Impotently, he watched, his jaw thrust forwards and a cold sweat broke across his bony brow, for he knew himself to be in the presence of Sorrow - and an interloper upon something more personal and secret than he had a right to watch. And yet impersonal. For in the figurette was the personification of all pain, taking, through sliding time, its final paces.
Hey so I know absolutely nothing about Doctor Strange, and I'm curious as to why people are mad that they cast Benedict Mynameistodamnlong as that character? (Sweet Jesus if its the same deal as white washed Khan I am going to be supremely disappointed with mcu).
oh no it’s surprisingly not whitewashing (unlike with the maximoff twins).
no no no the thing is doctor strange is a really terribly racist white boy character in comics who is a Mighty Whitey who becomes a master at ~~asian magic~~ or something if i remember right who has an east asian servant throughout the comics - yes even recently - and just. ugh. i mean i admit he’s kind of a cool character and shit with a recent passing down his skills in his old age arc but his story is drenches in orientalism and racism.
(you can check fandomshatepoc for more info on that mess tbh i’m not super familiar with his comic self, just some fandom stuff. also i am not east asian so take what i say with a grain of salt.)
anyway a lot of people were hoping the mcu would take out the racist backstory and change it into something better and people had a plethora or actors for fancasts. pedro pascal was popular, though personally i’m more fond of oded fehr who was the other main fancast.
so everyone got super excited about these moc getting fancast but on the whole most people just did not Butawhiteboy Cantbekahn and then marvel cast… Peak White Boy.
tl;dr: the mcu had a chance to take a white character with a racist ass backstory and turn him into a man of color and instead they cast the whitest white boy Butterdick Cumberfuck. cute disappointment and anger especially in the face of whitewashed maximoff twins.
NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE MY BEDROOM WALL HAS A DENT IN IT BECAUSE WHEN I READ THAT PART IN MOCKINGJAY I THREW THE BOOK AT THE WALL FUCKING NOPE
i think i read the majority of the book in like two days and i hated every minute of it
i love the fact that she killed a bunch of people you wouldn’t think would die because it was so unexpected and heartbreaking and shattered this image of them being safe because no, no this is a war. wars are brutal and horrible and no one is safe and so many innocent people die and it rips you from this sort of barrier youve made around yourself out of these people and it leaves you raw and leaves everything real
im so glad she showed this to us because so many people dont have this experience and im like 95% she wanted us to understand the pain and the story and the reality of it all
because this is panem after 75 years of being done with the governments controlling shit and its all out war and yeah i basically word vomitted but im so iNTO HER WRITING OF THESE BOOKS