10 Pros & Cons on Becoming a Martyr (Let Me Make You a Martyr – Movie Review)

10 Pros & Cons on Becoming a Martyr (Let Me Make You a Martyr – Movie Review)

I’m not over it yet, guys. This Marilyn Manson phase, I mean. Y’all know by know how crazy I am about MM, but lately I’ve been having a total obsessive break as it was the 2000 era of Holy Wood all over again (I didn’t misspelled Hollywood, that’s how Manson’s record it’s called).

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Source: Tom Hollands Terror Time

This regression has brought me to watch his most late film participation: Let Me Make you a Martyr(2016), one of those indie films oddly directed by two debutants young filmmakers, Corey Asraf and John Swab, attracted to the old cowboy story made new with a bit of murkiness and existentialism.

Apparently it’s a trend.

It’s not like I’ve had directed a movie before, but I can’t really conceive how two directors can coexist in the making of the same very film. Any control freak would understand what I’m talking about: Creative decisions… Between two brains! Holy ego-conflicts Batman! But, it happened, it worked, it’s a celluloid miracle that I’ve just realized… so sadly this deed is not making it into the countdown.

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Source: Tom Hollands Terror Time

Long story short, I watched the film. And as a very daunting challenge to myself I decided to give it shot and writing a movie review (kind of)… for the first time! I’m a daredevil you might say.

So, ladies and gents: here are 10 thoughts I had while watching Let Me Make You a Martyr (LMMYAM), if my opinion is any praiseworthy. You, who are still reading, thanks in advance.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.

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Source: FilmAffinity

1- Now, to be an indie movie… you know, it’s very well made. Doesn’t have like really weird shots and scenes that make you wonder “why the heck am I watching this from the perspective of the pet cat?”, or any shaky cameras chasing the action (so cliché) nor subjective angles whatsoever. This might be the slightly-educated-in-film-making-me talking but, thank you for using the underrated average composisitions we all love! Points up to the great audio recording BTW.

2- Let’s get this out of the way: Marilyn Manson is on it, so yay! For those who love The Reverend and go completely nuts everytime we get to see his weird self on the screen, I did love very much the dark scenes he’s on. Specially the very last where he just awkwardly waves to the suburban wife after he just left a home where he killed two people and finding a little girl inside the truck of his new card.

To be honest, the fact that Marilyn Manson is on the movie could be the only reason most of us deign to watch LMMYAM.

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Source: 99scenes

3- You start watching the movie… and all of the sudden you don’t know if the story it’s all scrambled, or it’s a loop, or there’s some cifi going on until the very end. Only then you realize, the story it’s being shown in the form of the main character’s flashbacks and pieces of what he knows…

Still I feel there’s a bunch of chunks missing. The storytelling is just too ambitious it’s confusing: first they created a loop: the movie starts showing a scene from the end. Why? Beats me, we really didn’t need to know Pope (Marilyn Manson) had to kill Brown (Gore Abrams) in advance. In fact, this scene show at the beginning deforms Brown’s characters making it look like a bad guy, wich he’s not.

Second: The whole “purgatory” scene extended through the whole film came up too late. I now is meant to be the conduct of reason to explain the plot, but failed at clearing things up. Unless its point was to confuse us until the very end… in that case, well played?

Third: Some of Drew’s (Niko Nicotera) flashbakcs are unnecesary, as some characters. If it’s flashbacks we’re seeing, that still doesn’t explain how he knows certain things, mostly because he wasn’t there, like Uncle Marvin’s incineration.

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Source: We are movie stories

4- I could only hear one voice in the whole script, the characters are interesting but they needed more developing, more voice of their own. The dialogues were just too much of the same despite the differeces between characters. Missed opportunity there.

Doesn’t anybody noticed even the drug dealers were talking in metaphores? Or is it like a common thing?

5-Rooney (Gracie Grenier), the kid… WTF? I have no idea why she’s there, why Hondo (George Carroll) had her all tied up in a shack? Why she’s given to June (Niko NicoteraNiko Nicotera), why June says she wants to keep her even if she’s planning on dying (the theory of the salvation of the innocent dies there, I guess), why they can’t remember she was left inside of the trunk? Why they just don’t get her home or the police?

