Friday, 25 November 2011

Day 25 – A show you plan on watching (old or new)

For once, I am actually going to answer the question properly, as there are plenty of shows I plan on watching, but I am only going to blog about one:

Friendship

I've been thinking about the subject of friendship recently, about what it is and what it's not.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Day 24 – Best quote(s)

I had planned on making to this a Buffy special, but then I heard news that a friend of mine came out to someone important in her life, so I decided instead to make this a coming out special as a gift to her. Before any pedants say anything, yes they're not quotes but more like whole scenes. To which I say - tough, go get your own blog. :-P.

So, here are the best ones I've seen, in no particular order...

Monday, 14 November 2011

Results of Politics Test from OKCupid

You are a

Social Liberal
(80% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(15% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Socialist




Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Thursday, 3 November 2011

The Bechdel Test and other issues concerning women in movies

First of all an admission. Yes, I can objectify women with the best (or rather, worst) of them. I went to see Real Steel the other day on the strength of how hot one of the actresses was, so for me to come down on this kind of behaviour would be truly hypocritical.

However, even in the shallow mood I was in when watching this movie I was still struck how Evangeline Lilly's character Bailey was sidelined in the movie. For the first three quarters of the film she's not seen out of her father's old gym once. Also? The only characters she talks to for the *entire* movie are Hugh Jackman's character, Charlie, and Charlie's son Max. All she talks about is Charlie and the things he did in the past, things he does now and what he could do in the future if only he tried hard enough. She owns a gym and she knows about robots for frack's sake, surely that should have given the creative team a lot of scope to develop her character? Charlie goes touring with robot fighters, a mechanic would have been useful to have on the road, no?