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2020.09.29 04:47 Anime_Historian “Moe” Theory

Repost of something from 3 years ago. I have a pdf version with pictures and better format sitting on my blog. Search “anime historian” to find it if you are inclined.
This is my favorite write up I did because it was really fun to research. The discussion off of it was freaking great too.
What’s Moe?
Moe has a huge following and almost all fans understand at least the basics of what makes a character moe. Simply put moe is a viewer response to a anime/manga character (euphoric type of response). This response makes the viewer want to protect a cute character from all harm. As an understatement, moe has a huge fan base. This response is not explicitly erotic but can have some attributes of it.
Moe Introduction: Moenatomy
Moe characters physical appearance can be distilled down to specific traits. This is the Moenatomy. The most common representation of moe in anime is of a prepubescent cute girl. There are two potential explanations for the association of moé with the younger range:
  1. 萌え(moe) means “budding or sprouting” and can possibly be referring to the “budding” age of the prepubescent youth moé characters usually are.
  2. A homonym, 燃え(moe), means “burning” could possibly be referring to how the fans express their “burning” passion for these characters.
The specific physical features are as such. The typical moe character will have a tall iris and large pupil. The eyes will also be proportionally 1/5th the size of head. The head will also be large and bobbleheadlike. The face will be flat (or puni puni plush), have a small nose and be neotenized. The hair must be colorful and have bangs over the eyes. A popular incarnation of these character traits is, jokingly created, Moetron of 4chan fame. (
Moe Verbiage: How to Properly Use Moe in a Sentence
In order to use moé properly within a sentence specific rules must be followed:
As a verb: {boku wa} Sakura-chan {ga} moe {desu} translates as “I (moe/like) Sakura-chan”.
As an adjective: Sakura-chan {wa} moe {desu} translates as “Sakura-chan is (moe/likeable)”.
As an interjection: Sakura-chan moe!! translates as “Sakura-chan love!!”
As a noun: Sakura-chan {wa} moé {ga nai} translates as “Sakura-chan lacks (moe/likeability)”.
Moé History: Evolution of Kawaisa (1970’s Kawaii Craze)
The popularity of “cuteness” is not a new concept in Japan. Scholars argue that by the 1970’s, the years of social upheaval and economic recovery stemming from the destruction of WWII lead to a rise in consumerism. The consumerism had roots in distinguishing pleasure outside of the work life that dominated the post-WWII Japan lifestyle. The use of the "shoujo” to advertise products in this era was a desirable contrast between the “work-centric” needs of a modern reality and consumptive pleasures. This is not to say that the shoujo created the fascination with cuteness but was rather a product of a cultural ideal. The focus on cuteness continued to sprawl into multiple layers of Japanese society during this time. In such a way that a child's pencil box might be adorned with the same cute character as a construction warning sign. The fascination with cuteness has specific connections with the ideals of youth and innocence present with the shoujo. Here we can see how a mindset associated with cuteness would influence the types of characters that will eventually formulate the basis for multiple character archetypes including moe. For more in depth analysis of the shoujo’s effect (particularly lolicon) read the other post I did on it.
Galbraith, Patrick. 2011. Lolicon: The Reality of ‘Virtual Child Pornography’ in Japan. Image and Narrative : Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative. 12: 83-119
Moe History:
Wikipedia states that the character Clarisse from Hayao Miyazaki's “The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)” is the ancestral example of moe. Wikipedia as a reliable reference is dubious at best though. The very first character that can be described as being explicitly moe is Lum Invader from the 1981-1986 anime series Urusei Yatsura. However, moe itself was not popularized until the 90’s. The etymology is not known but there are several theories to explain its possible origin. One of these theories state that it comes from the character Tomoe Hotaru (written as 土萌; even the relevant kanji is the same) from Sailor Moon. Researchers such as Patrick W. Galbraith and Tamaki Saitō have found that moe was first used in 2channel in the 1990s, discussing female characters who were "hybrids of the lolicon and bishoujo (beautiful girl) genres". As this describes Hotaru Tomoe very well, and coincides with her height of popularity in 2channel, there is likeliness in the theory that Sailor Moon is the source of the name. The emergence of modern popularity of the term traces its origins to 2004. Quoted below is scholar Patrick Galbraith on the issue. “Moe began in the realm of subculture, but it has since transitioned to mass culture. The word entered the popular lexicon with Densha Otoko, an otaku who saves a woman from being molested by a drunk man on the train, and, with advice from his fellows on 2channel, successfully courts her. Densha's story was collaboratively created on 2channel on a board for single men between March and May 2004 and became an Internet book, a film, a primetime TV show, four manga series and an erotic video. The last episode of the drama, aired in primetime on Fuji TV in 2005, was viewed by 25.5 per cent of the national audience. The protagonist's dreamy recitation of 'moeeeee!' became a media phenomenon encouraging emulation. In 2005, moe was voted among the most influential slang words in Japan.”
Galbraith, Patrick W. (2009). The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insider's Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan. Kodansha International. p. 46. ISBN 978-4-7700-3101-3. Richmond, Simon (2009). The Rough Guide to Anime. Penguin Books. Galbraith, Patrick W. (2009). "Moe: Exploring Virtual Potential in Post-Millennial Japan". Electronic journal of contemporary Japanese studies.
Moe History: The Present and Future
The Modern Moekko (萌えっ娘)
Girls who evoke a feeling of moe are called 萌えっ娘 (moekko). The kanji 娘 (Musume or ko) can be translated as “daughter” or “child.” The combination of moe and 娘 produces a term that specifically indicates, usually, small girls who are moe Popular variations of the moekko are the meganekko-moe (眼鏡っ娘萌) glasses-girl moe or Imōto-moe (妹萌え), "younger sister moe."
Other popular variations are:
Twin tails (see Hatsune Miku), and drill hair Loli (young or youthful looking girls) Maid Cat girls, girls with fangs Plain girl Energetic girl Clumsy girl Ahoge (アホ毛, antenna-like hair that sticks up)
Moe Blob:
Characters in anime who previously evoked moe feelings, such as Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Moon) and Lum Invader (Urusei Yatsura), are overshadowed by a propagation of a new moe character. No longer are characters simply evoking moe feelings but rather the new moe character has become the embodiment of the concept itself. This is a progression of disassociation with narrative elements in favor of characters themselves. This has been a growing concept since the 80’s in Japan. There still is a story but it becomes a backdrop to the character themselves. This is seen in anime such as Moetan, K-On! and Lucky Star where the character forces the viewer to see their moe attributes rather than passively suggesting them. Even going so far as to have the characters inside the anime recognize their own moe attributes through their dialogue. Some characters can only be defined by their moeness and are only included to shove as much moe in the series as possible. Fans have nicknamed this type of character the “moe blob.”
Oppliger, John (2012-05-28). "Ask John: What Are the Defining Moé Anime?". AnimeNation Anime News Blog. Ask John. Retrieved 5 August 2012
Moe Couplet
The moe couplet is where two different types of characters come together to enhance each other cuteness. One of the characters is the more serious character while the other is more moe. The serious/cute dynamic greatly enhances the moe of the cute character as well as gives some, previously unseen, cute qualities to the serious character. The coupling is not meant to be romantic in tone in most cases. Here are a few reasons:
Romantic Couples (RC) and Moe Couples (MC)
-RC relationships bring conflict. MC relationships bring harmony and balance.
-RCs can bring out negative aspects of personalities. MCs bring out only positive ones.
-RCs are often 'conventional' relationships where the amount of intimacy is explicit. MCs usually are not consistent, even between episodes, by nature of the unusual individuals involved.
Explicit RC information means the audience tends to settle onto an agreed 'canon'. and writers typically adjust their writing to appeal to this. MC audiences are not able to, giving writers maximum flexibility.
-RCs are usually designed to appeal to two different types of audience members. MCs are designed to appeal to the same one.
-RCs may consist of a new character who threatens to impede the established character's personality. New characters in MCs are usually nonthreatening and much more easily maintain the Status Quo.” (Quoted from
An example of a great moe couplet is Kenpachi Zaraki/Yachiru from Bleach. Kenpachi throughout Bleach is a certified badass. He gains captain level by sheer force handling a zanpakutou he stole from someone. However, he only has cute characteristics when paired up with Yachiru. Their antics together are nothing short of hilarious and give Kenpachi a quirky/cute side. In the same way, Yachiru can be cute by herself but the quality of her cuteness is enhanced by the relationship they have together.
Moe Gijinka: Moe Anthropomorphism
Moe is not limited to living things. A popular offshoot of moe is Gijinka (Anthropomorphism in English). This popular following turns people, objects, monsters, etc. into moe characters. Even going so far as to turn sections of the Japanese constitution into moe girls. Essentially, a moefication of anything. Popular genres of this type are Monster Musume and Mecha Musume. DESCO from Disgaea 4 is a good example of a Monster Musume. For Mecha Musume, any girl from the Kantai Collection is a good example.
Commercial Significance: Economic Dominance and .Moe
In 2004 the market for moé media was worth 88 billion yen which, at that time, was roughly ⅓ of the otaku market in Japan. It has only gained traction in recent years becoming an economic force that compels media companies to integrate at least some level of moe in their products. The commercial dominance goes beyond financial numbers but seeks to shape the way consumers look for those products. Introduced in November of 2013, the Top-Level Domain (TLD) .moe is looking to shape the way in which consumers look for moe content.
"Moe Market Worth 88 Billion Yen". Anime News Network. 2005-04-25. Retrieved 2007-11-02 .moe Registry Agreement". ICANN. November 13, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
Moefication: The Degrees of Moe
So, what makes a character moe? Many people head straight to the more obvious sources of moe such as K-On! and Japanator with their four moe laws. But I see these as incomplete expressions of what moé can be described as. Therefore, I argue the following three points as true:
Above all else, characters who give the “rarefied, euphoric” reaction can be described as moe. This euphoric reaction is based on the audience's desire to protect the character. This feeling is usually associated with their innocence, cuteness, perceived age and quirkiness Older characters can achieve moe though it is much harder. (An example of this is Ryuji’s mother, Yasuko Takasu, from Toradora)
The reason I begin this list with this baseline emotional reaction from the audience is to implicitly state the subjectivity of moe.
Because moe is not a distinct character archetype, a viewer’s perception of the character can be placed along a continuum of categorization.
Moe Continuum
Moé Blob Neutral Absolute Badass ←--------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
On one side, there is the moe blob which exists solely provide moe for a series. They may have some unique traits but they are highly overshadowed by their implicit moeness for the series. On the other side, we have the absolute badass. Whereas the moe blob makes the audience want to protect them, the absolute badass is seen as the cool character who needs no protection.
  1. The Qualifier Traits are the character traits that, when come together, can form moe. These are Innocence, Cuteness, Perceived Age, and Quirkiness which also exist along their own continuum of categorization.
    Innocence Absolute Saint Neutral Absolute Evildoer ←---------------------------------------------------------------------------------> Qualifying the level of innocence is a dichotomy between perceived good and evil. Of course these concepts are subjective (as is moe) but there are certainly more universal traits that can be described as good or evil.
Example of a few innocent traits: Non-Violence, virginity, introvertedness, compassion, forgiveness, etc.
Any traits that can be described as opposite to the above mentioned examples lessens the likelihood of them being considered moe. However, having a non-innocent trait does not disqualify them from being moe.
Cuteness Maximum Cute Normal Human Pile of Crap ←--------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
Qualifying the level of cuteness is simply deciding a 0-10 scale. Moe tends to be high on the scale but does not necessarily need to be. The traits that qualify cuteness are predominantly physical attributes such as physical appearance and body language.
Perceived Age 0 <30> 80+ ←--------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
The perceived age aspect is a combination of both mental and physical indicators of age. Characters who are young but act like old men usually are not moe. Similar to how an cute older character can act like a 15 year old and be considered moe. In weighing the age factor, mental age is more important than actual physical age. The perceived age continuum of categorization is based on how young you feel the character is. A character that is thousands of years old becomes irrelevant when they look and act like a 12 year old girl. Quirkiness Absolute Spaz Normal Absolute Bore ←--------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
Quirkiness is talking about unique character traits that go against social norms. On one hand, the absolute spaz is a theoretical combination of a character inhibiting the maximum number of socially unacceptable mannerisms. On the other side, the absolute bore is the theoretical combination of an absolute conformist to social standards. I'm so much that they have no perceivable unique traits. Moe tends to lean towards more quirky character traits and thus more to the left side of the spectrum.
Moefication: The MV Variable
The dependence on the viewer's reaction in order to establish moé creates a very interesting dynamic. The specified time frame in which moé is, or is not, established is important. This leads into determining moé based on when you are examining the character and using what criteria.
Frame of Reference:
The specific time frame is crucial when evaluating whether a character can be considered moe or not. The Frame of Reference refers to a specified span of time wherein you evaluate the moeness of a character. The frame of reference, in referring to anime/manga, is a time frame dictated by either page number or a minute marker. This time frame is flexible and can be a few short minutes to episodes long.
The MV Variable:
Moe can be determined based on analyzing specific variables within the specific frame of reference chosen. The forces that create moé within that period are the Moefication Variables (MV). The MV is highly dynamic and exists as both physical and metaphysical points of analysis.
Proxemics refers to spatial distance between the people, places or things. The proximal aspect as a MV refers to how a character can become moe based on spatial distance from a person, place or thing. A character who turns moe based primarily on proximity to a specific character (etc. love interest), place (etc. cuddly bear shop) or thing (etc. cute body pillow) has this as their MV.
Time is a consideration of the chronology of the series itself. The frame of reference and time in this manner have many similarities such as specifying a section of the whole to discuss moe. The difference between the two is where the frame of reference specifies a length of time disconnected from the series itself (etc. episode minute length, page number), time refers to the chronology within the series itself.
Example: Typical Anime Character
Typical Anime Character’s backstory shows up in episode 10 at 5 minutes in. The frame of reference for moe evaluation is episode 10 at 5 minutes in for a length of 10 minutes. On the other hand, the time MV is evaluating how the chronological time the character’s backstory is taking place in affects their moe categorization.
Environmental aspects of an anime/manga refers to effects of a specific setting on a character. The environmental conditions as an MV refer to how an overarching environment can affect their moeness. Anime/Manga usually feature multiple environments to keep the anime feel fresh (Ex. SAO-Aincrad, GunGale Online, etc.). Even if the above mentioned qualifier traits are satisfied for moe, if the setting is deemed anti-moe, it may strip the viewer's moe perception. The setting of an anime/manga is important to factor in when looking at whether a character will be seen as moe. Even a character that inhibits the perfect combination of qualifier traits to produce moe may not be considered as such because of the setting within which they exist. See example below.
Nia Tepplin
Innocence: 10 Cuteness: 9 Perceived Age: <10 Years Old Quirkiness: 8
I use Nia from Gurren Lagann to present a very interesting point. Her qualifier traits should produce moé but not everyone sees her that way. Her backstory makes you feel like you should protect her but not in rarefied euphoric way. Rather the viewer may feel this way out of pity for being deemed worthless and abandoned by her father. This turns off many people in deeming her moe. However, there is a spinoff manga where the characters are placed in a school setting. Nia possesses the same character traits as she did in the anime but the setting is less brutal and more carefree. In this way, her qualifier traits are more pronounced against a less serious background allowing for a viewer to see her without the stigma provided by her backstory. Even so much as having Kamina, in the manga, mention her moeness. The contrast in settings between the anime and manga show how characters may or may not be considered moe based on factors outside of their own character.
Moe Integration: The Flexibility of Archetypes
I argue that the integration of at least some level of moe is present in a variety of different character archetypes. Moe Integration is where the creator will use a character archetype (like tsundere) and occasionally mix in some moe attributes to keep the character fresh (and frankly more popular). The challenge is to pick a frame of reference wherein the MV(s) can be determined. Below are a few examples of moé integration.
Tsundere: Louis (Zero no Tsukaima)
Zero no Tsukaima holds a special place in my heart as it is one of the first anime I watched and read the light novels and manga. The romantic/comedic tension between Saito and Louis is something I still laugh about today (opening theme songs were awesome too). I use Louis as an example because of the constant switches between sweet and harsh sides of her personality. She is mean but ultimately an innocent girl , royalty but quirky, tries to act mature but obviously isn’t and is made to be adorably cute. The integration of moe into her character is more of an emphasis on the sweet aspects of her personality. The tender moments Saito and Louis have genuinely show her as a soft, likable character. These are her moe moments. These moments are when she feels disconnected from issues of title, family or worries of Saito talking to other girls. I see these themes as belonging to an overarching setting within which she is in or the “environmental” MV to be specific.
Kuudere: Homura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
One of my favorite characters is Homura from Madoka Magica. The reason I bring her into this discussion is to discuss how her actions throughout the series, and movie, reflect on audience perception at different moments. Homura’s backstory shows her embodying moe so much that fans have nicknamed her Moemura during this time. However, for much of the beginning of the series, she's cold and cool. Her coolness and badassery are generally completely opposite of any moe feelings (besides her physical features). But anyone who has watched this knows her soft side for Madoka. When we see her backstory and moments of weakness for Madoka, there is a change of perspective. She is no longer just a badass but a badass with a soft side. She emits moé feeling in those soft moments in abundance. There are two prominent MV’s in action here depending on the frame of reference. If the frame of reference is during her backstory, then we can determine that “time” is the relevant MV. Moemura exists before the “Homura Time Cycles.” If the frame of reference is any of the tender moments between Madoka and Homura, then the MV is primarily and “Proximal.”
Dandere: Mei Misaki (Another)
There is a strong connection between the dandere archetypes and moe. This is due to their quiet and, usually, innocence personality. Mei Misaki from Another is a character I will classify as a dandere. I chose her because of how I felt moe was integrated into such a dark anime (the umbrella scene was my favorite). The mysterious area and secret soft side makes Mei easily a dandere but those soft moments are always destroyed by the anime itself. Even the beach episode turns dark quickly. Why do I choose her to explain moe integration then? The reason is simple, episode 0 (or the OVA) where she still has her sister. The overall at I sphere of the episode is upbeat and even makes fun of the how some of the dark themes of the story (falling out of a Farris wheel that's two feet from the ground). This I see as an integration of more positive cute, innocent aspects of the story that were left out of the main series. In this way, I see this as an attempt to popularize her more. If the frame of reference is based somewhere in episode 0, then the MV is “time.” I see this character as a, smaller, but relevant example of moe integration.
So What’s Moe Then?
When describing moe, you are verifying that all of the qualifier traits are sufficient enough to warrant that euphoric feeling. The question then is, “what level is needed in each of the categories?”
Kamina (Gurren Lagann) Magical Witch Meruru (Ore Imo) Innocence: 4 Innocence: 10 Cuteness: 3. Cuteness: 10 Perceived Age: >23 Perceived Age: <9 Quirkiness: 6 Quirkiness: 8
Most likely not moe. Most likely moe.
How far can you stretch each of the values on the qualifier traits and keep it being moe? The above examples represent an easy dichotomy between who a moé character is and is not. The problem is addressing every variance in-between. That's a completely subjective opinion and will certainly change over time depending on what anime/manga is created in the future but we can still create some general boundaries on its use.
Moe Referent System: Overview
The first step in creating theoretical boundaries on moe is to address where it comes from. The definition provided above addresses moe as a response to the characters and not of the characters themselves. Moe is thus a creation in the mind of the viewer themselves. In sociological terms, this is the called the referent system or in our case the Moe Referent System.
Moe Symbols: Reference and Referent
In order to best understand the referent part of the moe referent system we need to explore semantically the relationship between what’s known as the symbol, reference and referent.
Stop Sign Symbol - Reference - Referent Symbol: Bright red shape with 8 sides equidistant from each other. Reference: Perception of the viewer that all these components together mean a stop sign Referent: A Stop Sign
A symbol is “something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship, association, convention, or accidental resemblance.” The reference is “a relationship in which a symbol or sign signifies something; the referent is the thing signified.” In the case of the red octagon, the reference is the relationship the viewer has with the symbol. If there is no meaning associated with the red octagon then it is simply a red shape with 8 sides but almost all Americans will see this as more than just a collection of components. The perception of its meaning in our minds associating this specific color and shape with a stop sign, that is the reference. The referent is then a stop sign.
In the case of moe, what specific attributes or physical qualities that can be considered a symbol of moe are incredibly vague. The symbol does not have to be immediately observable in the case that a moe symbol might be an attitude or a character's speech pattern. Some physical examples of potential moe symbols are in my “moenatomy” chart above. I used things such as large pupils, colorful hair, etc. The issue with all of these moe symbols is that they do not by themselves equal moe in the same way that the red octagon almost certainly symbolizes a stop sign. What we are seeing here is that there is a not a 1:1 relationship in terms of moe symbols directly equaling moe. This is where system theory comes into play.
Moe System: Interaction and Inter-dependencies of Symbols
A system is defined as a “set of interacting or interdependent component parts forming a complex/intricate whole.” The “component parts” of this definition, in the case of moe, are referring to anything and everything that consciously and subconsciously elicits a feeling of moe. This is an amalgamation of all references in the mind of the viewer that can be described as moe. The system is inherently not an expression of a 1:1 relationship as with the stop sign example above. Rather in the case of moe we are looking at the interaction of multiple vague, almost undefinable, symbols that constitute boundaries on the moe system when the input is specific to certain undefined, fluid moe symbols. The “complex/intricate whole” of the moe system is simply moe. Therefore, the Moe Referent System is expressing moe through a wide variety of interdependent symbols that come together in a particular fashion that create specific boundaries on what can and cannot be considered moe.
Moeification Variables: Expanded
The Moeification Variables (MV) are an important, admittedly incomplete, theory on analyzing the specific qualities of characters to determine if they can be generally considered moe. The MV’s I used to help categorize characters were innocence, cuteness, perceived age and quirkiness. These character attributes are not symbols but rather categories consisting each of several symbols. Analyzing quirkiness of a character, for example, can look at things such as speech pattern, facial expression and spatial awareness among many other things. This means that the categories I provided above are just an expression of several systems each consisting of multiple interacting symbols that determine the entire category. Therefore is more appropriate to call each MV as a system such as the Innocence System, Quirkiness System, etc. Each system exists independently but, for the sake of moe, can be organized in such a way as to elicit moe feelings from the audience. This is done many times consciously, and subconsciously, by the artist trying to make a character moe.
Moe: Expanded Categorization
So far I have attempted to deconstruct the expression of moe to its very basic components but this is not useful in connecting analysis and anime. Therefore, I will work off the back of another moe scholar Shingo from Heisei Democracy. He created a very useful theory along with a quad chart that breaks down the different expressions of moe in anime.
“Junai-kei moe: images in which a loving, but not explicitly sexual relationship is depicted or implied between the moe heroine and the male viewer or his narrative proxy. Found most commonly in renai games such as those produced by Aquaplus / Leaf and Key. The harmonic depiction of innocent lovers is the province of junai-kei moe, an image type commonly found in popular renai games. Note that the male character need not be shown in the image for his presence to be evident to the viewer (and the heroine); such images are often more powerful when the heroine is seen to be addressing the viewer (or player, in this case) directly.
Otome-kei moe: images in which male presence is deemphasized in favor of a scene which implicates the heroine(s) as the centerpiece of an idealized past or present. Found most commonly in (nonsexual) yuri such as Marimite and in anime / manga such as Kamichu, Kokoro Library, and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou.
The beauty and grace of everyday life in nearly utopian tranquility is captured by otome-kei moe. Unfettered for the most part by concerns of love or sex, the heroine goes about her business in perfect and idyllic innocence. Male characters are rarely present, though female interaction in the image can lend it a strong yuri tinge (but not beyond the bounds of propriety).
Erokawaii-kei moe: images in which the moe heroine is sexualized, to an extent limited by a) her innocence and b) her consent, for the benefit of the male viewer or his narrative proxy. Found most commonly in erotic games, manga and anime, and as such is often conflated with lolicon.
The heroine acknowledges the proximity of the male gaze, and likes it. The erotically cute moe image is just that, a girl who may be shy but is willing to shed most conventions of virtue for the benefit of the viewer or his proxy. The extent to which sexual activity is allowed here is open to debate, but force or coersion perpetrated by either party is a hard limit to this form of moe.
Denpa-kei moe: images in which style, fetish symbols and costumes crowd out significant narrative meaning, trading on the value of pure exuberant cuteness. Found most commonly in mascot characters, the work of artists such as POP, and nonsensical anime (Digi Charat killing two birds with one stone here).
Denpa is a term used to describe nauseatingly saccharine, hyper-cute bishoujo game theme songs, and denpa-kei moe images are just that: heavily stylized, almost Dadaist depictions of heroines often so decked out in props and costumes that few physical design traits remain. Not overtly sexualized and with little male presence to interfere, these mascot-like characters are the iconic bastions of moe.”
Thanks for reading! I always appreciate everyone who can read through this and keep an open mind. Leave a comment somewhere on the internet. Thanks again!
For more reading on moe theory (and where I got a lot of inspiration and direction) click here, here, or here. "Definition of system". Merriam-Webster. Springfield, MA, USA. Retrieved 2016-10-09. Hildegard E. Peplau, Interpersonal Relations in Nursing: A Conceptual Frame ... (2004), p. 289: "Each concept or word has both a referent and a reference. The word is the symbol; the reference is its meaning held in the mind of its user; and the referent is the actions or ob}ect the symbol signified." "Symbol." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2016. Tamaki, Saitou (2007), "Otaku Sexuality", in Bolton, Christopher; Csicsery-Ronay, Istvan, Jr; Tatsumi, Takayuki, Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams, University of Minnesota Press, p. 230, ISBN 978-0-8166-4974-7 Kitabayashi, Ken (2004), The Otaku Group from a Business Perspective: Revaluation of Enthusiastic Customers (PDF), JP: Nomura Research Institute
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2020.09.29 03:32 CyrusWaugh Every Taylor Swift Song Ranked (2006-2020) Part 2

