Okay, so I was apparently not done with the HYDRA meta, although I would like to think that I did mean it when I said I wasn’t going to write the story for it (again).
Depending on how you want to play it, the post-CA:TWS environment isn’t a political thriller or a spy drama or the tragedy of Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes played out on the world stage.
It’s a horror movie. It’s a horror movie where the the infection/invasion can’t be stopped without killing every single carrier, can’t be identified before it’s too late, can’t be cured by some convenient MacGuffin like closing a portal or uploading a virus or sending an aerosolized cure into the clouds. It won’t just bring about the end of the world by the time it runs its course, it will poison everything that comes after it. It’s the apocalypse and there’s nowhere to hide from it, no protection against it, no happy ending.
When people say they don’t want their kids ‘influenced’ by seeing homosexuality portrayed on tv, in books, in public, etc, what they’re really saying is ‘if my kid isn’t straight, I want them to be too uneducated to understand so they’ll be forced to stay in the closet and it doesn’t become my responsibility to face things that make me uncomfortable’
Okay, I kind of only know the show from Tumblr (I know, I keep meaning to watch it) so my answers are gonna be vague:
Push off a cliff - The drug dealer guy/ex-boyfriend who what’s-her-name faked her death to avoid in the first episode
Frick frack - That one girl, the one played by Tatiana Maslany. Really, though, maybe the clone we meet at first? The one I refer to as “what’s-her-name” in the above answer. But I don’t know enough about most of the other clones to say.
Marry - Mrs…. S? Because that woman does not put up with shit from anyone who is a threat to someone she has taken responsibility for.
Set on fire - The creepy religious guy who I think had one of the clones hostage or something?
Wrap a blanket around - Um, the clone who calls the other clones “seestra”? She seems a little crazy, but I think I saw a clip of her kicking some guy’s ass to help rescue one of the clones.
Be roommates with - Felix. Because the one thing I’ve taken away from the stuff I’ve seen on Tumblr is that he’s awesome.
There’s a lot of flak going around concerning the fact that the FSoG trailer came out this week. However, i do not think this is the worst thing to happen to the kink community. Oh hell no. This ties in somewhat to when i wrote about BDSM porn and the influence it can have…
Oh, give it a rest. They are works of fantasy, not instruction. These are meant to arouse, not educate. Some people are turned on by FANTASIES of rape or abuse. FSoG deserves to be reviled, but for being so incredibly boring and poorly written.
And I didn’t find the SBT all that great either, when I read book one 20 yrs ago. Erotic only for those who like discipline and very little actual sex. DESCRIBED SEX. Not counting “she mounted him in the cart while being hauled off to the village for punishment” or whatever. Dull.
They are works of fantasy, I don’t argue that.
There are people who don’t understand that and look to them as instructive texts. Which is dangerous, and that is pretty much explicitly the point of the post.
There’s a lot of flak going around concerning the fact that the FSoG trailer came out this week. However, i do not think this is the worst thing to happen to the kink community. Oh hell no. This ties in somewhat to when i wrote about BDSM porn and the influence it can have due to first exposure, and is about why i consider the books in this trilogy as worse than the Fifty Shades books.
Consider this: both start by using some other work as a basis for their own (Sleeping Beauty:SBT/Twilight:FSoG). Both feature an uneducated girl brought into a world of kink. Both have that girl pushed deeper and deeper against her will without it all being explained. Both have literal rape and force and abuse occurring. Both are clearly not very well researched (point of fact is that Rice based her fantasy world on old Greek art of things that happened and made clear by the rampant ephebophilia; yes, there were human ponies even then, and the only difference is the prevalence of leather in the SBT books).
So, with all these things in common, why do i consider the Beauty books worse for the community? Because they have an air of legitimacy to them. They’ve been accepted. This is literally the only difference between the two. This means that anyone who emulated the Beauty books (and they are out there, my abuser and rapist was one) don’t even register on the radar of others in the kink community. People like that aren’t seen as abusers, but people close to the scene. This is unlike people who emulate FSoG, who are seen as new, trying to get sex easily, or people who don’t know better.
People who emulate the Beauty books are thought to already know better, except the text they take from does not show anything consensual, willing, accepting. It is rape and abuse culture, plain and simple, and it is counted as right to be into those books if you are a kinkster. The acceptance this trilogy has, despite having all the exact same flaws that people rail on Fifty Shades about, is seen as something good, and i just cannot accept that. This is why i think the Sleeping Beauty books (and apparently Rice is dipping back into this well, my partner told me there was an announcement earlier in the year) are horrible, and it sickens and angers me that this is something that exists. There is duality in people, but also a very large bit of two-facedness and lipservice.
The conversation referenced earlier. Personally, I hadn’t seen people buying into the Sleeping Beauty trilogy as a realistic goal to aspire to- it’s a fantasy, obviously. But if they are, it’s not a good idea. Subs are people, limits need to be understood. Otherwise, you’re hardly being safe about it.
in response to the FSoG question: Sleeping Beauty trilogy? (and if you don't know why i am comparing the two, it is one of my more recent posts)
I will be perfectly honest, I’ve only read the first Sleeping Beauty book, and… I didn’t feel like any character left a real impression on me enough that I remember them as actual characters. I remember bits about her, but other than that, none of them really were very present in my mind. It was more like kink-related fantasy scenes strung together with character sketches.