sometimes i think about how if the writers had given delphine an ounce of backstory they could’ve made the conflict so much more interesting. if they had shown, not told or implied, that there was a figurative or literal gun to her head to become a monitor, to be cosima’s boss, to be the interim director, to do things for dyad that she didn’t want to do. actually shown it. the conflict would have been two women fighting for their own autonomy, the right to decide what they do with their bodies, who they do things for. the conflict would have been two women finding someone who understood, who could help, who needed help, who was willing to help. they would have found love and safety instead of more pain and fear. who when they made one stride forward for one it was two backwards for the other. the story would have been of two women fighting for each other instead of against. it wouldn’t just be ‘what’s that crazy bitch delphine gonna do next’ because we would actually know her motivations. we would know who she was outside of cosima and her own sexuality. not only would she no longer be the untrustworthy or depraved bisexual but the conflict would have been deeper. it would have brought up questions of who is right when neither party has a choice? is there another choice? whose priorities take precedence?
OH GOSH I CAN'T BELIEVE I HAVEN'T ASKED ABOUT THAT- if it's not spoiler-y or anything, can you share things about lucas and jordan's families?
lucas’ mother fell out of the picture when he was p young (around six/seven) and he lives with his dad. his dad struggles a lot w depression and uses alcohol in a way of self-medication, since they dont have enough money for therapy or medication
jordan was adopted into his aunt’s family when he was a tiny little thing - his mother wasn’t really a good person and was in no place to raise any sort of kid & child services got involved and he was taken in by his aunt
ALSO I HAVENT TALKED MUCH ABT NOAHS FAMILY BEYOND NADIA, they live w their dad & grandmother. their dad’s super chill & friendly & charming and their (maternal) grandmother is rather stoic but means well. noah’s closer to their grandmother & nadia’s closer to their father but it’s a close family (minus, yknow, noah)
I know the mobile link broke and idk how to put a new one in and haven’t had the time (I’m sorry) so if you’re a mobile user you can just google “yeahponcho FAQ” and it’s the first link. sorry it’s not just an easy click but at least you can still access it
ayyy so im hurting for cash and i’m gonna open up commissions on Sunday. Won’t start working on them until Monday, but I’ll probably start taking questions and such for those early birds who really want em. $25 a pop.
i know everyone has begun to be strongly against self dx, and I agree to the fact that young people shouldn’t do this especially with certain things. But to me, an 18 y/o it’s such a relieve… I can finally place all my mental problems and deal with them slightly instead of burying it under layers and layers of self-hatred and frustration. It’s a big help to myself to say “oh so I have THIS problem” and then search for more specific ways to help myself on it.