Ray Fisher on Instagram:
Aquamang and Cyyyyborg reunited at last! China, here we come!!! @prideofgypsies #justiceleague #Aquaman #Cyborg #BORGLIFE
Jason Momoa on Instagram: Mama we made it. First class to China. Aquaman and cyborg @rehsifyar Mahlo @judicael_sacred_skulls @madeworn China here we come JL tour starts. Ps I just saw it todayyayyayaahhhahahahhhahhahyyayayayyyayayayyayachheeehoooooo (really high pitched) So stoked. Took my babies. Epic memories Can’t wait to show the world. Aloha. Aqua Mofo man chheeeehooooii
“You went after her man. Andi with the good hair 💁”
Oh my god. I seriously love this show.
The reason why I’m so stoked about it is because it is written in a way that doesn’t dumb things down, like other children’s tv programming nowadays.
And this isn’t meant to come across as a “my generation had better shit than your generation” thing, because let’s be real, when was the last time a Disney Channel show involved serious topics? That’s So Raven and The Proud Family had episodes dedicated to racism and discrimination, Raven and Miranda from Lizzie McGuire had eating disorders..
They even celebrated different cultures in ways that weren’t so fucking stereotypical, like they did with Jessie, with Ravi’s “In my country, India..” in every episode. Jake long grew up in New York and was an Asian American kid, who kept both cultures. If a kid moved to a different country at a young age, their accent would eventually adapt to their environment, as well as the way they act. But I know it’s just for the [terrible] comedy.
This show is really making an effort to tell a concise story, and the little references to Buffy, Nickelback, the “disc heads” and “Amber Alert” jokes show that they wanna make this enjoyable for all ages.
Another thing I really loved was the little discussions they had with kids in between commercials. They really wanted to have a discussion with them, and didn’t treat them like they were a bunch of idiots. It was adorable and really cool to hear their reactions to the teen pregnancy thing, how they would’ve reacted to the other things on the show, etc.
There’s nothing more disrespectful than treating your kid audience like they aren’t capable of understanding more mature topics, and I’m SO glad that the creator of one of my favorite childhood shows, along with the writers and the crew, made the decisions that they made. I respect that a lot. This is the kinda show that, if I had a younger sibling, would love for them to watch.
All in all, I had a really great time watching this. It felt similar to watching old Disney Channel shows that were on when I was a kid, which was especially needed for me at this particular time.
Let’s get more shows like this that actually teach kids something, yeah?
I feel as if I haven’t written any Richonne meta in ages, so just sharing a few musings now.
I was thinking about them recently in regard to shipping and
other pairings I’ve shipped. Richonne is my ultimate OTP for a number of
reasons (that I’m sure many of you know), but what had me smiling and flailing
the other night was thinking about how amazing the Richonne shipping journey
has been. Shipmates who have been here from S3 know what I’m talking about. How
we took the fence scene, ‘common interests’, and ‘something else’ and ran with
it. How our ship went from being an underdog OTP to one of the most popular in
spoken about it a few times how I never expected to be shipping Rick and
Michonne when she was introduced on the show. I was just so stoked to see her
finally, and then they met at the fence and I turned into utter absolute trash
I guess I can understand why some people were surprised by them going canon;
after all, they weren’t together in the source material and it wasn’t as if
they were Flirting™ constantly or any of those overused plot devices that
writers use to set up romances. We owe a lot to the way that AL played Rick and
how the attraction on his part was obvious in his body language. No one,
besides Scotty G, knew for certain that they’d get together, and for me, that
was one of the best things about shipping pre-canon Richonne: There were no
guarantees they’d get together, even though we knew they were well-suited.
The journey to canon was great (with the exception of fandom
nonsense and crazy Rick). It was lovely to see them growing closer.
I love how their relationship formed over time:
-They started off as strangers with trust issues
-Were found to have common interests, thus
-“I think she might be one of us”
-Eventually grew to respect one another
-Michonne became Rick’s best friend and confidant
-Co-parents to Carl and Judy
-And finally *breathes deeply* lovers, or as
Andrew Lincoln puts it, Warrior Lovers
I bring all of this up again because I do actually ship a
lot of other pairings on other shows that I watch. For the most part, it’s been
somewhat frustrating shipping others. Even though some of the pairings are
canon in the source material, or their attraction was evident because of romantic
plot devices, or you just knew they
were going to get together because of their interactions. Still, with all of
this overt setting-up of their romances, they still don’t come close to
AL and DG play their characters and know their motivations so well
that we saw the chemistry between the characters before Scotty G even let
anyone know he wanted Rick and Michonne together. We could see that they were
good for one another; we could see how they were different with one another.
How Michonne respected Rick as a leader and a man even when they were at odds.
How Rick’s whole demeanour changed when he was around Michonne and how he
followed her advice and respected her decisions.
I love how when they finally got together that it was in
such a relaxed moment of domesticity. There was no angst or anything like that. It was these two survivors who were given a moment to
catch their breaths, only to have the other take it away again in the best,
most delicious kind of way *sighs*
Shipping Richonne these past few years has been wonderful,
and even though the content at SDCC this year was less than exciting, going into S8 I am keen
to see what the future holds for our OTP.
“I’m here to show my fans — and the rest of the world — more about who Heather really is and, to me, this seems like a step back in time,” Morris wrote in her exclusive PEOPLE blog before Monday’s live show.
But backstage after her performance, Morris was all smiles.
“I think once we got on stage and did it, it felt so much more powerful and specific to what we were doing,” she said.
Making Morris feel even more confident was having her former Glee costar Naya Rivera supporting her in the audience.
“She was, like, so fangirling before this whole thing happened. She was, like, ‘Oh my God! I’m obsessed! This is my favorite! I love it!‘” said Morris. “We come from a completely different world with Naya and Kevin [McHale] and all of them, but they are so supportive and Kevin is so stoked to come watch the show. It’s fun to bring them into this world.”
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (at 8 p.m. ET) on ABC.