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While Brad Pitt, 56, has reportedly been romancing new girlfriend, German model Nicole Poturalski, his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, 45, has put her love life on the back burner. Angelina Jolie is being Angelina Jolie.During the same week reports indicate that Brad Pitt has moved on with a 27-year-old German model by the name of Nicole Poturalski, Angelina rounded up the couple’s six kids and did what some people would call a very obvious pap stroll near their home in Los Angeles. Nicole Poturalski, who is reportedly dating Brad Pitt, channeled Angelina Jolie’s early 2000’s style in a crop top! The German model also rocked a pair of $81 pants that have been trend… No feelings left. Angelina Jolie’s reaction to Brad Pitt dating Nicole Poturalski is a “non-issue,” according to a source for HollywoodLife. An insider told the site on Thursday, August 27 ... Brad Pitt and Nicole Poturalski at Le Castellet Airport in France on August 26, 2020. EliotPress/MEGA Pitt’s romantic getaway comes in the middle of a heated back-and-forth between him and Jolie ... Brad Pitt's reported girlfriend, Nicole Poturalski, has brought to life a mix of his ex wives in her latest snap.. The 27-year-old German model has often been compared to Angelina Jolie, 45, with ...

Why don't high value men marry virginal women?

2020.08.18 13:39 UsedToBeRadical Why don't high value men marry virginal women?

According to TRP, high value men don't settle for high n "sluts". They believe that high value women are only low n or , even better, virgins. Logic dictates that the men of highest value would only settle for 18 years old virginal women.
However, in the real world, we don't see many high value men marry virgins. Famous actors tend to date and marry actresses of similar status to their own, many of whom are obviously not virgins. Brad Pitt was literally one of the most good-looking men in the world when he married Angelina Jolie, a woman who had already married and divorced another guy by that time. Do Red Pillers think they're more alphas than Brad Pitt? Similarly, we see many Chads settle not for virginal women, but for Stacies who have had at least a few partners before them. Heck, there have even been examples of literal pornstars getting married to men of considerable value.
Why don't high value men seek virginity if it's so important for women to be low n? The only ones I have seen obsessing over n-count are very religious people or very creepy and low value far-right men.
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2020.08.16 23:45 AdoptARescueDog 28M - Still Has Most of His hair

Hiya WinnipegSingles!
You never know where you'll find someone you click with, so why not give Reddit a shot? So, you must be asking yourself who this guy, who encourages people to adopt a rescue dog, is. Well, to start, when I was in China someone said I look like a very budget version of Brad Pitt. We're talking a Sev/Zellers version so don't get your hopes up there. I've travelled to 23 different countries and want to see another...uhh....whatever the math is for how many countries are left. Perhaps you can be my budget Angelina Jolie to travel the world with once COVID is over.
Outside of travelling I'm into board games, learning to dance, watching movies, playing volleyball and tennis, boxing as exercise, and personal growth. I'm constantly listening to podcasts/audio books while I'm driving, although I do enjoy my share of car karaoke to 90s throwback music or German disco music. Big fan of dressing up all fancy on occasion. Also shamelessly a huge fan of The Bachelor series.
Who are you: My friend told me he sees me with a woman who has tattoos, is laid back, enjoys being active, and has that travellers attitude. That's what he thinks though, I just ask that you're not a serial killer (Please reference the song First Date by Ninja Sex Party to assess compatibility).
I look forward to hearing from you! Perhaps we'll hit it off and we'll have to invite the two users who created this subreddit to our wedding. If I don't sound like your cup of tea, do refer me to your friend and perhaps they'll give you a finders fee of a bottle of wine.
Since we're all a little shallow, I'm 5"11, thinner build, and has all expected body parts (yeah, I have all ten fingers, lock me down while you have the chance).
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2020.08.14 09:28 Flowerchild-532 Opposite signs really do have a chemistry ✨

Here is a list I came up with of some actor and actress sun sign opposites who are known for working well together. Any others you all can think of?
-(Virgo) Taraji P. Henson and (Pisces)Terrance Howard (Empire, Hustle and Flow)
-(Leo)Amy Adams and (Aquarius)Christian Bale (Vice, American Hustle)
-(Sagittarius) Scarlett Johansson and (Gemini) Chris Evans- (The Nanny Diaries, Avengers)
-(Virgo) Adam Sandler and (Pisces) Drew Barrymore- ( The wedding singer, 50 first dates)
-(Sagittarius) Brad Pitt and (Gemini) Angelina Jolie- (Mr. and Mrs Smith, were married)
-(Libra) Alicia Vikander and (Aires) Michael Fassbender -(The Light Between Oceans and real life couple)
-(Cancer) Bob Fosse and (Capricorn) Gwen Verdon- (Were married in real life and had a child together, worked on broadway shows/dance together-Sweet Charity, Chicago and Damn Yankees)
Honorable Mentions -(Taurus) Cate Blanchett and (Scorpio) Leonardo DiCaprio (Aviator)
-(Aries) Robert Downey Jr. and (Libra) Gwyneth Paltrow- Iron Man
-(Capricorn) Jared Leto and (Cancer) Margo Robbie (Sucide Squad)
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2020.05.11 07:19 thats-rightcool My boyfriend often says things that are insulting and hurtful to me. Should I break up with him?

My boyfriend says things that are hurtful and insulting but I’m not sure if I’m being over dramatic. Should I break up with him?
My (17F) boyfriend (17M) of 8 months often says things that are mean to me but I don’t think he does it to hurt my feelings. When we first started dating there was a girl that I used to be friends and he implied that she was “hotter” than me. I was hurt by the fact that he would say this but I let it go in case he just worded things wrong. Then he would constantly mention how hot she was, even in pictures of us together he would say we were the hottest ones in the picture. I eventually reached my limit with one of his comments and I told him how upset it made me. He never mentioned her again after that.
He also often talks about celebrities that he thinks are really hot, which I didn’t mind at first because who doesn’t have celebrity crushes. But then he would go on and on about how hot they are, which bothers me because I don’t look anything like any of the girls he talks about. Even on his birthday when I got him a gift, he said his favourite birthday gift was a video of a celebrity twerking that his friend sent him. I got sort of jokingly upset about a comment he made, but basically implied that I don’t want to hear about things like that. He talks about it a lot less now, but because of all of this, it bothers me when I see that he has liked pictures of celebrities in bikinis on Instagram. I never say anything because I know that it is unreasonable to be upset over social media because it doesn’t mean anything.
He thinks that he is pretty unattractive and sometimes it makes me feel like he thinks he has to settle for me. I was especially hurt recently when we were having a conversation. I said if Brad Pitt was our age I wouldn’t want to date him because he would cheat on me (it made sense in the conversation). Then he said that if he was our age that he would not date me. I’m not trying to say that I could date young Brad Pitt, but I just feel like your boyfriend should not say things like that. When I seemed kind of offended it seemed like he tried to make it better by saying that if Angelina Jolie was our age he could never get her. Then he said that’s why it’s good we have each other. That only made it worse and he got kind of weird after that. He just trying to be cute and nice to me to fix what he said. I didn’t act like it bothered me. It just made me feel like he thinks he can date me because he thinks I’m not that great.
I’m not sure if I am being dramatic this but it really hurt my feelings. Even though we’ve talked about many things, all of them together just makes it worse. I’m not sure if I should try to talk to him about this. I’ve been considering breaking up with him. I want to have a boyfriend that is with me because he wants to be with me, not because he feels like he can’t do any better.
Also if anyone thinks this is a factor, I believe I have high self esteem. I personally think I’m attractive and I’ve had others tell me as well. Regardless, it still hurts to think my boyfriend may not think so.
(Side note: he does also compliment me often and tells me I am out of his league. I’m just not sure if he says those things just because he thinks he’s supposed to, or if he really believes it.)
TL;DR My boyfriend unknowingly says insulting things to me and I’m not sure if I should stay with him.
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2020.05.11 07:11 thats-rightcool My boyfriend says things that are hurtful and insulting but I’m not sure if I’m being over dramatic. Should I break up with him?

My (17F) boyfriend (17M) of 8 months often says things that are mean to me but I don’t think he does it to hurt my feelings. When we first started dating there was a girl that I used to be friends and he implied that she was “hotter” than me. I was hurt by the fact that he would say this but I let it go in case he just worded things wrong. Then he would constantly mention how hot she was, even in pictures of us together he would say we were the hottest ones in the picture. I eventually reached my limit with one of his comments and I told him how upset it made me. He never mentioned her again after that.
He also often talks about celebrities that he thinks are really hot, which I didn’t mind at first because who doesn’t have celebrity crushes. But then he would go on and on about how hot they are, which bothers me because I don’t look anything like any of the girls he talks about. Even on his birthday when I got him a gift, he said his favourite birthday gift was a video of a celebrity twerking that his friend sent him. I got sort of jokingly upset about a comment he made, but basically implied that I don’t want to hear about things like that. He talks about it a lot less now, but because of all of this, it bothers me when I see that he has liked pictures of celebrities in bikinis on Instagram. I never say anything because I know that it is unreasonable to be upset over social media because it doesn’t mean anything.
He thinks that he is pretty unattractive and sometimes it makes me feel like he thinks he has to settle for me. I was especially hurt recently when we were having a conversation. I said if Brad Pitt was our age I wouldn’t want to date him because he would cheat on me (it made sense in the conversation). Then he said that if he was our age that he would not date me. I’m not trying to say that I could date young Brad Pitt, but I just feel like your boyfriend should not say things like that. When I seemed kind of offended it seemed like he tried to make it better by saying that if Angelina Jolie was our age he could never get her. Then he said that’s why it’s good we have each other. That only made it worse and he got kind of weird after that. He just trying to be cute and nice to me to fix what he said. I didn’t act like it bothered me. It just made me feel like he thinks he can date me because he thinks I’m not that great.
I’m not sure if I am being dramatic this but it really hurt my feelings. Even though we’ve talked about many things, all of them together just makes it worse. I’m not sure if I should try to talk to him about this. I’ve been considering breaking up with him. I want to have a boyfriend that is with me because he wants to be with me, not because he feels like he can’t do any better.
Also if anyone thinks this is a factor, I believe I have high self esteem. I personally think I’m attractive and I’ve had others tell me as well. Regardless, it still hurts to think my boyfriend may not think so.
(Side note: he does also compliment me often and tells me I am out of his league. I’m just not sure if he says those things just because he thinks he’s supposed to, or if he really believes it.)
TL;DR My boyfriend unknowingly says insulting things to me and I’m not sure if I should stay with him.
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2020.04.19 13:28 Waterlou25 Apparently women aren't people

