- Sarah, I’m so sorry. This is all my fault. […] I was so set on trying to find my mom that I let my emotions take over and now I’ve– I’ve put everyone that I care about in danger. - Chuck, you’re being ridiculous, come on, even for a man who is trying to free himself from high tech explosives. Casey and I know the risks, but of course we’re gonna help you. This is your mom.
it’s been two years since the lynburn legacy ended and i’m still disappointed that the ya lit fandom never fell head over heels in love with it.
do you want a clever, mystery-solving protagonist? do you want a chubby protagonist? do you want a protagonist with japanese heritage who doesn’t shy from pointing out the racism her family receives in england? do you want cute boys? do you want cute girls? do you want to read the word ‘bisexual’ with your very own eyeballs? do you want your heroine to have a snarky lesbian sidekick? do you want a touch of humour with your angst? do you want ya where parents are actually present? do you want books that stress the importance of found families? do you want books that will make you laugh and cry and cheer?
the lgbt representation in orphan black is so important to me. we have cosima, a lesbian who’s so kind, loving and warm. she’s a smart scientist and such a compassionate, sweet, caring, beautiful person. we have felix, a gay man who fits stereotypes, and they’re not shown as negative aspects of his identity. he’s feminine, a sex worker and a successful artist, and an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend. he’s level-headed and the voice of reason. we have sarah, a bisexual single mother who’s so good and brave and would do anything for her loved ones. we have delphine, a bisexual woman who we saw discovering her sexuality and coming out. an ambitious scientist willing to do whatever it takes to keep her loved ones safe. we have tony, a mlm trans man who loves himself exactly for who he is. they’re not stereotypes and tropes, they’re complex characters who get to be flawed and still be good. the show never questioned why sarah, cosima and tony are lgbt clones, they just are. the lgbt characters casually talk about being gay and make jokes about it like actual gay people do. we have entire scenes with no straight characters, just lgbt characters interacting and their scenes aren’t about their sexualities, we have scenes where straight people are the minority and that’s perfectly normal. these characters are all friends with each other and love and support each other. together they’re a family. cosima and delphine are the most important romantic relationship on the show. they work together to save cosima and her sisters, trust each other, defied death for each other and are soulmates. we have creators, writers and a cast aware of the significance of positive representation. they worked so hard to create meaningful characters, relationships and storylines. jordan is a gay actor playing a gay character, tatiana literally cries talking about being an ally and lgbt representation, and listening to fans’ personal stories about coming out thanks to her show. tat, jordan and evelyne know how much their characters mean to us and they hold that close to their hearts. i really can’t thank john, graeme, tat, jordan and evelyne enough for their effort in creating these characters, bringing them to life, being so respectful of our community and willing to learn, and their commitment to representing us
this is kinda based off of my school so yeah this is really long sorry in advance lol uniforms - jack always has some mysterious stains on his uniforms and honestly some of the guys are scared to ask what they’re from - davey literally irons his shirts and pants every morning and he never forgets to wear his lanyard with his student id - race never tucks his shirt in, his shoe laces are always untied, he never wears his belt, and he forgets his lanyard practically everyday and is broke because everyday he has to pay $5 to replace it - katherine is always complaining to the guys because she has to wear a skirt, sweater vest, and tights in the spring. and the guys hear the same speech every day about how hard it is to put those damn tights back on after pe when it’s 85° out - the guys in their group are the only ones in the school who wear the sweater vests in the winter unlike the other guys in school who just wear the regular sweaters sports - davey is on the soccer team and he’s fairly good - jack plays basketball and he’s captain of the boy’s lacrosse team and he’s so aggressive on field. he gets yellow carded every 5 minutes but the time he’s actually on the field he always manages to score - spot wrestles and he’s the quarterback of the football team and they haven’t lost a game since he joined the team. other schools are terrified to play their school because they know how spot will stop at nothing to win - race is on the dance team and the cheer team, he’s the only boy on the cheer team. sometimes he gets shit for it but ever since everyone found out that spot conlon is his boyfriend nobody bothered him - crutchie doesn’t play sports but he’s the manager of the football and basketball teams. at least he’s involved - katherine’s part of the field hockey team, crew team, and the girls lacrosse team - alberts on the swim team, baseball team, basketball team, crew team, and he’s on the dance team, no one knows how he manages to get his homework done lockers - davey is so organized it hurts - jacks lockers a mess and he’s always putting some strange object in davey’s to mess with him. so far the strangest thing he’s put in davey’s locker is an uncooked chicken - race and spot share their lockers because their lockers are in different buildings on the opposite sides of the campus so they don’t have to walk all the way back to get their books - katherine is always slipping little notes in sarah’s locker and sarah saves every single one classes - davey’s in all honors/ap classes and he’s the best german student. the other guys are always trying to get him to do their homework but davey refuses. his reason: “if i do your homework you’ll never learn! learning is great! also fuck you guys i have my own work to do” - jack takes ap art history. he takes french and always tries to say cliche things to davey in french but he always pronounces them wrong. he loves when davey speaks german to him. his notebooks are about 10% notes and 90% doodles - kath is amazing at english she’s at the top of her class - race takes honors us history and to everyone’s dismay, he does very well. he’s very loud in his classes and will constantly start arguments with anyone who has a different opinion than him. he sleeps on the quad during his free periods
extracurriculars - jack takes art and excels in it. the school asked him to do a mural and he did one by himself in the span of 3 days. he paints every set for the school musical - davey is the student body president and he’s an officer for the national honor society, teachers love him - crutchie stands next to davey as student body vice president and he’s part of the school’s morning announcements - spot and race take photography together (honestly when are they not together) but they mostly spend their time taking pictures of each other - race is also on the debate team, he loves arguing - davey and katherine are the heads of the creative writing club. kath’s also part of the yearbook club - crutchie, race, katherine and albert all do the play. davey does the tech work, spot does stage crew, jack paints the sets and helps with makeup, and sarah does the costumes student life - when it’s nice out during their free period they all sit on the quad together - davey and kath always try to do their homework but they give up because their friends are too loud - everyone’s always playing with a frisbee, they used to play football on the quad but spot got too aggressive and accidentally gave albert a concussion. - there’s a lot of trump supporters in their school and the school broadcasted the inauguration on every tv in the school. jack was in lunch when it started so he threw his slice of pizza at the tv. he got detention for a week and had to each lunch in the principal’s office but he said it was “totally worth it” - for 3 weeks there were these geese that walked around campus and they would chase people and hiss at people. every single time race came remotely close to one, it would hiss and chase him. he spent a lot of time in the nurses office from getting bitten by geese - spot once got suspended for 2 days for beating up the delancey brothers because they were making fun of race - crutchie is so popular in school there’s not a single person who doesn’t walk by him and not say hi. - albert and race like to pick on the freshmen but they don’t actually hurt them - jack tries to go all out in pe and is so competitive with albert but albert always does better than him - during school mass and assemblies jack can’t sit still for so long so he starts doing things like playing with davey’s hair, touching his leg, etc and davey just gets annoyed and smacks his hand away - spot and race usually “go to the bathroom” during mass and assemblies and just make out the whole time
a lot of this is based on my school js. also the goose thing actually happened. those geese were terrifying.