A little bit of information I have just learned, Katie McGrath did all her own stunts in Jurassic World. The entire death scene, everything underwater and up in the air was her. Just something that makes me even more impressed by Katie McGrath.
Lame adaptations and sequels are always like, “how can Mina go back to her stifling Victorian marriage after her experience with the dark, seductive Dracula??”
Meanwhile, Mina marries her best friend, who she’s known since they were children, who she share common interests with, they build a home together, work as partners, make immense sacrifices for each other, support each other through their traumas.
Guys, a marriage isn’t stifling and restrictive just because two people… get along, I guess?
ISTJ-the dutiful princess. Goes above what is expected of her, just and loyal, takes her role very seriously. Aims for the good of the people through tradition.
ISFJ- the kind princess. A dreamer, strives for the kingdom to be content and harmonious, does not differentiate between royal and peasant. Aims for the good of the people through love.
INFJ-the diplomatic princess. Logical, empathetic, and determined to benefit all parties involved. Aims for the good of the people through harmony.
INTJ-the strategic princess. A promoter of education, spends time working towards the advancement of her people, involved in any and all projects in her kingdom. Aims for the good of the people through calculation.
ISTP- the architect princess. A visionary, passionate about monuments and buildings that attest to the kingdom’s glory, careful but not risk averse. Aims for the good of the people through pride.
ISFP- the good princess. Loving, brings positivity to the people around her, often shares meals with the kitchen workers rather than the royal family. Aims for the good of the people through unity.
INFP-the poetic princess. Famed for her ability with the arts, sees the world in her own way, often feels as if people will never understand her. Aims for the good of the people through expression.
INTP- the scientific princess. Especially passionate about females in STEM, experimental with caution, enjoys like-minded people who causes her to truly think about different things. Aims for the good of the people through knowledge.
ESTP- the warrior princess.Kind and strong, outspoken about injustices, never willing to stand on the sidelines but would rather be in the thick of it. Aims for the good of the people through strength.
ESFP- the joyous princess. Spreads smiles like fall leaves, loves balls and parties, invites the entire kingdom to events. Aims for the good of the people through happiness.
ENFP-the imaginative princess. Often named after a flower, always in a thousand places at once, makes time for everyone and everything that needs her. Aims for the good of the people through positivity.
ENTP-the inventor princess. A million ideas to fix a million issues, famed for her creativity and practicality, a little scatterbrained. Aims for the good of the people through innovation.
ESTJ- the boss princess. Treats every problem presented to her with caution and attention, values justice above all, known to be attentive and caring to everyone. Aims for the good of the people through fairness.
ENFJ- the empathetic princess. Especially passionate about ending poverty, often found in town streets rather than in the castle, friends with everyone who crosses her path. Aims for the good of the people through warmth.
ESFJ- the loyal princess. Remembers the names of everyone she meets, responsible and hardworking, ensures that her people have their needs met. Aims for the good of the people through cooperation.
ENTJ- the army general princess. Attentive and good natured, an implementer of practicality, values strength through stability. Aims for the good of the people through leadership.
So this was on the local news tonight. A mother in a city about 20 minutes south of me has a 10y/o autistic son, and she said that because he’s autistic, she’s afraid he’s going to get hit by a car on the street because he “can’t think” and might just run out into the street without looking. So she called some city officials and requested that they put up this sign in front of her home to warn drivers that there’s an autistic child in the area. Within 3 days, they put this sign up just for her.
As an autistic person myself, this is just rubbing me an enormously wrong way. I don’t like this. At all. In fact, I kinda hate it. It just strikes me as one of those sympathy-addicted Autism Mom™ things that doesn’t take into account the humanity of their autistic kid. Like she needs to announce to the world that she has no idea how to communicate with her own child, and rather than learning what kind of communication methods he needs as an autistic person, she just assumes that he’s just this unreachable burden she’s forced to bear, and is calling on the community to “help” her deal with this creature she can’t “control.” And that lowers this poor boy to sub-human status. Like she thinks they need their own personal “Deer Crossing” sign, but in her cause “Autistic Crossing.” It just strikes me as so wrong.
I’ve been seeing a whole bunch of stuff being thrown around
about the Raven Queen after the latest Talks Machina, mostly centering around
the speech that could have happened if anyone in VM had tried to argue with the
Raven Queen for Vax’s soul. For simplicity’s sake, just in case anyone hasn’t
seen or read it, this is the speech Matt gave:
“Do you have idea how insignificant you are? You are the
instruments of divinity. Everything you have accomplished is because we gave
you the tools to accomplish it, for goals unforeseen to you that fit our needs
and interests. You are nothing, and yet you come and beseech me this, after all
I have done for you?”
And I get it, it’s incredibly rude! After everything VM has
done, after everything they have bled for, struggled for, lived and died for, to call them insignificant at the moment of their
greatest triumph? It’s a slap in the face right before she takes away someone
who should have gotten the happy ending that everyone else was getting.
