“On Halloween they all jump off the roof and fly!”
4C jesus please keep this wild ass Ouija shit off my dash
4C JESUS……… OH MY GOD.
OF ALL THE THINGS, 4C JESUS
people that can swim underwater in chlorine pools with their eyes open are not to be trusted
…tentatively titled Matryoshka. This is not a sequel, but a side-by-side novel to complete what I’m calling the Leningrad Diptych. It is a retelling of Ivan and the Firebird set during the children’s evacuation of Leningrad. Some familiar faces will pop up, as in all Russian fairy tales, but it will be a story all its own. The gender-shifting trickster Grey Wolf, the Water of Life and Death, firebirds, valkyries, talking dolls and the return of Baba Yaga—Matryoshka is a dark mirror of the London evacuation and a journey into the heart of the war.
Matryoshka will be out in 2015.
literally how to get away with murder is a show where the protagonist is a quiet, boy-next-door POC, his lead mentor is the most complex, badass lady, also POC, and his fellow student is an equally hardworking, ambitious woman, also POC. Three main characters who are black. (Also you have Oliver, who is less relevant as of now but seems to have a growing character, and Rebecca, who is part-Chinese and the show kinda centers on her story it seems).
yet everyone decides to love the manipulative, cheating, extremely problematic, offensive, pretty cis-male white gay guy who has sex with everyone to get his way and contributes somewhat minimally to the show apart from gratuitous sex scenes and looking attractive all the time.
and I’m not completely saying Connor doesn’t have character. His character is complex and fascinating and I can see it growing already, especially in conjunction with Oliver, but everybody hates Michaela and demonizes her for being determined, ambitious, and hardworking, while they worship Connor like he’s some saint even though he uses manipulation and illegal tactics to fulfill HIS ambitions.
Because Michaela isn’t a hot white boy. She’s a strong, independent woman who has a goal she wants to achieve and won’t let things stand in her way, not even her fiancé. She’s also black. And people gonna hate that and pick the piece of garbage to fan over instead of her character or the other two pieces of gold that are Wes and Annaliese. Wes is literally the protagonist of the show, he is the underdog, the initially naive and slow one, yet he works his ass off to catch up and then continues to display his morality and humanity in trying to help Rebecca. (He’s also so attractive.) Annaliese is an extremely intelligent, successful black woman who is the bosslady and wonderful at her job, she is sexy, she is vulnerable at times, she is everything.
But no. Everyone loves the garbage white boy because let’s face it, he’s pretty as hell and he isn’t black like the other three genuinely interesting characters.
I did go to school for Marine Biology, but the cool thing is… the greatest thing for me is that Polynesians, our gods, Kahoali, Maui, all these water gods, so it’s really cool and a honor to be playing a [water] character. And there’s not too many brown superheroes, so I’m really looking forward to representing the Polynesians, the natives.
My family are some of the greatest water men on earth. I’m not, but I’m going to go train with them. But it’s really an honor just being a Polynesian. And water is the most important thing in this world and we all know it. It’s cool be a part of DC’s universe.
Ezra Miller is not the first LGBTQ actor to be cast in a major superhero franchise. Alan Cumming and Anna Paquin are both bisexual and were in the XMen franchise as Nightcrawler and Rogue.
Update: AND Ian McKellen AND Ellen Page. So clearly the XMen franchise is not very straight.
college is a truly amazing place
Western Canadian Literature: “The prairie is cold and empty, like my marriage.”
Eastern Canadian Literature: “The sea is cold and empty, like my marriage.”
Nowadays the princesses all know kung fu, and yet they’re still the same princesses. They’re still love interests, still the one girl in a team of five boys, and they’re all kind of the same. They march on screen, punch someone to show how they don’t take no shit, throw around a couple of one-liners or forcibly kiss someone because getting consent is for wimps, and then with ladylike discretion they back out of the narrative’s way.
On the posters they’re posed way in the back of the shot behind the men, in the trailers they may pout or smile or kick things, but they remain silent. Their strength lets them, briefly, dominate bystanders but never dominate the plot. It’s an anodyne, a sop, a Trojan Horse - it’s there to distract and confuse you, so you forget to ask for more.