Dear people attending the Sherlock premiere in 3 days,
first off, Congratulations. secondly,
PLEASE NO SPOILERS. PUT IT IN A READ MORE PLEASE. DEAR GOD PLEASE DON’T MAKE A BIG POST ABOUT HOW SHERLOCK DID IT OR HOW JOHN FEELS OR WHATEVER THAT PEOPLE MIGHT SEE UNINTENTIONALLY. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE
From Bran’s prompt “Carlos’ POV on Cecil sometime prior to One Year Later”.
If you’d told me a year ago
that I’d have a stalker
I would have laughed -
or at least been confused -
I’m not noticeable.
But here we are.
The thing is
Stalkers are meant to be threatening
They aren’t meant to be endearing.
They aren’t meant to have beautiful voices
or sweet smiles
or elegant hands.
They aren’t meant to dress like that either
Stalking is frightening.
The only thing that’s frightening is that
I want to know what will happen
If I could, I would shape my body
into an apology
for my imperfections.
My hair would deflate
My pores would shrink
My cuticles would humble themselves and remain groomed
for longer than a few hours after I leave the manicurist.
If I could, I would fill your head
with my gratitude
for your love.
You would feel how lonely I had been
just for an instant
So you would know what I mean now
when I say, I’m not alone anymore.
If I could, I would lie down
in the middle of the road
and make my body a bridge over potholes, and roadkill
and random gaps in the space-time continuum
I would never let you stumble.
If I knew how to deserve you,
I would do it.
Instead I will love you
until I am good at it.
Why is it whenever there is yet more racist BS in the NV fandom, it’s always the PoC fans that get the whole “Why make a big deal about race” spiel after calling out the racist assholes?
How about you say that to those people who are so fucking adamant about how white Cecil apparently is based on shitty and arbitrary reasons.
Also, please don’t hassle the writers, fandom :(
Also, Black Widow accomplished all of it without being a billionaire.
Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.
I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.
And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.
Wow thats a shame, even a nice old lady too. These Space Valkyries should have been left in.
They really should have.
I lived, ate, and breathed Star Wars from age 2 until 2005 when RotS finally beat the enthusiasm out of me, and I have NEVER, EVER in all my reading on behind-the-scenes and makings-of heard of these shots. It’s a shame there was no relaunched edit of the original trilogy they could have slipped these in OH FUCKING WAIT THERE’S BEEN LIKE 3 OF THOSE NOW.
Fuck. FUCK. Whoever decided to edit out and bury these needs to french kiss an angle grinder.
Just a reminder - here are the things that made it when Lucas recut all the movies in 1997: a CGI Jabba, a whole new Wampa, and a brand new slave girl musical number. He also edited the films slightly with each major home video release, replacing Sebastian Shaw’s ghost with Hayden Christiansen and making the Ewoks blink.
Unless there are extenuating circumstances I’m unaware of, this shit could get added back in so easily. Disney is going to rerelease these at some point - why not with these characters?
my mind is just a bit blown here
so apparently some racist asshole is spamming the #pocecil tag with pictures of white fucking cecil because they think white cecil is better and “more canon” and that because there’s more white cecils, they “win”. real classy. so have some pocecils k
the pocecil tag and its variants are supposed to be safe places for people who want to see cecils who aren’t white and those people are mostly poc themselves like me. this isn’t the first time assholes have deliberately spammed the tag; not too long ago, these fuckers were straight up comparing people of color to dogs and other ANIMALS. because even when they’re trying to be “funny”, it’s clear they think poc are less that human
as for their argument about how cecil MUST BE WHITE because his name sounds white WELL KIDDO white names have been forced on poc by fucking colonialists for centuries. poc have to change their names just for their own fucking safety to something “less foreign” so they won’t be turned away from jobs or made fun of or killed. hilarious. if you’re going be all obnoxious faux linguistic historian about it, why don’t you talk about forced assimilation? not to mention you’re just blatantly ignoring the existence of mixed race poc who could very realistically have names like cecil gershwin palmer i mean for god’s sake
basically: what an asshole