public narrative

Okay I’m about to spill some tea

SO “oh look, taylor swift is dragging up past drama to sell her new album, look at her playing the victim again, you’re still over”

is what all the haters happen to be screaming (among over ridiculous things) tonight, following the release of Look What You Made Me Do, the lead single to Swift’s 6th album: Reputation. But let’s take a little trip down memory lane to see if Taylor really is playing the victim. Hold on ladies, it’s gonna be a long one. 


Taylor broke out in 2006, and when Love Story stormed the charts in late 2008 she became a global superstar and thus named “America’s Sweetheart” a bittersweet and dangerous title for any young female star, because it’s so easy to fall from the top. She was immediately held to an impossibly high standard of perfection, in every aspect of her life, and she handled this with grace. 

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I know that Overwatch did their best to erase Gabriel from the public narrative of Overwatch because of his job in Blackwatch, but I know in my heart of hearts that if one of their own was at all responsible for ending the robot apocalypse, the city of Los Angeles would never shut up about it.

There would be murals of him painted EVERYWHERE in the city: Next to Caesar Chavez, with Tupac and Kendrick Lamar lyrics underneath, highly stylized cartoon graffiti, ironic pop art. Everywhere.

Several someones are in a coffee shop writing the screen play to a movie about him or as a cameo in their Omnic Crisis action comedy.

The Latinx community in the city would be so proud and would never let anyone forget that the reason you’re not dead is because of one of them.

LA rappers dropping his name in rhymes when identifying themselves as proud LA natives. Rude cover band names like “The Gabriel Reyes Sex Machines”.

Gallery exhibits dedicated entirely to him.

Morning talk radio unapologetically shading the hell out of Jack Morrison because of their relentless staning for their native son.

Children dressing up like him for their school presentations, leading to an entire generation of college students leaving home and saying “how have you never heard of Gabriel Reyes??”

Every single Reyes in the City having to qualify that they’re not related to him or lie that they are. Except Gabe’s  actual entire extended family that come out of the woodwork and have bragging rights

anonymous asked:

Why don't Louis mention Liam? He mentions Niall quite a lot, also Harry wit Dunkirk. But Liam got his single and a song w Zedd.

Apart from the fact that Niall shares the same PR as Louis so Louis will always mention Niall before anybody else cause it’s promo for two clients of the same firm, my personal opinion is that Liam was “erased” from the public life of Louis because he has nothing to do with Syco, Modest nor SJ anymore, I think Liam pissed off everyone when he left (the best choice he could ever make) so they are not even considering his existence. I might be wrong but if the Brits 2017 are anything to go by, I think Sony and Syco is “angry"at Liam cause he said fuck off and went away (lucky him). On the contrary, Louis Niall and Harry are all working with the same label, management or company of 1D so they are safe to mention. It’s also not a coincidence that Liam is only exclusively mentioned when they want Louis to talk about fatherhood. Maybe I am totally wrong but that’s the feeling I get cause Lilo was pushed SO HARD in 2015 and suddenly Louis doesn’t know a Liam anymore. (which is not true but i am talking about public personas and narratives!) 

getting past the filter

I’ve been reading right-wing media - not all the time, because the point of the exercise is understanding and past a point it just breeds exhaustion. But my impression is that the way right-wing media interprets the protests and the outrage and the fear and anger at Trump’s presidency is something like this:

The left won a lot of battles in a row, and they got used to winning every fight they got into, so they picked fights that they couldn’t possibly really care about, just to grind our faces in the dirt. And then they lost! And we won! And they are handling this with immature hysteria and obstructionism and riots, and we basically have to wade through them to put the country back on the rails, and where we fail it’s their fault and where we succeed it proves that they’re ineffectual and intellectually bankrupt and have no tactics beyond crying and complaining and calling people racist. And they’re complaining about things they were fine with under Obama so they’re not actually sincere anyway. And they still have a stranglehold nearly everywhere, but maybe now people’ll start to see through them and we’ll have a chance to roll it back.)

