Zoe's Found Objects

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It’s a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you’re hurt.

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Ink and resin on paper 29,7x21 cm


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Agnes Martin, Falling Blue, 1963; oil and graphite on canvas; 71 7/8 in. x 72 in. (182.56 cm x 182.88 cm)


Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)

I’m quoting this ‘cause Melissa calls it out so hard that Kloves and Yates are hurting from the thumping - and I have absolutely NOTHING to add to it.

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this is perfection, but can we possibly throw in the character shift for Ginny as well? perhaps it’s not as drastic as Hermione’s, but I think that’s only because Ginny (alongside Neville and Luna) takes a backseat to a lot of the goings-on, in both the movies and the books.

but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say they HATE movie!Ginny — mainly because she was mostly used for sex appeal (coughDH1cough) and we never got to see her personality and understand what attracted Harry to her in the films.

yes we see her helping Harry with Quidditch tryouts in HBP and probably the best Ginny moments are the DA practices in OotP, but aside from that we don’t hear things like “she learned to fly so well because she’s been stealing each of her brother’s brooms from the broom shed and practicing since the age of six” or “size is no guarantee of power”. I adore book!Ginny with all my heart because she is perfect for Harry — I mean, I could never seriously see Harry and Hermione working out because of her complete lack of interest in his favorite subject: Quidditch. Whereas he and Ginny could talk for hours about it and not get bored.

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it’s like the movie writers/directors forgot that each of the four characters is a realistic person - with strengths, flaws, areas of growth, and personal interests and opinions and pet peeves. That’s what makes them so rich and interesting in the books.

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To me, what’s most interesting about this is that we can’t seem to easily conceptualize this as objectification. We objectify women by treating them as less than human, but we also objectify people by putting them on pedestals, by not fully recognizing them as multifaceted humans - most noticeably as in the manic pixie dream girl phenomenon, but this example of Hermione fits in with the idea too.

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Artist & Sculptor:

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

"空的時刻 勿忘死亡"

H122 cm x W27 cm x D23 cm




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Mary Lambert's Tips For Staying Positive (Even On Really Bad Days) - ›


No crying on Sundays — or any other day of the week for that matter.

This Seattle songstress knows a thing or two about picking yourself up from a dark place. Four years ago she was nearly homeless, but this year she performed alongside Macklemore at the Grammy Awards. She is currently working on a music video for the song “Body Love” off her upcoming album Welcome to the Age of My Body.

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Step One: Do whatever makes you feel good, inside and out.

Step One: Do whatever makes you feel good, inside and out.

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End of list.

End of list.

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But – just in case – Mary gave BuzzFeed a few more tricks to turn any day around.

But – just in case – Mary gave BuzzFeed a few more tricks to turn any day around.


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This is what people see as they commute to work in Philly. 

Hollaback Philly is absolutely doing it right

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Jerry Goldsmith - The Transformation/Mulan Leaves (Short Hair)

The Transformation/Mulan Leaves (Short Hair) | Mulan OST

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Emy Mills.

Polygon painting.


Ceramics by Clive Bowen, image by Drew at Gallery Le Fey

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I'm definitely a morning person. I wake up dead happy, looking forward to having my cereal!

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Animals with their babies

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"So what are you doing for Valentine’s Day?"

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