alivemagdolene: (Tori)
It's the March of the Typewriter project! Yes, I'm fucking taking forever and this might go into April. MARCH into April, as it were. Heh. Oh, keep quiet.
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Get it? LITTLE THINGS?! From here.


TOPIC: Beautiful Minutia

This topic comes from the funk queen of the universe [livejournal.com profile] warriorpoet:

"Gush about a little piece of something you love. Like one shot in a film, or one chord change in a song. Love and appreciation of a meaningful thing on a microscopic level."

I FUCKING LOVE THIS QUESTION. So, so, SO many ways this could go! I love all so many little things in big things that I love.
Edith Massey's lines in my favorite film of all time Polyester, but especially the "au currant!" line! The way Vivien Leigh says "DuBois" when she gives her name to Karl Malden in A Streetcar Named Desire! But no, I'm limiting myself to just one thing. Just one, Benjamin.

You know u curious... )
alivemagdolene: (Movie Time)
YOU.

YES, YOU.

STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING!

#1. CLICK ON THIS VIDEO.

#2. CLICK THE RESOLUTION ICON (LITTLE THING THAT LOOKS LIKE A FLOWER BETWEEN THE WORD BUBBLE ICON AND THE LITTLE CLOCK ICON ON THE LOWER RIGHT) AND CLICK THE RESOLUTION UP TO AT LEAST 720, IF YOU CAN, 1080. YOU MIGHT HAVE TO HIT PAUSE WHILE THE LITTLE WHEEL STOPS SPINNING (MEANING THAT THE HD HAS CAUGHT UP).

#3. THEN GO FULL SCREEN.

#4. WATCH THE WHOLE THING. SOUND ISN'T NECESSARY, SO FEEL FREE TO MUTE IT IF YOU'RE NOT ALONE/NOT FEELING SOUND.




Jesus fucking Christ, wasn't that magical? These videos are the closest thing we have to a time machine (right now) and this is the highest resolution I've ever seen on one. Bonus is the fact the camera is attached to the car/wagon so you really feel like you're there, riding along the street.

I found this a few weeks ago and I'm still not over it. It's just... what... wow!
alivemagdolene: (Green Faery)
This is one of those moments that has me tearing up for no goddamn good reason. Early film tends to do that to me.

Destino

Mar. 9th, 2013 05:17 am
alivemagdolene: (Stuck)
This should've been here awhile ago. This is magic and I can't believe it's so unknown.

Backstory:

Walt Disney was trying to expand the brand and go "high-brow" in the 1940s, Fantasia among the projects reflecting this. But unknown for decades was the fact he collaborated with Salvador Dali in the mid '40s. Due to financial strain in the company as well as World War II, the project was dropped, although the material was saved. After Dali's death, the work was discovered and, well, apparently Disney as a studio saves everything.

alivemagdolene: (Clara Laughs)



Whilst enjoying this video, I came upon a "curious" comment.

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WHY CAN'T I STOP LAUGHING.
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE


Courtesy The Daily What:

"Movie Trailer of the Day: A female soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan currently is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The number of assaults in the last decade is estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands.

This epidemic of rape within the U.S. military is exposed in The Invisible War, an “incendiary” new investigative documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick.


Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance, the film is in theaters June 22.
"




Each year, as you know if you read through this thing, I make a quasi-smart ass birthday list (and Solstice list) of things I want to see/want to see happen.

I’m adding (obviously with complete sincerity) that this movie becomes huge. That it becomes a best-selling documentary. That some serious fucking social change or at least some serious fucking consideration comes from this. Please, please, please.

We owe it to our veterans (and to every rape survivor and their allies) and their families and loved ones to pay attention to this film.
alivemagdolene: (Books are Magic)


R.I.P Maurice Sendak

1928 - 2012


Thanks for some of the happiest literary memories of my childhood (this was one of the very first book series I learned to read, around age four).
alivemagdolene: (Drive Another Nail In)
I'm not crying, my eyes are just sweating.

