My blog is going to be pretty plain for a while. I was trying to change themes, didn’t know what I was doing, messed up and UGH!!!! I don’t get how to do this stuff!.
Anyway, looking for a new theme, but fail on that cause I don’t know what I’m doing and I need help and this sucks
There’s are all perfection
So cooooolllllll omfg
The Assassin’s Creed movie now has an official release date of May 22, 2015.
IT’S REALLY HAPPENING?!
This makes me happy.
Woot! Just ordered Eyeshield 21 vol. 24, 30-31 and 37 & The Art of Wreck It Ralph
The katana of my Ronin cosplay is officially complete!
Sorry for the bleh quality photos.And this isn’t as accurate as it could be (the handle is the wrong shape and the green parts on the scabbard are wrong), but ah, well. Maybe I’ll redo it someday, but for now it’ll have to do!
Next is the armor!
Ahahaha, ohhh lord this is gonna be hell to make…
This is really cool!
Pics from the Epic Premiere in NYC
130518 Epic Facebook Update
I made a post earlier briefly covering the themes of terrorism in Star Trek Into Darkness, but now as a fierce supporter of the canon relationship of Spock/Uhura, I wanted to share my thoughts of their relationship in the new movie and the response from the incredibly vocal “spirk” crowd.
I will admit to being anxious about the couple, and specifically Uhura’s characterization following my obsessive reading of critic reviews where they criticized Uhura as being “comic-relief” or “whiny”. That certainly sounded like a stark departure from the Uhura we came to love in the ‘09 film. Furthermore, I was impatient in waiting for the US release and found myself pouring over spoilers on IMDB and tumblr in the weeks leading to said release. Many of those who supplied me with the spoilers were Spirk fans, thanks guys! I’ll make a disclaimer here, I have nothing against the ship. Props to you, I respect your interests and respective pairings. I have read Spirk fanfiction on occasion (though this is due to there being an abundance of such and I’ve already read through all the Spock/Uhura stories multiple times). But when they discussed the Spock/Uhura relationship in the film many dismissed it as irrelevant, few scenes, and looks like it is “cooling off” or even shared implications that they were no longer together by the conclusion.
To sum up, I had serious concerns about Uhura as a character and the future of the Spock/Uhura relationship. Well, thankfully, the movie lived up to my expectations and rendered my concerns completely unwarranted! Uhura was a phenomenal presence, notably being forceful on Kronos and insisting in diplomatic relations with the Klingons. And when those went south, she proved able to physically defend herself. And GUYS… she was also ABSOLUTELY instrumental to the capture and defeat of freakin’ Khan! In that same process, she saved Spock. =) In short, she was a proper badass. Zoe Saldana did wonderfully.
So to address the criticisms about her character being “whiny” and inappropriate or not understanding of Spock… Neither was Kirk necessarily! And anyone who has been reading the comics, specifically the prequel series that leads into this movie, may understand where Uhura is coming from in her frustration with Spock’s lack of regard for himself. He promised to avoid such situations as that in the volcano after continuously forcing himself into danger without thinking about their relationship. Totally valid for Uhura to address this and consequently feel angry and openly wonder at how Spock regards their future. Kirk agreed wholeheartedly with the concerns that Uhura brought up in the shuttle on Kronos. He outwardly expressed his own frustration earlier on Earth as well. Let’s then please not call out Uhura for being “bitchy” when Kirk similarly verbally lashed out at Spock as well.
As a self-professed shipper, I’ll admit to keeping a sharp eye out for all and any Spock/Uhura moments. And there were plenty! After Spock’s emotionally moving speech about his state of mind on the ship in Kronos, they did share a kiss, and it was DEFINITELY not one-sided. On occasion they shared close contact, and I could’ve sworn held hands. Of course, with the neck-breaking pace of the film and amount of action and sheer plot, there wasn’t much time for more blatant scenes. That’s cool, I get it. But most notably, in an action that reflected Spock finally taking Uhura’s words to heart about him “looking” more before “leaping”, he looks to her for permission to go after Khan. Honestly, there’s concrete development right there. Of course, then follows the scene where she beams down during the final confrontation and saves Spock while convincing him to stop pummelling the shit out of Khan. Great scene, and strongly reminiscent of the scene from ‘09 where Spock turns and looks at Uhura after similarly beating down Kirk on the bridge.
Excuse me if I then take offence to the entirely incorrect interpretations of both Uhura’s characterization as ONLY comic-relief/overly clingy girlfriend and the “cooling off” of Spock and Uhura’s relationship. Neither of those are true as I’ve argued above. However the latter assumption has largely been made by Spirk shippers. Really guys? Did you blatantly ignore what happened on-screen? And before you use the film’s abundance of bromance/friendship scenes as evidence that your ship is “canon”, it’s not. Even in TOS, as we’ve established multiple times, Spock/Uhura was a ship that should have set sail if not for the racism of the time period. Not trying to attack your ship, but it seems as if that is what you all are doing by twisting and ignoring everything on-screen that supports the Spock/Uhura relationship. Just as I definitely respect yours and avoid deliberately misinterpreting characters, I humbly ask that you do the same.
To fellow Spock/Uhura, Spyota, Spuhura shippers: This was a good film for the two, and it looks like we’ll get even more in the upcoming post-film comic. LLAP.
Spock to Nyota Uhura (Star Trek Into Darkness movie novelization)
Just so you know, this is EXACTLY how the scene plays out in the movie. His words were for Lt. Uhura NOT Kirk.