(Some examples of fights we ‘couldn’t possibly really care about’: making employers cover health care plans that included contraception coverage, making bakers bake wedding cakes for gay people, letting trans people use restrooms of their choice.)

And the presence of the narrative imposes a sort of filter, where things you do that make sense within it, or reinforce it, don’t get seen by half the country. Sometimes that doesn’t matter. But sometimes it really does; sometimes I want to be able to talk to the people who voted for Trump and be heard and be understood to be saying what I’m actually saying and not just ‘blah blah liberals won and won and won and can’t handle losing and are going to call you racist no matter what racist racist racist’.

So, obviously, I think this narrative is unfair in many, many ways. But what I’m really interested in right now is, what could a person do or say in order to slip past the narrative? Because it’s, well, encompassing - narratives usually are. Peaceful protests fit into the ‘the left is all bluster and whining’ arm of it and violent protests fit into ‘the left is a danger’ arm of it and no protests fit into the ‘we are the silent majority’ arm of it. And there are battles which really are worth fighting but which are trivial and silly to people sufficiently removed from them, like fights over letting trans people use public restrooms. 

But narratives are not all-encompassing - the vocal opposition of Senator McCain to Trump’s conduct doesn’t fit into it at all, the conservative judges overturning Trump’s executive orders doesn’t fit into it very well, the testimony of veterans about why their translators saved their lives and deserve the opportunity to live here which they were promised doesn’t fit into it.

Those are, of course, all examples of conservatives who can challenge the narrative by already having credibility within it. I can’t think of a great way for a liberal to establish that credibility - emphasizing that you understand why they believe the things they believe was tried very loudly during the campaign, and I think it mostly totally failed (both at establishing that, and at going from ‘we understand each other’ to ‘the filter you’re seeing me through isn’t capturing what I want and what I actually want is reasonable and comprehensible and human’.)

I feel like one important project of the next few months is figuring out how to communicate past the filter, how to say things that aren’t easily sorted into the narrative, and how to build from there enough trust that our concerns and fear and anger are heard as concern and fear and anger, instead of being easy to round off as ‘they lost and they’re sore losers’. I want past the filter. I want to be able to make myself understood. And I do still think that there’s some way that can be achieved.

okay but does michael actually regret what she did, or regret that she failedfailed to save her captain, her ship, her crew. does she think that if she was able to fire that first shot, give that vulcan hello, she could’ve saved the lives of all those who’ve perished in the meantime? i need answers. i need development. 

so that’s how many people harry is being linked to in the media and in the fandom? 

He’s dating Tess, but wrote a song about Townes girl. But that’s all a cover because he’s really hooking up with Nick Grimshaw. And Xander Ritz when he’s stateside.

But Two Ghosts is about Taylor Swift who he’s STILL pining over four years later. Also Hendall when he’s on yachts. Who he cheated on with Pandora. And that flight attendant. Also Ben Winston. And his bandmate Mitch. And Jeff Azoff. 

anonymous asked:

aww thank you so much for explaining the 2 week rule. Seems legit! To answer your question: Well I wasn't necessarily an antt. I'd also never been super involved with 1D tbh. I liked most of their songs & thought they're cute, buy a song or two & watched some interviews. So I didn't know lot about them besides the public narrative & I just never thought about it too much. (1/6)

The first time I heard about H/L as an actual couple was probably in 2014 & I looked into it a little bit, nothing too wild tho. I just brushed H/L’s behavior off. I’d been like: “Oh, but I do that with my friend?”, “Well.. My two guy friends act the same.”, “Nothing weird about that…” you name it. It wasn’t until I first listened to Two Ghosts until I started to look into it more. I remember (okay that sounds way too dramatic it was like 2 months ago lmao) buying H’s album. (2/6)

