“And as someone who writes about movies, and who cares about the big, flawed thing we call fandom, I’m saddened by someone turning that shared enthusiasm into a weapon. And even if this tragedy hadn’t happened at the premiere of one of a dwindling number of genuinely mass cultural events, I hate the idea of using an audience’s suspension of disbelief, their openness to and absorption in the spectacle unfolding before them, as cover—the gunman reportedly started shooting during a sequence involving gunfire, meaning the audience was slower to react. We are vulnerable when we go to the movies, open to fear, and love, and disgust, and rapture, surrendering our brains and hearts to someone else’s vision of the world. We don’t expect to surrender our bodies, too.”—How the Colorado theater shooting exploited one of our last mass, in-person cultural events. (via dallowayward)
I know from some of your past posts that you live in Colorado and I heard what happened at the theater last night. I don't know if you live around that town, but I'm really sorry and I really hope you're okay. :(
Oh my god….. I hadn’t heard about it til this…
Holy shit, I’m fine… Direct your well-wishing to those families.
I find a lot of the WoT characters really aggravating a lot of the time, but that doesn't mean that they aren't all awesome in their own way (though some are admittedly less awesome than others). I think Elayne just has a little more maturing to do. Right now she's still kind of childish (I feel like a lot of her relationship with Rand is just childish petulance and jealousy on her part), but I think once she grows out of it and fully into her power she'll be a much more likeable character.
Even when people annoy me, I see their potential and remember what they CAN be
I don’t think she’s gain her bit of wisdom yet. not like Nynaeve, rand or perrin have recently. Maybe she will come Tarmon Gai’don.
No, that’s what I’m saying. I think she has a ways to go. She is a little bit too single-minded at the moment, and almost needs some humanizing. A nice epiphany like Rand’s would be ideal. He is so much less annoying after that.
She’s Rand’s equal in strength of will, I think. She hasn’t been burdened quite to the extent that he has, but they are both fucking DRIVEN. Maybe we have different ideas about the definition of ‘equal.’
Thinking herself equal to The Mother Fucking Dragon Reborn. Preposterous.How Aes Sedai of her to think she automatically knows what’s best for the world. I doubt she will be facing the Dark One but they forget that that’s what their asking Rand to do
uh, she IS his equal…they’re both HUMAN.
She does show arrogance, and I find her lacking in personality at times, but I think a lot of that is just her feeling out her way. She hasn’t figured out yet exactly how to deal with people, and probably WANTS to be grown up or powerful so badly that she acts the part a little too much, because she thinks she needs to, because the world needs to see that.
It’s part of an understandable character development. She may think she knows what’s best, and she needs to see that she doesn’t, and you’ll love her all the more for having come around to that realization.
Rand may be the Dragon Reborn but he is EVERY BIT as fucking aggravating as any of the others.
I’m kind of surprised to see that the longest song on there is 7:16
I’m so used to Hans Zimmer soundtracks having a bunch of moderately-lengthed songs and then one ASS-LONG one.. I guess 7:16 is still longer than the others on the soundtrack, but I’m used to 9, 10, 16, 18 minute songs.