"It figures a guy like him would be with a girl like you."
I'm Nicole. I'm twenty one. I will mainly blog about THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE MENTALIST, THE LION KING, HORSE RACING, and FIREFLY.
I love The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, 2 Broke Girls, Warehouse 13, Friends, JAG, Star Wars, Fringe, and Firefly. I am not a spoiler free blog when it comes to something that has aired. I live in Eastern Time. If I've seen it, I'm going to post about it.
I co-host a The Big Bang Theory podcast with my friend Roxanne. LIsten to The Big Bang Buzzcast on iTunes or at http://www.thebigbangbuzz.com/
My forever OTP is Mac and Harm from JAG. My other top ships are Leonard and Penny (The Big Bang Theory), Mal and Inara (Firefly) and Ted and Tracy (How I Met Your Mother).
I'm also obsessed with horse racing, and have been following it since 2003. My favorite race horses are Afleet Alex, I'll Have Another, Da Hoss, Ruffian, and Citation. Also Seattle Slew, since he's partially responsible for my existence. I dream of seeing a Triple Crown winner. The last one was fifteen years before I was born.
DISCLAIMER: No pictures or gifs are mine unless I say so.
Because they’re buddies and we love them.
- Big Bang Theory picked up 7 Emmy nominations, and we know some of the episodes they’re submitting
- An interesting article on Emmy categories and shows and actors that change categories
- Melissa plays a “foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist” in an upcoming movie she co-wrote and is co-producing
- The writers have been back at work for over a month
- Comic-Con panel to be moderated by Craig Ferguson
- Prady will be participating in a Q&A following the Showrunners Documentary screening at Comic-Con
- Garfunkel and Oats will be participating in a Nerd HQ panel later this week
- Is WB pulling back the promotion for Big Bang Theory at Comic Con?
- Most of the cast is still in contact negotiations - but we’re not worried
- We each share our top five favorite Leonard/Sheldon moments
the best otps are the ones who realise they’re in love with each other and quickly and firmly deny it to themselves for a ludicrous amount of time
amtrak12 said: Okay that is amazing because I don’t feel like I talk about Meg and Hercules enough, but clearly I do lol
No, you do, haha. My actual thought process: “okay here is the part where I use the Meg gif oh my God Amber loves Meg she’s gonna see the gif and read the post DO I SOUND ARTICULATE DO I MAKE SENSE SHOULD I POST THIS AT ALL?
amtrak12 said: STOP IT! I’m somehow worse at accepting compliments from you. I don’t understand it but my cheeks are red (also I read everything you post too :D I appreciate your Anna stanning btw) (and Megara gif use)
I’m terrible at accepting compliments from my friends, I feel you! But it’s all true!
And I totally thought of you when I put that gif in.
I read literally everything you post even if it’s something I have zero interest in! And to quote Lisbon, “it’s fascinating the way your mind works.” You think of SO MANY ANGLES and that’s exactly why you are a better writer than I am. You think of everything. Maybe you produce less work, but everyone knows it’s quality and not quantity.
I’m going to start off by saying I know A Million Ways To Die In The West was far fro a perfect movie. Yes, it stereotyped. Yes, there were racist lines. Yes, it mocked some religions.
I’ve seen mixed reviews on Charlize Theron’s character in the movie. Some called her the “clear standout” and others have said she played the woman whose entire purpose was to be a love interest. But I adore her character with every atom of my being and I feel like she deserves more love.
Yes, Anna was Albert’s endgame. But the movie was about Albert – everyone there existed to be something to Albert. I find it less excusable in television than in movies because you have less time to develop characters and still tell your story, but here’s the thing – to me, Anna wasn’t “just the love interest.” Anna had depth, Anna had strength, Anna had likes and dislikes and dreams and Anna didn’t see herself as “just the love interest.”