"Angelina Jolie’s disinterest in dating people has led to several rumours, involving the one that the actress is now looking for love in women."
Link to article
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2020.04.08 07:53 OnlyHQNPGirlsPlz Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino exposed for their racism against Bruce Lee

Quentin Tarantino is a hideously ugly freak of nature whose mother used to fuck Wilt Chamberlain while he was in the house. He's the ugly white guy blacked meme in real life. He was exposed for dating this hideously ugly 2/10 Indian woman and smelling her feet.
Brad Pitt is married to Angelina Jolie who gave her prime years to an Asian man, and then went on to adopt two Asian boys, one of which tried to cuck Brad Pitt by fucking Angelina in his own bed.
So both Tarantino and Pitt used Bruce Lee as a ficitonal punching bag for their own insecurities.
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2020.03.15 16:09 Kaatkar69xxx Pinkie suifuel: Remeber that high tier white female loves asian male just look at Stacy Keibler, Lorde, avril lanvigne, Emma Watson(dated), (Paris hilton, miranda kerr, lindsay lohan all three fucked a malaysian chinese businessman), briga meanwhile nicolas cage and mark zuckerberg(who literally is

Top 10 richest in the world betabuxes a selfhating noodlewhores who isnt even decent looking. Btw Angelina Jolie dated one asian model in her early hollywood career and cheated on brad pitt with another asian
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2020.03.11 21:14 BlancheFromage Let's talk about that persistent rumor that Ikeda is of Korean ancestry