67. The Lucky One (Red)
I view this one as her missing her old life, if we had a path to stardom, there is no doubt we'd all take it. But the path is like a contract, with hidden messages that will screw you over at times, great messaging and irony throughout all of it.

66. Haunted (Speak Now)
The orchestra is amazing, this is some of the amazing experimentation I was talking about, they capture every emotion Taylor envisioned for this song, and they build to such an emotional climax.

65. Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince (Lover)
After watching the documentary of the same name last night this song risen by like 15 spots. You can see her mentality at the time of writing this record. I've had a complete 180 in how I view the production. I still view it as inferior to her old high school style, but that still doesn't mean its bad, the cheerleader part is ingenious, as is a lot of the song.

64. Speak Now (Speak Now)
Man a lot of people seem to dislike this song, I don't see it, I find it so charming, when was the last time you heard a song about crashing a wedding like this one, it is very descriptive, and ties into the theme of suppressed emotions.

63. Paper Rings
It is pretty simple, but the message is so wholesome. 2018 was so many wedding songs, some worked, like Speechless, or Homesick, and some didn't like Big Big Plans or Good As You. This isn't a first dance song, but it gives a better message than all 4 of them. (scratch that, Speechless is still better)

62. Red (Red)
Red is a song I adore, from its relation of emotion to colorization, its blending of pop and country. The lyrics are great, the melody is iconic, but I CANNOT stand the weird audio effect they put in the word red. It annoys the living daylights out of me.

61. Change (Fearless)
I relate to this message so hard, and maybe that's why it is ranked as high as it is. The usage of the word hallelujah, its a great inspiration for overcoming adversity. It's an iconic melody, and I can't recommend this enough especially if you're feeling down.

60. Call It What You Want (Reputation)
Originally this song was supposed to be waving a white flag to the critics, where she's saying call it what you like, she doesn't care anymore, great way to close out a record, but this doesn't hold up at all in the Lover Era.

59. Tied Together With A Smile (Taylor Swift)
After re-watching Miss Americana the documentary, I was listening to the album one last time before writing this and I shed a tear or two, after reminding myself of her insecurities of personal image and her eating disorder. I don't think that is what the song was originally about so I can't really give it bonus points for that but now I get a whole new perspective every time I hear this.

58. This Is Me Trying (Folklore)
This song highlights how she has to juggle so many things in her life, songwriting, recording, touring and personal family issues. How she acknowledges she isn't a 16 year old anymore. She's done so much in 14 years, won several accolades, become a political advocate, even though I don't agree with what she stands for, I'm proud regardless.

57. Tell Me Why (Fearless)
This song has a lot of fun instrumentally and lyrically. Definitely the last 2 songs beat it in a lot, but it blends pop and country so well, and really is a blueprint for what mainstream country should follow, even if this song is dated.

56. I Know Places (1989)
Definitely leans on the more bombastic side of things, but with some intellectualism sprinkled throughout it, its fun and clever which is something you don't get a lot of in the Reputation to Lover Era.

55. Mary's Song (Oh My My My) (Taylor Swift)
The story telling is so good, and the instrumentation is great, but it misses the one aspect Love Story hits which is great melodies and vocals. I'm not saying its bad, I'm just saying there is better stuff she's done, at this point we've reached the 8/10 range, and a lot of songs get heavily competitive.

54. A Place In This World (Taylor Swift)
One of my favorite melodies from her first record, and it's my last year in high school so I'm giving it bonus points for the messaging. It sounds great as does 90% of her first record.

53. My Tears Ricochet (Folklore)
I need a bit more time with this song, its obviously well written and sung, but it really only succeeds when you get the full context of what it's about, give it more time this could end up in the top 30.

52. This Love (1989)
Similar to how I Almost Do relies too much on I Bet, this one relies too much on This Love, but still it's a great song regardless. Beautiful and kind of haunting at the same time.

51. I Knew You Were Trouble (Red)
A great introduction to the pop world, instant classic for her, and demonstrates how to do pop well and not fake it like a 50% of country stars, signifying the best of Taylor Swift was coming soon.

50. Enchanted (Speak Now)
Enchanted brings out this shimmery feeling I really only see in Disney musicals, which is amazing. When was the last time you said to yourself this country song sounds like a ballad in a Disney musical? It is beautiful and builds up to a great climax.

49. Epiphany (Folklore)
A great dedication to those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, still have issue with the reference to the storming of the beaches but hopefully I'll let go of it after a while.

48. Superman (Speak Now: Deluxe Edition)
What a great way to show off unique storytelling, I never thought I'd adore a country song talking about Clark Kent but here we are, beautifully narrated, and shows off this new style of writing which would get better and better as years passed.

47. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Red)
Instant classic right here, not the most emotional (at all) not the best written, one hell of a time and there is no doubt about it.

