cancelling sense8 was like destroying art. the show had the stories of:
i) a closeted hispanic gay man coming to terms with being outed and accepting himself as a gay man in the public eyes - doing all this just to ensure that he can continue being with the man of his dreams
ii) a compassionate kenyan man with a dream and hope fighting for the injustices of class disparity (he is also in a relationship with an extremely intelligent bisexual black woman who, despite coming from a different class than him, is attracted by the purity of his heart)
iii) an intelligent trans woman in a relationship with an equally intelligent black woman - the relationship of which is extremely trusting, tolerating, caring, gentle, and beautiful. (plus, the intelligent black woman grew up with three fathers and within an extremely open and accepting LGBT community who would protect the two even if it meant endangering themselves)
iv) an independent indian woman whose eager to find love over the simplicity of a good marriage. on top of that she has an indian father who defies the stereotypical indian man, who has her back no matter what, who is a CHEF rather than a businessman (this is a big fucking deal for us who knows about asian arches)
v) a south korean woman who is petite, adorable – and yet so very dangerous and courageous. who is a master in martial arts, whose storyline is dedicated on fighting the misogyny she faced all of her life. on top of that, her romantic storyline was going to be with a man who worships her for exactly who she is.
vi) there was going to be an epic interracial couple, the relationship of which shows how the right person can open up someone, can make their heart soft, can forgive all the sins that have been weighing them down
vii) it also discussed religion, art, sexuality, science, philosophy, among other topics; in such thought-provoking manner…
this show was an embodiment of art and its destruction is unforgivable…
As you may have noticed, a certain writer that is on your payroll has raised the ire of your fans. Again. The fans who buy your stuff. The fans who love the characters that you are responsible for. The fans who do not exist for you to insult and walk over time and time again.
Hydra!Cap was bad enough. People were offended and horrified, even though we knew it was going to be just a cheap publicity stunt in the end. You didn’t fool us, we knew it wasn’t going to be permanent. But that doesn’t change the fact that you allowed your certain writer to spit on Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s legacies as well as the fans who idolize the character and looked to him for comfort during a difficult time, insulted all of these people, for a juvenile attention grab.
Another blow was the removal of the Jewish heritage of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. Why was this done? Any reason? Other than…I can’t even think of a reason other than pure idiocy. What is even the hell. It did not help matters at all that in the Age of Ultron film that these two characters were made into Hydra agents as well.
And speaking of.
…You done fucked up now.
Magneto is not only your most well-known Jewish character and a Holocaust survivor, but he is probably one of the most well known fictional Jewish Holocaust survivors in all of fiction. He is someone who is intimately shaped by his Jewish heritage and by his horrific experiences during the Holocaust where his entire family was systematically murdered. He is someone who made “Never Again” his mantra for life. It is what drives him. Although he has undeniably done terrible, even unforgivable, things, every decision he makes is driven by his desire to never allow what happened to him or his family to ever happen to anyone. His trauma is what has driven him to hate humanity as a whole.
And who traumatized him? Who murdered his family and his people and who tried to wipe out his culture? Who does Magneto hate with every fiber of his being? Who has he constructed himself to oppose?
The Nazis. The same Nazis who, in your universe, created Hydra. You’ve tried your best to whitewash Hydra and make it look cute what with Bob and everything, but your fans know better. They are, and have always been, Nazis.
And you are having Magneto join them.
It doesn’t matter that it’s probably a stunt. It doesn’t matter that if it’s not, it’s all going to be retconned away by the time my nail polish dries. It doesn’t matter.
Do you know the world that you live in? It is a world where anti-Semitism is on the rise. It is a world where Jewish schools receive bomb threats and children live in fear. It is a world where people genuinely are terrified that another Night of Broken Glass will happen or that Muslims and other marginalized groups are going to be carted away to camps. It is a world where people with Nazi sentiments are in high positions of the US and other governments and are abusing their power.
You cannot do what you are doing in this world.
In the late 1930s and early 1940s when the world was bleak and hatred was festering in every part of the world and growing stronger, comic book writers and artists, many or even most of whom were Jewish, gave people heroes. When the US had yet to enter WWII and the American Nazi party was large and growing, two Jewish men created a hero and draped him in the American flag and had him punch Hitler square in the face. They kept writing this hero even as they received threats and the mayor of New York City had to step in to protect them. Your distinguished competition created an immigrant from another world who used the traits of his homeland to fight injustice. They created a woman who was stronger than any man and whose compassion was stronger than any hatred. And you, in the 1960s, created a supposed villain who drove himself into becoming what he was so that what happened to him and his family would never be allowed to happen again.
Your certain writer thinks he’s being clever and commenting on the nature of the world today. He is wrong. We know the world is in a bad place. We know how scary things are. We know corruption looms everywhere and that hate is omnipresent. We live on planet Earth. We’ve seen this shit first hand. We don’t need to be told this.