For a moment I thought she was some kind of idol, angel, mutant, alien… What’s her meaning? -looking into the horizon with a deep gaze-

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*Source: Cinema Clock)

6- Now, I might have been distracted somehow but… Pope was hired to kill Drew by his adopted father Larry (Mark Boone Junior) but ended up murdering EVERYONE, except Drew. What happened, what did I miss?

Was this character a spooky way to amend the good balance of the universe? I mean, the “good guys” kill themselves to be “free” so the bad guys had to die too? In that case, why he had to “put down” the junkie uncle Marvin and Larry? They were a threat to what exactly?

7- So many questions… that are far from stopping because here’s another one: What’s the deal with the drug thing? Everyone’s hooked, but again, it’s not a major plot factor. Yes, June was a junkie and went of a killing rampage to Hondo’s trailer; but if she needed a reason to off herself to be set free, this wasn’t it. She definitely didn’t show any regret of using.

AND, she’s a prostitue in a low life joint so, pop culture has always told us: she’s olbviously an addict.

Was part of Drew’s plan to come back after so many years just to get his uncle fixed… specially when he admits he’s clean? Why would you do that?

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Source: Moviepilot

8- On the other hand there are some pretty hard things about the mafia business that granted a raw and dark hue to the story: protitution, kidnapping, drug abuse, rape. I do think Drew’s rape presumably ordered by Larry, his self proclaimed adoptive father, was particularly harsh to watch and unexpected. Talking about atmosphere setting. Thumbs up.

9- When did all became a strange story about life-death-suicide-redemption? I just thought Drew came to his hometown for revenge, closure or even to get June out of it; but in the end he just “suicides” the love of his life (who happened to asked him to kill her while dope) and then shoots himself in the heart. What is all this?

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Source: We are movie stories

10- Too many plot holes. This is one scene, Pope it’s sitting right in front of Drew, he’s about to kill him; but all of the sudden Drew appears at a chinese restaurant where he’s picked up up by Brown and shows him he’s got a bullet whole in his side. And then Pope goes rogue killing Larry, Brown and taking Rooney for a ride.

If this is a movie about “reasons” instead f the actions, I failed to see more than a few. I said “wait, what?” so many times while watching the movie you don’t even know.

How did I do it guys?

In the end, this is a story about two lovers who reunite after a long time of growing together as adoptive siblings under the care of a criminal. All this while being chases by a creepy hitman. Trust me, it sound better than it really is.

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Source: EcranLarge

Want a gratuitous strange performance by Manson?, go for it! Because an old redneck MM smudged in fake blood reciting some old cherokee legend it’s all worth getting.

Cheers, mates!

Originally posted on my Steemit blog.

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High end of low? The nervous breakdown and lovelust of Marilyn Manson

High end of low? The nervous breakdown and lovelust of Marilyn Manson

I might be a little sentimentalist right here but; guys: I’m worried. I’m worried about Marilyn Manson.

Now, hold on, don’t look at me like that. I am not concerned about how a rock singer could affect nowadays post-terrorism youth; or how a 49 year old man with make-up could affect the modern aesthetics steriotypes of middle-America.

No, we’re over that. It’s getting old, actually.

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Manson for the cover of Metal Hammer

Maybe somehow it’s a bit late to be writing about this, but the truht it’s been hunting me since it happened. As you might have read or, worse yet, seen: Marilyn Manson had a mental and emotional breakdown on stage. Now hear me out cuz I’m writing this past my bed time after two cups of green tea. I’m living on the edge!

A day after last Valentine’s day, the Antichrist Superstar was giving a concert at the Paramount in Huntington, NY where he just cut his show short after demanding more and more “displays of love from the crowd”. A shamefull fan video is circulatin the webs. On it we can see a very confused Manson asking the fans for applause in order to continue with the concert.

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My desk, meaning my bed… and notes

I love MM, but even I know this is pittiful… or at the very least, very worringly. This was so unlike him. Our rockstar has been accused of many despictfull things -some aquited, some not so much- but never of having such a terrible episode while performing before.

