warning: this is a more along the vein of my other blog, as it contains fangirling, but I promise it’s relevant to my usual subject matter.
So, C and I watch Defiance, the new SyFy show, and this week’s episode had the two of us jaw-on-the-floor, jumping up and down happy.
Spoilers below the cut
While I wasn’t happy with the way the episode started out (the slut shaming/whorephobia angle), it quickly got a shit-ton better and reminded us why that stuff was not OK, and all of the above is so spot on.
I’d also like to add, though, that Nolan/Kenya’s now canon fling came completely without him going apeshit about what her job is. He is totally, 100% OK with her being his “no labels, but more than a friend or client” to Kenya while still respecting that she is a prostitute by choice and that he doesn’t own her.
I have seriously been enjoying this show as a way to scratch my need for post apocalyptic sci fi alien shit, but if they don’t stop with the whorephobia on this episode I am going to gank a bitch.
Since making that post, I did actually find and read that scene. I agree it is gross—but not to the point that I could call Tyrion a complete, nonredeemable monster/asshole/whatever-name-you-want-here. No more than I could level such a title at Lady Stark, or Jamie, or Dany no matter the utterly shit things that they have done.
Regardless, I think them not doing that in the TV show is one change I could absolutely live with.
Getting this out of my system. Warning: Discussing future events of GoT and fandom reactions that I have previously seen to them.
what the hell is even with this whole… too-good-for-this-world cordelia powers that be bullshit. Like. I don’t get this. At all. Was this intended to be some kind of ‘we have to stop them from getting together or it’ll ruin the dynamic of the show?’ sort of thing?
Oh right. TV writers.
I AM LAUGHINGSO HARD
wait, is that LEGIT? I thought it was just something fucked up someone did to the streams to fuck with us. o.O
I just finished Point Lookout and whaaaaaaaaat the fuuuuuuuuuuuck.
Man I wish I had a save right before that acid trip, though. That is best hallucination sequence I have seen in ages.
To me, the whole point of Mass Effect (besides, you know, kill Reapers) is that humanity is a minority, equivalent to the Elcor and Volus, a squishy comedy relief alien getting ahead of itself. They could have done some really interesting writing around that theme, but nooooo, they had to go with Hoomins Are Speshul and Shepard is The Speshullest.
It’s interesting you point that out. I hadn’t really thought about Humanity as a minority in ME, but that’s technically true, isn’t it? I suppose for me it was the whole fact that they’ve only been in the galactic community for about 26 /27 years by the time ME rolls around. Baring that incident with the Turians, there doesn’t seem to be much evidence that they were being treated unfairly—just as the newcomers they are.
So in a way I do find it interesting that so many humans’ reactions to treated the same as all the other races (baring the Big Three) is “WAH we deserve a place shaping galactic politics! We know the volus/elcor/hanar have been here forever, but we totally deserve a spot on the council!!”
Perhaps if they’d included the other races who are rather shat upon it’d come off as less…bratty than it does, but they seem pretty content to not give two shits about anyone so long as they’re in the ruling majority. Which, yeah, i’m gonna have to say fits the bill as being a “bully.”
And this just got really really off point, I think. XD