rangers up

anonymous asked:

I agree that people should be allowed to like whatever, but I think she they called it Doctor Whomst, they're likely unmotivated due to the race issues in the show which would be a legit criticism. It's kind of hard feeling motivated to watch a show that keeps turning people who look like you into a Cyberman

Is there context to the word whomst that implies that? Not asking in a sarcastic way, I’m genuinely curious because I assumed it was just a similar joke to calling the show, say, Doctor What.

Regarding race issues, that definitely is a more valid criticism (although, as I said in an earlier post, my issue isn’t so much with the OP but with all the people spreading the post around, many of whom are just white people who think the show is cringy). I very much get why, for people of colour, the enthusiasm over a female Doctor might be tempered by frustration that the character is still white after 50 years. I sincerely hope the Fourteenth Doctor gets to finally break that cycle, just like Thirteen broke the cycle of male actors. The fact that they wanted a black actor for Eleven is a good sign at least, although (no disrespect intended towards Matt Smith here) I think they should’ve tried harder to follow through.

I do feel the show has been doing better—it’s certainly been trying, anyway—but there are still a lot of areas it could improve on, and the whole Cyberman thing is uncomfortable, even if Bill ultimately survives and gets to be herself again. I’ve seen various points of view presented in discussions about it, but I don’t really feel qualified to offer my own, being white.

Anyway, yeah, I think there are plenty of legitimate reasons not to care for the show, which is kind of why the post rubbed me the wrong way in the first place, because the general attitude of everyone reblogging it seemed to be that it doesn’t matter how progressive the show is or isn’t, it’s just not worth caring about at all, which I think dismisses both the value of its achievements and the importance of talking about its failings.

So uh. At the urging of @beesarealiens and the terrible enabling of @sovinly​ and @theladyragnell​, I’ve made a sideblog for my d&d character for the homebrew space fantasy game Sovin’s going to be running for us soon. Her name’s Maliah, she’s a halfling ranger who grew up in the Feywild and has a blink dog companion, and I am pretty stupidly in love with her already.

I’m planning on writing session recaps in the form of letters home to her moms, and possibly similar sorts of things to what I’ve already got in my maliah tag over here, so if anyone is interested in following along on our adventures, that’ll be over at @feywildatheart​.

We haven’t started playing yet, and probably won’t for at least another week or so, so it’s pretty bare over there just yet. But if anyone’s interested in the eight thousand words of backstory fic that I wrote over the past few days, that’s up here.

I didn’t expect Power Rangers to be the most diverse film of… ever… but here we are.

4 out of 5 of the rangers are poc, the yellow ranger is a lesbian, and the blue ranger is autistic.

Sign me up. March 24th, here we go.

anonymous asked:

I saw your addition to the Dr who post and thank you for writing that! That post always annoys me and i see it on my dash sm but i could never have articulated such a good response!

Thanks! I think mostly I’m just tired of the Edgy Cynicism™ behind posts like that. Sometimes people should be allowed to just enjoy stuff, especially stuff that’s good and hopeful and full of wonder. Not everyone wants to look cool by hating everything.

Marvel: we can’t make one of our film or show leads Asian. That would be…. against the original source material. That’s also why we can’t make them LGBTQ+.

Power Rangers (2017): hey what’s up. 4/5 of our leads are POC. One is autistic and one is confirmed LGBTQ+. We have the first Asian superhero in a big-budget film, the first autistic superhero in a big/budget film, and the first LGBTQ+ superhero in a big-budget film. None of this was really in the original source material, but representation matters and we specifically casted them with the intention of making a diverse film.

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Trini definitely sucker punch him for that later

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So I made Power Rangers crack, check it out if you want.