Posts tagged "Girls"

It’s Album Covers I Love time!: Girls Crying edition Pt. 1  Well it’s so adorable, isn’t it? It’s so college-y and indie and everything the Postal Service’s target audience is, and I guess that means it’s so me (though this scene is neat by my standards). I like, as you could perhaps tell from this series, album covers that tell a story, and this has so much detail from which to construct a narrative. Our Heroine has taken off her glasses for a good sob — see the balled up Kleenex around the place — and she can’t even fall asleep on her bed with her stuffed animals, because that’s where the letters that have presumably made her so miserable are. Has she been out? There are some high heels off to the side there, as if she’d kicked them off when she returned home, too weary and heartbroken to put them away. She’ll wake up later on and climb into bed for some proper rest. I hope she feels better in the morning. I rate this nine out of ten Zach Braffs.

It’s Album Covers I Love time!: Girls Crying edition Pt. 1 Well it’s so adorable, isn’t it? It’s so college-y and indie and everything the Postal Service’s target audience is, and I guess that means it’s so me (though this scene is neat by my standards). I like, as you could perhaps tell from this series, album covers that tell a story, and this has so much detail from which to construct a narrative. Our Heroine has taken off her glasses for a good sob — see the balled up Kleenex around the place — and she can’t even fall asleep on her bed with her stuffed animals, because that’s where the letters that have presumably made her so miserable are. Has she been out? There are some high heels off to the side there, as if she’d kicked them off when she returned home, too weary and heartbroken to put them away. She’ll wake up later on and climb into bed for some proper rest. I hope she feels better in the morning. I rate this nine out of ten Zach Braffs.


It’s Album Covers I Love time!: Girls Crying edition pt. 2  Yuki Chikudate sure is pretty, even (especially?) when she’s upset. Even with her toy record player to cheer her up, those Polaroids have ruined her evening. She looks kind of peaceful at this moment; has she fallen asleep like the Postal Service girl, or does she just have her eyes closed in between sobbing sessions? Either way, I still feel like carefully taking that tissue out of her hand, giving her a hug and telling her it’ll all be OK.

It’s Album Covers I Love time!: Girls Crying edition pt. 2 Yuki Chikudate sure is pretty, even (especially?) when she’s upset. Even with her toy record player to cheer her up, those Polaroids have ruined her evening. She looks kind of peaceful at this moment; has she fallen asleep like the Postal Service girl, or does she just have her eyes closed in between sobbing sessions? Either way, I still feel like carefully taking that tissue out of her hand, giving her a hug and telling her it’ll all be OK.



But boys will be boys And girls have those eyes That’ll cut you to ribbons sometimes And all you can do is just wait by the moon And bleed if that’s what she says you ought to do.

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Here’s Looking at You, Kid”
This is all I could think of during this scene. I maintain Wall-E is the Greatest Love Story of Our Time.

But boys will be boys
And girls have those eyes
That’ll cut you to ribbons sometimes
And all you can do is just wait by the moon
And bleed if that’s what she says you ought to do.

-The Gaslight Anthem, “Here’s Looking at You, Kid”

This is all I could think of during this scene. I maintain Wall-E is the Greatest Love Story of Our Time.


rachelhills is being interesting on Britney:

Britney Spears and why it’s painful to be beautiful
[…]
But five-song lulls mean time for thinking, and I spent most of it thinking about just how much the success of Britney Spears - and even her mental health - is measured and predicated on the way she looks. As I’ve written before: Britney with fat on her body is read as ”off the rails”; skinny, toned Britney means “she’s baaaaack” - as much so as the quality of her albums or songs.

Could a non-lithe Britney have turned Blackout into a success, or would it now be one of the decade’s great underrated records. (Yeah, probably the latter.)
However, this:

And that even if you naturally possess all the qualities that make a woman considered beautiful by the majority of people, it’s still something you can turn up and down, even on and off, at will - through clothing, hairstyle, make up, high heels, etc. So much of what we think of as beautiful is really about performing femininity, regardless of your body shape or bone structure.

Disagree. I must defer to my man Drake on this one.*
Read the full thing here.
*Though reading through it again, Hills seems to be talking about women being beautiful for other women, not women being beautiful as perceived by men. So, whatever.

rachelhills is being interesting on Britney:

Britney Spears and why it’s painful to be beautiful

[…]

But five-song lulls mean time for thinking, and I spent most of it thinking about just how much the success of Britney Spears - and even her mental health - is measured and predicated on the way she looks. As I’ve written before: Britney with fat on her body is read as ”off the rails”; skinny, toned Britney means “she’s baaaaack” - as much so as the quality of her albums or songs.

