I took so long filling this prompt so I apologize!
Context: This is set a couple of years post-Season 2, so Kala/Wolfgang, Riley/Will, Capheus/Zakia, Sun/Mun are all pretty established as couples. Kala and Wolfie are engaged and they live in Paris. (I wanted a low-angst setting lol!) Everyone is visiting Nomi/Amanita in San Francisco for Halloween. Also, shout out to @spaceprincessem for the Kala/Princess Buttercup + Wolfgang/Westley costume idea (found here). It’s mostly Kalagang but I actually did quite a bit with the rest of the cluster. Hope you enjoy!
“Season one was all about the sensates getting to know what it meant to be a sensate. Now that we know more how to visit and share and we’re gaining control over it, we are together a lot, so the choreography is interesting.[…] Especially when all eight of us are in a scene, it’s very interesting to make sure we’re all doing the right thing and facing the right way, finding our light and not blocking anyone out. To see the way it all comes together in editing always blows my mind.” - Jamie Clayton
[cracks knuckles] hold onto ur hats - i’m bout take a lil’ moment to sing this show’s praises
8 main cast members, only 2 of whom are white Americans; beautifully characterised, constantly developing, flawed, realistic people you root for, laugh with, feel in ur heart!!
every culture, language, sexuality and gender identity is respected. nobody demeans their own country for laughs and they’re so honest about the unique issues each character (called a Sensate!) faces specifically because of their race, their gender, etc ACCORDING to where they live
god, the cinematography. the colours, the acting, the shots, landscapes, the way it shows you parts of the world from almost every corner and makes you feel as if you’ve known them your entire life!!
it doesn’t go down the “colour-blind, we’re all human”, route. it actively accepts, celebrates and encourages ppl in the show (and watching!!) to celebrate our differences, large and small. they’re what makes us, us; not something to overcome, to connect in spite of, but because of
all of the 8 main characters are basically non-het, non-monogamous, and one of them is trans & if i was gonna define them, i’d have to say pansexual!! polyamorous!! go ahead & count how many non-white pansexual poly characters of multiple genders YOU know of in books, tv, movies, ANYTHING
it gives me hope for our future. that as one diverse race, accepting of our differences, understanding the enemy, we can fight what tries to divide, kill and disconnect us
it connects the people watching it to each other in a way that’s never happened to me with anything else. i can’t describe it, but it’s almost as if the empathic link between the Sensates pulls you and everyone else watching into some kind of massive network and you just feel real and vital and human and so, so alive
THE SOUNDTRACK IS POPPIN and what’s up by the four non-blondes is about to become your anthem. i swear it
every ship is 100% possible. they’re literally a big polyamorous pile of love (no spoilers … but wait for THOSE scenes). p much every ship is canon @ this point. what’s a ship war again
sense8 preaches loving openly, unapologetically. it’s an advocate of diversity in every form imaginable. it’s about acceptance; it’s funny, it moves you, it opens you up, and it shows you what the world could be, for a moment, if we could push ourselves to be more connected
so, if you read this far, and you’re totally into it - sense8 is available on netflix (and go.movies, if ur living That Life) rn, in danger of being cancelled so use #renewsense8 on twitter, tumblr and facebook to save it!!!!!!!!
Look, love is not something we wind up, something we set or control. Love is just like art: a force that comes into our lives without any rules, expectations or limitations. Love like art, must always be free.
Never give up Sensates. After getting 522k signatures on our petition, hounding every Netflix social media account, calling their headquarters, mailing them flip flops in honor of Lito, raising $1100 for The Trevor Project in the name of Sense8, voting on polls like our lives depended on it and marching at Pride parades all over the world with Sense8 signs that spread the shows message of love, unity and equality all whilst singing our song What’s Up by The 4 Non Blondes, we have finally won and gotten our show a two hour special. You guys are amazing. #WeAreTheGlobalCluster
SUN BAK DESERVED BETTER
LITO RODRIGUEZ DESERVED BETTER
NOMI MARKS DESERVED BETTER
RILEY BLUE DESERVED BETTER
WILL GORSKI DESERVED BETTER
KALA DANDEKAR DESERVED BETTER
CAPHEUS ONYANGO DESERVED BETTER
WOLFGANG BOGDANOW DESERVED BETTER