“You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay supporting scenes that portray women in scenarios of sexual torture and violence for entertainment purposes, but they are trying to force us to look away from a scene that shows a woman in a sexual scenario, which is both complicit and complex. It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than this film. … There is something very distorted about this reality that they’ve created, which is that it is OK to torture women on screen. Any kind of violence towards women in a sexual scenario is fine. But give a woman pleasure? No way. Not a chance. That’s pornography.”—Ryan Gosling, in a letter protesting the NC-17 rating of ‘Blue Valentine’. The rating was based on one consensual sex scene, in which he goes down on Michelle Williams. (via agarfields)
No, I don’t care about footballers’ wives and girlfriends.
Yes, this is the engineering WAG. Wild Ass Guess.
Because when we run through all our calculations and give non-engineers (and other engineers) our results what we don’t tell them is the thousands of estimations, guesstimations, and assumptions we made along the way. We’re not really smart, but we know that sometimes a WAG is better than nothing.
“Most of the writers I know are weird hybrids. There’s a strong streak of egomania coupled with extreme shyness. Writing’s kind of like exhibitionism in private. And there’s also a strange loneliness, and a desire to have some kind of conversation with people, but not a real great ability to do it in person.”— David Foster Wallace (via tarts) (via unicornology, sometimesagreatnotion) (via zuckerborg) (via likeastairmaster)
Especially the epic mood swings that sometimes come with mine. And when I say epic, I mean epic. The smallest thing makes me want to burst into tears. Or even when there’s nothing going on, I just want to cry.
ngl, when it gets really bad I knock on my parents’ door and cuddle with them. But since they are overseas I need to find some other way to cheer up so here is a list of good things that happened today. Maybe thinking of happy things will trick a smile onto my face!
Made plans to see Iman tomorrow!
Lecturer told me I’m good at animating expressions.
I might have felt like shit but I looked damn good today.
I got to drive in the rain! There’s no better music than rain.
I only spent 17.60RM, and most of that was for fuel & parking.
I’m home, it’s time to chill with some good stories.