46. Exile ft. Bon Iver (Folklore)
One of her best collaborations ever, we get 2 different perspectives and those are often the most emotional, I don't really get the whole film line, that still eludes me and feels out of place, but the climax of the track makes up for it.

45. So It Goes... (Reputation)
I've stated many times I will never go to a club, I've vowed never to drink, I think it is just a place to hook up and that grosses me out. But if there ever was a reason for me to go to a club, it would be to jam to this song, it is one of my all time favorite club anthems.

44. Mean (Speak Now)
The acoustics are some of her best, its goofy, I love how she says pathetic it still makes me laugh, I'm still shocked it won a Grammy, being how goofy it was, but still well deserved.

43. Long Live (Speak Now)
A great way of looking towards the future, not so much for Taylor as it would be a downwards spiral for emotionally and I sympathize for her, but for me it gives me hope and makes me believe all of dreams will be achieved.

42. Teardrops On My Guitar (Taylor Swift)
Just because its #42 doesn't mean I think it's dull. Lyrically the using of names still is great, but a lot of the lyrics don't really hold up to my standards today, I'm not asking you to agree I just hope you can understand it.

41. The Other side Of The Door (Fearless: Platinum Edition)
Little simple stories are the best. How she's testing this person to see if he is willing to commit and endure, and he fails to do so, and how she blames her stubborn pride. Great storytelling plain and simple.

40. Dancing With Our Hands Tied (Reputation)
Great imagery and messaging, I view there are two ways to interpret this song's message and both are equally great. It is my late night street jam kind of like Blinding Light's by the Weeknd.

39. Come In With The Rain (Fearless: Platinum Edition)
A lot of the platinum edition songs are so good, she's done calling out his name and leaves her window open just a little bit because she's hoping still he'd come back. It is extremely well rounded as are a lot of songs are from this point on.

38. Ours (Speak Now: Deluxe Edition)
My favorite of all the deluxe tracks, is one of her best, and before she was really obsessed with her public image, she could churn out a great song. It is great melodically and we lyrically with the details of elevator buttons, and gaps in teeth. This is one of the more glanced over tracks of all the bonus tracks which makes sense, the more intellectual songs get their popularity goes down which is a darn shame.

37. Clean (1989)
Still one of my least favorites in the percussive sense. But it does a good job in ending the emotional story this record tells. Clean represents the aftermath of a breakup so well, and only going through the storm are we able to finally be free.

36. Fifteen (Fearless)
From this point on honestly every melody is iconic. Fifteen while bringing this wave of nostalgia that makes me feel like a kid again, isn't one her best written songs, it's pretty dated and corny so a lot of people these days won't really connect to it as much as I do.

35. How You Get The Girl (1989)
A fun time from beginning to end, little simple pieces of advice for the dos and don'ts of a relationship and in way calls back older songs. Brings out what I love about a majority of 1989, fun times, neat lyrics, and loads of synth.

34. Innocent (Speak Now)
There is so much I love about Innocent but it is such a long song and I'd need to go into every detail and I don't have much time. In a way its an anti-power ballad, as it doesn't really rise to this big epic moment, it stays mostly grounded which is something I love, it has a meaningful message, my only real complaint is that the opener is out of place.

33. Mad Woman (Folklore)
Mad Woman is kind of Reputation's message in one song, after so much time poking her she's fighting back, people say she's petty, she'll be even pettier, she's too angry, you get the idea. Great reinvention of talking about reputations, and I doubt she'll ever stop singing about it, but I'll take it in this style.

32. Bad Blood (1989)
Bad ass, all that needs to be said, it has a tremendous bridge, Kendrick Lamar does a great job (unlike future) I don't really see the hate for this song, the point of the song is to be petty and it doesn't come off as over petty at least to me, great single and one of the best of 2014-2015.

31. Last Kiss (Speak Now)
It is the 5 stages of grief in a song, we get every gritty detail, from sadness, anger, denial, not so much of bargaining and by the end of the song we reach acceptance, its a beautiful ride for all 6 minutes of it. And it just barely missed the top 30 if I'm being honest.

Now that we're in the top 30, I can go into these songs in greater detail, and show my full appreciation for them.

30. Breathe ft. Colbie Caillat (Fearless)
It isn't as compelling as Last Kiss, but I just connected more to this on an emotional level. How letting go of someone is so hard, but for us to move on and be better people, we need cut the loose for both your sakes. And it may be painful, like holding your breath, its supposed to, it's kind of like working your muscles, in order for us to get stronger, we need to feel pain. The chorus is so nostalgic, while I agree it is pretty simple and repetitive, I don't care, as my emotions get the best of me. This song has stuck with me, for so many reasons, my personal struggles, the vocals, the instrumentation. I'm still bitter it didn't become a single but hey, what are you gonna do.

29. Picture To Burn (Taylor Swift)
This was either the first or second Taylor Swift song I could remember hearing and therefore it has a special place in my heart. It does pander to southern audiences I'm not denying that, but its rocking country feel is so good. One of the best sounding tracks on her first record, and yes in terms of messaging involvement this song would land itself way lower, but I have such an emotional connection and how important this song was to me as it is arguably one of the major reasons I listen to country music today.

28. Begin Again (Red)
Her farewell letter to country music couldn't have been better. About how love isn't a cycle of bitterness and moral high ground. But it is truly about emotional connection and sincerity. Little things like laughing at jokes, coming early, pulling a chair out. Love isn't a glamorous story of epic proportions as most try to view it, it is pretty underwhelming, but I find the underwhelming details more compelling than anything. Red definitely has its issues but the beginning and ending of this record is perfect. Even though I view this as a pop record, she still has so much respect for the genre, its not a drum loop song, not about going to a club, nothing bombastic, just real instrumentation honest lyricism and compelling vocals.

27. Shake It Off (1989)
I admit Shake It Off, isn't anything truly special, but it is one of the songs that define Taylor as an artist. And I love it regardless of all of its problems and false promises. It's a jam, which at the time, was her taking the high ground of addressing haters. Shake It Off out of the big 5 of 1989, is the most unique instrumentally, it isn't using synth and as a marching band type feel, with marching snares, trumpets and Bari sax and as someone who does marching band, this has a soft spot. Some people hate the bridge. I don't, there are arguably 10 songs better than it critically, but for once I'm gonna stand by my ears not my brains.

26. The Archer (Lover)
The Archer is one of the more emotional songs on Lover. About a collage of themes, the media's perspective of her, her dating habits of men, and arguably politics. And if it is this is the best song about politics she's ever written, Only The Young is tedious and comes off as pandering, the man is her worst song by a lot, but the archer addresses politics not in the way you think, its all about her perspective of it, I don't have to agree with your politics, just present it in a compelling manner, The Archer does it so well. And besides that, she asks herself the question when it comes to love interests which is one her most compelling lines. Who would dare leave her, but who would dare stay. It is heartbreaking, emotional, and it adds up to one of the best songs on Lover.

25. Mirrorball (Folklore)
Mirrorball is one of her most honest songs yet, how writing songs can emotionally tear one apart, Taylor isn't know for being the most fun artist, or the most powerful vocally, she's known for being one of the most honest. And this highlights that perspective of herself, while we see her shine, there are cracks for every honest story she's written into song. But she's so passionate about what she does, she will keep pushing for us, for her fans. One of the most compelling songs I've heard from her yet.

24. Getaway Car (Reputation)
The documentary once again boosted the ranking of a song. I felt so engaged in her songwriting process, its so interesting and fun. Getaway Car is a prime example of singing about relationships in new and profound ways. The Getaway Car being Tom Hiddleston and how he was just an escape from her previous relationship. And the song is her saying sorry for what she did to him. One of her best metaphors yet. I think my love for Getaway Care is just gonna grow as time moves on, but who knows, I love the rest of these songs just as much or even more.

23. Cardigan (Folklore)
At this point yeah I think Cardigan is a better metaphor than getaway car, mostly because of how it ties into the story of James & Betty, but that might not last long. Cardigan is a great first single, similar to Blank Space, she says random things that don't really correlate to each other. One of the most vivid songs on Folklore, which is why I put it above Getaway Car, in terms of message its better but Cardigan paints an amazing picture of this world she's singing about. It gives the melancholy reflective emotion I don't really know how to describe and after listening to the 3 remaining songs of this story, everything just makes sense. Grammy noms are coming soon I have no doubt this will be nominated as it should be.

22. Welcome To New York (1989)
One of my favorite album openers ever, it gives me such a rush, it is what 22 failed to do for me, which was be relatable, look this song isn't the smartest, I'm not saying it is, but it draws a fine line between what pop tends to do which is either be smart in their writing or vocals, or just go for a catchy beat. It also serves as a welcome to the pop world, she finally left the genre holding her back and would've destroyed her if you think about it. It's a well written smash that would've fit perfectly with the big 5, and I'm still bitter it didn't.

21. Wildest Dreams (1989)
1989 had so many great singles, this was its big ballad. My perception of this song is a one night stand, and how she knows this can damage her but she doesn't care. Chances are these 2 will never see each other again, so he's asking him to remember her in this way and not the (you know what) The melody while only 6 years old, feels even older somehow. Production is around 9.5/10 for me, lyrically is around 7.5/10, the bridge really boosts that score, and vocally it is around a 9/10. Wildest Dreams set a standard for a lot of pop ballads for years to come and not many have reached it or surpassed it.

20. Back To December (Speak Now)
I've met people who've said this song isn't really mature, I've met people who say it isn't really emotional, but I've yet to meet someone who said it isn't good. I think it is all of those things, Taylor Swift was know as the girl who wrote the best break up songs mostly about douche bags. So for her to take the blame is a sign of real maturity. Her vocals reflect the sincerity of her apology, an the orchestra elevates everything. I wish she did more work with an orchestra the tracks that use it are so good. Back To December, is one of those songs that makes you go back to terrible mistakes, awkward moments that could've gone differently. This was one of her major stepping stones in how she writes songs, she still wrote breakup songs but it would be in more unique ways, some not as good, but a few have surpassed its greatness.

19. Look What You Made Me Do (Reputation)
Yeah I love this song:
Deal With It
I think it is one of her best written songs, most just say the chorus is garbage and skip it. They don't check anything else, a lot of effort was put in this song after you get past the chorus. The pre chorus was a well added touch, people kept complaining about Taylor, so she decided to become their critiques, and come back with a vengeance. The song broke the internet, it shocked the world leaving most people's initial reaction as confusion, I thought that too, but over time I've come to appreciate this song for what it is, as has a lot fans. Most still won't give this song a chance, they won't even give the record a chance because of this song, you're doing yourself a major disservice. A neat thing I realized is that with most pop songs, they go for the ears instead of the brains. This one goes straight for the brain and ignores the ears entirely, which is something pop should do a lot more often.

18. August (Folklore)
August is the 2nd part of the saltbox house chapter, giving us the conflict of this story, coming from the perspective of an unknown girl. How she seduced this boy James, how overtime he felt guilty, and how it tore a rift between the 2. How she thought they were in love but it was all an illusion, the entire of month of August. And now everything she thought was love was lie, and how she describes it like slipping though time, bottles of wine sipped away. One of the best bridges she's ever done, giving us fictional emotion that feels so real. It makes you invested in this story line, like a book or a film and you can't look or well in this case hear away.

17. Cornelia Street (Lover)
Cornelia Street takes a page in her personal love life, which she doesn't usually talk about, she mostly talks about the aftermath of a relationship, not the present. How Cornelia Street, represents so much she's invested into a relationship and she's so afraid to lose it all, lose the memorization of creaks in the floor, playing cards and board games, she leaves but unlike others, he goes after her, and gets her to stay, if you notice, in past songs, the one thing the dude in most of her relationships, was willing to endure, willing to stay, but he is willing, that's the cherry on top for me, Lover is so far away from being an amazing record, but it gives me some of the most satisfying moments in any album.

16. You Belong With Me (Fearless)
The most well known melody in her entire catalog. I know people who hate pop country, and can't help sing along to this, it is so heartwarming, silly, encapsulates the narrative of the small town boy and girl better than almost every song that has before and after. I think everyone at some point has felt this way about a person, and if you haven't well than lucky you. It captured everything I loved about the 2000's all American pop, its silliness, emotional value and nostalgia, I could back to this song 15 years from now and feel the same way I do about it now. It is one of the only reasons I tolerated pop at the time, club anthems weren't my style and nor was people Britney Spears, Beyonce or Rihanna and I could go on. The song is an iconic piece of pop culture, that generations from now will never be forgotten.

15. White Horse (Fearless)
White Horse was the baby steps to her getting more mature. As we got into the 2010's the all American genre was fading away, and in a similar way, she acknowledges this isn't a lovey dovey story like You Belong With Me, this is real, and she's sick of trying to achieve that story, and it's time to cut this dude love. And now he's everything she's ever wanted, but that phase of her life is over. So she'll keep looking, because the fairy tale is fake, and move on with her life. I've felt that way and this song helped me mature and see new perspective in love.

14. Never Grow Up (Speak Now)
I still view this as the best track of the record but I'll put it lower for its emotional impact. I think the message is so compelling. How she doesn't want to grow up, kids like dream about being astronauts and presidents, they don't understand how big and often cruel the world can be. During our time innocence we don't often experience, true heartbreak, sadness, stress so the little details of going to the movies, dancing in PJ's move me so much. The vocals have a touch of sincerity and wisdom into them, and we build to a soft climax, about how she wishes she never grew up, money and fame is great and all, but her truest possessions are her family and friends, and those will fade away in time. It's a wholesome simple message that is so powerful and speaks volumes and I think this song should get more appreciation than arguably any of the one ahead as they are more well known.

13. Love Story (Fearless)
Unfortunately no song from Fearless could make the top 10, makes me sad, but I knew at least one record was going to miss out, I'm shocked it was this one. But still, this is the equation for a great Taylor Swift song, great instrumentation/production, iconic melodies, great storytelling, and clear crisp melodies, that last one really only applies to her country songs. Love Story, is one of the most well rounded songs in all of country, I don't understand how someone can hate it, the only opinion I can really agree with is the corniness of Romeo & Juliet, but still I love that this is what the song is about. We get phenomenal story progression, to how they met, sneaking out, a conflict and an emotional climax with a great ending. One of my favorite fiddle tracks, if I'm ever sick of what's on the radio I'll just play this a nostalgic actual country song. A lot of Fearless could be argued to be not country, but Love Story is and that isn't an opinion, its a fact.

12. Delicate (Reputation)
Delicate also claims the title for my favorite music video from Taylor Swift. The rhythm is so calming, and makes everything around me disappear. Which really blows my mind, which is what the song is about. For roughly a year she disappeared from the media's eyes in 2016. The verses highlight this as she question's if what she said was okay, is it okay to let this person in my life? And how during this time period, she experiences more freedom than ever. I can always rely on Delicate to relax me whenever I'm stressed out. Delicate is an excellent way to enter Reputation, most are so afraid to touch the record, Delicate is the best produced song on the record and my 3rd favorite produced song regardless of albums. Never before has a song's production reflect the message of a song as well as this song did for me.

