i can’t work up the energy to scroll through the dash and i don’t know what to say. i’m lost. i’m not sure what’s gonna happen in the next few days. i wish someone could tell me and i could do something, but that’s impossible, i’m exhausted and i’m scared my brain won’t cooperate and let me sleep tonight. but i need to stop staring blankly at this screen. so, you know, if you don’t hear from me for a while, i love you guys.
if i never see another fucking hospital again, it’ll be too soon. i’m exhausted and i’m going to bed.
From J.J. Abrams’s new TED Talk "Let Them Eat X-Wings":
Hi, I’m J.J. Abrams. You might remember me from “Felicity”? I used to be all about this concept called “The Mystery Box,” which is basically the same idea as “The Prestige” but if I called it that people would know I just stole it from Christopher Nolan.
Anyway, after directing “Super 8” and the “Star Trek” films, I realized that my target audience for me and any other popular filmmaker right now consists solely of emotionally crippled man-babies who just want a comforting feedback loop of shit they liked when they were kids.
Once I realized this, I decided to focus less on “mystery” and “surprise” and more on “promotion” and “hype.”
Allow me to demonstrate.
Here I am definitely standing next to an X-Wing. Which means there will definitely be at least ONE X-Wing in the next “Star Wars.” No mystery there. No, if anything it’s just soothing reassurance and that’s appropriate since we are in fact dealing with adult babies who were betrayed by their last pop culture idol/surrogate father figure:
No, no, the other one.
There you go!
That’s part of the reason why I only make subtle changes to iconic designs. That and so that they’re still recognizable when lit like a Black Eyed Peas video.
Still, it’s better than all available alternatives. I mean, could you imagine if Michael Bay was rebooting the ‘Star Wars’ franchise? That X-Wing would probably have spinning rims, truck nuts, and a Confederate flag! Christopher Nolan? He’d make it work, although then the X-Wing would have to be painted black or gunmetal gray and end up looking like something out of “Starship Troopers.” At least Paul Verhoeven’s fascism was ironic, right?
Anyway, my time is almost up but before I go I want to leave you with this:
Check it out! It’s R2-D2! And he looks the same! No worse and certainly no better. So relax, all you man-babies. Papa Abrams isn’t going to give you anything that’ll upset your little man-baby tummies.
My motto.. “Get to the bottom of things!!”I… just don’t even know…drawing-bored, do you have a good caption for this?
jesus. it’s called “fisting” for a reason, darrell.
and ben browder is a pretty man with pretty eyes and pretty eyelashes and pretty lips. someone should totally make a pretty photoset featuring him because i’m too tired but he sure is pretty.
but, you know, fish sticks.
mondays, am i right?
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darragh needs to stop being so attractive. immediately.
paging all of you.
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Before Destiny’s Child, there was Manifest Destiny, a sassy band consisting of James K. Polk, Henry Clay, and Beyoncé.
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radioalec replied to your post: super anxious
I feel like this is a If You Give A Mouse A Cookie situation. Like sure I could come rub your tummy, but once I’m doing that you’re gonna be like ruffle my hair. Then next thing you know we’re wake up hungover on the roof surrounded by pineapples.
oh, you and your pineapples.