“TV’s like whitewater rafting: Without rocks, there wouldn’t be rapids, and it wouldn’t be as much fun. Rolling with it gave us Tara and Willow coming out. It gave us Spike falling in love with Buffy. Rolling with it found out that Anya and Andrew were comic geniuses. You plan your ideas and themes, and then you let the rest form naturally, and then it feels real. It doesn’t feel like you’re imposing something on everybody.”—Joss Whedon (via joss-a-day)
“Ugly is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion. A matter of taste, a whim, an eye, a beholder, an opinion, a spin, light crossing the frame, paint, projection. The moment. Context.”—Margaret Cho (via halfstrippedtrees)
I don’t want to go back to work tomorrow. I spent the last night in the countryside w/ family where it’s obviously a lot darker than here and happened to see a stressful dream about work. Then I woke up and it was pitch black and I couldn’t see where I was and my brain just went OH SHIT DO I HAVE WORK TOMORROW, WHAT TIME IS IT, WHY CAN’T I SEE MY WINDOW WHERE THE HELL AM I?!
And now I’m suddenly really anxious about going back tomorrow sdfgh;lg.
“Given how everything played out in the series’ final season, watching “The Constant” feels like watching Lost in what Lindelof and Cuse would consider its purest form. It’s an episode in which crazy sci-fi weirdness services the characters, rather than swallowing them. We had seen seasons of material in which the weird purple energy at the heart of the Island obfuscated its nature, and served only to provoke as many questions as it answered. “The Constant” is not about the search for answers, but the search for connection. Lost never shied away from serving up mysteries. But I don’t think it ever said that answering them was the key to understanding the show. What was paramount were not the answers, but how these characters attempted to either solve them or resign themselves to life’s unknowable quandaries.
In “The Constant,” that energy at the heart of the Island isn’t there to baffle scientists from The Dharma Initiative. It serves as a conduit to reunite Desmond and Penny, even if only for a brief, heart-filling phone call aboard the Kahana. Desmond’s journey throughout the episode is a baffling, time-travelling affair in which we learn along with him what’s going on. But the throughline for the episode couldn’t be clearer: It’s about a guy who needs to get in touch with a girl. Simple. Direct. Strip away all the purple light, all the Island mysteries, all the smoke monsters, and here’s what Lost is all about: people finding their homes not in terms of physical locations, but in the arms of other people.”—Lost, 'The Constant' (TV Club Advent Calendar)
“I would like to think that when everybody got on the subway and saw some old lady sitting across that they would imagine that there was a whole huge life lay behind those wrinkles and that seemingly nondescript forgettable… There is almost nothing less interesting in our consumerist society than an old lady. Dismissed. We don’t make movies for her, we don’t give a damn, can’t sell her anything because she doesn’t buy anything…everything is in there and just to imagine that. That’s what I would hope.”—Meryl Streep on the invisibility of older women in Hollywood (via onionjulius)