So heyy I just wanna say heads up, the first part is based on a break up on a popular tv series! Tell me what show you think it is! And this will have 3-4 parts!
“Serena, c'mon talk to me please!” Zach pleaded to Serena, his girlfriend for 2 years, as he closed the door to her house, and followed her to the living room. Thank god that Serena’s family was out and she had the house to herself for the whole week.
“I can’t even look at you right now!” Serena cried, throwing her bag on the couch
- kaz: saxophone. evil mastermind. uses gossip from the majorettes to undermine anyone not in band (known as the marching dregs)
- inej: majorette. always underestimated and under appreciated. the grace of a dancer, but with kni– um, batons
- nina: drum major. most popular person in band. can get anything she wants from anyone, and her hands hold ALL THE POWER.
- matthias: trumpet. HUGE EGO. the whole section is dedicated to eradicating anything that could be more important than they are (i.e. drum major, percussion)
- jesper: percussion. are percussionists ever NOT moving/tapping/playing? huge flirt, but has a thing for flute players.
- wylan: flute. enough said.
Hey guys! Thanks to everyone who responded to my plea for some book recommendations!! I’ve decided to post the list I received from fellow bloggers in order to share with the community a bit, so here they are:
@nerdybirdsgettheworms recommends: —Six of Crows / Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo —Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins —Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
@kjmarch7 recommends: —Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow —Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (great series btw) —Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (if you haven’t read Harry Potter, you know your sin)
@kevthestampede-blog —Lamb by Christopher Moore —Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis —The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (great author)
@therustygate —The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury —Uprooted by Naomi Novik —Kissing the Witch by Emma Donghue
@booksandsweettea —Uprooted by Naomi Novik (recommended twice so that must say something) —The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness —The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower
Super excited about this list. I love Neil Gaiman, and have been wanting to read Uprooted for sometime now, so this just affirms my inkling haha. Thanks guys for your recommendations :D Can’t wait to start reading.
look i love jessica jones as much as the next person, but i’ve seen two or three posts proclaiming that it’s so diverse and has a ton of representation. white people seriously need to stop trying to sell it (and every other fun new genre show) to people as being great representation for anyone but white women. it never is.
it reminds me of that study about how when women take up just 30% of a discussion or whatever, they’re perceived as dominating the conversation. people of color–especially women–get way less than that, maybe five percent, and then are pointed at like “look, Representation! watch our show about white people now!!”
marvel likes to put one or two black men in every project–never as leads, of course, and in the case of both daredevil and jessica jones, black men are murdered horribly for trying to help the white heroes–and a lot of white fans will consider that acceptable diversity as long as there’s a white woman involved somewhere. jessica jones has, like, six plot-significant white women (jj, trish, hope, jeri, the former mrs jeri, and pam), all of whom are in multiple episodes with their own motivations and plotlines that will carry into the next season, for the most part (hope was fridged for jessica but the former mrs jeri’s death will have an effect that ripples out for jeri & pam)
contrast that with: claire being in just one episode, and reva (as a fridged double-whammy of manpain and womanpain) seen in flashback a few times, mostly while being murdered.
there were a few woc who got a couple minutes each. the woman who wanted luke to find her brother, serena. the woman kilgrave forced to smile for him. hope’s roommate. oh and there was the butch fat latinx prisoner (sissy?) that hope paid to beat her up, who existed as a visual shorthand for predatory prison lesbians preying on little innocent white girls! that was so cute n fun.
go ahead and contrast THAT with how much time kilgrave got onscreen, all the time spent with his feelings/backstory. contrast it with all the time Officer Specops got devoted to his bullshit. both of them individually got more than every single woman of color in the series combined. they probably got more than luke, technically, too. i’m not going to go and get the exact minute counts because that would require watching their scenes all the way through, and i will not.
this show takes place in new york city. it’s about people with superpowers. even if a significantly multiracial cast wasn’t accurate to real life–which it definitely is–when you create a fantasy setting like the MCU and populate it with predominantly whites, IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR FANTASY IS HAVING VERY FEW PEOPLE OF COLOR AROUND. there’s no excuse for this.
my point is that white people who grew up on white media cannot be trusted to accurately judge good representation, or apparently even numerically sound representation. so it comes off as obtuse at best, and really exploitative and gross at worst, when people make posts touting the ~amazing poc representation~ on shows that include none of those things. not only are the numbers not there, the stories aren’t there.
Jessica huffed as she leaned against the counter top of the small diner. It was three in the morning on a Tuesday. Something about the aching pain in her abdomen felt wrong, but it’s not like she had time to deal with that. She breathed through the pain, carefully pushing herself up and bringing over the milkshakes to the clearly drunken teenagers. Just three more hours. She could do that. Of course when six came, Jessica didn’t get off. Instead she had to cover an unfilled shift. By the time she got off at ten, she had had two more of the pains. That was when she got nervous. Her leaned against the hood of her car, praying that somehow Greyson would be able to answer his phone.
I think Marlene was always going with the books until she realised how disappointing it would be, the re-occuring picture of the two little blonde twins. Don’t care, she’s had no clue what to do with the storyline, it makes no sense whats so ever. Why would only Hanna and her mum see the twins? Why where they young? Nope not having it, bye.