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This is horrible and uncool of me, but I’m actually terrified of traveling unless I had a partner to go with. As a result, I’ve never gone. Not even on school trips.
I have this deep dread that something horrible might happen to my family or to my home while I’m away. I feel like I need some sense of personal security before I am that far away from my family.
I suspect like some people, I will probably travel after they’re gone.
I have one or two posts from way back that have gotten a lot of attention. I’m not interested in continuing the conversation anymore or getting into a drama death spiral on Tumblr over it. I would like to stop seeing the reblogs showing up on my dash. People can pass the posts on as much as they want and respond, or pass them on to their friends, they can disagree and dislike as much as they want, heck, they can even agree as much as they want, I just don’t want to see it.
Anyone? How do I do this?
thecoppercow asked: I also think that the template for 'evil' or villain changes not just with time but with the 'big threat' to humanity - in the 80s that was nuclear war, 00s it may have been environmental disaster, so on. Obviously horror movies play with this (like that article about the vampire zombie movies corresponding to political shifts) but I think normal movies do too. So this new 'cold genius' trope is a push back to fears of powerlessness, of a new 'robotic' society, maybe?
I can really see this.
Fascinating stuff to consider.
In my experience, windfalls like that never lead to dreams unless you’re doing well enough to have savings anyway.
I can’t tell you how many plans I’ve had that involved between one and five thousand dollars (in one place, or in payments) and things I’ve needed in that price range.
Unfortunately, every time I’ve come close to having the money - some catastrophe has always come up that demanded it. Even when I’m not broke, there is the fact that everyone else around me always was. I found myself having to loan money to my parents or give money to my ex-partner, who always had some kind of catastrophe.
I had a dream of taking a trip to the Himalayas when I was younger. I have had the money for that trip several times by now. It’s always had to go somewhere else.
I really hope we see more of Hannibal being his foil, because this iteration of Will Graham is *really* hard to take, to be honest.
That said, I don’t find basket case men to be interesting characters. Of course, could be my own baggage… bad experience with hyperemotional, sensitive guys in my life.
So my mom and I have been working the same waitress job for 5-6 years now. She had been waitressing years before, but this is recently. Anyway, about… 15 minutes ago this guy she waited on left and told her to take care. Just that. Prior to this she had talked to him about Italy. Her people are from Florence, this and that, and she said she’s never been. She’s got 8 years of art education and she’s working a waitress job. It’s pretty… Sad and disappointing, I guess. Her and my father divorced 6 years ago and she hasn’t had a real job ever. Just been stuck in a small town she’s not from.
This man who we have never seen before tipped her 1000 dollars for a trip to Italy. Walked out, not another word.
…you know. Just when I start to lose faith in humanity….Hm.
Please tell me that she actually got to go.
When you are living that close to the wire, it is very likely that small windfalls never, ever lead to the fulfillment of any dreams. Emergencies (a car needing a brake job, a medical emergency, a pet needing emergency veterinary care, household crises) have a way of sucking up any windfalls that show up.
So please tell me that your mother actually made it to Italy. I really hope that she did.
I’ve begun watching this, and I’ll be posting quite a bit with my thoughts on the show, but I’m mostly into psychoanalyzing the characters and I like analyzing where contemporary media fits into the current culture and what it says about the current culture.
I promise I will not be posting pictures or triggery stuff.
If any of you need me to, I can post this stuff behind a page cut (“read more”).
So, I’ve just seen Star Trek Into Darkness as well as the pilot for the show Hannibal.
In the case of Hannibal, Mads Mikkelsen is a cooler and more detached Hannibal Lecter. And while Lecter was always a bit of the brilliant sociopath, Hopkins brought a certain charm and warmth to the character - infectious charisma and a certain seductive quality.
I present a similar situation in Star Trek Into Darkness, but behind the cut, because of spoilers. Don’t read the “read more” if you don’t want to be spoiled.
Do we prefer a colder, more detached, more cerebral, more antisocial kind of enemy now? Or perhaps do we see these characteristics as being more evident of evil, than the “alpha male” traits of extroversion, bombastic grandiosity, and seductiveness?
Maybe the traits we consider markers of “evil”, themselves, are what have shifted in our culture?