It was also reported an even more confused band and crew who, in dread, could only play a jazz-like tune while Manson mumbled undecifrable words to the mic… The musicians obviously didn’t had a clue what the singer was doing.

This Ashtonishing Panorama of the End Times lasted for 15 minutes before Manson refused to finish the show after only performing 7 songs. Angrily, the fans shouted “Refund!” -tears running down my face right now… of sadness and shame. Moral tears.

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Source:Daily News NY

I can’t say that gazing my eyes through that tortuous moment didn’t give me anguish. Witnessing The Fall of Adam: that artist you have long admire, follow, sing to, cry to it’s devastating. I know what y’all thinking; maybe I don’t know the man, but I own his albums, sleep wearing t-shirts with his face, and had huge posters in my bedroom walls from ceiling to floor back in the days. So, have some emphaty, people! You all have Justing Bieber tattoos and I’m not here judging… loudly.

Is this the beggining of the end for Marilyn Manson? With all my black heart I’d like to say it’s not, but such scene reminds me of Amy Winehouse’s last years when she refused to perform because she was too drunk to sing. An after a few years, we know the story, Amy was found dead. Her addictions were too severe, she just couldn’t handle it any longer. Tragic.

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Can we size up this two characters? I’m not even gonna say it… Even so, I don’t believe Manson’s problem surpass drinking issues.

Instead I think of three devastating scenarios that could have lead The Reverend to that disgracefull night in New York. First of all, let’s recall a previous incident, also on stage, equally laughable, where Manson’s leg was crushed by a stage prop (there are also a couple of ignominious videos of that very moment). The injury send our musician to a surgery that owned him a few screws in his leg an anckle. Ouch.

After all of this story telling: Manson recognized he was in a lot of pain so we can assume he was under painkillers. And let’s be honest, americans are crazy about feeling numb so I strongly doubt doctors would’ve just given him ibuprofene. And that’s how maybe his very publicly breakdown was a result of a heavy medicated elder man. Or can’t you see a resemblance to our drunken grandpas at Christmas parties? Am I right or am I right? That’s scenario one.

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Source:Los Angeles Daily News

Another possibility, and the most frightening, it’s that he was so loaded on drugs that, for the first time in his career, was completely out of himself (remember Amy’s example back there?) and was disabled from singing. Spooky… and sad. We all know, from the very same serpent’s tongue, he has experienced with drugs, specially acid. But what we do not know is if he’s currently under some other influence… appart from his own ego who appears to be a whole different person that gives very bad advices.

Lastly and furthermore intesresting: This happened a day after Valentine’s, wich means this occurrence could’ve been a product of a broken heart… to put things more realistic: The fear of a human being of getting old alone, I mean… older, in his case. And this is a sentiment we can all relate to. This idea struck me particularly because of the insistent demand of love and applause. It was a cry for help, you guys!

I don’t know about you but I would definetly feel my love life is over after divorcing a gal such as Dita Von Teese (couldn’t care less about Rachel or Lindsay). Just saying.

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The leader of the Spooky Kids is made from flesh and blood like us… just with a make up ability higher than most. At the end of a fourth decade of living shifting the mainstream Marilyn Manson could be in the middle of a crisis, questioning his place on earth, death (he lost both of his parents last year), about his carreer, his music and himself… and kids, maybe? Aging must be a very difficult stage to accept, specially when you don’t fell as wasted as you look; and it’s impossible to deny Manson’s physical decay.

How mundane: The Antichrist of music appears not to be much different than us down here in the gutter after all. I do hope I get to be as rich as him by the time I’m 49, tho. In the bottom line I’m just a simple woman shouting to the dark: “Don’t you dare die on me, man! We have already lost Dolores O’Riordan earlier this year!” Couldn’t take it.

What you think, have an “scenario 4” in your head? Tell me all about it. It’s late kiddos, I’m out.

Originally posted on Steemit.

