I personally love Ed Sheeran’s new album, X. I’ve read some reviews, both from people who’ve liked/loved or didn’t like the new release.
Yes, X has a different feel and sound in comparison to +. But guess what, people change and grow over time and it’s been three years since + came out. Ed has changed as a person and I’m not surprised his music has too.
Think about Justin Timberlake, for example. between Justified, Futuresex/Lovesongs, and The 20/20 Experience, his music evolved and grew and reflected what was happening in his life at the time. But it doesn’t take away to the quality of each album. I think it’s important for artists to change and experiment with different sounds and collaborate with other artist. If X was all ballad sad love songs, I would get bored. Sing is catchy and I love that Ed and Pharrell worked with each other.
And to people who say he’s conforming his sound to something more mainstream/pop and bending his the label. Reality check, the music industry is still a business. It’s his job to entertain and make money. Yes, it takes away from the raw, artistic value for some musicians. But just because you’re mainstream doesn’t always take away from music.
I guess, what I’m trying to say is I’m still a fan after this new album and will probably continue to be a fan for future music.
Friendzone ideology isn’t attacked because “nice guys” are comical or because fedoras make a funny meme, it’s because this logic is literally dangerous. This logic of “gentleman = deserving sex” breeds hatred of women, and brutal violence against women, and if a 22 year old self-proclaimed “supreme gentleman” murdering 6 in a campus shooting spree because of sexual rejection doesn’t drive that home, I don’t know what else would.
I know the writers of this show are smart. Consider how they twisted who Peter Pan. How Regina and Hook aren’t currently villains. But really, I’m not sure how I feel about introducing her as a new character, and potential villain.
I was beyond pleased with the Captain Swan scenes though. Slightly made up for ruining Outlaw Queen tonight. The whole time, I knew who the prisoner was. And kept hoping it wasn’t. But as soon as that last scene inside Granny’s…
I actually enjoyed the show. I probably enjoying it more than others because I knew it was a pilot for a potential spin-off, versus other viewers who were expecting a full on Dean-Sam centric episode.
No, it’s not a typical spin off that focuses on a well like character from the original series who has outlived their use on the show. But really, why does that matter? Yes, this episode has massive parallels to the plot of Supernatural, so people are naturally brushing it off. But I think this series has potential. After a pilot airs, it usually takes some time for the series to gain some traction.
I would give Bloodlines a spot on the fall lineup. I want to explore these five monster families, why they control the areas they own, when the fighting started. I want Nathan Buzolic to have a character he can shine (because he pretty much got screwed from being part of The Originals). I want to see the potential alliance between a hunter and shape shifter.
I will give this show a chance, if I is taken up for a fall season.
he lowers his wand because he knows that scene. A woman jumps in front of Harry willing to protect him with her own life. He didn’t see this with his own eyes but the resemblance literally disarms him for a moment before he can keep on playing his role.
Go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done.
When Steve Kloves (who wrote the majority of the Potter screenplays) met J.K. Rowling for the first time, he told her straight up that Hermione was his favorite character. Rowling admitted to being relieved, and who could blame her? It was more likely for Hermione to end up disrespected on screen—she wouldn’t be the first female hero to get butchered in the reels.
But this resulted in an undercutting of Ron’s entire character from the first movie. Don’t believe it? When the trio go after the Philosopher’s Stone, they face a series of tests that demand each of their skills in turn. Time likely demanded that this sequence be cut down, and so Hermione’s test—solving Professor Snape’s potion riddle—was removed entirely. To make up for this, she gets them out of the Devil’s Snare, Professor Sprout’s deadly plant. Hermione shouts to Harry and Ron to relax so the foliage will release them—but Ron continues to panic and moan (in campiest fashion possible because he’s played by a child actor and these things are always requested of them), requiring Hermione to blast the thing with a sunlight spell.
In the book, Hermione is the one who panics. She remembers what her lessons taught her—that the Devil’s Snare will recoil at fire—but balks at their lack of matches while they are being strangled to death. Ron immediately shrieks to the rescue YOU ARE A WITCH YOU HAVE A WAND YOU KNOW SPELLS WHAT ARE MATCHES.
It’s a simple change, but it makes such a marked difference in how both characters come off to an audience. Rather than a near-infant, incapable of following the clearest directions, Ron is the even-keeled nitty-gritty one. He’s a tactician, the one who will find the simplest answer to a problem provided that the situation is dire enough to ensure his clear head. Ron is good under pressure and brave to boot. He’s also hilarious.
It is easy to write this off as an actor problem; Emma Watson matured and improved much faster than her costars in terms of talent—and Steve Kloves liked her portrayal so much that he started giving her many of Ron’s important lines. During The Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius Black is trying to get to Peter Pettigrew (currently disguised as Scabbers the Rat), but Ron and Hermione are convinced he’s after Harry. In the book, Ron stares up defiantly from his mangled, broken leg and tells Sirius Black that if he wants Harry, he’ll have to get through his friends first.
Yeah, my leg hurts way too much, Hermione. You take this one. But say it’s from me. And in the film, it’s Hermione who boldly steps in the line of fire while Ron sobs in pain and babbles incoherently.
These rewrites not only depict Ron as an idiot coward—they also make him an outright jerk. When Professor Snape snaps at Hermione yet again for being an insufferable know-it-all, movie-Ron gives her a look and drawls, “He’s right, you know.” Wait, what?! Harry, why are you friends with this prick? Well, maybe because the Ron Weasley that J.K. Rowling put on paper was in that exact same situation, and immediately leapt to Hermione’s defense when she was being abused by a teacher—“You asked us a question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don’t want to be told?”
Oh my freakin god! Is this why J.K !? have you been brainwashed out of liking Ron as a character because you watched the movies too much. I haven’t compared the two in a while, but yeah…Ron. I still love you.
“And it upsets me that as I record this video #wewillalwayssupportyoujustin is trending on twitter. I wish all the people who were tweeting that right now would be forced to send a tweet to explain to Katie’s family in 140 characters or less why they would quote always support someone who would do something as fundamentally selfish as driving drunk.”