11. Lover (Lover)
Just barely not making it into the top 10 is Lover. Which is a great first dance song, I've seen people use it, and this feels like the vows of her if she ever gets married. She sees herself at a point where they don't have to fight for moral high ground. They have such a well understanding of each other, they leave Christmas lights till January, let friends crash. As well as the fact that I view this as her best bridge yet. It is endearing and kind of provocative. Lover is a great blend of country and pop, I'm kinda shocked this wasn't promoted there, I would rather have be number one for 20 weeks then see the Git Up at #1. I'm a little bitter that Bad Guy won over it, I get it Bad Guy is insanely catchy but Grammy's are about critically choosing a winner, does anyone really think Bad Guy is a critical masterpiece? Lover is her coming full circle, she doesn't need to sing about boys being douche bags anymore, as she's found the 1 for her.

Finally I've reached the top 10, this has spun around a lot over the past week, 10th originally peaked at #6, this list went through some crazy changes

10. Betty (Folklore)
Betty is an evolved version of Love Story in terms of structure, it has everything it does, great instrumentation, storytelling, the whole package. But what puts it above it at least for me is the greater emotional investment. I've gotten to know the story of Romeo & Juliet in less than 4 minutes, and I was totally invested in the story, but with Betty, we've gotten to understand this story for the past 3 wrongs, arguably 4 if you count Exile. You wonder how this will be resolved, will it have a sad ending, like in most realistic circumstances. Or will we get a semi-unrealistic ending. We get the second option but at least we get to understand why this is the way it is. Take out the 3 other songs this takes out of the emotional impact this song gives. It's a new way for how she approaches music and I'm here for all of it.

9. Dear John (Speak Now)
While I view this as inferior to Never Grow Up, I cannot deny the emotional impact this has had for country music and her entire fan base. I enjoy every moment of this near 7 minute song, how she's felt like she had to fight to enjoy this relationship. And now that he's out of her life she gets a new perspective of love, it isn't clear cut, it isn't always happy, Dear John really was one of her biggest stepping stones in singing about relationships, up to here you'll see a lot of stories about a sweet sincere relationship and after Speak Now, you never really see that until Reputation. This relationship has scarred her, I realized this honestly hours before writing this. Dear John hurts so much, and was the most emotional song for me, for about 2 years. I remember skipping halfway through this song like an idiot because I got bored, never again, whenever it is on, I stay and listen to its entirety. Dear John is an monumental piece of the long and winding road of her career, and it's a piece I'll cherish, till I die.

8. State Of Grace (Red)
Is my second favorite produced track, it is a pop song that doesn't really rely on electronics, I get real drums, guitars. It is a legendary album opener, while I prefer Mr. Misunderstood as a song, it never really made sense to me why it was the opener to the album. State Of Grace right out of the bat tells you this is different, and different couldn't have been better. State Of Grace while 8th is #1 in what I want to see live, it gives a sense of freedom most songs can only dream of achieving. It sums up how I felt when I first felt in love. Trigger, one of her harshest critics gave this a 2 guns up. 2 for crying out loud!!! If he gives it a score that high you know it is good. State Of Grace climbed the highest out of any song on this list, I originally had it at I think #16. I was reminded of that time when I really first experienced love, because I tend to keep my emotions to myself when around people. And I told myself no, this has to be higher, which is why no song from Fearless is in the top 10. Man the 2010's were so good for a lot of stuff, Eric Church's Springsteen, Josh Turner's Why Don't We Just Dance, and Red, which made me creep into pop just a little bit after 2-3 years.

Okay Time To Bust Out The Tier List:
134-132 You Got The Bad Taylor Swift Songs
131-116 You Got The Decent Taylor Swift Songs
115-81 You Got The Good Taylor Swift Songs
80-38 You Got The Amazing Taylor Swift Songs
37-13 You Got The Iconic Taylor Swift Songs
12-8 Are The Masterpieces
And At 7-1 You Got The BIG BOI'S

These songs are the reason I love music regardless of genre.
7. Illicit Affairs (Folklore)
Illicit Affairs is the best track of Folklore plain and simple. She has mastered the dual perspective storytelling tool she's used for several years, we get every detail going through their minds in a clear vivid understandable and arguably relatable manner. We go through James' mind, what to tell his friends, where to go. The unnamed girl's mind is whether or not to wear perfume for him. Don't get too attached, but she does regardless, and ruins her image for him and be rewarded with rejection. The music begins to swell as we get catch up to the reveal that James told Betty everything. I'm definitely in the minority here as not many tend to see this as one of her best, it brings us to the emotional climax of the story in the album, my favorite point of a story isn't really the build up or the ending, its the climax, and this is one hell of a climax, my first listen I told myself woah, and kept listening onward.

6. Soon You'll Get Better ft. The Dixie Chicks (Lover)
Lover's emotional peak is without a doubt this track. The first verse broke me, my favorite verse in any Taylor Swift song, nothing else from the song really tops it. It is heartbreaking, this isn't her singing about her personal problems, it is dedicated to her mother diagnosed with cancer, and you may wonder, why would you bring this up in a song? Well she brings this up, and that's because she might not make it. I'm strictly assuming, I know very little about her condition as of today, but if this were true I would rather keep this as private as I could, but I assume she's running out of time and this is a eulogy for her, god I hope it isn't, I pray it isn't. I can her emotion, and empathize as I was in a similar position just a few months ago, thankfully this person came out of this okay. This song prepared me for the worst, but now I view it in a sense of slight joy and hope, that if you have someone who is terminally ill, it's never too late.

5. New Years Day (Reputation)
New Years Day is the best love story she has ever written. It isn't a glamorous love story, with beautiful gowns, clubs, unique story telling. Just vivid honesty. How a new years kiss is meaningless, its just a shallow tradition, how true love can be found in some of the most uninteresting areas, like cleaning up after a party, that is what I love to see. I don't by the BS, of hooking up at a party and boom you're married for the rest of your lives. Chances are if I ever get married, the story of how I met my significant other will be pretty similar to New Years Day. As is for a lot of people. You may never enjoy Reputation as a whole but you can enjoy this song. It isn't this big bombastic trap song, it's not a 80's synth jam which I adore. It's just simple piano chords and masterful lyrics.

4. Tim McGraw (Taylor Swift)
Tim McGraw I'm 90% sure is the first Taylor Swift song I remember. In today's standards yeah it sounded like an FGL song. But before the bro era, I could actually enjoy singing about dirt roads eyes and jeans. The acoustics are beautiful, we fast forward to where the guy is gone from her life. But one thing connects them, their love for one artist. I don't even need to say the artist's name that's irrelevant. Love for an artist adoration for their music can speak volumes, my friends listen to songs for how catchy it is. They question my taste of music, I always say, I'm here for the emotions a song gives, the stories it provides, one day they'll understand at least I hope, because they are missing out on so much. The story of Tim McGraw has been done in bigger ways, one being Springsteen by Eric Church, but as much as I love Springsteen, how much I adore it, Tim McGraw is simply better.

3. Style (1989)
Style is the best produced song in the history of ever. That's really a personal preference. Now you're probably thinking I'm full of crap putting Style in the bronze spot. But it is my favorite song of hers plain and simple, I listen to it more than any song in any playlist of mine. So there was no way I couldn't put it in the top 10. Is it irrational yes, but I don't care. Yes it is pretty shallow lyrically, but the instrumentals and production are flawless, which is next to impossible to do. Style captures everything of the 1989 era I adore, irresistible melodies, 80's appreciation. This is one of the only songs that don't really have a bridge. But it doesn't need it, it's not a story, its an emotional rush. I lose all of my inhibitions when listening to this song. I never do that, even to songs I relate to so hard. For 6 long years no song has been able to touch, no artist could claim the spot, not Eric Church, Cody Jinks, Luke Combs or Tyler Childers not even Castle On The Hill which is my favorite pop song, and chances are its going to stay that way for a long time or possibly forever.

2. Blank Space (1989)
Without a doubt the best song about her reputation. While not flawlessly produced, it is a flawless pop song. It is her best pop song by far. It is sassy, well written, produced and great story wise. Some might complain of why these 2 pop songs are so high, but 80% of the top 10 are country songs, well 70% if you don't count State Of Grace. This is my opinion and I will be honest, I'm not going to pander to certain audiences, this is just how I view it. Blank Space is one of those songs where you could release it any time and it will always cement itself as a timeless classic, the are very few songs capable of doing that. For years people questioned her date life, complained and this is the only time she look the low ground and came out triumphant. For years people have taken advantage of her in relationships, that is evident with a majority of her output from Fearless to Red. But now she has all the power in a relationship, while I don't think its right, this feels like a mid way point in her story telling, she's taking jabs at the media and comes out victorious. If she wants someone gone she can do it with a snap of her fingers, its a (lord help my soul) yass queen moment. Dear god what did I just say. Still it's a great song, I'm everyone's heard it at one point, maybe even tap their foot to it who knows. It's a timeless piece of art that will be cherished for years to come.
And Now The Moment You've All Been Waiting For What Is In My Opinion The Very Best Taylor Swift Song In Existence:

1. All To Well (Red)
All To Well feels in a way the inverse of Dear John, Dear John talked about the dark parts of a relationship, whereas All To Well, gives us the entire package. We get the good and the bad, the good is painted into my mind like a dream, and the bad feels like a tragedy. Most people like the lyric about breaking the promise is their favorite it's great no doubt about it, I take a bit of a more weird path, I prefer the line where he's described as kid with his cheeks red, and how he used to be a kid with glasses in a twin sized bed. Giving an introduction to innocence and it makes the break up even more emotional as she makes it seem like this can work out if they try hard enough, but unfortunately she knows this situation all to well, god the songwriting on this track is damn close to flawless. And then we go back to the scarf, we've come full circle, and it feels like being hit by an emotional garbage truck. All To Well stands tall above the rest because of its emotional honesty, the most emotional I've really ever seen her. One day I'll see her perform this song live, that is on my bucket list, I've never cried to this song shockingly, like Soon You'll Get Better, but no song has tugged at my emotions this hard, not even Mr. Misunderstood, my all time favorite song. It is a masterpiece, if you've never heard this song, stop reading this. You need to hear this song. All To Well, has taken everything I loved about Taylor Swift, songwriting, honesty, production, instrumentation, vocals, and brought it all together to create a masterpiece. I may give Style, Blank Space and Tim McGraw 10/10's but if I was as critical as I could be those songs would be lower. But All To Well is an actual 10/10 through and through, and for the rest of my days be the greatest song she'll ever sing.
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2020.09.29 00:50 whatswrongpod [Film, Horror, Comedy, Political?] What's Wrong With Us!?: A Horrorcast S3E06 - As Above So Below

Book Club Style Horror Movie Review/Critique Podcast\(NSFW: Coarse Language, Descriptions of Violence)**
The gang talks urban exploration, alchemy, and France in their analysis of the 2014 film As Above So Below.
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2020.09.29 00:48 whatswrongpod [Film, Horror, Comedy, Political?] What's Wrong With Us!?: A Horrorcast S3E06 - As Above So Below

Book Club Style Horror Movie Review/Critique Podcast\(NSFW: Coarse Language, Descriptions of Violence)**
The gang talks urban exploration, alchemy, and France in their analysis of the 2014 film As Above So Below.
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2020.09.29 00:46 whatswrongpod [Film, Horror, Comedy, Political?] What's Wrong With Us!?: A Horrorcast S3E06 - As Above So Below

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2020.09.29 00:12 ZipZipTheGargoyle 15 Probably Biased Reasons the Miami Heat can defeat the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals

Alright so instead of doing any school work I spent the last four hours or so coming up with a list of reasons I feel good about our chances in this series. I wrote this with a non-heat-fan audience in mind because my plan was to post it on FB, so you may notice a bunch of stuff in there that is common knowledge in this sub (esp when I talk about Spo). If someone wants the source for a specific stat, let me know. Didn't feel like citing every single thing lol. Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read! I've been a die-hard fan since 2004, and this squad is probably my favorite. What a magical run. I'm grateful to share it with all you guys! Enjoy my rambling:
  1. Strength in numbers. Everyone is talking about LA having the two best players in this series, but so far only JJ Redick has pointed out that Miami has the next best five. This must mean something, right? Maybe this is a point of contention, but, to me, 5 very good players > 2 outstanding players.
  2. Built for LeBron. Throughout LeBron’s tenure in the league, there has been a group of players that have consistently been able to guard him effectively. Of the eight players who were the best at guarding LeBron between 2014 and 2018, three are on Miami. Iguodala (#8), Crowder (#6), and Butler (#4). While Jimmy has excelled at limiting Bron’s FG% (a 13% decrease in accuracy) and forcing him to turn the ball over (a 29% increase), Crowder has limited his scoring volume (33% fewer points) and assists (39% fewer assists), with a similar impact from Iggy (20% fewer points, 29% fewer assists). Not to mention, Miami has two more players that can switch onto any position 1-5: Derrick Jones Jr. and Bam. Bam came into this league as a defensive specialist, and this asset of his has not been reduced, which is evidenced by his election to the NBA All-defensive team this year. DJJ is a defensive machine, with a 7’0” wingspan that frequents passing lanes. From this perspective, this team actually appears like it was built to handle LeBron.
  3. LeBron has struggled against Miami since he left in 2014. Between 2014 and 2018, LeBron was 0-8 when playing in Miami. This includes losing to a team that went 37-45 and a team that started off 2016 going 11-30, led by Dion Waiters… It’s clear that LeBron does not play his best basketball when the Heat are in their comfort zone. Amidst the media effort to discredit Miami all playoffs (an argument for another time), there has been a common viewpoint: the Orlando bubble has generated a relative homecourt advantage for the Heat. They’re playing in the same climate, they’ve been within a few hours of their families all along, and, heck, they probably even have some of their local TV channels in their hotel. This may be a stretch, but one can’t ignore that they have the same win percentage (80%) in the bubble that they did when playing at home this season. If the Heat continue to play like they’re the home team this season, history suggests LeBron will have a hard time.
  4. “Playoff LeBron” is less relevant here. Bron has never had to play against Miami in the playoffs before. His getting to the finals 9 of the last 10 years means a lot less when you consider 4 of those times were with the Heat and none of the other times were against them. More importantly, he has never had to battle Erik Spoelstra in a playoff series. If you have been watching Miami in these playoffs, you’ve had the fortune of watching Spo make major adjustments from game to game. This is a team that never repeats mistakes and is subsequently very tough to exploit.
  5. LA’s biggest strengths will be weaknesses against Miami. At first glance, the most threatening aspects of LA’s game against Miami (aside from the obvious greatness of LeBron and AD) are their height and their dominance in the paint. We need to consider the flipside of these powers, though; when LA goes big, they sacrifice pacing significantly. Anyone who watched Miami during the season saw how lethal they are in the fast break and how quickly they can move the ball to find the open man. LA can’t afford to sacrifice speed for the sake of height. And if LA chooses to close off the paint to drives from Bam, Jimmy, Dragic, and Herro, they will inevitably give up open threes. This would be an absolute gift to Duncan Robinson, who has the 5th best 3pt % of all time, even ahead of Steph Curry. Not to mention the elite shooting offered by Tyler Herro, the ever-present threat of Jae Crowder getting streaky (Jae had a 4-game stretch in the playoffs in which he shot 20/41 from three), and the strong 3pt shooting of Dragic. In fact, every player on Miami besides Bam can and will shoot the three ball. Even Jimmy has made one out of every three of his attempts in the playoffs, and Iggy went 4 for 4 in Game 6 of the ECF. Look for LA to have a hard time finding the balance between keeping Miami’s aggressors out of the paint without freeing up the perimeter – an issue Miami needs to worry much less about.
  6. Bam is statistically favored in a matchup with Anthony Davis. Sure, AD is going to outscore Bam. But in terms of their relative impact on each other, the analytics favor Bam. AD will not be able to score in isolation the way he did against Denver (and without that high-percentage iso scoring, LA loses Games 2 and 4 in that series, potentially prompting a 7-game series). Bam is slightly favored from an offensive perspective too, assuming AD guards him most of the time.
    1. Bam ranks 3rd in the NBA in direct isolation defense.
    2. Bam ranks 3rd in the NBA in points per drive, while AD ranks 4th.
    3. Bam ranks 12th in the NBA in points allowed per drive, while AD ranks 66th!!!
    4. Bam is killing it on the boards in the playoffs, grabbing 11.2 rpg (5th in the playoffs), compared to 9.3 by AD (14th in the playoffs).
    5. AD’s standout performances in the playoffs so far should be qualified by the fact that he faced slow defenders on the Nuggets and Blazers and had a humungous height advantage against the Rockets. Bam has none of these vulnerabilities.
  7. LA has no answer for Miami’s three-point shooting. LA has allowed teams to shoot 36.6% from three in the playoffs (ranked 9th), and, as my reasoning from #5 above suggests, this is the Heat’s bread and butter. Consider also that Boston’s league-best perimeter defense (held opponents to 31% 3pt in the playoffs) wasn’t enough to beat the Heat. If Miami can beat a team that negates their strongest skill in 6 games, imagine what they can do without that obstacle. If the 3pt flood gates open for Miami, LA will need to respond with threes of their own. Well, there’s an answer for that, too. Miami is 2nd in 3pt defense in the playoffs. Say goodbye to pretty much any usefulness from Danny Green and Kyle Kuzma.
  8. Miami wins the free throw battle. The Heat are shooting 82.1% from the FT line in the playoffs, while LA is shooting a concerning 74.7% on two less attempts per game. Bam is personally shooting 82.4% (which is nuts for a center) and has steadily been getting to the line more and more. LA will need to hope AD gets to the line much more than LeBron does to try to balance out his poor shooting from the stripe (74.1% vs. AD’s 81%).
  9. Erik Spoesltra is going to coach circles around Frank Vogel. I don’t think anyone can even remotely challenge this, but just to be safe, I’ll cite a few of the adjustments Spo has expertly made in the playoffs so far. I’m sure Vogel has made minor but impactful adjustments that I didn’t register, but he certainly hasn’t made any as big as Spo has. Most notable for Vogel in my opinion were the times he has gotten creative with Rondo and Dwight’s minutes. Aside from those, their play in the bubble has just seemed like LeBron driving and/or feeding AD while the sponge brains that fill out the roster do what LeBron tells them so he doesn’t look at them with fatherly disappointment. Some examples of Spo’s adjustments are:
    1. Put Dragic in the starting lineup after his 6th Man of the Year level performance all season coming off the bench. Spo had the foresight to change Dragic’s role even though he absolutely brutalized second strings all year long. This resulted in Dragic consistently dropping over 20 points all playoffs and being a source of offense when it wasn’t coming from anywhere else.
    2. Benched Kendrick Nunn after starting him all year long and him finishing 2nd in Rookie of the Year voting. Spo then eliminated all Nunn’s minutes when he realized his skillset wasn’t going to be maximally productive against Boston. This had a huge effect on game outcomes.
    3. Benched Meyers Leonard after starting him every game this season. Meyers gave this team height and a huge 3pt threat. Conceding both of these benefits after they blatantly contributed to winning also paid off big time. Another example of Spo taking what the other team gives him rather than stubbornly using a proven system. He has a rare immunity to the dangerous “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mindset in that he fixes things before they even have a chance to break.
    4. Designed the only defensive scheme that has been able to contain Giannis all year long. Literally no other team has been able to do this. If it was as simple as “building a wall”, other teams would have done it. Miami did it effectively during the season (2-1) and the playoffs (4-1), with the latter including minor adjustments to contain Middleton and render Bledsoe useless.
    5. Executed a zone that effectively contained the Celtics offense. If it weren’t for Tatum, Brown, Walker, and Smart reliably hitting tightly contested threes and midrange jumpers, this may have been a 4-1 series. Aside from Game 3 and the 3rd quarter of Game 5, Brad Stevens had almost no answer for the zone despite having at least three incredible scorers on the floor at all times.
  10. Unpredictability factor. If Miami successfully defends Bron and AD, those two will have nobody else to go to for scoring. Throughout these entire playoffs, a Laker whose name isn’t LeBron or Anthony has only scored more than 18 points one time, and it was Rondo (while Rondo does represent a bit of a wildcard, I am pretty confident he will not have a 20 point game in this series). In 8 of the 15 games, none of their non-Bron or non-AD guys even exceeded 15 points. LeBron and AD are the only players averaging over 11. The Heat have SIX players averaging over 11. Anyone can have themselves a game on any given night. No amount of film can prepare the Lakers for it. There are games where Duncan Robinson hits 7 or 8 threes. Bam just put up 32, 14, and 5 to close out the East Finals. 20-year-old Tyler Herro put up 37 off the bench against a Brad Stevens defense. Jimmy put up 40 against the best defensive team in the NBA. Dragic has been consistently putting up 20 or more as a reliable cushion. No one can argue that planning a defensive scheme is going to be a more complex problem for Vogel than it will be for Spo, who has time and time again proven he is LeBron’s toughest challenge in this league. The only new variables for Spo’s consideration are AD’s scoring, Rondo’s playmaking (in limited minutes), and how much less of a 3-point threat this team is than LeBron’s previous teams.
  11. Boston is a better overall team than LA, and Miami busted through them in 6 games. Hot take, I know. But consider that Boston blew out LA 139-107 this year. Boston has 3 of the best, craftiest scorers in the league, along with the efficient Gordon Hayward and the breakout two-way phenomenon that is Marcus Smart. Miami did not match up well with Boston at all, and they still made it out of the East. And in the continued interest of disrespecting Frank Vogel: Brad Stevens >>> Vogel.
  12. Miami has been preparing for this for months. Everyone knew it would be an LA team coming out of the West, and once we saw Playoff P become Wayoff P, I think we all figured it would be the Lakers. But even before this, back when the season shut down, you can believe Spo was in the lab cooking up a plan for the Lakers. I don’t think anyone can deny Spo is one of the smartest coaches in the league. If you think he didn’t spend at least some of the 3 months he was stuck in his house planning for a potential Lakers matchup, you’re in a clinically worrisome state of denial. Similarly, you’re out of your mind if you think LA spent a single second planning for Miami before they took over the Bucks series. Even after that, how much time can a coach really dedicate to planning for another team when your guys are still battling to advance? This obviously applies to both parties, but Miami has the clear pre-bubble advantage here. Some sources actually gave Miami 110-1 odds of making the finals when the season started. Who in their right mind would scout a team like that when Giannis was having an MVP season and leading the Bucks to the best record in the NBA? Hell, even after Miami gentlemen-swept the #1 seed Bucks, ESPN still didn’t dive into what Miami was doing right. Instead, they spent three days talking about who Giannis was following on Instagram. This team has the clear benefit of no one giving a shit about them until now, while LA has been public enemy #1 for a year. It’s also worth mentioning that Miami plays what is probably the closest thing to “position-less basketball” in the league. It even caused league-wide head scratching when it came time to vote for All Stars by position: nobody had any idea what position Jimmy Butler played. This sort of free-flowing, unrestricted playstyle is intrinsically challenging to plan for. This Laker team has never dealt with the spin Bam puts on the point-center role. Jokic is a skilled playmaker but he is much slower than Bam, and PJ Tucker lacks playmaking and height. This will be an entirely new challenge for LA.
  13. No NBA coach has LeBron’s number the way Spo does. He coached him for 4 years and did such an effective, focused job at it that it resulted in 2 titles in that time. Compare that to Bron winning just 1 other title in the other 12 years he played before this season. Yeah, yeah, he had Wade and Bosh, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Bron’s time in Miami was huge for his growth as a leader and playmaker. Spo and Pat Riley’s teachings are a huge part of the way Bron sees the game now. If they were able to exploit this in one-off, meaningless regular season games, imagine what they can do in a series with a championship on the line.
  14. LA has not been tested in the playoffs. Miami has, and they’ve adapted. Aside from losing Game 1 against Portland and Houston, what tests have the Lakers faced? They opened up the playoffs against the defensive-trash-can Trailblazers who gave actual minutes to Hassan Whiteside, a player so detrimental to his team that Miami effectively paid to get rid of him, and had to deal with an injured Damian Lillard for two games. Then they went up against their best mismatch in the entire league, the small-ball Rockets. Not only could they feast on the height gap, they could reap the benefits of Houston’s offense relying on Westbrook’s drunk-driving, rabid-animal, Stevie-Wonder-passing playstyle and Harden’s contested threes and chronic need to get calls. Finally, they played the Denver Nuggets, who were admittedly very impressive, but were still only the 11th net rated team in the league. They avoided the Clippers entirely. Compare this to a Miami team who was given a .02% chance of making it past the 2nd round. A team whose 2nd playoff matchup was against the #1 team in the league with the #1 defensive rating, back-to-back MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and three players from the All-Defensive Team. A team who then had to battle the Boston Celtics, a team loaded with top draft picks. Butler even admitted the Celtics have more talented players, and I think we can all agree with that. Miami was tested in both of these series. They had to generate a defensive scheme to stop the 2x MVP while still containing Middleton, a rare midrange specialist. They had to completely change their approach against Boston, a team with more scoring versatility than any team in the league. LA has a much realer chance of entering this series from a place of complacency, having hardly needed to adapt so far. Miami has been developing the entire time.
  15. Miami’s mindset is more conducive to winning a title. The narrative for this Heat squad is that they individually and collectively have a chip on their shoulder. This is the narrative not simply because ESPN realized people are tired of hearing the word “culture.” It’s the narrative because it’s true at every level. From the undrafted Duncan Robinson who was actively pursuing a career in media just three years ago, to the under-recruited Jimmy Butler whose mom kicked him out at age 13 because she “didn’t like his looks”, these guys all have a shared mentality. This is the intersecting point of at least 10 different sad storylines, all coming together to prove something. We’ve seen it each of the seven times they have beaten Vegas’s odds. We’ve seen it each time they’ve recovered from 15+ point deficits. We just saw it against the Celtics when Bam took the blame for losing Game 5 and then dropped a career high in Game 6. Juxtapose this team-wide mentality to the Lakers, who, more than anything, are trying not to lose. I don’t expect everyone to agree with me here. Probably no one will. But hear me out. Yes, the Lakers are playing for Kobe. But, the effect of that isn’t as simple as inspiring them to win. It’s putting pressure on them to not blow this. The Lakers have two of the best players in the NBA, and one of them is one of the greatest athletes in history. They’re a 1 seed going up against a 5 seed built on completely opposite principles: player development and organization-wide commitment. They risk being the catalyst for a paradigm shift in how teams are built. If LA loses, league executives will need to question super teams and tanking for draft picks, two of the prevailing approaches to winning for more than the last decade, and genuinely consider Miami’s approach. This storyline would go hand-in-hand with LeBron ruining his legacy with his finals record becoming 3-7. This could be the straw that breaks the Jordan comparison’s back. I’m not saying LeBron’s fear of a 7th finals loss is greater than his desire for a 4th finals win. I’m not saying he is more worried about disappointing Kobe than he is motivated to honor Kobe. I’m not saying he is more scared of the entire-locker-room-for-AD trade not paying off than he is excited to use the power of them as a duo in the finals. What I am saying is that he and the Lakers have so much more to lose than the Heat do, and, if we learned anything from the Clippers this year, it’s that fear of losing is not an optimal motivator. Not when you compare it to what is driving this Miami team.

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2020.09.28 23:53 Pixxel_Wizzard A Fanfic 7 Years in the Making

I've never been affected by a film the way Frozen affected me. I'd never written fanfiction before either, I didn't even know what it was until another Frozen fan introduced me. But in February of 2014, my love of this film prompted me to begin writing a fanfiction sequel.
Today, after almost 7 years of incredibly difficult (and rewarding) labor, I posted the final chapter of my story.
Why did it take 7 years? I spent a lot of that time honing my skills, growing as a writer, learning the craft and trying to improve. Chapters went through rewrites, some more than once. I wanted to write a story that would appeal to anyone, not just Frozen fans and not just fanfiction readers who, let's be honest, have a very high tolerance when it comes to the quality of the prose.
I don't mean to self promote, but I am eager to share this labor of love with my fellow Frozen fans. I see these beautiful works of art dedicated to these amazing characters in this sub, and I hope mine will find somewhere to fit in.
I don't know if links are allowed, but if you're interested in checking it out the name of my story is "Queen Elsa's Trial" and it's available on Wattpad, AO3, and FFN.
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2020.09.28 21:57 tiMartyn Stitching Together a New DC Universe Continuity From Fan Edits

Stitching Together a New DC Universe Continuity From Fan Edits
Long before the MCU or DCEU or Arrowverse existed, fans were limited in what they could expect to see in movies and TV. For years, the only option to see team-ups between characters was on Smallville, when they featured prototype versions of Green Arrow, Cyborg, and Aquaman. Superhero movies weren’t the trend they are today.
And during those years, many people like myself only got to see certain characters get the movie treatment in fan-made trailers and shorts. They were essentially sizzle reels that set the tone for what an adaptation could be like. Many of them have contributed more creative and innovative visions than the studios have been capable of. I don’t doubt that some of them might have even spurred on studios to make certain choices.
DC has always had an abundance of more edits created in its favor than Marvel. I’d argue that’s because the MCU makes any fan’s ideas irrelevant. We’ve seen it all. That’s why when fan editors tackle Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, etc. it feels like something fresh. Creativity thrives with limitations. Even with the DCEU, fan edits continue to show us new possibilities because there is so much more potential than what the studios have done.
For this prompt, I am going to establish a new DC movie universe through a compilation of fan edits. Imagine if WB had taken a different route back in the mid-2000’s. Most of these edits will have a few actors who tie them all together for continuity sake...
  • Brandon Routh is Superman
  • Christian Bale is Batman
  • Grant Gustin is the Flash
  • Ryan Reynolds is Hal Jordan's Green Lantern
  • David Ramsey is John Stewart's Green Lantern
Batman Begins was the first entry in the new DCU, followed by Superman Returns and The Dark Knight. In this alternate reality, The Dark Knight Rises never concludes Bruce's career as Batman. Instead, it opens up a whole realm of possibilities for the future. The following is a list of "event films," theoretically leaving out standalone installments for Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, etc.
As the DC Universe expands, Bale's Batman and Routh's Superman cross paths for the first time.
2012: World’s Finest
In a followup to Superman Returns and World's Finest, the Doomsday saga begins. Introducing Rohna Mitra as Wonder Woman, as the DC Trinity unites for the first time. I genuinely think Snyder took inspiration from this edit in Batman v Superman. In any case, kashchei2003 beat him to it and did something that had never been done before, on multiple levels.
2014: Superman: Doomsday Saga
Introducing Grant Gustin as the Flash, as he travels back in time to prevent Reverse Flash from killing his mom, unintentionally rewriting the timeline in the process. Barry Allen visits an alternate version of events in which Thomas Wayne became Batman. This installment also introduces Wonder Woman recast as Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. This is the first time we get hints of a multiverse.
2015: The Flashpoint Paradox
After the events of Flashpoint, reality has been altered from a tear in the universe. Ryan Reynolds is introduced as Hal Jordan, along with debuts by Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, and Firestorm. Gal returns as Wonder Woman, as does an alternate version of Superman and Thomas Wayne's Batman.
2016: The Blackest Night
Continuing the Green Lantern franchise, David Ramsey is recruited as a new Green Lantern, John Stewart. Oliver Queen is referenced as among the dead, linked to events from Blackest Night. This also continues the story from Blackest Night in which Sinestro betrays the Green Lantern Corps.
2017: The Lantern Corps
After the fallout of Blackest Night and Flashpoint, the multiverse is imploding, now vulnerable to attack from the Anti-Monitor. Every imaginable version of the DC characters meet one another and work together. Bale's Batman takes the place of Amell's Green Arrow, sacrificing himself to save and rewrite the multiverse.
2018: Crisis on Infinite Earths
Following Crisis, we jump ahead to the future as a new generation of heroes takes their place, and the icons we all know take a bow. Kingdom Come acts as an epilogue of sorts, the end of an era and the start of a new one. Routh's Superman and Reynolds' Green Lantern come to their conclusion, as more recently introduced heroes take the lead, such as Gustin's Flash, Gadot's Wonder Woman, and Ramsey's Green Lantern.
2019: Kingdom Come
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2020.09.28 20:24 Mickeyd_Gamer07 My top 10 favorite godzilla movies