7 Reasons why Ben Affleck is a hell of a good Batman (if not the best)

7 Reasons why Ben Affleck is a hell of a good Batman (if not the best)

Now, let me tell you something, there are some reasons out there of why people in general hate Ben Affleck regardless making the Batman/Bruce Wayne character and I can’t find a solid good one to tell me: “Hey, that’s it”.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not a huge Ben Affleck fan, haven’t seen Gone Girl, wich is apparently one of his best recent performances; nor even ever watched Good Will Hunting wich grant him an Oscar award. But I did loved The Accountant and, on the other hand, definitely greatly disliked -not to say hate- Daredevil.

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Photo: Rock&Pop

And before you continue reading, let’s get one thing straight, I do think Affleck is a great Batman, and you might or might not continue reading after this statement, but if you do choose to stay, just let me tell you why.

First of all, there are two main reasons I could gathered why Batman fans don’t quite see Affleck as the Dark Knight. One has to do with the reincarnation of our superhero in the flesh of Christian Bale in Nolan’s trilogy. It was solid, Bale’s a veteran and the direction and art concept weren’t a complete disaster, in fact, were brilliant, clean, consistent, realistic and dark.

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Photo: AceShowbiz

I grant Bale’s success mainly to Christopher Nolan’s direction with a good supporting cast such as Heath Ledger’s Joker and Tom Hardy playing Bane. The realistic concept of the films was original and totally opposite to the previous Batman and Robin made by Joel Schumacher; or how I like to call it “the movie that we wish never existed”.

To be honest I don’t like Bale as Batman as much as all of you do, but I acknowledge his accomplishment.

In second place, those who saw the Daredevil fiasco could have fallen into panic when Affleck was announce to play our beloved Batman in the fears that he could have tear the part completely into pieces… again.

But let’s be cool about it; he didn’t. Affleck did a really great job.

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Photo: Screen Rant

1.- To get it out of the way, Affleck is a really good looking Bruce wayne, even more than Bale… as the comic’s Bruce Wayne is supposed to be: a mature playboy, hot, rich and rough-looking muscle man. Affleck is even more akin the Warner Bros. animated version of Wayne; that is a huge-square kind of shape. And this is the fan-girly reason right here.

2.- To be playing a very disturbed man wearing a bat suit, Affleck really delivers. In Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the actor lets settle that the Batman job it’s taking a toll on Bruce… a mental toll. No other Batman has been able to demonstrate kind of break down on the screen. This brings another dark shade to the character, as it’s supposed to be.

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Photo: Pop Sugar

3.- Affleck pulls off Wayne AND Batman. Just for you to know my favorite Batman ever it’s and will always be Michael Keaton -yes I’m a 90’s kid, or was… whatever- but as much as I love him as the Batman, Keaton could never deliver a great Bruce Wayne, to me the Wayne in him was to much a kind of yuppie; not dark enough… just cashing sirens.
Affleck does de Wayne with style and mystique, and he’s a kicking *ss costumed vigilante, in other words: a BAMF.

4.- He’s mad. Ben Affleck’s Batman it’s just bat sh-t crazy. Unlike any other Batman, this one it’s out of himself for some moments there. He’s not only plain angry; he’s paranoid, lies to Alfred, and has mommy issues… This is the natural development of the character: a man who’s fought crime throughout his life just to see that evil never quits, never stops no matter how hard you fight it, it’s always going to be there. What can that do to a man’s syque?

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Photo: Daily Mail

5.- Not the good guy. Affleck’s Batman it’s just not the good guy anymore… talking about branding bad villains like cattle. Even if this feature falls a little afar from the comic book character, this is a new approach were the superhero adapts to darker times, to meaner criminals. He’s willing to do anything to save the day, except of course murder people. That would retire him from the superhero hall of fame.

6.- His suit it’s the most faithful to the comic books that other before. Even if you love Burton’s bug-like version like I do, Affleck suit it’s the closest to the classical look of the gray and black armour; perhaps we’ll see some yellow soon, maybe?

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Photo: Comic Book

7.- And Ben Affleck just loves to Play Batman: During the Justice League Hall in the 2017 ComicCon the actor said that “It was f-cking amazing” to play the role of and that he was very excited for the JL movie. Unlike Christian Bale who revealed, during an interview in Josh Horowitz’s podcast Happy Sad Confuse, that he doesn’t like superhero movies. Too much excitement for a british I guess?

