I'm an A-hole, but I'm not 100% a dick

Merrick, Male, child of the 80s, this blog is for comics, movies, and whatever nonsense I feel like posting about.
Aug 29 '14

ericscissorhands:

2econdp2iioniic:

missmaialibre:

teamfreekickass:

alexandertheprettyalright:

mamalaz:

Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel 

Speaking their lines vs the final product

Why is Vin Diesel looking down? Is he worried he’s gonna forget his line?

Vin Diesel asked the director his inspiration for every line he did and did multiple takes until he was satisfied. He also recorded the line over 1,000 times and also recorded his lines in Mandarin, Portuguese, French, and Spanish so they could use his real voice in those versions. He’s looking at his lines because Vin Diesel is a  dedicated  motherfucking professional

Vin Diesel made you fall in love with a character who said 4 words. The CGI brought his words to visual life, but they’d be meaningless without his amazing command of voice. 

Basically vin Diesel had the challenge of:
"OK, this is the message you’re trying to convey"
"Alright"
"But you can only ONLY say I am Groot”

Because every time Groot says “I am Groot” he means something and vin Diesel had to convey that message as best he could with only those 3 words through inflection, emphasis, and emotion.

image

Also, didn’t Vin also do the mocap for Groot?
Like yeah there was an “on-set groot” but Vin also did mocap, that’s why he wore those stilts to the premiere, because that’s how he did the mocap.

188,326 notes (via actual-bitch & mamalaz)Tags: basically just pictue vin doing the big dopey grin of Groot while covered in mocap stuff

Aug 29 '14

tomorrowwoman:

Story idea

Story from the point of view of a murderer who’s broken into a home for his 100th kill. Only for him to discover he’s broken into the house of a professional assassin and struggles to escape as he evades increasingly dangerous traps.

IE Basically the opposite yet still a horror movie.

So kind of a grown up version of Home Alone? 

2 notes (via tomorrowwoman)

Aug 29 '14

danseru-kun:

generalfrostjacket:

ohmygil:

nikii-the-slayerette:

ohmygil:

follow me on Twitter for more indignation about comic culture and bad puns.

They do realize people are usually referring to the comics, not the movies?

#where there’s an all female mutant team. a female muslim superhero. a female thor. a black captain america.#meanwhile dc is like ‘wonder woman isn’t a feminist.’

you mean like DC which has two prominent characters right now named “Superman” who are black? Or how the Batfamily has had leads that range from black man to lesbian former soldier to an upcoming series where the two leads are women of color? Where about half of the batbooks are led by people who aren’t white dudes? Or how there’s been a team of all women in the DCU for the past 15 years and even had a TV show based on the team? where DC has 7 female writers to Marvel’s 3?

Everyone fawns at Marvel for their progressiveness but the only thing they have is better PR

You bring up female Thor? When Wonder Woman has been around since the 40s? Plus, that “Wonder Woman is not a feminist” wasn’t even what the guy said.

And I honestly doubt that “Thor is a woman; Cap is black” will last.

Yeah the comic Birds of Prey had existed for a long time and had a TV series (although it wasn’t successful) before you boast about Agent Carter.

In the comics, didn’t Marvel recently have a grand total of comics featuring women that was ZERO, when DC had like 6?

Marvel just plays PR better announcing their new “progressive” stuff in huge press releases everyone knows about.

2,581 notes (via ginny9577 & ohmygil)

Aug 28 '14

youve-doomed-us-all-jerk:

chanmanthe2nd:

Dude so if these rumours about Momoa, the Rock and McNairy are legit then let’s look at the divergence from canon we’ve got in the DC movies

  • Race-bent Perry White
  • Race-bent Aquaman
  • Race-bent Shazam
  • Amputee Jimmy Olsen

I’m loving it, lads…

scott mcnairy’s playing jimmy olsen? an amputee jimmy olsen? kick-ass(i mean yeah its still a rumor, buttt)

I thought “Jenny” from MOS was the Jimmy Olsen analogue, so they had genderbent Jimmy already.

61 notes (via youve-doomed-us-all-jerk & chanmanthe2nd)

Aug 28 '14

mazarinedrake:

garykingoftheworld:

mazarinedrake:

the-real-seebs:

There’s an occasional belief that the SJW problem is a tumblr thing, or somehow a modern corruption. Lemme quote you a thing.

"I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."

The man who wrote that? Booker T. Washington. In 1911.

This is not a new problem.

(Previously mentioned elsewhere, but I figure it’s worth reproducing here.)

Definitely food for thought. The internet in general and tumblr in particular lets false information and harmful ideas propagate FASTER than ever, but the behavior and thought patterns? I’m sure they’re even older than this quote.

What’s the old quotes?

Mark Twain said a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth can even get it’s shoes on.

There’s the old supposed quote by Socrates about children being disrespectful.