We need heroes. We need to be told that it is possible to fight this evil. We need to be told that there is hope. That the future is bright if we work hard. Even if one of those heroes is a villain half the time, we need them. We don’t need you erasing these people’s identities, even for a second.
And it you won’t give us what we need, we will give it to ourselves. Fan culture is stronger now than it has ever been. If you won’t treat your characters and most importantly your FANS with respect, we will do it for ourselves. We do not need you. But you need us. And you need to remember that.
this is a tale, a tale of a coward. the tale of “never good enough” and “always behind,” the tale of failures and heartbreaks and fears. it is a tale of a boy who abandons his best friends in times of need: during the triwizard tournament, during the horcrux hunt. it is a tale of a youngest brother struggling to keep up, who dreams of glory and honor and fame. it is a tale of the sidekick, the best friend, the second-in-command.
this is a tale, a tale of a hero. the tale of overcoming feelings of inferiority and a sense of resentment, the tale of loyalty and bravery and persistence. it is a tale of a boy who returns to his best friends in times of need: who hugs another young boy in the common room, gruff with choked up emotion, a boy who sheepishly returns to a winter search with renewed determination. it is a tale of a quidditch player who practices day and night for a sport he loves, whose confidence claims him chants of “weasley is our king, he didn’t let the quaffle in…”
this is a tale, a tale of an extraordinary boy in extraordinary circumstances. the tale of a boy who offers his sandwiches to a stranger, a boy who scoffs at blood purity and combats injustice, who fights for his friends. it is a tale of a boy who becomes a man; not perfect, not flawless, but mature enough to learn and realize and grow. it is a tale of a steady, true, indispensable companion whose generosity and bravery and good old fashioned wits turn the battle’s tide, a tale of a hero in his own right. it is a tale of a defiant battle cry, a shouted “he beat you!” and a shattered silence charm, a scream that frees hogwarts’s defenders.
The 8th house is considered the house that controls sex, taboos, death, and rebirth/reinvention. Ruled by Scorpio and Pluto- it is an intense and mysterious house. It is a darker house, and looking into your 8th house placements can help you fully understand your self.
Sun 8th: Very perceptive. You can always trust their intuition as this placement is known for its ‘physic abilities.’ These people are always prepared; born ready.
Moon in 8th: Similar to Sun in 8th as they are perceptive; but not in a physic way. They can read others insanely well and have future predicting qualities that accompany this. This placement makes for great counselors.
Mercury in 8th: Very private people. Possesses a serious, deep mentality and are very curious. Resolute in their interests.
Venus in 8th: Seductive qualities they may be oblivious to. Profound wisdom in their interactions and communications. Tendency of magnetic attraction.
Mars in 8th: Very independent. Known as one of the most sexual placements, physical attraction and connection with your partner is highly valued. Constantly looking for answers, even if they project confidence.
Jupiter in 8th: Generous and strive for good fortune. Equipped with incredible instincts, this placement stops at nothing to fight against injustice. Represents balance in life.
Saturn in 8th: You feel things deeply but refuse to be overemotional. Skeptical and can be apprehensive, but this is due to your great intuition.
Uranus in 8th: Another placement similar to moon in 8th. A huge placement for psychologists as you see everything seriously and deeply. Always looking for ways to reinvent themselves.
Neptune in 8th: Sensitive, yet secretive about it. You struggle with a constant desire for something more making you over analyze life and see more than there is.
Pluto in 8th: Has a high intensity and is very passionate. You love to come off as mysterious. You have a strong need for control and change is important to you.
It’s hard to be rational in an irrational world. It’s hard to be compassionate in a caustic culture. It’s hard to be aware in a society that’s asleep. And it’s hard to be caring when so many around you mock your efforts and the very victims you’re fighting for. Fight anyway.
Eris the 10th Planet thru the Houses, Where in Life Do You Feel “Left Out”?
Discovered in 2005, from plates found in 2003, Eris
is a Trans-Neptunian Object, which is an astronomical term meaning further out than
Neptune. She was named a dwarf planet along with Pluto. She was Planet X, then
nicknamed Xena, then officially named after the brother of Ares/Mars, the
goddess of discord.
Eris entered Aries in 1923 and will not enter
Taurus until 2048, so almost everyone alive right now has Eris in Aries,
therefore making the house of Eris more personal to you. It takes 556 years for Eris to orbit the sun.