Come on! I like an actor who’s a little or even more excited for his job like we are! Or it didn’t cast you down the “Sad Affleck” meme that made us believe the actor was devastated because fans didn’t like him as Batman? People, have a heart!

Post originally feature on Steemit.

La ignorancia, como la estupidez, es infinita

O al menos puede llegar a ser inconmensurable. El foro actual en donde se despliega la vergonzosa falta de conocimiento es Facebook. Y esta ve me tocó a mi presenciarla.

Porque el que no lee, no averigua, no investiga antes de defender su posición u opinión a capa y espada peca de estúpido. Además, los que le restan importancia a la lucha legítima del feminismo simplemente me molestan.

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La foto es simplemente estúpida. No puede estar más alejada de la realidad. No dudo que un caso como ese exista; pero todos sabemos que existen más madres solteras con su pareja desinteresada y desaparecida que al revés. Quienes insisten neciamente en contradecir el feminismo, utilizan estos casos particulares como pseudo argumentos para restarle importancia a la batalla por la igualdad de género.

Pero el que quiera discutir seriamente sobe la base de estas sandeces, seré la primera en educarlos y guiarlos, al menos a que lean hechos antes de abrir la bocota.

Apoyo tu derecho a desnudarte

Apoyo tu derecho a desnudarte

Es difícil para mi comprender por qué se juzga a una mujer por su desnudez… por eso las reacciones que ha provocado la reciente foto de Kim Kardashian han hecho que reflexione arduamente sobre la doble moral de la actual “ética” y el feminismo.

Debo aclarar que no soy seguidora de las Kardashian, y la verdad  me da lo mismo qué hagan y dejen de hacer; pero esta oportunidad es un gran ejemplo para analizar y demostrar que existe el #SlutShaming y la disminución de la mujer a un objeto.

  • Primero, hay mujeres que se sienten poderosas (empowered) por la desnudez. Hay que ser ciegos para no admitir que Kim Kardashian (KK) tiene un cuerpazo y está orgullosa de enseñarlo. Y básicamente en eso se basa su carrera: su cuerpo y aspecto. Algunas mujeres se sienten empoderadas cubiertas; y otras, desnudas, ¿cuál es el problema? Que KK se vista o desvista no resolverá el calentamiento global o la hambruna. Realmente el problema latente se centra en que aun no concebimos que una mujer se sienta tan bien con su cuerpo, tan segura de si misma como para no cubrirse. La mujer de estos tiempos no necesita de nada ni de nadie para sentirse completa, orgullosa, estable, fuerte, y eso nos molesta. 
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La foto tiene más de 1.4 millones de likes en Instagram
  • Relacionado estrechamente con lo anterior: Todavía a la mujer se le prohíbe reconocerse como un ser sexual públicamente. Y esto tiene que ver con el control de la mujer a lo largo de la historia. Si no lo creen busquen cómo la histeria fue considerada una enfermedad mental exclusivamente de mujeres durante muchísimos años, solo tenía “cura” con una histerectomía (extirpación del útero)… para luego reconocerse que médicamente esta enfermedad no tenía nada que ver con los órganos reproductivos femeninos. A cuántas mujeres que luchaban por el feminismo se les encerró por histéricas.

 

  • “Que no es un buen modelo para las jóvenes”: Leí esto de la actriz Cloe Moretz, un ejemplo claro del #SlutShaming (que vendría siendo algo como “culpar a alguien de ser zorra”). En primer lugar, si alguien toma a KK como role model creo que debería ir a ver a un psicólogo.Segundo, esa mujer no tiene por qué ser modelo de nadie mas que de sus hijos. No está obligada ni es responsable de  criar a las jóvenes alrededor del planeta. Sí, sería ideal que aprovechara su estatus privilegiado de fama para inspirar a sus seguidoras; pero seamos honestos: la educación de las niñas del mundo no es trabajo de las Kardashian ni de ninguna otra figura pública. ¿Dónde están los padres y la familia? Dejen de pretender que la televisión debe criar a sus hijos.
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La pelea de estas dos en Twiter es vergonzosa
  • Ahora, por qué el #SlutShaming está mal… Simplemente porque es incorrecto hacer sentir culpable a una persona por algo que no es reprochable. Tratar de convencer a alguien que algo por lo que se siente orgulloso es totalmente infame y además, hacerlo ver ante los ojos del mundo como un criminal está muy mal. Robar, mentir, matar son crímenes… posar semidesnuda en un foto no figura en mi lista de pecados contra la civilización. Crear culpa y criminalizar son métodos de opresión.

