Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
Boxing is known as “the sweet science” — in the 19th century, to say that a person used their fists in a scientific fashion was generally meant to indicate that they had a knowledge of proper boxing technique.
Teen Wolf: the show that’s set in a world where homophobia doesn’t exist but you keep forgetting due of the lack of representation.
Teen Wolf: a world where homophobia doesn’t exist but you wouldn’t know that if the showrunner didn’t repeatedly pat himself on the back for it because it’s not supported by the text.
I was just thinking about this today.
Like, if you were not in fandom and hadn’t heard that Jeff said this or whatever, there is NO REASON you would think this world was anything but the same as ours:
- There are a couple of gay characters, same as real high-school.
- Most of the young (central, by no means representative of the whole school) characters are pretty chill about gay people, same as portions of real high-schoolers in California would be.
- Stiles seems to barely know what bisexuality is. Same as… not actually that many teenagers in California.
In the end, it doesn’t matter what’s in Jeff’s head - if there is no textual back-up to his magical homophobia free world, viewers don’t actually experience it in any way.
That is how canon works. Something actually has to happen for it to be fact. This has not happened. Currently there are no visible gay characters on this show, and for all we love him, Danny has always been a kind of arbitrary side character in terms of story telling, so in some ways the only gay ‘character’ (who drives the plot through their actions) we’ve had was whichever twin (I’m sorry I never caught up with which was which,) who is now gone.
Anyway, point being, Jeff’s fanon of his own show will only ever be that if he doesn’t actually have something happen in the show to display it. For a supposedly queer friendly show, this one to ‘outside fandom’ viewers gives a very vague token effort at having gay characters, and doesn’t actually include gay people (or any lgbtqia people) in the story-telling at all.
This may be slightly off-point, but it’s been bothering me for three seasons and I have to get it off of my chest.
So when I first started watching TW the ‘world where homophobia doesn’t exist’ thing got thrown at me a lot as a reason I should give it a shot, so I did, and then toward the end of season one I got to the episode with the big dance.
Scott’s banned from going but he sneaks in anyway and then the Coach sees him and goes to kick him out, but Scott makes a point to pick out Danny (who is already dancing with his BF) and urgently demands that Danny dance with him as the Coach is coming to get him. Coach backs off when everybody starts to look at him when he’s yelling at Scott and basically lets Scott stay and then Scott runs off to do his Allison thing.
Now, it’s never explicitly states in the scene, but the subtext is very VERY clear here that A) Scott chose to dance with Danny and not anyone else because Danny is openly gay and a beloved member of the school community and B) that the Coach backs off because he thinks people are incorrectly assuming the reason he’s yelling at Scott is because Scott’s dancing with Danny, and not because Scott was banned from the dance.
THIS SCENE ONLY WORKS IF HOMOPHOBIA EXISTS IN THE WORLD!
In a world where homophobia doesn’t exist, Scott dancing with Danny and getting yelled at about it would be exactly the same to everyone involved as Scott dancing with Allison and getting yelled at about it. Its function as a plot device is predicated entirely on everyone involved being aware of homophobic subtext.
Davis threw out his own argument that homophobia isn’t real in the TW world IN THE VERY FIRST SEASON and it’s been making me insane ever since. Sorry. I apologize for taking up your time.
Post-it Notes Left on the Train
Writer and illustrator October Jones, the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.
so this is an thing that happened ?? this is my family picture (im the one of the far right btw)
but don’t worry though we actually have no problem with this at all ! reading the comments has been the funniest thing ever so keep it up
Your real son did come back — he came back and he showed you his real self and you killed him for it! (requested by thefirstrisenisbeautiful)
#imagine that though #the boy you loved so much that you ended your own life because you just couldn’t live without him comes back #you both come back and you have this new chance #a new chance to have what you could have had before you both died #and you get it into your head that things are going to be okay different this time around #and then it all gets ruined #what you could have had is taken again by the same man’s ignorance #but this time there’s no quick way out like before because you’re pretty much immortal #and you’re stuck to live with that pain and anger forever and still the person who caused it doesn’t understand #this show is one giant tragedy caused by ignorance #this show is so painfully real (x)