vangirl: (Van: Cullens)
Cat! on a Plane! was a blessedly anticlimactic film. The feline protagonist, Mouse (as played by Mouse), begins her journey trapped inside a carrier and under the effects of a sedative. Too drugged up to do much of anything, she is moved across the country through cars, airplanes and security checkpoints.

There are only two real moments where the film ever gets tense. The security checkpoint where Mouse is brought out of her carrier and almost makes an escape is a terrifying scene, but it lasts for only two minutes before Mouse is forced inside the carrier where she remains for the majority of the film. The only other scene of tension is when the antagonist, Beth (as played by [personal profile] vangirl), nearly misses her flight. It seemed to be a moment to attempt to try and get the audience to sympathize with the antagonist but it too fell flat as they reach the plane in the nick of time and our hero remains trapped and drugged throughout.

The ending has Mouse and Beth arrive intact in Seattle, where they are picked up by Beth's catnapping accomplice [personal profile] cypher (as played by [personal profile] cypher) and brought to the antagonists' lair, where there's a brief moment of conflict between Mouse and the two cats that had already been living there. Supposedly it is meant to be a 'happy' ending as Mouse now has a new home with new toys and new friends to play with, but I imagine many cats in the audience would be uncomfortable by the fact that catnapping and feline imprisonment is apparently a good thing.

All in all, if you enjoy relaxing films where an imprisoned cat sleeps in a drug-induced state under airplane seats without any hint of tension or drama then this is the film of the season for you! If you want something more exciting however, then you will probably do well to avoid anything from 'True Story Bro' productions.

vangirl: (Van: Cullens)
This is mainly a post to let people that I am not dead yet. The assassins have failed. :)

Blather. )

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Just a general note:

I have been without internet for the past few days so that's why I haven't been around answering anybody.

...Now I have the fun task of catching up with [community profile] hardmode stuff. |D;
vangirl: (Mami: Ahead)
For some odd reason, despite the fact that I'm going to be making A Very Expensive Life Decision soon, I have been looking at BJDs again and checking out the fandom for it. There's some really cool creative stuff people do with their dolls (especially the draenei doll in this thread ;3;) and it's a very nice fandom if you like looking at pretty things!

So long as you don't read any of the actual discussions threads.

...I may have found some rather brutal reminders of why I kept my distance in the first place. >___>

(hinthint: having a family of yaoi dolls doesn't give you a Free Pass to say outrageously homophobic shit. -10000000000 POINTS.)
vangirl: (WoW: Sexodar!)
The Proudmoore Pride was the single most fun event I have had the pleasure of joining in this game. I'm so glad I was able to take the time to go.

Warning: Not dialup friendly...and possibly not worksafe if your boss isn't fond of big beefy minotaurs wearing skimpy leather and riding bears.

To Booty Bay! )
vangirl: (Vriska: End Game)
I've been bothered by a lot of the more recent developments in Homestuck. I know some of you have already heard me talk about it on plurk but...I'm still really bothered by it!

Uh, spoilers I guess. )
vangirl: (Madoka/Mami: Not Alone)
List one thing you like about yourself, anything at all. Comment, and I'll tell you one thing I like, respect, or admire about you.

If you're having one of those days where you just can't think of anything nice to say about yourself, that's all right. I just want you to try first at least. ♥

And yes, anyone can comment. DW's small enough that I probably seen you around at least once and can think of something to say. :)
vangirl: ...but it is a bouncy gay sheepie. (Stock: Bouncy Gay Sheepie)

Proudmoore is the unofficial LGBTQ server in World of Warcraft and every year the two biggest LGBTQ meta-guilds from the Horde and the Alliance host an in-game pride march through the barrens. People from different servers roll characters on Proudmoore just for this march and it is one of the biggest in-game events in WoW.

The Pride is being hosted next Saturday! If you're staying home next Saturday with nothing to do, you can set up a trial account and see if you can jump in. You won't be able to join the temporary guilds or post in the public channels you'll be able to march.

I'll be going with Raids Without Pants, once we decide which faction to go as. I always had something come up the past few years so I'm excited for this year's march! :3
vangirl: (Ion: Space!)
Hardmode still has need for media creators. If you or anyone you know would be interested, please take a look.

I'll probably be extending the media deadline for anyone that claims a fic after this point by a week and uh, a week more for anyone that claims a fic next week. ^^;
vangirl: made on request, don't take (Tynai: Protection)
I am a big believer in 'words matter'. I am pretty sure I have ranted many times about how it's important to know and understand the connotations words have and the implications you may unintentionally make when you say things like "that's so gay" or use slurs ~as a joke~, etc. etc.

However, when you, as a privileged person, tell someone in a minority group that they are being *ist or *phobic for their 'oppressive' use of their self-identified terms?

