stahl/paul could never happen lol she's too beautiful for him
Uhm what? What’s your point exactly? That unbelievably handsome people can’t fall in love with ‘less handsome’ people in general? That Richard Paul/Michael Irby is ugly? That fans can’t ship what the heck they want to ship? Well, ALL of this is bullshit.
You can look at this cover shot of Michael Irby and then go cry in a corner because he’s a hottie and makes you look dumb for saying he’s not handsome enough.
Also, did you actually look at Richard’s eyes on the show? I know it’s hard to notice anyone else’s eyes when you have Michael Ealy on the screen because his eyes are superstunning. But Richard has these extremely dark, soulful and totally pretty brown eyes. And a damn sexy voice. And his dimples are the cutest omg. So yeah I think he’s totes attractive.
But even if you think he isn’t attractive (people have different opinions, after all), it’s just plain stupid to say that the lack of superficial physical supermodel-beauty disqualifies a character or person for a romantic relationship, be it canon or non-canon.
“…the explosion of hack culture seems to inherently disrespect the paramount value of the journey — the true value in any experience — by supplanting it with an expedited rush to access to a result. And result is empty without grappling with the resistance that inevitably defines the battle.”—Rich Roll, “Why You Should Stop Hacking Your Life and Invest in the Journey”
The Hammer Museum recently opened a major historical survey titled "Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology." It describes the show as “the first large-scale exhibition to focus on the intersection of two vitally important genres of contemporary art: appropriation (taking and recasting existing images, forms, and styles from mass-media and fine art sources) and institutional critique (scrutinizing and confronting the structures and practices of our social, cultural, and political institutions).”
One of the artists in the exhibition is Barbara Kruger, the New York-based conceptualist whose work often examines the intersection of marketing, design, want and gender. Wilson was the guest on Episode No. 36 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast, about when she debuted this continuing installation at Washington’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Have a listen, or download it using the button in the upper right above!
“The frisson of thinking, This animal will be alive when I’m dead, when my children are dead, when my grandchildren are dead. Because, if we are honest, we are the hare. We think we’re so clever. We assume we’ll win. But slow and steady really does win the one race that matters above all others, the race against time, to remain alive, to hang on to the light, the air, to stop the world from going out.”—Mark Haddon at Aeon, on the animal/human connection. Beautiful.
I love you and there is nothing I want more than a second season, but get your writing straight, please.
I don’t want to point all the inconsistencies and problems with this episode, but I cannot go without feeling like knocking you over the head a thousand times for making a character who should have learned something about personal boundaries and privacy in this very episode giving a synthetic leg to a character who is, clearly, still struggling with being an amputee.
This is so dead-on, imma cry. (And the bit about Ms. Kelly… YES. Glad someone else sees it.)
BTW: where are the think-pieces on Almost Human's touching on PTSD and disability issues? Slate? The Daily Beast? Salon? (Anyone…?)
I think Matthew McConaughey was making an appeal to the millions of conservative Christians who probably would not have put this on their Netflix queue on any other day of the year. But now, I’m guessing those whose Recommended list suggests every Charlton Heston film will take a second look and may even give it a try.