"You sound like you’re just as old as I am but obviously you don’t look like that at all, but very very young & immature in a good way, you know with your blue hair & your spontaneous shoes, my daughter liked glitter too. You remind me of her so much. I am sorry."
A lovely & very old lady at work today who said I reminded her of her eldest daughter who died in a car crash.
I wish I was one of those -headphones on, forget the world- kind of people, but I am not & I can’t help but observe & taken in as much as my eyes can, I have to be aware of the pace of my walk & whether I am stepping on the outline of a square tile, I have to be quick about moving through a crowd, because of what I am listening to & most of the times the tempo is too fast & my heart is racing as swiftly as the person I see running to catch the bus, I have to be sure that no one can hear anything just in case they are reminded of a memory they’ve been trying their best to forget.
Anonymous asked: How do you watch so many films and where? xxxx
If you are an awkward & shy mess like me & have no friends (humans) you hang out with on daily/weekly/monthly bases, or other friends (neighbour’s pets) who only like you when you have food, or even those friends (books) who don’t respond to you when you cry at them, then you are left alone with quite a lot of time. I usually watch films whilst doing something else as well like, having a bath, cooking, cleaning, dancing or even drawing (just have to put one in the background). When I’m walking around, little things like spotty ties, gel hair, the way someone’s walking, the number of someone’s piercings, the length of someone’s hair, they always remind me of all the fictional characters from the films & then their soundtracks are all I want to listen to, which results me in watching the films too, but I save those to watch on the bus/train, awkwardly waiting for someone/or for the bus/queuing up for something (thanking all the film gods for uv codes!!). We buy/sell DVDs at work too & I am allowed to borrow some, other ways to watch/find films are online (gotta love putlocker & amazon), secret screenings, film festivals, even charity shops (you will find some hidden gems there, I kid you not), DVD swaps from nice strangers on the internet.
The joke isn’t that they’re cruel or bad at parenting or have any particular disdain for the world at large. They aren’t unkind to their neighbors or to the animals and their deeply devoted to their children and to each other.
The joke is that they’re happy.
The Addams Family is missing a lot of the typical sitcom tropes. There’s no mother-in-law jokes, no arguing over who’s supposed to fill what gender role, both Morticia and Gomez spend roughly equal amounts of time parenting the children and the most remarkable is the relationship between Morticia and Gomez. You see Morticia Addams and it really highlights how rare it is in family films and TV sitcoms to see a wife and mom character who isn’t like this “dissatisfied housewife always mad at my big dumb husband but I love him gonna stay with him because this is the world and he’s the best I can get and I am always right because wifes are the smart ones hey you can relate to this average American I guess”. Morticia and Gomez in contrast are usually working together you know rarely party A will keep something from party B but for the most part the form little schemes together as partners both are heads of the household and they almost never disrespect each other - remarkable in a genre where that’s usually the joke.
But the reason the Addams are happy is really beacause they exist outside of society’s expectations. Gomez is a man child who plays with his trains and that’s fine. Morticia fences with her husband and plays with weapons often and it doesn’t occur to them to care what other people think.