After getting a fossil, Gomer and Brooke run into some familiar faces…
After getting a fossil, Gomer and Brooke run into some familiar faces…
KittyMarie here with another Full House review!
The insanity of the Tanner family continues!
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Hagan watches an infamous piece of 70s sleaze.
Deeper into Mt. Moon!
I have decided to do a Top 5 List. Why favorite movies? Because I just watched one of them and it’s on my mind. So, without further ago, let’s go.
Number 5 is, Star Trek: Generations. I love this movie, and I know it’s considered bad, but I like it. It has Kirk and Picard teaming up! I like it because it was the first TNG movie and I am a TNG fan. The best part of the movie was when Data was using his emotion chip, because it gave Brent Spiner more opportunities to do stuff. He was trapped as Spock, except Spock was allowed to have emotional outbursts. But mainly, I like Kirk and Picard equally and it was great to see them in a movie together.
Number 4, is Back to the Future. I love this franchise but the first movie was the best. I love time travel so, of course I love this. The plot was amazing, and when I first saw the commercial for it, when it was on ABC Family, god knows how long ago, I was instantly intrigued, and then Part II was on, then Part III. That is what solidified my love for the movie. Also, the concept of him having to attempt to preserve time, but ultimately makes it better for his family and Chuck Berry! Also, the parodies that came from it are amazing, like the Robot Chicken “Doc Brown’s Plutonium” Sketch and College Humor’s “Biff is Dead” skit. But mostly, I just love Time Travel.
Number 3, is Toy Story. Why? It was one of the first movies that I ever watched, that I loved. In my opinion, Toy Story is why Pixar still exists. It was the best Pixar movie ever made. It had everything, a great story, engaging characters and fantastic animation. So, overall, it is a fantastic movie.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Why this one? It’s my favorite, mainly because it was the one I saw first. Saw it at camp when I was a kid and I loved it. The Jabba’s Palace parts I could do without, but the Endor and Death Star stuff is amazing! I mean, need I say more? It’s Star Wars!
The next movie’s title is Forrest, Forrest Gump. I like the movie because I am a fan of history and love the way that Forrest causes half of what happens in US History in the 20th century, even more in the book’s sequel. Oh yeah, it was an adaptation of a book that didn’t suck! How about that? But other than that, it was a fantastic movie, very moving; I highly recommend it to everyone. And that’s all I have to say about that.
So, those were my Top 5 Favorite Movies, (of this week). Also, apology on the second hiatus, I had an AP test that I needed to study for. So, what to do next week… I’ll figure something out. I’m Michael and those were my random thoughts.
The romance with her captain (remember? That guy that punched her in the face? Though this was during fight training, I hasten to add) could feel perfunctory, but luckily the film is smart enough to stray from melodrama. The two, quite rightly, don’t share much screen time, because this really isn’t his story – and as such, they don’t share a kiss, either. Rather, he quietly matures enough to realise that he’d rather a woman with a bit of bite, than the demure, delicate little thing he’d presumably always thought he wanted. The result is rather sweet and the film ends on a quiet, domestic moment, in contrast to the previous scene, wherein a grateful China bows at a humble and astonished Mulan’s feet. It’s victorious and simple all at once and we leave feeling that we could have that too. That it’s within our reach.
This is probably going to be rather short, today, because it’s pretty cut-and-dry. I would like to point out a serious issue that I call “salad bar prejudice.” This is where people think that just because they stand up for the rights and respect of one group of people (such as people in the LGBT community), that they can be afforded the right to be prejudiced against another (let’s say… women). As ignorant and unreal as that sounds, happens.
Recently, I was speaking with an acquaintance/colleague, about a situation that occurred, in our community, where a well-known woman from said community, was instrumental in its causation. Even though the conversation wasn’t directly about her, I went off on a rabbit trail, expressing my opinion of said person, because of the way they kind of flaunt their body, in places that are inappropriate. For the record, I am for free expression, but when it violates the rules or laws of where you’re flaunting your body, there’s a problem. I cited, yesterday, as an example: An “attractive” woman who posts photos, on Facebook, where, basically, only her nipples are covered, being okay, but harmless breastfeeding photos (where more is covered, usually) being taken down, because it’s “perverse.” It makes no damn sense. But I digress. To my opinion of this person, my acquaintance/colleague replied with, “It’s her style.”