This is one of the most fiercely taboo subjects in all of SGI.
WHY should this be a problem? Why should this be OUR problem? If Daisaku Ikeda is of Korean ancestry, why should any of us feel obligated to cover that up? Isn't that deeply weird, anyhow? Why should anyone be ashamed of his ancestry??
The history, in a nutshell. The Korean peninsula is Japan's closest neighbor to the not-north. It's near Sado Island. During the Pacific War, so many of Japan's men were conscripted into their armies that there weren't enough men left to work at home, so many Korean "guest workers" were brought over to fill their jobs. There is a name for them: zainichi. Although their descendants have been there in Japan for a few generations now, they're definitely second-class citizens - they aren't allowed to vote, for one thing. Although they're a miniscule proportion of the population (half of 1%), they form 40% of the yakuza crime syndicate.
The Japanese word "Zainichi" itself means a foreign citizen "staying in Japan" and implies temporary residence. Source
People of Korean descent are the largest minority group in Japan.
During Japan's colonial rule, some Koreans went to Japan looking for economic opportunities, while others were taken there as forced laborers. By 1944, nearly two million Koreans lived in Japan, though most were repatriated after Japan's defeat in World War II, and the number fell to fewer than 600,000 by 1947. In 1952, the Zainichi were made to choose between South or North Korean citizenship, and were recognized as permanent residents of Japan.
Chung's parents settled in Iwate prefecture in northern Japan. While she was growing up there,Chung remembers, most of her classmates were told by their parents not to associate with her.
"Once when some kids threw dirt on my dress, my father said, 'Who did that? You should fight against them.' But my mother said, 'Don't blame them. It's the parents who didn't teach them."'
When she entered junior high school, a teacher ordered her to adopt a Japanese name. Other Zainichi in her class, who used Japanese names and hid their real ethnic backgrounds, faced anguish at graduation ceremonies when certificates were handed out in their Korean names. Source
We'll come back to that "bullied" angle later - hang onto that.
All the bios of Ikeda include the detail that his family's 10 children included 2 adoptees, though these are never identified. Why make a point of that? The narrative of Ikeda coming from a poor family is flatly contradicted by the fact that his family was obviously affluent enough to take on another two mouths to feed! Wouldn't it be far easier to simply say that the Ikeda family had 10 children? In the Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt family, which has 3 biological children and 3 adopted children, every story about them identifies them as "six children". No distinction is made between the adopted children and the biological children. Granted, that's from a different time and a different culture, but the fact that that fact is carefully noted without any further expansion is peculiar. Take a look at how the Daisaku Ikeda site has changed this detail:
Ikeda was born in Tokyo, Japan, on January 2, 1928, the fifth of eight children, to a family of seaweed farmers. Growing up during World War II, he endured firsthand the suffering and devastation of war, including the death of his eldest brother who was killed in action in Burma (present-day Myanmar). This experience as a teenager gave birth to a lifelong passion to work for peace and root out the fundamental causes of human conflict. Source
Yuh huh. Ikeda has now erased the fact of those adopted children - why?
Here is an interesting speculation: What if Daisaku Ikeda was one of those two adopted children, and he was zainichi? Are any of his siblings even left alive by now? Who would contradict Ikeda's new story?
The tale of that fateful meeting between Toda and Pappy Ikeda sounds like a textbook yakuza recruitment - and Pappy Ikeda sounded glad to be rid of Daisaku!
Toda met and talked with Pappy Ikeda Soichi Yamamoto, Daisaku Ikeda's Shin'ichi's father, for the first time in his life. After the customary formalities of introduction, Toda said: "I should like for you to give Daisaku Shin'ichi to me."
Pappy Ikeda suddenly found himself saying: "I think that I can safely give Daisaku Ikeda Shin'ichi entirely into your responsibility."
"And I will be completely responsible for him; rest assured of that," replied Toda with a smile. "By the way," he continued, " there is an extremely good offer for marriage between Daisaku Ikeda Shin'ichi and the young Miss Kaneko Mineko Haruki." [Toda talks] Pappy Ikeda Soichi Yamamoto agreed at once and remarked: "I've just given him to you; do as you please." Toda was delighted with the answer and with the way he and the reputedly stubborn Pappy Ikeda Yamamoto had come to an amiable agreement in a short time. Read more here - from here
Notice that, while Ikeda blathers on and on in raptures about "mothers", he rarely mentions "fathers"? NO ONE in Ikeda's family of origin ever joined the Soka Gakkai, you know. For all of Ikeda's worship of father-figure Toda, he hasn't a single word to say about his own father. Dysfunctional family much? See some of the drawings of Ikeda mooning over Toda in the comments here.
I tell u wut - when we recently watched the Korean movie "Parasite" (which won multiple awards), I was struck by how the older Korean actor who played the father of the grifter family, Song Kang Ho, brought Ikeda to mind, the physical resemblance. It was uncanny, to say the least. I had no thoughts of Ikeda in my mind when we sat down to watch this much-buzzed-about foreign film - I've always loved foreign films - so when the father came on and I immediately recognized a strong resemblance to Ikeda, it was a striking revelation. Here are the first 10 minutes of "Parasite" - you can see what you think. The connection came out of nowhere for me.
I don't get that when I see Japanese actors - not even close. Never have - and I've seen a lot of Japanese films. "The Seven Samurai" is a longtime fave. And I've never had the slightest thought about that, never connected anyone in that flick with, "Hey, that guy resembles Ikeda!"
Here is a collage of pictures of a Korean male - look at the square picture upper center and compare that to this childhood picture of Ikeda (front row, second from right).
I realize it's a huge minefield trying to identify Asian people - even Asian people have trouble telling each other's origins apart, I've heard. It's not so easy as, say, identifying which of these is an Indian man and which is a Norwegian man.
One of the distinctive features of the Korean face is supposedly "high cheekbones":
These three nationalities of people may look somewhat similar but if you look closely, you will notice some real differences in facial features. The Japanese face is generally longer and wider, while the Korean face has a more prominent jaw and higher cheekbones. Source
I've often noted Ikeda's sharp-enough-to-cut-glass cheekbones - Ikeda clearly has those, even while the rest of him is sloppyfat:
Image 1 inauguration - closeup and from the side
Image 2 - 30s with birthmark/mole guy
Image 3 - this is 1979 - Ikeda is 51. Hojo, behind him, is a few years older. Notice Ikeda's more prominent cheekbones. I believe Hojo is ethnic Japanese - I've never seen any question of his heritage, though I've read that a high proportion of Ikeda's top lieutenants were Korean.
Ikeda with Hojo in stadium
Speech with cheekbones
Prominent in front of ear
In NHR, the drawings include no contours at all on the sides of Ikeda's face.
Ikeda with his mother
Ikeda's parents - can you see any resemblance?
As you can see in the example below, the non-Japanese SGI members are expected to adopt the same prejudices and outrages that Ikeda feels:
SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's peace proposal for 2020 by Mediocre-Monk in Buddhism
[–]Mediocre-Monk[S] 1 point 19 days ago*
You spend almost all of your time on Reddit at sgiwhistleblowers. The people there are so lacking in critical thinking skills that they think that articles from Japanese scandal sheets claiming that Daisaku Ikeda is a Korean gangster (and just think for a moment how racist that is in a Japanese context) are credible evidence to support their obsession. Take for instance this post which also talks about "Jew controlled drug lords". But the most striking thing about sgiwhistleblowers, even more than its malice and racism, is how infantile it is. There is no point arguing with people who have no respect for facts.
Stop wasting my time.
Mee-YOW!! WHY is this AMERICAN guy so worked up about Japanese racism against Koreans? It's neither his circus nor his monkeys. Whenever people expect you to adopt their beefs against others and take sides when you don't have any dog in that fight, WATCH OUT. This is simply NOT anyone-in-America's problem!
Notice that Monk, above, has obviously heard this rumor, too. WHY is it so prevalent??
Here is some evidence:
A magazine published by SGI in March 2000 cites an interview to Ikeda. "I have a memory of my father teaching me Korean," he says in the interview. Source
Was Ikeda's father a zainichi in a mixed marriage with a Japanese woman? Was Ikeda's biological father zainichi, but he died and that's why Daisaku was adopted into the Ikeda family? Who renamed him "Taisaku" (fat building)? It was Ikeda himself who later changed his own name to "Daisaku", meaning "great building". So modest, from the very beginning!
It is rumored that Daisaku Ikeda's original name was Song Tae Chak or Naru Tasaku.
Ikeda's pet political party Komeito has, as one of its platform planks, suffrage for zainichi - extending the right to vote to the Korean residents in Japan. One of the way fringe political movements try to gain followers is by offering what the marginalized groups want, trying to gain their support. If the Komeito somehow won the right to vote for the zainichi, guess which party those zainichi would be voting for??
But back to Ikeda. Here's part of the problem with the zainichi - and it includes an optics problem:
When the Treaty of San Francisco came into effect, Koreans residing in Japan lost their Japanese nationality overnight.
That treaty was signed in 1952; Ikeda as a zainichi would have immediately felt that slap in the face. An unwelcome new identity had just been attached to him, and nothing he could do about it!
Despite such circumstances, the government of Japan has restricted Zainichi Koreans' human rights. In this capacity, Zainichi Koreans have been subject to deportation like other foreign nationals, and the government of Japan has added nationality requirements to social security and welfare provisions and excluded Zainichi Koreans from public office.
THIS explains handily why Ikeda has never sought public office. He created a political party, the Komeito (now New Komeito or Komei), in order to gain control over the government (didn't work), because the only way HE could become the all-powerful ruler was by changing the Japanese Constitution and laws such that someone like him could take it, take over.
Politicians kneeling in front of Ikeda
And getting the zainichi "normalized" to the point they'd be permitted to vote alongside the Japanese would be an important hurdle to overcome. Never managed that...
Such measures of exclusion employed by the Japanese government have only encouraged discrimination based on nationality and ethnicity in the private sector.
Note that, in 1952, Ikeda was already working for Toda, and only worked for Toda or the Soka Gakkai from then on. Did this become a necessity for him once his Japanese citizenship was revoked?
In Japan, nationality is defined by the Nationality Act. Japan's Nationality Act strictly applies jus sanguinis (right of blood), and, as a rule, children born in Japan do not receive Japanese nationality if their parents are foreign nationals. Likewise, descendants of Zainichi Koreans who had been deprived of their Japanese nationality in 1952 on ethnic or racial grounds do not receive Japanese nationality unless one of their parents is married to a Japanese national. The principle of jus sanguinis in Japan's nationality law functions to exclude Zainichi Koreans from Japanese nationality on ethnic and racial grounds. In this sense, Japan's nationality law may be described as ethnocentric or racist.
Under such nationality law, there are cases of fourth- or fifth-generation Zainichi Koreans who remain foreign nationals. Among Zainichi Koreans who had been deprived of their Japanese nationality in 1952, there are families with the history of more than a hundred years of residence in Japan. Source
First, he claimed that only those Koreans and Taiwanese who transferred their koseki to Japan proper before 1 September 1945, or who naturalized after that date, should be eligible.28 Second, he expressed security concerns about the electoral consequence of upholding suffrage for the ‘2 million Korean residents’. Implying their connection with the Japanese Communist Party (JCP), he warned that their ethnic block vote could be ‘linked to the philosophical issue’ and that ‘those advocating for abolishment of the imperial system are probably Korean nationals who reside in Japan’ (cited in Mizuno 1996). The first of these motives can be interpreted as an emphasis on the degree of incorporation of former colonial subjects, while the second is an expression of a perceived security threat. SOurce
Ikeda married a Japanese woman, so at least his children would be Japanese citizens in the meantime. Toda arranged this marriage; Ikeda married Wifey on May 3, 1952. The Japanese government's revocation measure, which removed zainichi citizenship, took place on April 19, 1952. Coincidence? Marriage to a citizen often serves as protection against deportation. And Wifey's family was Soka Gakkai, so they'd of course do what Toda demanded, even if 1) they knew that Ikeda was zainichi, and 2) the union was breaking a social taboo (keeping the two ethnicities separated).
Keep in mind that Ikeda is notoriously vindictive and vengeful.
"Ikeda never forgets to exact revenge against those under whom he has served in the past or those who have bullied him. He definitely exacts revenge. To get revenge is his unparalleled joy. Source
In recent years, antipathy towards [zainichi] has been stoked by internet trolls, sensationalist media, and the silence of the Abe administration. And like the Jews in pre-war Nazi Germany, they are blamed for all of Japan’s social and economic problems. 2 Channel, Japan's 4chan, is filled with conspiracy theories about them. Source
So put all of this into the blender, hit frappé, and here's what comes out:
Ikeda was born zainichi in Japan and was bullied throughout his schooling on that basis. He developed a megalomaniacal drive to get himself in a position of wealth and power from which he could then punish those people who'd bullied him as a child. This urge coalesced into a plan to take over Japan. Because Ikeda was forbidden under law from running for office himself, he created a political party to do his bidding.
Ikeda felt it was dishonorable the way Japan knelt in abject submission before the American Occupation. So he added onto his plan - he'd take over the USA as well via his cult (which of course no one would be able to resist because they'd all be in thrall to him because of course) and install his own second-favorite son Hiromasa as President of the United States. THEN he'd use the USA's might as world superpower to take over the rest of the world!
It was perfect.
Ikeda would exact all the revenge - on everyone. He'd finally be on top and nothing anyone could do about it.
Where were the most Japanese? Japan, Brazil, and the USA. Easiest to sell a Japanese religion for Japanese people to Japanese people. And the USA just happened to be one of the world's top superpowers. Cha-CHING!
Kansai is the heart of the kosen-rufu movement in Japan; Los Angeles, in America; and America, in the world. Ikeda
That's why other countries' Soka Gakkai colonies were known as SGI-[country abbreviation] while the US colony was known as "Nichiren Shoshu Academy" or "Nichiren Shoshu of America".
But everything rested upon the proper foundation being laid: Ikeda taking over Japan as its ruler - that had to be accomplished first.
So, you see, it is only natural that a Japanese homegrown religious cult led by a cultural outsider will have as its objective to take over Japan and the world ("kosen-rufu"). It's for our own good, you see...or at least for Ikeda's "good" - he thinks that will satisfy his cravings, you see. Boy is HE wrong... Source
Too bad, so sad. Ikeda never got what he wanted...
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2020.02.18 01:12 jonisantucho Oscars 2021: An inside look (like, really inside) to 50 possible contenders in the next awards race

