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  • theemii

19 (5) Badass Female Anime Characters Who Definitely Steal The Show

*this is a buzzfeed list, just so you gals know.

1. Mikasa Ackerman "Attack on Titan"
"A one-woman army and protective adopted sister to protagonist Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman of Attack on Titan is a powerful woman, plain and simple. Described as having prowess equal to a hundred ordinary soldiers and brilliant at her job, Mikasa, who ranked first out of all the cadets in the 104th Training Corps, is skilled and more than slightly terrifying."

4. Ochako Uraraka "My Hero Academia"
"My Hero Academia’s Ochako Uraraka's Zero Gravity quirk is a deceptively strong quirk that allows her to nullify the effects of gravity on a person or object, thus rendering them helpless. If her ability to lift three tons of weight from very big heights isn’t enough, she also has the martial arts strength to bring you down, even without her quirk."

7. Usagi Tsukino "Sailor Moon"
"Another average high school student with a powerful alter ego, Usagi Tsukino as Sailor Moon is the leader of the Sailor Senshi, a group of cosmic superheroes who guard the Earth from evil. With immeasurable, destructive power based on sound, healing, and love, Sailor Moon also happens to be the only Solar System Senshi immune to turning evil."

11. Major Motoko Kusanagi "Ghost in the Shell"
"The lead protagonist of the Ghost in the Shell franchise, Major Motoko Kusanagi is technologically and physically one of the most advanced cyborgs in pop culture history. A cyber brain specialist capable of controlling external humanoids and a fighter fast enough to intercept bullets, she’s as iconic as the series."

19. Kaguya Otsutsuki "Naruto"
"The very first wielder of chakra and later the Ten-Tails, Naruto’s Kaguya Otsutsuki has almost no weakness. The ultimate celestial being with the ability to control nature and read people’s thoughts, this fierce character is tough to beat."

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The 500(5) Greatest Songs of All Time



Rolling Stone made this list in 2004 and they decided to make a completely new list of the greatest 500 songs of all time. To make this new list they consulted more than 250 artists, musicians and producers. Each of them sent a list of their top 50 songs (ranked) and RS tabulated the results.

Per this site rules I can only post 5 of these choices

415 - Depeche Mode, 'Enjoy the Silence' (1990)

“Enjoy the Silence” was the Top 10 hit that made Depeche Mode into American superstars, propelling their seventh album, Violator, to triple-platinum status. To this day Violator is the most beloved album by critics and fans.



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The rest of the huge list at the Source 1 2

3 4 5 6 7

What do you think of the list?
bubblan
  • theemii

Reddit Ask : What is the worst book you’ve ever read (and why?)

reddit user idontdigdinosaurs asked "What is the worst book you’ve ever read and why?" I picked some at random but if you wanna read the full thread you can click on the source.

- 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James
"Couldn't believe how poorly written this check-out aisle trash was. Just page after page of no substance and finding new ways to describe genitalia."

- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
"Basically bro culture disguised as philosophy. Pure junk."

- A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
"A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and NOT because it’s “heartbreaking”. It isn’t, it’s numbing; an exercise in torture porn. She takes a character and debases him as much as she physically can, but balances it with “oh he’s brilliant at everything and everyone loves him, but he has a hard life”. It’s empathy as written by someone who’s never experienced it, which it turns out is just cruelty. At some point I started to think “you could’ve just not written this story – you had that option.” It’s over 700 pages of slapping a character around because the author feels like it. Yanagihara grabs you by the throat and says “I WILL make you cry” and my reaction was “I’m not going to cry just because you tell me to”. It’s all tell, no show. “Oh let me tell you how AWFUL Jude’s life is”. Do you have to? There’s a Simpsons episode in which Bart and Lisa host a news show for kids and Bart starts doing sappy human interest stories for ratings. When Lisa criticises him he responds “I’m sorry you couldn’t feel for him” to which she replies “You didn’t feel for him either, you big phoney!” That’s my relationship with A Little Life: it’s a sanctimonious novel that dares you not to feel for a character that it clearly doesn’t care about. It’s an abusive book, not in that abuse is depicted but in that the relationship between author and character is abusive; it’s the literary equivalent of pulling the wings off a fly out of psychopathic curiosity. I found myself hoping Jude would die to save him from being written about. It’s just awful, grating, nasty claptrap. Hateful, purile, vindictive nonsense without meaning. American Psycho is a disgusting book that many people can’t get through, and I totally understand why, but all the pornographic violence in that has a point. A Little Life has absolutely no point to make.

The writing is sometimes nice. Reminiscent of Donna Tartt at times."


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ONTD Original: A Comprehensive (and Controversial) Ranking of Every Live-Action Batman Movie

So Robert Pattinson is going to be the new Batman (THE Batman, apparently) directed by Matt Reeves in the upcoming 2022 movie. While we wait for that, I’ve decided to watch all of the live-action Batman movies and rank them from best to worst. I’ve looked at other rankings and I know where I stand – this is somewhat of a hot take of a list.

