Seriously some of the few best moments of my life spent with my idols. Tim Curry held my hand and told me I was absolutely gorgeous. Nell gave me a huge hug and we held hands while we walked to get a Pat for our picture. Some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. I couldn’t ask for a better day. It was more than an honor to have the opportunity to chat with these lovely people. ❤️👄
I just finished Episode 23 of Greater Boston and Wow, what was that. I hadn’t expected to be hit like this.
The way things are piecing together and coming down is amazing.
Powell’s whole talk with Charlotte was incredible. The way she talked about the lack of opportunity to get angry, the judgement that her, that black women get for it, and the way it disconcerted Charlotte all together was awesome.
Also, I really, really love that she’s never limited to her activism. As she said, she’s a person with hobbies and a life outside it all. That’s something media frequently erases, transforming people into ideias, images of what they stand for only; forgetting that there’s always more, and erasing the importance of it. And, seriously, I’ve never seen a more badass exposition about being a Trekkie.
The most relatable part for me, though, was Nika’s monologue at the end. Omg, was it heartbreking. It was so well-done I’m shaken until now. You could just feel the helplessness of losing her brother, and with him, all the order and help and attention he brought to ho her life (and pretty much personified).
Then, the maddening loneliness, the craving for attention, any attention. And, in face of an uncaring world, an ambivalent, revengful anger. An anger towards the world itself, and how messed up it is, towards the people that ignore you, that don`t seem to care about your suffering at all. How can they not do anything?? But, at the same time, an anger towards yourself, because, wow, you`re being so selfish and ridiculous, you can`t even get it all together on your own… that must be something wrong with you for people notto care like this, there has to be. You`re annoying and stupid. You deserve it. And, as a product of this contradiction, the blind dedication to anyone who brings care and attention. Anyone one who seems to bring back what you`ve lost. And, in one way or another, an outlet of everything you’re feeling.
Nika’s whole work in the lottery, wanting people to feel something, to share her suffering was so, so sad. I legit cried with “Why the lottery?” “Because that’s what it felt like… when someone finally noticed, when someone finally seemed to care… like winning the lottery” (and wow, her VA is SO GOOD). It really showed how a badly handled depression, how loneliness and not being able to get through difficult events can destroy a person. And I don’t remember seeing it as well done as this.
I just really love Nika for, after everything, wanting to help Michael and it being what moved her to talk to Louisa. I really hope Nika will get the care she deserves from now on, and manage to get better. (and get a lot of hugs in the process)
Crispus Attucks was the first American casualty of the Revolutionary War, specifically the Boston massacre. He is believed to be of African and Native American decent. He was a dockworker and there is some historical debate on whether he was a free man or a runaway slave. He became a martyr in the anti-slavery movement during the 1800s, hailed as an example of bravery and strength.
Attucks was buried with the others killed in the Boston massacre, and his grave remains to this day.
normal person visiting boston:
I can't believe I'm in this historic city, site of the boston tea party, home of the Red Sox and John F Kennedy
me visiting boston:
I can't believe I'm in that city what they used as a placeholder name for the Baudelaires' hometown in the 2 seconds you see their address written down in A Series of Unfortunate Events the Movie (2004)
The Bourne Identity // TLSP // House of Blues Boston // 7.31.16
I’ve been trying to think about what to say about Alex and what to wish him for his 31st birthday… but I just don’t know. He’s too special and too amazing for me to ever do him justice with a few words. What I’d like to do is bake him a cake, give him a hug, and ask him if he knows how very special he is, and if he knows how much he means to all of us. Instead I’ll just share this video of him performing The Bourne Identity because it was such an incredible moment for me and even though I wanted to keep it to myself; I think it’s too good not to share. Especially because I don’t know how many times they actually did this song live.
Happy 31st Birthday Alex!! Thank you for everything. It’s been fun growing up with you these last ten years. xx 💕