For most of us, there is only the unattended
Moment, the moment in and out of time,
The distraction fit, lost in a shaft of sunlight,
The wild thyme unseen, or the winter lightning
Or the waterfall, or music heard so deeply
That it is not heard at all, but you are the music
While the music lasts.
from “The Dry Salvages,” of Four Quartets.
What do I do with my life now?
You guys gonna get the bridal suite?
Your darling gave you a victory present! Thank him properly later.
Could you be more in love? Winters, he basically just asked you to come back with him and grow old together and have matching rocking chairs on the porch!
- You can like something and still justifiably criticize it
- You cannot avoid issues in culture and fiction unless you SHUT ALL CULTURE OUT ENTIRELY. Yeah, that’s not going to happen.
- Getting mad when someone talks about them and/or pretending they don’t exist helps no one.
- Calling out fuckery in a tv show or song isn’t negativity, it’s survival
- I don’t live to surround you with negativity, I just live to call shit out
I would like to add this one:
- When someone criticize’s a show/book/movie/band you love because said media had elements of sexism/racism/ablism/etc. it is not a judgment on you. Not everything is about you.
I mostly agree with all of the above. But I also think that it’s okay to just not have the energy. To want to enjoy something without thinking very deeply about it, or wanting to enjoy the parts you find positive. Because criticizing media is fucking exhausting and just… walking away from such discussions is a totally valid form of self-care. And for a lot of people it’s not “pretending [issues] don’t exist,” it’s saying, “I acknowledge that there are issues, but I am not mentally or emotionally willing and/or able to deal with them at this time.” And I have seen MANY, MANY posts that are extremely judgmental about people who enjoy and get positive things out of media that others find problematic (the recent discussions about Sucker Punch spring immediately to mind).
Obviously a lot of people just want to ignore problems because they don’t care about them and wrongly take offense and start drama when their favorite things get called out and that’s crap. But that’s not the only way these things go down and it’s not fair to imply that those doing the calling-out of media are always completely in the right.
They found a camp.
“…Jesus Christ, the dog?”
Tom Hardy. And quite possibly with the best character introduction too. Awesome.
Little black box, what was I supposed to think?
So basically, this is everyone who has ever been in everything ever.
Look at your cute little face.
“I’ve already seen the States, I grew up there, that’s why I came to Europe. Just wish they told me there was a war on.”
“‘Don’t do anything stupid’… who the hell’s he talking to? Bunch of morons who volunteered to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Can you get anymore stupid than that?”
“I swam across the Niagara once.”