my top 10 favorite godzilla films
10.Godzilla 2014
9.Godzilla against Mechagodzilla (this was the first Godzilla movie i watched)
8.Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla
7 Terror of Mechagodzilla
6 Gojira 1954
5 Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II
4.Shin Godzilla
3.Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019)
  1. Godzilla vs King Ghidorah
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Ted 2 - Unrated? - i
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Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr Toad - GP $5
Aladdin - 2019 - GP $5
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Aladdin 2 - GP $9
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Ant-Man - GP $6
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Avengers 1 - MA / iTunes $6
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Avengers - Infinity War - GP $3
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Bambi 2 - GP $6
Beauty And The Beast - 2017 - GP $4
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Big Hero 6 - GP $4
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Brave - GP $5
Call Of The Wild - GP $3
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Captain America Civil War - GP $4
Captain America Winter Soldier - GP $6
Captain Marvel - GP $3
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2020.09.28 18:32 ObsidianBlackbird666 Movie Recommendations that Edgar Wright, Tarantino, del Toro, and the Safdie Brothers have in Common.

Thought this would be interesting. Surprised they have so little in common.
Movie Mentions Recomended By
Dawn of the Dead - 1978 4 Safdies Wright del Toro Tarantino
Sorcerer - 1977 4 Safdies Wright del Toro Tarantino
Taxi Driver - 1976 4 Safdies Wright del Toro Tarantino
The Thing - 1982 4 Safdies Wright del Toro Tarantino
2001: A Space Odyssey - 1968 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
A Clockwork Orange - 1971 3 Safdies Wright Tarantino
Assault on Precinct 13 - 1976 3 Wright del Toro Tarantino
Audition - 1999 3 Wright del Toro Tarantino
Blade Runner - 1982 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
Blow Out - 1981 3 Wright del Toro Tarantino
Breathless - 1983 3 Wright del Toro Tarantino
City Lights - 1931 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
Ed Wood - 1994 3 Wright del Toro Tarantino
GoodFellas - 1990 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
Halloween - 1978 3 Wright del Toro Tarantino
Heat - 1995 3 Wright del Toro Tarantino
Inside Llewyn Davis - 2013 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
Jackie Brown - 1997 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
La Haine - 1995 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
Memories of Murder - 2003 3 Wright del Toro Tarantino
Miami Blues - 1990 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
Rififi - 1955 3 Wright del Toro Tarantino
Rolling Thunder - 1977 3 Wright del Toro Tarantino
Scarface - 1983 3 Safdies Wright Tarantino
Something Wild - 1986 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
Suspiria - 1977 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
The 400 Blows - 1959 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
The Driver - 1978 3 Safdies Wright Tarantino
The Lobster - 2015 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
The Matrix - 1999 3 Safdies Wright Tarantino
The Night of the Hunter - 1955 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
The Pope of Greenwich Village - 1984 3 Safdies del Toro Tarantino
The Shining - 1980 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - 1974 3 Safdies Wright Tarantino
To Live and Die in L.A. - 1985 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
Under the Skin - 2013 3 Safdies Wright del Toro
48 Hrs. - 1982 2 Safdies Wright
8½ - 1963 2 Wright del Toro
A Fistful of Dollars - 1964 2 Wright Tarantino
A Nightmare on Elm Street - 1984 2 Safdies Wright
A Prophet - 2009 2 Wright del Toro
A Serious Man - 2009 2 Wright del Toro
A Simple Plan - 1998 2 Wright del Toro
Adaptation. - 2002 2 Safdies Wright
After Hours - 1985 2 Safdies Wright
Akira - 1988 2 Safdies Wright
Alien - 1979 2 Safdies Wright
All That Jazz - 1979 2 Wright del Toro
Anomalisa - 2015 2 Wright del Toro
Apocalypse Now - 1979 2 Wright Tarantino
Army of Shadows - 1969 2 Safdies del Toro
Bad Lieutenant - 1992 2 Safdies Wright
Badlands - 1973 2 Wright Tarantino
Bananas - 1971 2 Safdies Wright
Band of Outsiders - 1964 2 Wright Tarantino
Barry Lyndon - 1975 2 Wright del Toro
Barton Fink - 1991 2 Safdies Wright
Batman Returns - 1992 2 Wright del Toro
Battle Royale - 2000 2 Wright Tarantino
Beauty and the Beast - 1946 2 Wright del Toro
Beetlejuice - 1988 2 Wright del Toro
Before Sunset - 2004 2 Wright del Toro
Behind the Candelabra - 2013 2 Safdies del Toro
Being There - 1979 2 Wright del Toro
Berberian Sound Studio - 2012 2 Wright del Toro
Bicycle Thieves - 1948 2 Safdies Wright
Bitter Moon - 1992 2 Safdies Wright
Black Sabbath - 1963 2 Wright del Toro
Black Sunday - 1960 2 Wright del Toro
Blazing Saddles - 1974 2 Safdies Wright
Blood Simple - 1984 2 Safdies Wright
Blood for Dracula - 1974 2 Wright del Toro
Blue Collar - 1978 2 Safdies Wright
Blue Ruin - 2013 2 Wright del Toro
Bonnie and Clyde - 1967 2 Safdies Wright
Boogie Nights - 1997 2 Wright Tarantino
Brazil - 1985 2 Wright del Toro
Breathless - 1960 2 Wright Tarantino
Bringing Up Baby - 1938 2 Wright Tarantino
Broadway Danny Rose - 1984 2 Safdies Wright
Burning - 2018 2 Safdies del Toro
Busting - 1974 2 Safdies Wright
Carrie - 1976 2 Wright Tarantino
Chinatown - 1974 2 Safdies Wright
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 1977 2 Wright del Toro
Collateral - 2004 2 Safdies Wright
Come and See - 1985 2 Safdies Wright
Cool Hand Luke - 1967 2 Safdies Wright
Crimes and Misdemeanors - 1989 2 Wright del Toro
Danger: Diabolik - 1968 2 Wright del Toro
Dazed and Confused - 1993 2 Wright Tarantino
Dead of Night - 1945 2 Wright Tarantino
Death Line - 1972 2 Wright del Toro
Deep End - 1970 2 Safdies Wright
Do the Right Thing - 1989 2 Safdies Wright
Dog Day Afternoon - 1975 2 Safdies Wright
Dolemite Is My Name - 2019 2 Safdies del Toro
Don't Look Now - 1973 2 Wright del Toro
Dressed to Kill - 1980 2 Wright Tarantino
Duck, You Sucker - 1971 2 Safdies Tarantino
Duel - 1971 2 Wright del Toro
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - 1982 2 Safdies Wright
Edward Scissorhands - 1990 2 Safdies del Toro
El Topo - 1970 2 Wright del Toro
Eraserhead - 1977 2 Safdies Wright
Ex Machina - 2014 2 Wright del Toro
Eyes Without a Face - 1960 2 Wright del Toro
Fanny and Alexander - 1982 2 Wright del Toro
Fargo - 1996 2 Safdies Wright
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! - 1965 2 Wright Tarantino
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - 1986 2 Safdies Wright
Fight Club - 1999 2 Safdies Tarantino
Fingers - 1978 2 Safdies Wright
Fist of Legend - 1994 2 Wright Tarantino
Five Fingers of Death - 1972 2 Wright Tarantino
Flash Gordon - 1980 2 Wright del Toro
Flesh for Frankenstein - 1973 2 Wright del Toro
For a Few Dollars More - 1965 2 Wright Tarantino
Frankenstein - 1931 2 Wright del Toro
Freaks - 1932 2 Wright del Toro
Freebie and the Bean - 1974 2 Safdies Wright
Frenzy - 1972 2 Wright del Toro
From Russia with Love - 1963 2 Wright Tarantino
Ghostbusters - 1984 2 Safdies Wright
Glengarry Glen Ross - 1992 2 Wright del Toro
Gravity - 2013 2 Safdies Wright
Green Room - 2015 2 Wright del Toro
Gremlins - 1984 2 Safdies Wright
Grosse Pointe Blank - 1997 2 Wright del Toro
Groundhog Day - 1993 2 Safdies Wright
Hell or High Water - 2016 2 Wright del Toro
Hellraiser - 1987 2 Safdies Wright
His Girl Friday - 1940 2 Wright Tarantino
Il Posto - 1961 2 Safdies del Toro
In a Lonely Place - 1950 2 Safdies Wright
Interstellar - 2014 2 Safdies Wright
Jason and the Argonauts - 1963 2 Wright del Toro
Jaws - 1975 2 Wright Tarantino
Jules and Jim - 1962 2 Wright Tarantino
Kill, Baby... Kill! - 1966 2 Wright del Toro
Kiss Me Deadly - 1955 2 Wright Tarantino
Lady Bird - 2017 2 Safdies del Toro
Last Summer - 1969 2 Wright del Toro
Le Samouraï - 1967 2 Wright del Toro
Let the Right One In - 2008 2 Wright del Toro
Little Murders - 1971 2 Safdies Wright
Local Hero - 1983 2 Safdies Wright
Lost in Translation - 2003 2 Wright Tarantino
Macbeth - 1971 2 Safdies del Toro
Mad Max - 1979 2 Wright Tarantino
Mad Max 2 - 1981 2 Wright del Toro
Mad Max: Fury Road - 2015 2 Wright del Toro
Magnificent Obsession - 1954 2 Wright Tarantino
Marathon Man - 1976 2 Wright del Toro
Marie Antoinette - 2006 2 Wright del Toro
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World - 2003 2 Wright del Toro
Mean Streets - 1973 2 Safdies Wright
Meantime - 1983 2 Safdies Wright
Midnight Cowboy - 1969 2 Safdies Wright
Midsommar - 2019 2 Safdies del Toro
Misery - 1990 2 Safdies Wright
Modern Romance - 1981 2 Wright del Toro
Modern Times - 1936 2 Wright del Toro
Ms .45 - 1981 2 Safdies Wright
Murder by Contract - 1958 2 Safdies del Toro
Network - 1976 2 Safdies Wright
Night of the Living Dead - 1968 2 Wright Tarantino
Nightmare Alley - 1947 2 Wright del Toro
Nosferatu - 1922 2 Wright del Toro
Nuts in May - 1976 2 Safdies Wright
O Lucky Man! - 1973 2 Safdies Wright
Oldboy - 2003 2 Wright Tarantino
Oliver Twist - 1948 2 Wright del Toro
Once Upon a Time in the West - 1968 2 Wright Tarantino
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 1975 2 Safdies Wright
Onibaba - 1964 2 Wright del Toro
Only Lovers Left Alive - 2013 2 Wright del Toro
Ordinary People - 1980 2 Safdies del Toro
Out of the Past - 1947 2 Wright Tarantino
Parasite - 2019 2 Safdies del Toro
Paris, Texas - 1984 2 Safdies Wright
Paths of Glory - 1957 2 Wright del Toro
Phantom of the Paradise - 1974 2 Wright del Toro
Planes, Trains and Automobiles - 1987 2 Wright del Toro
Police Story 3: Super Cop - 1992 2 Safdies Tarantino
Poltergeist - 1982 2 Safdies Wright
Possession - 1981 2 Safdies del Toro
Pulp Fiction - 1994 2 Safdies Wright
Punch-Drunk Love - 2002 2 Safdies del Toro
Repulsion - 1965 2 Safdies Wright
Ringu - 1998 2 Wright del Toro
Rio Bravo - 1959 2 Wright Tarantino
Risky Business - 1983 2 Safdies Wright
Roadgames - 1981 2 Wright Tarantino
Rocky - 1976 2 Safdies Tarantino
Roma - 2018 2 Safdies del Toro
Rosemary's Baby - 1968 2 Safdies Wright
Rumble Fish - 1983 2 Wright Tarantino
Scream - 1996 2 Safdies Wright
Se7en - 1995 2 Wright del Toro
Shadow of a Doubt - 1943 2 Wright del Toro
Sorry to Bother You - 2018 2 Safdies del Toro
Spartacus - 1960 2 Wright del Toro
Speed - 1994 2 Wright Tarantino
Star 80 - 1983 2 Safdies del Toro
Star Wars - 1977 2 Wright del Toro
Straw Dogs - 1971 2 Wright del Toro
Sullivan's Travels - 1941 2 Wright del Toro
Suspicion - 1941 2 Wright del Toro
Taking Off - 1971 2 Safdies Wright
Team America: World Police - 2004 2 Wright Tarantino
The Anderson Tapes - 1971 2 Safdies Wright
The Asphalt Jungle - 1950 2 Wright Tarantino
The Bride of Frankenstein - 1935 2 Wright del Toro
The Changeling - 1980 2 Wright del Toro
The Conformist - 1970 2 Wright del Toro
The Conversation - 1974 2 Wright del Toro
The Dead Zone - 1983 2 Wright del Toro
The Devils - 1971 2 Wright del Toro
The Dirty Dozen - 1967 2 Wright Tarantino
The Elephant Man - 1980 2 Wright del Toro
The Exorcist - 1973 2 Safdies Wright
The Fallen Idol - 1948 2 Wright del Toro
The Favourite - 2018 2 Safdies del Toro
The Fog - 1980 2 Wright del Toro
The French Connection - 1971 2 Safdies Wright
The Fury - 1978 2 Wright Tarantino
The Game - 1997 2 Safdies del Toro
The General - 1926 2 Wright del Toro
The Godfather - 1972 2 Safdies Wright
The Godfather: Part II - 1974 2 Safdies Wright
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 1966 2 Wright Tarantino
The Great Escape - 1963 2 Wright Tarantino
The Great Silence - 1968 2 Wright Tarantino
The Guns of Navarone - 1961 2 Wright Tarantino
The Hateful Eight - 2015 2 Wright del Toro
The Haunting - 1963 2 Wright del Toro
The Heartbreak Kid - 1972 2 Safdies Wright
The Hit - 1984 2 Wright Tarantino
The Host - 2006 2 Wright Tarantino
The Hot Rock - 1972 2 Safdies Wright
The House That Screamed - 1969 2 Wright del Toro
The Innocents - 1961 2 Wright del Toro
The Insider - 1999 2 Wright Tarantino
The Irishman - 2019 2 Safdies del Toro
The Killer - 1989 2 Wright Tarantino
The Killers - 1946 2 Wright Tarantino
The Killing - 1956 2 Wright Tarantino
The Last Boy Scout - 1991 2 Wright Tarantino
The Lighthouse - 2019 2 Safdies del Toro
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue - 1974 2 Wright del Toro
The Long Good Friday - 1980 2 Wright Tarantino
The Long Goodbye - 1973 2 Wright Tarantino
The Music Box - 1932 2 Wright del Toro
The Naked City - 1948 2 Safdies Wright
The Ninth Configuration - 1980 2 Wright del Toro
The Old Dark House - 1932 2 Wright del Toro
The Player - 1992 2 Safdies Wright
The Red Shoes - 1948 2 Wright del Toro
The Royal Tenenbaums - 2001 2 Safdies Wright
The Seventh Seal - 1957 2 Wright del Toro
The Silent Partner - 1978 2 Wright del Toro
The Sixth Sense - 1999 2 Wright del Toro
The Social Network - 2010 2 Wright Tarantino
The Spirit of the Beehive - 1973 2 Wright del Toro
The Stunt Man - 1980 2 Wright del Toro
The Swimmer - 1968 2 Wright del Toro
The Wanderers - 1979 2 Safdies Wright
The Warriors - 1979 2 Safdies Wright
The Wicker Man - 1973 2 Wright del Toro
The Wolf of Wall Street - 2013 2 Safdies Wright
The Young and the Damned - 1950 2 Wright del Toro
Theatre of Blood - 1973 2 Wright del Toro
Them! - 1954 2 Wright del Toro
There's Something About Mary - 1998 2 Safdies Wright
They All Laughed - 1981 2 Safdies Tarantino
They Live - 1988 2 Safdies del Toro
They Live by Night - 1948 2 Wright Tarantino
Throne of Blood - 1957 2 Wright del Toro
Throw Momma from the Train - 1987 2 Safdies Wright
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot - 1974 2 Wright del Toro
Time Bandits - 1981 2 Wright del Toro
Tokyo Drifter - 1966 2 Safdies Wright
Tootsie - 1982 2 Safdies Wright
Topkapi - 1964 2 Wright Tarantino
Train to Busan - 2016 2 Wright del Toro
Trainspotting - 1996 2 Safdies Wright
Twisted Nerve - 1968 2 Wright Tarantino
Unbreakable - 2000 2 del Toro Tarantino
Unfaithfully Yours - 1948 2 del Toro Tarantino
Vanishing Point - 1971 2 Wright Tarantino
Vertigo - 1958 2 Wright del Toro
Vivre Sa Vie - 1962 2 Wright Tarantino
Walkabout - 1971 2 Safdies Wright
Welcome to the Dollhouse - 1995 2 Safdies Wright
Where Eagles Dare - 1968 2 Wright Tarantino
White Lightning - 1973 2 Wright Tarantino
Witchfinder General - 1968 2 Wright del Toro
Year of the Dragon - 1985 2 del Toro Tarantino
Young Frankenstein - 1974 2 Safdies Wright
Zodiac - 2007 2 Wright del Toro​
The full lists are here:
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‎Guillermo del Toro:
Quentin Tarantino:
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2020.09.28 17:45 embrex104 Thinking about returning to YouTube. Should I start a Vlog?

