“Still, I see your face and wonder Were You once an outcast, too?”
Alan Menken/ Stephen Schwartz, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, God Help the Outcasts
Once a refuge for any and all, Notre-Dame de Paris has fallen under the control of tyrants and witch hunters. Adopted by a traveling band of witches after her parents’ execution and now making her living as a street dancer, Bonnie Bennett dreams of a day when all can walk free beneath the spires of Notre-Dame. Imprisoned for centuries in the dungeons below, hybrid Niklaus Mikaelson gave up any hope for freedom long ago, until one night he hears a voice lifted in song, a young witch’s prayer for her people, for all supernatural kind.
I’ll be real. I watched the first episode of this show, read a bunch of Bamon fics and then the last fifteen minutes of the series finale. What I gathered?
My girl Bonnie Bennett deserved better than to go find herself in Africa. Like really though? I know: if she’s doing a world tour Africa will be a continent she visits, but really? Having your only surviving POC hold a brochure that reads “Africa” in big fun print just seems… like lazy writing? Borderline problematic? Like really no other continent? NONE? Not to mention that her fans have been so brutalized that her living through to the end is the most we could hope for.
Yes, twitter and tumblr are all aflutter with tales of her kicking butt and taking names this last episode, but I’m just tired of the strong, black woman trope. I’m just tired. And crying. Because really.
i just remembered how much i love the scene in the first season where we see jack and anne in bed and jack is lying on anne’s lap and she’s stroking his hair.
it’s so pure like. here we have a quartermaster of one of tue strongest ships in nassau, being comforted by his gf and unashamed.
so many guys seem to be ashamed of how they need their gf’s support and love and im glad that jack isn’t one of them.