I painted a self-portrait,* LOOK! It’s in color (who knew I could do that? not me), isn’t it GLORIOUS??
*UPDATE: studies have concluded that, despite numerous similarities in external characteristics (beanie, blazer, muffin, unhealthy blue computer screen glow), this is not in fact a self-portrait as previously suggested. We apologize for the error.
Orphan Black - Reflection, refraction, and distortion.
As we follow Sarah Manning, we witness the confrontation and fracture of her identity. The plot isn't the only thing that emphasizes this reflection and fragmentation; it’s also underlined quite clearly in the show’s use of mirrors and cinematography. [x]
for them to stop paying attention to fans’ lists of what we want and tell their fucking story like they did back in season 1 before we had wants
PLEASE HIRE A FEMALE WRITER WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING AT
Rachel is scary as fuck now. Unhinged. And fascinating. (also, alive)
Rachel and Helena meeting. Or just more Rachel and Helena parallels. Or just more Rachel and Helena.
???? I’m really bad at this??? Stop making Delphine and Helena fluffy pets 2k15. Don’t be afraid of making your sudden fan-favorites morally grey and monstrous again.
Bonus: please have an Asian on screen (I’d be partial to an Asian lady, but I’m not picky at this point) and please give them a name and maybe some form of character beyond *points sarah toward thing* *disappears forever*
Hey Dawson :) I'm wondering what you would like to see from Tony this season? Who do you want to see him interact with?
Honestly? I just want to see Tony this season. I just want to see him, and have him be part of the story. Because seeing Tony on TV literally changed the entire trajectory of my life. And that’s pretty rad and I want that for other people.
As far as what I’d like to see FROM him, I have this long-standing desire to have a trans guy in a show shaving. Not like, as the focus of the moment. But say for instance Felix is talking to him from the couch, while Tony shaves. I don’t know why….but I’ve never seen a trans guy shave in anything ever and it’s a part of our daily lives just like it is for cis guys so…I don’t know. That sort of simple thing is what I’d like. Just everyday things, because shockingly we are people just like anyone else.
I would love to see angry, protective Tony. Protective of his sisters, protective of Felix, and most especially protective of Kira.
I would love to see Tony talking about his family. Or…half talking about his family, because that kind of thing isn’t really something one talks about easily.
I would love to see Tony finding a new family with his sisters, with Felix, with Kira…with Mrs. S. God, I would love to see Tony and Mrs. S.
The truth is, the more normal everyday, homey type stuff we get with Tony the happier I’ll be.
As far as his role in the plot, I don’t have much opinion on it. I’m too caught up in all the little bits of life as a trans person that just are so rarely seen on television to worry about his plot influences. I’d like it if they explored his storyline with Felix some more, because I think there’s some tasty, complex identity stuff in that.
There are all kinds of great things they can do with Tony. I’m down for almost any of them. Truthfully, I just hope they stay true to the character. I have faith they will. I trust the team who created him.
i was surprised to find that there was only one female writer and director. I mean, kudos to the guys for writing feminist ideas but that doesn't make up for the lack of women behind-the-scenes.
I was too! And hey let’s talk about this for a quick sec.
I think these guys do a fantastic job with this show. Obviously. They’re my guys. My favorite guys. My best, best ones. (*virtually winks at my guys through the internet void*)
Guys can be feminists. If you don’t think so, I’ll fight you on that one. Because these guys, my guys, they’re feminists. If you disagree, please return to Episode 1 and do not collect 200 dollars.
So, what do we do about the fact that there are so few women behind the scenes of this show that is all about women? Do I want you to fire all my guys and replace them with ladies I don’t know?!
NO. DO NOT DO THAT. PLEASE DON’T. DO NOT DO THE THING.
(please don’t fire my guys)
Here’s what I want. I want to maybe see a few more ladies behind the scenes of Orphan Black. If the crew’s expanding, maybe someone can think about finding some kickass lady talent to bring to this kickass lady show.
But, mostly, I want the industry as a whole to encourage more women behind the scenes and promote and produce more works written and directed by women. I want the industry as a whole to encourage men to create and develop more shows with women and about women in all their complexities. Just like they do with men.