Then you are kind of missing the fucking point.
vangirl: (Rainbow Dash: Pride)
[community profile] newgameplus's reversathon is still accepting prompts for the next 24 hours!

All the profiles to prompt are at [personal profile] playerone.

There's close to 200 prompts already so lets try and get some more prompts in there, all right?

vangirl: ...this icon describes my entire personality perfectly. (Van: PARTY HARD)


How are you guys going to celebrate the end of days? I have chips and ginger ale!

vangirl: Best gay romance ever (Boyd/Ives: Lover's Embrace)
For [community profile] kink_bingo: making use of my free square for bloodplay.

Uh. Warning: some of these edge toward snuff. And, shockingly, have copious amounts of blood.

24 icons. )
vangirl: (Fluttershy: Cute)
I have not been posting enough about happy things. So in the spirit of 3W4DW, the most happy three week holiday I can currently think of right this very second though there may be another happier holiday in the same time frame, this post has been declared a Post of Happy.

The elephant wants you to fill this post up with happy. Any happy will do. Cute animal happy, fandom squee happy, awesome story happy, happy happy, ALL HAPPY IS WONDERFUL.

vangirl: (Twilight Sparkle: Pillows)
Hey hey guys, hey guys.

Why is My Little Pony so fucking awesome? ;____;

...Clearly I will have to do more research by watching more episodes. The answer will come soon, I'm sure.
vangirl: (Van: Eww)

If you’re playing a video game full of space dragons, giant monsters, attractive aliens and space travel but what you call out to be unrealistic is that some of the characters in the game either are canonly or interpreted to be anything but heterosexual, that’s a homophobic and heteronormative mindset. If you legitimately believe heterophobia is a problem, that’s a heternormative mindset. Let me break something down for you and blow your mind—most canons (this isn’t exclusive to games) are heteronormative. If you’re upset because the only storyline for a canon gay character isn’t struggling with oppression/internalizing homophobia or that it isn’t present at all when there are space dragons and consider that to be the most unrealistic part of the game, that’s a homophobic and heteronormative mindset. If we’re talking fic set in the ’50s, or something set in modern day law enforcement which is notoriously homophobic for example, then yeah, maybe that should be a part of the story. But when we’re talking alternate fantasy universes with space dragons and as a straight person you feel the need to inform everyone how the gay/bi characters aren’t realistic because they aren’t nearly being executed for being homosexual, that’s heteronormative and homophobic behavior!

Preferring to write/read fiction that is not heteronormative is not heterophobic. It’s actually impossible for “heterophobia” to be a serious problem—people aren’t murdered and/or bullied to the point they harm themselves or commit suicide just for being heterosexual. Heterosexual people don’t have their worth dismissed or aren’t believed to be irrational or inherently bad just for being heterosexual. If you consider yourself to be open-minded and/or not homophobic but your favorite character can’t be gay because gay is not as good as straight is, that’s homophobic. Preferring to read/write heterosexual, heterormative romance because you are heterosexual/bisexual isn’t homophobic (as long as you aren’t repulsed by mere mentions of The Gays, or ignoring canon bisexuality because Bi Is Bad). But when you start acting like you have some kind of power over what other people read and write, or that they should put a warning on it because it’s offensive material to you since your favorite character cannot possibly be gay because they’re your favorite, that is heternormative and homophobic behavior. Check yourself.

I think I already said I am sick to death with fandom's tendency to assume straight until proven otherwise, as though homo/bi/a/pansexuality was something that has to be 'proven' to justify writing fanfic involving it and heterosexuality is a given (and yet it's still okay to write all sorts of canon-breaking AUs 'just because I felt like it'?) but. I AM SICK TO DEATH WITH IT.

I am sick to death of people who feel that their right to decide what is or isn't 'canon-abiding' (aka "the RIGHT way to write a character") supersedes my right to actually have stories that I enjoy. I am sick of people that feel the need to explain how they feel so ~alienated~ from fandom because so much of it is slash-focused, when the canon itself (and the rest of mainstream media) is goes with the same heteronormative 'straight until proven otherwise' idea they have.

And I am sick of people who believe that because a tiny internet niche doesn't cater to them and them alone then that is somehow proof that they're the targets of actual hatred. If you confuse 'not being pampered and treated as some upstanding standard of normality' with 'hatred' then well, privilege has spoiled you.

You can still believe that writing fandom characters as anything other than straight without 'proof' is wrong wrong wrong, even when there isn't even any 'canon proof' of them being straight at all. I have no control over how you think. I still have the right to think your brain is loaded with heteronormativity and that it makes you smell bad.

No seriously, have you gotten a whiff of your brain lately? Goddamn your thought process reeks.


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