love this woman so much!

anonymous asked:

RE: Favorite fictional lesbians include Kay Langrish and Nan King. I love Sarah Waters! I was so excited to see you mention them. Especially Kay. Oh my god. She killed me.

I’ve read everything Sarah Waters has ever written! I love her! 

Kay is amazing, I love her so much. There’s not one butch woman I’ve recommended this book to who hasn’t gone “I FEEL CALLED OUT BY KAY LANGRISH” and I think “well of course” because she’s tender and good and doting and idealistic and moody, she’s approximately 80% of all butches I have known in life. 

But also, HOW MUCH DO I LOVE MICKEY? She’s the fucking greatest. Bless her. 

(also how much do I hate the adaptation which was like: “Yeah but what if women are butch because war trauma, also this needs some jokes about how Kay thinks she’s a man also what if got rid of Mickey and replaced her with a straight woman? Brilliant. Genius. BBC does it again.” 

So I keep going on about this but what I love so much about Wonder Woman, about Diana, is that she is kind. She is so kind.

And yes, sure, Superman is kind, (at least most adaptations of Superman), but what gets me about Diana is the little things. Pretty much every person she runs in to, she wants to help them.

The small moments that got me in the movie were when she listened to people, really listened, and tried as best she could to help them.

When she has her super determined face on, ready to go to war and then stops because “Baby!” and runs over to hold the baby.

When she sees a man in agony her first instinct is to help, even when most people are running away.

When a poor woman who does not speak the language of anyone else around her latches on and begs her to help, Diana doesn’t tell her she has more important things to do. She breaks off her mission to save the few she can.

When Charlie is being hard on himself because he thinks he’s broken and useless from war flashbacks, Diana asks “who will sing for us?” She, who has valued the art of fighting all her life, does not belittle someone for being too scared, she gives them value regardless.

I love so many things about this movie, but the small moments of genuine care and kindness for people she doesn’t even know, especially in a time of war (real, terrifying, soul-scarring war) really get me.

Wonder Woman, a summary
  • Amazons : Diana, don't risk your life
  • Diana : i'm gonna steal all those armory stuff and kick a God's ass
  • Everyone : Diana stop being so attractive
  • Diana : *gains +10 beauty everytime someone says that*
  • Steve : there's a sniper in that clock tower
  • Diana : i'm going to fucking blow off the tower
  • Soldiers : don't go into the no man's land !!! It's very dangerous !!!!
  • Diana : hold my drink and fucking watch me
  • Arès : kill that woman please
  • Diana : *lifts a goddamn tank*
  • me : do you even catch a breath
  • Diana : *does the little smiling head tilt*