also protip if youre wearing a binder with metal fastenings in the airport you will set off the metal detector and you will get patted down once the TSA figures out what gender youre possibly supposed to be
additional protip: if you’ve given up enough on life to just be going through the backscatters in airports that have ‘em, you will be patted down every time regardless on binder type/how small your chest is. That being said, might as well skip the scanners and just get patted down anyhow…
"Son," the father says, examining the broken petri dishes littered about the floor, "I’m not a mad scientist, I’m just a disappointed scientist.”
i really really wanna be excited about the deadpool movie but wade is probs gon be one or more of the following:
- only scarred enough to be manly but not enough to be ‘deformed’
- a really ableist parody of schizophrenia or
- just an neurotypical guy who likes to ‘act crazy’
and i’m not all about that jazz
also seriously now did anyone else make the mistake of watching that hideous green lantern shit i mean really now it’s hard to get much excitement over anything ryan reynolds
Speaking of “Lessons” verse, I just watched this great film which… is shockingly reflective of how I imagined Erik and Charles’s first meeting to be like?
I actually, AU-ridiculousness-aside, really do endorse this film. Fray is free on Amazon Prime, and pretty-much-first-time-stars Bryan Kaplan and Marisa Costa really kill it. The movie is better in the beginning and middle (where it’s more scenic and implied) and less so in any part where Justin interacts with his boss (especially during the last bits of the film, where the text gets heavy-handed, weakening the dialogue). I will admit that “veteran going back to college” might be a bit obvious for a romantic set-up… but I really do enjoy watching these two, and seeing the odd similarity with how I imagine Erik and Charles first got it on in that verse.
That being said, if you do watch this (PLEASE DO~!! just Kaplan’s performance alone is worth it, it’s one of the best film portrayals of military-based PTSD I’ve ever seen, and the interactions with a shitty terrible post-service society are IDEAL) it’s not, like… 100% how I see Lessons-verse Erik. Justin in this film is a lot more raw, I’d say… more new to being out of the service, like how I’d imagine Erik when he was still with Magda. Charles and Erik meet up later, after Erik’s actually managed to sort out his disability pay and get the gov’t to pay for his classes, so he’s able to pay for his apartment.
They still, of course, have the awkward and stilted “I want you to live with me”/”You think you know me? You don’t know anything about me” argument featured in the film…
It’s also available on iTunes (for $3.99), but not on Netflix, sadly. I really hope to write something more detailed about Erik’s issues (like Lessons… was more explicit about Charles) one day…