But I feel like maybe we’re forgetting a key element of the
Raven Queen in the Critical Role setting.
This scene is so emotional in such a layered way, like damn.
First off, this scene serves to reinforce that, yes, Madoka really did erase herself from this existence (in favor of moving to a higher plane of existence, but still). There really is no trace of Madoka Kaname left in the world, because even her own mother doesn’t remember her aside from getting a nostalgic feeling from the name “Madoka” and being attracted to the ribbons Madoka once wore. But even though it’s painful that Madoka’s own family can’t remember her, at least they were spared the pain of losing her.
But I also love how this scene shows a softer, more sentimental side of Homura. Those ribbons are all that Homura has left of Madoka. Madoka gave them to her to symbolize their promise, that Homura won’t forget Madoka and that they’ll meet again someday. But as soon as Junko, Madoka’s mother (or rather, the woman who would be Madoka’s mother if Madoka still existed), points out the ribbons, Homura offers them to her. Without a single moment’s hesitation and with a smile on her face.
She was willing to give up her most cherished possession so that Junko could have just a little piece of Madoka with her. And that makes me want to cry.
Mary: Nothing comes before my family, not with me. Arthur Ketch: Really? Or is that just what you want to believe? You’re different when you talk to them. Softer. Weaker. Not an insult, just an observation. But when you hunt, Mary… you’re one of the best I’ve ever seen. Now you might play at being the good mummy, but when you’re in the thick of it, nothing but a blade in your hand and blood in the air, that’s the real you, the best you. And I think you know it. And I think that scares the hell out of you.
In June, The CW announced Wayward Sisters, a potential Supernatural spin-off — with a backdoor pilot set to air as Supernatural‘s first episode of 2018 — about a group of troubled women who’ve all been orphaned by supernatural tragedy. Led by the late Jimmy Novak’s daughter, Claire (Kathryn Love Newton), and under the training of sheriffs Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster), they’ll become a monster-fighting force. “This is an opportunity to do something in the world of Supernatural that has some of the sensibilities of Supernatural but addresses a lot of issues, scenarios, and characters that are very different,” executive producer Andrew Dabb says.
It all begins when Claire comes home. “Claire went out, she kicked ass on her own, but a crisis will occur that will force her back into the fold of the Wayward family,” EP Robert Berens explains. And though the show will have a similar feel to Supernatural — Kim Rhodes calls it a “perfect sibling” to the series — one of its biggest differences is location. While Supernatural is a road show, Wayward will be localized in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a decision that Dabb says allows them to create a real community. “This is a place where romance can happen. Or rivalry,” he says.
Speaking of which, Claire arrives home to find that her caretaker, Jody, has taken in a new psychic named Patience (Clark Backo), the granddaughter of Missouri Moseley (Loretta Devine), and she won’t exactly be happy about it. “[Jody] is constantly saying, ‘My door is always open,’ and she does it again in episode 3 of this season where we meet Patience,” Rhodes says. Dabb adds that Patience will serve as the “eyes of the show” when she walks in as the new girl. “Everyone else is like, ‘Sometimes we do autopsies of monsters on the dinner table.’ She’s like, ‘That’s insane! That’s not a thing people do.’ She’s there to offer a little bit of perspective.”
Rounding out the family is Alex (Katherine Ramdeen), the first girl Jody took in and the closest thing she has to a daughter, and Kaia (Yadira Guevara-Prip), a new addition who has the ability to walk between worlds in her dreams. “Kaia has been on her own for a long time,” Dabb says. “She’s not sure who she can trust, but she starts to form certain bonds and relationships that make it clear that this is the place she needs to be.” One of those bonds will be with Claire, whom Kathryn Love Newton reveals saves Kaia’s life when they first come into contact. “She wants to keep Kaia safe,” Newton says. “It’s really important to her, and you’ll find out why.”
As for Kaia’s ability to walk between worlds, Newton says the story “does have a little more of a fantasy vibe” than Supernatural, though it still has what she calls the “core Supernatural dynamic.” As Berens puts it, they approached the spin-off with the attitude of: “What’s a show that’s like Supernatural but different?” And although one of the key differences is the fact that this show features women at its center, Rhodes says it’s not “Supernatural with girls.” Rather, as she puts it, “It’s Supernatural with heroes that happen to be female.”
But unlike Supernatural, Wayward features a much larger support system for the central characters, a key detail for the writers. “What is possible if you have more than just a sibling relationship to guide you through this process,” Berens says. “Could it be different? Could it be less psychologically and physically damaging than what we’ve seen Sam and Dean go through? That’s a really core question of the show.”
Speaking of Sam and Dean, there is a reason why they don’t just show up and help out. Rhodes promises, “It’s made very clear why this is happening without Sam and Dean, although there’s a beautiful opportunity for them to come visit.”