I’ll be getting to my backed-up inbox tomorrow, but regarding the fresh round of inquiries, YES I will be updating Though Far Away in the near future :D I admit to a bit of writer’s block, coupled with general weariness over the more tiresome, lady-hating corners of the Hobbit fandom these days.
A gal needs a break from so much negativity in what SHOULD be happy fun pretendy land, goll-ee, it was never this bad back in my day, even regarding Arwen-hate *shakes cane*. But never fear, my fierce devotion to badass Lady Elves has not faded!
someone on the westeros forum was talking shit about the starks and said “shaggydog sounds like something a 3 year old would name their wolf”
in response to the "nigga" meme: girljanitor: indica-tor: POC who live here in America: I realize... -
POC who live here in America:
I realize you’re hurt by the ignorant words of “white people” who don’t know what they’re talking about, and I’m sorry.
But I have a question for you. In this “land of the free”…aren’t you free? What are their words doing to you, unless you LET them affect you? I thought this was a free country, where people were allowed to speak their minds, and other people were allowed not to listen.
But maybe I was wrong. Maybe the words of people are so strong that it’s impossible to stand up against them. Which is sad, and basically means our country is full of weak people.
No matter what race or gender I am, I would never let people’s words affect me. Don’t you realize they’re just words? Words are not physical, they will not capture and torture you. They won’t keep you from getting a job (and if your race is keeping you from getting a job, that’s the owners problem, not every white person), and they won’t kill you.
Unless you let them.
So take pride in who you are and stop listening to stupid people. It’s that easy. Once you let go of worrying about what other people think, your life will be a hell of a lot easier. And a lot less stressful.
Empower yourself. Empower your own life.
“once you let go of ‘worrying what people think and say’, then magically all this will disappear! “
“RACISM CAN’T AFFECT YOU UNLESS YOU LET IT!!!”
People are still saying there’s not enough strong female characters in supernatural
First demon to kill an angel
disobeys the king of hell
In charge of heaven
Hacks Leviathan leader
Kick starts the apocalypse
Sacrifices herself to save dean
Need I say more
Need you say more? Well, I will.
All but two of these women are dead (Charlie, Abbadon.)
Every now and then Supernatural throws us a lady-shaped bone, they do some awesome things, and then they conveniently go away again. If they dare appear in multiple episodes in a row, or if they could potentially pose a romantic “threat” to “the boys”, they end up killed off, often in the past due to fan pressure.
And truly, not enough strong female characters?? Oh, so your handful of examples over EIGHT YEARS of show is supposed to satisfy some kind of “enough” quota? Should I be tallying up a counterargument of all the ladies who’ve been helpless victims and sacrificial episode openers? Because I promise you it would greatly outweigh this.
Then we come to the problem of “strong female characters.” All of these strong females (excepting Charlie) are “strong” in pretty much only one kind of way—they do badass violence. Because apparently the only way to be considered a strong character who is female is to be physically or damage-inducingly strong. We can’t have well-wounded lady characters who are strong in other kinds of ways, like persevering through a bullshit life (unless their perseverance comes in the shape of a fist or boot-to-ass, I guess.)
Those of us complaining about there “not being enough strong female characters in Supernatural” really just want one or two female characters who get to exist outside of Same/Dean/Castiel’s need for them/their skills/their emotions/their bodies. Maybe who don’t get horribly killed as sacrifices on the Altar of Manpain. Maybe who get to have interesting stories. Contribute to the stories in complex, interesting ways.
But apparently, according to arguments like this one, that actually is too much to damn ask.
Yeah, no, ALL FUCKING THIS.
When I started seriously watching this show, I started playing Helpless White Blonde Girl Bingo with the Victims of The Week. I should post it!
Never mind the virgin/whore tropes almost all these women fall into (Charlie breaks it), built up as either EVER SO GOOD (dies) or EVER SO BAD (we cheer when she dies, see: Ruby), or momentary and with so much potential and then killed off before we get to know her.
I also see people being all “WELL THESE ARE SUPPORTING CHARACTERS WHY SHOULD THEY HAVE A LIFE”. Um. For one, because we ALL have a life, no matter who’s story it is. If someone told my story, I would want my bff and husband and siblings’ stories to be complex and layered and for them to have goals and ambitions that have nothing to do with me, even if they’re just alluded to. That is good storytelling.
Bobby has/had a life beyond the boys. Ellen did at least, so did Chuck and John….the gals almost never get one. Ever. And if they do, again, that makes them interesting, which makes people complain, and then they die.
Never mind the buttloads of misogynist language, but yanno, Misha Collins himfuckingself addressed that and how it bothers him.
Charlie is wonderful and amazing and no, it’s not just because she’s a lesbian. It’s because she has a LIFE and BACKSTORY that has NOTHING to do with the guys, but rather drives her TO seek them out, help them out, forge true friendship with Dean especially. That’s a good supporting character. Not someone there to be fodder who may kill some people to establish momentary “badassness”.
Again, even if that WAS the ONLY way to be Strong Female Character, the number of pretty girls tossed into the blender on this show I still somehow love far, far outnumber them XD
THEY’RE ALL IN WEEKEND UPDATE CHARACTERS
I did a little updating to Stefon’s wiki. You’re welcome, internet.
Seth Meyers married Stefon.
That is all.
Remembering Joy Division’s Ian Curtis 30 Years After His Death
Three decades after the powerful Joy Division singer committed suicide at 23, his music lives onMay 18, 2010 5:19 PM ET
Thirty years ago today, the music world lost one of its most unique and powerful young voices when Ian Curtis, lead singer and songwriter of Joy Division, committed suicide just hours before the Manchester, U.K. band was scheduled to depart for their first tour of North America. In their short run, Joy Division left behind two classic albums that bridged the gap between punk and new wave: 1979’s Unknown Pleasures and 1980’s Closer, both masterpieces of a dark, gloomy style of rock dubbed the Manchester Sound. Joy Division were a sharp, pop-minded band, as well: “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” released one month before Curtis’ death, would go on to become the band’s highest-charting song and one of the most revered tracks of the ’80s. It ultimately landed on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
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Voices, I hate you.