“No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your “religious freedom.” If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.”—
So I just started watching Person of Interest for the 1st time for the last two days and I’m hooked. I’m now on episode 15 and I don’t want to stop! Just one more episode left tho and then I have to wait like everyone else for it to come back in March. Pretty bummed out. Not that far away but messing up my flow man.
OH. & I ship John/Joss (Detective Carter) so hard! Jim Cavaziel is lovely to look at and Taraji P. Henson is a bamf in this show. Picture perfect. I can go on and on over the moments but I’ll save that for another post. I’ll just say they’re the main reason why I was curious about the show in the first place since a couple of my followers, Nicole was one of them, spread them on my dash. I mean it’s obvious Reese is still concerned and worries about her welfare even tho his “job” to do that has passed. Now I watch for them and the plots because there’s always a twist at the end. Keeps me on my toes.
Overall, I gotta new show to watch on Thursdays. I love finding new shows to watch. Especially at the beginning when the fanbase isn’t so huge and annoying.
So I had a really great convo with my best friend Alissa today, and we were talking about the importance of treating your fans right, treating people right. That when people accept me they accept you guys because we’re a package deal. We stick together, we’re very close. I’ve spoken and hung out with so many of you. Alissa told me the story of waiting 9 years for a star she loved to respond to her or show her some appreciation and she still didn’t really ever get the validation she deserved. The first and only fan letter I wrote was to Moby for his album play I believe. I never got a response… no one I ever was crazy about as a fan gave me the time of day no matter how many photos I saved or songs I sang in the car. They made me feel like a fan, below them, not on their level. I hope I can always make you guys feel validated. My firstname.lastname@example.org is a bit spammed out right now so steer clear of that and lets stick to tumblr and twitter til I catch up lol. Every country I visit, every place I go I hope to meet you all, spend time with you, get to know your lives and become fans of every one of you. I brought in my close friend Hannah Tyson @teamkatgraham to help me with whatever you guys need. When there’s a follow or a fan that feels overlooked she helps me see through everything and brings important fan concerns to my attention. She’s 18 and has me 24.7 which means you guys do too. With filming and rehearsals the album, I never want to be slipping with you guys. You’re a priority and my goal is to continue to make you number one priority. Thanks for always “keeping it real” and supporting me. talk to you soon. stay LOUD. they hear you.
First of all - YES. Meryl Streep is a great actress. Let’s set that straight.
But her long, varied career has been made possible because she is a blonde, white, reasonably attractive woman who is afforded the access, the luxury of having the pick of the litter when it comes to meaty roles. That, coupled with her obvious talent, has built up her career.
The tragedy of Viola Davis losing is not necessarily because her performance was better than Streep’s. To say that any one film or director or actor in a category is better than another is just really not realistic. That being said, Viola has been robbed. Because unlike white, blonde Meryl Streep Viola does not have access to a myriad of meaty roles to show her talent. She is limited, and it is that limitation which bars black actors and actresses from shining. Meryl Streep has been nominated 17 times. How many times do you think Viola Davis is going to be nominated in her career? As a black, dark skinned woman out of her 20s? How many Margaret Thatchers are out there for an actress like her? As meaningless as the Oscars themselves are, to an actor’s career they are everything - you’re already at a disadvantage when you’re black, older, and female - even winning an Oscar doesn’t always necessarily mean great roles (look at Halle). The Academy has basically turned away over 80 years of ignoring black talent in favor of the starlets and leading men they build up for nothing and I, for one, am horrified. Maybe I’ll feel different in the morning but right now all I can do is pray for Viola who I’m sure is absolutely gutted right now.
“I love animation because in the world of animation, you can be anything you wanna be. If you’re a fat woman, you can play a skinny princess. If you’re a short, wimpy guy, you can play a tall gladiator. If you’re a white man, you can play an Arabian prince. And if you’re a black man, you can play a donkey or a zebra.”—CHRIS ROCK, introducing the Best Animated Film Oscar. (via inothernews)