aphrodite_mine: two women in period garb face away from the screen. they are holding hands (tipping the velvet - into the sunset)
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Spent more or less the last 24 hours way too upset about Arrow for my level of investment. I'm only watching Sara's episodes, but of course, that leads to growing attached to others, and... there's something about characters that the writers don't know what to do with (cough Ann Perkins) that triggers the sads in a major way.

Trying to combat the sads with the Rogue One trailer lead to tears. But happy tears? I expect the franchise is front-loading us with incredible ladies to make room for Han Solo and Boba Fett and blah blah whatever, but at least for now, I am a happy Star Wars fan.

I've been listening to a bunch of podcasts and wanted to update with a few more I'm really liking. Stuff You Missed in History Class and Stuff Your Mom Didn't Tell You are filling a void I didn't know I wanted filled. AFAIK the hosts are all white, cis ladies (basic research doesn't inform me differently) but the discussions about race and disability seem quite nuanced and don't take shortcuts where it would be easy to skip over details. Obviously, YMMV, and I'm new to these so there could be massive issues I just haven't hit yet.

I'm considering getting the entire set of the Paul F. Tompcast because I find PFT utterly delightful and his voice work gives me so much joy... but the entire show has background piano and... electronic blip noises that really make it a struggle to understand. (Its a cognization thing... my brain wants to jump to the tiny noises and forgets that there are voices communicating information.) Note to self: find more PFT podcasts without blips.

This post is all over the place, but I also wanted to put down in words how much I appreciate Brooklyn Nine-Nine's treatment of Melissa Fumero. Not only have they used visual obfuscation to allow her to have totally unchanged screentime while pregnant, but they went out of their way to let her be pregnant on the show without consequences! Obviously, this method can't work for all types of shows, but man. I appreciate it. Not that B99 is without problems (the big ones being disability representation and spirit animals) but it is because of things like this that I'm willing to stick around and see how they grow.

Date: 2016-04-08 12:53 am (UTC)
saturnofthemoon: (Laurel Lance)
From: [personal profile] saturnofthemoon
This is far from the first time Arrow has fridged a woman, but this hit me out of left field. I plan on making my angry post later.

Date: 2016-04-08 01:15 am (UTC)
gloss: woman in front of birch tree looking to the right (P&R: Ann new leaf)
From: [personal profile] gloss
I *loved* how much Fumero owned last night's episode. I didn't think they'd sideline Peralta quite so much, but they did! And he got all kicked up, too! ♥

I'm glad I never watched Arrow, but I feel your pain in general and I'm also worried about Sara's fictional pain.

Date: 2016-04-08 01:43 pm (UTC)
havocthecat: the lady of shalott (Default)
From: [personal profile] havocthecat
I love Melissa Fumero and I loved that they did an episode of Amy undercover specifically to address the fact that she's competent and good at her job - and a better cop than Jake. And that Jake was wrong and overprotective and that he had to go. I was afraid when the show started that it would be "Jake is always right because of his ~instincts~ and everyone will learn that lesson." It's really actually not.

(I won't even start about Arrow. How terrible were they?)

Date: 2016-04-09 01:07 am (UTC)
allchildren: peter you suck - audiovisual: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB_1t-Vn6Vs (▭ and you should feel terrible)
From: [personal profile] allchildren
It drove me crazy (ha) that nobody ever suggested Pimento go see a therapist. This is a preeeetty basic approach to wild amounts of trauma. JFC. I tend to feel like B99 skirts real issues in a way that is borderline really frustrating (and I feel like there was something else recently that I can't recall, or maybe it was just me yelling GO SEE A PSYCHIATRIST at the TV again) but is also a sitcom so what do I expect but also you simply cannot just set a sitcom in the NYPD without occasionally running into something real! And you should handle it better. But also I don't care too much, just enough for this comment really, please enjoy


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