commented on How Did Hollywood's Leading Men Get So Ripped?
Look at some gay porn from the 80s or the Leather Archives tumblr (same thing). I'm in better shape & I just swim a few times a week (hell, I felt amazing watching Clark Gable box in a movie a while back--my body looks ten times better than his, and he was the sexiest man alive for a few decades).
Look at the Mission Impossible TV series. They had a strongman on the team who'd be a welterweight in a suburban gym these days. Hell, compare Tom Cruise circa Risky Business vs. MI:II.
Look at the original Rocky or the poster of Rocky IV. Stallone built his 80s career on having that body and Dolph Lundgren looked like a freak at the time. Compared to any movie leading man nowadays, they're both kind of small.
commented on Young People Aren't Going to the Movies Anymore
That's why they've announced the slate so far out. To make sure the audience they've been pulling in so far plans to see the last movies in phase 2 and starts talking about phase 3 well in advance. If (and it's a very large if) Marvel keeps being as smart as they have been about managing (and more importantly curating) their interlocked movie universe, they can milk it for another decade at least. Look at what happened with Guardians of the Galaxy. One really good trailer and it went from "Who?" to "Whoa! Who are they?"
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Object Lesson
I'm not sure that even crosses over into unusual anymore. Uncommon perhaps, but maybe the way things appear on my Tumbr feed is impacting my perception.
Not to mention, good grief, Pygmalion. The fantasy stretches back at least to ancient Greece, and apparently had a major renaissance during the 19th century.
Good luck and go find yourself a steampunk Galatea.