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wabisabiforrobots:

From J.J. Abrams’s new TED Talk "Let Them Eat X-Wings":

Hi, I’m J.J. Abrams.  You might remember me from “Felicity”?  I used to be all about this concept called “The Mystery Box,” which is basically the same idea as “The Prestige” but if I called it that people would know I just stole it from Christopher Nolan.  
Anyway, after directing “Super 8” and the “Star Trek” films, I realized that the target audience for me and any other popular filmmaker right now consists solely of emotionally crippled man-babies who just want a comforting feedback loop of shit they liked when they were kids.  
Once I realized this, I decided to focus less on “mystery” and “surprise” and more on “promotion” and “hype.”
Allow me to demonstrate.

Here I am definitely standing next to an X-Wing.  Which means there will definitely be at least ONE X-Wing in the next “Star Wars.”  No mystery there.  No, if anything it’s just soothing reassurance and that’s appropriate since we are in fact dealing with adult babies who feel betrayed by their last pop culture idol/surrogate father figure:

No, no, the other one.

There you go!
That’s part of the reason why I only make subtle changes to iconic designs.  That and so that they’re still recognizable when lit like a Black Eyed Peas video.

Still, it’s better than all available alternatives.  I mean, could you imagine if Michael Bay was rebooting the ‘Star Wars’ franchise?  That X-Wing would probably have spinning rims, truck nuts, and a Confederate flag!  Christopher Nolan? He’d make it work, although then the X-Wing would have to be painted black or gunmetal gray and end up looking like something out of “Starship Troopers.”  At least Paul Verhoeven’s fascism was ironic, right? 

Anyway, my time is almost up but before I go I want to leave you with this:

Check it out!  It’s R2-D2!  And he looks the same!  No worse and certainly no better.  So relax, all you man-babies.  Papa Abrams isn’t going to give you anything that’ll upset your little man-baby tummies.  

wabisabiforrobots:

From J.J. Abrams’s new TED Talk "Let Them Eat X-Wings":

Hi, I’m J.J. Abrams.  You might remember me from “Felicity”?  I used to be all about this concept called “The Mystery Box,” which is basically the same idea as “The Prestige” but if I called it that people would know I just stole it from Christopher Nolan.  

Anyway, after directing “Super 8” and the “Star Trek” films, I realized that the target audience for me and any other popular filmmaker right now consists solely of emotionally crippled man-babies who just want a comforting feedback loop of shit they liked when they were kids.  

Once I realized this, I decided to focus less on “mystery” and “surprise” and more on “promotion” and “hype.”

Allow me to demonstrate.

Here I am definitely standing next to an X-Wing.  Which means there will definitely be at least ONE X-Wing in the next “Star Wars.”  No mystery there.  No, if anything it’s just soothing reassurance and that’s appropriate since we are in fact dealing with adult babies who feel betrayed by their last pop culture idol/surrogate father figure:

No, no, the other one.

There you go!

That’s part of the reason why I only make subtle changes to iconic designs.  That and so that they’re still recognizable when lit like a Black Eyed Peas video.

Still, it’s better than all available alternatives.  I mean, could you imagine if Michael Bay was rebooting the ‘Star Wars’ franchise?  That X-Wing would probably have spinning rims, truck nuts, and a Confederate flag!  Christopher Nolan? He’d make it work, although then the X-Wing would have to be painted black or gunmetal gray and end up looking like something out of “Starship Troopers.”  At least Paul Verhoeven’s fascism was ironic, right? 

Anyway, my time is almost up but before I go I want to leave you with this:

Check it out!  It’s R2-D2!  And he looks the same!  No worse and certainly no better.  So relax, all you man-babies.  Papa Abrams isn’t going to give you anything that’ll upset your little man-baby tummies.  

tepidlachlan:

When kids point out things you’re really self conscious about

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It’s not as simple as that. It’s not a black-and-white issue. There are so many shades of gray.”
“There’s no grays, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.”
“It’s a lot more complicated than that-“
“No. It ain’t. When people say things are more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.”
“Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes-“
“But they starts with thinking about people as things.

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Granny Weatherwax to Mightily Oats (from Carpe Jugulum, Terry Pratchett)

I’ve posted this before, copied by hand because I couldn’t find in the format I wanted.

It’s when you treat people as things. That’s where it starts.

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electricshawty:

this tweet is everything

electricshawty:

this tweet is everything

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veruca-assault:

ms-kawesome:

The next time a man starts yelling at you, cut him off and tell him you just can’t talk to him when he’s being so emotional.

I have done this and can confirm that is a LOT of fun to watch them implode afterward.

harikondabolu:

upworthy:

The Frustrating Plot Hole In The Superman Movies That Seems To Fly Over Everyone’s Head

Comedian Hari Kondabolu (harikondabolu) humorously points out an inconvenient fact about Superman. (Not that you should start rooting for Lex Luthor.)

YouTube comments indicate that a lot of anti-immigrant folks don’t like this. Neither do some nerds. I, however, am still proud of this piece.

Anything that makes racist nerds angry is FINE BY ME!

earthdad:

princedollyjellyfish:

ohsocialjustice:

A very good way of going about explaining this issue. It’s good to see something positive come from Tumblr.

HOLY SHIT. THIS. THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. SHUT YOUR MOUTH ABOUT MEN VS WOMEN. @_@

this is literally so important

Spikes the fucking ball. Awesome.

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Angel M. Castillo: Part VIII
Merrill Barr

artistalleypod:

In this episode: Merrill is rejoined by Artist Alley regular Angel Castillo to talk about the important of life outside of creativity.

Download this episode

Recorded: July 17th, 2014

Music: Robot Future by John Ruelas, Subtextual by Da7e

My friend Merrill Barr had me back on his podcast where we talk about living lives outside of writing so we can “fill the well” to actually have things to talk about when we write.