Another Oscar ceremony happened, and we got our fair share of joy and disappointment. After Parasite surprised the world and took Best Picture, it seems like the game has changed for the awards race, now that non-English speaking films can actually fight and be recognized as well as classics as… Green Book. The Oscar race is still full of pain and glory, and even though the year has barely started, we have a bunch of movies that are fighting for air. And here’s 50 of them. Yes, I had some free time in my hands and this is a cool hobby, so I took the liberty to introduce most of the movies that will have Film Twitter entertained for the following 12 months. I say most, because there are always contenders who come out of nowhere later in the year, so this is the starter set. Here we go.
-Annette: Since Parasite’s road to the Oscars started at Cannes, it seems fair to talk about a movie that is circling a premiere in the world stage that is set in France. After delivering weird, indie classics like Mauvais Sang and Holy Motors (yes, the kind of movies that make you seem like a snob when you recommend them to people), Leos Carax is making his first movie spoken in the English language… and it has a musical screenplay written by the cult rock duo of Sparks. Recently robbed Adam Driver and previous Oscar winner Marion Cotillard sing in this tale of a stand-up comedian and a famous soprano singer who rise and fall in Los Angeles while their daughter is born with a special gift. It seems like a wild bet, but we already know that Carax is a master with musical moments, so this is one of the most intriguing question marks of the year.
-Ammonite: It’s time to talk narratives. On the one hand, we have Kate Winslet, a known name who hasn’t been very successful in the Oscar race since her Oscar win for The Reader over a decade ago (with the exception being her supporting performance in Steve Jobs, where she had a weird accent). On the other, we have Saoirse Ronan, a star on the rise who keeps collecting Oscar nominations, with 4 nods at the age of 25, including her fresh Best Actress loss for Little Women. What happens if we put them together in a drama set in the coasts of England during the 19th century where both of them fall for each other? That’s gonna be a winning formula if writedirector Francis Lee (who tackled queer romance in his acclaimed debut God’s Own Country) nails the Mary Anning story, and Neon (the distribution company founded three years ago that took Parasite to victory) is betting on it.
-Benedetta: We know the Paul Verhoeven story. After isolating himself from Hollywood for over a decade, he took Isabelle Huppert to an Oscar nominated performance with the controversial, sexy, dark and funny thriller Elle. Now, he’s back with another story that perks up the ears, because now he’s covering the life of Benedetta Carlini, a 17th-century lesbian nun who had religious and erotic visions. If you know Paul, you already can tell that this fits into his brand of horniness, and a possible Cannes premiere could tell us if this has something to carry itself to Oscar night.
-Blonde: With a short but impactful directorial credits list that takes us from Chopper, to The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford to Killing Them Softly, Andrew Dominik is back with a film about Marilyn Monroe, a woman who has transcended the ideas of fame and stardom, in ways that are glamorous and nightmarish at the same time. After failing to launch with Naomi Watts or Jessica Chastain,the rising Ana de Armas takes the lead in the retelling of Monroe’s troubled life based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novel, which is said to be covered in the screenplay as somewhat of a horror movie. We don’t know what that means yet, but Netflix is gonna push hard for this one, especially considering how the Academy loves throwing awards to stars playing previous stars, and that also can possibly include co-stars Bobby Cannavale and Adrien Brody.
-Breaking News in Yuba County: While he hasn’t gone back to the heights of his success achieved by the box office and award success of The Help (a movie that did not age well), Tate Taylor is still enjoying himself economically due to recent thrillers like The Girl on the Train and Ma. For his next movie, he’s made a dramedy that once again reunites him with Oscar winner Allison Janney, where she plays a woman who has to keep appearances and a hidden body when she catches her husband cheating on her, and then he dies of a heart attack. With a cast that also includes Mila Kunis, Regina Hall, Awkwafina, Samira Wiley, Wanda Sykes, Jimmi Simpson and Ellen Barkin, this could be a buzzy title later this year.
-C’mon C’mon: You may love or hate whatever Joaquin Phoenix did in Joker, but you can’t deny the benefit of playing the Crown Prince of Crime in an Oscar-winning performance. The blank check that you share with indie directors afterwards. Now that Joaquin’s cultural cachet is on the rise, Mike Mills gets to benefit with this drama that stars Phoenix and Gaby Hoffmann, with him playing an artist left to take care of his precocious young nephew as they forge an unexpected bond over a cross country trip. We only have to wonder if A24 will do better with this movie’s Oscar chances compared to 20th Century Women.
-Cherry: After killing half the universe and bringing them back with the highest grossing movie of all time, where do you go? For Joe and Anthony Russo, the answer is “away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe”. The Russo brothers are trying to distance themselves and prove that they have a voice without Kevin Feige behind them, with a crime drama that’s also different than their days when they directed You, Me and Dupree or episodes of Arrested Development and Community. To help them in the journey, they took Tom Holland (who also needs to distance himself from Spider-Man, lest he ends up stuck to the character in the audience’s eyes) to star in a crime drama based on former Army medic Nico Walker’s memoir about his days after Iraq, where the PTSD and an opioid addiction led him to start robbing banks.
-Da 5 Bloods: After bouncing back from a slump with the critical and commercial success of BlackKklansman, Spike Lee is cashing a Netflix check to tell the tale of four African American veterans who return to Vietnam to search for their fallen leader and some treasure. With a cast that includes Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Paul Walter Hauser and Chadwick Boseman, this sounds like an interesting combo, although we still should remember the last time that Spike tried his hand at a war movie, with the dull Miracle at St. Anna.
-Dune: If you are on Reddit, you probably know about the new film by movies’ new Messiah, Denis Villeneuve. While the epic sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert is getting a new chance in the multiplexes after that David Lynch movie that was forgotten by many, some are hoping that this will be the beginning of a new franchise (as seen by the release date of December 18, taking the spot of the usual Star Wars opening), and a return to the whole “remember when stuff like Return of the King or Fury Road were nominated for Best Picture?” question. Timothee Chalamet will be riding a lot of hope, and sandworm.
-Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: As you start to see, there are several musicals that are gonna be fighting for attention over the next year, and Annette was the first one. Now, we also have this adaptation of the hit West End production, that centers around a gay British teenager who dreams of becoming a drag queen and get his family and schoolmates to accept his sexuality. With a cast that mixes young unknowns, familiar Brits (Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire and my boy Ralph Ineson) and the previously nominated legend that is Richard E. Grant (who is playing a former drag queen named Loco Chanelle), the creative team of the stage musical will jump to the big screen with the help of Fox Searchlight (sorry, just Searchlight), who has clear Oscar hopes with a release date right in the middle of awards heat, on October 23.
-Hillbilly Elegy: Even though the Parasite victory gave many people hope for a new Academy that stops recognizing stuff like previous winner Green Book… let’s be honest, the Academy will still look for movies like Green Book. This year, many people are turning their eyes towards Ron Howard’ adaptation of J.D. Vance’s memoir about his low income life in a poor rural community in Ohio, filled with drugs, violence and verbal abuse. If this sounds like white trash porn, it doesn’t help to know that Glenn Close, who has become the biggest living Oscar bridesmaid with seven nominations, will play a character called Mamaw. And if that sounds trashy, then you have to know that Amy Adams, who follows Glenn with six nominations, is playing her drug-addicted, careless daughter. I don’t want to call this “Oscar bait”, but it sure is tempting.
-I’m Thinking of Ending Things: After his stopmotion existential dramedy Anomalisa got him a Best Animated Feature nomination at the Oscars but at the same time bombed at the box office, Charlie Kaufman is getting the Netflix check. This time, he’s adapting the dark novel by Iain Reid, about a woman (Jessie Buckley, who is on the rise and took over the role after Brie Larson had to pass) who is taken by her boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to meet his parents (Toni Collette and David Thewlis), in a trip that takes a turn for the worse. If Kaufman can deliver with this one, it will be a big contender.
-In the Heights: Yes, more musicals! This time, it’s time to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Tony-winning musical, that was overshadowed because of his other small play about some treasury secretary. Now, his Broadway ensemble tale about life in a neighborhood in Washington Heights is jumping to the movie screen with Jon Chu at the helm, following the success of Crazy Rich Asians. This Latino tale mixes up-and-comers like Anthony Ramos (who comes straight from Hamilton and playing Lady Gaga’s friend in A Star is Born), names like Corey Hawkins and Jimmy Smits (who is pro bits), and Olga Merediz, who starred in the Broadway show as Abuela Claudia and who could be the early frontrunner for Best Supporting Actress, if Chu allows her to shine like she did onstage.
-Jesus Was My Homeboy: When looking at up-and-coming Black actors right now in Hollywood, two of the top names are Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield, who already appeared in the same movie in Get Out, which earned Kaluuya a Best Actor nomination. This time, they share the screen in Shaka King’s retelling of the story of Fred Hampton (Kaluuya), an activist and Black Panther leader… as well as the story of William O’Neal (Stanfield), the FBI agent sent by J. Edgar Hoover to infiltrate the party and arrest him. With the backing of Warner Bros, this will attempt to make an impact with a clash of actors that will have to fight with an August release date, not the ideal time to release an awards movie.
-King Richard: Starting with Suicide Squad, Will Smith has been trying to prove that he’s back and better than ever. Some attempts to get back to the top of the A-list (Aladdin, Bad Boys For Life) have worked, while others (Gemini Man, Spies in Disguise)... have not. But Will is still going, and now he’s going for his next prestige play as he plays Richard Williams, the coach and father of the tennis legends Venus and Serena, who pushed them to their full potential. While it’s weird that the father of the Williams sisters is getting a movie before them, it does sound like a meaty role for Smith, who has experience with Oscar notices with sports biopics because of what he did with Michael Mann in Ali. Let’s hope director Reinaldo Marcus Green can take him there too.
-Last Night in Soho: Every year, one or two directors who have a cool reputation end up in the Dolby Theatre, and 2020 could be the year of Edgar Wright. After delivering his first big box office hit with Baby Driver, the Brit is going back to London to tell a story in the realm of psychological horror, which has been supposedly inspired by classics like Don’t Look Now and Repulsion. With a premise that supposedly involves time travel and a cast that includes Anya-Taylor Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith and Diana Rigg, Wright (who also co-wrote this with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who was just nominated for Best Original Screenplay for her work in 1917) is making a big swing.
-Let Them All Talk: Every year there’s more new streaming services, and that also means that there’s new players in the Oscar game. To secure subscribers to the new service, HBO Max has secured the rights to the next Steven Soderbergh movie, a comedy that stars Meryl Streep as a celebrated author that takes her friends (Candice Bergen, Dianne Wiest) and her nephew (Lucas Hedges, again) in a journey to find fun and come to terms with the past. The last time that Soderbergh and Streep worked together, the end result was the very disappointing The Laundromat. Let’s hope that this time everything works out.
-Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: Now that Netflix got the deal to adapt August Wilson’s acclaimed plays with Denzel Washington’s production company, the next jump from the stage to the screen is a meaty one. Viola Davis is playing blues singer Ma Rainey in this tale of a heated recording session with her bandmates, her agent and her producer in 1927, with a cast that also includes Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman and Colman Domingo. The Tony nominated play talked about race, art and the intersection of the two, and it’s gonna be explosive to see that unfold on screen, even if director George C. Wolfe’s previous filmography isn’t very encouraging.
-Macbeth: In a shocking development, the Coen brothers are no more. Well, just this time. For the first time in his career, Joel Coen is making a movie without Ethan, and it’s a Shakespeare adaptation. Denzel Washington is playing the man who wants to be king of Scotland, and Frances McDormand is playing his Lady Macbeth. While this just started filming and it will be a race to finish it in time for competition in the awards race, the potential is there, and this project has everybody’s attention.
-Mank: After scoring 24 Oscar nominations and only winning 2 awards last Sunday, Netflix has to wonder what else must they do to get in the club that awards them. They tried with Cuarón, they tried with Scorsese, they tried with Baumbach, they tried with two Popes, and they still feel a barrier. Now, the big gamble for awards by the streamer in 2020 comes to us in the hands of David Fincher, who is basically their friend after the rest of Hollywood denied him (Disney dropped his 20,000 Leagues adaptation, HBO denied the US remake of Utopia, and Paramount drove World War Z 2 away from him). In his first movie since 2014’s Gone Girl, David will go black and white to tackle a script by his late father about the making of the classic of classics, Citizen Kane, with previous Oscar winner Gary Oldman playing the lead role of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. Will the Academy fall for the ultimate “power of da moviesshhh” story?
-Minari: Sundance can be hit or miss with the breakout films that try to make it to the Oscars. However, you can’t deny the waves made by A24 when they premiered Lee Isaac Chung’s new drama there, ending up winning the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the US Dramatic Competition. If Parasite endeared Academy voters to Korean families, Steven Yeun hopes that the same thing happens with this story, where he plays a father in the ‘80s who suddenly decides to move his family to Arkansas to start a farm. Even though the reviews have been great, we must also remember that last year, A24 had in their hands The Farewell, another Sundance hit about an Asian family that ended up with no Oscar nominations. Let’s hope that this time, the Plan B influence (remember, that’s Brad Pitt’s production company, of Moonlight and 12 Years a Slave fame) makes a difference.
-Next Goal Wins: It’s a good time to be Taika Waititi. Why? Taika Waititi can do what he wants. He can direct a Thor movie, he can win an Oscar for writing a comedy set in WW2 about a Third Reich boy who has an Imaginary Hitler friend, or he can pop up in The Mandalorian as a droid. Taika keeps winning, and he wants more. Between his press tour for Jojo Rabbit and his return to the MCU, he quickly shot an adaptation of a great documentary about the disgraced national team of American Samoa, one of the worst football teams known to man, as they try to make the cut for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Everybody loves a good sports comedy, and Searchlight bets that we’ll enjoy this story led by Michael Fassbender as the new (and Dutch-American) coach in town who tries to shape the team for victory.
-News of the World: Seven years after their solid collaboration in Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks reunite for more awards love in what seems to be Universal’s main attraction for the Oscars. This time, Hanks stars in a Western drama based on Paulette Jiles’ novel where he plays a traveling newsreader in the aftermath of the American Civil War who is tasked with reuniting an orphaned girl with her living relatives. With a Christmas release date, Universal is betting big in getting the same nomination boost that 1917 is enjoying right now, and the formula is promising.
-Nightmare Alley: Following his Best Picture and Best Director wins for The Shape of Water, everybody in Hollywood wondered what would Guillermo del Toro do next. Well, as Del Toro often does, a little bit of everything and nothing. Some projects moved (as his produced Pinocchio movie on Netflix, or his Death Stranding likeness cameo), others stalled and die (like his proposed Fantastic Voyage remake). But now he’s rolling on his next project, a new adaptation of the William Lindsay Gresham novel that already was a Tyrone Power film in 1947. This noir tale tells the story of a con man (Bradley Cooper) who teams up with a psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) to trick people and win money, and how things get out of control. With a cast that also includes Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Rooney Mara and more, this could play well if it hits the right tone.
-Nomadland: There’s breakout years, and then there’s the amazing potential of Chloe Zhao’s 2020. On the one hand, after making Hollywood notice her skill with the gripping story of The Rider, she got the keys to the MCU kingdom to direct the next potential franchise of Kevin Feige, The Eternals. And just in case, she also has in her sleeve this indie drama that she wrote and directed beforehand, with two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand playing a woman who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. If Chloe nails these two films, it could be the one-two punch of the decade.
