There are some interesting conversations happening in the Tom Hiddleston fandom right now. People are asking, when is it right to intrude into the personal time and space of a star, and when is it not? Questions like this have arisen before, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen them discussed with such vehemence and vitriol. This vitriol is a) appalling (the things I’ve seen people say are honestly shocking) but b) indicative that this conversation is one whose time has come. We’re clearly talking here about broader issues surrounding how stars and fans are produced by the Entertainment Industry and what fans can do to resist the constant pressures of consumer culture. This is an area of particular interest to me, so I figured I’d throw in my two cents.
So what are we to make of these conversations?
A vaguely technical questions for Zombies, Run! types: do any of you guys use Android phones with the app? And if so, does it work okay with Race and Airdrop missions?
My Samsung Galaxy S2 is ancient, and trying to use GPS tracking in Zombies, Run just doesn’t work properly. I’m due to get an upgrade soon, and wondered if it’s the phone’s age/crappiness that’s the problem, or Android in general, or the Android app? Should I just bite the bullet and get an iPhone, or will a new Android phone cope better?
My playlist for today includes:
Death Valley - Fall out Boy
Judas - Lady Gaga
End of the World - Zombina and the Skeletones
Heartbreaker - Metronomy
I’m Not Okay (I Promise) - My Chemical Romance
Invincible - OK Go
RIP - Rita Ora
Things We Lost In The Fire - Bastille
Toxic - Britney Spears
I’m so not ready.
Does anyone else kind of hate ‘But witches were really real!’ stories? If you’re a fan of the horror genre (and I am), you kind of have to just roll with it after a while, but there’s something fundamentally wrong about taking the historical fact that a bunch of women were tortured and executed because of religious hysteria, and using that as a starting point to say the hysterics were right. Sure, this is fiction, and that was a long time ago, but it always bothers me.
Yes. This. I have shouted this at my TV way too many times.