A lot of women are hesitant to call out their shows or networks, for fear of being blacklisted or labeled “difficult.” But now Megan Boone is speaking out. And I sincerely hope she gets to have that conversation with the show, because viewers will follow her throughout what will most likely be a lengthy career, and The Blacklist is worth saving. Wanting more isn’t selfish. We need more.
So this is kind of a dual post today, having some lovely Diego/Ress to look at, and also these two women, Laurel Hitchin and Reven Wright. Ressler’s history will forever be tied to them.
At 8pm Eastern tonight we’re tweeting in support of the Women of the Blacklist, and so I’m highlighting Diego in these gifs and also two great women, Christine Lahti and Adriane Lennox. We’ll miss them both!
And now for something completely different: a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach giving birth.
What, you say? You thought cockroaches just laid eggs? Well, they do! Just… some species incubate their eggs - still within their eggsac- internally and then ‘birth’ them once they’ve hatched. (This is called being ovoviviparous).
It’s cool and gross and fascinating and not something most people ever get to see, so I got permission to share this great video my friend Cindi took of one of the collection cockroaches giving birth. I’ve tried to tag it as thoroughly as possible.
it’s honestly really funny to me how people want to justify cullen’s terribly paced and badly thought out development and characterization with “but he’s a complex character!”
duncan was a complex character
solas is a complex character
morrigan and flemeth are complex characters
fenris is a complex character
anders is a complex character
honestly dragon age is literally drowning in complex characters
cullen is a boring character that was brute-forced into a main role because there was a section of fandom who made romance mods about him
cullen was a minor character who had endings in the previous games like “goes on a mage killing spree” but because some people liked the way he looked they retconned any of his negative endings and made him a main character anyway and negated any of your choices concerning him
he isn’t complex. he’s boring but attractive by typical standards and a bunch of you fell for it and now the rest of us have to live with him no matter what choices we made in-game. but sure it’s just because he’s a complex character~ and the rest of us can’t appreciate it. it’s not like the universe isn’t full of complex characters and we might just be sort of put off by how obviously they’re shoehorning in a character with a badly written backstory just to appeal to people who don’t want to play without a not!alistair