Just a bisexual girl who tends to obsess over various fandoms including musicals (especially The Addams Family Musical), Once Upon a Time, Orphan Black, Doctor Who, Faking It, and Buffy. My ships include Wednesday and Lucas from the Addams Family (that's where my never-changing URL comes from), Swan Queen, Snowing, Evil Charming (my guilty pleasure), Karmy, Cophine, Lumberpunk, Bangel, Cangel, Tillow, and Doctor/Rose. I sometimes like to rant.
Hey, guys! As another season of blatant queerbaiting is about to commence, I figured I’d tell you about a webseries which is doing the exact opposite and could use a little more traffic. Let me introduce to you Vervegirl TV’s, Carmilla.
So the series is based on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 novella of the same name, and for those that have already read it, you might be a little apprehensive because while Carmilla is always associated with being the lesbian vampire book, the book HELLA demonizes the romantic feelings Carmilla shows toward Laura because, you know, 1872. Technically, Dracula (which wasn’t published until 1897) doesn’t exactly portray the relationship between Drac and Mina very well either, but I’m getting off topic.
Basically, the webseries takes everything homophobic about the original book and turns it on its head. There have only been two male characters ever shown on screen, and the rest of the characters, aside from maybe one straight girl that’s been in one episode, are queer Canadian college girls. I guarantee that this adaptation has good Mr. Le Fanu turning over in his grave, and that’s beautiful.
Our protagonist, nerdy, sheltered Laura is getting used to college and pining for one of her TAs, Danny (do not let the spelling of her name fool you, for she is indeed a woman), when her journalism project turns into a vlog where she documents the strange goings-on at her college once her roommate disappears. In episode two, she meets the first roommate’s replacement, the snarky, leather-clad Carmilla (who might as well wear a t-shirt that says “Not A Vampire”). Wackiness ensues.
Basically, I think Swen would really like this show because A, Carmilla is A LOT like Regina, and B, there is no queerbaiting on this show. It’s just one big, healthy dose of pure femslash with supernatural elements. This is exactly what a lot of Swen need.
Anyway, new episodes are posted every Tuesday and Thursday and you can start at the beginning of the series here.
If you haven’t heard about this yet, last night the BBC aired a powerful documentary called Blurred Lines that explored casual misogyny online and rape culture.
I urge EVERYONE to watch it and spread it like fire because it gives real insight into the topic and has inspired both men and women to go to Twitter and had #blurredlines trending for 12 hours on Twitter after it aired.
You can watch it on BBC iPlayer here (x)
(I genuinely don’t know if those outside the UK can view, so please let me know!)
It includes video footage from the Steubenville cases, it takes a look at the treatment of women in GTA, lads mags and rape jokes, the unapologetic nature of those who perpetrate rape culture etc.
One of the more interesting points of the documentary are the men who oppose rape culture and those that don’t and the societal differences between them.
After you view it please share your views, both on Tumblr and any other social media platforms you have. It’d be great if this abuse against women documentary were the first searches people came across when they search for Blurred lines.
You can watch it on BBC iPlayer here (x)
For those outside the UK: there’s a nice browser extension called Hola with which you can watch this.
And here’s a link to the whole program on YouTube. [x]
I always have to wonder about the academic counselors that email me at midnight.
When I first saw the Next to Normal performance on the Tony’s, I thought the plot was that a housewife was sleeping with her next door neighbor’s hot son.
I didn’t think the actual plot for it could be any darker.
but it was
EVERY TIME I START TO THINK Y’KNOW I WISH MORE PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT N2N THIS POST GETS LIKE FIFTY SOMETHING NOTES
WHAT THE FUCK GUYS
What I want to know is if Once Upon A Time or Mirror Mirror first came up with the idea of bandit!Snow, who at one point kicks the Prince’s ass. Technically, Snow Falls aired like six months before Mirror Mirror was released, but Mirror Mirror was in development for years and wrapped production in September 2011. I guess it’s maybe just a coincidence.