Basically, IMO, there’s no “new” problems, only new technology making old problems things we all are more likely to see.

Human technology has advanced, basic human psychology hasn’t, and most problems are rooted in basic human psychology. 

I recently learned in an anthropology class that humans have been living in cities for less than a tenth of our species’ entire existence. The percentage might be even smaller than that, I don’t remember. The vast majority of our history was spent in small wandering bands, in which everyone was related by either blood or sex, like chimpanzees and bonobos. We looked after each other back then (anthropologists have found at least two skeletons in Europe that show signs of life-long disability due to injury or disease, but both skeletons were about 40 years old when they died, which was ancient back then. Somebody looked after those two people, even though they couldn’t hunt or gather their own food.)

Empathy is part of human psychology, but when we started building cities, living in close proximity to people we weren’t related to or having sex with, our empathy couldn’t handle it. Even though we no longer need to compete for food and other resources, because with modern technology there’s a surplus of nearly everything, we still feel like we need to hoard and fight. We still live by the code of “fuck you, my family has ours,” even though we don’t need to.

tl;dr we drastically changed our entire mode of existence a few thousand years ago and evolution hasn’t caught up yet.

This reminds me of “Dunbar’s Number”

It’s how many connections a person is able to relate to, and in humans the number is generally held to be around 150.

Basically, 150 people are “people” to most people, but beyond that, they just become roles like “The Mailman” or “The Cashier”

44 notes (via mazarinedrake & the-real-seebs)

Aug 28 '14

koblala:

im-in-lesbians-with-tony-perry:

soliloquyn:

therothwoman:

Can we talk about how Hairspray is a story where a not-conventionally-attractive girl gets the hot guy in the end without having to Become “Pretty.” Because we need more stories like that.

It’s also story about breaking down the barriers of racism which we also need more of.

And it’s about nice hair and cheesy dance moves, more things we need more of

It’s a movie where John Travolta plays a chic, which we need more of

John Waters doesn’t exactly do traditional stories. 

(Source: rouxx)

306,405 notes (via mischieformayhem & rouxx)

Aug 28 '14

mazarinedrake:

the-real-seebs:

There’s an occasional belief that the SJW problem is a tumblr thing, or somehow a modern corruption. Lemme quote you a thing.

"I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."

The man who wrote that? Booker T. Washington. In 1911.

This is not a new problem.

(Previously mentioned elsewhere, but I figure it’s worth reproducing here.)

Definitely food for thought. The internet in general and tumblr in particular lets false information and harmful ideas propagate FASTER than ever, but the behavior and thought patterns? I’m sure they’re even older than this quote.

What’s the old quotes?

Mark Twain said a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth can even get it’s shoes on.

There’s the old supposed quote by Socrates about children being disrespectful.

Basically, IMO, there’s no “new” problems, only new technology making old problems things we all are more likely to see.

Human technology has advanced, basic human psychology hasn’t, and most problems are rooted in basic human psychology. 

44 notes (via mazarinedrake & the-real-seebs)Tags: Not saying things can't get better Compare today to 60 years ago and we're better off in pretty much every way but some problems are just part of humanity and will never be fully eradicated

Aug 28 '14

64 notes (via wrestling-giffer)

Aug 28 '14

media-fanatic:

abendnebel:

Why do we love wrestling? Meet the former members of The Shield [x]:

Seth ‘Can-I-be-a-Pegasus?’ Rollins [x],

Roman ‘I-just-went-to-the-zoo-it’s-a-lama!’ Reigns [x],

and of course Dean ‘What?-It’s-for-charity!’ Ambrose [x].

Believe in the Puppies of Justice.

I legit can’t with these 3

362 notes (via media-fanatic & abendnebel)

Aug 28 '14

youve-doomed-us-all-jerk:

one of the complaints of MoS i hate most is “its all angst ughhh” like bruh, bruh did you watch the movie? superman did smile, he did enjoy himself, he did laugh and joke with lois, i do acknowledge there was angst in the film but the angst was handled in a way that was relevant and made it relatable, clark was struggling and wondering what his place and purpose in the world is and if you say you’ve never felt like that, then you are a liar, you cant just pick whatever parts you want for your complaint then ignore anything that contradicts you, thats not cool. Honestly i think the only reason they say its to much angst is because people arent used to seeing a superman who isnt “aww shucks, all is swell”, and instead got a superman who knew knew what it meant to feel lost to feel human.

This and the “Superman didn’t save people” things are my top two annoyances with MOS haters.

I’ll be the first to admit the movie isn’t perfect and has flaws, but those two complaints are such absolute bullshit.

You’re entitled to not like the movie (You’re entitled to not like any movie), but you’re not entitled to hate the movie for reasons that are blatantly factually incorrect if you paid even the slightest bit of attention.

44 notes (via youve-doomed-us-all-jerk)