loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: You had me at "we're fucked)
Thems the facts:

1. The US is in recession. So is the majority of Europe. China and many Arab countries have incredibly strict internet censorship. India seems to be a free agent. So this is your crowd: People who are mostly out of money but are huge consumers of culture in its many variants.

2. Cinema tickets have been on an incredibly steep rise for the past decade, in direct correlation with the plummeting of the economy. First it was sheer post-9/11 escapism, then it was 3D, now it's IMAX. In NYC, a ticket to see an IMAX 3D movie in peak time has already got to $20. If you think the outer areas are cheaper, you're right, but the average salary is lower too.

3. Television is also more expensive. Time Warner Cable offers a "basic" monthly cable plan in NY that starts at $80. That is without channels like HBO, Starz, Showtime and On Demand movies, not to mention subscriptions to specialized sports channels/events, or even pay-per-view. Don't even get me started on porn. And I don't know about you, but in my building, Time Warner has basically bribed the management company to give them exclusive rights to cable access. I've been given to understand that this has become a standard practice.

4. Technology is more expensive. We don't have to start discussing the wide profit margin Apple, LG, BlackBerry, HP and Dell make off their consumers, right? They all have essentially the same Chinese prison-plant making them their gadgets at a cost that is financially dirt cheap, but also treats people like dirt. I'm an Apple consumer. My hands are not clean. I'm merely stating facts.

5. File storage has become vital. Western Digital is making a fortune on physical storage, and domains, blog services, photobucket-like websites and actual storage websites like Megaupload all provide answers to the rapidly increasing demand in storing media and documents which accumulate beyond the average computer/tablet's memory.

So what are we looking at? We're looking at a global community which is groaning under the weight of its addiction to culture. But this is not a weight made by the addiction itself. It's made by the nature of power-hungry, greedy companies, looking to profit as much as possible from their consumers, and those consumers don't have as much money as they used to, if they ever did. And people who can afford everything are a very small percentage of the global community.

And so, like in every community that is hungry but cannot afford food its masters are selling it (oh yes, I'm aware of the Marxist undertones here), thieving spreads.

Another factor taken into account: We have just turned a technological corner from undigitized media. CDs are being discontinued. The era of DVDs and Blu-Ray will come to an end sooner rather than later. Storage is everything now. This is a mitigating factor in the greediness of big companies who create the media content, because the collapse of CDs was a lethal blow to record companies and their parent companies, who counted on charging as much as possible for their products (while essentially shutting the artists out of the profits).

So we are looking at a monster that is big, hungry and greedy for power and money, with a hand in every plate. We are looking at Cthulhu. And today, Cthulhu took down Megaupload.

Megaupload is probably likely to get heavily indicted. We all know that. We all know what we were funding. Allegedly, they did too, according to some released evidence. The problem is far deeper than Megaupload, though, because Megaupload was simply making a quick buck on creating ideal conditions for a widespread phenomenon of people who cannot afford to consume culture at today's prices, but want it nonetheless.

This is not going to stop. Media companies like Warner Brothers, Sony, Universal and Viacom will continue to create culture and ask for increasing prices for it. People will still not be able to afford those prices. Piracy will continue, because as long as companies don't recognize the need for balance, they will not get the results they want. And no unleashing of governmental dragons in form of laws or indictments will help them, or us, the consumers.

What a shithole.
loony_moony: (Tom Hardy: Damn)
Hello everyone! Yes, I know I didn't review last episode. Truth be told, I'm pretty surprised I'm reviewing this episode, considering how much of a fucking shitfest this show has become. I was half-minded to write a letter to Alan Ball, detailing every single thing making this show SO VERY, VERY BAD right now, which he has to fucking fix, but I'm feeling too lazy to do so, so here's a regular review full of RAGE.





Let this angry fucking Frenchman lead you into my kingdom of spoilery rage sleep and disapproving gifs (some of which were provided by Regala Electra) )

Hey, remember when Godric was around? Those were some good times.
loony_moony: (SPN: Jensen demonstrates SPN fandom)
Yes, it's that spoiler, from that episode of that painful fucking Show: The amounts of 'no' and 'wtf' and 'how do you think this is even funny' and 'why don't you just punch all your fanbase in the face' I have for this are immeasurable.

Seriously, you guys. Maybe I'll just leave this piece of floating crap Supernatural has become for Noel Fielding and Russell Brand playing goth detectives.
loony_moony: (SPN: Jensen demonstrates SPN fandom)
Yes, it's that spoiler, from that episode of that painful fucking Show: The amounts of 'no' and 'wtf' and 'how do you think this is even funny' and 'why don't you just punch all your fanbase in the face' I have for this are immeasurable.

