if i am that friend then I HAVE DONE WELL :,)
lol WHO ELSE, MONSTER? <3
This last ep! Frank and Cynthia! Their conversation plus all the amazing that is Amandla Stenberg makes me want so much more Irving family. *So many interesting familial relationships I want to see more of*
Everything about it is so great I WANT IT FOREVER AND ALWAYS.
Ha haha they are so clearly still in love. THAT CONVO. HER FACE.
Q:Have you ever read passing by nella larson?
Q:I have to ask how you feel about getting so many asks b/c I am feeling trolling. Also, I'd be interested to know your opinion on the Mets acquisition of Bartolo Colon.
lol Most of those were actually backlog.
I THINK BARTOLO COLON IS AN AMAZING NAME.
That is the extent of my knowledge.
Q:You're a intersectional voice that I have learned so much from. Just wondering: have you seen the doc 'Miss Representation?' If you have, I'd be interested in your take.
I have not watched the film, but I did watch their How the Media Failed Women in 2013 youtube clip and I felt some kinda way about them sandwiching Rihanna dancing in her owned damned video in between Robin Thicke exploiting women in his video and Miley Cyrus exoticizing and exploiting black women’s bodies in the course of her racist ass ratchet schtick.
It was not a good kinda way.
Q:Wait we got a spoiler that said Abbie,Ichabod and Katrina will all end up in purgatory in the finale?
I think there was a bit about them all being in the same place in some article about the finale. I couldn’t quote it.
Q:How do you feel about Jenny/Irving?
A resounding “meh.”
A friend of mine has me headcanoning Jenny as a lesbian which I am hella into AND after the last two eps I actually ship Irving with his estranged wife, Cynthia, super hard. I am weak to comedies of remarriage. Plus, I mean, Jill Marie Jones.
So I see people making a case for the show’s inadequacies. For example, justifying Abbie’s underreaction to hearing her ancestors were murdered by Ichabod’s son as something she’d address later, which could very well be true.
I think they’re forgetting that this is a show. The explanations for action, the subtext; you as a viewer add that. Thus it doesn’t make our justifications true.
That’s why I find it hard to swallow the problems of this show. A writer (should) know to add subtleties in order to lean us towards an interpretation. Take the Abbie and her murdered ancestors thing again. After saying she didn’t blame Ichabod or didn’t mind that this happened, we would know there was more to her feelings if we were to see her gaze cast away afterwards, a tightened lip, tears in her eyes…But did we get any of that? I’m asking seriously since I didn’t pick up on a thing.
Seems to me she really did decide to accept this news and be content with it. And that’s problematic in so many ways. Ignoring how unrealistically blasé a reaction that was for most anyone, it contradicts Abbie’s character development. Instead of presenting Abbie as rightfully upset, with the events or otherwise, they went for docile. Abbie just swallows it up like water, just as she has been swallowing all of Ichabod’s emotions, episode after episode, leaving little emotion for herself.
And it’s damn infuriating, watching the show undo all its characterization as if they don’t know how to balance their developments anymore.
While I agree with the premise that we shouldn’t have to make up justifications for things that don’t make sense, I don’t really feel like Abbie’s reaction to Grace Dixon’s fate was OOC or even all that glaring?
While I think it definitely would have been interesting and a far more compelling utilization of the Grace Dixon beat (which imo was completely wasted) to explore some of the issues many African Americans have with regard to having very little, if any, clearly traceable ancestry—particularly having experienced this dull sort of ache myself—I don’t think it failed to make sense that Abbie would have little reaction to the news about their deaths. She already knew they were long dead and she never seemed as invested in the revelations from Sanctuary as Ichabod was, which makes sense as it was about Ichabod’s contemporaries. For Abbie, it always came off as just a neat fact she stored away because she’s so distant from the entire thing.
I can’t really imagine my reaction to learning some ancestors of mine died early being all that intense either. And a good friend of mine being unreasonably guilty about it would definitely warrant a stronger reaction to me than the fact of the deaths themselves.