oh my giddy aunt!

OH. MY. GIDDY. AUNT

So, Black Widow 9 is here and it is EVERYTHING.

First off, it took me, like, 5 minutes to calm down and actually read the thing through because I was so damn excited, but when I finally did, oh boy it was worth it.

This was seriously my favourite issue yet (psh, no bias or anything): the interactions between Natasha and Bucky, the EXPRESSIONS of the characters (Samnee is SO GOOD at those), the colours, the movement - especially the fight scenes, the dialogue, some of the larger stills… urgh. And let’s not forget about that end! THAT END!

I will say nothing more, but seriously, if ANYONE wants to message me and just scream with me about this, I am totally down for that.

Warning: six large images under the cut (my very favourite BuckyNat moments of the issue). Spoilers, obvs.

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Imagine a conversation between all 13 Doctors at Day of the Doctor, just before they save Gallifrey,
  • 11: GERONIMOOOO!
  • 10: Allons-y!
  • War: Oh for god sake! Gallifrey stands!
  • 4: One last round of Jelly Babies and we can start.
  • 9: Those Jelly Babies are fantastic, absolutely fantastic!
  • 11: I know, right? Jelly Babies are cool.
  • 2: Oh my giddy aunt, I discovered them. So when I say give me some, give me some.
  • 6: I wonder if we are ever going to stop talking and do what we are here for.
  • 10: Oh I'm sorry, I am so, so sorry, but Jelly Babies are more important than Gallifrey.
  • 3: *whispers to 1* I think I'll reverse the polarity of the neutron flow so they lose their taste and we can go on.
  • 1: Nonsense, my dear. Those morons won't stop procrastinating.
  • 5: I don't want Jelly Babies. I prefer celery.
  • 11: Fish Fingers and custard all the way.
  • 9: Or bananas.
  • 10: Oh yes, bananas are good.
  • 8: Who am I to talk about food when I've got a planet to save?
  • War: "Good question. NO MORE EATING, OTHER MES!
  • 4: *throws Jelly Babies at the War Doctor*
  • 8: *throws random fez at 4*
  • 10: Oh, a fez.
  • 7: Oh, a fez!
  • 11: OH, A FEZ!
  • 7 and 11: *fighting about the fez*
  • 3: *sighs*
  • 5: *cheering for 11*
  • 9: *cheering for 7*
  • 1: Am I having a midlife-crisis?
  • War: I said the same.
  • 5: We could play cricket all together.
  • 2: Or we could be a band!
  • 10: Brilliant idea. Well, that grumpy guy over there is good at the guitar. I once heard....
  • 6: He's babbling again. That will take long.
  • 12: ALL OF ME, JUST SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUTITY UP UP UP!
  • 1: Nonsense!
  • 2: Oh, my giddy aunt!
  • 3: Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow.
  • 4: Care for a jelly baby?
  • 5: Brave heart, Tegan.
  • 6: Hmm, I wonder… Aha!
  • 7: Somewhere there’s danger, somewhere there’s injustice, somewhere else, the tea’s getting cold..
  • 8: Who am I?
  • War: No more!
  • 9: Fantastic!
  • 10: Allons-y!
  • 11: Geronimo!
  • 12: DUUUUUUUUDDDEEEEEE!!! *Shreds electric guitar like a boss*

“Hamish! Have ye been up tae yer auld tricks again, tryin’ tae git customers tae make sweet love tae the fruit selection in aisle three, then gettin’ awa’ wi’ it by claiming it’s jist yer accent?”

“Jimmy ah’d love tae answer yer question fully, bit ah seem tae be respondin’ like somethin’ oot ‘o an Irvine Welsh novel. It’s like ah’m bein’ written as some sort ay offensive stereotype, likesay.”

Oh my giddy aunt, I can’t believe I have to repeat myself again.

IF YOU WANT TO SHIP REYLO, YOU GO ON RIGHT AHEAD, PAL.

But let me reiterate that there is a predominant trend in fandoms where POCs are treated like crap and where when presented with a possible POC love interest (especially black characters), people will literally ship the white character with anyone else. Then as if that’s not enough, they will try to justify their ship with racially coded language. I’m not saying this means every shipper of Reylo thinks this but it would be highly naive of any of us to believe that racism doesn’t also exist in fandoms. Racism bloody well exists in every sphere of our society. Fandoms are not exempt. 

Other examples include the backlash Martha got when she became a companion to the Doctor. It wasn’t simply because people preferred Rose x Ten to Martha x Ten but people were calling her weak and all sorts of other names I won’t repeat. Then you have Iris West in The Flash fandom. Not only have they got the comic book purists to contend with who continuously say Candice Patton doesn’t deserve to be Iris West because she’s black but then you get others calling Iris West useless and undeserving of Barry (ring any bells, Star Wars fandom???), when she is incredibly strong and wonderful. 

So you can go ahead and continue to reply to me and call me dense or whatever else, but I stand firmly on this point, so you know, have a nice day and all :)  

Catching up on Defiance and I don’t know why the entirety of tumblr isn’t all over this show. It’s a great, compelling show with absolutely everything that fandom loves. Let me break it down for you:

- It’s like someone took Firefly and the new Battlestar Galactica and mixed them together into one awesome show. It’s a gritty western with aliens and politics and good people forced into difficult situations surrounded by cunning, ruthless players who will cut you down.

- The women. Oh my giddy aunt the women. They are old and young, innocent and evil, complex and wonderful. The women are the true movers on the show, their actions, needs, and emotions drive the plot. They are the strong ones and the men around them are all trying to get on their level.

- But the men are no slouches either. The supposed hero of our show (our DeanMal Solo) is a good guy who has done some bad stuff but, in true Han Solo style, he doesn’t spend too much time angsting over it. Plus he’s this good dad who’s trying to do the best by his adopted, traumatized daughter and, yeah, he fucks up sometimes but they’re still a team.

- Speaking of, omg Irisa. I could write whole white papers about how awesome irisa is, how being some god’s chosen one has ruined her life, but she’s trying so hard to be a good person. Seriously. Irisa.

- Fucked up family dynamics. The Tarrs alone are fodder for so much messed up fic, You don’t even know. 

- Complex world-building with multiple cultures and communities clashing and rearranging in interesting ways.

I, just, seriously you guys. You need to watch Defiance. I’m only a couple episodes into the second season and it’s only getting better and better. It is everything I love about television.

The signs as ashens quotes:

Aries: …he lied.

Taurus: Oh my giddy aunt!

Gemini: Vinnie the vole’s existential nightmare

Cancer: It’s like ____ but rubbish.

Leo: sprue

Virgo: Wonderful sound, strange shape.

Libra: An excellent product

Scorpio: Monkey hit his head on a tree, holding a sausage

Sagittarius: Hello!

Capricorn: Autofocus

Aquarius: It’s just City Fighter again

Pisces: nought to three sad onion