I want queer people to be able to turn on the tv and see themselves.
i want them to be able to watch a shitty romantic comedy with an obvious plot and see themselves, to watch a serious tv show about vampire killing FBI agents and see themselves, to watch a fairytale kid’s movie and see themselves-
i want queer people to count as people outside of shitty, offensive dramas that see queerness as a gate to more drama, something all-defining and life-ruining, written by writers who don’t care enough to learn what’s a stereotype and what’s reality and still want cookies for putting goddamn cardboard cuttouts on their show-
and i want that queerness to be evident and unarguable.
i don’t want shitty backhanded references to a dude’s “friendliness” with his best friend-
i don’t want half-hearted mentions of a main character’s gay friend in an attempt to prove that the character and that the show aren’t homophobic-
I don’t want queerbaiting, that straight viewers can claim was just a joke,because it was, it’s just a joke the show can profit off for “representing” someone they don’t even fucking count as enough of a person to deserve to be treated with respect-
And i want queer ladies and queer dudes and genderqueer queers and i want them to be different races and classes and have different goals and opinions and lifestyles and fashion choices and interests and lives and challenges, because queer people are not one, shitty, poorly done stereotype
I want to count as a fucking person
i want every single queer person to count as a fucking person
a person whose story isn’t a joke, isn’t something to be ashamed of, isn’t something you see once in an afterschool special about not bullying people, until they get “turned straight” or “fixed” or “just hadn’t met the right person” or fucking kill themselves or turn out to be the villain if they “stay queer” because being queer means one has to be ‘punished’ for it-
I want us to fucking count, and i want the media to acknowledge we count.
Person A of your OTP lends their sweater to Person B. When Person A is home, they realize they still have Person B’s sweater and finds Person B’s iPod. Out of curiosity, Person A looks through Person B’s music and finds a playlist titled with Person A’s name.
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Oh thank Chuck they realized how terrible of a title they had, before it was too late…
Yay, got an excellent dress for my Trisana Chandler cosplay today for less than ten bucks…
Now all I have to do is figure out the how to do the ridiculous amount of hair-braiding that it will require….
Shout out to all the disabled women out there who so often get ignored in terms of representation and respect and rights and acknowledgement in discussions of feminism and women’s issues.
You are all wonderful and valuable and excellent.
Happy International Women’s Day!
March 8th 1911: International Women’s Day launched
On this day in 1911, International Women’s Day was launched in Copenhagen by Clara Zetkin. Zetkin, a German socialist activist, led the Women’s Office of the Social Democratic Party. The official commemoration of the day began in an attempt to draw attention to the struggle for female suffrage and women’s rights. Activists organised demonstrations and protests for March 8th in order to have more far-reaching impact. Initially only celebrated in Europe, it soon became a global phenomenon, spreading to Russia, Australia and the United States. Ever since 1996, the UN has established official themes for International Day; this year’s theme is 'Inspiring Change'.
Happy International Women’s Day everyone!
Here’s to you, Mary Winchester, played by Amy Gumenick (above) and Samantha Smith (below).
You are a female character in a patriarchal narrative (a story written, directed and produced mostly by men, mostly about men, in which women are secondary characters).
You are defined as a wife, a mother and a daughter before you are defined as yourself. You are defined mostly by your relationships to men (we know everything about your sons, we know nothing about your girlfriends). You are burned to death by a demon; your death is the origin myth of the story.
Here’s to all the female characters in patriarchal stories. Here’s to all the women who are writing, acting, producing, directing, making their way in the still male-dominated worlds of film and television (both front and back of the camera).
Here’s to more stories about women, all the stories about women, here’s to the future of stories about women.
what have i done
i stared at this picture so confused and then i started laughing so hard
you spilled the beans
"you make my heart beat in iambic pentameter."
no you don’t understand shakespeare literally writes to the beat of your heart
- that’s why shakespearean actors will sometimes pound their chests in time to the words during readings
- that’s why you use fluctuations in the rhythm to track your character’s emotional state - any irregularities in the scansion are like the character’s heart stuttering or jumping or skipping a beat
- that’s why when characters share the rhythm - switching off in the middle of a foot - those characters inevitably have an extraordinarily intimate connection
shakespeare ***king writes viscerally, he is literally in your body, and that, my friend, that is why the best shakespearean actors don’t posture and emote
you have to be ****ing alive and passionate and electric - it can’t be intellectual, in the end, it has to be about connection and the sweating, cheering, jeering, bleeding masses you’re performing to, because make no mistake, shakespeare may go to lofty heights, but he only works if you’re just as grounded in the earth. he has to be in your body. he has to be in your body.
holy ***** shit i love shakespeare so much, get him in your bones, breathe him in, stomp and rage and pine, dadum dadum dadum dadum dadum, it is literally to the beat of your heart
The Worlds of Young Wizards: Part 3 in a series
*stares at open computer file of my resume*
*writes ‘threw a popsicle stick at Misha Collins’ head that one time’*