You don’t deserve my love.
You don’t deserve my heartache.
You don’t deserve my tears.
You don’t deserve my time.
You don’t deserve my my happiness.
You don’t deserve my loyalty.
You don’t deserve my caring.
You don’t deserve my friendship.
You don’t deserve my reassurance.
You don’t deserve the whole of me.
You don’t deserve the broken pieces of me.
You don’t deserve me.
It’s so easy to forget with all of the drama that keeps creeping up in this fandom, but I am here for these two people and the show that we all love, as I know many of you are too. In a little over a month, they’ll begin filming the 11th season of The X-Files. Let’s not forget how truly blessed we are to be receiving this gift. I am beyond excited, as excited as I was the day we found out that a new season was finally happening. Let’s enjoy this time instead of making it miserable. Let’s remember why we’re all here in the first place, and let’s enjoy the wonderful friendships that have been made along with the way. We have so much to be thankful for, and it’s time that we put things back into perspective again.
A surge, a lapse, the flicker of a screen, and every ninety minutes the entire universe is blanked out and rescanned. Your city is lifted slightly and resettled, scattering sparrows. Were those clouds just there, is she really the one you were talking to?—everything’s subtly different, though when you try to prove it
memories are altered, witnesses conflict, and since the cosmos, anyway, has a long tradition of insuperable habit, conservation of energy, the changes can be undetectably small: half empty becomes half full, shame a little less, or more, and just when it seems you’re about to get it … the day reslants, […] old faces alter in new light, new faces pick up so seamlessly midsentence, as if they’d always known you,
that maybe you don’t even notice, as I didn’t.
James Richardson, from “Fast Forward,” During (Copper Canyon Press, 2016)
And another thing I love about Wonder Woman is that it gently introdces some familiar tropes and the quickly shuts them dowm in favor of sincere and meaningful characterisation.
The four male supports are the prime examples:
1. First, you have Steve, the Het White Male and you’re thinking oh I bet he’s a dick, lets get ready for some mild seualisation if not actual sexism. But?? Steve Trevor is a Pure and Good Man who supports and respects Diana and is actualy relationship goals????
2. Then, you have Sameer, and at first you think, oh hell the North African Con Man trope, but it turns out he’s a talented linguist who dreams of being an actor. Beautiful
3. Next you have Charlie, the Alcoholic Scotsman. But it turns out he drinks because he is facing some pretty serious mental health issues, and all his friends support his recovery and care for his emotional wellbeing !!!
4. And then you have Chief, and you’re surprised becasue first of all this is a Native American Character played by a Native American. And then!! He isn’t the Medicine Man, or the Spiritual Guide but a man who had everything taken from him by white people and is just trying to make something for himself. Fucking pUre.