still can’t believe that in 1994 there was a movie where tom cruise and brad pitt were a gay couple constantly on the verge of divorce and cruise decides that adopting a child will save their marriage so they raise kirsten dunst together until she sets cruise on fire so they separate and she and pitt travel europe for a while before her death and then pitt and cruise both separately complain about their marriage to a journalist played by christian slater like he’s their therapist and it was one of the highest grossing films of that year
cannot stop thinking about how good the fabrication of consent in squid game was… like yeah, the participants consent! over and over, from agreeing to the slapping game to ringing up the number of their own accord to meeting at the location to signing a separate sheet once more upon arrival… they can even disband the game if the majority decrees it. but this is all performative. because of course they’ll agree - of course they’ll come back.
the second episode is even all about addressing this ‘consent’, and that potential audience superiority: “so why don’t they just leave???? if they can??? why did they even do all this to start with?? it’s so extreme, to do all that just for money, i would never”
because, the show says, look at what they’re returning to. look at the life that’s offered as their alternative. debt up to their ears, money-brokers beating them up, poverty at its worst. do you see? do you see how yeah, joining that game is optional, but it’s optional in the sense of choosing to be stabbed or shot: theres consent, but not actual desire. that theres agreement, but under exploitation. there’s a reason only poor people are chosen to compete and it’s so obvious but i fucking love how the show handles it and addresses any audience superiority anyway
Isn't it wonderful how you're always finding new songs and new books and new shows and new hobbies and new places and new people to fall in love with? There will always be things to love, as long as you stick around to find them.
today i saw at least five different posts about mike being the one to initiate the byler kiss, and seven about hopper being fine with will liking boys until he finds out that the boy he likes is mike. there is one braincell and all 23k of us use it to play catch