"Go drink until it feels like you did the right thing."
I don’t think I can afford that.
The eternal interplay between who I want to be, and who I want to be with…
Before John Green, his general category of realistic (non-fantasy) YA was rife with teen angst and “issues” fiction that you might have associated with the legendary Judy Blume, or with newer writers like Sarah Dessen or Laurie Halse Anderson. Anderson’s classic 1999 novel Speak, about a high schooler struggling to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault, was so influential that three years later Penguin launched an entire imprint named after it. One of the books launched under the behest of Speak was Green’s Looking for Alaska. But it’s Green whose name you’re more likely to know today, not Anderson’s, although Anderson has won more awards and written more books.
On Twitter, Green has 2 million followers. Compared to the rest of the leaders in Young Adult fiction, that number is staggering. To approach even half the Twitter influence of John Green all by himself, you need an entire army of YA women. Anderson, Blume, Dessen, Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, Rainbow Rowell, Maureen Johnson, Malinda Lo, Holly Black, LJ Smith, Ellen Hopkins, Shannon Hale, Lauren Myracle, Libba Bray, Melissa Marr, and Leigh Bardugo: As a group these women only have about 1.2 million followers on Twitter.
That’s the voice of one man outweighing several decades of women who have had major successes, critical acclaim, and cultural influence.
When a man succeeds in a devalued (because of its association with women) field, he legitimizes it in popular opinion.
there is a women in China holding a black umbrella so she
won’t taste the salt of the rain when the sky begins to weep,
there is a 17 year old girl who smells like pomegranates and has summer air tight on her naked skin, wrapping around her scars
like veins in a bloody garden, who won’t make it past tomorrow,
there is a young man, who buys yellow flowers for the woman
in apartment 84B, who learned braille when he realized she
couldn’t read his poetry about her white neck and mint eyes
there are people watching films,
making love for the first time, opening mail with the
heading of ‘i miss you’, cooking noodles with
organic spices and red sauces, buying lemon detergent,
ignoring ‘do not smoke’ signs, painting murals
of his lips in abandoned warehouses, chewing
the words ‘i love you’ over and over again, swallowing
phone numbers and forgotten birthdays, eating
strawberry pies, drinking white wine off of each
others open mouths, ignoring the telephone,
reading this poem
someone is thinking
someone finally understands
they never really
Casual reminder that we were supposed to have already gotten a Magneto film.
Casual reminder that while the script was far from perfect it would have featured the following:
- Magneto being an active member of the Jewish community.
- His relationship with Magda and Anya.
- Him coming to his mutant identity through his Jewish identity.
- Going to university and being educated by a Jewish professor.
- Joining the CIA to kill Nazis.
- Him calling out Charles’ liberal nonsense and using Jewish life experiences to directly inform his plans for mutant kind.
- Magneto speaking Hebrew.
- Magneto punching out a Nazi by using his Star of David necklace (YEAH YOU HEARD ME.)
Also him working in a clinic for Holocaust survivors as per his actual canon storyline in the comics.
And him talking about how as a Jewish man he’ll always be hated but as a mutant NOW HE HAS THE POWER TO FIGHT BACK
Give me back the good elements of this script and let me see it put to fucking film.
Ok, I need a source for this.
Magneto kills Nazis sounds like a perfect film. Magneto being jewish is incredibly important and something that cannot/should not be overlooked.