hnngh get in me

  • Oct. 11th, 2011 at 3:05 PM
neomeruru: (omgomgsquee)
Surely you've seen this already, but:

be still my burning loins

Though proof that I married a good one, after watching it Mr. Meruru turned to me and said, 'Black Widow was posing in every scene'. Ah, I may drool over Thor of the mighty laugh, and Tony the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist, and Cap the horribly confused picker of the wrong battles, and Loki of the melting voice... but do any of them give feminist critique of movie trailers? I think not.

keysmashes of aroused appreciation

  • Oct. 10th, 2011 at 9:51 PM
neomeruru: (that's what I think of that)
(thanks [ profile] krytella for the title, which I lifted from a recent tweet)

So, last night I was watching I, Caveman, a two-part minidoc from Morgan Spurlock, of Supersize Me fame. It was decent, for what it was: ten people naffing about in the wilderness, living like paleolithic people for ten days, so that Spurlock could do what he normally does and sanctimoniously shoehorn in a parting message about how paleolithic people were happier and more socially connected than modern people.

Two people ended up quitting the tribe (and I still think the tribe should have gotten their bodyweight in pork in compensation), they all suffered dehydration and starvation, by the end of the ten days at least half the camp was doing fuck-all waiting for the 'experiment' to be over. The women (save one) were portrayed as whining layabouts, when recent studies postulate that the foragers of paleolithic tribes would have been bringing in the most food and running the tribe.

There was one pretty cool scene, though. The hunters (Spurlock, a bowhunter, a writer, and a bounty hunter) managed to track a herd of elk and take one down with an atlatl, a spear-chucking weapon. The hunt (which was done in accordance with local hunting regulations) was the climax of the show, a moving and powerful segment with strong cinematography. The participants were shown crying and comforting each other as they -- what seemed like sincerely -- experienced the spiritual impact of killing an animal in such a way, so they could literally take it back to their starving tribe. The writer, who threw the killing spear, said moving words about how, on his deathbed, this is the moment he will remember -- how it changed him to know that he took an animal's life, and one day it would be his turn.

Writing that kind of makes me roll my eyes at the show, but truly, it was a really powerful segment. I felt chills the whole time I was watching it, I was in awe.

But! While that's the coolest part, it is by no means the funniest. See, they skinned and cleaned this massive elk in the field, pulling no punches about the gore and the blood and the flies, then quartered the meat and hauled these HUGE legs back to the camp. Billy, the bowhunter... well... okay, picture a Jayne-looking guy, who's been fairly dependable the whole show, bringing back this 150lb shank of elk, covered in grime and blood from head to toe. While watching him heave this clean hunk of meat into a mountain river, I was realized I was doing something like this:

(I learned how to make gifs so I could make this, no lie.)

So, yeah. At first I was like, fuck yeah, I'd climb all over that.

Then I was like, wait, that's just a paleolithic re-imagining of my quite already existing competence kink.

And then I was like. OH.


I dislike evolutionary psychology... but... I mean... it's right there, this time. What came first? Did my already-known competency kink colour my perceptions of someone doing something awesome on TV (it has in the past been triggered by Sgt. Cam Woolley, I kid you not), or does said kink arise from a generic prerogative to seek out strong mates?

Ugh, that sentence makes me nauseated just typing it; evolutionary wonks make my gorge rise. Like, I obviously believe in evolution, right, that's not in question here. But I find the entire field of evolutionary psychology criminally fraught with modern biases. Apart from Wikipedia's impressive list of criticisms, it's also sort of my own personal Godwin's Law. I see it used too often in the dark corners of the internet (strong correlation to presence of neckbeards with Nice Guy Syndrome) to explain all sorts of sexist, reductionist bullshit. Every time I hear someone even BREATHE the words 'that's the way we've been since caveman times' I secretly want to drive an ice pick into their skull.

But damned if my first reaction to a staged paleolithic hunt was to reward that motherfucker with perfect babies, hot damn.

an observation on favorites

  • Aug. 20th, 2011 at 10:42 AM
neomeruru: (more dots now)
Finding out that Emma Thompson dated Hugh Laurie in college, then went on to marry Kenneth Branagh, who himself after their divorce dated Helena Bonham Carter, is kind of like real-life fanfiction for me.

Like how in Harry Potter fandom where I prefer to read about the Marauder era, or FFX fandom where I prefer Team Absent Father Figure, or my years-long serious relationship with the Turks from FFVII... basically, it's like a real-life version of how I fixate on obscure older characters that no one else really cares about! :O

Relatedly, I now have enough data points to definitively say that I Have A Type, and that type is criminals in love. It all makes sense now.

Totally unrelated at all, last night I had a dream in which Allison Janney was my love interest. Phoooar, brain, thank you for that.

burn my shadows: BAMF Arthur fanart

  • Jul. 20th, 2011 at 10:40 PM
neomeruru: (fuck yeah)
I thought to myself, self, why haven't you drawn some unrepentant BAMF objectification recently? So then I did.

SFW but very bloody image after the cut!

you judged me once for falling; this wounded heart will rise )


  • Apr. 7th, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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This is my very erudite thought on the matter of Tom Hardy's beautiful face.

Because I was like, hey, cool, I didn't know Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse) was in a new movie! ...but it's not, it's still Tom Hardy, but he is obviously taking lessons from Tahmoh on how to make the face that says I am listening to you, but I still think you're full of shit.

There's a few scenes in Battlestar Galactica where Penikett makes that exact face, but the internet failed me and did not offer up screencaps. Shame! Take my word for it, it's exact. :D

Warrior and Hesher are #1 and #2 on the Apple Trailers website. Go go gadget fangirl! These boys will never be without a blockbuster again.

Dear lord, I had forgotten how attractive Tahmoh Penikett is.

deconstruct this

  • Mar. 24th, 2011 at 3:47 PM
neomeruru: (shut your bitch mouth)
I! AM ALIVE. I promise. We're all moved into the new place and it is fabulous, but we have no internet there so I have to cobble together journal entries while at work! We're hoping to get it all hooked up soon. On the plus side, not having any internet at home make it more likely that I'll buckle down and work on art projects!

Or I might play Sims Medieval. You know, it's up in the air right now.

- [ profile] ladysisyphus's illustration (just started on the flats last night -- home stretch!)
- finish shading for [ profile] i_reversebang aftercare pic
- portrait for my amazingly awesome waxer (still gestating in my head)
- help_japan full illustration (waiting for bids to close)
- help_japan character sketch (ditto)

So I think I can churn through my projects pretty quickly. :)

I also found some time last night to whip up a birthday comic for [ profile] matchsticks_p, who may be the world's only Derrida fangirl. But, I think, if I put much thought to academic RPF, I would slash him with Edward Said, because Said is my homeboy and they would look good together. Look, that's not as tenuous as some slash pairings, okay.

o captain my captain

  • Jan. 27th, 2011 at 12:03 AM
neomeruru: (Default)
Why Luongo will always be the captain of my heart: the O-face edition.

I would lick that from back to belly. Just so you know.

And yes, I did watch that clip an obscene amount of times. Husband was very patient with me.


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