My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.— Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)
I have recently discovered that there are things that are not reading and internet and watching tv shows, and now I am slowly figuring out how to do them. It helps a little!
I am suddenly struck by the idea that almost any part of life could be improved by the incorporation of sock puppets.
No don’t! They’re creepy and stare at you with button eyes and when you try to make them talk they take on a life of their own.
Excuse you, but we find that highly offensive.
Madame, I never did behold such clear, luscious eyes on a puppet before.
Can you not mack on Curlie’s hand when I’m right here
SILENCE BONEBAG! FETCH MY HAT SO I MAY WOO THE LADY IN STYLE!
….So, hypothetically, if someone had, say, immediately thrown away a pair of luscious paper eyes after taking a photograph I bet they would be really embarrassed right now.
HUSH, I AM HAVING A MOMENT WITH THE GENTLESOCK.
ExCuSe YoU, hE iS tAkEn
Actually, I’m starting to see what you meant at the beginning.
I think I let this get out of hand.
tuiteyfruityundead asked: your post made me go an re-read all of narbonic. thank you for that.
This is the exact correct action and I am happy for you.