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Just in case you didn’t know, the 2015 women’s world cup with 24 teams will be the largest women only sporting event in history.
Math, with his beautiful, universal structure, and Emotion, with her gripping intensity, had just one child. They named her Music.
This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever read.
So much love
fyi I just found out
ao3 invites are currently on only a 24-hour wait period
It’s actually faster to sign up this way than to wait for a friend’s personal and limited invitations to go through!
Y’ALL DO IT.
Do it while you can.
Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
In the language of the day, fighting ‘in a scientific fashion’ meant she appeared to have studied fighting or boxing, rather than just whaling on him by instinct. During the nineteenth century boxing became formalised, with innovations like the Marquess of Queensberry rules regulating the sport. (The introduction of padded gloves actually made it more dangerous, as boxers could now hit each other much harder without risking injury to their own hands, and more serious facial and cranial injuries resulted. Bareknuckle boxers had to be a bit more careful lest they break their own hand-bones.) There was also an interest in the science of fighting, with a knowledge of anatomy and physics helping to establish where on the body were the most effective places to hit, and how a fighter should move to deliver blows more powerfully.
I like the ‘delight of several colliers’ too. I like to imagine they gave her a round of applause while she tucked her blouse back in, straightened her hat, and gave them a brisk nod of acknowledgement before cycling on.
I also like to imagine that she arrived slightly late for a dainty afternoon tea, telling her hostess ‘I’m very sorry to be late, Alice, but you see a young lout accosted me on the road and I had to administer a sound thrashing before I could proceed.’
Alice understood perfectly.
When she told that same story to Myka a century later, she totally got laid that night.
Bering & Wells everyone. Bering & Wells.
I am fairly convinced that Red Pandas are not real.
THEY ARE LIKE CHILDREN WITH TAILS
Pretty much me at meal time.
Married life with Ellen and Portia.
IDC HOW MANY TIMES IVE REBLOGGED THIS IT IS LITERALLY MY FAVOURITE FUCKING THING
It might seem out of left field because 95% of shows on TV have no gay charas. Defiance has had “all the gay” since season 1 (re: Stahma/Kenya). It isn’t like they suddenly stuck gay in there. It’s been there the whole time. Just more in this ep.
I think this is a really good point actually. So many people still don’t realize that this is a normal part of life. Defiance isn’t shoving gay/bi/pan storylines into the show “because we can”, it’s literally just portraying life accurately (or, as accurately as life can be portrayed in a science fiction show). Unfortunately not many tv shows do the same.
As much as this fandom talks about “all the gay” as an amusing thing, I truly feel that the vast majority of us appreciate the importance of different storylines. I think that having characters and storylines about non-hetero relationships and people is really important and I think it’s great that Defiance is doing it and I really wish it happened more often. I think a lot of shows ought to take a page from our writers’ books.
A recent study in the U.S. says 2% of Americans identify as non-heterosexual. Assuming that number is accurate (which I don’t), it means a show with many non-hetero relationships isn’t truly representative of “reality”. And a post-apocalyptic world, people will either not have the same societal hang ups or they will be overly devoted to the days of old.
While I do think having decent representation at all is massively better than nothing, I think what Defiance does best is something no current show today does - which is to treat the relationships themselves exactly the same irrespective of the genders involved, and THAT, is what I think is more important than anything else.
For me, it isn’t just representation itself that we need in media. Nor is it the desire for accuracy in numbers. It is the treatment of the relationships as equally important, loving, troublesome, bad, and wonderful as any other relationship can be that matters to me.