And listening to the songs in chronological order. Carolina seemed kinda fishy (keep in mind that was before the official narrative of Townes was talked abou it) & I was like: “Since when does H do drugs?” (maybe it’s my Johnny Cash heart that made me think of Coke). Then 2G came on & I just kept thinking about Louis for some weird reason. So I tried to be logical about it (& not go on tumblr at first!) & I started to look up old pics/videos & just got a weird feeling about it. (3/6)

Somewhere between “okay they’ve been married for 84 years” & “maybe I’m reading too much into this” I decided to want to make up my own mind & not “fall for” conspiracies. So I did what any 21 y/o would do: I asked my mom, lmao. She has no idea about 1D, H/L, etc. I had her listen to 2G & asked her what vibes she was getting. (4/6)

She told me & I quote “That’s a song about heartbreak & yet being so in love you can’t imagine ever being without that one person although the whole world is against you” (at this point I was a sobbing mess!). Then I showed her three videos, one of Hendall, one of Haylor & one of Larry and asked her if she gets the same kind of vibes from any of those videos. She picked H/L (it wasn’t even one of freddieismyqueen’s videos just some weird clips and no, my mom isn’t a Larrie now..) (5/6)

She’s just a woman who knows what it means to be in love & who is pretty good in reading people). Ever since everything I never paid attention to seems so obvious and !!! that I just have to ask myself how I didn’t see it before. (wow that was so long, soz xx) (6/6)

wow that’s quite the entrance into the fandom! love that you asked your mum lol i always do too. she’s got the best perspective on things. it’s interesting that you arrived at this point after we went through weeks of discourse (unbeknownst to you). thank you for sharing and feel free to ask any questions, i know this is a wild ride!

anonymous asked:

I don't know much about the GOT duo. But like it said below, 4yrs to reveal. And wasn't one of them off the show when they finally did come out?

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie dated off and on beginning in 2012, she left the show in 2014, they went public in April 2016 and the latest gossip now that everybody and their blind-ass grandma have been allowed in can see they’re a thing is that they’re “finally” moving in together (via Refinery29). In 2013, Kit called Rose a “very good friend” and they both have been cagey and not always on the same public narrative page when it comes to the nature of their relationship, so a ton of mixed messages and interviews that don’t add up have been part of the are they/aren’t they gossip. 

So on again/off again, not following the general Hollywood ish of moving in together before the wet spot on the sheet dries, misleading the public and the media during interviews, and spending years navigating their new celebrity as it pertains to their relationship before becoming more open? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: THIS. SHIT. HAPPENS. ALL. THE. TIME. 

anonymous asked:

What do you mean by Taylor's authenticity problem?

Simply that the image she has constructed for herself as a friend to her fans not only implies, but encourages us to imagine for ourselves a more intimate relationship with Taylor than her celebrity permits. To her younger fans in particular this pretence at friendship suggests an emotional integrity (/ equality) which makes it impossible for them to conceive of her as dishonest; the mere idea that Taylor might lie to them (as inevitably she must) constitutes a betrayal, without care for context. (This preconception in part explains the hostility with which any presumption of homosexuality meets, as specifically in the case of kaylor here.)

Taylor has in the past demonstrated an anxiety about, self-awareness of the problem of, (in)authenticity: to Elle in May 2015, she said ‘people can feel betrayed very easily by celebrities. And one thing that used to really scare me a lot is making my fans feel like they don’t know me;’ in a later interview for NME (October 2015) she is quoted thus: ‘if you do something that defines your character to be not what the public thought you were, that’s the biggest risk.” Arguably, she has also attempted a partial solution. (The later promotion of 1989 (i.e. post-Rolling Stone) was largely notable for its argument against the biographical fallacy, for example her speech on tour about Enchanted/Wildest Dreams or, relatedly, the demythologisation of Love Story. This is not something entirely new – promotional materials for Red rehearse the same sentiment – but it has perhaps been given a special emphasis more recently.) 

