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06 July 2013 @ 10:14 pm
Little of This. Little of That. Nothing of Importance.  
1) I'm thinking of participating in the fest. It's for crafty people and I certainly qualify!! Check it out if you think you're interested.

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2) My sister and I went to see The Lone Ranger. (She loves Johnny Depp, just FYI.) She loved the movie. I found it overly violent and way too complicated. I can understand why it has gotten negative reviews. It can't decide if it's a kids movie or a movie for adults. It kind of ends up being neither.

Have y'all seen it? If so, what did you think?

3) A question I've been contemplating for a little while:

Now that DOMA has been struck down (which in case you aren't aware - this means gays can marry and be afforded spousal Federal benefits: basically it's a huge step forward in the progress of equal rights for everyone regardless of sexual orientation) do you think there will be more openly gay characters in "popular" media? More gay characters on mainstream TV shows in particular? It'd be nice if this allows those doors to open, wouldn't it?

That's it for now, I think. If you choose to comment, please do so respectfully. That's all I ask.
kaige68kaige68 on July 7th, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)
Now I have the Beastie Boys in my head singing about how crafty you are. It doesn't signify, I'm just sayin.
Are 6 dogs too many?: quacktkeylasunset on July 7th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
I don't know the Beastie Boys oeuvre I'm afraid.

Be that as it may, I'm a very crafty girl!

gyrigyri on July 7th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
I haven't seen the Lone Ranger yet, so I can't comment. I really want to though. Because, well...Silver. :-D

I do think the downfall of DOMA will open up a lot more doors, yes. And that means seeing more openly gay characters in movies and on TV. We have them already!

I can think of one particular TV show in which I'd like to see openly gay characters. *wink wink*
Are 6 dogs too many?: enemy minetkeylasunset on July 7th, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
Silver is fabulous!!! (I do feel like I need to caution you that a couple of horses are "injured" in the film - not in real life though.)

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for more diversity in TV especially!! One show specifically!

Umai Hoshifairyniamh on July 7th, 2013 05:41 am (UTC)
1.) Wish I could join. However, I suck at crafts. (Yes, I openly admit it.)

2.) I kind of want to see The Lone Ranger simply because there is such a brouhaha about Tanto not being Christian.

3.) *rubs temples* Sadly I don't think most of mainstream television is ready for non-stereotyped homosexuals. MTV is making some progress, though MTV is far from 'mainstream'. I am hopeful that 'viewing panels' and 'Censors' unclench their collective asses and allow it to happen.

Would love to see more Danny Mahealani's on TV. (Athlete who is treated just as a student and he treats he even picks on some of his strait teammates.) Yes, this is one of the reasons I love Teen Wolf.
Are 6 dogs too many?: Belle at Bookstoretkeylasunset on July 7th, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
1) I am good at a handful of crafts so I'm going to see what I can come up with. We'll see how it goes!

2) I didn't hear about the Christian upheaval until this morning. Of course Tonto isn't Christian. But the film isn't anti-Christain either. People look for things to be angry about.

3) Mainstream may get their heads out of their butts, maybe? It sure would be nice! I don't watch Teen Wolf but I have heard good things about it. We can only hope that the attitude of inclusion spreads.
Diego: mcdannodiek09 on July 7th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
As I gay myself to answer those last questions of yours, I consider that it'll suppose a huge change towards acceptance, and personally I think gay characters won't have so much trouble.

In Argentina, even before equal marriage was declared, gay characters were very open on TV, and didn't quite have so many issues about their sexuality, since it doesn't really condition the kind of person you are :)
Are 6 dogs too many?: Group Hugtkeylasunset on July 7th, 2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Americans as a rule are still ruled by our tight-laced Puritanical foundations. Equality in everything, including TV characters, would be a gigantic leap forward for everybody!
marence, an eternal studentmarence on July 7th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
1. DO IT!
I may have to finish one or three things I have started - with the prompts, I have new inspirations.

2. Confused by the reviews, and probably won't see it til it hits Netflix.

3. Wouldn't it be nice? I think the only significant change we'll see right away is on legal and hospital dramas, where a minor story line includes spousal rights. I'm afraid that the mainstream media outlets are still too afraid to upset the mostly conservative middle-America viewing public.

diek09: I often imagine living in a society where your descriptors (skin color, age, religion, gender, etc.) don't matter. You're lucky!
Are 6 dogs too many?: animated kirk/spocktkeylasunset on July 7th, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC)
1) I think it's going to be a fun challenge. I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet. I'm going to keep checking the prompts for inspiration.

2) The reviews, sadly, are correct - it's overly violent, muddled, and just not great. Netflix is the answer as far as I'm concerned.

3) It would be fabulous. But I think you are right - mainstream isn't ready yet. Which is sad. Maybe some day soon!