Lame adaptations and sequels are always like, “how can Mina go back to her stifling Victorian marriage after her experience with the dark, seductive Dracula??”
Meanwhile, Mina marries her best friend, who she’s known since they were children, who she share common interests with, they build a home together, work as partners, make immense sacrifices for each other, support each other through their traumas.
Guys, a marriage isn’t stifling and restrictive just because two people… get along, I guess?
I am so sick of these “hybrid mj” ppl - keep hating on the new mj why don’t you. Fact is, she’s here, she’s a boss - and if y'all think she can’t be complex, nerdy, beautiful on the inside and out, confident, smart, sarcastic, woke and funny as hell you’ve got a problem.
And those were some of the original MJ’s good qualities. Excuse me, but do we really want the other side of the ‘Mary jane’ who a) treated Peter like shit most of the time b) jealous of every other girl Peter ever hang out with (aka GWEN) and c) did you see??? The original spiderman movies??? Pls try and tell me that’s not 'problematic’. Go on.
I think y'all are scared that being 'poplular’ ain’t cool any more. Remember the reaction to brown, smart flash thompson, jealous of peter Parker a success? It’s not only his colour but also bc ppl can’t handle the fact that the stereotypes are being flung out the window.
And as a girl who got bullied by 'spunky’ white girls like the original Mary Jane’s bad qualities, I think its about damn time. You need to get over the fact that she’s uncool, that she’s smart AND that she’s black, that she doesn’t have red hair. Because let’s face it, it’s time we stopped with the appearances and focused on MJ being what MJ is supposed to be - a real, wholesome person who is not just to be 'right’ for Peter Parker - and if you’re gonna use that argument, wouldn’t you say it’d be nicer for him not to fantasise over someone unreachable but to gradually fall in love with a friend?
Michelle Jones is a complete new wave. An avalanche. She’s coming for you. Are you gonna roll with it or are you gonna get rolled?
When I feel uninspired
when I hate the words I write
or when I never want to create again,
I imagine the women in time
that stayed hidden, anonymous
women that wrote epics and novels
under the pseudonym of a man
women-loving-women who hid their love
in the lines of soliloquies
women who were killed
women who bled out black and blue ink
whose words went unheard as they were
choked by the calloused hands
of a wolf’s world
I imagine them holding my shoulders
and loving the expressions I breathe to life
loving my unabashed talent
loving me and my freedom just the same
I have no room to feel pitiful
and when I write,
I write for the women
who never got the chance