A Random Collection of Pretty Things, Fandom and Otherwise.

 

Potter has done too much for me for me to ever want to shit all over it. I’m never going to say: ‘Don’t ask me questions about that’. I remember reading an interview with Robert Smith from The Cure. Somebody said to him: ‘Why do you still wear all that makeup, don’t you feel a bit past it?’ And he said: ‘There are still 14-year-olds coming to see The Cure for the first time, dressed like that. I’d never want to make them feel silly.’ It’s a similar thing with Potter. People are still discovering those books and films. It would be awful for them to find out the people involved had turned their backs on it. Though sometimes, people do come up and say ‘I loved you in The Woman in Black,’ which is really sweet. That’s them knowing that it matters to me that I’ve done other stuff.

Daniel Radcliffe for London Magazine (x)

(Source: potterbird)

merlinwasslytherin:

misterkevo:

theadventuresofpam:

Harry was the favorite kid and he wasn’t even an official part of the family

Because Molly knows exactly how the Dursleys treat him. There’s no way Ron wouldn’t tell her. And Molly Weasley is a Mother. She gets a capital M because she is goddamn phenomenal at what she does. When she hears Harry Potter is on the train to Hogwarts in Book 1, her reaction isn’t to be starstruck. It’s to say “that poor dear had to come here all on his own.” Molly Weasley loves harder than anyone. She loves like it’s her sole reason for being. And when she hears there’s a poor boy who has never known love his whole life… how could she not?

thequeen117:

acquaintedwithrask:

unlockaflockofwords:

xcuteikinz:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

^^^^^

Explanation for puzzled USians: in the UK ‘spastic’ was used as a normal informal medical term for cerebral palsy, giving rise, for example, to the charity ‘The Spastic Society’. However, ‘spastic’ then came to be used as an ableist insult in precisely the same way that ‘retarded’ is used in the US, to the point that it was dropped entirely as a neutral term. (20 years ago The Spastic Society changed their name to SCOPE, reflecting the fact that the term had been entirely co-opted as a slur.)

as a US person I can confirm that I never knew this was a slur, and Weird Al did a great job recognizing and apologizing for his ignorance.

Gonna have to edit that out of my vocabulary from now on. It is good to know. 

I’ve seen/heard people react to the use of “spazz/spastic” negatively before but was never really sure why because - US definition. Thank you for explaining.

thequeen117:

acquaintedwithrask:

unlockaflockofwords:

xcuteikinz:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.

If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.

Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.

And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

^^^^^

Explanation for puzzled USians: in the UK ‘spastic’ was used as a normal informal medical term for cerebral palsy, giving rise, for example, to the charity ‘The Spastic Society’. However, ‘spastic’ then came to be used as an ableist insult in precisely the same way that ‘retarded’ is used in the US, to the point that it was dropped entirely as a neutral term. (20 years ago The Spastic Society changed their name to SCOPE, reflecting the fact that the term had been entirely co-opted as a slur.)

as a US person I can confirm that I never knew this was a slur, and Weird Al did a great job recognizing and apologizing for his ignorance.

Gonna have to edit that out of my vocabulary from now on. It is good to know.

I’ve seen/heard people react to the use of “spazz/spastic” negatively before but was never really sure why because - US definition. Thank you for explaining.

stormbornvalkyrie:

• Williams revealed the Game of Thrones fight choreographers will forget that she insists on playing Arya left-handed, as in the book, even though she’s right-handed in real life. She will make them re-choreograph scenes. She also really wants to do more of her own horse riding. “I know Richard Madden got to actually gallop,” she said. And by the way, “all hell broke loose” when she got her nose pierced.

• Dormer should always be the one to explain Game of Thrones to new fans: “Game of Thrones shows you all the different ways you can wield power: Whether it’s psychological, physical, sexual, dragons,” Dormer said. “I think we’d all go for the dragons if we were given the choice. But that’s the secret of the writing, that’s why it’s such a compelling show—because it shows how different people are given different weapons, physically and metaphorically, and how they use them.”

Maisie Williams & Natalie Dormer attend the Women Who Kick Ass panel during Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego [x]

commandersass:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Deleted Scene 1 [x]