Seriously, you guys. Maybe I'll just leave this piece of floating crap Supernatural has become for Noel Fielding and Russell Brand playing goth detectives.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: What is this fuckery)
Okay.

NO.

There is creepy (and this fandom wrote several books about being a creepy fan, ngl), and then there is YOU MADE CLIF A FUCKING GUEST?!

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, CREATION CON.


WHAT THE FUCK, PEOPLE.

EW.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: What is this fuckery)
Okay.

NO.

There is creepy (and this fandom wrote several books about being a creepy fan, ngl), and then there is YOU MADE CLIF A FUCKING GUEST?!

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, CREATION CON.


WHAT THE FUCK, PEOPLE.

EW.
loony_moony: (TB: Sunglasses)
Behold, the couple that is as unable to dress itself as it is pretty.



Dear Danneel Harris,

Why are you making me dislike your fashion sense so much? I was THIS CLOSE to commenting about you wearing a fucking HERVE LEGER to that premiere, like we're in 2007 and you're Lindsay Lohan. But the colors were sorta pretty, and you have a rocking body and I love your hair, so I ignored it.

But no.

Jumpsuits are a NO.

Especially jumpsuits with a caftan over them.

Even more so with jumpsuits with a caftan over them, coupled with THOSE SANDALS. Your body might be rocking and your hair might be awesome, but NO. Why are you trying to look like your finacé's grandma? Why are you doing this to your body (since you obviously work on it very very hard)?

D:,

Moonay

--

Dear Jensen Ackles,

No, honey. No. I know you think you can dress yourself, but we really didn't need hipster cowboys in here. Especially hipster cowboys who have your body and your face. No. No no no.

No,

Moonay


Sidenote: Lol, everytime he seems to come out of his house dressed like he so obviously picked his own clothes, I go "oooooh, so he IS straight". LOLIDEK.
loony_moony: (TB: Sunglasses)
Behold, the couple that is as unable to dress itself as it is pretty.



Dear Danneel Harris,

Why are you making me dislike your fashion sense so much? I was THIS CLOSE to commenting about you wearing a fucking HERVE LEGER to that premiere, like we're in 2007 and you're Lindsay Lohan. But the colors were sorta pretty, and you have a rocking body and I love your hair, so I ignored it.

But no.

Jumpsuits are a NO.

Especially jumpsuits with a caftan over them.

Even more so with jumpsuits with a caftan over them, coupled with THOSE SANDALS. Your body might be rocking and your hair might be awesome, but NO. Why are you trying to look like your finacé's grandma? Why are you doing this to your body (since you obviously work on it very very hard)?

D:,

Moonay

--

Dear Jensen Ackles,

No, honey. No. I know you think you can dress yourself, but we really didn't need hipster cowboys in here. Especially hipster cowboys who have your body and your face. No. No no no.

No,

Moonay


Sidenote: Lol, everytime he seems to come out of his house dressed like he so obviously picked his own clothes, I go "oooooh, so he IS straight". LOLIDEK.

Um, what.

Jan. 27th, 2010 09:07 am
loony_moony: (SPN: Sam is la la la not listening!)
Dear SPN fandom, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Their Bodyguard Clif,

*CRINGE*

Cringing,

Moonay

-----

ETA:

Dear Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles,

You know how you could've solved this whole damn situation without doing embarrassing videos for your bodyguard's fucking twitter?

BY EITHER MAKING YOUR OWN TWITTERS AND NEVER USE THEM, OR MAKING THE CW SAY YOU DON'T HAVE ANY ON THE CW SOURCE.

Bzuh-ing at you,

Moonay and [livejournal.com profile] memphis86

Um, what.

Jan. 27th, 2010 09:07 am
loony_moony: (SPN: Sam is la la la not listening!)
Dear SPN fandom, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Their Bodyguard Clif,

*CRINGE*

Cringing,

Moonay

-----

ETA:

Dear Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles,

You know how you could've solved this whole damn situation without doing embarrassing videos for your bodyguard's fucking twitter?

BY EITHER MAKING YOUR OWN TWITTERS AND NEVER USE THEM, OR MAKING THE CW SAY YOU DON'T HAVE ANY ON THE CW SOURCE.

Bzuh-ing at you,

Moonay and [livejournal.com profile] memphis86
loony_moony: (SPN: Dean head clutch)
Consider this an exception from all your Thanksgiving posts.

The Associated Press is reporting that a Swiss court has approved Roman Polanski’s offer to be released from prison on a $4.5 million bail.

