Halo 2: Anniversary HD Gets a Trailer
Xbox One owners will be able to replay a “Greatest Hits of the Chief” with the Master Chief Collection, spanning Halo 1-4. Halo 2 will be getting extra love with shiny new cinematics and a next-gen coat of pain to the visuals. Check out this new trailer featuring a much better looking Miranda Keyes than back when Halo 2 originally launched on the classic Xbox.
But will Cortana have the Butterfly on her back?
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
Please tell me you’ve seen the movie Legend.
Love this movie but Tom Cruise was absolutely unnecessary. I’d like to see a remake where it’a just about Princess Lili getting herself out of Darkness’ clutches and restoring order. Which is what she was doing up until useless Jack shows up and she gets all weak again.
In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.
Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible.
But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience.
okay seriously if you’re in a relationship or even a friendship and you find yourself spending more time crying out of sadness or arguing with them, leave them. i don’t care if they’re a modern day aphrodite/adonis or a gift bestowed upon you by the gods. toxic people are dangerous and i highly advise cutting them out of your life and finding someone who makes you laugh until you snort your drink out your nose instead.
How to Shape Your Eyebrows Infographic by alight posted on Oh the Lovely Things. For infographics of all kinds (animal towel folding anyone?) go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/infographic
These are my most popular fashion infographics:
- Know Your Nail Shapes and What’s Popular on Instagram Infographics.
- Fashion Pattern Vocabulary Part 1 Infographic.
- Fashion Pattern Vocabulary Part 2 Infographic.
- Know Your Sunglasses Infographic.
- Know Your Shoes Part 1 Infographic. Lobster Claws anyone?
- Know Your Shoes Part 2 Infographic.
- Know Your Necklines Infographic from Paper Blog.
- Know Your Hats Infographic.
- Know Your Collars and Cuffs Infographic.
- Know Your Necklines Infographic.
- Know Your Skirts Infographic.
Feathered T. rexes are fun to draw.
Finally someone else who’s irritated by the massive amounts of T. rex caractatures out there.
MAKI Miyako (牧美也子 ), A Cursed Girl’s Bible/Akujo Seisho/悪女聖書
Feathered tyrannosaurids by Fabio Pastori:
1. Tyrannosaurus Rex with Enantiornithes.
2. Yutyrannus with Dilong.
3. Albertosaurus, Gorgosaurus and Enantiornithes.