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Kathy Bates by Larry Busacca.

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When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today.

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mulder and scully + types of kisses [insp]

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we lost nine minutes!

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I-710 from I-105 / North Long Beach, February, 1998by John Humble


I-710 from I-105 / North Long Beach, February, 1998
by John Humble

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Anonymous asked: Kinda random, but wat were ur thoughts on Glee's Ballad ep? I'm super curious! :) I was looking thru ur glee tag and thought of it. Personally, wasn't a huge fan of the framing of the ep (how Will's the ~savior~ for giving Rachel a well-meaning, but kinda condescending sexist, cisheteronormative "comfort" speech). Clearly, Rachel has serious self-esteem issues that r driving her desperate desire for validation/love. And her desperation driving her to randomly crush on Will.


It’s been a long, long, long time since I’ve watched Ballad, so I’m a little fuzzy on some of the particulars, but yeah, Will’s speech to Rachel awkwardly shoves him into the role of Knowledgable Authority Figure—I guess in order to re-establish some ostensible boundaries through normative teacher-student, adult-teen, male-female hierarchies. Which, obviously, Will is terrible at doing.

I think one of the things that always interested me about Ballad was the extent to which the text undermines the message—sure, you’ve got Will telling Rachel that she can’t have a crush on him, but then you’ve also got Will singing “temptation, frustration/so bad it makes him cry” in a song that’s supposedly about Rachel being too young to date. So, for me, Will’s “don’t have a crush on me, and by the way you’re amazing” speech is subverted by how conflicted he still seems about Rachel’s crush. That conflict ultimately undermines the boundaries he’s feebly attempting to set and throws his legitimacy into question. He knows what he needs to do, and he does it, but he’s clearly ambivalent about it.That tension doesn’t negate the other (sexist, etc.) problems with his speech, but it does highlight Will’s fragility and fallibility as a failed authority figure.  

A better show would’ve been interested in exploring why Rachel and Suzy were so attracted to Will, and Will’s ambivalence towards Rachel, which imo stems from his over-identification and emotional investment. It’s easier, though, for Glee to attempt to frame those relationships through more reductive and familiar teacher-student tropes, which, as you’ve observed, tend to victim-blame the teenage girl(s) involved. 

And that, in a nutshell, is why Glee is simultaneously infuriating and fascinating: lazy storytelling that almost always takes the easy way out, but, despite itself, retains palimpsests of complex and compelling character relationships. 

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It literally kills me when men think they know women’s fashion better than women

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Currently reading; Everything leads to you by Nina LaCour 

"A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world. Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.”

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weekend getaway in Yosemite 

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i love all of my followers but like

if we’ve been in a mutual since glee fandom you’re my ride till i die forever ok i don’t even care man you are a true saint and a deity among mortals

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