-One Night in Miami: Regina King is living her best life. Following her Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in If Beale Street Could Talk and the success that came with her lead role in the Watchmen show on HBO, the actress is jumping to a new challenge: directing movies. For her big screen debut, she’s adapting Kemp Powers’ play that dramatizes a real meeting on February 25, 1964, between Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown.
-Over the Moon: After earning praise and Oscar nominations with I Lost My Body and Klaus, Netflix will keep its bet on animated movies with a film directed by the legendary Glen Keane. Who? A classic Disney animator responsible for the design of characters like Ariel, the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan and more](, and who recently won an Oscar for Best Animated Short for Dear Basketball, which he co-directed with the late Kobe Bryant. Now, he brings us a musical adventure centered around a Chinese girl who builds a rocket ship and blasts off to the Moon in hopes of meeting a legendary Moon Goddess.
-Passing: It’s always interesting when an actor jumps behind the camera, and Rebecca Hall’s case is no exception. For her directorial debut, Hall chose to adapt Nella Larsen’s acclaimed novel set in Harlem in the 1920s, about two mixed race childhood friends (Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson) who reunite in adulthood and become obsessed with one another's lives. With a premise that explores tough questions about race and sexuality, it looks like a tricky challenge for a first timer, but it would be more impressive if Hall manages to rise over the challenge.
-Prisoner 760: An interesting part of following the awards circuit is looking at when it's appropriate to talk about touchy subjects in recent history. I’m saying that because this next movie tells the real life tale of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim), a man who, despite not being charged or having a set trial, is held in custody at Guantanamo Bay, and turns towards a pair of lawyers (Jodie Foster and Shailene Woodley) to aid him. Based on the famous journal that the man wrote while he was being detained, the movie (that also counts with Benedict Cumberbatch) is directed by Kevin Macdonald who, a long time ago, helped Forest Whitaker win Best Actor for The Last King of Scotland. Could he get back in the race after almost 15 years of movies like State of Play?
-Raya and the Last Dragon: This year, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ bet for the Oscars is a fantasy tale set in a mysterious realm called Kumandra, where a warrior named Raya searches for the last dragon in the world. And that dragon has the voice of Awkwafina. Even though they missed out last Oscars when Frozen II got the cold shoulder by the Academy in Best Animated Feature, this premise looks interesting enough to merit a chance. One more thing: between last year’s Abominable, Over the Moon and this movie, there’s a clear connection of animated movies trying to appeal to Chinese sensibilities (and that sweet box office).
-Rebecca: It’s wild to think that the only time that Alfred Hitchcock made a film that won the Oscar for Best Picture was with 1940’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s psychological thriller novel, more muted and conventional than his more known classics. Now, Ben Wheatley and Netflix are giving the Gothic story a new spin, with Lily James playing the newly married young woman who finds herself battling the shadow of her husband's (Armie Hammer) dead first wife, the mysterious Rebecca. The story is a classic, and we have to see how much weird Wheatley stuff is in the mix.
-Red, White and Water: Between 2011 and 2014, Jennifer Lawrence was everywhere and people loved it. She was America’s sweetheart, the Oscar winner, Katniss Everdeen. But then, everything kinda fell. Those X-Men movies got worse and she looked tired of being in them, her anecdotes got less charming and more pandering to some, she took respectable risks that didn’t pay off with Red Sparrow and Mother!, and some people didn’t like that she said that it wasn’t nice to share private photos of her online. Now, she looks to get back to the Oscar race with a small project funded by A24 and directed by Lila Neugebauer in her film debut, about a soldier who comes back to the US after suffering a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan. Also, Brian Tyree Henry is in this, and it would be amazing if he got nominated for something.
-Respect: You know what’s a surefire way to get Academy voters’ attention? Play a real singer! Rami Malek took a win last year for playing Freddie Mercury, Renee Zellweger just won the gold after portraying Judy Garland, and now Jennifer Hudson wants more Oscar love. Almost 15 years after taking Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dreamgirls, Hudson will try to get more by playing soul legend Aretha Franklin, in a biopic directed by first timer Liesl Tommy that practically screams “give me the gold”. How am I so sure? Well, see the teaser that they released in December (for a movie that opens in October), and tell me. It will work out better for Hudson than Cats, that’s for sure.
-Soul: Unless they really disappoint (I’m looking at you, The Good Dinosaur, Cars 2 and Cars 3), you can’t have the Oscars without inviting Pixar to the party. This year, they have two projects in the hopes of success. While in a few weeks we’ll see what happens with the fantasy family road trip of Onward, the studio’s biggest bet of the year clearly is the next existential animation written and directed by Pete Docter, who brought Oscar gold to his home with Up and Inside Out. The movie, which centers on a teacher (voice of Jamie Foxx) who dreams of becoming a jazz musician and, just as he’s about to get his big break, ends up getting into an accident that separates his soul from his body, had a promising first trailer, and it also promises a score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, as well as new songs by Jon Batiste. The only downside so far for the marketing was the fact that the trailer reveal led people to notice a suspicious trend involving black characters when they lead an animated movie.
-Tenet: When Leonardo DiCaprio finally touched his Academy Award, an alarm went off in the mind of a portion of Internet users, who have made their next crusade to give themselves to the cause of getting Christopher Nolan some Oscar love. And his next blank check, an action thriller involving espionage and time travel, could pull off the same intersection of popcorn and prestige that made Inception both a box office hit and a critically acclaimed Oscar nominee. It helps to have a cast of impressive names like John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki and Robert Pattinson, as well as a crew that includes Ludwig Goransson and Hoyte van Hoytema. In other words, if this becomes a hit, this could go for a huge number of nominations.
-The Devil All the Time: As you may have noticed by now, Netflix is leading the charge in possible Oscar projects. Another buzzy movie that comes from them is the new psychological thriller by Antonio Campos, a filmmaker known for delivering small and intimate but yet intense and terrifying dramas like Simon Killer and Christine. Using the novel by Donald Ray Pollock, Campos will follow non-linearly a cast of characters in Ohio between the end of World War II and the beginning of the Vietnam War, with the help of an interesting cast that includes Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Eliza Scanlen, Bill Skarsgard, Jason Clarke and Riley Keough.
-The Eyes of Tammy Faye: After being known as a sketch comedy goofball because of The State, Wet Hot American Summer and Stella, Michael Showalter reinvented himself as a director of small and human dramedies like Hello, My Name is Doris and The Big Sick. For his next project, he’s gonna mix a little bit of both worlds, because he has before him the story of the televangelists Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain, who has been really trying to recapture her early ‘10 awards run to no avail) and Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield, who was previously nominated for Hacksaw Ridge, instead of Silence, because why). With a real life tale that involves Christian theme parks, fraud and conspiracies, this is the kind of loud small movie that Searchlight loves to parade around, especially as an actors showcase (Jojo Rabbit being the most recent example). The first image looks terrifying, by the way.
-The Father: It’s weird to be in the middle of February and say that there’s already a frontrunner for the Best Actor race at the next Oscars. After its premiere in Sundance a couple of weeks ago, every prognosticator pointed in the direction of Anthony Hopkins (recently nominated for Best Supporting Actor in The Two Popes), who delivers a harrowing portrayal of an old man grappling with his age as he develops dementia, causing pain to his beleaguered daughter (recent winner Olivia Colman, who also got praised). With reviews calling it a British answer to Amour (in other words: it’s a hard watch), Florian Zeller’s adaptation of his acclaimed play not only benefits from having Hopkins and Colman together as a selling point, because it was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics, a distributor with experience in getting Academy voters to watch adult movies with heavy themes. If you don’t believe me, watch how they got Julianne Moore a win for Still Alice, as well as recent nominations for Isabelle Huppert for Elle, Glenn Close for The Wife, and Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory. They know the game, and they are going to hit hard for Hopkins and Colman.
-The French Dispatch: If you saw the trailer, we don’t need to dwell too much on the reasons. On the one hand, we have the style of Wes Anderson, a filmmaker who has become a name in both the critics circle and the casual viewer, with his last two movies (The Grand Budapest Hotel and Isle of Dogs) earning several Oscar nominations, including Best Picture for the one with Gustave H. Then, we have a long cast that goes from the director’s regulars like Bill Murray to new stars like Timothee Chalamet, and also includes people like Benicio del Toro. The only thing that could endanger the Oscar chances for this is that the story, an anthology set around a period comedy with an European riff on The New Yorker, will alienate the average Academy member.
-The Humans: There’s the prestige of a play, and then there’s the prestige of a Tony-winning play. Playwright Stephen Karam now gets to jump to the director’s chair to take his acclaimed 2016 one-act story to the big screen, and A24 is cutting the check. Telling the story of a family that gets together on Thanksgiving to commiserate about life, this adaptation will be led by original performer Jayne Houdyshell (who also won a Tony for her stage performance), who’ll be surrounded by Richard Jenkins, Beanie Feldstein, Amy Schumer, Steven Yeun and June Squibb. If it avoids getting too claustrophobic or stagey for the cinema, it will be a good contender.
-The Last Duel: Always speedy, Ridley Scott is working on his next possible trip to the Oscars. This time, it’s the telling of a true story in 14th-century France, where a knight (Matt Damon) accuses his former friend (Adam Driver) of raping his wife (Jodie Comer), with the verdict being determined by the titular duel. It’s a juicy story, but there was some concern when it seemed that the script was only being written by Damon and Ben Affleck (who’ll also appear in the film). A rape story written by them after the Weinstein revelations… not the best look. But then, it was revealed that they were writing the screenplay with indie figure Nicole Holofcener, who last year was nominated for an Oscar for her script for Can You Ever Forgive Me? Let’s hope that the story is told in a gripping but not exploitative way, and that it doesn’t reduce the role of Comer (who deserves more than some of the movie roles that she’s getting after Killing Eve) to a Hollywood stereotype.
-The Power of the Dog: We have to talk about the queen of the indie world, we have to talk about Jane Campion. More than a decade after her last movie, Bright Star, the Oscar and Palme d’Or winner for The Piano returns with a non-TV project (see Top of the Lake, people) thanks to Netflix, with a period drama centered around a family dispute between a pair of wealthy brothers in Montana, Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Burbank (Jesse Plemons), after the latter one marries a local widow (Kirsten Dunst). According to the synopsis, “a shocked and angry Phil wages a sadistic, relentless war to destroy her entirely using her effeminate son Peter as a pawn”. Can’t wait to see what that means.
-The Prom: Remember the Ryan Murphy blank check deal with Netflix that I mentioned earlier? Well, another of the projects in the first batch of announcements for the deal is a musical that he’ll direct, adapting the Tony-nominated show about a group of Broadway losers (now played by the one and only Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells and, uh, James Corden, for some reason) who try to find a viral story to get back in the spotlight, and end up going to a town in Indiana to help a lesbian high school student who has been banned from bringing her girlfriend to the prom. The show has been considered a fun and heartwarming tale of acceptance, so the movie could be an easy pick for an average Academy voter who doesn’t look too hard (and you know that the Golden Globes will nominate the shirt out of this). It’s funny how this comes out the same year than Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and then it’s not funny realizing that Film Twitter will pit the two movies against each other.
-The Trial of the Chicago 7: After getting a taste of the director’s taste with Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin wants more. For his second movie, he’s tackling one of his specialties: a courtroom drama. And this one is a period movie centered around the trial on countercultural activists in the late ‘60s, which immediately attracts a campaign of how “important” this movie is today’s culture. To add the final blow, we have a cast that includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, William Hurt, Michael Keaton and Mark Rylance. If Sorkin can contain himself from going over the top (and with that cast, it would be so easy to surrender to bouts of screaming and winding speeches), this could be one of the top contenders.
-Those Who Wish Me Dead: Having made a good splash in the directorial waters with Wind River, Taylor Sheridan (also known for writing the Sicario movies, the Oscar-nominated Hell or High Water or that Yellowstone show that your uncle raves about on Facebook) returns with yet another modern Western. For this thriller based on the Michael Koryta novel, Angelina Jolie stars as a survival expert in the Montana wilderness who is tasked with protecting a teenager who witnessed a murder, while assassins are pursuing him and a wildfire grows closer.
-Untitled David O. Russell Project: Following the mop epic Joy, that came and went in theaters but still netted a Best Actress nomination for Jennifer Lawrence, the angriest director in Hollywood took a bit of a break (it didn’t help that he tried to do a really expensive show with Amazon starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore that fell apart when the Weinstein exposes sank everything). Now, he’s quickly putting together his return to the days of Oscar love that came with stuff like The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, with a new movie that is set to star Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and Michael B. Jordan. Even though we don’t know many details (some people are saying the movie is called Amsterdam) except for the fact the movie hasn’t started shooting yet, David is a quick guy, so he’ll get it ready for the fall festival circuit. If there’s one thing that David O. Russell knows (apart from avoid getting cancelled for abusing people like Lily Tomlin, Amy Adams and his niece), it’s to make loud actor showcases.
-Untitled Nora Fingscheidt Project: When Bird Box became one of the biggest hits on Netflix history, the streamer decided to keep itself in the Sandra Bullock business. Sandy’s next project for Ted Sarandos is a drama where she plays a woman who is released from prison after serving time for a violent crime, and re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. To get redemption, she searches her younger sister she was forced to leave behind. With the direction of Fingscheidt, who comes from an acclaimed directorial debut with Systemsprenger (Germany’s submission to the last Academy Awards), and a cast that also includes Viola Davis, Vincent D’Onofrio and Jon Bernthal, this will also hopefully try its luck later this year.
-Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project: We don’t know if this movie will be ready for the end of the year (although last time, he managed to sneak Phantom Thread under the buzzer and earn several Oscar nominations, including Best Picture), but PTA is apparently gonna start to shoot it soon, with the backing of Focus Features. After several movies with prestige locations and intricate production design, Film Twitter’s Holy Spirit will go back to the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s, to tell the story of a high school student who is also a successful child actor.
-Stillwater: Tom McCarthy’s recent career is certainly puzzling. After delivering the weird lows of The Cobbler, he bounced back with the Best Picture winner that was Spotlight. And following that, he… helped produce the 13 Reasons Why series. And following that… he made Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, a Disney+ original movie. Now, he’s back to the award race with a drama starring Matt Damon, who plays a father who rushes from Oklahoma to France to help his daughter (Abigail Breslin), who is in prison after being suspected for a murder she claims she didn’t commit.
-West Side Story: To close things, we have to see one of the possible big contenders of the season, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the iconic musical that translates Romeo and Juliet to the context of a street gang war in 1950s New York. While the decision to adapt again something that has been a classic both in Broadway and in movie theaters almost 60 years ago is a challenge, the idea of Spielberg doing a musical closer to the stage version with Tony Kushner as the writer is too tempting for the average Academy voter, who is already saving a spot in major categories in case Steven nails it in December. However, there’s two question marks. First, how well will Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler stand out in the roles of Tony and Maria? And second, will In the Heights steal some of the thunder of this movie by being, you know, more modern?
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2020.01.20 18:00 krikeydile Brad Pitt is a disloyal hoe

