Fell asleep so confused,
Parts of me remind me of you.
Full set of Lorde! Feel incredibly lucky to have seen/shot her in a space as cool and (relatively) small as The Grand Ole Opry. Knocked it out of the park. I go to a lot of shows and most of them are pretty great, but she’s on another level.
All (c) Angelina Castillo for The Nashville Scene
But Gone Girl’s apparent problems with women lurk beyond just Amy, too. The film’s male lead, Nick (Ben Affleck), Amy’s husband, laments that he’s spent his life with women controlling his every move, and when he settles in at her side by movie’s end, he’s been completely broken of his spirit. This, it would be easy for an anti-feminist critic to argue, is the logical conclusion of women’s dominion over men — a mostly good guy imprisoned by a vile monster who holds him in place with her womb.
Couple that with Fincher’s … let’s say … less-than-perfect track record with female characters in the past, in films ranging from Fight Club to The Social Network to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and you have a perfect storm, just waiting for thinkpieces to erupt.
But open up Gone Girl and dig around in its guts, and you find something surprising. This is perhaps the most feminist mainstream movie in years, a forthright depiction of the ways that society controls women and forces them into certain roles, then lets men basically do whatever they want. Amy Dunne might be a monster, but she’s no sui generis psychopath. No, she’s Frankenstein’s monster, stitched together by a husband, parents, and a social order that demanded she be certain things, rather than who she really was.
And in destroying her husband’s life, she’s symbolically taking back power for women everywhere.
|—||Todd VanDerWerff, Gone Girl is the Most Feminist Mainstream Movie in Years (via connietough)|
A selection of Backgrounds from the Steven Universe episode: Mirror Gem
Art Direction: Elle Michalka
Design: Steven Sugar, Emily Walus
Paint: Amanda Winterstein, Jasmin Lai
Some backgrounds I designed for Mirror Gem! That shot of the fry shop is the first of many early key backgrounds we redid between the end of season 1A and the beginning of 1B, so look forward to more of those!
Hozier | Take Me To Church
i’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
i’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
offer me that deathless death
good god, let me give you my life
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec | In Bed The Kiss | 1892
I just wanted to say that I am very beautiful and talented and I’m going places
details to die for
↳ valentino s/s 2015