victorian statues

A group posing in front of the Abraham Lincoln monument in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1800′s. Published by J. W. and J. S. Moulton.

I wanted to hold off on this to see if anyone else really noticed, but I never saw anything about it so here i am
In the wormhole scene with jerry, its only rick, jerry and the alien whos name i forgot. They are the only people in the trip out scene, but there was something weird during the victorian part. The statues on the fireplace were of beth and birdperson. Beth was the a bronze-ish color because she was a statue, but birdperson’s head was in color. Im pretty sure that was either an animation error or birdperson (phoenix person) was stalking rick when he left to a public, well known place. I know he doesnt appear in any other scenes, but the alien dude was missing in a few of them too, so its not implausible that birdperson was there.
Sorry this was kinda long, but i just wanted to give my two cents on that part



anonymous asked:

That's the problem with tv it bends facts so some viewers won't know the truth, much like media its bends our views. The whole Victoria and Irish famine thing is a prime example of how people get it so wrong.

Indeed it is. Daisy Goodwin is essentially sanitising the version of Queen Victoria that she is presenting in order to avoid dealing with the problematic aspects of her personality, beliefs and attitudes. As has been pointed out by other Tumblr users, Queen Victoria was a product of the times and was profoundly xenophobic and indeed, to a degree, sexist - she didn’t believe that women should have the vote, for instance.

While many drama shows do not shy away from showing characters as being flawed, Goodwin seems to have an issue with doing this. Key examples of flawed protagonists can be seen in Downton Abbey with Mary Crawley (who was downright unpleasant, bratty, snobbish and awful), and Game of Thrones with Cersei Lannister - both women can be seen as flawed, but this aspect of their character is built upon, explained, developed and forms part of their character arcs. It is challenged by other characters, and it helps to create a wholly-rounded, 3D person onscreen. 

Instead of doing this, Goodwin is presenting Queen Victoria in line with an idealised version of the monarch that she has envisioned. Victoria was not a nice person. She told her eldest daughter that she had ruined her marriage, and commiserated Vicky on falling pregnant - even going as far as to predict/hope for her daughter to have a miscarriage. She was not interested in being warm or maternal, rendering her entire “as a mother” speech as wholly tokenistic and designed to play into modern understandings of motherhood; in Victorian times, women of status would not spend large amounts of time with their children, nor would they be terribly interested in them. 

I’m concerned about how Goodwin is going to address the Sara Forbes Bonetta issue, or the subject of Bertie. I’m sincerely hoping that she is not going to continue contributing to this inaccurate portrayal of Victoria as a warm, caring motherly figure.

Also… Queen Victoria was incredibly prejudicial towards the Irish, describing them as “a terrible people” and generally upholding governmental and societal attitudes of the time. The Irish Potato Famine is argued to have been a colonial attempt at genocide in Ireland. Goodwin’s highly sanitised version of events that idealises her ancestor was heavily edited to make the British look like heroes. We were not. 

Anyway, TL;DR: Queen Victoria was a shitty person, but Daisy Goodwin is hell-bent on making her sweet and fluffy and lovely. She was not.