mirthbound said:if you like E.L.O., watch “love & monsters”.
Dr. Who fans just give me a giant list of Dr. Who episodes to watch. I don’t care which doctor or whatever, the character himself is super intriuging
terrachained said:this has a nameen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pa…
Ah yes I’ve heard about this! It explains so much about the new pokemon games
But no, it wasn’t that I was overwhelmed. I just felt.. like I was home.
I went a second time to versailles because my family happened to visit (dad travels for living, had those travel points to just… on a whim, go to paris) and now THAT was overwhelming.
Intense beauty all around me
I think I was stiff as a board when I went to France in general, it was just a paralyzing experience but it was the best experience of my entire life aside from some minor things (I had to deal with a couple of students picking on me because I was a freshman at the time and in general I had this very exploitable “I LOVE LIFE BUT IT IS PAIN” attitude, ect)
In short I don’t think my soul ever left France and I really want to go back and every christmas since 2012 I want to go back to France
I was also extremley productive when I was in Provence, I was almost always outside drawing or going down and sitting in cafes and drawing or even the side of the street, seriously, it’s amazing what that place does to you if you like to draw you just suddenly DRAW LIKE YOU’RE A MADMAN
if you wanna see photos go to my blog and type in “france” on the search bar
I gotta say being in a place like the Louvre and the D’Orsay were two of the most surreal things that had ever happened in my life.
I mean okay literally the Dali museum isn’t even a 40 minute drive from where I live so technically THAT was the most surreal place I’ve ever been but
there was something so weird in general about being in Paris, it kind of felt like I wasn’t there. Like here I was looking at a Manet painting here and a David painting there and all in the same day I was just kind of like “What…what is happening.. where am I.. look at this stuff”
mirthbound said:it’s difficult to hate dr. who.
I thought I would but then the Dr. took Vincent van gogh to the Orsay and I just cried and cried
consider me a fan
Bonne nouvelles !
the thing is in shame the character is meant to be empathized with, he feels shame for his addictions and he and his sister seem to have some shared “problem” that is not really -discussed-
The reason why he commited the murder isn’t stated and yet it is: He was bored, his life was meaningless, he killed a man, and only felt excitement when it was his turn to die.
Shame doesn’t leave the impression that anyone has any motive. Not even Sissy, who commits suicide and we’re not quite sure why. To be fair, most suicide victims never tell why.
Is motive always nessecary? Yes, I believe so, at least for the main character. A villain can simply be a villain sometimes, but a hero needs to be a hero even if he is an anti-hero for a reason in order to identify with him. For those who suffer sexual compulsion I’m sure he’s identifiable but that makes him more of a projection than a character.
fingers crossed for Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence to be Oancitizen’s christmas review (and that he’ll sing more bowie)
On the subject of “Shame”, I totally agree with what he was saying. That film was kind of dull to sit through because the whole time I was wondering “Okay, so why is this character doing all of these things? Why is he out having sex with random women? Is there something wrong with him? Is the film suggesting that NOTHING is wrong with him? Is there something wrong with the subject matter? He cries a lot, that must suggest it, but there’s no reason WHY he is ever explained to have this disorder.”
I even said to my friend after the film “I’m not sure how I feel about that film”, because I didn’t quite understand what anyone’s motives were, other than “Promiscuality is bad yo.” Yes, it is, but can we explain why it’s bad to this character? Why does he have intimacy issues? Nothing was ever addressed in that film but still 3 old french ladies walked out of it and that itself was something.
(Also that movie theater was rad, this little chapel in medival france)
of course I have! I often play his reviews in the background while I’m working because he has such a nice voice.
I’ve also seen The Man Who Fell to Earth 3 times, long before I knew about Oancitizen (it was one of my ex’s favorite films because he loved David Bowie.). I love that movie to death. (The book is slightly better though, the writing is just… really potent and full of this intoxicating imagery that really suggests the problems of alcoholism a lot more. “His heart fluttered like a frightened bird”…) but as to whether or not people should watch it..
Well.. it’s a good movie but it’s definitely weird. It was my introduction to the Criterion Collection style of movies. (The next one was Brazil though)
Also yeah Kyle’s singing voice is really good.
OANCITIZEN REVIEWED SHAME! I REMEMBER SEEING THAT WITH A FEW PEOPLE IN A LITTLE FRENCH TOWN IN PROVENCEAND A COUPLE OF OLD FRENCH PEOPLE WALKED OUT lmao
I love this song.
i watched the van gogh episode of dr. who and now I kinda feel like I need to watch more
So Tintin is either 21 or 12 I’m gonna go with the second.
you know one thing I found out a while back, so on the official French Tintin website, it says Tintin is about 16-18 but on the official Spirou website it states Spirou is 20 years old.
I don’t know how I feel about this
i was doing some research and the drinking laws in Belgium state that if accompanied by adults you were able to drink wine or beer if you were under the age of 16. to drink spirits you would have to be 18, so tintin could very possibly be either 16 or 17 yrs of age
Herge himself said, in a couple interviews later in his life, that he never had a specific age in mind for Tintin, but that Tintin was perhaps around 14-15 in the early stories and around 17 by the later ones.
As far as I can tell from some incredibly quick internet research, in Belgium in 1940, when this particular story started publication, it was illegal to sell alcohol to people under the age of 16, but this law had only been put into place in 1939. Herge might not have even been thinking of Tintin’s age in the few instances he showed him with alcohol.
(As for Spirou, there have been so many artists with so many different interpretations that I wonder how they could even give him an official age!)
Don’t forget, the legal drinking age in Belguim at the time was 16, possibly even younger.
Oh, I see that other people answered that.
I always figured he was 16 or 15.
everyone gets drunk in tintin though, even Snowy