• Mushrooms can make Jumpman into Super, mini or bring him back to life
• Mushrooms debuff ally defense, cast charm, inflict poison
Super Mario: Empowering, life-affirming, feminist, best player triumphs but everyone wins because fun, great gift for your daughter or niece this holiday season
Phantom Thread: Not empowering, life-affirming or feminist; nobody wins because not fun; "Dad what the fuck is this?" - your daughter on Christmas morning
Are you a true Ghostbusters fan? Take the quiz and find out!
1. If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?
2. If there's something weird and it don't look good, who you gonna call?
(a) Matthew 7:1-3
(b) Quantum theorist
3. I ain't afraid of no __________.
4. If you're seeing things running through your head,…
The diverting adventures of a girl and her tank
of her flight from prison without even a shank
of the heavy machinery from said prison she ganks
of her stridently feminist attempts to break rank
of her perilous, precarious attempts to be dank
of her body's proportions which are decidedly lank
of her actress's accent which is unmistakably Yank
of her overall attitude which is shockingly frank
of the practical effects which are all a bit jank
of the design…
Really should be called The Handbook and subtitled "How I seduced Alzheimer's patients by reading them terrible male-written romance novels and pretending they were about us," and that narrative would only be slightly more manipulative than this film.
Unless it was produced exclusively to brainwash elementary school girls and old ladies, I can only guess The Notebook was made for teenage boys who want to pretend it was made for teenage girls, because that's a more comfortable prospect than dealing…
France on their bullshit:
S'il vous plaît regarder cette animation mignonne nous avons fait! Il s'agit d'un ours et d'une petite souris qui contournent les mœurs sociales pour devenir des amis.
Me on my bullshit:
The protracted goal of the Enlightenment was partly to tame the forest within man, but the rules of the forest should still be recognized externally even if not fully reflected internally. Children aren't dumb babies and usually know on some level when they've been had.…
Manga is probably the worst medium for longform narrative next to television. This has nothing whatsoever to do with its artistic esteem and everything to do with the economy: since manga’s business model scales a work’s longevity to its popularity, we rarely see manga that ends before it sucks. Even if a series doesn’t merely succumb to this law of qualitative entropy, it almost always regresses towards the mean, and starts to be about only one thing: a singularity at…