Cityscapes Jeremy Mann
Cityscapes Jeremy Mann
I have two finals, one tomorrow and one thursday, to get through and then it is spring break and I am London bound.
I just don’t want to study at all
its in 10 hours and I’ve basically no studying and now I want to go to sleep
- Because while everyone is worrying so much about Leo with his four nominations and no wins, no one’s starting a meme for Amy Adams with her FIVE nominations and no wins.
- Because Leo’s four nominations equal a significant fraction of the fourteen times black actors and and actresses have actually WON since the inception of the Academy Awards.
- Because it’s insulting as hell to the winners to imply Leo should have won before considering two of those losses were due to black actors taking home Best Actor Oscars. (His first loss was to Tommy Lee Jones in “The Fugitive.” Good luck beating that role.)
- Because when everyone was whining about Leo not getting his fourth nomination for “Django Unchained,” everybody was ignoring the bullshit behind Samuel L. Jackson not getting his second nomination after nineteen years for the same damn movie and an equally great performance.
- Because it’s another year of all-white Best Actress nominees, a category which has had literally only ONE black winner in its entire history.
- Because even Kate freakin’ Winslet didn’t win until her fifth nomination.
- Because the same damn actors being nominated over and over and OVER again for these awards is a problem, not because they deserve more awards, but because it means smaller movies and unknown actors and better-acted roles can get ignored because, you know, Meryl Streep was in another movie this year. (And I adore Meryl Streep, but … yeah.)
- Because it’s like a symbol of what the main problem with the Academy has been for years — that the Academy is a white boys’ club, and the fact that the Internet is so desperately worried that a white man might not win an Oscar that they turned it into a popular fucking meme just encourages the Academy to keep carrying on with their racist, sexist bullshit.
When the evening casts it’s shadows on the corners of my days
And I am old and I am settled in the place where I will stay
When my wandering meanderings have finally reached their end
Yeah, whatever else may be, I will not forget my friends
"A lot of people are like, ‘So you want to be famous.’ And I’m like, ‘No, I want to be good at my craft. I don’t care about fame, I don’t care if I even ever make it. As long as people know what I am as an actress in this business, I’m set for my career right now.’ I actually work at my craft, and I actually want to be the best in my category, and I want to be a true actress. And a lot of people just want fame, and there’s a huge difference.” — Chloë Grace Moretz
this is the most incredible sound that has ever graced my ears
And I hope you’re holding hands by new years eve
one of the saddest songs ever
Congrats, Lupita! You’re awesome and I love you (not just because you thanked your editor. You’re legit amazing!)
Steve McQueen is the first black filmmaker to direct the Best Picture EVER, Alfonso Cuarón is the first Latino to win Best Director EVER, and tumblr is crying about Leo?
So I’m going to London in a weeks time. I’ve got my ticket and hostel booked.
I’m so excited!
People from London or who have been there have any suggestions on places I should go/check out while I’m there that I can add to my list?
I’ll be there 8 days.
TELL ME COOL PLACES TO GO
#Can I legit say that like I was surprised as hell#That he actually gave a speech about how the past isn’t as perfect as nostalgics like to pretend it was#And that he was a victim of racism and homophobia and that the NYPD was sexist as hell#And thus he doesn’t share the ‘Those were the good ole’ days’ attitude many others and the media do?#ALL MY LOVE (x)
But Perralta doesn’t really get it, though. That’s the part that really drives this scene home for me. Perralta listens to this story and still lionizes that bigoted old reporter, because he’s not ready to hear the truth, that his hero is scum. Perralta can shrug off this story and keep going, as he does, because that is what white privilege means: it means being able to listen politely and leave the racist experience. Holt’s entire life is a racist experience.
Perralta’s one of the Good Ones, but it’s not until Brogan actually calls his captain a “homo” in front of him that Perralta realizes and reacts. Holt’s sharing his own story is not enough — Perralta needs to see bigotry in action before he recognizes it as real. And isn’t that how our relationships with liberal white people always go? They get it, but they don’t really get it.
Brooklyn Nine Nine is a ludicrous comedy, but its emotional beats and complex relationshps are more honest and realistic than most dramas airing right now.
I love this show.
Sometimes I’m an asshole on the internet.