy it is now dead, although a lot of folks of my generation sure have nostalgia for Dynasty and Falcon Crest. The mid to late 80s was in some ways a bridge between the awkward adolescence of TV in the 1970s and the quality upswing of the 90s. One of the shows that ushered in that upswing was TNG, which premiered in 1987, but aired in syndication. The schedule was rife with middling fare like "Father Dowling Mysteries" and "The Young Riders" (which I adored, don’t get me wrong, but groundbreaking television it ain’t). Still not convinced? There were TWO HOURS of Shatner’s "Rescue 911" on the schedule.
Into all this mediocrity sailed the weirdest, creepiest, most captivating show anyone had ever seen. Nobody knew what to make of it. The third episode featured a feverish dream of a red-suited dancing dwarf who talked backwards. The FBI agent protagonist likes to solve crimes by tossing rocks at bottles. There are so many donuts and so much coffee. Things are inexplicable, things are random.
On its face, it was one of the first extended single-plot murder mystery shows ever made. Who killed Laura Palmer, the homecoming queen with the dark double life? Lots of suspects. Good investigating. But as the show went on, it was clear that not everything in Twin Peaks is of this world. Some of it is very much not.
It was all anybody could talk about.
It was strange. It was surreal. It did not pander to its audience - it might or might not tell you what something meant, or if it meant anything at all. It was doing its own thing, and you would either come along or you wouldn’t. You never knew what to expect, or who was safe, or what might happen next.
It got weirder and weirder as it went on, which turned some people off, but the weirder it got, the better I liked it.
In some ways, TP is like the Matrix - nobody can be told what it is. You have to experience it for yourself.
After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”
The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.
BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?
BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?
The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.
This. Is. Not. OK.
guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons
EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS BECAUSE HOLY SHIT MY WHOLE LIFE JUST CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.
So apparently in addition to running Archive of Our Own and providing legal advocacy to fans who run up against plagiarism accusations, the Organization for Transformative Works also publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal called Transformative Works and Cultures that is dedicated to promoting scholarship about fanworks and practices. This journal is 100% free to access and has been publishing 2-3 volumes (each containing 15-18 articles, essays, interviews, and book reviews) per year since 2008.
Why is this so fucking exciting? For one thing, academia has a terrible habit of being increeeedibly sloooow to discuss new ideas — partly due to the very long turnaround time necessary to get articles published. By contrast, Transformative Works and Cultures is super up-to-date and teaming with topics that are actually relevant to modern fandom.
Want to read an academic article about female fans being “fridged” in comic book culture? Done. Interested in learning about the societal implications of mpreg within fanfiction/fanart? Here you go. Want to learn more about race and ethnicity in fandom? Well, would you look at that. Feel a mighty need to read a specially-conducted interview with Orlando Jones about producer/fan interactions in “Sleepy Hollow”? Holy butts the show only came out in 2013 and they already have this what the hell.
And all of this — all of the knowledge, all of the analysis, all of the academic credibility being added to fannish ideas — is 100% free to access.
Transformative Works and Cultures is doing fandom an incredible service: by giving a voice to people within fandom, by preserving the discussions and ideas that were important to fannish culture at certain points in time, by emphasizing our significance as a subculture — and all the while doing it on our own terms.
These are fans working hard to give legitimacy to other fans, and if you don’t think that’s rad as hell then I don’t even know what to tell you.
Shout-out to the Journal committee! \o/