It remains, however, that so long as Taylor continues to address her fans as her confidants – as she has done explicitly, e.g. at the first MetLife Concert, where she said ‘my life has been all about sharing my stories with you, sharing my secrets with you, my innermost thoughts, my deepest feelings, all that’ – she cannot deviate significantly from a predetermined public narrative of her life without alienating a subset of her fanbase. 

Can y'all free him for that nasty family back in LA now pls? It’s already ridiculous how outside of his own fans people look at the situation and think he wants to closet himself in the year of Lord 2017, can he be at least lifted from one ugly thing???? One???? It’s disgusting how his public narrative is about a boy who can’t be on his own, always searching for a girl to be papped with and being extra with. It’s disgusting how it’s always the girls sacrificing something /for him/ and then he treats them like garbage. It’s DISGUSTING. He even lost his mum and he had to deal with a fake breakup and a new relationship back to back while faking to be excited for a nonexistent birthday. Fucking sake

miscellaneous umfb&mha meta

so in the run-up to ch14 i ended up sending even more textwalls to @aceinplainsight about virtually every thought that popped into my head about @kazliin‘s fic. i thought i could post some more observations of stuff i came up with when i reread the entire thing in anticipation of ch14, since my last post seemed to go over well. not sure there’s anything super insightful in here, but here it is. beneath a cut because of length:

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spectralspices  asked:

So. Secret Empire. I read it and it's just a sickening mess. Everything happening is just in service of making the Big Event Happen (like civil war 2, bluh) and the only reason I'm really excited for this is so that we can just purge nazi-cap from our collective consciousness once this is over. I don't even have a question! I'm just venting about this shitty event! Fuck nick spencer, that guy is a moron with no respect for where cap CAME from. "Oh he was a nazi the whole time" eat SHIT SPENCER

poorsimon said:Do you think there is a slight possibility that we’ll get a fantastic four book in 2017 to celebrate jack kirbys centenary? Marvel is a hot mess right now with that boring fascist captain America and every series that I was enjoying is either ending in the next couple of months or crossover events are ruining them, looks like marvel is in the same place dc was during the new 52 era

Anonymous said:Thoughts on Dark Matter/Generations/Secret Empire? Specifically for secret Empire, Cap is on of my favorite heroes and I feel like this fundamentally breaks him in a really shitty way. Not to say we won’t get good stories with him in the future, but it’s sort of like Dr. Light where every time he shows up you can’t help but think of identity crisis.

There’s been a bit of a theme to my asks the last couple days.

So yeah. Spoilers ahead, obviously: in the midst of an all-out assault on the nation and world, just as it seemed everyone would make it through like always to see another day, America was betrayed by its systems and subverted from within, culminating in an overt fascist seizing of the White House. Don’t worry though, this week Marvel’s saying it isn’t political.

The cake-topper being that as it turns out via flashback, Nazi Cap (and in response to the inevitable um, actually’s: Hydra’s seminal story under Steranko showed their leader as a character created by Stan and Jack as a Nazi, pretty much all explicit Hydra-isn’t-Nazis material are retcons by Spencer for this arc, “Hail Hydra” is an obvious analogue for another fascist chant, the ‘real Hydra’ inner circle includes Nazis and Neo-Nazis, and this Cap’s vision for America includes white children hunting black children in the street. He’s a fuckin’ Nazi) isn’t a construct of the cosmic cube, but in fact the real Steve Rogers: the Axis won World War II, but the Allies used a cosmic cube to create a fake history where Rogers was on their side and they won the war - gotta ask why they didn’t deal with the Holocaust too - with the real guy now reactivated and fulfilling his true mission. Obviously, this not only delegitimizes every story of a character created by a pair of Jewish-Americans specifically to punch Hitler right in the fucking face, but does it by stating that in the natural course of things, the Master Race of course overtakes the Earth with their sheer superiority, with the very concept of the people they would annihilate having a chance at hope or justice or freedom being a lie currently in the process of getting torn down.

This is a little bit touchy.

