"As much as I like Fringe, hearing the beautiful Anna Torv talk in the creepy William Bell voice is rather ruining past fantasies."
The (in)famous Romercutio kiss from the italian version of the musical
I don’t even watch Star Trek but that is the most graceful bitchslap I have ever seen.
this is amazing
Seeing someone from school in public.
|—||Sylvia Plath (via incorrectsylviaplathquotes)|
I haven’t seen the episode yet, but I noticed something a little uncomfortable when I opened tumblr this morning.
After a new Supernatural episode airs I usually find my dash absolutely loaded with gifs and know everything that happened in about 5 minutes. However, this morning my dash was mostly gif free and awkwardly split.
I should say that I follow a whole mix of blogs, but the Supernatural blogs I follow usually fall into one of two categories: screenwriters who like SPN, and fandom SPN blogs.
The screenwriting side were highly complimentary. Berens is a favourite & the idea that he would do a female focused episode sounded amazing so I was glad people seemed to like it. On the fandom side, though, it was kinda ugly. A lot of the comments were getting misogynistic and it was really uncomfortable to watch. It seemed as though there was this idea that these female characters shouldn’t be allowed in this male dominated space.
I’m mostly followed by aspiring screenwriters and I really want to stress that this is not okay. Supernatural has ended up in this position because of its poor treatment of female characters over its run. Yes, there are always a few exceptions but I shouldn’t have to be looking for them. Of course there will always be a few specific situations that are highly gendered but SPN’s world should not be one of them. Your writing should have three dimensional female characters & if your work ever gets commissioned it should definitely not be a big deal when - in it’s NINTH SEASON - it has a female focused episode. Seriously. If your (largely female) audience is having mixed to angry reactions when women are more than just 2D sidekicks on the show then please know that somewhere along the line you have messed up big time.
(I also follow lovely fandom blogs & lovely people & they were not being misogynistic. I’m really looking forward to watching this episode & hopefully it does not disappoint.)
*looks over to society* No, we’re good.