Anna was married off at ten to a man much older than her out of societal pressure to not be “one of those spinsters.” That is young enough that she could have easily been molded by her husband into an obedient, quiet version of himself. She did not become any of that. She listened to him when it was for her own good, but she challenged him too, after he killed a man in cold blood she cursed at him over it and called him a son of a bitch. When he demanded that she not speak to him that way in front of his men, she didn’t start crying and didn’t apologize and didn’t cave. Her husband got a sarcastic “oh my God, I love you, I’m like the luckiest girl ever in the history of girls.” When she and one of her husband’s men have to take temporary cover in Old Stump and the bar fight breaks out, we see extended shots of everyone fighting, then Anna, no fucks given, calmly (and with disdain toward the men inconveniencing her alcohol time) gets up and moves away, standing in the thick of things with her bottle.
After Albert knocks them both out of the way of the collapsing balcony, they immediately head for the outskirts of town and within the hour he’s unloaded all his broken-hearted woes on Anna. She listens, then questions him, pointing out that he seemed to be doing all the giving in his relationship with Louise and planting the seeds for the realization that Albert comes to later on – that a relationship, any relationship, is a two way street, and both parties need to care equally for the other. But she’s known him an hour at this point, it’s not some plan to get him to fall in love with her, after all, the plan is to only be in Old Stump twelve days. She just says what she thinks, and she sees problems in the fact that Albert does everything for Louise and still thinks that she’s performing “some charitable act by dating you.” But she’s not overzealous about her concerns. She realizes that Albert does really love Louise, and not only accepts he wants her back, offers to help him even though she doesn’t get it.
And here we have the evidence that she has self esteem and doesn’t need validation from men, as a review I read claimed. She tells Albert that she will accompany him to the fair and is certain her presence will make Louise “jealous as fuck,” as he’ll be showing up with “a smoking hot girl.” When Albert jokes about her modesty, she says “I get a little cocky. But I have great tits.”
At the fair, we find out she’s a sharpshooter. Which of course she learned from her husband, but she then uses it to help train Albert how to shoot. We see her tossing plates for him to aim at while on horseback, she’s fearless as a gun goes off right by her (and Albert jumps behind her for protection) and she shoots still bottles off a fence as well as moving objects in the air. The sequence where she’s trying to teach him to shoot is one of my favorites of the whole movie.
And while out there, during that week of lessons, Anna finds herself. For the first time since she was a kid, she’s able to be herself, say what she wants, do what she wants, and be admired for it. She even gets Albert to try one of her pot cookies.
She falls in love with Albert, yes, and I understand the issues people have with the “good guy deserves the girl” stuff, but while girls shouldn’t be obligated to be with a guy just because he’s “good” there’s nothing wrong with having standards and wanting to be with someone that respects you. Anna deserves someone better than Clinch Leatherwood. Albert appreciates her skills, he respects her enough to apologize after kissing her even though she leaned in and kissed him back (and doesn’t assume that he’s going back to her hotel room with her even after she kisses him again at the door, he just smiles, says ‘goodnight’ and leaves), and yes, he loves that she cares for him too – but what self respecting person doesn’t want a relationship where their partner loves them back?
Now after Clinch comes to town, word having got back to him that someone had kissed Anna, he takes her out of town and tries to rape her. Anna catches him with his back turned and knocks him unconscious with a rock, then takes his horse and runs back to Albert to warn him that he needs to run away. She tells him that she knocked Clinch out and “stuck a daisy in his asshole” (this is not a metaphor), but it’s to promise him that she really did care for him and she didn’t not tell him she was married for convenience, but to try and protect him. She doesn’t tell him that Clinch tried to rape her, because she doesn’t need him to protect her. It happened, she dealt with it, she moved on.
So, in short, I just can’t get over this woman and just because she’s in a movie that isn’t going to win all the awards for brilliant writing doesn’t mean she’s not a cool lady. She has depth, she has an identity, she can rock a pretty dress and shoot a gun and knock a killer unconscious and brag about her boobs and she’s easily the best part of A Million Ways To Die In The West to me.