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Noughts and Crosses season two

I caved and I bingewatched the rest of it in one go. Oh man, an absolute punch to the gut, even though I knew full well what the ending would be. My sadness is uh, I guess also sort of tinged with happiness that one of my favorite books was done justice with the adaptation, which is a very odd thing to feel.


INCREDIBLY well done series with an absolutely amazing cast. Paterson Joseph and Helen Baxendale in particular killed it. (Hey, there’s a depressing stealth pun in there!) No idea when the BAFTAs are but honestly I hope this show gets the nominations piled on. Hey do the BAFTAs have a best set/costume design category?… they don’t. Well, they should make one just for this show then.

I keep hearing rumors there might be a season three after all and it’s not like they don’t have a lot of material to work with so I would love that if it happened. I’m still very happy with what we got though. Not HAPPY happy obviously, the final scenes were so heartwrenching I could barely watch them, but you know what I mean!

Anniversaries

Yesterday, today and tomorrow mark the anniversaries of many of my favourite things. Yesterday was the anniversary of the first Iron Man film and thus the MCU, and tomorrow is the anniversary of my favourite MCU movie, Guardians of the Galaxy 2. And today the first Spider-Man film turns twenty years old. Love that film. Love all those films. It’s nice to celebrate the birthday of something you love.

God I wish anything at all had properly changed in those past twenty years.

Zara orders House of Zana to drop name over trademark row — BBC News – Home

Amber Kotrri is threatened with legal action over her shop’s name by “intimidating” retailer Zara.

Zara orders House of Zana to drop name over trademark row — BBC News – Home

There’s a big Zara store in Leicester (very clinical and unfriendly in aesthetic) and I’ve decided I’m not gonna shop there anymore. God, they’re such a shitty, corrupt, mean-spirited company. I can only hope they go the same way as those greedy fuckers at McDonalds.

Noughts and Crosses 2×01

The BBC’s release schedule for this season is… odd to say the least. It’s in a late-night timeslot which is inexplicable, especially since I imagine a lot of the people wanting to watch it are teens. AND the whole thing is also available to stream in one go BUT this is one of the few shows I think I’ll enjoy more if I take it slowly, so now I gotta dodge spoilers for the next six actually four as it turns out weeks. Booo.

I am hoping especially to avoid any spoilers about Cara, because she was one of my favourite characters from the book and here she is and I know FULL WELL what happened to her in the book, except I’m not sure if things will go the same way in the show? Enough of the story has changed that I think Cara might be spared this time around. I wonder if I’m right.

This continues to be an amazing show, with worldbuilding even better than the books, and I’m cross (pun not intended) that more people aren’t watching it.

Pedo Guy Buys Twitter

I don’t think Pedo Guy is actually a pedophile, to be fair. I don’t even think he was involved with Ghislaine Maxwell, famous people who don’t know each other are photographed together all the time. But Pedo Guy got a court of law to declare that calling people Pedo Guy is fine and dandy, so he’ll always be Pedo Guy to me.

Anyway. Aside from anything else, the concept of anyone in the world having $44 billion dollars is absolutely obscene. I can barely get my head around it. That money could put hundreds of people through chemotherapy, rebuild whole cities, fix water supplies, countless things that would have actually helped the world. Instead, Pedo Guy bought Twitter and… Wants to be able to ban people who point out he’s gained his vast wealth from exploiting people, I suppose.

What’s more bizarre is that so many people on Twitter and beyond are defending him. I can’t get my head around that either. It’s like if a huge slimy dragon was lurking outside a village taking all the gold and livestock, and the villagers frequently turned up at its cave carrying signs saying “WE <3 DRAGONS” and “PLEASE SET ME ON FIRE AND WATCH DISPASSIONATELY AS I BURN TO DEATH.”