Saw a sense8 S2 review by ‘dan the man’ on youtube and when he said kalagang were the heart and soul of the season i squeeled. Dont get me wrong i loved so many thing Lito, herlito, Sun, Nomi, Capheus but the kala/wolfgang and kalagang scenes were so precious and i love hearing people loving them.
I also got to say how rude it is when people still do not bother to learn Kala’s name its lterally 4 letters long, its not hard if you dont know it now, its because you choose not to.
I saw in the kalagang tag someone say they were a racist couple like what even.
Most sense8 fans ship kalagang im sure we all didnt miss racist tones in the ship.
Kalagang go against the norm for interacial couples shown on screen…
- Wolfgang doesnt save kala, she isnt a damsel in distress
- In fact its kala who has helped/saved Wolfgang many times
- They both wanted each other since 1x02, and like in 1x06 Wolfgang never hid he was pretty clear.
- however he never ever pursued her, he respected her enough to wait till she came to him and was ready
- Wolfgang listens and cares about Kalas beliefs and even if he doesnt agree they both have open, mature conversations about this.
- Wolfgang believes he isnt worthy or good enough for kala and even pushes her away to marry Rajan
- Kala isnt just a good innocent girl, i think the xmas episode was super important, kalas line of her having something dark and wicked inside her and Wolfgang having something beautiful and good, that line itself shows how Kalagang are unlike any other interacial couple ive ever seen.
-ultimately people love kalagang for more then their race. Sure you can see they are from diffrent cultures, but their love, chemistry depth and emotions go beyond that, showing us and hence the point of the show that cultures, sexuality etc shouldn’t be what we are identified as we are all humans
Due to the sheer amount of awesome scenes in this story and considering how FAR behind I am in drawing them out, I was thinking to help catch up I could simply have you guys request the scenes for me to draw because tbh im having a hard time choosing and want to know what you want to see :3
Reply with the scenes you want drawn!! (although I do already have a couple sketched out that im hoping to finish today!)
Thank you for this. :) Ok, going off the show 100% cause I have only read bits and pieces of the books: Cersei: Do you love/hate/don’t feel strongly about this character? Love What’s your favorite trait of this character? How much she loves her children. What’s your favorite moment/even involving this character? Well, I know it was different in the books, but the white sword tower scene where she tells Jaime she chooses him, that made me ship cersei/jaime so hard. And probably all the moments too where she was being all protective of her children. Oh yeah and when she told the high sparrow “I choose violence.” If you could have one power/attribute/etc. of this character, what would it be? The ability to plot great revenge. You have to admit she is great at that. I would not want to cross her. If only she could take care of my enemies for me, lol. Or the ability to have Jaime’s undying love and loyalty. Have you ever pictured this character naked? I don’t need to, considering they showed it ;( When did you fall in love/hate with this character? I you don’t have any strong feelings toward them, why not? When Ned Stark asked “Your brother, or your lover?” and she basically just admits it to him. How Ned warns her to take her children and flee and she doesn’t back down. Who’s your OTP for this character? Jaime
Margaery: Do you love/hate/don’t feel strongly about this character? Not so far as hate, but dislike What’s your favorite trait of this character? She was giving (helped the poor) tho honestly I think she did it more to make herself look good. What’s your favorite moment/even involving this character? Well, I felt bad for Cersei, but probably when Margaery told her how they wished they had some wine for her but it was too early in the day for them. Just for the lol. If you could have one power/attribute/etc. of this character, what would it be? The power to fool people into thinking I’m all nice and sweet when I’m not. Have you ever pictured this character naked? No When did you fall in love/hate with this character? I you don’t have any strong feelings toward them, why not? I don’t know really. She just comes across as fake nice. Who’s your OTP for this character? I don’t really have one.
Inquisition spelunking question. Have you come across any dialogue where Solas breaks up with you before crestwood? Because you lowered his approval enough after the romance was triggered. I know this happens with other characters like Sera and Blackwall.
Solas can dump Lavellan five different times, none of them due to his approval/disapproval (i.e. if he says “no” to you, you cannot sneak around his clearly demarcated consent lines by grinding up his approval). And Lavellan can dump him four different times, so Solas/Lavellan comes across to me as the romance all about the sacredness of consent.
I just wanna say that I do not understand how ppl don't understand where you're coming from regarding adc. And I know you don't hate her, clearly. So I was wondering now that you've told us which performance of Eliza's was the best, which of ADC'S do you think is the best?
