A Neurotic's Jackpot

Films, literature and feminism. Unless otherwise stated, nothing on this blog belongs to me.

fangirling-daily:

Heath Ledger has the lofty distinction of being the only person besides a Backstreet Boy whose image I placed in my middle school locker. In my awkward, self-loathing, gangly middle school years (quite easily the worst years of my life, a sentiment I’m sure countless others can sympathize), I fell head over J-14 reading heels for Heath Ledger and fantasized about a better high school experience, in which I could be myself and find a man like Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You. That didn’t happen.

Well, I was able to be myself and it was in high school that I saw the cute actor I had a crush on years earlier in what was one of the most moving and heartbreaking films of the 2000s: Brokeback Mountain.

Heath’s performance as Ennis Del Mar has affected everyone in my family. My own mother and I have watched the film multiple times; I’ve lost count the number of times my mom has turned to me out of nowhere and say, “I’m  feeling a little Brokeback.” Hours later, we’d be watching the film, usually ending in tears over the minute details of Heath’s weathered, sad-eyed face.

He moved from being a handsome movie star to being one of the best young actors I had the privilege of seeing on the screen. His career was my favorite to follow, and I had every confidence in his performance of the Joker, both as a comic book fan and as Heath Ledger fan.

Perhaps it was because I knew he was gone, this man who had meant so much to me for so many years, or perhaps it was because I was watching a jaw-dropping and perfect performance, but for the first several times I watched The Dark Knight, I broke down in tears.

I just want to celebrate the short but incredible career of a man who clearly did not want to be star, yet deserved it so much.

So happy birthday, Heath Ledger.

I’m so glad I got to experience your career and thank you for helping me get through some really tumultuous years.

a thing of beauty is a joy forever // Mary Poppins

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Teen Wolf Round Table: Echo House

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Hey all, I recently contributed to a round table discussion on the latest episode of Teen Wolf, the infamous “Echo House” over at The Geekiary.

Check it out and join in on the conversation and don’t forget to follow The Geekiary on tumblr.

fangirling-daily:

Hi all! My new article on Teen Wolf explores the symbolism of the fox (or kitsune) and possession as a gendered motiff and it’s now live at the Geekiary! Join in the conversation now!

Stiles, Kira, & Gendered Possessions in Teen Wolf

Is Stiles being possessed? What does that mean in the sense that possession is typically viewed by feminist critics as a distinctly feminine horror concept?

What is Kira? Is she the light to Stiles’ darkness?

mello-dramatic:

Everyone who reblogs this will get the title of a book to read based on their bio/posts.

Everyone. I mean it.

vega-ofthe-lyre:

—You know, I hope we never die!
—So do I.
—You think there’s any chance of it?

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fangirling-daily:

Have you spent 2013 watching a lot of television like me? Check out my Top 5 Best Episodes of 2013 over at Fangirling Daily, starting with my #5 entry!

Keep tuning in for the rest of the list in the follow week! Did your favorites make it? What have been your favorite episodes of 2013?

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caritas89:

I’m gonna miss Kid Loki.

I’m not working at Marvel anymore and Kid!Loki turns into an Asgardian version of my 90s dream crush. Not fair.

Stahp teen!Loki. With your green eyes and your black hair. Just stahp.

fangirling-daily:

caritas89:

I’m gonna miss Kid Loki.

I’m not working at Marvel anymore and Kid!Loki turns into an Asgardian version of my 90s dream crush. Not fair.

Stahp teen!Loki. With your green eyes and your black hair. Just stahp.

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Anonymous asked: lol how did the african queen "change your life"

It introduced me to Katharine Hepburn who became my favorite actress of all time. And it showed me a different side of Humphrey Bogart’s acting which made me respect him more as an actor.

sun-thief-rai:

lauriejuspeczyk:

so you’re telling me there’s an alien who regenerates into a completely random form, that he cannot control or determine himself, and who understandably could take millions of different appearances, but who all 13 times just turned into a different skinny white guy

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