Every January until Disney starts writing checks to Senators, a new crop of cultural treasures enters the public domain.
The original Winnie-the-Pooh short stories and illustrations are public domain. You can write, animate, film etc. a new Pooh story or reinterpretation and Disney can’t stop you. Tigger is copyrighted a few more years, and you have to be careful to not incorporate later, still-copyrighted elements of the characters.
Steamboat Willie, the first widely-released Mickey Mouse short, is set to go public domain in 2024.
5-4 - the supreme court is bullshit. learn why.
the adventure zone - balance - impossible mix of tones, themes, comedy, etc.
video game history hour
mbmbam - the run from around ep 100-200 is incredible. i begrudgingly still listen.
the mcelroy brothers will be in trolls 2
til death do us blart
last seen - gripping
how to save a planet - listened to all of this in like 2 weeks.
cw: pedophilia, child sexual abuse, transphobia
I’m seeing bad arguments used against Prostatia.
Prostatia is morally compromised. At best they have well-meaning former child sexual abusers in their close orbit, at worst they are knowingly providing cover to such people with no regard for actually reducing harm.
Although many advocacy groups change language and encourage us to challenge our preconceptions, they take it far. Their spokesperson seems to have trouble saying things like “adults shouldn’t have sex with children” and instead twists things into obtuse euphemisms like “underage people trading sex”.
Toys is one of the best movies ever made. Its visual design is apparently inspired by the hyper-real, surreal art of René Magritte. Unlike a Magritte painting, everything in Toys could physically happen. But nobody would spend so lavishly to make the sets of Toys come to life unless they were making a movie.
Toys was a 100 million dollar flop in today’s dollars, and the budget shows.
Despised by critics and almost equally hated by IMDb voters, Toys is more relevant today than ever.
Pre-awakening I would’ve never walked into a gay bar. Would’ve never gone to a queer club. But I have seen and enjoyed gay porn. While gay marriage was illegal in this country, gay porn presented an escape where queer people are treated well, have meaningful lives, and form loving relationships. They still do - straight people are allowed to have fantasies, but straight fantasy outnumbers queer fantasy 100 to 1 in the mass media.