Posts tagged veronica mars
Posts tagged veronica mars
Shout out to Wallace Fennel for being the best friend of best friends. Everyone else might feel bad for you, but Wallace is the one who actually thinks to go turn off the sex tape video instead of standing there with a blank look and a gaping mouth.
[6/7] favorite moment(s) of banter
Those who sass, last.
#WE NEED TO DISCUSS THIS DEEPLY UNDERRATED DYNAMIC OKAy #amidst all of these corrupt authority figures #who give into the class warfare of neptune and hatred of the mars family #we have [king] clemmons here who doesn’t give into that #he values veronica and is def impressed by her #when p much no other authority figures are #HE JUST APPRECIATES HER SO MUCh #principal of neptune high school you say? #more like prinicipal of the veronica mars fanclub tbh (via veronicamars)
veronica mars + weevil
"You know, I always knew you had a thing for me but I never thought you wanted me for my brain."
Look at us, falling right back into our old rhythms.
I love this.
This is part of why I loved Veronica Mars, and I love to see her actress celebrating it.
I see a lot of criticism of wit, particularly the wit of women—in writing, acting and comedienne-ing. For one thing, comedy is just seen as less deeeeeep and important and needful-of-talent than tragedy. Which is a clever PR job by some dudes who had no sense of humour way back when. (Turns out that thing we can’t do is dumb! Suuuure, whatever you say.) For another, a woman’s wit is much more likely to be described as not funny and rubbish.
(Critic: Has it ever occurred to you that *you* are rubbish?
Sarah: No, never, I’m too amazing, I am the only human being in this world who has ever existed completely free of self-doubt.
Sarah: … Yes of course it’s occurred to me that I am rubbish. But it’s never occurred to me that *all* women are rubbish.)
People bring up realism as an argument against free-flowing wit in a story: and I do agree that a character is more likely to whip out a witty retort than a real person, because writing is consciously crafted and people can go back and make conversations better and more fun. I also agree that a character is less likely to go to the bathroom than a real person, but I see very few readers clamouring for more pooping scenes.
But *how* unrealistic is it to say that real people aren’t very funny? I do talk like I write (allowing for obvious differences in content and due to characters). My characters joke around like me and my friends do, and like me and my friends always did. My BFF can retort in a trillion languages and half the people I know were on debate teams. Some people are word Jedis with word light sabers. (Some people, like the person who wrote that previous sentence, are nerds.)
Sure, some people are inarticulate. Sure, we all have inarticulate times. Definitely, each character in a book/show/movie should have different humour. (Veronica Mars is an amazing example of people having different humour, actually—Veronica, Logan, Mac, Weevil, Dick Casablancas, Keith and Wallace, to name but a few, all had very different ways of joking around: and the way their humour overlapped showed the ways in which they were similar and how they fit together or didn’t.)
Humour is like language, to me—you find people who speak yours, and have great conversations and teach each other new ways of playing around with words. You can learn someone else’s humour, and that helps you understand them better.
I see humour is an essential part of writing.
It’s tricky to pull off, of course, as people resist the idea of women as witty, and decide witty women are unattractive:
‘In one study, participants were asked to rank the humor in various cartoon captions. Half of the captions had been written by men, and half by women. When not told who wrote what, the participants judged them almost equally funny. In fact, based on the scores given in this experiment, men are just 2.2 percent more likely to be funny than women. Yet 90 percent of the participants agreed with the stereotype that men are funnier. Talk about a mind-bogglingly huge difference in perception versus reality.
‘More than half the men who took part in the survey revealed that a witty woman was not what they were looking for in a partner.'
That’s why people resist funny writing in books or movies or TV shows (especially when said joking is done by women): they don’t believe in it, not because it isn’t true, but because they’ve been trained to believe a lie.
Even though comedy is considered less smart than tragedy, wit is still associated with intelligence.
Teenagers, girls especially, are meant to be dumb. And they’re not at all. They’re trained to hide how smart and funny they are—and they shouldn’t be.
So I loved seeing a girl who was whip-smart and always whipping out the repartee—seeing her blaze, unashamed, and be adored, who could inspire and entertain. And I wanted to write characters who did that, too.
Addicted to Neptune — A Veronica Mars movie fanmix (listen)
"Shame and Fortune" Yeah Yeah Yeahs | "All In White" The Vaccines | "It’s Not My Fault, I’m Happy" Passion Pit | "Chicago" Sufjan Stevens* | "Crystal Ball (Dave Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Remix)" Kyle Andrews* | "When I Get Older" Wild Party | "Y.A.L.A." M.I.A. | "Home By Now" Bombay Bicycle Club | "I Still Want You" Ivy | "Disarm" The Mynabirds | "Prosthetic Love" Typhoon* | "Lullaby" Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
*Songs in the movie. Spoilers/lyrics, etc. here