 

  • ¿Por qué las personas hacen #SlutShame? Yo no soy psicóloga, pero supongo es que exactamente lo mismo por lo cual existe el bullying: minimizar a otros para sentirse moralmente superiores,  porque existen complejos, envidia, celos, rencor o simplemente por pura maldad. Hay gente que le gusta ser hater y crear drama, tan simple como eso.

 

  • Por otro lado me parece terriblemente hipócrita que se critique a KK por hacer de nuevo lo que precisamente la llevó a la fama:exponerse desnuda. Si hacemos memoria KK era la asisstente de personal de Paris Hilton, le lavaba las pantaletas, pues. De repente salió “accidentalmente” su video casero pornográfico y de la noche a la mañana estaba en todos los canales, revistas, páginas web, fue la sensación de los chismógrafos y aun lo es. Es una de las personas con mayores seguidores en Instagram sobre la tierra y no hubiese podido lograr eso si millones de personas no la siguieran, estuvieran pendientes de su vida, compraran sus productos, vieran sus reality shows. La condenamos pero no podemos dejar de verla. Tenemos que revisarnos primero nosotros y luego a los demás.
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La veterana Bette Middler también le lanzó unas puntas a KK
  • El verdadero sigficado de “Zorra”. Como se pueden haber dado cuenta, no practico el #SlutShaming, me parece inmensamente dañino. Apoyo y lucharé por el derecho de las mujeres a estar desnudas si quieren y porque estén seguras y a salvo mientras lo hacen. La desnudez no es sinónimo de “putería”. Una zorra, puta, perra, ramera, mujerzuela es la persona (porque puede ser hombre también, ¿eh?) que destruye matrimonios a propósito, que anda detrás del dinero de su pareja, que chantajea emocionalmente con los hijos, que no le importa el bienestar de su consorte, que utiliza a las personas para sus fines egosístas sin tener el más mínimo interés por los sentimientos, que no tiene respeto por su familia o la de otros, y todos esto sin sentir remordimiento. Como pueden darse cuenta hay muchas maneras de ser un puta sin quitarte un trapito de encima. Para mi el hombre que engaña a su esposa, mientras ella vive bajo sus mentiras planchándole la ropa y cocinándole la comida, es una zorra. La mujer que utiliza a su pareja para exclusivamente quitarle dinero y que no tiene el más mínimo interés de trabajar y superarse es una mujerzuela. La persona que no permite a su pareja ver a sus hijos para hacerle daño o coaccionarlo es una tremenda puta.

Ni siquiera son putas quienes se paran en las esquinas, esos son trabajadores sexuales, las rameras son quienes hacen daño a propósito. Alguien explíqueme el perjuicio directo que causa la Kardashian al posar desnuda en un foto de Instagram.

Si tanto nos preocupa la moral de la sociedad, la manera de cultivarla es dando el ejemplo, no acusando a los demás. No somos jueces ni jurado en la vida ajena.

La única queja que tengo hacia las Kardashian es que su estilo de vida se basa en lo material y lo físico, se podría decir que son muy superficiales para mi gusto. Pero no les condeno que quieran salir desnudas, al fin y al cabo la sociedad creó un mercado para ellas, y la demanda es gigantesca.

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Hasta la ex del esposo de KK rechaza al Slut Shaming, como activista del feminismo, defiende el derecho de Kim a desnudarse

¿Por qué nos molestan tanto los selfies?