This is so hard. Believe it or not I find it harder than with Eliza because the sample size is smaller. I could easily say every damn scene lol. This is so damn hard because she knocked almost every scene out of the park but if I have to choose I’d say it was
Now, what makes this scene genius to me and why I think it’s her best performance is a multitude of reasons.
1) we’ve never seen Lexa like this
2) as he says “if you care for Clarke you will send her home, it is the only way she will be safe” ADC brilliantly, yet subtly, let’s us see that she agrees with him. She knows he’s right, but she doesn’t wanna believe it, she doesn’t want Clarke to go, even though she’s aware that it’s probably for the best for more reasons than one. But you can see her clenched jaw, her nostrils flaring, her heaving breathing
3) the sharp look she gives him when he brings up Costia
4) how she menacingly advances on him
5) how she tells him the fuck off because she’s super fucking hurt by his words, then immediately snaps back into Heda. Calm, cool, collected, but firm
All of it is, in my opinion, her best performance as Lexa
Today is the tenth anniversary of my life saving surgery.
This is a longer post than usual but please bear with me.
I’m not one for taking a lot of time to reflect on my accomplishments as any of my friends will tell you, but I do try to remember to keep what is valuable in life in mind.
I’m very proud to continue to run a small press in my hometown of Toronto, one that has become known all around the world. With the invaluable help of Ed Kanerva and Helen Koyama, we’ve risen to meet a lot of challenges and are very excited about what is to come. Ed and Helen have been effective in curbing my tendency to give all of the books away for free and that is no small feat.
This is a difficult business in that very few people make much money at what we do but I feel so privileged to have been able to introduce a lot of artists and their work to the world in eight years.
No one succeeds in a vacuum and I will be forever indebted to people like Chris Pitzer, Barry Matthews and Leon Avelino who all stepped up to support me early on. People like Diana Tamblyn and Jamie Q helped me in the early days. As did Aaron Leighton and Tony Shenton.
I can thank good printers, local and overseas, Laura Legge, our copy editor, Jessica Fortner and Mike Wandelmeier who’ve designed our website and continue to contribute. Thanks for the advice and help from good retailers here and abroad, especially Chris Butcher and Peter Birkemoe, John Porcellino and the folks at Consortium and Raincoast/PGC who distribute our books.
Festival and show organizers have been enthusiastic and helpful over the years, which has made it easier to shine a spotlight on our artists and books.
Tom Spurgeon, Heidi MacDonald, Sean Rogers, Jeet Heer, Sean T. Collins, Chris Mautner, Françoise Mouly, Robert Boyd, Robert Clough, Zainab Ahktar and many others have all helped the press gain a wider readership.
The artists that we publish form the building blocks of a good press. I have to thank people like Michael DeForge, The Wowee Zonks, Dustin Harbin, Jesse Jacobs, Steve Wolfhard, John Martz and many others who came up with me as I learned how to be a publisher and more established artists like Julia Wertz and Renee French who took a chance on working with a smaller press. All of these artists helped provide a pretty diverse but interesting catalogue.
Without the people who buy our books, what we do would be a pretty expensive hobby. It will always be amazing to see fans come and meet the artists and to discover new artists and their work. Seeing photos of our books as far away as Beijing and Melbourne is thrilling. Seeing our art books in museum and gallery shops is fantastic.
Without Canada’s granting agencies, small presses like mine would be treading water.
Thanks to friends like Steve Manale, Sean Wainsteim, Steve Wilson, Patrick Kyle, Kate Nation, Dustin Harbin, Jen Breach, Rina Ayuyang, Robin Nishio, Tom Humberstone, Kenny Penman, Martin Steenton, Revival House, Peow Press and Nobrow for helping rep us at shows.
Last, the biggest thank you to my partner Scott Mackenzie who has stuck with me through thick and thin (or perhaps the opposite). It’s hard enough to find a mate who is supportive of anything you choose to do but to find one who gives me tons of space and stays with a person who suffers chronic illness, is very, very special and I know how fortunate I am.
There’s not enough time to get involved with all of the people or organizations with whom I’d like to work but I do try to cover as many of them as I can. I hope to keep helping behind the scenes for as long as I am able.
If all goes well, I will have a big announcement next year that will see several artists’ works be made available to the public and that is very exciting.
Ed Kanerva told me early on that the irony of being a publisher is that I wouldn’t have time to read any more, aside from submissions and related books. He was dead right and I plan to start reading again. I’m in the early stages of getting my whole weekends back after eight years and if feels pretty good.
Ten years out, it’s harder to remind myself to seize the day but I still do try. If I am fortunate enough to be around, I am stoked about the next ten years.
Thanks for reading and apologies to anyone I inadvertently forgot to thank.