Could a non-lithe Britney have turned Blackout into a success, or would it now be one of the decade’s great underrated records. (Yeah, probably the latter.)

However, this:

And that even if you naturally possess all the qualities that make a woman considered beautiful by the majority of people, it’s still something you can turn up and down, even on and off, at will - through clothing, hairstyle, make up, high heels, etc. So much of what we think of as beautiful is really about performing femininity, regardless of your body shape or bone structure.

Disagree. I must defer to my man Drake on this one.*

Read the full thing here.

*Though reading through it again, Hills seems to be talking about women being beautiful for other women, not women being beautiful as perceived by men. So, whatever.


(h/t John M. Cunningham)

(h/t John M. Cunningham)

Nov 23

seriously, Jonathan, HOW AM I SINGLE
I am smart and pretty and I have good boobs and I make amazing food!!!

it makes no sense

Erin.

Guys? Interested?


The piece was actually written by a woman, along with another published that same day which lamented that Courtney Cox (!) and Jennifer Aniston (!!) had “put on a little weight.” To which the lionshare of American maledom responds, “Yeah, and?” Not the we should be the ultimate arbiters, but damn…

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Word. And I like skinny girls.

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Feb 17

(From Flavorwire, h/t Trey Kerby)
Zooey Deschanel, what have we said about stopping that?

(From Flavorwire, h/t Trey Kerby)

Zooey Deschanel, what have we said about stopping that?


It’s like—last period on Fridays in junior high, I’m sitting in social-studies class, and I’m trying not think about it. The bell is going to ring in 10 minutes, the weekend is ahead of me, and that’s good, but during the weekend, I won’t see her for two whole days, and if I don’t try and do something now, I’ll spend all my time off feeling like a coward. The teacher is explaining about checks and balances, and every part of me is squeezing in this crooked, miserable way, like I’m getting ready to vomit organs, muscles, bones. Not good, thinking about vomit right now, really not helping. Five minutes. I can’t breathe so great anymore, and I can actually taste my tongue in my mouth like some rotting toad. She’s wearing jeans today. She’s smiling at something, and later on, when I remember this, I’ll try and pretend she was smiling at me. The bell rings, my feet forget my shoes aren’t glued to the floor, but finally I make it out of my chair, through the door, there are the lockers. Be, y’know, casual. Say something cool. Say something a real person would say. My locker is on the right, I don’t forget the combination, the hallway is the last chance because then it’s the busses and the ride home and the jocks who kick the seat behind me and the shame of chickening out one more time. But I go up to her, and she’s saying something to a friend, and I wait, I actually manage to stand there and not die. Finally, she looks at me. I had dialogue planned. There was a script. I manage, “Hiwouldyouliketogooutsometime?” Not good. Not good.

And she gets that… look. If a door had an expression when you shut it, that’s the look she’s wearing. The handful of seconds between her features shifting 30 degrees politer and her opening her mouth aren’t long, exactly. They just never stop happening. Simple as that.

Zach Handlen, “Better Late Than Never: The Office,” The A.V. Club

Handlen goes on to explain “That’s how I feel when I try to watch Freaks And Geeks. That’s how I feel when I try to watch Seinfeld. Or Three’s Company. Or Meet The Parents. Or Curb Your Enthusiasm. Or, naturally, The Office.” Which is on some hardenthefuckup shit, but whatever, it’s still a cool story, even though the only shame one should feel in response to Meet the Parents should pertain to its presence in one’s DVD player.


karaj:

i love that the dude who posted these awesome emp photos on his flickr page used the caption “kara jesella and marisa meltzer girling.” i think he is exactly right and i am starting using the word “girling” right now.

I went to this. Afterwards, Theon and I agreed that it was good. “But,” Theon said, “They were all cool girls.” What were the ’90s like for girls who weren’t cool enough to be listening to riot grrl, he wanted to know.

One great feature of the presentation was the Tumblr feed displayed behind them. One less great feature is that that Tumblr is locked; I went home afterwards wanting to revisit some of the material, and was unable to. No rock ‘n’ roll fun.



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