heathershaped: (films: it's nice to be nice)
So real human tragedies, and particularly ones that happen to PoC and in majority-PoC countries, do not make good backdrops for stories about white male heroes and their manpain and their self-discovery and their epic love and their whatever the hell. Ever.

Forever ever? Forever EVER.

It's something that apparently still needs to be said so I am boosting the signal. It is not cool to appropriate PoC tragedies like, say, the recent earthquake in Haiti (what what no seriously what), as a setting for stories about nice white people. It is not okay to co-opt and trivialize the lives and deaths of real people in the pursuit of new and ~exotic settings no matter how good the writing or the intentions may be. That goes for movie producers and professional writers and it also goes for regular folk like us who write porn on the internet.

The second link by [personal profile] amazonziti is an extensive roundup of the debacle currently happening in SPN/J2 fandom.

I also think [personal profile] impertinence's post concerning the author's apology is great, because it's about how being sorry you said something where people who might get offended would see it isn't the same as evaluating the problems with your worldview to begin with.

/signal boost

SPN 5x10

Nov. 19th, 2009 10:36 pm
heathershaped: (HP: Harry)
Abandon All Hope )
heathershaped: (Firefly still flying)
Being Human )

Supernatural - spoiler for 5x03 )

Dexter )

Mad Men )


True Blood )

Firefly )
heathershaped: (HP: Harry mom's a horcrux)
I was going to review last night's SPN, but you guys have covered everything. I was going to say, in essence, "LOL FOREVER" and "D'AWWWW, BOYS". Ya'll were more eloquent.

So. Something else, while I'm thinking about it. I finally caught up with the season premiere of Sons of Anarchy. I'm not even sure how many of you are watching; I don't think I've mentioned it here before, but anyway. I'd been looking forward to it.

spoilers are mostly for the end of the episode )
heathershaped: (Merlin: Angel)
+ I changed my LJ layout! Was getting tired of the old one. I kept Annie; just used a different shot of her. She's really only recognisable because of her outfit and the tea, but still. *g* It's taking some getting used to, but I like it. It's more polished than anything I've managed to customize before (I was working from a stylesheet by [livejournal.com profile] refuted.) The random song lyric is from Tegan and Sara. Anyway:

[livejournal.com profile] heather11483 [livejournal.com profile] heather11483 [livejournal.com profile] heather11483

Also changed my profile. IDK, no matter what I put in it, it feels silly. :P

+ It's actually Friday, yay - and my last day of work for a week. I haven't taken vacation time since last Christmas so, yeah, I can't wait to get out of here this evening.

+ I might have some squee to post about last night's Supernatural. Might do it later, or just go around squeeing on your posts instead. Didn't catch Vampire Diaries because, well... I didn't really want to. :P But I hear some of you thought it was all right. I just didn't like the lead chick when she was on Degrassi (oh like some of you never watched that show at least a couple times).

+ I hope everyone's having a good day. ♥
heathershaped: (Buffy stakes Edward FTW)
+ Merlin fandom is so shiny right now. ♥ I mean, still not very diverse, but the weekend has brought us new pictures of the actors from the con and of Bradley and Santiago playing football, plus news that Gwen and Morgana are going to (somehow) get even closer ... series two can NOT COME FAST ENOUGH. And I need to get off my ass and finish some of the fics I've been wanting to write before that happens. Hopefully I can finish my Big Bang fic at the very least.

+ I think I'm done with the CW. Everything on it fails lately -- or maybe I'm just growing out of it. I'm just not that into SPN anymore. TPTB refuse to cancel Smallville even though it's gone on for at least a season too long. Even Gossip Girl has gone from guilty pleasure to kind of hard to watch. And now there are 'new' promo pics for the CW upfronts for Smallville and SPN that are just insulting. Recycling season 6 promos again? 'Shopping Erica's head on Kristin Kreuk's body, really; they think we don't recognise that dress? They've only recycled that pic of Kristin about 35 times. Also, 'shopping Jensen's head from some other shoot onto that season two promo? And we all know Jared's body isn't that thin anymore.

