tbh this boycott thing is so petty. imagine if queer people stopped watching any show that didn’t make their ship canon. oh lol right that’s like literally every other tv show in existence and y’all can’t even handle onenon-canon ship
Brooklyn based band, The Canon Logic, will release FM Arcade this coming Tuesday. Jam packed with layers upon layers of harmony, melody and everything in between, FM Arcade is a collection of anthemic piano driven indie-pop songs in the same vain as The Hush Sound and The Killers.
I love this song for two reasons. One being the arpeggiated guitar and piano melodies that swirl around in the background and two, the name “Amy” is in this song. What can I say, I’m easy to please!
If you’re in the NYC area, The Canon Logic will be playing their CD release show at Mercury Lounge tomorrow night (3/5). — Amy
Update: Timothy Kiely, lead singer of Canon Logic, just emailed us and wanted us to tell you that you can download a couple of the band’s singles for free here: http://thecanonlogic.com/fmarcade/. So that’s exactly what we did.
True Love, Tallahassee, Regina’s Price. Cues and keys and crescendos, intertwined, layered again and again, pinned to scenes with the creator’s approval. Operation Mongoose? A TL motif. Going Home? A TL motif. Sacrifices, magic, teamwork? A TL motif.
It’s in the wardrobe.
Red and grey and black and back again. Plaid–confusion, discontent. Deep blue–loneliness, searching for family. Shared clothing, further intertwined. Parallels and callbacks to past couples, inciting conscious and subconscious connections. Why do they share this look instead of them or them?
It’s in the scenery.
Gallant knights with golden hair all in white abreast upright steeds. Splashes of color reflecting mood. Mirrors reflecting each other. Seals and symbols–the Tallahassee and Storybrooke, the dreamcatchers™, mirrors. All mirrors. Unicorn mobiles linked to unicorn hearts. A black unicorn, an unused mobile–innocence lost, never gained? White horses, black swans.
It’s in the camera direction. It’s in the editing.
Iconic shots, tricky angles, cued reactions–focus on her, not on him–which mean something. Rom-com zooms, reflections capturing both, pans guiding our attention to the thoughts behind the dialogue. Everything means something.
And the text. Hell yes, it’s in the text.
The magic to transcend realms. Unstoppable. Unbeatable. Wholehearted understanding, from one to the other. Mirrored storylines and struggles. Intertwined fates–both share a True Love already, after all. Longing glances, jealous quips, situations that require the one to save the other, then the other to save the one. Ultimate sacrifice. All canon. “I saved you, now save me.” “With you, I always know.” “I know you.” They’re stronger together than apart, time and time again.
Yes, it’s in subtext. It’s in innuendo and acting choices, it’s in interpretation and suggestion.
But when it’s built into the very foundation of the show–the Savior meets the Evil Queen–it’s not delusional. It’s not unintentional.
Either the wardrobe department, the music department, the prop department, the actors, and the editors are all going rogue…or someone told them to put it in the music, the wardrobe, the scenery, the camera direction, the subtext, and the text.
sometimes i honestly wonder if the majority of the 100 fandom has ever been in another damn fandom because clexa fans seem constantly annoyed by the fact that bellarke shippers act like bellarke is already canon, or hope that it will be in the future…like, this is what happens. in fandoms. everywhere.
every goddamn fandom has people shipping things and making gifsets and metas and posts going “OMG SO #MARRIED” even if the ship isn’t fucking canon like pls realize this isn’t an insult to nature.
A random thought just crossed my mind. Remember in season 4 when they first found the Winchester gospels and everyone was freaking out about Sam having sex with Lilith? And the reason for the sex turned out to be that Sam made a deal with her but as a powerful demon that meant sealing the deal needed more than a kiss?? Remember??
Yet now they are constantly making deals with the KING of hell (who surely gets the status of ‘most powerful demon’).
Therefore, taking Deans illusive shorts as a starting point (he NEVER wears shorts after all) and going by the shows own canon, we can conclude that you must ALWAYS have sex with a powerful demon in order to seal the deal.
This means Dean has been banging Crowley since season 8. (And therefore so was Cas in season 6).
100% evidence right there. The shows own CANON says so. So there.
Jason Todd, everyone. The only Robin who cheerfully skipped patrol to do homework. Not just homework, but extra credit homework. He went from a fifth grade drop out to a straight A middle/junior high school student fluent in German (I believe French and Spanish as well), was capable of lip reading in multiple languages, an Olympic level athlete in at least gymnastics and probably several other sports, skilled martial artist, computer scientist, and trained in chemistry and forensics in six months.
Oh God, Jason is actually Hermione Granger. He’s the Hermione of the Robins. WHY HAS NO ONE NOTICED THIS BEFORE?!
There are only two houses that Jason would have been sorted into. Gryffindor or Ravenclaw. Honestly, based on his original run of comics, Lost Days, Under the Red Hood, and his appearances in the Dick and Damian run of Batman and Robin he is absolutely a Ravenclaw. The kid is ridiculously smart and passionately loves learning.
Pity about the pit madness. He was really into fashion before he died. His expertise on 19th century fashion solved a case. So the Lazarus Pit has to be the only explanation for his really awful costume designs.
when ss shippers call the sns fandom desperate for providing more than enough canon proof that sasunaru should of been end game when they’re tryna base their ships relationship off a bench/trash can, head poke, and a stab in the chest.
There are times when I can’t believe how long it takes me to have just a super-obvious thought. Like, an entire year.
Like, finally, today, when I was cleaning the bathroom and realized:
That while fandom may carry on its eternal internal violent agon about whether queer readings of texts are exegetic or eisegetic, in academia, doing a queer reading of a text is so accepted as to be in fact kind of basic and simplistic if you’re not adding anything new; thus I don’t have much interest in offering queer readings or feminist readings or critical race readings of primary texts, when those texts are television and movies; but am much more interested in readings of fandom itself via social media and transformative works.
After a year, I’m no longer particularly working to demonstrate whether these sources reveal ways in which either their creators and our culture are sexist/racist/homophobic-and/or-covertly-homoerotic, because that seems just pie-in-the-face obvious. Like we’ve gone over this with Melville and Hawthorne and Cooper and Twain and, I don’t know, Trier and Lynch and Malick and Todd Haynes, just to pick a bunch of names at random; plus in terms of fan favorites we’re talking about corporate-produced, highly populist forms of mass entertainment so why would I expect them to be anything other than revelatory of our general backwatery US stuck-in-the-civil-rights-movement (if not the nineteenth century) political recividism; so I don’t really know what would be added by doing so in laborious citation-heavy academic writing. I no longer gain much traction from throwing Kristeva at John Winchester. He cried uncle right away. So I’ve therefore become over the last year much more intrigued with why and how fandom perceives these texts in these ways—or how it doesn’t; and how it either redresses and retools and rescripts them to be more like what it wanted to see, it claims, in the first place (Matt Hills’s “transformative fans”), or defends them as being politically and emotionally satisfactory when read very literally, even fundamentalistally (“canon fans” as I call them—per Hills, “affirmative fans”). I’m more fascinated by the ways dissatisfied fans describe what they see and don’t see; how they fill in the lacunae of missed opportunities, dropped continuity balls, unexplored story, underdeveloped characters, and being the gay you want to see in the world. And I’m especially paying attention right now to ways in which aspects of fandom describe and define and position and differentiate themselves from one another via social media.
That’s all. But it’s kind of like how long it took me to realise that third-person POV in m/m fanfiction is almost always from the perspective of the bottom/sub: stupidly long. I’m slow. Still, my mill will grind, I hope, exceeding fine. [x]