There’s obvious franchising reasons for this: Chris Evans has made clear he isn’t sticking around for long if at all after Avengers 4, while as of that movie Anthony Mackie will still have at least 3 films in his contract, so it’s in their interests to set Sam Wilson up in the comics as Captain America to match. Problem is, they started the process before a movie about Steve Rogers, so they had to bring him back, and now have to figure out a way to get him out of the picture for a longer period than simply old age or death. And if you want to get him out of the running for the title of One True Captain America, not only making him a Nazi, and retroactively always a Nazi at that, but classifying literally every non-Nazi Captain America story essentially in-universe fanfic? That’ll get him off the board for awhile. It’s ruinously terrible, but also quick and easy, same as it was quick and easy to move Captain Marvel and once upon a time Iron Man into the spotlight in time for their movies by making them fascists. You’ll have to ask Marvel why fascism is their go-to shocking character twist, though.

I think the source point of the issues here stems from something simple I mentioned recently: I don’t think either of the Big Two necessarily believe there’s going to be a comic book industry in 20 years, or even necessarily 10, so there’s no real reason to attempt anything other than drawing as much blood from the stone as they possibly can. Clearly the creators are trying their best, middle-management I’m sure have long-term plans, and I doubt the powers-that-be want it to fail. But sales have been dropping for years, and neither of them have demonstrated any plan of substance whatsoever to reverse that trend. They both had their moments of attempting to right the ship, and both fell through – the original Marvel NOW! and its immediate follow-ups were major successes, but half their biggest writers left in the wake of Secret Wars and so they reverted to type with endless editorial interference and bullshit crossovers, while DC’s attempt at innovation with DCYou was scattershot at best, clearly born less of a philosophy of “let’s let our best talents try bold new things!” nearly so much as “let’s do weird new things that might grab headlines”. 

Viewed in that light, many of their recent decisions start to make sense; after the New 52 trying to draw in 90s fanboys and maybe a couple teenagers fell through, DC’s explicitly banking on rolling back the clock and appealing to the core fanbase with Rebirth while simultaneously betting everything on the shock value of incorporating Watchmen, while Marvel has fallen back on its regular event-and-relaunch tactics, and if the “Make Mine Marvel” rumors are true, they’ll soon be returning to a predominately white and male cast of headliners with a handful of exceptions (hence why escape hatches were built into almost all of their recent successor characters – Mjolner was prophesied to return to the Odinson before the first issue of Jane Foster’s book, Tony Stark is only in stasis, the Ultimate Universe may or may not be waiting out there for Miles and his cast to return, etc.) They don’t think there’s a new audience to be won, or at minimum they clearly haven’t given any thought to the kind of formatting, publication, narrative or marketing breakthroughs that might let them reach that wider audience (probably part of why they’re so petrified of staying in retailers’ good graces – digital of the way of the future, but they don’t believe they’re going to see that future, therefore they’re sticking to appealing to the base while they can), and so naturally they’re going to the tried-and-true methods of drawing cash out of the existing audience until it all falls apart, by which time everyone currently at the top will have new jobs or be retired.

So that Marvel in particular has been overly contemptuous of progressive elements of their fanbase isn’t shocking. I doubt their leadership of middle-aged guys have any particular sympathy for their viewpoint, and if they don’t see them as a potential pathway to saving the industry either, then it’s not a surprise they clearly see them as a gaggle of mercurial, industry-ignorant whiners, to be discarded once the half-hearted measures at winning them over aren’t enough. And if they’ve decided they don’t give a shit about progressive ideals in the slightest beyond what’s necessary to avoid mainstream attention on their fuck-ups, and they don’t seem to be trying to bring about a workable model for the industry – especially given that they’re at this point unquestionably the secondary caretakers of these characters compared to TV and movies, so these franchises can go on without them – and they’re convinced shock value stunts and events are the only way to draw in dollars while they can, then yeah. Sure. Why wouldn’t they make Captain America a Nazi? To think that’s a bad idea would require meaningfully giving a shit about their own product, or at least thinking that anyone else will in a few years.

