i think the addition of queer people makes any form of media infinitely better
PURPLE HAIR + NATURAL HAIR = BEAUTIFUL HAIR
Really, it’s “Only people in glass houses should throw stones, provided they are trapped in the house with a stone.” It’s a little longer, but yeah.
[W]hen we launch in a territory the Bittorrent traffic drops as the Netflix traffic grows. So I think people do want a great experience and they want access – people are mostly honest. The best way to combat piracy isn’t legislatively or criminally but by giving good options. One of the side effects of growth of content is an expectation to have access to it. You can’t use the internet as a marketing vehicle and then not as a delivery vehicle.
#her face in the bottom gif though #she knows its regina she just spent 2 days nursing back to health #talking about the regina she misses and still loves and wants back #and then she sees piles of bodies dead on regina’s orders #and she is in such pain bc they are dead bc of her #and then regina is right there #she could have easily let go of the arrow but she has spent the last 2 days talking about the regina she wants back #and the fact remains that she DOES want her back #so she can’t let go of the arrow #UGHH #THIS FUCKING RELATIONSHIP
A conversation between two children.
Snow’s belief in Regina.
That’s the second time Snow’s mentioned Regina and vulnerability. I find it interesting that she can talk about it without, perhaps, truly understanding where it comes from. Because if she thinks that Regina is afraid to look vulnerable in front of others, then surely she must wonder WHY? Surely Snow must have some inkling of why Regina has grown so hard and worn such aggressive emotional armour for all these years.
There’s something of a disconnect, I think, in the way that Snow interprets Regina’s behaviour. As though she’s willing to believe that there’s still good left inside her but can’t quite link up the ideas as to just why Regina has turned away from it. I know that Snow feels culpable, in some sense, for how hard Regina has made herself, but if she knows what Cora’s like (remember when she told Emma that “no matter how bad you think Regina is, this woman is worse”?) then why isn’t Snow talking about her. I mean, it’s all very well telling the story of how Regina rescued her and how that changed her, but what about the things that changed REGINA?
As much as I loved the scenes between Snow and Regina in this episode, I can’t help feeling like Snow’s worldview is essentially simplistic and doesn’t take into account the complex psychological scars that Cora inflicted on Regina. For me, Regina is an abused child who grew into a horribly abusive adult; who didn’t really know any better because the times when she DID and SHOULD have known better, all the good in her life was taken away from her. Regina is still that child, willing to gravitate towards anyone who will offer the tiniest scrap of forgiveness, trust, love and compassion. Look at how she is with Snow here, so hopeful and desperate to have someone - especially Snow, perhaps - believe in her. Because nobody ever really has. Cora certainly never did.
This episode has made me so angry about all the maternal instincts that Cora perverted and the effect they’ve had on Regina. She’s still a child, really, lashing out at those who offend or betray her (the murdered villagers) yet begging to be loved and appreciated. When she mentions “family”, it’s heartbreaking. And when she says “We’ve come further than I thought”, there’s an overwhelming sense that Regina feels like she should just stop fighting against what seems inevitable: that she’s unlovable, worthless, and wicked.
It just makes me really sad for her.
So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.
Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.
Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.
This time, though. This was a good cry.
I’d like to point out that this sweet Hallmark moment is brought you in part by the intersections of white, cis, hetero, and male privileges. Otherwise masculine and gender-normative straight white men can get away with things that other folx can’t. A straight cis black or Latino man doing that would be a little suspect, a queer femmey Black or Latino guy doing that and the mother would be using him as a reason why NOT to paint her child’s nails: “you don’t wanna look like THAT do you?” So yes, this is cute an all, and I’m sure you felt all patriarchal-binary-smashy but the truth is queer femmes (of color) like me get shit on EVERYDAY for doing this and I have yet to find a white cis hetero dude speak up about it while it’s happening.
Yeah, lots of customers at my retail job are suburban and white. I get a few women saying they like my polish every now and then but I am pretty positive they don’t want their sons to grow up to be me.