“Eris is one who struggles against injustice and
oppression. She has her war-like and even bloodthirsty side, with the higher
manifestation of defending the weak and standing up for oneself. Her placement
and aspects to other planets correlate to the archetype of the underdog
warrior, speaking truth to power, and with also a willingness to resort to
violence if necessary. Many manifestations of this archetype exist in the
present culture, and the discovery period is also coincident with the onset of
the Iraq war. This archetype represents a dire motif of the struggle for
survival that is inherent in the natural world, and in humankind also, and
which represents once again, as with Pluto and Chiron, a darker side of our
common humanity that must be acknowledged and faced in our time. Where she
located in your chart, you have the capability to make a powerful and perhaps
ruthless stand for yourself, and to battle against all odds.” –Time Passages
Eris in the 1st house: Your presence
is so radical that you don’t fit in with most people. You boldly state your
opinions and you might even get a thrill from causing trouble between people.
You are a brave fighter full of strength. You thrive on conflict as it propels
you to feel alive. You prefer revolution over tradition. You crave discord and
excitement as opposed to trying to find peace in life. You feel doldrums when
life is too calm, you always feel the need to take on challenges.
Eris in the 2nd house: You resist the
current system of economy and want to rebel against being dependent on money,
you’re the person who is cut out for growing their own food and/or living off
the grid. You feel a drive in your soul to not be materially attached, even if
you might have other factors in your chart that indicate a tendency to splurge
on possessions. You value sticking up for the underdog, fighting injustice, and living passionately.
Eris in the 3rd house: The school
system made you feel boxed in; your learning style might not grasp academic
lessons, but is able to absorb information when you are allowed to learn on
your own. You didn’t get all the attention from teachers that would have helped
you excel in the classroom, so rather, you reject commands of busy work
assignments and find brilliance by doing projects your own way. You may have
been made to feel dumb because you could not meet standards that other students
could, yet the chaos in your mind brings ideas together when you are given
freedom to learn at your own pace.
Eris in the 4th house: Your family
made you feel like the odd one out, they did not sympathize with you during
hard times. You had to break away from traditions and find yourself. The
universe gives you permission to shamelessly reject what your parents taught
you, as they may not have had the most well rounded perspective when they
raised you. They likely treated you with injustice and made you feel oppressed.
Eris in the 5th house: Your idea of
fun is different than those around you, so it may have been difficult to find
comradery (feeling of a connected community) until you found a group of people with a common interest. Your
hobbies are seen as strange, compared to typical activities that most people
enjoy. Your children may have a discordant temperament. Your romantic life is
filled with chaos.
Eris in the 6th house: You don’t fit
in at most workplaces, you resist being subordinate to a boss. You feel
oppressed by the daily grind and wish to find a more exciting job. You’d do
well in an action packed vocation that allows you to be a maverick. You feel
like you weren’t given a fair shot in the workforce and may excel more if you
become self-employed. Your health will decline when you act discordant.
Eris in the 7th house: Relationships
always seem to end up in flames in your life, which includes business partnerships,
lovers, close friends, etc. You wonder why can’t I just find that special
someone and make it last? You attract discordant people. Perhaps you haven’t
worked through all the chaos within you and so you project others as being
difficult. If you make a point to cultivate inner peace while acknowledging
your own inner wild self, you will draw in the right people who do not provoke
you too much.
Eris in the 8th house: Deep in your
soul lies discordance that you need to embrace and understand. You desire a
crazy sex life to let out inhibitions your chaotic emotions that you don’t get
to release in other areas in life.
Eris in the 9th house: You feel that
religion has oppressed you, you do not resonate with the faith you were raised
with and it is up to you to explore spirituality in many forms to find your own
truths. Traveling alone would be very therapeutic to you. You love the idea of
higher learning, but the structure of college doesn’t agree with you. You experience injustice in the college setting.
Eris in the 10th house: Your
discordant nature makes it difficult to achieve your career goals. You’d excel
in a career that involves helping others who have been left out, for example,
special education, infertility, adoption agencies, counseling, addiction,
women’s or men’s rights advocacy, etc. You are resistant to bosses that expect you to be subordinate, you have to fight to achieve the goals and jobs that suit you.
Eris in the 11th house: No matter how
many friends you have, you still feel like they don’t include you in their
lives as much as you’d like. You feel like a lone wolf, you don’t fully fit in
with most groups. If you find friends who appreciate your uniqueness, you’ll
feel fulfilled. Make it a point to seek non-judgmental, open, and understanding
people, and you can allow yourself to grow close to people who matter. You can
heal from any previous friends who betrayed you or any times you felt like you
had no one to reach out to.
Eris in the 12th house: You
subconsciously want to be alone in order to dig deep into your spiritual self.
You have sabotaged relationships and opportunities because you hadn’t worked
thru your inner baggage. Your soul has likely existed on other planets as you
feel estranged from this world in general. You can journey through other
dimensions because your chaotic spirit endlessly searches for more. You are
fighting a battle in your psyche, as Eris triggered the Trojan war. Your
chaotic nature has been suppressed, as you realize that too many people in this
world cannot handle you.
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