Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The cruelty of my existence is personified by the latest of my foolish transgressions. Popped a muscle relaxer, realized I want tacos. Fuck.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Why do you do what you do?
I haven’t been myself lately. Feeling very up and down, usually down, has been the norm for the past month. Today I feel good. Not taking that for granted.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
brandy + monica || boy is mine (toby halder bootleg)
I want it when I want it, not when you decide to give it to me.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
To all the people who wanna say “They’re just doing their job, I’m sure they feel bad”, here you go and shut the fuck up
Monday, August 18, 2014
As anger erupted again on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a human rights team from Amnesty International worked on the ground in the US for the first time ever.
“The US cannot continue to allow those obligated and duty-bound to protect to become those who their community fears most,” said Amnesty International USA’s executive director, Steven W. Hawkins.”
Why is there a deep-seated mistrust between law enforcement and law abiding citizens? Of course escalating tension between protestors and police is alarming, but in a country that so proudly touts its democratic freedoms, it’s even more alarming how quick they were to dismiss them. The narrative isn’t anti-police but to argue that anything but excessive force has been used is unfounded. Let them fucking protest.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
“If you get the passion to do it and you do it and it doesn’t work out, I worked for three years on a 16mm film that ended becoming nothing but guitar picks. I was very disappointed when I realized it wasn’t any good, but it was my film school and I actually got away really cheap. When it was all over, I knew how to make a movie. I didn’t want to show anybody that but I had the experience.” —Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino: Hollywood’s Boy Wonder takes you into the world of the filmmaker who went from working at a video rental store to becoming a Sundance favorite with Reservoir Dogs and then a Palme d’Or winner with Pulp Fiction. The documentary is comprised by telling interviews with Terry Gilliam, Samuel L. Jackson, and others, though much of the screen time is spent with Quentin Tarantino himself, who shares his thoughts on his past, his then early film career, and his approach to filmmaking. An important lesson to take from the documentary is that success does not happen overnight. From his first attempt at film with My Best Friend’s Birthday to Reservoir Dogs, Tarantino struggled to get his film career started. When speaking of Hollywood, he says, “in this town you can die of encouragement,” and explains how for 3 years, he was always two weeks away from having a budget. As the documentary shows, even when an additional 2 years passed by, Tarantino kept working at it, which is the crucial lesson to take from his film career… Good filmmaking is Passion, Patience, and Perseverance. —A-BitterSweet-Life
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Walking the fine line, authoritarianism/democracy. When you’re done, please recite the alphabet backwards.