"Cool" is still the jam
Cool is SUCH an “Adult” song.
Let’s talk about "Early Winter" being my jam forever until the end of time. Such an achingly beautiful song. Whenever people hate on solo Gwen (“she was much cooler when she was in No Doubt, she sold out, etc etc”) I direct them to that song. And honestly, a lot of her solo songs are fucking great (some are crap, but that’s ok). She wasn’t trying to replicate No Doubt, she was doing her own thing, and she fucking DID IT. The production is A+ (cough *Pharrell and Nellee Hooper* cough) and her pop songs were just so much more dynamic, weird and fun than anything any other pop diva was putting out in the mid-2000s.
I will stan for Gwen Stefani always.
It’s one of my life goals to see the Northern Lights someday. I’ve always been fascinated with them. I want to stay in one of those little igloos with the glass ceiling and just stare up at the sky for hours.
It’s 10 degrees and snowing (AGAIN, JESUS CHRIST) and I’ve been inside my apartment for 36 damn hours, so The Shining felt like an appropriate movie.
Also because I’m currently reading the book and wanted to watch the movie again to see what was different.
I can’t get over Kubrick changing the room number to 237. I never realized that before. It’s Room 217, dammit! I tried to look online to see if there was a specific reason, but couldn’t really find a good one. (I started that Room 237 documentary that came out last year but it was a little far fetched for me, I don’t know.) I really wish he’d done the topiary animals, that’s one of the best scenes in the book. And I really truly hate what he did to the Wendy character. She is the. fucking. worst. in the movie and is nowhere near that ridiculous in the book.
It’s such a stunningly gorgeous movie, though. The set they built for the Overlook is incredible. That carpet, The Gold Room, the red bathroom. I wish it was a real place. And Jack Nicholson is obviously the most fucking perfect Jack Torrance.
One of my favorite parts of the whole movie is the long tracking shot when Danny’s riding around on his Big Wheel. You can hear the great sound the wheels make on the wooden floor, and then it gets muffled when he rides over carpeted sections. Wood, carpet, wood, carpet. Loud, soft, loud, soft. It’s such a vivid moment, it’s something that’s stuck with me since the first time I saw it.
And now, I will try to go to sleep and not think about terrifying dead women in bathtubs.
oh. my. goddddddddd. Whoever made this is a saint.
If you don’t think that A Goofy Movie is one of the best movies of the 90s then you can get out of my face because it’s GREAT. The songs are so catchy and just really well done pop songs and I am saying that with 100% sincerity. I STILL THINK ABOUT THE SONGS ALMOST 20. DAMN. YEARS. LATER. (related: I am old.)
The Emperor’s New Groove is one of those rare childhood movies that is the exact same level of hilarious to me at 28 as it was at 14. Mostly because of Kronk + Yzma. BLESS U, casting genius who decided to put Eartha Kitt and Puddy together in an animated movie.
I’m so in love with this guy’s art and the style of these paintings. It reminds me a little bit of Josh Keyes, who I also really love. I am the BIGGEST NERD for this kind of realism, where there’s this slightly dreamy quality to it, and involves some sort of sci-fi/fantasy/surreal element. I especially love night scenes and glowing light. It’s pretty hard to accurately capture artificial light, and when people do it right it’s truly amazing. For real, the light silhouettes around the people in the last one are giving me the biggest art boner right now. Add in the sci-fi element and it’s just basically all of the things that I love.
Destroy Everything You Touch // Ladytron
Destroy everything you touch today
Destroy me this way
Anything that may desert you
So it cannot hurt you
I spent a lot of time from 2005-2007 designing terrible art school GRAPHIXXX of Ladytron lyrics. (see also: Interpol, The Cure). I was deep, guys. SO DEEP.
Man, Ladytron is still a fucking fantastic band. *falls deep into mid-00s nostalgia hole*
Kate. 28. Chicago. I design stuff.
useless pop culture trivia.
marathoning TV shows on netflix.
black liquid eyeliner.
people who don't own a tv on purpose.
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