As for the Fantastic Four, that’s probably still in Fox’s hands, but I really do hope Al Ewing gets a crack at them someday.

Answering the MANY (dear Lord) questions I’ve gotten on this: NO, there is no work engagement that is so last minute as to not being able to work around a party he’s known about for many weeks. NO, Tony does not owe ANY FAN ANY EXPLANATION at ALL for not going to a freaking party. The people he works with KNOW the real deal and play the game with him (see: BY). Wake up. Also, if he doesn’t want to go to a party, he doesn’t need to travel to the East Coast at all (in fact on Friday his hashtags claimed he’d stay in LA on holiday), and he can EASILY put out no matter which explanation and stay at home in LA.

He CHOSE not to say anything. HE CHOSE to suddenly make it PUBLIC that he is in NYC, when up until Friday he made it public that he would have a “staycation”, home in LA. So start thinking about things. And I DO NOT mean show-wise. (and NO, he wasn’t bloody celebrating any anniversary, before any idiot says that, and he KNEW about the party and this was very last-minute. REPEAT: up until Friday HE HIMSELF said he’d stay in LA).

Also and btw: Has anyone seen him at airports? NO. Has anyone seen him in Central Park? NO. Has anyone seen him in NYC? NO. Always bear in mind that a public narrative is just that, and it doesn’t necessarily respond to truth. It’s possible he was in NYC, it’s equally possible he wasn’t at all.

The only point here is he put out a narrative and he chose to go silent despite knowing many questions would be asked. He knows how to communicate all too well, so this was a deliberate choice, for reasons. Start thinking.

anonymous asked:

What does that article mean, Flockie? I guess I mean what did you take from it? Did Sam and Cait break up and this stupid side show get created to cover it up or something? I'm probably reading/taking what you posted incorrectly (duh me) that's why I'm asking. Thanks for keeping up on things for us.

No, no, no, not at all! It’s just an example of what I’ve been talking about: public narratives exist. Manufactured relationships (or continuing marriages) exist. And they can be extremely extensive, elaborate and with any number of motivations and endgames. This is the extreme, but it ties into what I’ve been saying since the dawn of my time in this fandom - celebrities really do this. They really mislead the public, lie, manufacture stories to feed to the media and do it all in the name of career, privacy, reputation or because their bosses say so. 

anonymous asked:

could you explain some of the literary or historical references in asoue? ive heard there are lots but i haven't picked up on them, besides reading about how count olaf's appearance is derived from a long ago theater trope

Sure! I’ll see what I can come up with. I’m sort of juggling several things, so this will only contain various fractured documentations, but here we go:

