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Whatever happened to UFOs?

So as anyone alive during the X-Files-induced UFO boom of the 90s may occasionally find themselves wondering, why—now that basically everyone is carrying a hi-def camera on them at all times—are UFO sightings on the decline?

I mean, on the one hand, it’s obvious. But on the other… what if the problem is less about the UFOs themselves, and more about the sorts of people who’d normally be attracted to UFO-nuttery being suddenly siphoned off into other conspiracy theories?

Hmm. It really makes you think, y’know? /cue spooky music

2019-01-17T17:31:07+00:0017th January, 2019|Tags: pop culture|

This is still the greatest post on Mastodon and honestly if you’re not there you’re really missing out.

2019-01-14T07:53:27+00:0014th January, 2019|Tags: fandom, pop culture|

Moonlight real girls.

This search for the footage for the original American Sailor Moon remake—you know, the mythical one with animation intercut with live action—is a wild ride from start to finish.

Also, the [REDACTED FOR SPOILERS] reminds me a lot of the late 90s/early 00s Sailor Moon fandom’s explosion of “custom senshi” online RP groups.1 I even had one of these, titled Seraphim Senshi which… huh. Go figure, I guess.

  1. In retrospect, the precursors to fantroll culture. ^
2019-01-09T07:56:40+00:009th January, 2019|Tags: anime, pop culture|

Ruining childhoods.

As someone for whom the animated Beauty and the Beast was, ahem. Very Formative… I utterly loathed the live action version, and I think Ellis does a fairly good job capturing why.

Although I do think she misses out on the straightwashing angle. That is, the animated Beauty and the Beast was in many ways informed by a gay man’s perspective on “otherness”. Something which the live action version not just misses but rather paints over with its (middle-class liberal) White Feminism 101 hot take, and thus ends up with the really weird kind of “the peasants are revolting!” vibe that the original, which is much “kinder” to the villagers, doesn’t really have…

(Also: the Beast’s creature design in the original is so much better. Dress nothing; they ruined Beast, man! Beast!)

2019-01-09T07:54:42+00:006th January, 2019|Tags: pop culture|

My favorite part of the wizardpoopgate nonsense are the arguments between people who interpret it to mean “wizards would just poop, like, behind furniture and stuff” (e.g. the Versailles Option) versus those who assume “wizards would just poop their pants” (e.g. Pee Pee Poo Poo Man Hypothesis).

2019-01-09T07:45:51+00:006th January, 2019|Tags: pop culture|