08 12 / 2013
the fact that peter capaldi has ALREADY ARGUED with moffat about scripts is extremely promising
03 12 / 2013
if i was harry, i would have stuck a letter down the front of my pants and ran out on the front lawn bc
- the dursleys aren’t gonna chase me and cause a scene, it’d upset their pristine reputation
- if they DID chase me out, they’d have to put their hand down my pants to get to the letter and i’d just start screaming STRANGER DANGER STRANGER DANGER and fuck up their repuation for real
you would kill voldemort in first year at that rate
I feel like the things Harry could have done differently, more efficiently, and with 100% less teen angst could have filled several books.
02 12 / 2013
I’ve fallen hard for Sleepy Hollow and the diversity is teaching me so much about my own racism. It’s about time white people got to look at a room with four black characters in it and say, “That’s funny… I’m not there.” Surprise!
Yes, apparently this is very difficult for white people to cope with:
I’m genuinely hoping to see a shift in demographics represented back towards a lot of the shows that used to be on. But even more, I love the fact that this is on a supernatural-horror-historical fiction-urban fantasy show, a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer or True Blood, which generally seem to be genres allergic to casting actors of color.
The cheese factor and deus-ex-machina plot devices are somewhere around Xena: Warrior Princess levels, but hey, that didn’t stop me from liking Xena.
I know a lot of people have been reacting to Sleepy Hollow, but I’m hoping it’s making even more people *think*.
The sheer fact that the above screencap is an actual scene that actually happened in a genre show is making me pay attention. Plot-wise, story-wise? Meh. But in terms of representation, of both POCs and women, Sleepy Hollow is actually giving me a little bit of hope. We’ll see.
I’m only casually following things, and I’m worried about all the focus on the hot British white male hero that’s going on (like, WHO CARES when you have motherfucking ABBIE MILLS). But even so….these actors above are selling it. Their presence on the screen is so convincing. Its so easy for me to believe that they’re not just side characters, that they’re every bit as damn important as Ichabod-holy-is-his-name-Crane. I feel, right now at least, that the show is deliberately being set up to give these characters and their stories just as much weight as anything else going on. Ichabod’s funny when he’s trying to figure out lamps and all that and sure, Katrina’s story is just vague enough to keep audiences tuned it, but this is what I’m really interested in. Give me Jenny and Abbie and their dysfunctional sister relationship. Give me Irving and Cynthia and their daughter and that relationship. Give me fantastic character arcs for Luke Morales and Andy Brooks.
In short, give me a show (a genre show, at that) that doesn’t sideline its non-white characters but instead highlights them and puts them at the forefront of the narrative. Give me that, and I’ll happily take any crazy, Xena-esque plot twists and melodrama you want to throw at me.
02 12 / 2013
ablackberrywinter asked: [Once you get this message you must give five random facts about yourself and then pass it on to your favourite 10 followers ^-^]
Aah! Its getting hard thinking of these. Below the cut. :)
Edit: And I just realized I gave ten instead of five. Karma points for the next round?
02 12 / 2013
Wasn’t it January like 5 minutes ago?
I swear to god it was
Last time i checked it was 2011??
I fell asleep in 2007 and I woke up now it’s 2013
Wait the 90’s are over???
Hold up, the Spice Girls broke up!?