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Sarah Landis
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The fun kind of weird.
The fun kind of weird.

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For anyone going to Gen Con and want to know a little more about what kind of food trucks will be there :)

My longest post ever! Sorry but I felt like I needed to talk about this

We were looking at different movies that are out to decide what to see today. My daughters saw the Ghostbusters poster and asked to see it. I was worried about it being too scary for them and I wasn't sure about taking the girls since they're only 5 and 7, though most times they are pretty mature for their ages. I read different parent guides online and why it was rated PG-13 and I didn't see anything that would be that bad. I showed them the trailer and they were really excited about wanting to see it. But the thing that really got me was how excited they were that it was a group of girls kicking butt and doing something amazing.

Not too long ago I was playing this Futurama game on my phone, big fan of the show and the game is fun and adds more story :) My youngest was watching and asked about it, especially the different characters. When I told her about Leela, those who don't know shes a cyclops space pilot, she said something that surprised me. I had told her that Leela is the captain of the ship and she asked if Leela was the one in charge. I told her that yes she's the leader. She told me that that was amazing and she really like Leela because she's never seen a girl as a leader before.

That really got me thinking. My daughter loves all kinds of shows but her favorites are the ones with more action and fighting. Any girls in those types are on the sidelines if they're there at all. Anything else that's meant for girls is "girly" as hell. Monster High is a little better because it's all girls and they have some cool adventures in the movies, but they're still wearing ridiculously high heels and high fashion clothing, not to mention they are all incredibly skinny.

I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with having girly shows. What I'm saying is that there isn't much that is really empowering for girls. When DC Super Hero girls came out it was great but it was just toys and short webisodes. There's a movie out now so we'll have see how that is. I'm terrible at expressing myself so I'm not sure if I'm getting my thoughts across as I want them. As they get older there'll be more they can watch(Buffy!!). I've just been realizing more what's missing. It amazed me that my five year old already realized this.

Anyway, we just saw the Ghostbusters movie and it was really empowering for my girls. They loved it! They were amazed to see these women fighting scary ghosts, using theses crazy weapons, being smart, and saving the day. Most adult stuff went over their heads and there wasn't much. They do it in kid movies too so whining about that. Also I talk to my kids. We have discussions about things. The only thing I really felt we needed to have a discussion about was a character in the movie giving the middle finger, we've already talked about bad language, violence, etc many times before. I don't think they've ever seen someone do that before and I wanted to make sure that they don't go around doing it. I also answered any questions they had.

As for me, I was pleasantly surprised with the movie. They took the concept and made their own story. It's a stand alone movie, don't go in trying to compare it to the other movie. Was it the best movie ever? No, but it was good.

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Doubleclicks!

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Cool that, A Wise Man's Fear made a cameo in Orange Is the New Black

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