Twitter: Be A Doll And Shut Up

Twitter: Be A Doll And Shut Up

Whether you're an internet troll, or a troll in real life. Shut up.
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July 15th, of 2016, the new Ghostbusters movie came into theaters. The 2016 version is a remake of the popular Ghostbusters film that was released in 1984. The leading roles are all played by women, because this is 2016 and women are killing it. Melissa McCarthy is a leading role, but what also takes the cake are the three other leading roles that are taken by SNL stars. Kristen Wig, Kate McCinnon, and Leslie Jones have repped SNL and made this movie incredible. In its opening weekend it racked up $46 million, which is $46 million more than I have. The movie has been a complete success and the original cast from 1984 have completely fallen in love with it, but like anything that is good, there comes hate.

For some reason, being a celebrity means that no matter what you do, you get hate. I understand, being in the public eye, and everyone criticizing everything you do, but I don’t understand the hate. Leslie Jones, a 46 African American actress and comedian has received a lot of hate from her new movie debut. And I’m not talking about the typical Kim Kardashian twitter trolls that say things like, “oh did you really wear that blouse with that skirt?”. I’m talking about racial slurs like never before.

Really?

Another gorilla comment, very mature. Like anyone, make fun of a person all they want, but don't bring anyone's family into anything. It is disrespectful and makes you seem like a coward. Unfortunately, they don't stop there. The next one really makes me angry.


A lot of people think, it's social media, just ignore it. And it could be easily ignored, but they intentionally mentioned her twitter name so she had to see it. For a comment like that, it worries me that this world is full of hate. It bothers me to read something in this nature, and the person isn't even talking about me.

On what grounds is it okay for a person to receive disrespect and hatred? Being critiqued comes with fame, but not receiving down right hatred for nothing. She did nothing but pursue her dreams. She worked hard and never gave up on doing what she loved, but she gets hated on? She hasn't had some big scandal. She never had been exposed for being insincere. She never once gave anyone a reason for to get such hatred. I can't imagine doing something you love, finally reaching the goal you worked so hard for, then reading stuff like this. To me, Leslie could have made an infinite amount of money off of that movie, but no one deserves to be treated with hate. No one.

It is hard to always have something nice to say, but why can't we just follow the kindergarten rule? If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all.

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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Halloween... Just A PSA?

There might be more than just slashing to the 1978 John Carpenter film.

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Halloween is fast approaching, and to make this year a bit more special, a new Michael Myers movie has come out! It negates all of the sequels (which unfortunately includes "Halloween II," thus retconning the fact that Michael and Laurie are siblings). So the story starts fresh as if the only "Halloween" events that took place were those of the first film in the series, 1978's "Halloween." Go ahead and take a shot every time the word Halloween comes up. Just make sure the drink is festive!

Personally, I'm not really a fan of the movies. I don't find them all that scary. But I always found it odd that Michael only seemed to kill those who just had, or were having sex. So that made me think; is Halloween just a public service announcement about underage sex? Or unprotected sex, thus the spread of STD's (i.e., Michael, who really acts like the film's version of herpes).

I know I'm not the first person to consider this. Do a quick Google search, and you'll see others have talked about it before. Michael Myers is the ultimate cock-block.

Is he just a prude? Or did Trojan act as a silent producer in this film, to give their sales to jump?

But then I came across this article "Trick And Treats: Re-Viewing Sexuality in 'Halloween.'" Quickly in the article, Bellmore points out that the person doing all of the killings is one reeling in zero itchy na-na. The conclusion drawn is that sexual repression acts as a cause for Michael's violence. Which makes sense, think about how angry you get when it's been a while?

Maybe Michael just needs a quick handy? I think every guy can attest that the last thing on their mind is murder when they're tugging on their kitchen knife.

All jokes and euphemisms aside, the movie does have a connection to, and a viewpoint on sex. Maybe it was just the start of the virgin trope, as mentioned in "Scream."

Scream (1996) - How to Survive a Horror Movie Scene (8/12) | Movieclips www.youtube.com

The article goes deeper, examining the fact that Michael seemed to have an infatuation with his sister (not necessarily in the vein of incest), which was clearly not returned. Thus he gets jealous when she is "affectionate" with her boyfriend and kills her. It can later be supported when looked at how he is seemingly obsessed with Laurie (revealed to be his sister in "Halloween II"). Or maybe it is incest. But regardless of specific role sex plays for Michael Myers and the film as a whole, its presence is always there and is one associated with violence.

It can be metaphorical for dominance, (the knife does play as a phallic symbol). Or maybe there is more to it. This next sentence will seem like a joke but bear with me. The old adage is "don't think with your dick." The knife, serving as a phallic metaphor, means what? Michael is thinking with his dick. If the film is a PSA about unprotected sex (thus the spread of potentially deadly STD's)... then, thinking with one's winkie leads to death. Sure that's a stretch, but ignore the jokes, there could be some truth to it.

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Perhaps Depeche Mode said it best. Maybe what Bellmore was saying is true in regards to Michael as a young boy. He cared for his sister, but she didn't for him. So he becomes jealous of her boyfriend, mistaking sex for affection. And like the Depeche Mode song, there's more to sex than simply sex.

For Micheal, it's about being accepted and cared for. Whenever he kills the various victims, he's reminded as to how he has been shunned or stationed as an outcast by his family. When he returns to his home 15 years later, he sees Laurie with Tommy. It becomes a flashback, with her serving as his sister, Judy, and Tommy is a mirror image of himself as a boy.

Jumping back to the beginning of the film, Michael kills his sister once the mask is on. When it is removed, he seems distraught, almost unaware of his actions. I could go on and say how the mask is a euphemism for condoms and really hit my point home. But like anything, the mask separates him from something that should be normal. We see his perspective as he goes to kill Judy. The eye holes skew the vision for the view. Thus, what we see is not the entire thing, and we get a blurred vision of what we really should see.

In other words, Michael becomes tunneled vision, and his thoughts on sex and affection all become skewed. When his mask is removed towards the climax of the film (aside from looking scary) he looks lost and confused, almost like he doesn't know what is happening, or how to perceive things without his mask. His skewed view is all he knows.

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