I know I’ve posted this before but it is just that good! Especially the end. Here is the creators blog!
Someone took Daft Punk’s new single Get Lucky and set it to that famous footage of Michael Jackson debuting the moonwalk at the Motown 25th Anniversary. And it works.
It fits almost perfectly! Michael is a bit more enthusiastic than the beat requires but his moves just fit so well…
I’M CRYING, GUYS, CRYING.
The hardest part was the Katakana, that always trips me up.
He never said she’d be the leader singer, he said something along the lines of: Zukki has really been improving singing wise lately and if she keeps it up he’ll give her more lines. But that probably just means one line per single or something.
Ah~ okay. Thanks!
idolsandhollywood started following you
im sorry but i cannot believe i am anything but the blog you follow but are ashamed of following
(ps your theme is adorable)
Awww not true at all~ <3
Léa Seydoux in Prada Candy L’eau by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Thank you magical people of Idol swap!
I’m able to get the Zukki shirt for a cheaper price AND just what I want. xD
I didn’t care to much for Pictures or wristband. JUST THAT MAGICAL SHIRT!
I want Zukki goods too~
I’m reading up on the Memoirs of a Geisha controversy, since I’d neither seen the movie nor read the book, and the more I read about it, the more pissed off I get. Basically it went down like this:
Japanese woman tells white American man about her past life as a geisha. White American man then writes a novel that sells itself as an accurate memoir of Japanese woman’s life, but instead falsifies a number of her life events, misrepresents her trade, and exoticises her culture. He also names her as a source even though she specifically asked him to keep her anonymous. Japanese woman gets death threats. White American man becomes bestselling author.
Then Japanese woman gets fed up and writes her own memoir to set the record straight. Meanwhile, white American man’s book gets adapted into a film that grosses $162 million and wins three Oscars.
Memoirs of a Geisha author Arthur Golden always said it was a fictionalised account with extra information and background information given by Mineko Iwasaki. Sayuri was not meant to be a version of Iwasaki.
Also I think I should also point out that Golden countered her claim of defamation by claiming that he had tapes of their conversation proving that she had admitted that the mizuage was a real tradition in Gion but, tellingly, never said anything about whether or not her claim that he should keep her name a secret was true. So that says a lot.
Iwasaki’s lawsuit was settled out of court so I think it’s fair to say that neither had a strong enough case to fully win/defend against the other.
Whatever really was true or not true neither party has backed down from their position of claiming they are in the right but neither has spoken about what happened in court either.
These stories are never as simple as they sound.
Sometimes I wonder what Hugo was trying to say when he wrote Grantaire and his relationship with Enjolras (goddamn that novel, everything in its billion trillion pages was making a point)…
In a book where a lot of the characters are proper Heroes (with a capital H), willing to fight and die for things like freedom and justice, Grantaire’s not really that. He spends most of his page time drunkenly monologuing and then he manages to sleep through all the noble speechifying and glorious battles. He annoys people and he wastes his potential and his chosen nickname is just one letter. Spiritually, he’s about as low as you can get, except that he deeply loves, in whatever way, someone else.
Loves Enjolras so much, in fact, that he doesn’t want to live in a world without him- but also places him, and by default his ideals, so high above himself that he asks permission before getting in the way of his ‘fine death’.
Grantaire’s love is almost completely unselfish and that’s his redemption- Enjolras finally accepts him once he realises that the thing Grantaire was thinking, believing, willing, living and dying for was him.
So the point was, I think, “yeah, you can be cynical and depressive and a bit of a pain in the arse, but if you really love someone none of that matters, you’re worth something, you’re heroic.’ So that’s nice. I’m just gonna go cry now….
I love that that was the major theme of the novel and so it’s kinda why I get kinda sad that they made Éponine much more sympathetic in the stage musical.
In the book I really like how she is redeemed by her love for Marius and how Hugo believes so ardently in the power of love to make us better people. Éponine isn’t really that nice in the beginning just pitiable because her parents silly ways made them bankrupted and robbed her of her youth, but she was willing to scam and rob Jean and Cosette with her parents if she didn’t think that it would make Marius dislike her.
The cruelties of the street may have robbed her of her youth but it was love that gave her back her humanity in the harshest of situations.
Grantaire love for Enjolras is really sweet too like Grantaire saw in Enjolras as the perfect person he felt he wasn’t worthy of being. Like when someone self sabotages because they are scared for failing. However it was that death scene, after he sees that Enjolras is afraid of the pain of death just like him as they hid in the wine shop, that I think it turns in to romantic love.
Les Misérables is really a good book.
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) - David Bowie.
Starring Tilde Swinton as the Wife, Saskia De Brauw as Celebrity 2, Andrej Pejic as Celebrity 1, Iselin Steiro as the Vocalist, Yves Berlin as Guitar, Folake Olowofoyeku as Bass and Randy Michael as the Drums.
I loved the music video even if it freaked me out a bit. Also the model they got to play pseudo David (Iselin Steiro) was kinda perfect~!
I’ve never read it | I need to read it | I hate it | ugh | it was okay | I loved it | asdfghjkl
Every time i see an ad for a new period drama i start shouting at my tv
omg but if the BBC doesn’t release a six part romantic look at ONE [insert now obselete or radically changed institution] over a certain period of time with [x actor who is in everything]
then Great Britain will literally crumble into the sea
- Actors seem to be in everything over here because we have a much smaller population so a much smaller pool of actors to choose from.
- We make a lot of period drama’s because that’s what Americans want to buy off us, so we make a lot of money off them. Tbh most of our drama’s are set in the modern day but none of you guys hear about them because they only broadcast over here. Have you heard of Mrs Browns Boys? Most popular show on TV right now here.
- We have a long history so if we do make period drama we can use them to re introduce important events back into the public memory. Despite the way it is with actor, that you see them all the time, we have a much bigger pool of writers and they all have their pet projects. When a friend of my Grandad made his first film “My Childhood” he choose to make it about his childhood in the post war period in his home Newcraighall, a lot of writers do projects like that. You can bet that most of the people writing Call the Midwife are from the East End of London.
There now you know.
I grew up in London and there are too many period dramas
And my heart can not take it anymore. I’d much prefer more shows about the London i grew up in or shit that isn’t a period drama. The present is plenty interesting and i’d see more brown people. Which is nice
I grew up in Scotland so think how I feel. In the past ten years there has been two TV show set here as far as I can remember, Case Histories and Pram Face. It not helped by BBC Scotland setting all of there shows in Glasgow. There is literally 0.01% chance of me seeing anyone like me on TV in Edinburgh because that is how big the half white half Black Caribbean group is up here. I’m not complaining since it statistically accurate. London is a different story.
What about Misfits and Utopia, aren’t they set in London? I also like My Mad Fat Diary since Lincolnshire isn’t represented that well on TV.