Only, maybe less robots turning into other robots.
I’VE SENT A WHOLE BUNCH OF COMPLIMENTS ANONYMOUSLY BUT THAT IS NO LONGER ENOUGH YA DIG SO LIKE LET’S MAKE A LIST
CYWLYXN, WHO DOES NOT REALLY BLOG ANYMORE BUT WHO IS PRETTY MUCH THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE, APPLE OF MY EYE, ETC ETC ETC WHERE THE HELL WOULD I BE WITHOUT YOU SPOILERS IT WOULDN’T BE VERY GOOD PS YOUR WRITING IS LIKE AN ORGASM THANKS FOR MAKING ME SHIP PROPUNK NERD DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH YOU MEAN TO ME BECAUSE YOU SHOULD YEAH I LOVE YOU FOREVER PEACE
SAPPHICSCIENCE CHARLOTTE YA NERD DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE AMAZING AND FANTASTIC AND BEAUTIFUL AND YOUR WRITING IS LIKE — URGH YA DIG JUST URGH THAT PIECE WITH THE CAMERA? FANTASTIC. HOW OFTEN DO I REREAD LAKESIDE? TOO OFTEN PROBABLY. AND THE TAGS YOU LEAVE ON MY MINIFICS MAKE ME SPARKLE SO HARD BITCHES CALL ME EDWARD CULLEN. Y EAH YOU’RE GREAT AND I LOVE YOU BUNCHES.
SANETWIN [SCREAMS] S A M S! A! M! MY HELENA JAMMIN’ BUDDY, MY PAL, MY TIME ZONE AMIGO, WITHOUT YOU I WOULD BE LIKE THE ONLY HELENA AUTHOR AND THE WORLD WOULD BE SO SAD AND EMPTY BECAUSE YOUR WRITING IS JUST [MORE SCREAMING] THE THINGS YOU DO WITH WORDS UPSET ME SO HOOOOW DO YOU MAKE HELENA SUCH A FRAGILE ANGRY BROKEN CREATUUUUURE PLEASE KEEP DOING THESE THINGS FOREVER I LOVE YOU YOU’RE SO GREAT KEEP DOING YOUR THING SAM PLEASE DO YOUR THING FOREVER
PROLETHEAN I AM LIKE HONORED EVERY DAY TO EVEN? TALK TO YOU? YOUR JONISS HEADCANONS WERE LIKE MY REASON FOR LIVING FOR A FEW MONTHS AND YOUR WRITING IS JUST [GARGLES] THE AMOUNT OF THINGS YOU’VE MADE ME FEEL FOR DELPHINE IS LIKE OFF THE CHARTS HOW DARE YOU GIVE ME ALL THESE EMOTIONS HOW DARE YOU MELT MY HEART WITH YOUR HEADCANONS I’M SO ANGRY WITH YOU AND LIKE I KNOW I KEEP JUST SAYING “EYO YOUR WRITING IS AMAZING” BUT?! I CANNOT EXPRESS?! HOW MUCH I LOVE EVERYONE’S WRITING AND CLAAAARK CLAAAAAAAAAAAARK YOOOOOOOOOO CLAAAAAAAAAAAARK PS WE SHARE THE SAME WEIRD FETISHES AND THAT MAKES US BLOOD BROTHERS YOU REALIZE
I-EFFED-IT-ALL-UP SHELBY! SHELBY! SHELBYYYYYYYYYYYYY THAT’S ALL I GOT HARBLE GARBLE I MISS TALKING TO YOU YOU’RE LIKE MY FAVE THANKS FOR GETTING ME INTO THE ORPHAN BLACK FANDOM THANKS FOR WRITING I JUST READ YOUR LATEST PIECE AND HRRRRRRGH CROW METAPHORS?! I?! YOUR COSIMA VOICE IS SO AMAZING I BOW DOWN I FEEL ALL WARM AND FUZZY ON THE INSIDE BECAUSE OF YOU HOORAAAAY SHELBY
CALMORRISON IS MY HUSBAND-WIFE, MY MOON AND STARS, THE AMOUNT WE’VE SCREAMED ABOUT HELENA COULD FILL A BOOK PROBABLY, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ADRIANNE DARLING, EVERYTHING YOU MAKE FOR THIS FANDOM IS SO BEAUTIFUL YOUR GRAPHICS AND GIFS AND?! YOUR ART?! WHO SAID YOU COULD HAVE THAT MUCH TALENT IT’S JUST PLAIN OL’ IMPOLITE GODDAMNIT LOVE YOU SO MUCH
GLASSESANDDREADS RUNS SUCH A QUALITY GODDAMN BLOG I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE THIS SOMETIMES I’M LIKE “OH MAN I DON’T WANT MY BLOG TO BE ALL REAL PEOPLE” BUT THEN YOU REBLOG A STREAM OF SUCH QUALITY POSTS THAT IT UPSETS ME. AND I REBLOG ALL OF THEM. WHAT A GOOD PERSON. WHAT A KIND PERSON. WHAT A GOOD. YES. BUENO.