So long and short of it I am hoping to restart my YouTube channel as a daily vlogger. I do feel a bit goofy about starting because I am a relatively quiet person and can sometimes have a hard time emoting. I've done quite a bit of research and believe I have great equipment to get started(Canon 90D, and a Rode Pro Mic), I'm just really concerned about being stupid and failing at trying to stand out in a saturated market or a saturated platform. I don't know if I have interesting enough stuff to come up with every day, let alone vlog.
A couple of months ago I was inspired by Casey Neistat and Peter McKinnon's vlogs, and thought that I would have a lot of fun trying to create my own short story every day. The only issue with my life, is it is relatively uninteresting to the average person, let alone Casey and Peter's lives. Now of course I don't want to make a Casey or Peter vlog, I want to make MY vlog, but I'm not sure anyone would find that interesting.
Between about 2014 and 2017 I made about 200 gaming Let's Plays that never really took off. I had a couple videos hit over 1k views, but I was terrible at commentary and I did not put love into the edits. I regret not trying harder and utilizing the time I had at the time to do a better job, but it is what it is.
I received my camera at the beginning of June and two days later Peter McKinnon posted his 72 hour challenge, where you had to make a short film and had the chance to win a decent prize. I decided I would talk about my journey of being and wanting to become a creator. Now unfortunately I didn't win, but I had a ton of fun making the video and I got excited about getting into YouTube again.
In a few days I turn 29 and I want to do a daily vlog from 29 to 30 (or at least 100 days!). I want to try to implement some cool establishing shots like Casey does in his. I think I have a fun vision for videos, but maybe lack the experience to execute it. I am worried about being able to come up with interesting content and being able to edit it well. In addition to that I would like to do oddball skits and maybe short movies like a story about my dog that passed or a big experience like having a baby or buying a house.

Some resources I have researched related to vlogging and YouTube:
YouTube Best Practices
Algorithm Tips
Vlog Channel Tips
More Vlog Channel Tips
Yet Even Further Tips
Royalty Free Music

TL:DR, I want to create a vlog about my life, but I am not sure I am interesting enough. I did try Youtube for a while, but I did Let's Plays and it did not work out because I was terrible at commentary. I want to create a daily vlog about what I find to be interesting topics(Technology, stuff I am working on, maybe current events) or trying to learn new skills. Should I jump into this or should I just let it go? How would I come up with content?
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2020.09.28 17:38 aheaney15 Add One or Two Best Picture Nominations to Every List Since 2011 (updated version)

I've done this before, but I'm doing it again with more rules this time.
Since the 84th Academy Awards, for the year 2011, there have only been nine Best Picture choices instead of 10 (or eight in 2014, 2015, and 2018)...
So I thought I might as well add a list of options of films that were nominated for either Best Director or one of the Screenplay Awards to add to the lineups to make the totals add up to 10, and pick one or two to add to the Best Picture lineups each year.
I posted this idea months ago, but since then, I think I should have some more criteria: The film has to be nominated for either Director, multiple Acting nominations, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, or Film Editing in order to be considered for my particular options here
So without further ado, here are my options on which films to add, with what likely would have been nominated in bold, and my personal choice(s) in parentheses:
2011 Oscars: Albert Nobbs, Bridemaids, Margin Call, A Separation, The Ides of March, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (A Separation)
2012 Oscars: The Master, Flight, or Moonrise Kingdom (Either The Master or Moonrise Kingdom)
2013 Oscars: Blue Jasmine, August: Osage County, or Before Midnight (Before Midnight)
2014 Oscars (two films): Foxcatcher, Wild, Nightcrawler, or Inherent Vice (Foxcatcher and Nightcrawler)
2015 Oscars (two films): Steve Jobs, Carol, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, Inside Out, Straight Outta Compton, or Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Carol and Ex Machina)
2016 Oscars: 20th Century Women or The Lobster (The Lobster)
2017 Oscars: I, Tonya, The Big Sick, The Disaster Artist, Logan, Molly's Game, Mudbound, or Baby Driver (Either Logan, The Big Sick, or Baby Driver)
2018 Oscars (two films): Cold War, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, If Beale Street Could Talk, First Reformed, or The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Cold War and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)
2019 Oscars: Bombshell, Knives Out, or The Two Popes (Knives Out)
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2020.09.28 17:21 Gerlardthellama In search of an old name(discussion)

Hi so I've read a lot of pastas growing up(21y now) and recently I've gotten back into it. I mainly read them when I started high school and so I've been revisiting the ones I've previously read. However due to my short term memory I cant always remember what the names of those creepypastas are.
Im in search of a particularly disturbing pasta I read since the story is one I could never forget. Unfortunately I have been unable to find it. I've seen 2 others that ive also read in high school that were similar in concept but due to time my memory blended all 3 together making me originally believe they were one. The pasta I'm in search of is similar to Candle Cove and 1999(both found on the creepypasta website). The story I cant recall the name of possibly had crudely made hand puppets and was a "local" tv station/show made in a basement. Not very helpful I know but I'll get into more detail.
Tw: I will describe a graphic event involving blood and dismemberment.
In one episode of the show a child's hand was suddenly present with the person who filmed the show. The person filming had some scissors that he then used to remove the thumb of the child. In the story its described far more graphic with more description about the blood and the screams.(I cant type it due to how much this one pasta has stayed with me. I also cant remember the dialogue from that story due to my bad memory)
I thought I found it the other day but Candle Cove and 1999 are just both different pastas that I once read in high school. So I'm still on the search for this mystery pasta to see if it's real and exists or if my depression created the story somehow in a dream.
Please help me end my search by helping me figure out what it is that I read :)
Also keep in mind this would been a publication that was made before the year 2015(or before 2014 maybe, hard to remember when)
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2020.09.28 14:13 thisgenius Short Film Review: The Palace on the Sea (Hai shang huang gung) (2014) by Midi Z

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2020.09.28 00:03 VegetableCriticism57 The Wolverine (2013) seems to be the least talked about comic book superhero movie in this “renaissance” of comic book superhero movies

Imo I thought the movie is pretty alright re-watching it again not bad or great. I notice that this movie is not talked in a good way or a bad way or at all with people years later.
It's loosely based on volume 1 of the Wolverine comic book by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller and James Mangold also directed this film and Logan. It’s interesting how much Logan overshadowed this film.
My favorite parts of the movie are the beginning of the movie where he saves Yashida and survives the bombing of Nagasaki, the bullet train fight, and the fight at the funeral where he realizes he is really hurting more and his proper "Goodbye" to Yashida. I think it was an interesting plot point to make it a stake of Wolverine losing his healing ability.
Despite that, the question is why is this movie isn't really talked about? Here's what I think...
'The villains aren't as interesting.' I think the Yakuza and Yashida's ninjas were actually competent henchmen because they were effectively able to hurt and pin down Wolverine. I thought the idea the person Wolverine saves in the past is the main mastermind in the movie is clever (surprised me at least the first time). However, the Silver Samurai being made into just a giant Robot suit makes sense to take people out of it, and they could've done made the silver samurai a different way that could've been memorable. And we have Viper who IMO is really cartoonish and generic villian. A woman who has powers of viper and is bad, and that's literally all you can say about her.
'Overshadowed by other X-Men films and Superhero films' Like after this movie we get Days of Future Past which was acclaimed and rebooted the series in a way ignoring the original timeline a lot more, Deadpool which was super acclaimed, and of course Logan which was super acclaimed. On the MCU side next year in 2014 they released Winter Soldier and GOTG that elevated their reception even more and later and DC fans were occupied by the DCEU starting up.
'Not a that significant of a film for Wolverine in later movies.' I keep hearing that when Yukio sees Logan dying with his heart in his hand symbolizes Laura watching Logan died in front of him. I think that maybe the only thing that this movie connects importantly with Logan later. I know the samurai sword that Yashida gave him is in Logan as well but that's a nod rather than anything important. Also, Wolverine's relationship with Mariko is never mentioned again or brought up as important to him or his supposed partnership with Yukio. Of course, him having the samurai sword in Logan obviously shows he remembers those events but not sure how he thought of it now in Logan. Logan's struggle in the movie is that he wants to die and Jean Grey taunts him about himself but Logan ended up wanting to die again in the movie Logan. I think the point is that he moved on from Jean's death, but he still ends up wanting to die in Logan later.
That's my take. Why/how do you think this film had an impact or lack of impact as a comic book superhero film? I don't think the film is great but I enjoyed The Wolverine. It's so weird this movie isn't talked about very much considering how popular Hugh Jackman as Wolverine has always been for years. It did alright at the box office but not much word of mouth years later.
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2020.09.27 20:46 IndieheadsAOTY Album of the Year 2014 #26: Death Grips - niggas on the moon