Look, I understand that there is some concerted effort to clean up Brad Pitt’s romantic image at the moment. There are all these pictures of him laughing all goofy and flirty with Jennifer Aniston at the SAG awards but can we please acknowledge what we all know to be true...the man is a disloyal hoe.
I can’t believe I’m typing out an opinion about an actor’s dating life but I refuse to be gaslighted on this topic. A hoe is a hoe is a hoe. Break Jennifer Aniston’s heart once, shame on you. Weasel your way into hearts of all women looking for a happy ending after your man banged Angelina Jolie, shame on all of us.
Brad Pitt and his perfect smile can go pound sand. If he’s not single and a born again virgin for a decade from the writing of this post, I don’t want to hear about his not being a hoe. Hoe card up for review only after January 20, 2030.
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2019.11.21 21:29 ALV122 Brad Pitt

William Bradley Pitt was born on the 18th of December, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Brad was raised (1) in a very religious American family. His father William Pitt was a manager in a company. His mother was a school teacher. He has a brother and sister, Douglas and Julie. After graduating high school Brad entered the University of Missouri at Columbia where he studied journalism and advertising. Two weeks before getting his degree (2) he moved to Los Angeles, to follow his dream of becoming an actor.
Before becoming an actor Brad worked as a driver, drummed up (3) customers for a restaurant, and did other odd (4) jobs. At the same time he was attending (5) acting courses. After starring as the vampire in the horror film “Interview with the Vampire” (1994), Brad became famous.
One of his favorite movies was “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” (1998). After his successful starring in the cult film “Fighting Club” (1999) Brad went to Guy Ritchie and asked for a part in his next movie. Brad got a role of an Irish Gipsy boxer Mickey in a film called “Snatch)” (2000).
Brad married Jenifer Aniston in 2000 and divorced her in 2005. At the filming (6) of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith)" (2005) he started dating (7) Angelina Jolie. They had 3 children together and Brad adopted (8) three of Jolie’s children, so the got six children. Brad and Jolie established (9) their charitable (10) organization "Jolie-Pitt Foundation (11)" to help people around the world. In 2016 they divorced (12).
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2019.11.14 17:12 distinctathlete Angelina Jolie has been on ‘a few dates’ while navigating her ‘messy divorce’ from Brad Pitt

