Or we’ll just do it all goth and shit to begin with.
So I was looking through my blog and a lot of people have reblogged my post about female characters in Science Fiction.
But someone who reblogged it decided it was… too judgmental. If you don’t want to look at pictures that judge things - stop looking at memes, but I digress.
Now what I think this meme does is take a basic comparison we have seen before, of Hermione vs. Bella, and expands on it. That comparison is meant to show how some characters are weaker and some are stronger when faced with great emotional distress and turmoil. So, I don’t mean weak as in shallowly thought out by the author, but weak as in weak willed as a person (for anyone who was going there.)
And yes there are people out there who handle things the way Bella handles losing Edward, but should be we feeding that behavior by aggrandizing it? Wouldn’t it be better for those young girls - I mean people to see strong FEMALE (rather than just male) characters face horrible odds with determination and heart rather than fall apart when their boyfriend dumps them - I mean when things get tough.
But ultimately we are talking about a MEME on the INTERNET comparing FICTIONAL CHARACTERS for ENTERTAINMENT. Don’t turn around and make that about how people shouldn’t be bashing other people’s emotional responses to situations. This is a debate about what fictional characters represent not a depiction of how people who have a hard time with something are pussies.
I say this as someone who *gasp* read and enjoyed the Twilight books back when the movies were just a twinkle in Stephenie Meyers’ eye. I also say this as someone who *gasp* recently faced a great loss and has been having a lot of emotional difficulty as a result. I love scifi, I love vampire books, and I love my mother may she rest in peace. And If I had even begun to think this picture was bashing people and not Twilight I wouldn’t have posted it.
Also, I want to know why someone would reblog a picture they don’t agree with or like?
At least, at least the person who inspired this little exploration into how my mind processes memes analytically also inspired the person whose blog I’ve linked, gavinsaurusrex.
Thank you and good afternoon.
By now, most Quentin Tarantino fans are aware of the connections interlaced throughout all of his films. John Travolta’s Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction is the brother of Michael Madsen’s Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs, Harvey Keitel’s Mr. White worked with Alabama from True Romance, the plot basis for Kill Bill is described as the synopsis for a TV series in Pulp Fiction, etc.
Now the epiphany that Eli Roth’s character of Donny Donowitz aka “The Bear Jew” in Inglourious Basterds is the father of the movie producer Lee Donowitz in True Romance has inspired a truly mind-blowing theory that the rest of the films (chronologically speaking) in Tarantino’s filmography take place in a world where [Inglorious Basterds spoiler] World War II came to an end when Adolf Hitler was brutally murdered in a movie theater by the Basterds.
As it turns out, Donny Donowitz, ‘The Bear Jew’, is the father of movie producer Lee Donowitz from True Romance – which means that, in Tarantino’s universe, everybody grew up learning about how a bunch of commando Jews machine gunned Hitler to death in a burning movie theater, as opposed to quietly killing himself in a bunker. Because World War 2 ended in a movie theater, everybody lends greater significance to pop culture, hence why seemingly everybody has Abed-level knowledge of movies and TV. Likewise, because America won World War 2 in one concentrated act of hyperviolent slaughter, Americans as a whole are more desensitized to that sort of thing. Hence why Butch is unfazed by killing two people, Mr. White and Mr. Pink take a pragmatic approach to killing in their line of work, Esmerelda the cab driver is obsessed with death, etc. You can extrapolate this further when you realize that Tarantino’s movies are technically two universes – he’s gone on record as saying that Kill Bill and From Dusk ‘Til Dawn take place in a ‘movie movie universe’; that is, they’re movies that characters from the Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, and Death Proof universe would go to see in theaters. (Kill Bill, after all, is basically Fox Force Five, right on down to Mia Wallace playing the title role.) What immediately springs to mind about Kill Bill and From Dusk ‘Til Dawn? That they’re crazy violent, even by Tarantino standards. These are the movies produced in a world where America’s crowning victory was locking a bunch of people in a movie theater and blowing it to bits – and keep in mind, Lee Donowitz, son of one of the people on the suicide mission to kill Hitler, is a very successful movie producer. Basically, it turns every Tarantino movie into alternate reality sci fi. I love it so hard.
This is pretty awesome.
My mind hurts. This is crazy.
I think I just had a geekgasm…