AVISO PREVIO: ¿Por qué nos molestan tanto los selfies? es una pregunta real; no retórica. De verdad quisiera saber por qué existen personas que se molestan tanto por los selfies y ridiculizan  quienes lo practican. Lo que quiero decir que al final de este post no encontrarás una lista de razones por las cuales todos odiamos los selfies. De hecho, a mi me gustan las fotos, me gusta tomarme selfies y publicarlas. Sabes que a ti también.

Aunque no necesite una razón legítima más allá de “porque puedo” para explicar por qué estoy a favor de los selfies, trataré de exponer las razones por las cuales defiendo la praxis.

Además, en serio quisiera saber por qué te molestan tanto que otros se tomen selfies. En serio, participa y cuéntame; pero no se vale decir solo que es “tonto”.

Empowerment

Si te es desconocido el término, el empowerment significa literalmente “ganar poder”. Tomar acción y apoderarse de algo, generalmente algo abstracto como liderazgo, confianza, control. Este apoderamiento es algo positivo, porque reconoce en la persona las posibilidades que tiene sobre sí mismo y cómo puede influenciar en su entorno.

Los selfies son consecuencia directa del empowerment de la imagen personal. En una sociedad que históricamente ha sido dueña de la imagen de los individuos, sentimos que no nos pertenecemos sino a un sistema que generalmente -y secretamente- rechazamos. Un selfie es una declaración gráfica de nuestra posesión personal: Yo soy mío, me reconozco y te hago saber que nadie tiene poder sobre mi más que yo mismo.

Un ¡urra! por el empoderamiento.

“Me amo”

Se que van a decir que mucho de algo bueno se vuele malo; que la vanidad es dañina y perjudicial. ¿Pero en verdad es dañina y perjudicial? ¿Negativo para quién? ¿Nocivo cómo? ¿Qué daño a la humanidad per se hace alguien que se toma selfies?

Lo mismo dijeron los seudoeruditos los primeros años de vida de la televisión, que era una caja creadora de zombies, ahora es un aparato casi vital. Si el argumento es que quienes se toman selfies son personajes tan narcisos que no contribuyen al mejoramiento de la humanidad, pues la mayoría de las personas que no se toman sielfies en general tampoco lo hacen. No veo una relación directa con tomarse selfies y no ser voluntario en un comedor comunitario, hacer donaciones o reciclar.

Sin embargo, el claro aspecto positivo del selfie es expresar un amor y autoestima válido. Es una proclamación pública de amor propio. Y si consideras que es estúpido sentir amor por uno mismo entonces considera esto: “Si no te amas a ti mismo, entonces cómo demonios vas a amar a alguien más”, o practicar la caridad, la bondad. Todos sabemos que la humanidad tiene una alta carencia de amor.

-Este punto tiene una alta relación con el feminismo y la recuperación del cuerpo y vida de las mujeres; pero no quiero desviar la atención ni provocar a los poco inteligentes haters-

La vieja historia del “fit in”

Es la naturaleza humana: Ser aceptados y pertenecer a un grupo. Está grabado en nuestro ADN, es necesario para la supervivencia. Nuestra sanidad mental depende de ello. Aceptémoslo, todos queremos ser aceptados, recibir esa confirmación social que de alguna manera nos diga que somos una parte “normal” de la sociedad. A lo mejor no queremos ser normales, solo necesitamos que nuestros pares reconozcan que no somos unos sicópatas.

Entonces, qué mejor manera de expresar aceptación y afecto que con “likes”. Sí, tal vez la era de las telecomunicaciones y la información nos ha transformado en seres fríos que divulgan estimación a través de pantallas de computadoras. Es lo que la evolución tecnológica nos ha llevado y, seamos honestos, lo recibimos con los brazos abiertos. Es fácil, rápido y asequible. Para terminar este punto sin querer desviarme mucho del tema, aun hay gente que prioriza el contacto humano sobre el digital; lo bueno es que tenemos la opción de elegir uno o el otro.

Los “likes”, sin duda se convirtieron en la carrera para alcanzar la popularidad, y muchos caímos en esa trampa. Queremos ser los mejores, los más populares, los más originales, los que tienen más seguidores, mas “likes” y más “share”. Ese es el punto, por qué entonces compartir si no queremos esa retribución.

