This doesn’t necessarily have to do with McHanzo, but I guess it sort of does? You’d think my mom would catch onto McHanzo since I talk about it so often, but no, that’s not the case. Instead, she’s latched onto Genyatta. Because every time I play Overwatch, she’s like, “Are you playing Genyatta?” and I have to explain that Genji and Zenyatta are separate characters, but she winds up forgetting right after I explain it. So, no point in that.
One time, she was telling me how she told a friend of hers I play Overwatch and she mentioned to this friend, “I don’t know what she does on that game. It has to do with this Genyatta thing,” which made me scream, “MOM, YOU CAN’T JUST TELL PEOPLE ABOUT GENYATTA. THAT’S NOT A THING NORMAL PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT.” Somewhere in the world, a woman thinks Overwatch heavily focuses on something called Genyatta, and it is because of my mother.
She and my sister are on a lil’ road trip right now and headed back home, so they called to check up on me ‘cause I’m here all alone. My sister is trying to explain where they’re at, okay? She’s trying to talk to me like a normal person, when my mom suddenly shouts, “GENYATTA!” and I stopped talking to process the fact that as soon as my sister called me, my mother’s mind instantly went to Genyatta.
Apparently that’s how we’re greeting each other now, by shouting Genyatta. I help run a McHanzo blog with 10,000 followers and frequently talk about McHanzo, but all she brings up is Genyatta. Every time she sees me playing Overwatch, she brings up Genyatta. She doesn’t even know who Genji or Zenyatta are, she just knows that Genyatta is a thing.
(In her defense, she’s brought up McHanzo once or twice, but that’s usually when she asks me if I’m “playing McHanzo or Genyatta” in the game.)
“Outside the living
room windows, dusk has overtaken the city. In the time they’ve been talking,
the apartment has descended into a hazy twilight without lamps lit. Graves’s
face is blanketed by shadows, his handsome features even more sharply defined
because of them. His touch is warm on Credence’s skin, and Credence’s
treacherous heart beats a rabbit-fast thump.”
Despite everything, Trina and Mendel still choose to be there for Marvin (and Whizzer), and I’m not sure if that says more about them or Marvin, but either way it’s incredibly moving and just another reason why Jason’s Bar Mitzvah makes me cry
Summary: Phil is a waiter working in his best friend’s restaurant. One day, when the owners decide to hire a new pianist since their last one was a complete fail, Phil is kind of skeptical about it — can you blame him? The last pianist was insane — but once he meets Dan Howell, he realizes it’s not as bad as he thinks.
a/n: Again. One of those stories that I could’ve left at 2k but then I went, “THESE CHARACTERS DESERVE MORE AND SO DOES THE STORY AND I CARE ABOUT IT TOO MUCH TO LEAVE A NORMAL ENDING,” so yeah. God. I need lessons on how to not let myself get carried away.
This is also for my beautiful beautiful friend/wife Ravie, whose birthday is in like two weeks and a couple of days but I like to give her earlier presents. (also hi Ravie. It’s just a habit to give you longfics as presents whoops.)
(also it’s getting really ironic how I can only write cheesiness when I hear Hyper Music.)
when you think about it, Carmilla ultimately gave up everything she knew for Laura. her sister. her immortality- which, while it came from and bound her to an abusive parental figure, was really the only way she could clearly remember being
Laura gave up her chance for a normal life (because they may get domestic but I don’t believe those two can ever achieve “normal” with what they know and what they’ve been through). she kept her ideals but lost a lot of her innocence about the world and the evil that exists in it
I love the web series on its own, but I also love the idea of it as an origin story for the movie. two girls, traveling the world on the back of a motorcycle, fighting evil. one sunny and kind but so stubborn she’d fight a god; the other dry and sarcastic, her eyes hinting at an age far beyond twentysomething. lovers bound as much by what they lost as what they gained
who, to quote the book, died together so that they may live together
(but if you feel this relates to some other type of kin experience thats cool too!!)
its ok if youre not exactly the way you were before
its ok if you like different things now
its ok if you seem like you should be someone else when you know youre not
its ok if you dont have the powers or the face or the interests and habits you used to
they dont make you any less you!!
this is a new life and a new world and a new timeline and even though things are different and scary and some of our old friends are miles and miles away or we might not know where they are its going to be ok!!! youre still you and youre also the you youve become in this life and you can be whatever you you want to be or feel that you are and its great!!
we have to be strong for our friends both old and new! the world is big and vast and full of possibilities so we should try our best to stay positive for ourselves and for everyone else even when its hard just to wake up and convince yourself to live sometimes in the morning
youre doing great!!!
where would you suggest starting if one wants to get into reading anne carson? thank you so much 🌻
my advice to anyone starting w/ anne carson for the 1st time is to go out & get ur hands on autobiography of red. every person i know who began their journey w/ carson started w/ this book. its how i was introduced to her. its how i got friends into her. i let my brother borrow my copy & didn’t see it again for a year. its probs a cliche at this point bc i think MOST ppl would tell you to start with autobiography of red but its genuinely a really good place to go.
one of the reasons being that its a somewhat familiar story. even if u don’t know who geryon is you probably know who herakles is. its a modern day loose reimagining of myth, which i think is sth that immediately jives w/ a lot of folks. its also a queer story that touches on themes of sexual abuse, love, isolation. & no one… writes like anne carson does. its a very unique experience reading a carson book.
i think autobiography sets u up rly well where from there u can really read any one of her other collections & rly understand where she’s coming from as a poet. i think after i finished autobiography of red i read nox. which. if you ever in ur life get a chance to just even LOOK at that book, do it. if ur ever lucky enough to be in the position to own a copy…DO IT. its the most beautiful book i own. beauty of the husband is another good stepping off point after autobiography. its less verse novel than auto but it still follows its own narrative about a failed marriage.
anne carson is a classicist who taught ancient greek for many years & so the act of translation features predominately in much of her work. nox for example is very much abt navigating the language of grief, of translation serving as some form of recovery. she also has published her own translations of works such as antigonick (another btfl book i wish i owned), if not winter (which is her sappho collection) & a really interesting translation of the oresteia (titled ‘an oresteia’ as it uses plays by different tragedians to tell one full story). all of these would be awesome to end up w/ if ur someone whose into classics.
honestly tho….. start off w/ autobiography of red. its super easy to find a pdf online if thats ur jam & its rly gonna change ur whole game. after that? spin a wheel. ur good to go. its anne carson so ur gonna have a good time.
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