oops then i wanted to babble about their drift(s)
So what interests me is the similarities. The first cap is from newton’s solo drift, but look at the scientists in the bg: They look like they’re laughing at newton. They are doubtless dismissing him, whether because of his age or words. In the second pic, from the newtmann drift, it’s clear the older students young Hermann attempts to teach also jeer.
The next few frames I super adore, because if we can assume the movie presented Drifting in that same attracted same, like drawing out like — well, even if it wasn’t suggesting one brought on the other, the similarities are there. Hermann sits alone, and Newton speaks alone. PLUS THE FUN OVERLAY. One obviously suggests more pain than the other, but one gets, or I at least get, a sense of…
The next frames are Hermann with the slide rule (then the suggestive overlay of a nervous system over Hermann’s profile, then Newton getting a tattoo), and I don’t mean to suggest that everything in their drift is pain sadness loneliness oh nooooo poor wounded dork souls oh noooo everything is terrible
The numbers and phials and kaiju anatomy and passionate recording, slide rule, obviously there’s also dedication to work, passion for their subjects, etc.
That said, I still get a sense of isolation, of having been the only ones, of having been, one way or another, rejected by their peers (by everyone), and coming to be accustomed to that, and to build their respective defenses and offenses (whether it is Hermann’s distance by numbers, or Newton’s brash disregard), and to expect to do it alone, or to be challenged.
Which makes it significant, yes, that they do this together, and I’m not even making this a romantic statement. Nor the fact that, they could do this, because, in fact, they have been together. There is that reflexive trust. They are colleagues, and best friends, of a particularly… uh, unique kind.
Two sides of the same coin, two halves of the same brain, and you get the picture.
Just watched a really interesting documentary about the Mods and Rockers of the 60s. Funny though. These white blokes in leather jackets and suits are causing a great fuss, getting into fights, vandalising stuff, throwing deck chairs at people. They think they’re fighting authority, of course, and rebelling. Which I’m sure they had a perfect right to, given the way the world was back then. Especially because they were more of less the generation after WW2.
Makes you think though, doesn’t it? Mod and Rocker culture is revered and imitated now because it was a load of angry, bored, white dudes. It’s become iconic. People remember it fondly.
Young white men are always praised for ‘rebelling against authority’. They get a slap on the wrist, but at the end of the day they’re just harmless lads, right? They get nostalgic films made about their exploits.
Only they’re not exactly fighting a revolution, are they? They weren’t. The media set them up as dangerous and exciting and unruly so more kids wanted to join them for street cred. But what did they stand for that mattered?
They liked to think, and still like to, because people like this still exist today, that they are fighting some revolution. That they’re modern and edgy. But then you ask them about feminism, you ask them about homophobia, you ask them about racism, and they don’t want to hear it. They don’t give a damn about that. They don’t want to challenge the status quo in a way that will help oppressed groups. They just want to be a bit violent and obnoxious. So the whole pretty legend of the Mods and the Rockers goes a bit sour.
What I’m saying, is that there’s a reason history remembers the pointless, rude, thoughtless exploits of white teenage boys so fondly in the end. Because they’re harmless, aren’t they? These rebellious ‘revolutionaries’ will still go along with the racism and sexism and homophobia all around them when they hit middle age. And then they’ll complain about the next generation of youth.
It’s a vicious cycle, and it’s both interesting and depressing.
Also worth thinking of the fact black youths in this country (England) as well as other places like America, are described often as thugs and hooligans. They’re getting stopped by the police constantly. Their music (the music that the Mods decided to enjoy for a bit of a dangerous thrill) is considered vulgar by the very men that used it to seem more edgy back in the day.
The only time black culture is celebrated is when it’s a white person borrowing it. You see that today in the cultural appropriation of various celebrities.
That’s racism right there. Racism in our cultural history and the way we pass down these myths.
Something to think about, anyway. Sorry if this is a real jumble of thoughts. I’m not drafting this first.
this dog is part husky part lab
the split is straight down the middle, quite literally
LOOK AT THIS!!! It looks like two different dogs! She literally got looks from both sides of her parents! JUST IMAGINE HOW HAPPY THEY MUST BE!!!!!
I thought watermelon just had too much rind and that was wrong until I saw the next gif
I didn’t know that people are mangoes and kiwis any other way. Why the fuck would you do that?
Saw this on facebook the other day and seriously fell in love. This is so freaking awesome and helps eliminate waste. Definitely trying these ways from now on.
Most of these actors are too old, some of the edits are still messy but I’m tired of staring at them on photoshop, and we’re never going to agree on houses for everyone BUT I think I should get a solid B for effort. (list of actors can be found here)