Brief Thoughts: A Lifestyle Too Extreme – Glee’s Rocky Horror is Censorsational

Confused Gender

Brief thoughts on the horror of watching Glee’s Rocky Horror.

I remember watching The Rocky Horror Show when I was around 13/14 and simply having no reaction at all to what I’d seen. it seems wholly possible to me now that my brain simply deleted parts of the movie that it couldn’t process leaving behind a few good memories of the Time Warp, Meatloaf and Susan Sarandon in her underwear. In hindsight I’m surprised that I handled the thing so well and surprised that my parents allowed the experience. Despite English suburbia not being the most progressive place to grow up I’m grateful my background allowed for it.

I didn’t see the film again until I was 25. I fell in love with it’s vibrancy and the sheer joy in the material, despite what I initially read to be a wildly confused subtext regarding gender and sexuality. The problem was…

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Meta-Slash-Feminist Filmmaking : Cabin in the Woods has Lots of Gore, Boobs and Even More Intelligence

Confused Gender

*major spoilers*

When Tarantino was conceiving the Grindhouse project his initial idea was to write and direct a quickie slasher movie as a love-letter to movies that have influenced him over the years. His obvious recent shift in ideology and love of reconceptualising genre movies to make them politically palatable meant that ultimately he couldn’t see a way to direct a slasher that wasn’t demeaning to women and ended up completely rehashing the project into something completely different, albeit still containing slasher-esque elements.

Demmit, she didn’t get nekkid.

Joss Whedon1, another horror fanatic who has also made a name for himself overturning genre conventions and is mostly famous for being the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, perhaps the feminist genre icon for my generation, has since decided to tackle this seemingly impossible beast and has himself created a modern slasher movie with a meta textual element which…

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A Saturday Comic???

Life of Bria

Screw the schedule! Everybody’s so pissed about that transploitation movie, (Re)Assignment, that I just couldn’t sit on this comic until Monday. It’s clearly just the screen-writer’s teenaged forced-femme jerk-off fantasy come to the big screen, but what could have been done to make it… not awful? Well, this bonus comic attempts to address that. What do you think? Could that movie have been salvageable?

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Tips for Bimbos

Maybe Socrates was just a Bimbo with a beard? He apparently did have a thing for the young boys..
Good read: The Master and his Emissary, has a few things to say about Socrates and the kind of world his ilk have created.

Julian O'Dea

I had vaguely heard of the “bimbo movement” some time ago, but a site that referred to an old post on this blog alerted me to its reality. To the extent that anything on the Internet is real, of course …

[Added in August 2015. Here is an article I have written on the bimbo fetish and lifestyle.]

Most of the bimbos are Americans, which may partly reflect the tendency for Americans to go to extremes. Also, America sort of invented the “bimbo”. Other nations, like Australia and Britain, have had to make do with “floosies”:

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It is not hard to see the bimbo movement as a semi-serious reaction to the feminist career woman movement. The bimbos may be adopting the life strategy of maximising their marital prospects when they are as young and peachy as possible. TempestTCup has written recently about the problem of women waiting until they are…

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Phi in the Sky – As Above So Below

Wow, that’s really cool

MalagaBay

Phi in the Sky - As Above So Below

The renaissance of Natural Philosophy in the Renaissance period laid the foundation stones which enabled the construction of the modern scientific edifice.

The Renaissance also renewed interest in anti-Aristotelian theories of nature considered as an organic, living whole comprehensible independently of theology, as in the work of Nicholas of Cusa, Nicholas Copernicus, Giordano Bruno, Telesius, and Tommaso Campanella.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophers#Renaissance

Nicholas of Kues (1401 – 1464), also referred to as Nicolaus Cusanus and Nicholas of Cusa, was a German philosopher, theologian, jurist, and astronomer.

One of the first German proponents of Renaissance humanism, he made spiritual and political contributions in European history.

A notable example of this is his mystical or spiritual writings on “learned ignorance,” as well as his participation in power struggles between Rome and the German states of the Holy Roman Empire.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_of_Cusa

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543) was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric…

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INFJ: The Oracle, “The Matrix” [mini-post]

I want to be an INFJ when I grow up..

Heroes & Villains of MBTI

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INFJ, the Counselor, the Defender, the Seer

She only gets one scene, but it’s a doozy. I couldn’t pass up profiling the Oracle despite her brief appearance, so here’s a mini-post with an analysis of the wise old lady’s top two functions.

Dominant Function: Ni/Introverted Intuition, “Anticipate the Experience”

INFJ-Oracle-pics01The Oracle’s whole shtick is predicting what’s going to happen. She understands both the system of the Matrix and the nature of human beings, and can put the pieces together to determine likely outcomes. One gets the impression by the end of the movie that she isn’t so much seeing into the future, but making very insightful leaps of intuition about people’s probable actions.

For instance: It isn’t too hard to see that the combination of the danger around Neo, plus the savior complex of Morpheus (or sidekick-to-the-savior complex), equals an inevitable situation where Morpheus might sacrifice himself to save Neo…

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INTP: Ariadne, “Inception”

Ariadne the INTP Architect

Heroes & Villains of MBTI

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INTP, the Architect, the Thinker, the Philosopher

It’s pretty tidy how the common INTP archetype name is also Ariadne’s job description. As an Architect in MBTI, she’s drawn to figuring out how the world works, and to implementing daring new ideas. As an Achitect in Inception, she’s able to create whole new worlds out of pure imagination.

Sounds like a nifty analogy for a screenwriter to me. The writer often spends long hours crafting the perfect world by way of words, only to hand it over to a temperamental director and see them stomp all over it. Ariadne stays by Cobb’s side the whole way, basically re-writing as she goes to keep up with his mercurial needs.

Dominant Function: Introverted Thinking (Ti), “Analyze the Experience”

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Ariadne is a fountain of questions during her training. Even before Cobb tells her what he’s hiring her for, her curiosity is piqued by…

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