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2019.10.22 19:36 cubekwing An Analysis of Recent Star Performances, or the Odd You Can Bet on a Star to Breakeven

Recently I become interested in how in general a star can imply profitability. Sometimes this is called star power, but as we all know the causal attribution here is always problematic. A movie starring certain actoactress making profit may be a result of boxoffice draw of the star, or just a good taste for scripts, or simply taking projects that are not too edgy. Nevertheless, I don't know a better indicator, so I just start with this rough analysis.
For the analysis, I look at the recent 10 wide releases (max. at 600+ theaters) of a star, based on following criteria:
1.Non-sequel (unless it's a reboot after a long time)
2.Starring the particular star at the top 3 slot of the credit list (for convenience, I look at BOM's actor list and count the first 3 linkable stars, which could be a bit different from an actual credit order from the movie/poster)
3.Acting, not voicing (barring exceptions like Her, where the only acting is voicing).
3.Excluding all movies of MCU and DCEU after (including) A1 and JL.
4.After 2000
The profitability is calculated based on theatrical revenue (50/40/25 rule based on BOM) vs. production budget (BOM figures, or Wiki if BOM has no number). A movie is deemed breakeven if theatrical revenue exceeds production budget.
Here is the result I find on some selected actors/actresses. I don't watch movies a lot so I just pull out names out of my memory (which is biased towards CBM movies). Feel free to remind me more "stars".
*Bold indicates movies failing to break even.

Boxoffice "Draws" (7+ out of 10 break even):

-Rachel McAdams: Game Night, Spotlight, Southpaw, Aloha,A Most Wanted Man, About Time, The Vow, Midnight in Paris, Sherlock Holmes, The Time Traveler's Wife
-Leonardo DiCaprio: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Revenant, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Great Gatsby, Django Unchained, J.Edgar, Inception, Shutter Island, Revolutionary Road, Body of Lies
-Dwayne Johnson: Fighting with My Family, Skyscraper, Rampage, Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle, Baywatch, Central Intelligence, San Andreas, Hercules, Pain and Gain, Snitch
-Tom Hanks: The Post, The Circle, Inferno, Sully, Bridge of Spies, Saving Mr.Banks, Captain Philips, Cloud Atlas, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Larry Crowne
-Emma Stone: The Favourite, Battle of Sexes, La La Land, Irrational Man, Aloha, Birdman, Magic in the Moonlight, The Help, Easy A, Zombieland
-Brad Pitt: Ad Astra, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Allied, Fury, 12 Years a Slave, World War Z, Killing Them Softly, Money Ball, Inglourious Basterds, The Curious Case of Benjamin
-Will Smith: Gemini Man, Aladdin, Collateral Beauty, Suicide Squad, Concussion, Focus, After Earth, Seven Pounds, Hancock, I Am Legend
-Jennifer Aniston: Office Christmas Party, Mother's Day, We're the Millers, Wanderlust, Just Go With It, The Switch, The Bounty Hunter, Love Happens, Marley and Me, The Break-Up
-Scarlett Johansson: Rough Night, Ghost in the Shell, Lucy, Chef, Her, Don Jon, We Bought a Zoo, The Spirit, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Nanny Diaries

Boxoffice "Hit-and-Miss" (5~6 out of 10 break even):

-Ryan Gosling: First Man, Blade Runner 2049, La La Land, The Nice Guys, The Big Short, The Place Beyond the Pines, Gangster Squad, The Ides of March, Drive, Crazy Stupid Love
-Chris Evans: Gifted, What's Your Number, Captain America: The First Avenger, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Losers, Push, Street Kings, Fantastic Four, Cellular, The Perfect Score
-Keanu Reeves: Replicas, John Wick, 47 Ronin, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Street Kings, The Lake House, Constantine, Something's Gotta Give, Hard Ball, Sweet November
-Adam Sandler: Pixels, Men Women Children, Blended, That's My Boy, Jack and Jill, Just Go With It, Grown Ups, Funny People, Bedtime Stories, You Don't Mess with the Zohan
-Margot Robbie (only 7 counted): Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Mary Queen of Scots, I Tonya, Suicide Squad, The Legend of Tarzan, Whiskey Tango, Focus
-Jennifer Lawrence (only 7 counted): Red Sparrow, Mother!, Passengers, Joy, Silver Linings Playbook, House at the End of the Street, The Hunger Games
-Angelina Jolie: Maleficent, The Tourist, Salt, Changling, Wanted, A Mighty Heart, The Good Shepherd, Mr.&Mrs.Smith, Alexander, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
-Amy Adams: Vice, Nocturnal Animal, Arrival, Big Eyes, Her, American Hustle, Man of Steel, Trouble with the Curve, The Master, The Muppets
-Nicole Kidman: The Goldfinch, The Upside, Boy Erased, The Beguiled, Lion, The Secret in Their Eyes, Paddington, Before I Go To Sleep, The Railway Man, Just Go With It
-Natalie Portman: Annhilation, Jane Got A Gun, Thor, Your Highness, No Strings Attached, Black Swan, Brothers, Mr.Magorium's Wonder Emporium, V for Vendetta, Closer
-Jessica Chastain: Molly's Game, The Zookeeper's Wife, Miss Sloane, Crimson Peak, The Martian, A Most Violent Year, Interstellar, Mama, Zero Dark Thirty, The Help
-Tom Cruise: American Made, The Mummy, Edge of Tomorrow, Oblivion, Jack Reacher, Rock of Ages, Knight & Day, Valkyrie, Lion for Lambs, War of the Worlds
-Matt Damon: Downsizing, Suburbicon, The Great Wall, The Martian, The Monuments Men, Elysium, Promised Land, We Bought A Zoo, Contagion, The Adjustment Bureau
-Paul Rudd: Admission, This is 40, Wanderlust, Our Idiot Brother, How Do You Know, Dinner for Schmucks, I Love You, Man, Role Models, Over Her Dead Body, Knocked Up
-Jim Carrey: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Mr.Popper's Penguins, A Christmas Carol, Yes Man, The Number 23, Fun with Dick and Jane, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Minds, Bruce Almighty, The Majestic
-Ben Affleck: Live by Night, The Accountant, Gone Girl, Runner Runner, Argo, The Town, Extract, State of Play, Smokin' Aces, Hollywoodland
-Clint Eastwood (only 6 counted): The Mule, Trouble with the Curve, Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, Blood Work, Space Cowboys
-Chris Pratt (only 6 counted): Passengers, The Magnificent Seven, Jurassic World, Delivery Man, Jennifer's Body, Bride Wars
-Henry Cavill (only 5 counted): The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Man of Steel, The Cold Light of Day, Immortals, The Count of Monte Cristo

Boxoffice "Averager" (4 out of 10 break even):

-Ryan Reynolds: The Hitman's Bodyguard, Life, Criminal, Deadpool, Self/Less, Woman in Gold, R.I.P.D, Safe House, The Change-Up, Green Lantern
-Robert Downey Jr.: The Judge, Chef, Due Date, Sherlock Holmes, The Soloist, Tropic Thunder, Iron Man, Charlie Bartlett, Zodiac, The Shaggy Dog
-Liam Neeson: MIB International, Cold Pursuit, The Commuter, Silence, Run All Night, A Walk Among Tombstones, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Non-Stop, The Grey, Unknown
-Vin Diesel: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, The Last Witch Hunter, Riddick, Babylon A.D., The Pacifier, The Chronicles of Riddick, A Man Apart, Knockaround Guys, XXX, The Fast and the Furious