NO. NO. WTF. NO. I DON'T CARE IT MEANS HE'S IN HOME PRISON UNTIL THE EXTRADITION CASE IS SOLVED, I WANT THAT FUCKER IN JAIL. I WANT HIM TO SUFFER, AND BY GOD, I WANT HIM TO FEEL GUILTY FOR IT.

And yes, I'm still boycotting the people who signed the petition list. Fuck you, Terry Guilliam. Hello, Emma Thompson!

I also vehemently agree with what this dude has to say about the whole deal -

loony_moony: (SPN: Dean head clutch)
Consider this an exception from all your Thanksgiving posts.

The Associated Press is reporting that a Swiss court has approved Roman Polanski’s offer to be released from prison on a $4.5 million bail.

NO. NO. WTF. NO. I DON'T CARE IT MEANS HE'S IN HOME PRISON UNTIL THE EXTRADITION CASE IS SOLVED, I WANT THAT FUCKER IN JAIL. I WANT HIM TO SUFFER, AND BY GOD, I WANT HIM TO FEEL GUILTY FOR IT.

And yes, I'm still boycotting the people who signed the petition list. Fuck you, Terry Guilliam. Hello, Emma Thompson!

I also vehemently agree with what this dude has to say about the whole deal -

loony_moony: (SPN: Sam is la la la not listening!)
NO. NO. NO. FUCKING NO, FUCKERS.

WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING WITH HE'S A FUCKING ESCAPED RAPIST. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT HIM DRUGGING A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL BEFORE RAPING HER AGAIN AND AGAIN, DESPITE HER PLEAS FOR HIM TO STOP. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT THE LAW ABIDING FOR FUCKING EVERYONE, NOT JUST US POOR UNKNOWN CITIZENS. I DON'T CARE IF HE'S THE BEST DIRECTOR THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN (HE IS NOT, BTW), HE RAPED AN UNDERAGE GIRL MULTIPLE TIMES AND HE SHOULD'VE BEEN PUNISHED FOR THAT 30 YEARS AGO.

FUCK YOU FOR YOUR HIGH-HANDEDNESS. FUCK YOU FOR SUPPORTING HIM.

FUCK YOU.

I HOPE HE GETS MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT AND ROTS IN JAIL LONG ENOUGH TO GET WHAT HE DID, THE FUCKING SCUMBAG.


I AM JUST SO BEYOND DISGUSTED BY ALL OF THIS. UGH.
loony_moony: (SPN: Sam is la la la not listening!)
NO. NO. NO. FUCKING NO, FUCKERS.

WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING WITH HE'S A FUCKING ESCAPED RAPIST. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT HIM DRUGGING A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL BEFORE RAPING HER AGAIN AND AGAIN, DESPITE HER PLEAS FOR HIM TO STOP. WHAT ARE YOU NOT GETTING ABOUT THE LAW ABIDING FOR FUCKING EVERYONE, NOT JUST US POOR UNKNOWN CITIZENS. I DON'T CARE IF HE'S THE BEST DIRECTOR THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN (HE IS NOT, BTW), HE RAPED AN UNDERAGE GIRL MULTIPLE TIMES AND HE SHOULD'VE BEEN PUNISHED FOR THAT 30 YEARS AGO.

FUCK YOU FOR YOUR HIGH-HANDEDNESS. FUCK YOU FOR SUPPORTING HIM.

FUCK YOU.

I HOPE HE GETS MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT AND ROTS IN JAIL LONG ENOUGH TO GET WHAT HE DID, THE FUCKING SCUMBAG.


I AM JUST SO BEYOND DISGUSTED BY ALL OF THIS. UGH.
loony_moony: (SPN: Oh dear...)
(or Mormon balls, really...)

"I like how people cut the government down in size, just small enough so it could fit into our bedrooms."

Joshua Lyman (written by Aaron Sorkin), on the subject of the hatred in America for gay rights in "The West Wing"
loony_moony: (SPN: Oh dear...)
(or Mormon balls, really...)

"I like how people cut the government down in size, just small enough so it could fit into our bedrooms."

Joshua Lyman (written by Aaron Sorkin), on the subject of the hatred in America for gay rights in "The West Wing"
loony_moony: (Twatlight: RPattz says WTF)
Tiny little fangirls talk about their OMGSCREAMINGLOVE for RPattz

But what's the truly horrifying part is what comes out in the COMMENTS. We're talking bad manips, gifs of fangirls SNIFFING A LIFE-SIZE RPATTZ CUTOUT, and oh yeah, SOMEONE TATTOOED HIS FUCKING FACE ON HER ARM. BADLY.

WTF WTF WTF WTF

(interview really amusing though)

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