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Long Abandoned Dixie Square Mall Finally Demolished

Walk with me, won't you? Walk with me as we enjoy Dixie Square Mall, the place that turned me on to "urban exploring" (at least looking, anyway) and stalking [livejournal.com profile] abandonedplaces. I said walk with me... )

I guess you could say my love affair with DSM also led me into This American Life since it was an episode someone mentioned in [livejournal.com profile] abandonedplaces that got me listening. That episode, by the way, is one of the best ever and you need to listen to it right now. Go here!
alivemagdolene: (Pride Flag)


Short and to the point and a reminder of why marriage equality cannot wait.
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)


If I did a shot for each time I heard one of these, I'd be pretty tanked.
alivemagdolene: (Pride Flag)


Saw this on the Bisexuality Is Real - It Exists
group. I really want to like it, for some documentary to tell our story, about the fact bisexuality is a legitimate orientation and not a fetish, and about the discrimination we face from within the Queer community.

But I see Dan Savage, Michael Musto, and, to quote a commenter on the linked Facebook page, "the tone of bisexuals being drugged out party kids who take their sexual cues from TV and are only bi cause they are the 'whatever generation.'"

I guess if we were promiscuous but only within one gender, we wouldn't be "anything that moves", right? Sigh.

But I haven't seen the doc, so who knows, it might fly in the face of my expectations.
alivemagdolene: (Pride Flag)


For anyone left who hasn't seen this.

Yes, it'd be much, much, much better if it was LGBT rights since if someone's going to hate homosexuals, they ain't gonna hate bisexuals any less (in some cases, I've found it's more, because we're "confusing"), to say nothing of what trans people face.

And yes, I didn't need to see Lady Gaga, particularly her "Bless God and bless the gays!" bit.

But this is vital, so important, and still so necessary. Watch to see how far we've come and how far (obviously) we still have left to go. I'd love to see this doc get made, particularly if it's given a bigger presence to the B & T of LGBT.
alivemagdolene: (Sam WTF)


More about it here.


This would’ve been funnier/cleverer if they hadn’t used it for a female candidate. Enough misogyny, already.
Leaps and bounds more acceptable (opening bars of a) song: "Johnny Are You Queer".
alivemagdolene: (Music! Music! Music!)
Still enjoy this catchy tune from '04.




I do roll my eyes a little at the irony of Germans lecturing about imperialism, though.

And that they're expressing it in two mediums (rock and the music video) that originated in America.
alivemagdolene: (I Haz a Snuggl)


Plz 2 b excusin meh, I haz soemthin in mai eye...
alivemagdolene: (Happy Days)
Play this song all the way through and I dare you to be unhappy. Actually... no, but it's still a fabulous version of a fabulous song.



The fan video is clever, too.
alivemagdolene: (Will Work For Social Change)
-Cross-posted-

WARNING! EXTREMELY GRAPHIC, DISTURBING VIDEO


I debated putting this on my LJ. It's exactly what it says. Does it really need attention?

Yes, even if you can't watch it.
Because it's tangible proof, evidence that this (still) exists. In what could be called the golden age of citizen journalism, atrocity is at least not afforded the silence and invisibility it once was, even if we can't directly end it.

On this Coming Out Day, I present this as evidence of why this work is still important. This video's description is given as just Africa, but many have suggested it's Uganda specifically (the UB article cites several media outfits reporting), the country with the proposed "Kill the Gays" bill.
While we in this country we are privileged enough to have such actions be illegal, we must not falter and fool ourselves into thinking our work is done here or anywhere else.

The subject of this video was someone's son. He was a little boy who played, he was an awkward teenager, he was a human being who was murdered brutally for no better reason than the fact he was gay and therefore "different". The group Support Gay Marriage Across America cites this senselessness as "the byproduct of what American conservative evangelicals have been exporting to Africa. Hatred pure hatred."

Video Under here )

Use your horror and your outrage to do something, to speak out. Even if you aren't political and never have been, this is the perfect example of why you should be, even a little bit. Vote and keep public office free of people that think homosexuality is a sin, something to be "healed", akin to bestiality and pedophilia, and anyone else that thinks an obscure passage in ONE RELIGION'S holy book that is trumped by the greater message of said religion.
Accept nothing less than equality.

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle."
-- Martin Luther King, Jr
alivemagdolene: (Happy Days)
Just in case you somehow missed it, this was the Google doodle for what would've been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday. I officially forgive Google for not commemorating Tennessee Williams's 100th birthday this year (but they better get him next year at 101).

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