Album of the Year 2014 #26: Death Grips - niggas on the moon
Hello everyone and welcome back to Album of the Year 2014, the throwback write-up series where the users of indieheads talk their favorite albums of 2014. Sorry for the day delay on this one, as we had a lot of shakeup with our schedule and needed a day to figure out our final plans to end the series off. Up today though, we'll be re-publishing ReconEG's For Your Consideration entry on Death Grips' 2014 album, niggas on the moon (Disc 1 of their double album, 2015's The Powers That B).
June 8th, 2014 - Third Worlds
Apple Music
Background by ReconEG
niggas on the moon is the name of Disc 1 of The Powers That B, the fourth and first double album from experimental hip-hop band Death Grips. Death Grips are frontman Stefan Burnett (otherwise known as Ride or MC Ride), drummeproducer Zach Hill, and produceengineer Andy Morin. Coming off the release of their third album Government Plates, the band dropped the first half of an upcoming double album, entitled The Powers That B, that they were in the process of working on and planning on fully releasing by the end of the year. Being a Death Grips was already a wild journey at this point but the cycle between this album and the release of Disc 2, Jenny Death, was well.. especially crazy.
A few weeks after the release of niggas on the moon, the band announced that they were "over," posting this note on their Facebook page which said:
we are now at our best and so Death Grips is over. we have officially stopped. all currently scheduled live dates are canceled. our upcoming double album ‘The Powers That B" will still be delivered worldwide later this year via Harvest/Third Worlds Records. Death Grips was and always has been a conceptual art exhibition anchored by sound and vision. above and beyond a "band". to our truest fans, please stay legend.
The "breakup" was a shock to many fans, and had people wondering what was going to happen with their next album, which seemingly now was going to be their last. What followed next was a hailstorm of confusion, which included the release of the first single from Jenny Death, “Inanimate Sensation,” fans finding the band’s secret Twitter account which posted photos of the 3D-rendered arena featured in the music video, the band not dropping the album before the year ended with fans theorizing release dates, the release of Fashion Week, a self-described soundtrack where all the tracks were named Runway and a letter after it, with all the letters spelling out “JENNY DEATH WHEN,” a meme created by fans waiting for the album, more fake release dates as found by record stores/retailers, a rehearsal video, and finally announcing the album’s release date, along with a tour… to a random girl on Twitter commenting on another girl’s MC Ride skirt.
Of course, the band’s breakup never ended up happening as they’ve released two more albums since Jenny Death in Bottomless Pit and Year of the Snitch, one EP, a song with Primus' Les Claypool, a 22-minute long single that might as well be an EP, and the somewhat official release of Gmail and the Restraining Orders, a soundscape that was used for the opening of the band's live shows during the The Power That B tour, released exclusively via an NTS Radio session celebrating Warp Records' 30th anniversary.
Review by ReconEG (Originally published on November 14th, 2018)
I should acknowledge that before I continue this review, this is the second time coming back and reviewing this album, as I wrote about this back in 2015 as the first ever entry to the Album of the Year series. However, it's been over 3 years since I first wrote that and I'm horribly embarrassed by anything I've made pre-2017, and since this write-up niggas on the moon’s favor has only increased in my mind, as for me, this is Death Grips' peak. While I've enjoyed their output since this record, NotM sees the band at the ultimate peak of their creative powers.
Before we get into that whole deal though, let’s talk about the music, huh? The album starts off with "Up My Sleeves", which for my money, is the best intro track to any Death Grips album ever. With the sound of an Simon XT Security System saying “Doors and windows on / Motions on” and some beeps, the song goes into a refrain by MC Ride repeating the title to an almost nauseating degree, before the real hellscape of the album kicks into full motion, with almost tortured vocal samples (that are mostly Björk, which, if you forgot, this entire album is filled with her voice throughout. Do you know how insane the hype cycle to Jenny Death was that we mostly forgot that Death Grips made a pseudo-collab album with motherfucking Björk?) and warlike drums pounding before Ride comes in for a verse that literally fetishizes suicide/death, a common theme throughout the album with the sliders between death and sex shifting throughout the whole album.
Right off the bat though with this verse and the second, something feels… off. You can tell that Ride wants to get back into the normal Death Grips zone, with wild visuals to imagine of the world’s most depraved, but there’s a creeping sense of reality that’s about to set in, as his fetishizations of death feel repetitive, almost too much so. Behind a creeping ambient piece, Ride calms his vocal delivery as he imagines his own grave, unmarked at Sacramento City Cemetery, also known as the Broadway Cemetery due to its location on the Broadway street. Before we have a moment to relax and sit back though, an evil laugh cuts through the fog as Ride’s voice unravels about a terracotta army that begins to dis-arm and dis-own him, which could easily be interpreted as about the fans, which a lot of this album could potentially be about in a lot of ways.
Then though, that sense of reality hard cuts into the frame when Ride delivers the lines “My dead mother in my dream, remember when December / Blew her ashes 'cross my jeans, off these jeans.” On previous albums, we’ve seen bits and traces of Ride’s reality behind his usual hyperbolic sensational visions, but this isn’t that. This is reality. Ride’s mother is dead and he is grieving. It’s hard to go back into the usual Death Grips mode when real death has stared at you, right in your face. And in this harsh reality setting in, so does Ride’s vocal delivery, as he literally sounds deranged as he screams “Used to know who I was, fuck if I knew who that was / Pay no mind, illogical, just don't die in a hospital/ Oh, yeah, I should be worried, oh, yeah, I'm temporary.”
He further descends into chaos by the short, fourth verse, as his deranged yells grow even further, before the refrain comes back in and out once again before a short outro with the Björk samples in full turbulence mode, with Ride’s vocals sounding almost like he’s trapped inside a computer program. This then perfectly transitions into “Billy Not Really”, which takes the sliders further into the levels of sex, with onomatopoeias all over the place in the chorus and some seriously out there imagery like being “buried in frozen Jheri curls” and “She tune in telly through your shriveled button pressed jaundice yellow.” Complete nonsense right? Most likely, but it’s this almost seemingly nonsense throughout the song that makes the hits of reality all that more powerful, as vulnerable lines like “Visits some medium, won't come near me / Treats me like a meteor, she scares me” and the vice versa switching of “She's your experience, you're her experiment” and “You're her experiment, she's your experience” catch you off guard.
This detachment but over-reliance on sex is further expanded on in “Fuck Me Out,” with the main hook of the song being “Death, fuck / Let's fuck / Just don't touch me / Just fuck-fuck me / Fuck-fuck me out / Why don't you just / Fuck-fuck me out.” The entire song is filled with short bursts of disarray, with Ride literally blabbering gibberish by the end of the track, as he doesn’t care to articulate his way into sex. He just wants to fuck and that’s that. And you know this as Ride uses the word “fuck” 86 times in this song, so really it's a perfect song to play on the radio if you ask me.
Moving back into the album, another theme on this album which I don’t really qualify too much to talk about is Ride reclaiming his black identity, which is seen mostly on “Black Quarterback.” There was a conspiracy a few months after this album came out that the entire record, and specifically this track, was a diss at Kanye West for him ripping off Death Grips’ sound for Yeezus. I should state that this conspiracy is overall dumb as fuck and we should instead focus on the fact that this song is an ACAB anthem and for that, it is good as hell.
Another thing I want to focus on real quick before we go back into Ride’s mental health spiral of terror, is how god damn good the production on this album is. While Zach Hill’s use of the v-drum kit throughout this album is awe inspiring, it’s Andy Morin’s engineering work that keeps it from descending into unlistenable territory, as seemingly enough, Morin has been the glue that’s kept Death Grips together, as his engineering work is possibly the most important element that’s made Death Grips stand out, and this album is possibly his finest work yet. While Hill and Burnett had discussed starting Death Grips for years, it wasn’t until Morin got on board that the group fully came together.
Back to the album though, “Say Hey Kid” features one of Death Grips’ most bonkers intros yet, as despite his breakneck pace, Hill is able to turn these rapidfire beats into tangible, catchy melodies. Along with the Björk vocal samples spread throughout, there’s also a lot of woodwind samples used as drum beats on Hill’s v-drum kit. As previously mentioned, but let me state this with more emphasis: a majority of the album’s beats were done by Zach Hill on an electronic drum kit. That is still insane to me. But to the song itself, it’s scathing critique of capitalism and herd mentality. The set of bars of “Don't it feel good to drive a bus / People need to get picked up / Pride your uniform and stunt / You do what my people would grunt” encapsulates this perfectly, as doing a public service like driving a bus should be something’s that’s praised, but Ride’s people (which you could interpret as other black people, but once again that is a convo I am very much not qualified to talk about) dismiss this, choosing to look up to people higher on the totem pole.
However if I do have any critiques about the album, the second half is notably weaker than the first half. While I appreciate what it has to offer more than I did in 2015, the run from “Up My Sleeves” to “Say Hey Kid” is one of the most impressive feats I’ve seen in music this decade. “Have a Sad Cum BB” is nice little Government Plates-esque refresher that establishes the depravity in “Fuck Me Out,” and “Voila” is a creepy little track that bounces between esoteric criticisms of organized religion and mental health specialists. However, “Voila” has probably grown to be my least favorite track on the album as it is the calm before the storm. The production more than makes up for it with some Hella-esque drum fills and the Björk vocal sample chaos during the refrain.
Then there’s “Big Dipper.” Good lord, what a fucking outro. You got Ride spitting out some of his most cryptic lyrics yet intercut with some of his most personal and vulnerable, as the hook of “I'm a bullshitter / I'm a shitty stripper / I'm a silhouette lifter / I'm a struck stuck off kilter / I'm a bent bewildered / I'm a fucking downer / I'm a binge thinner / I'm a Big Dipper” hits on not only every ounce of criticism people have thrown at Ride’s way, but also whatever bits of self-loafing left unsaid. And then there’s a set of lines like “(I'm a) Scarecrow dialect dispatch on that shit kommando mix / Matte moxy subwooferish junkie maxi mumbai lit” that I still do not understand at all but it sounds really cool coming out of Ride’s mouth so it doesn’t matter much to me.
And then the ending to this song and the album? “It's my pyre, agoraphobe if I want to, afford to be / Consumed / This pyre's my costume; get too close, it'll lick you / Like it likes you, cause it loathes you even more than I do” are the final sets of bars Ride says as he fades out of the mix, with only Hill’s v-drum kit left in the wake as the machine of the album completely falls apart. Not to repeat myself from the last time I talked about this album, but this part might be Hill’s finest moment as a member of Death Grips. Similar to how his old band Hella would end their sets with the track “Earth's First Evening Jimi Hendrix-less and pissed Movement 8”, Hill just goes to fucking town on that drum kit for an incredibly powerful end to an incredible album.
Now, I said earlier that this was Death Grips at their creative peak, as to me, this is before they ran out of their most interesting ideas. I made this comment about two weeks ago on the subreddit to a lot of people who ended up being mad at me. Sadly though, this is their last album that feels totally and utterly unique, sounding unlike anything that’s come before or after it since. While I still think Jenny Death is mostly great fun and features a barnburner of a track with “On GP”, it doesn’t quite compare to the cold and unforgiving atmosphere they created on this album. And then there’s Bottomless Pit, which is by far their worst album and their laziest release thus far, taking the manic energy of The Money Store but not putting any interesting ideas behind them (2020 update: it's not their worst to me now). Year of the Snitch on the other hand is a solid entry into their discography, but this is late period Death Grips and like them when they’re more maximal than minimal, which YOTS falls into the latter category of for some critical points of the album. I’ll elaborate on this a bit further in a couple of weeks when I take on YOTS in hiphopheads’ AOTY series (2020 update: this didn't end up happening and my opinion on Year of the Snitch has only worsened), but let’s tie this current review in a nice little bow.
This album is almost pure, nonstop energy, leaving you very little room to breathe in its claustrophobic environment. And yet, I’ve kept coming back to it. A lot, actually. I’ve probably listened to this album well over 100, maybe 150 times since its come out. It’s an album that balances vulnerability and mysticism in a way that I still have a lot of fun analyzing. It’s my favorite Death Grips album that seriously deserves a critical re-evaluation as there’s so much to dig into and love. Or maybe I’m looking too into things, “Ursa Major, significance minor” and all that. Nonetheless, I love this album, and you should too.
Favorite Lyrics
My dead mother in my dream
Remember when December blew her ashes 'cross my jeans
Off these jeans
Somethings only I have seen
Some people only I have been
Used to know who I was
Fuck if I knew who that was
Pay no mind illogical
Just don't die in a hospital
Oh yeah
I should be worried
Oh yeah
I'm temporary
  • “Up My Sleeves”
All my palm lines running, stretching
'Cross my palm like blind cross etching
Palm mummified chimera filming
Bronze my palm now, all brown palm now
Visits some medium, won't come near me
Treats me like a meteor, she scares me
  • “Billy Not Really”
She tune in telly through your shriveled button pressed jaundice yellow
She's your experience you're her experiment
Her box limbo fine print in obese sharpie so sorry falsetto
You're her experiment she's your experience
  • “Billy Not Really”
Your wife has a lovely neck
But what would my people suck?
If they would I could I guess
I guess her neck's the best
Her neck's just the best
Hello there, hello there
I'm perfect now and then
  • “Say Hey Kid”
I'm a bullshitter
I'm a shitty stripper
I'm a silhouette lifter
I'm a straight up off kilter
I'm a bent bewildered
I'm a fucking downer
I'm a binge thinner
I'm a Big Dipper
I'm a
  • “Big Dipper”
Talking Points
  • How about them lyrics, huh? Is there meaning behind the thing’s Ride says or is it all just mostly nonsense that sounds cool? Or is it both?
  • What do you think about the Björk vocal samples featured throughout? Do you think they perfectly add to the album’s sound or just sound annoying?
  • A lot of people think this album is a meditation on Ride’s relationship to the band’s fanbase? Do you think there’s any merit to these interpretations?
  • Do you prefer this or Jenny Death when comparing the two halves of The Powers That B?
  • Overall, where do you rank this album among the Death Grips discography?
  • And finally, where does this rank in your 2014 list?
Thank you to me, ReconEG, for the write-up two years ago! Up tomorrow, we'll have BornAgainZombie talking Kishi Bashi's Lightght. In the meantime, discuss today's album in the comments below.
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2020.09.27 19:49 fuppaman Afternoon Class - Animation Short Film (2014)

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2020.09.27 15:54 trai_dep A stunning milestone, and two remarkable r/Privacy events (Cory Doctorow & Micah Lee)

It’s hard to believe, but just two years ago, we were ecstatic when we crossed having 100,000 subscribers. This was from 70,000 when I began modding here, which I believe was a couple years prior to our hitting 100K. Well, soon, in under two years, Privacy has increased ten-fold.
THANK YOU. EVERY ONE OF YOU. Really. It gives us (me, u/Lugh and u/Ourari) hope. We hope it gives you some hope as well, or at least, some comfort. :)
As a small token to commemorate our millionth new subscriber, we have some exciting events planned:
We. Can’t. Even…
For those who are living under a rock might not have heard of them, here are some of their many accomplishments:
Noted xkcd star and habitant of what is most likely the most cluttered home office ever documented on film, Cory Doctorow scarcely needs further introduction, but I’ll give it a shot.
In their (woefully out-of-date) profile on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website, where Cory is an EFF Special Advisor,
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the [former] co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema and Little Brother [now a trilogy] and novels for adults like Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London Los Angeles.
He is a prolific, New York Times best-selling, multiple award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction books. He broke new ground with his first book, the science-fiction themed novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom publishing it via traditional (ideally, independent) bookselling channels, while releasing it under a non-commercial Creative Commons license.
Cory recently created his new link-blog, Pluralistic (Daily links from Cory Doctorow: No Trackers, No Ads, We Don’t Collect Or Retain Any Data At All. Ever. Period), as a way of his fans to keep up with his many activities. His more traditional blog is Craphound, his Twitter handle is @doctorow, and his Reddit account (14 years old!!) is u/doctorow.
As his Wikipedia entry notes, among his many privacy and community activist efforts, Cory has been a longtime and consistent advocate for eradicating digital rights management (DRM).
As wide-ranging as his interests and his activism is – and of course he’s happy to answer any questions you have – what Cory is especially interested in speaking of are his recent efforts against one of the (under-emphasized, IMHO) data surveillance oligopolists, Amazon (a quasi-monopoly) and its ownership of (a near-absolute monopoly for Spoken Word formatted books).
And, the third part of his Little Brother trilogy, ATTACK SURFACE, has just been released!
Cory has done numerous IAMAs on IAMA to help grow our movement, and we’re ecstatic that he (happily!) agreed to host one here on Privacy.
Cory’s IAMA will be next weekend, Friday and Saturday, October 2nd and 3rd, starting (I believe) around 3:00 PM PST.
While Randall Monroe has not made Micah Lee a global internet-distributed-snarky-comicstrip superstar yet (get cracking, Randall!), Micah has also empowered us and has positively changed people’s lives.1
Micah was instrumental in facilitating Edward Snowden being able to safely and securely contact Laura Poitras to set up a secure and private communication channel with Glenn Greenwald. Starting in June, 2013, these events cascaded into groundbreaking, Pulitzer and other award-winning work for many journalist organizations – The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Intercept to name a few – for the teams working on what became known as the Snowden Archive. Micah Lee, Edward Snowden and many other incredibly talented journalists went on to change history.
A month later, Micah decided to share what he learned with the public, with his seminal Encryption Works. It was the first guide I encountered written for lay audiences. While this was the first time I became aware of him, Micah had been the staff technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a founder and board member of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, and is currently the Director of Information Security at First Look/The Intercept. He has also penned many articles there for them.
While being a digital security expert, a journalist, and a privacy & press freedom activist, Micah continues to contribute effective, crucial privacy software tools. He’s significantly contributed to The Tor Project, SecureDrop, and other projects. Micah’s current work includes:
  • OnionShare: Share files safely and anonymously.
  • Semiphemeral: Automate selectively deleting your old Tweets, Likes and Direct Messages.
  • Dangerzone: Work with suspicious documents without fears of getting hacked.
As with Cory, Micah has enjoyed such a diverse and accomplished career that his IAMA promises to be phenomenal. Ask him anything, but in particular, he looks forward to answering questions about these latest software projects, and how those wanting to contribute more to our shared struggles might do so.
Micah’s IAMA will be two weekends from now, Friday and Saturday, October 9th and 10th, starting (I believe) around 3:00 PM PST.
1 – The record is unclear on the degree of clutter in Micah’s office – short of his addressing this during his IAMA, we may never know!
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