You see the weirdest things at parks in LA. This guy was bench-pressing this goose for ten minutes.
PSA THIS SHIT IS DANGEROUS AND HIGHLY ADDICTIVE, THE MORE YOU KNOW
YOUR LIFE IS RUINED ONCE YOU GET INVOLVED
So, I have a problem. Apparently my roommate and I have been paying the wrong amount in rent for the past eight months and our complex failed to let us know until we owed them over $200. Now they’re demanding an additional $200 on our next month’s rent to compensate (which is due in two weeks), but the problem is, with the amount of money we both make per month, asking for that much extra will not only take all of our free money, it will eat into money that’s normally reserved for groceries and other bills, like our electricity, car insurance, and my student loans.
In other words, we’re kind of screwed, and we don’t have a lot of time to work out what we’re going to do about it.
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Take that, Bembridge Scholars!
The Mummy is a film about a woman having a marvelous time, and I think that’s so beautiful.
Yes, let’s just ignore that whole part in the middle where she was being hunted by a mummy who tried to use her body as a vessel for his dead lover.
I’ve seen a handful of comments like this and I just wanted to address it because I think it’s worth talking about. I realize my summation of the film is flippant; it was an attempt at irony because obviously the movie is full of gruesome death and dismemberment, and I fully agree that Evie is terrorized. But that’s not what the film is about. It’s not about Evie the human sacrifice - that’s something that happens to her but it isn’t who she is.
The point is, the whole plot of The Mummy literally could not happen without Evie pursuing the thing that she loves.
They go out to Hamunaptra because Evie is passionate about knowledge and discovery, and when they get there she is in her element - she is loving every minute of it and she is proud of herself and she is absolutely going to kiss Mr O’Connell. But once that thirst for knowledge and discovery inadvertently raises Imhotep, and there is literally fire and brimstone raining from the sky, and everyone else is running and hiding, she never ever once despairs. She accepts responsibility, she owns her mistake and she refuses to believe there is nothing to be done. She follows her passions again and decides that more knowledge and more discovery is what’s required. And she’s right. She finds the answer and she takes triumphant pleasure in proving to herself that she is a greater scholar than the ones at Bembridge, the ones who have repeatedly found her lacking.
Do you realize how rare it is for a female character’s intellectual pursuit to be the thing that kicks off the action and the thing that saves the day, AND a source of ultimate joy in her life?
When Imhotep comes for her she goes without a fight, to save her companions’ lives, because she knows that’s the best chance they have. When Rick and Jonathan and Ardeth come to save her she is pivotal in her own rescue. She is never a Damsel, she is always part of the team.
And then Evie SAVES THE WORLD. She saves the world by doing the thing that she loves and is good at. She saves the world, she gets the guy, and they ride off into the sunset with some treasure. And really, that’s a pretty good end to a day.
Also, she is one of the very, very few cool librarians in fiction. And she is proud of that.