I’M SO ANGRY I WANT TO COMPLIMENT EVERYONE BUT I’M GONNA RUN OUT OF SPACE MAYBE I’LL MAKE A ROUND TWO BECAUSE! THIS WHOLE FANDOM! IS SO SPECTACULAR AND AMAZING AND KIND
SPECIAL SHOUTOUT TO YOU, TUMBLR USER CLONECLUBCOMPLIMENTS, BECAUSE YOU MAKE MY HEART MELT AND MY EYES DO THAT THING WHERE THEY TURN INTO HEARTS AND THEN MY EYES MELT TOO. YOU’RE AWESOME. THIS BLOG IS AWESOME. I’M YELLING. TRY AND STOP ME I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCH
Helena was holding a can of her babies at the end of the episode right? What do you think they're going to do with that?
All I know is that if those frozen embryos walk their way into the DYAD, there’s gonna be some major drama, because on one hand, STEM CELLS, #SAVECOSIMA, and on the other hand, Rachel Duncan is probably gonna have a fucking conniption about her biological clock.
I just think that Tony is more important now than ever with this issue of castor clones and leda clones. It would complicate things so beautifully. if any of the castor clones talked to Tony, I think Tony would bring all of his individualism and pride of being a leda clone and smack those castor clones down
S E R I O U S L Y!!!!!!!!!!!!
Like how beautiful would that be to see two guys, one Leda and one Castor, facing off and really shining a light on the ideas of individuality, ideas of self, and ideas of masculinity. LIKE IT WOULD BE SO GREAT!!!!!!!!! And Tony would take absolutely zero of their shit and could be so helpful to his sisters and WHY DID THEY NOT GO DOWN THIS ROAD?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Have we discussed Rachel's eye yet? Should there be a kill bill eye patch or one white eye
I’m so into BOTH (I desperately want Rachel walking down the halls of Dyad to Twisted Nerve—we hear nothing but her heels striking the floor and w h i s t l i n g)
But then there’s part of me, more and more of me lately, that kind of wants her to come back flawless. No patch, no visible damage at all. Have Dyad fix her up real nice so no one could ever even tell anything had happened. She wouldn’t accept anything less than perfection.
Not that the white eye would be less—in fact, the white eye by design was meant to be superior, to be more than human. But the mere allowance of that visible marker would be an admission that she had lost. That Sarah had beaten her. It would be a reminder not only to everyone who saw her (those lesser beings), but also to herself every time she looked in the mirror, and we couldn’t have that, now could we? (I mean there’s also the part of me that wonders whether she might actually want to have that reminder, to fuel that hatredragewantfury she feels toward Sarah that will probably be her driving force in season 3. To feel that piece of Sarah every time she looked in the mirror.)
But imagine a restored-to-flawlessness Rachel. And when Sarah somehow comes face-to-face with her again, as we know she will, they end up staring each other down, again, their faces mere inches away from one another. Again.
But as Sarah glares into Rachel’s eyes, her own flicking back and forth between them, something unnerves her. Yes, they are perfect. Unmarred. She can’t pinpoint anything about them that isn’t exactly the way it should be and yet… there’s still something. One of them is cold. It betrays nothing, no spark, no humanity. Rachel is dead behind that eye.