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Rolf Harris died

And this was trending on Twitter all afternoon:

I remember a transcript of something connected with his sentencing – the interview maybe? – leaked onto the internet at one point and I looked at it out of curiosity. To this day I wish I hadn’t. He absolutely one hundred percent did not deserve to live to 93.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

I am still not very mentally well but I did manage to see GOTG 3, a film I’ve waited so long for. It’s very, very good. (Spoilers from here on!) I admit I did really want Gamora’s Infinity War death to be “undone” in some way, I’m still bitter about that even after all this time, but at least she’s alive and has a family of her own and is on good terms with the Guardians now.

I REALLY REALLY LOVED that Gamora told Nebula “There are little girls like you all over the galaxy, we can help them” back in Vol 2 and this movie ended with both of them helping little girls escape a monstrous god-like being. OH my heart.

I have no idea what Adam Warlock is like in the comics, I gather nothing like how he is in this movie, but he was hilarious and I wish he was in the movie more. I have a newfound appreciation for Will Poulter’s comedy skills.

I loved Peter Quill in this movie, I have loved him in every GOTG movie despite him being played by Chris Pratt, and I’m very glad that he’s going to stick around in the MCU for a little bit. I really want him to be bisexual now like he is in the comics. Genuine suggestion: since there was that big and touching scene at the end of Adam Warlock saving his life, why not pair him up with Adam?

ALSO: Shout out to the taxi driver who drove us to the cinema who was a fellow theme park history enthusiast! That was super nice, I hadn’t had a fun conversation with a stranger for a while really.


So my mental health relapsed for absolutely no reason. It’s awful. My only solace is that it isn’t half as bad as it was last time, thank god. But rough. :(

I should have gone to see GOTG Vol 3 this week. Instead I just lie on the sofa feeling like death. If I only knew what had caused it I could take steps to prevent it happening again, but I have NO IDEA, you know?


It seems like the New York Post wrote “Shocking video shows NYC subway passenger putting unhinged man in deadly chokehold” instead of, you know, “Killer murders a homeless man on subway and, so far, has gotten away with it.” But the comments, dear god, there’s so many comments on Elon Musk’s Twitter talking about how the man must have deserved it (he wasn’t even armed) and how it’s perfectly acceptable to kill someone if you feel mildly threatened, and I just feel like I’m in bizzaro world. I’ve seen countless “unhinged” people throughout my life, everyone has, and it’s a basic fact of humanity that you don’t kill someone for being “unhinged”? God. What is going on.

The fundraiser for Ralph Yarl

I’m pretty sure it’s cleared a million now but I think his family will ultimately end up needing more. God, something’s gotta change.

fourteen favourite shots: Matilda the Musical

I LOVE THIS MOVIE. The songs, the incredible lead performance from Alisha Weir, all of it. I never really warmed to the 1996 version of Matilda because it was set in America and I’d read the book and I was damn sure it was set in Britain. (And mere miles away from my hometown, actually, somewhere in Buckinghamshire.)

Yeah, I was that kind of kid. And still am.

Screencaps here!

the past is a weird place

Back in the mid-2000s online nerd culture seemed to revolve around three people: JK Rowling, Joss Whedon and George Lucas. Two were loved and one was hated. Now it’s twenty years later and Rowling is the de facto leader of an international hate group, Whedon is a well-known abuser of young women with probably no future left in the entertainment industry, and Lucas is… maybe not exactly beloved, but definitely well-thought of.

It’s fucking weird. Man, I wish I could tell my younger self she was right not to get too involved with Harry Potter fandom or trust the commentary in Buffy.

The Guardians of the Galaxy 3 IMAX poster

I haven’t loved the latest bunch of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 posters. They’re either boring (to me) or they focus exclusively on Rocket, and nothing against Rocket but this is supposed to be an ensemble movie, y’know? Gah, I just wish I could make myself be more excited for this movie but primarily I’m just worried it’s going to let me down.

I do like this IMAX poster though:

I looked at it for a while trying to suss out why there was such a big blank space under the A and then it dawned on me… oh of course, that’s the space Yondu would’ve been in, isn’t it. (This was probably not intentional, but I love it anyway.)