  • The Poes, of course. Edgar, Albert, and their father. When you meet the kids, they are arguing about a Raven, like Edgar Allen Poe’s famous work.
  • Likewise, Eleanor Poe is a reference, most likely, to “Lenore”, the woman lamented in Edgar Allen Poe’s work, The Raven.
  • Dr. Montgomery Montogomery is a man who works with snakes… or, to put it another way, did you enjoy Monty’s Pythons?
  • The children are first seen at Briny Beach, which is a phrase from “The Walrus and the Carpenter” in Alice in Wonderland. (Keep an eye on this one. It comes up later…)
  • The Baudelaires are named after Charles Baudelaire, a famous writer whose own writings could often contain cynical concepts and perspectives.
  • Klaus and Sunny are named for Claus von Bulow and Sunny von Bulow, a married couple famously the center of a court case where Claus allegedly murdered Sunny.
  • Virginia Woolf was an incredible writer who suffered from mental illness. After writing truly great works, she eventually succumbed to depression and walked into a lake with rocks in her pockets, committing suicide. The Virginia Woolfsnake is mentioned among Montgomery’s reptiles. In the show, it’s dangerous because “It can bludgeon you with a typewriter”. This, I’m sorry to say, is nowhere near as clever as the book version, where the Baudelaires are, without context, advised by Monty “Never let it near a typewriter”, leaving the implication that the snake, unsupervised, would write stories so depressing they were a danger to itself and others.
  • Two of the children from the end of the first season are named Isadora and Duncan. Isadora Duncan was a very famous dancer whose beautiful and extremely long scarf was caught in a tire as she got in her car. When the car started moving, her neck was broken. Like Klaus and Sunny before them, these two children were named after a horrifying and fascinating death that became a public spectacle.
  • Damocles Dock, where the Baudelaires first arrive at Lake Lachrymose, is named for the Sword of Damocles. In this story, a person is forced by a king they criticized to dine with royalty while a sword hung over him by a string of unknown strength. Throughout the dinner, the man was terrified that it was a trap and that the sword would fall, killing him. When the dinner was done, the king he mocked told him something to the effect of “And now you know what it is like, every moment of your life, to be a ruler”. As such, the Sword of Damocles is figure of speech that here represents the dread and anxiety that comes from not being quiet sure whether you’re completely safe or a moment away from something truly terrible.
  • Lemony Snicket says that one word a hypnotist used was “Nero”, in order convince someone they knew how to play the Violin. This is a reference to Nero, the Roman Emperor who, according to legend, was so indifferent to the suffering of his people that he literally played the violin to entertain himself while the city was engulfed in flames. (Pay attention to this one, too. It also comes up later)
  • While I’ve been skipping modern pop culture references, it’s fun to point out that many of Count Olaf’s disguises have names that are dead giveaways, such as Captain Sham. Shirley is a reference to Airplane’s “Surely you can’t be serious”. Violet sort of explains that one when she says “Surely, Count Olaf” in the show.
  • Lucky Smells Lumbermill gave out coupons for prosthetic legs at “Captain Ahab’s prosthetics” (name inaccurate, as I don’t have the show up right now). This is a reference Moby Dick, wherein a whale destroys the leg of a man named Captain Ahab.
  • Dr. Georgina Orwell is a reference to George Orwell, author of the book 1984, a story about an overreaching government that manipulates the public with false narratives and significant gaslighting. Georgina is taking a similar, albeit sci-fi approach, when she hypnotizes people.
  • A store at Lake Lachrymose is called “Memento Morris’s Souvenirs”. A famous phrase in Latin is “Memento Mori”, which means “Remember, you will die”. The phrase is a mantra sometimes used to keep people humble and to remember that, at the end of the die, they are a regular person who is no closer to godliness than anyone else.

These are off the top of my head and it isn’t including explicit references, such as Sunny mentioning Tito Puente. Also, it’s only including things mentioned in the show. :)

I hope it helps!

anonymous asked:

I'm so happy that in this public narrative, Louis gets to be someone who can casually watch Harry's interviews!! I'm so happy!! Whatever stunt may come, the fact that Louis can say he's proud of Harry will keep me 'til the end of the year.

Honestly, I think part of the reason for laying a solid foundation of “straight guy in love with E/happy father” in all of the interviews is so that he can casually talk about Harry.  Not the entire reason, because that’s overkill, but yeah, part of it.

It’s absurd, but it is what it is.

But yeah, those comments about how proud he is fuel me so much!

On love poems and beefcake photos...

Mr. Heughan might not have control over how he is marketed by STARZ, talk shows or media outlets but he has a certain measure of agency in reshaping the public narrative. I’d be curious to see if he is able to subvert the overt glorification of his physicality and refocus the attention on his talent either by relating it to keeping fit to keep up with the demanding role of Jamie Fraser or his work to inspire others with MPC.

As Cait once mentioned, she always wants his talent to be “front and center.” One can only hope we see that talent front and center this week. 

anonymous asked:

Have you seen the JustJared article? Are you calling BS?

JJ buys every celeb pic under the sun, so no surprise there. They also run with public narratives, so also no surprise. He sold his site years ago and they churn out 47387485 posts a day and don’t dig deeper than how things look. *shrug*