Boxoffice "Poison" (3 or less out of 10 break even):

-Charlize Theron: Long Shot, Tully, Gringo, Atomic Blonde, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Snow White and the Huntsman, Young Adult, Hancock, In the Valley of Elah, Aeon Flux
-Christian Bale: Vice, Hostiles, The Promise, The Big Short, Exodus: Gods and Kings, American Hustle, Out of the Furnace, The Fighter, Public Enemies, 3:10 to Yuma
-Jason Statham: The Meg, Spy, Homefront, Parker, Safe, Killer Elite, The Mechanic, The Expendables, Crank:High Voltage, Death Race
-Mark Wahlberg: Instant Family, Mile 22, All the Money in the World, Patriots Day, Deepwater Horizon, Daddy's Home, The Gambler, Lone Survivor, 2 Guns, Pain and Gain
-Chris Hemsworth: MIB: International, Bad Times at the El Royale, 12 Strong, In the Heart of the Sea, Blackhat, Rush, Red Dawn, The Cabin in the Woods, Thor, A Perfect Getaway
-Johnny Depp: Murder on the Orient Express, Black Mass, Mortdecai, Trancendence, The Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, The Rum Diary, The Tourist, Alice in Wonderland, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
-Nicolas Cage: Left Behind, Drive Angry, Season of the Witch, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Kick-Ass, Knowing, Bangkok Dangerous, Next, Ghost Rider, The Wicker Man
Edit: Add Liam Neeson
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2019.10.02 17:56 newsfeedmedia Angelina Jolie felt ‘pressured’ by Brad Pitt to get married in 2014 after nine years of dating

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2019.07.23 20:32 Pokemage343 The Brad Pitt dating list: All his girlfriends, from Jennifer Aniston to Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow

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2019.06.30 19:44 Ryter99 Adopted by the Gods: Meet the Parents Edition

This story is set in the same universe and features the same characters as my previous "Adopted by the Gods" story. This isn't a direct sequel, but the previous one is Julia's "origin story" with her family of Gods, so if you want to read both I'd highly recommend reading that one first! I hope it's enjoyable as a standalone as well, so however you choose to read, hope you like it!
Being a mortal human adopted by godly parents has its upsides and downsides. I'm not gonna lie, mostly it was pretty great. My parents could transport me anywhere in the world with a snap of their fingers, so I had to play along as all my friends complained about airports, cramped flights, and the jackass ahead of them who reclined the whole flight. They were also totally willing to smite any human who "did me wrong". Well, they were almost too willing in fact, that's where the downsides begin. Someone cut in line ahead of me at the coffee shop? My parents want to smite her. Some reckless driver causes me to get into a fender bender? "May we smite this reckless fool, Julia?" they'd inquire. A guy I'm dating does something shitty? Oh, you'd better believe he's got a huge smiting in his future if I don't intervene on his behalf.
Which brings me to my current dilemma. I really like my boyfriend, I think he might be 'the one', but we've been dating for over a year and he's grown more and more suspicious that I'm trying desperately to keep him from meeting my parents. It was fair of him to notice something was off. I'd spent dozens of hours with his parents and family and he'd yet to meet a single relative of mine. My excuses grew lamer and lamer each time he inquired about meeting them, but in my defense, did I mention their penchant for smiting mortals for seemingly forgivable mistakes? Yeah, I really don't want the potential love of my life to get “smote”... sue me!
I suppose I could have lied to him and told him that my parents were dead or something, but I love my parents and could never disrespect them like that. And I do want them to be a part of my mortal life, I just knew it was going to be... complicated. My parents we'rent some run of the mill gods, they were at the top of their respective godly food chains. My dad is the All-Father of Life, the overarching god of creation responsible for all living beings. He's as tall as a small house and his voice itself can... well, it has been the cause of numerous massive earthquakes. My mother is the Queen of Death, responsible for collecting the souls of those beings my pops was previously responsible for, judging their lives, and deciding their final, eternal destination. The yin-yang nature of their relationship gave me hope that opposites can attract, but you can perhaps guess that given their monumental roles they took everything a bit too seriously.
I decided that the only way my boyfriend could possibly handle this revelation was to ease him into it very gently, so I requested that my parents come to the mortal realm and disguise themselves as humans for this first meeting. I offered (more like begged) to give them a crash course on blending in with humans, but they scoffed at me. "Julia we oversee ALL of humanity in both life and death! We know humankind and their behavior quite well thank you very much!" Yeah, what could possibly go wrong?
My boyfriend and I pulled up to 'my parents house' just before dinnertime. I don't know if they'd taken over a house that had already been here or had created one with a snap of their fingers and frankly I didn't want to know. My sole focus was getting through the next few hours without any major relationship or life ending disasters. I took a deep breath and we headed inside.
My first panic attack soon followed as I laid eyes on my 'human parents' for the first time. My dad was wearing a gaudy Hawaiian shirt and sandals with bright white socks underneath. My mom was wearing a dress that would have been right at home on a dutiful housewife in the 1950's. Both were at least sized down to somewhat human proportions, but my dad still towered over everything at his 'reduced' height of 7 feet tall. Mom at least had replaced the swirling black wisps of death that normally encircled her head with human hair, but she'd done it up in a ludicrously tall beehive style that no woman could have possibly worn in this century.
"Mom, dad, this is my boyfriend Jesús," I said nervously.
"WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME YOU WERE DATING JESUS?" my father bellowed far too loudly. "I KNOW JESUS VERY WELL! WE WORK TOGETHER AND-- Wait Julia, you are mistaken, this is not Jesus..."
"Ha! Dad... starting with the lame dad jokes already! He likes to say he 'knows Jesus' because he’s a Christian," I tried to quickly lie to Jesús.
“It’s true, I am a fan of the Christ,” Dad said honestly of his work buddy.
"You guys can just call him J, that's what I do so there's no confusion!" I told my parents.
Thankfully J chuckled at all this awkwardness.
"Pleased to meet you, Jesús! My name is Alan, but you may call me... Al for short," my dad said while grinning like a lunatic. He was clearly incredibly proud of his idea to shorten his name from 'All-Father of Life' to an actual human name like 'Al'. "And this is my lovely wife, Betso!"
"Betsy!" my mother quickly corrected him. "Lovely to meet you, dear boy."
"Great to finally meet you both!" he replied.
Dad lead J off toward the living room which gave me a chance to lean over to my mother and whisper, "Betsy?"
She nodded proudly, "It is the most common name for human wives. I told you I'd fit right in darling."
"I'm getting the distinct sense that you didn't actually do any research on humans, mother. You're just basing all this on the 1960's TV shows you love to watch aren't you?"
"Nonsense!" she declared. "Now go fetch the boys and we'll sit down for dinner! The intentionally overcooked and dry pot roast I made is ready."
The pot roast was indeed nearly inedible, but that was much less of a concern to me than the bizarre dinner conversations taking place.
"So, how about Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston?" my mother asked with concern.
"Are they... did something new happen with them?" Jesús asked.
"Sadly it appears he is leaving her for Angelina Jolie," she replied.
Oh lord... this 20 year old celebrity gossip was not going to help my parents pass as believable modern humans.
"Well, leaving her for Angelina Jolie... as human males with human male reproductive body parts we can understand that impulse can't we Jesús?" dad asked with a laugh and a 'friendly' slap on J's back that nearly sent him flying out of his chair.
"Oh... yeah, totally... sorry to tell you folks, I'm a love of em and leave em type of guy!" Jesús replied with obvious sarcasm.
I saw my dad's expression turn stone faced and noticed faint hints of electricity crackling in his hand.
"He's joking!” I exclaimed before turning to J in a panic. “Tell them you're joking and that you're incredibly committed to this very monogamous relationship with me, Jesús... tell them, tell them now please, tell them RIGHT NOW PLEASE!"
He did and my father ceased his stealthy thunderbolt summoning. "Ha! Of course!" he bellowed. "I love jokes! Have you heard the one about Aphrodite, Odin and Osiris walking into an ancient Zoroastrian temple?"
I breathed a very small sigh of relief. Crisis one averted, mere thousands more to go?
I'd like to continue doing more stories set in the same universe if people want more of Julia and her godly family, but as mentioned, this is a new experiment for me so please tell me what you think! The conclusion to this first meeting is now posted, click here to read on!
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2019.06.22 03:42 elisuret Angelina Jolie: Why She Hasn’t Dated Since Brad Pitt Split & When That Could Change

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2019.05.15 23:25 elisuret Brad Pitt: The Reason He Hasn’t Dated Since Angelina Jolie Split & Loves Having Female Friends

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2019.05.03 20:15 elisuret Charlize Theron Speaks Out About Rumors That She Feuded With Angelina Jolie & Dated Brad Pitt

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2019.04.05 20:40 hasannazmul111 Online Dating Success Rate 2019 Meet Dating Partners
With a 1% announced success rate, dating online must have stopped a time long ago. This has simply shifted from its below 1% success rates since it started in the mid-90s! But why does it continue to thrive? Why is the number of subscriptions continuously rising? And why are there even more launches of web sites dedicated to dating online? There success rate almost never changes from real life dating success rate, to put it more bluntly. Perhaps, the number it produces comes from the fact that there are more opportunities to meet people and more chances to be rejected in the on-line platform.
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2019.03.18 08:04 stocker420-69 Brad Pitt: a timeline of the women the actor's dated – from Sinitta to Angelina Jolie

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