Now, usually, I wouldn’t get so irritated with this. Again, I am for free expression. However, I have known this person long enough to know that, “It’s their style,” really means, “Shut up! I like it!” But the root of that, comes down to this person being sexist, which I have bitched at them for, more times than I care to count. Basically, this person has been severely burned by a woman, before, and therefore, he has no regard for them, whatsoever. If something happens between a man and a woman, 9 times out of 10, it’s the woman’s fault. If this person gets denied by a woman, there’s obviously something wrong with them, because it couldn’t possibly be the fault of my acquaintance/colleague. Basically, to this person, the only thing women are good for, is sex, and this person basically goes after it, with a gusto. So far, he’s been unsuccessful, because these women, like myself, are not stupid. Most of us can sense sexism, from a mile away, just because we have to deal with it, day in and day out. And we have to fight for our rights, as women, because people who are sexist, like this, seem to think we deserve none, and that we’re only good for one thing (and maybe a few other “thinglets”). This is just one instance of someone being this flavor of sexist. There are many others, with my “favorite” being, “Because the Bible tells me so.” I’m not referring to that, though. I am referring to the type of people who are sexist, without religion backing it up. This guy isn’t the only one who does it.
And then, oftentimes, it happens. Another social issue will pop up as a hot button–LGBT rights, for example. It comes when another state is up for voting for marriage equality, or when we’re in a Presidential election year. And then, the same kind of person who can, so easily, be sexist, decides that they are pro-LGBT rights. Kind of funny, though, since the “L” in LGBT, stands for “lesbian,” as in gay women. So basically, by their logic, shouldn’t they only be supporting GBT rights? Actually, scratch that. They should also take out the “B,” because women can be bisexual, and “T,” because there are transgendered women. In that respect, it all comes down to being pro-G rights, which only leaves men. However, this acquaintance/colleague boasts that he is all for LGBT (the whole spectrum) rights, even though he disrespects women. Actually, from his own words, it was, “At least I’m pro-LGBT rights.” At least. As in, “This is the least I can do, since I do not have the capacity to change and respect women, instead of placing blame and hate on them all the time, just because I was burned badly by one.” I’m sorry… what? It makes no damn sense, to pick and choose your prejudices. There shouldn’t be any. It went on, to go downhill. He claimed that he’s an asshole because he disrespects women, but then, told me that I’m an asshole because I won’t budge on my opinions.
Awww hell naw! I informed him that I would never, ever budge on my “opinions,” when it came to seeing to everyone getting equal rights, until they do something stupid, like break a law, and prove that they don’t deserve them, and get thrown behind bars. It’d rather be stubborn about equal rights being equal for all, instead of being stubborn about being sexist as all hell.
Now, I know that some of those who know me, that are reading this, are going to pull the, “But don’t you hate on Christians?” card. I do not subscribe to their beliefs, no. Nor do I make it a secret that I tend to mock it sometimes. However, there’s a fine line between mocking and advocating for the taking away of their rights. If I did that, it would make me no better than they are (the ones who are homophobic, etc). Also, I have toned down my Christianity “hate,” some. I realize that you can catch more flies with honey. However, when I receive outrageous hate from Christians, because I am standing up for my right to not succumb to their religion, they’re getting a fuck ton of vinegar, thrown into their faces. That’s not hate. That’s just being fed the fuck up.
But the point of all this rambling is this: Don’t stand up against hate against one group of people, and then, be on the side of hate, against another group of people. Unless you’re standing up for your rights and the rights of your friends and loved ones, anger and hate isn’t productive. Well, fine, hate isn’t productive. But anger can be, if it fuels you to make changes. And despite popular belief, when I get angry at the Christians I mentioned, I’m not just going flying off the handle at them. I keep it with me, and use it to fuel my standing up for people’s rights, even more. Yes, they have their rights, too, but I also have the right to reject their trying to indoctrinate me. I’m not trying to take away their rights, and I’m rejecting them trying to take away mine.
I guess this wasn’t short, after all. I know I mentioned the point of this, above, but I also want people to walk away with being taught a lesson, I guess. Don’t pick and choose your prejudices. Just don’t be prejudiced at all. Take time to listen to one another and see things from the other points of view. If you still don’t like it? Fight for change. Fight for change, coming from a constructive heart, and not a prejudiced one. I know I have some work to do in that area, too. Therefore, I write this, figuratively standing in front of a mirror.
***Couple of notes:
1. I am not anti-Christian, now, just because God/Christianity “let me down” and am now hurt. That’d be stupid as hell. I have a brain. I use it.
2. I’m not just against sexism against women. I have pointed out, many times, before, when people have been sexist about men.
Ami is taken prisoner by the Negaverse! Also, Usagi goes on a double date with Hikari and it’s very uncomfortable.