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Got some new followers and I just wanted to say hi!
I post a lot of things here….feminist stuff, personal feelings, crappy edits, long-winded meta on shows and stuff.
(also this is a constant Elizabeth Mitchell’s existence appreciation blog)
Thanks for following!
important good things about farscape
- gender norms??? more like gender BORES farscape has no time for that shit
- male protagonist allowed to emote
- female deuteragonist allowed NOT to emote
- the show almost entirely bypasses the tired “fish out of water” trope i hate so much in newcomer sci fi stories with john and just sort of expects him to roll with it
- and he does! and so do we as viewers. more shows need to trust that their viewers will go along for the ride with them.
- aliens that actually look ALIEN, no rubber foreheads here
- alien behaviors that actually feel ALIEN — see chiana & d’argo’s sex scenes, zhaan’s reaction to light, etc
- WEIRD PLOTLINES that seem genuinely, once again, ALIEN — sometimes to the show’s detriment but often to its benefit
- making you feel as strongly about rubber puppets as you do about the main cast of actors
- claudia black
no but let’s queer it up, shakespeare edition
- let’s talk about the three witches in macbeth and how they were definitely getting it on in graveyards at midnight
- let’s talk about horatio and hamlet and “good night, sweet prince” and how fucking stupid head over heels in love they were
- let’s talk about mercutio and how there’s no way in HELL he wasn’t some form of queer and some form of trans*
- let’s talk about how romeo and benvolio are awfully close for cousins
- let’s talk about iago and jealousy and what that meant for him and othello
- let’s talk about hermia and helena growing up together and falling in love together and then separately and then together again
- let’s talk about “the dark lady” and “the fair youth” his sonnets were for
- let’s talk about how badly he wanted to bang both of them, possibly at the same time
i have so much time for shakespeare and zero time for straightspeare
let’s fucking turn up the queer
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frankmyocean asked: thank you a thousand times for the romeo and juliet post! My thoughts are the same, I just never knew how to put them into words, something you did very beautifully! thank you again x
Oh, thank you!
I was just frustrated with some of the R&J stuff that seems to be floating around tumblr and while the play was never my favorite Shakespeare (although it’s up there), I do think there’s a lot more there than people give it credit for.
Thanks for your kind words; it makes me really happy to see people agreeing with the post!
Looking at these characters individually we can see their strengths, but it is collectively where we see the overall power of the portrayal - each of these women are strong, fully realised characters but they’re also entirely different from each other. They’re not clones, each trotting out the same tired stereotypes, they’re not reduced to evil sexiness (even when using sexuality as strength) nor are they little more than characterless weapons. These characters show not only strength, but diverse strength, different kinds of strength, different ways of being women. (x)
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