I’ve saved enough money to start looking at decent used cars. However, at the same time, a neighbor of mine is also trying to sell her vintage Bernina industrial machine, at near-mint condition. This is my dream machine (combined with the Juki pearl/serger line from around the 60s/70s). There is probably not another chance for me to ever get this machine.
1. I love food. I don’t have any extreme food dislikes (I’m not overly fond of sweets, but baked goods… uhhhhhdksjfksd. And I’m very picky about cheeses.)
2. I don’t really consider myself a good cook, but I like cooking. Lately I’ve gotten way lazier with it, but seeing my brother make lasagna kinda inspired me to pick up the slack! (His first ever dish, it came out delicious!)
Oh haaaay grrrrrl. Ten facts about my room, let’s hustleeeeeeee—-!
1. I don’t have a garbage can.
2. Half the items in it weren’t in my original room, its all my stuff I used at the apartment in college lolololol.
3. I spend all my time sleeping in it, surprisingly.
4. All my clothes are underneath my bed. Closet-space goes to my grandmaaaaa.
5. Lofted bed, best thing to ever happen to me.
6. It’s… unbelievably cluttered. I’m surprised I haven’t accidentally killed myself or my grandma trying to get in and out of the room.
7. I hang all my bags on the walls. I hate not having floor-space; I’d rather stuff be hung up and cluttering walls.
8. I do about 90% of the sleeping in the room; my grandma enjoys the pull-out couch thing we have in our living room more. Grandma hangs out in the room more than me though.
9. If you add my grandma’s erhu into the lot, I have about twenty-ish musical instruments in the room (-ish because not all of them are working). Some I stole from my bro (xylophone, bongos, etc.), a few I salvaged from dumps to be upcycled, and then the ones I’ve bought.
10. I’ve managed to fit a brother serger, a singer sewing machine, and two portfolios underneath my tiny desk. I also have one of those footrest-things that doubles as storage unit under there. And I still have room to stretch my legs out. Magic pocket of space, Y/Y?
Full judgement to be made on this movie after it comes out and I can see it, but the maintainers of this site are generally pretty level-headed and so going off this right now I AM PISSED.
For a film meant to be about “human benevolence, salvation and also love,” The Flowers of War 金陵十三钗 is getting a lot of hate from Western press. Not satisfied with brushing it off as an “anti-Japanese propaganda” that fails to add nuances to the Japanese soldiers, some presses go so far as to questioning and whitewashing the event itself, whose 74th anniversary is today.
The English-speaking press, most of whom have never seen the film, thinks otherwise. Jonathan Landreth at the AFP skillfully uses the title “Christian Bale denies his Chinese film is propaganda” followed by the statement that the film is one of “a string of films and TV series from China promoting national unity against an evil Japan.”
Laurie Burkitt and Tom Orlik at the WSJ, who seems to have actually seen the film, complain that “nuanced treatment of the Chinese characters is in stark contrast with portrayal of the Japanese as monochrome monsters.”
AFP reduces the number killed from hundreds of thousands to “tens of thousands.” BBC chose to make fact the lowest estimate within the reasonable range, saying it’s “150,000 by international observers,” by which they probably meant “Japanese researchers” because the Allied tribunal had estimated had estimated 200,000, the in-residence Australian journalist Harold Timperley estimated 300,000, and the Japanese ambassador to Germany had estimated 500,000.
To give all sides equal view, though, Ben Blanchard at Reuters doesn’t forget to add that “some Japanese historians say the massacre has been exaggerated and some conservatives deny there was even a massacre” without pointing out that no one rational, Chinese or Japanese, actually believes those right wing nut-heads who deny the event.
I’M SORRY WHAT??? THIS IS A MOVIE ABOUT THE RAPE OF NANKING AND YOU ARE CRITICIZING THE LACK OF NUANCED JAPANESE CHARACTERS AND CALLING IT COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA????? EXCUSE ME??? OH BUT WAIT I FORGOT, JAPAN GETS PRECEDENCE OF OPINION, > ALL OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES, ETC ETC ETC, SO IT DIDN’T ACTUALLY HAPPEN LOL RIGHT AMERICA?? ESP COMING FROM COMMUNIST CHINA GEEZ LIKE FUCK THEM AND THEIR ECONOMY AMIRITE, LOOK AT THIS MADEUP MOVIE TRYING TO BRAINWASH EVERYONE AGAIN
I mean honestly I make no claims about the quality or sensitivity of this film esp since I haven’t seen it, BUT REALLY, CRITICISM. ON. THIS FRONT… not to invoke godwin’s law but when was the last holocaust movie criticized for unsympathetic nazis? just, R E A L L Y?? not to mention it’s the only Chinese film submitted for the “best foreign film” oscar category huh