trashcan

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trashcan wrote

Idk how much we can do about it, but countering the ways in which the US military preys on the working class for recruitment seems important to me.

Otherwise i generally agree with the other points, but I think limiting the manufacturing of guns sounds like it could have little effect on the military, but make getting guns more difficult for everyone else, but I don't know a whole lot about guns.

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trashcan wrote

I watched The Love Witch (2016). Despite some issues with it, I thought the film was interesting and worth some discussion. But like I've since read some of the writer/director's blog and was picking up some terf-y vibes, and maybe I'm totally wrong, but for now that makes me a bit apprehensive about giving her too much attention.

I also watched Friday the 13th Part 2 and that was some trash. I'm not a fan of the first, either, but like the 2nd makes the villain into a far less interesting take on a famous proto-slasher villain from a film that I'm really awkwardly trying to avoid spoiling.

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trashcan wrote

Marquis (1989). It was interesting, but I'm still sorting out my feelings on it. I'm not entirely comfortable with the way the Marquis de Sade was portrayed and with some of the events of the film, but film also pokes fun at the I guess academic reverence he gets. The stop motion sequences and puppetry were interesting, and there were some good bits, too. Ultimately, though, I don't think it's something I'd recommend to most people and even then not without a bunch of warnings about the content of the film.

I also watched The Hand (1965). It was a short, but I think the film demonstrates ways in which the state oppresses people really effectively.

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trashcan wrote

I watched the new Spider-man flick. It was pretty solid. I think it's biggest strength for me was visual style.

I also watched Bird Box, but that really didn't do it for me. The nonlinear structure made the flashbacks feel like a bit of a waste of time for me.

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trashcan wrote

I wish I could help. I struggle with this, too. I've found a few things I'm comfortable wearing out, but getting dressed still often feels like a compromise is or putting on a disguise. I'd also love to be able to like paint my nails without worrying about getting harassed at work about it.