El inconveniente, sé lo que estás pensando, es que hay muchas personas idiotas muy populares, “famosas por ser famosas”, que son intrascendentes, no particularmente inteligentes ni contribuyentes a un mejor mundo . Pero tenemos que reflexionar en quiénes fueron lo que los transformaron en famosas y por qué. El gran acto de rebeldía es dar unfollow, no retuitear y no dar like a lo que nos parece inútil o estúpido.

A pesar de esto, las Kardashian tienen alrededor de 50 millones de seguidores en Instagram -casi que cada una- y Katy Perry tiene más de 70 millones en Twitter. Si quieres que esto cambie pues comienza a seguir a quienes te inspiren y según tus intereses contribuyan al mundo… aunque sé que no dejaras de espiar el fanpage de Shakira en Facebook que, por cieto, tiene más de 100 millones de fanáticos.

¡Pero qué importa!

Por último, estoy a favor de cualquier medio que permita a la gente expresarse, ser libre y opinar responsablemente. A mi no me molesta que la gente se tropiece en la calle con un poste por andar tomándose selfies; cada quien a lo suyo.

Si me interesa saber por qué a algunos les enfurecen estas prácticas, ¿tu qué opinas?

The ultimate mid-screwing by a Hannibal episode

Don’t get me wrong, Hannibal episodes have left me mindblowed before, but this last episode, number 2 in the second season, makes me feel like my brain lid has been opened and somebody picked the flesh with a stick repeatedly, finally leaving my brain unprotected from the elements and bugs.

This particular episode has left me with deep questioning, and a intriguing concern of the characters’ real intentions and feelings. I mean, Sakizuki was gorgeous, as usual, funny but specially disturbing.

Let me tell you why:

1) I know Will is really hurt by what of who-he-used-to-consider-a-friend did to him. I get it, so why did he asked for Hannibal’s help perfectly knowing he was the one who threw him into that hole of crazyness on purpose? I have no idea what heppened there… (Will, what. is. your. game.)

2) I don’t know what Bedelia knows, but is pretty obvious she does knows something or is very suspicious of Hannibal, so… why the hell she has to go to the doctors office just to tell him she would no longer be her psichyatrist? She knew she was in great danger… So WHY. Like, she’s so freaking lucky he didn’t eat her right there.

3) If she believes Will, why going to the nut jail and wishper “I believe you” to Will for no reason (it was pretty clear to her she wasn’t going to help him)? She just left him very disturbed… What kind of woman is she not wanting to help an innocent man and just running away for her own safety? She could have the FBI protection after all… or at least could have left a clear clue to Crawford.

What an ice queen

4) Beverly’s Will’s friend, so why is she so afraid of getting close to him? For real, girl… I don’t get it…

5) Hey, Jack: if you feel so guilty why don’t you get your ass up and help Will? I can’t even with you…

6) Really? The FBI made him a serial killer… really?

Alana and Bedelia’s hair were brushed the same way; what does that means? I am getting psicotic?

7) I know I’m not a psicollogy expert, but I just can’t handle this psycopath serial killer being so obsessed with a person that makes him so confused with his actions and feelings. I mean, is like “I love you so much, but fuck you…” I just can’t…

Stop this “we’re friends” bullshit right this instant!

8) And the “Mural of bodies guy”: You are a fucking serial killer and you just trusted some strange man in a plastic suit to kill you and sew you up into your bed of corpses, why everybody is so ok with that?

9) Is it me or Will is acting a litle crazy?10) I don’t even get this little cage.

You know what gets me? That all the characters seems to be crystal clear of what are they always doing and feeling and saying… but in this side of the screen I’m like “WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK”

By the other hand, there were some other very enjoyable moments:

1) I totally support Hannibal having the best lines ever.

2) I cant believe he said that. (Fannibals live style in one scene)

3) Oh you know, I’m here, he’s here, he’s gonna die… he won’t mind I just take his leg, I’m so hungry.

4) OMG she got away… I’m so releaved.

BTW we know she left that perfume bottle for him