Also, I can name like fifty people just on my f-list who are better with Photoshop than those clowns.

+ Trek fandom is kind of my happy place right now. The never-ending meme about whether or not Uhura rocks aside, there is just so much pretty and squee to be had. *pets it* Plus between the kink meme, the gen meme, and about eight different fic comms, I am swimming in fic, more than I really have time to read, and it's a beautiful thing. Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek is COMPLETE CRACK, I do not recommend it (except I totally do).

+ I have nothing to report on the RL front because there's just not much I want to talk about. Meh all around.

+ Also, LJ appears to be down, but I suppose this crosspost from DW will show up whenever it comes back?
heathershaped: (SPN: chibi!jensen)
I would like to submit that Misha Collins quit Supernatural completely and just tweet all day.

heathershaped: (Clark and Dean)
In which I say a few words about last night's Smallville and Supernatural.

Spoilers, obviously.

Smallville )

Supernatural )

[livejournal.com profile] smutty_claus, here I come.

♥ Have a good Friday, everyone.
heathershaped: (Clark and Dean)
-- Firstly, in the random odd news department, on watching Rachel Maddow last night I discovered that Bhutan now has a new king -- the world's youngest monarch. He's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and he's a total cutie. Seriously. Only 28, too. I kind of want to visit Bhutan now.

-- Secondly, and somewhat related to yesterday's post, LJ is doing odd things again. Some kind of option that makes your LJ searchable by email? To make it more -- what -- facebook-y? I don't know. I opted out of it, because this journal doesn't have a whole lot to do with my RL anyway; even though I talk about my RL here, few people in RL read my LJ, and I sort of feel like if I want people to access it I'll just link them myself. (side note: I don't know that I want LJ to be more facebook-y; for one, I have a facebook and for two, facebook.com and all the other social network thingies are blocked at work whereas LJ is not. I feel like LJ is kind of a sekrit place where you can see and read all sorts of things that you normally would not even be able to access at work. :P)

-- I just finished watching last night's Smallville. I find it sort of bittersweet and ironic that the season in which the writers finally get their act together might be the last one. :/ I can honestly say that I'm enjoying this season of Smallville, plot-wise, more than Supernatural or Heroes, and that's saying something. (I've always been a SV fan, but I've had no illusions about the quality of the writing for the past two seasons.)

Supernatural is still great, but only because the boys are so pretty and adorable. I don't know if I'm feeling the plot this season. The first couple episodes were brilliant, and now it's just a mixture of filler episodes in which Sam and Dean are adorable, and then odd religious/allegorical stuff that Kripke's not really sure what to do with. I don't know; for me it was better when they were dealing more with family and brotherhood dynamics and just living the life.

And Heroes is just, well, weird. I still really like both shows, but maybe I was just expecting more, whereas with Smallville, I wasn't expecting much and so far I'm really pleased. (Plus, seriously, Clark in shirtsleeves every week? It's hypnotic.)

That's enough rambling for tonight, I think. ♥
heathershaped: (Jensen)

(10) Jensen Ackles (animated)
(11)Joseph-Gordon-Levitt (animated)

Comment if you take; always appreciated
Credit, please -- [livejournal.com profile] heather11483
Textless icons are not bases, and please don't hotlink!

Jensen Ackles -- Eye of the Tiger )

Joe-GL - NYT Style Mag )
heathershaped: (Community organiser)
-- So first, a pimp. It's not for a fic, and it's not for anything I did, and for once, it's not my RPG (LOL); it's just a set of icons like the one I've used in this post that are pretty much made of win. There's a whole slew of them here.

Yeah. That's right.

-- I went to do the volunteering thing last night. It was pretty neat, and this week I'll be working myself up to making a few phone calls for my guy.

-- I'm excited about the new tv premiering in the next few weeks. So, since I can't think of anything else to say for this post, I made a little picspam to celebrate. Warning, some might find these spoilery, but then again I hate spoilers and didn't feel spoiled at all, so. clicky for new promos/stills from Smallville, SPN, Dexter, and a bonus new picture of my bb Joseph Gordon-Levitt )

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