There’s NO WOMEN on the x files writer’s room AGAIN and I’m so pissed off, I just… I’m gonna write. Because that’s what I hope to do some day, even if men like Carter don’t want me to.
Dear Chris Carter,
Women are powerful.
I’m gonna say it twice, because you don’t seem to understand. Women matter. I matter. Gillian Anderson matters. Dana Scully matters.
Every single woman around the globe is important. I know you don’t get it. That’s fine; let me explain.
A couple of months ago, I was watching a couple of interviews, and a lovely girl in a convention asked you about the character of Scully.
Oh, my dear Scully. I’d die for a fictional character you created. She’s strong and fierce, while kind when necessary. A mother and a fighter. A believer and a scientist. A lover, yes. A feminist.
But your words described her as you own fantasy. The woman that reigns in your dreams. A strong female, but always classy and demure. And that answered The Question, the one that’s been torturing me since I started watching your show.
So that’s why you wouldn’t let her be with Mulder.
Then I realized something. Scully wasn’t a real woman, at least not at first. Scully was a shadow, that somehow scaped from your fantasy and came into the world. Scully is her own mother, and she had to fight like every single one of us to reach a respectable place in a world full of sexism.
She didn’t do it alone. Gillian Anderson was her first companion, when she fought to get the same salary than her costar. She wouldn’t be the last. Every woman that wanted to be a doctor, or a scientist against every prejudice the society had was a part of her. Not just them; every agent, cop. Every writer, journalist that wanted to know the truth. Every lawyer. Every artist.
Every single woman that had to fight male prejudices was somehow Scully. That’s how she scaped. That’s how she fought.
You shamed her sexuality because you didn’t want her to be with Mulder. You wanted her pure. But then Gillian released her in All Things. So you kept writing like nothing happened.
That’s how it works to you. But your fantasy, the lovely girl of your dreams, is no longer yours. We freed her. We supported her. We fought on her side. She doesn’t belong to you, Carter, not anymore. Your own creation is a sign of something you refuse to believe.
She’s not ours; she’s us.
Thanks to her, I’m here now, writing. Because that’s what I wanna do, and she taught me to go for it. That’s how important fictional females are. That’s how important female writers are.
You seem to forget that women matter.
Thankfully, we live in a world that won’t let my little twelve-year-old cousin believe otherwise. We live in a world where my daughter will dream about being like Wonder Woman.
We live in a world were, thankfully, Dana Scully exists. And it doesn’t matter how much you and your male coworkers try to control her. Because she’s alive now.
I always hate when WWE have RAW or SD in LA because they always have stupid "guest stars" in an effort to get attention instead of focusing on the wrestlers.
I don’t give a shit about LaVar and Lonzo being MizTV tonight. I just don’t want the RAW women to be all shoved into one short segment like they did last week. They deserve more segments, more time, better storylines, and they need to bring Summer back already. She’s been out since last August with injuries but she’s been cleared for at least two months now and they still haven’t brought her back.
Do u have any good movie recommendations? Feeling kinda low rn and in the mood for a nice feel good thing uk and I feel like u have good taste haha
i’m so sorry to hear you’re feeling low!! feel free to msg me if you wanna talk, but since you asked, i do oblige!! i’ll scrape something together because like everything i watch is highkey sad lmao, but this should be a hopefully solid list!
hidden figures - there’s something so lovely about watching three amazing women do amazing things
the nightmare before christmas - this movie sorta owns me ngl it’s just unadulterated FUN
field of dreams - kinda bittersweet but like, it makes me happy
cinderella - live action or animated!!!!
adventures of sharkboy and lavagirl!! what an iconic film!! deserved an oscar tbh
lemonade mouth - who doesn’t wanna see a group of kids who are hurting find solace in each other and music and form a beautiful group who makes beautiful music i’m teary
starstruck - tbh this movie made me cry but in my defense it was 3:00 am and tech week ok
brooklyn - also saoirse ronan is like incredibly pretty so watch just for her tbh??
hercules!!! - made me cry, ten stars
princess and the frog!! best music ever!!
honestly anything disney can make the list
paper towns - this is such a guilty pleasure but fr it’s a lot of fun, and there’s some quality laughs in there. also halston sage: a concept
on the town - just a fun high quality musical featuring frank sinatra and gene kelly!!! amazing!!
teen beach movie - another guilty pleasure but i don’t care its everything to me
stranger than fiction - will ferrell??? in a drama??? not as rare as you’d think
ferris bueller’s day off - who doesn’t like good 90s romps, SUCH a feel good
the duff - it’s just a cute rom com but i love it
10 things i hate about you - “i know you can be overwhelmed, and i know you can be underwhelmed but can you ever just be whelmed?” “i think you can in europe!”
clueless - cher horowitz is the funniest human being ever omg (and she’s gay for kai!!!!!!)
the edge of seventeen - this movie was rly funny and made me feel a whole lot better about life in general ok
la la land - ngl i really like this movie bc i really like jazz and bc my mom loves it so much that i love it bc of her love, but yeah it’s nice n its rlly pretty too
little miss sunshine - this movie is so cute and feel good!!!! i love the lil girl
rushmore - this movie made me laugh my ass off and then it made me feel things and then laugh my ass off again
of mind and music - this had a lotta sad moments tbh but i believe it had a vaguely uplifting ending
the theory of everything - i loved this movie so much a+ acting
ok sorry anon that was ten times more than you bargained for but you asked and i PROVIDE. and also i have watched a lot more movies than i thought
„You wanted to know what I’d be doing if I wasn’t here?“ she whispered. „I’m not so sure…“ Stella whispered softly. She knew Dana was fast asleep but maybe that’s what made it a little bit easier. „But I know that I’m exactly where I need to be,“ she said.
I did it the exchange fic is done
I mean, it’s rough af but it’s done
I had to get an extension but it’s done
It’s 3 am but it’s done
I can’t stop thinking about what werebear aka the other half of this blog aka Fic Beta and Nervous and Needy Writer Wrangler Par Excellence said to me earlier tonight when I called her in a panicky haze of writer’s block
Me: Last night I liked it but then hours later I reread it and hated every word passionately
Right now I kinda like it but I can feel the hate building
Werebear: well, I like it, so I will like it FOR you, until you’re ready to like it again.
Raw better get their shit together tonight and actually give the women’s division something substantial to do, instead of shoving all of them into a poorly put together match and brawl. Last week’s segment was a travesty. You have 8 women on the roster just use them right ffs.
Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative; by the American author Richard Henry Dana Jr., published in 1840, having been written after a two-year sea voyage from Boston to California on a merchant ship starting in 1834. A film adaptation under the same name was released in 1946.
Dana wrote Two Years Before the Mast not as a sea adventure but to highlight how poorly treated common sailors were on ships. The book quickly became a bestseller. MORE