Jun. 20th, 2012 02:49 pm
fangirl_says: (SPN My Fandom is Short by Remy)
Can anyone remind me how to insert a picture into a post? I tried using the insert/edit image dealie, but preview is just showing the red x box.

fangirl_says: (SPN Dean Sam)
I am not really sure what I think about Bristol Palin, except that I really love her first name.  I think it's classy of everyone (including John McCain) to insist that Sarah Palin's daughter's pregnancy doesn't say anything about her ability to run a country. I am kind of struggling, though, with the idea that politicians' family lives aren't any of our business. I kind of feel like, if they get to make judgements and decisions and laws about MY family life - who I get to marry, what I get to do with my uterus, what my children are or aren't allowed to see or hear - then I should damn well be allowed to make judgements about theirs.  In my opinion, a politician's family life will stop being relevant when said politician takes his or her hands out of our families.

--[ profile] dontyouwaitup, QWP
fangirl_says: (SPN Hold 'em closer)
...of posting smart things that smart people are saying that I wish I had the smarts to say myself, I really like what [ profile] blacklid says here.

My favorite part:

Here's a mind bender: this show has so much merit because it creates wank of epic proportions. The creators and writers are instructed to work in the metaphors and the concepts that some of us are seeing. If I was a writer on this show, I would take it as a compliment that a character I created and then killed off gets labeled as a trend (like "all black men die"... gee, I think I used that one recently...) and discussed intelligently until we are all blue in the face. I would be ecstatic, because this is the purpose of good entertainment that's taken seriously; it is supposed to make us think. How meaty plot and characterization gets analyzed and turned into a serious dialog about social behavior is THE WHOLE POINT.

Now, if we can just keep from hacking each other to pieces in the process.

Ooh, also, go here and DL [ profile] philomel's season 3 Metallicar Mix. I still listen to the season 2 Metallicar Mix, and this one looks just as awesome. :D
fangirl_says: (SPN Metallicar night)
And, of course, the moment I say I have nothing to say, someone comes along and says exactly what I think, far better than I could.

I hate that he uses that language. I was cheering when Ruby clocked him and I'm sorry she got caught in the devil's trap because I really wanted her to beat on him some more.

But I don't have to love everything about the characters on my show. I don't have to think that what happens on the show should happen in real life. And I do love SPN in spite of how cringe-worthy it often is. I love Sam and Dean's love for each other and how impossible it is for them to say it aloud, I love how much Bobby loves them and how much they love Bobby and I miss the hell out of Ellen and Jo, I love the fucked up family dynamics, I love the contradictions and hypocrisies, I love how fiercely, murderously devoted to each other Sam and Dean are, I love the monster-of-the-week episodes, I love how they're dancing around the edges of theology, I love the impending doom, I love the chance of apocalypse, I love the stellar performances that all the actors turn in, I love the look of the show --

But none of that means that the show isn't itself deeply, deeply flawed, and offensively sexist and racist. It is. I believe that putting those words into Dean's mouth is just one of the ways that the writers are betraying an egregious failure to see the sexism they're perpetuating or -- worse -- a shamefully opportunistic willingness to use it.

After all, Dean isn't the one setting up the camera to film a woman wearing nothing but a slip dying face-down on a glass table from underneath the table. Dean isn't the one choosing to show women in jeopardy, to show them helpless, to show them dying gruesomely or being saved while wearing little or nothing. Dean isn't the one choosing to use every horror-movie trope that Buffy The Vampire Slayer so gleefully and successfully overturned.

And I do think that Dean is messed up about women. But I don't for a moment think he hates them, despite his language.

[redacted my own rant.]
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So, the earliest appointment I could get with my doctor is 2:30. There's nothing on tv, and none of my dvds is looking particularly attractive atm. I can't sleep because I can't breathe, and I'm looking for something to take my mind off that fact for awhile. So, what should I check out? G'head, pimp me your favorite fandom (aside from SPN, Jericho, Buffy/Angel/Firefly, X-Files and ST, naturally, since I'm good in those departments *g*). I prefer TV at this point, I think, since I can easily DL an ep or two, and if it's not working for me I can always look for something else.

My all-knowing flist, what should I watch? Tell me in 100 words or less (or, hell, more, if you're in the mood). Show me pictures that illustrate what's awesome about your show. I'm open to pretty much anything. What'll it be? SGA? Torchwood? Moonlight? Battlestar Galactica? Blood Ties? Something else?



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