My inbox is being cantankerous and doesn’t want to let me reply or even open readmores but I loved this gushing from adreadfulidea a LOT so I managed to copy it from mobile into a textpost to respond.
Ok, man. Where to start. Things I didn’t like: Vern. Vern is not as funny as the movie thinks he is, and his endless hitting on April did not amuse me. Though I did appreciate the very meta fedora joke.
I think Vern’s role is to be enjoyably unlikeable, which I think he pulled off well. A lot of people complained about the lack of Casey Jones but the way the movie is structured Casey wouldn’t have fit in at all, much less be done the justice he deserves, and having Vern there lets there be an outsider voice that’s on April’s/the turtles’ side and yet disconnected enough from the UTTER RIDICULOUSNESS of everything to comment on it in a meta way. He actually gets one of my favorite lines in the movie: “Four [giant talking] turtles, one’s fighting a robot samurai. Why not?"
It’s such a perfect summary of the franchise as a whole. Why ninja turtles? WHY NOT??? To quote Donnie “when you put it that way it sounds ridiculous”, but it’s also hells amounts of fun, so just roll with it.
That said if he plays any significant role in the next two movies I’ll be very annoyed. You did your duty to the franchise in terms of comedic pacing, Vern, now it’s time to clock out.
((Shit’s gonna get long so time for a cut))
I’ll put my response under a cut, too, mostly because I don’t know if anyone following me is even interested in this.
Quincy Jones (via sunflobrwn)
this is important
I feel very strongly that the “strong bloodlines” rule and having to ~prove it~ bs that is barring A LOT of indigenous folks from receiving tribal cards (and barring tainos recognition) needs to stop.
Seriously, yes one needs to be of indigenous heritage- but barring folks because “Well, your mother was half, making you even less, meaning you’re not really indigenous” and completely disregarding their actual heritage is fucking ridiculous.
Why are we the only race in the world that has to be measured in blood and registered? I don’t see anyone else having to ~prove~ their blood. I don’t see any other heritage being measure in blood either.
This is such bullshit.
Just got overwhelmed with anger that we don’t actually know how Sherlock faked his death. You had ONE JOB, MOFFAT, AND THAT WAS TO BE SMART AND HOLD ALL THE CARDS AND THEN SHOW US THE CARD AND WE WOULD ALL GO ‘OKAY YEAH, GOOD CARD’
OR AT LEAST PROVIDE EMOTIONAL RESOLUTION TO THE AWFUL AWFUL PAIN YOU PUT JOHN WATSON THROUGH
I watch/read Sherlock Holmes for the repressed FEELINGS and gay subtext and get kinda bored by the clever puzzle solving but to deliver on neither front is just like you’re not even trying. I lost interest in BBC Sherlock when I realized they could never, ever make up for the end of Reichenbach Fall. It was emotionally manipulative tv and nothing they were prepared to show on screen in s3 could really justify it.