A film where absolutely nothing happens in a quite spectacular fashion. In tiny sailor outfits. With swords. Sometimes explosions. AND DRAGONS. Murdered dragons.
edit 14th March 2013: A bit late to the party for Tropes vs Women in Video Games Kickstarter by Anita Sarkeesian, and in fact never knowing about her excellent blog/webcast series Feminist Frequency. I had a wander through her archives and noticed this review of Sucker Punch. I also note from a bunch of the links that people are trying to say that Zach Snyder really really tried to make an empowered female character, he really did. I’m confused. How is an two hour rape fantasy that culminates in a lobotomy empowering? Please tell me because I missed some nuance somewhere, obviously. Maybe it was under one of the murdered baby dragons. As a side note, I am feeling shamed by my paltry output.
Frank Miller reference FYI (this image is all over the interwebs, I’ve no idea who to attribute it to).
Here are some handy tips on working in a letting agents I have deduced from my experiences as a landlord.
First – know your competition
My letting agent’s recruitment process:
Go to Renoirs, get drunk
Canvas women with leggings and high heels, find unemployed ones
Ask a series of challenging questions such as
if your trousers are on fire do you
a: piss yourself
b: polish your nails and blame men for all the ills of the world or
c: email someone to quote for fire retardant hats
Declare that they are all hired and pass out in a pool of vomit.
Once you are hired
What, you want more? There’s nothing to it! Sit around and answer the phone occasionally. There are loads of people to blame your shortcomings on, and the landlords will eventually tell you what needs to be done with handy bulleted lists. Sometimes people might get narky but that’s just the way the industry works. Enjoy!
It is not compatible with Stanza* (see comments from Neelan Choksi), the best ebook reader ever – although less happy for their prospects since they sold out to Amazon.. Oh Kindle for iPhone. How sad you make me. Not quite as sad as iBooks. But pretty sad.
It takes THREE BILLION YEARS to download a POCKET edition of a book?
I have to install some random extra product to my iphone (after a non trivial search to find the goddamned thing in the first place) to view it?
What. The. Shit.
*Note the dearth of development since the buyout. And it is still better than the Kindle app by roughly one million miles of subjective value distance.