Let’s get straight into the rankings, and then I’ll provide a detailed breakdown after the cut. I’ve ranked the live-action Batman films where Batman is a main character on one list, and then included an additional list for movies where Batman is not a main character but does appear briefly either as Bruce Wayne or Batman (e.g. 2019’s Joker where we see Bruce Wayne as a child). I’ve also ranked the villains, sidekicks, costumes, love interests, and Batman actors themselves:

MOVIES (BEST TO WORST)


Batman As A Main Character:
1. Batman Returns (1992)
2. Batman (1989)
3. The Dark Knight (2008)
4. Batman (1966)
5. Justice League (2017/2021)
6. Batman & Robin (1997)
7. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
8. Batman Begins (2005)
9. Batman Forever (1995)
10. Batman and Robin (1949)
11. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
12. Batman (1943)


All Batman Films:
1. Batman Returns (1992)
2. Batman (1989)
3. The Dark Knight (2008)
4. Batman (1966)
5. Justice League (2017/2021)
6. Batman & Robin (1997)
7. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
8. Suicide Squad (2016)
9. Batman Begins (2005)
10. Joker (2019)
11. Batman Forever (1995)
12. Batman and Robin (1949)
13. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
14. Batman (1943)



Me making this post and ranking Batman & Robin above Batman Begins and knowing that I'm going to go on to defend Arnold Schwarzenegger's acting as Mr. Freeze:


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Sources: Trailer / Gif 1 / Gif 2 / Gif 3 / Gif 4 / Gif 5 / Gif 6 / Gif 7 / Gif 8 / Gif 9 / Gif 9 / Gif 10 / Gif 11 / Gif 12 / Gif 13 / Gif 14
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  • theemii

Reddit Ask: What is a film you had low expectations, but ended up enjoying?

I have posted from Reddit before so I hope it's okay that I do it again! So reddit user ayub_nor asked "What is a film you had low expectations, but ended up enjoying?" and here are some of the answers.

- Cabin in the Woods (2011): I assumed it was just another generic horror gorefest, but it turned out to be such a great satire of the horror genre.

- Kung Fu panda (2008): Thought it was just going to be jack black spastic nonsense, got some of the best story telling and passionate voice acting and wonderful scenery. The sequels were just as good if not better.

- Kung fu hustle (2004): Saw it in the theatre as a kid with my dad and wasn’t too excited. Now it’s a classic for us lol

- Game night (2018): I don’t know why but I expected a mediocre comedy but I found myself laughing the entire time.

- Pacifc Rim (2013): I was expecting a standard Kaiju vs Mecha movie that would have half decent but it turned out to be an awesome movie. Even more miraculous was that they didn't shoehorn a romance into it despite having every opportunity for it.

- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005): Didn’t have any if maybe low expectations, but ended up absolutely loving it.

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Sonic the Hedgehog: 8 (4) Actors This Author Alone Wants to See in More Sonic Films



Today in both "Hey, it's Saturday, whatareyagonna do?" and "I wasn't gonna post this but there's too much Kiresten/Dax on the front page so" news, someone made a list of actors they want to see in future Sonic movies and stuck it on a verified Twitter site, so here we are!

Mild spoilers if you haven't seen talking funny hedgehog movie in the first entry below.

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ONTD, do you miss traditional voice acting? who do you want to be whatever in a future Sonic movie?
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ONTD Original: 10 'Lipsync for Your Legacy'-Worthy Bops by Charli XCX


Charli XCX was the extra special guest host on this week's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, and unfortunately for her and everyone watching at home, [Minor spoiler!]top All Star of the week Ra'Jah O'Hara was challenged to lipsync for her legacy to the hyperpop princess' Top 10 hit "Boom Clap".

Since releasing "Boom Clap" as the lead single off her polarizing 2014 album Sucker, XCX has turned her sound on its head. Along the way, she's released no shortage of bops more than worthy of the All Stars Mainstage.

Below, just nine of them, in no order.

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ONTD Original: Music Video Tropes Pt. 1 - A Sandy Desert Locale

There is a sister post with the same theme but with K-Pop videos over on Omona.

Pop stars, they're just like us! They eat, they sleep, they frequently get lost in the desert where they dance and sing and brood! I've decided to make a series on Music Video tropes - some common and relatively normal, some less frequent but incredibly bizarre. I've started with a common and understandable trope to kick things off - the nondescript desert location (sometimes featuring a gas station, or a diner, and frequently featuring a sick overhead shot of a car driving - usually down a lone highway that seems to stretch on forever).

Below I've compiled a short list of music videos featuring pop stars that, for some reason or another, are in the middle of the desert:

Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There


What is the plot of this? Are the girls alien action stars waiting for male prey in the desert? I have no idea, but we've got dancing, iconic fashion, and the obligatory overhead shot of a car cruisin' (which represents FREEDOM! in these music videos, also so does the desert, it's all very symbolic).

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Sources: Spice Girls / Mya / One Direction / Louis / Ariana / Beyoncé / Beyoncé 2 / Beyoncé 3 / Britney / Britney 2 / Rihanna /Shania / S Club 7 / Billie / Ke$ha / Backstreet Boys / Doja Cat / Janelle Monáe / Justin Bieber / Black Eyed Peas / Nelly / Selena Gomez & The Scene / Lady Gaga / Madonna
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Here's Your New Hollywood A-List



Agents, managers and studio executives say it has become harder and harder for actors to take hold of the cultural zeitgeist the way a Leonardo DiCaprio or Jennifer Lawrence once did due to social media and streaming. “The idea of the movie star has died,” says one top agency talent rep, “and everyone is now trying to reinvent what movie stardom looks like.”

The Hollywood Reporter ranked the top five actors who are at the top of every casting director’s wish list and the future of the Hollywood A-list.

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18 (5) Book Tropes That Bibliophiles Loves

We had a post about 21 book tropes Bibliophiles hated a couple of week ago so here 18 book tropes that Bibliophiles love :)

1. When there is a story within a story

7. When the different, unrelated characters — usually depicted through changing POVs — end up traveling to the same destination/in pursuit of the same goal

11. When there's an unreliable narrator

14. When a group of people wake up in a place with no memory of who they are or how they got there:

17. When there's a slow-burn/friends-to-lovers plot that ends in a HEA*:


*Happily Ever After

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what books tropes do you like??