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Spider-nails

In celebration of going to see No Way Home tomorrow, I decided to give myself Spider-Man themed nails! The web is only on one finger because I could only pull off detailed work with my right hand, not the left. Still, it looks pretty cool! (It’s much, much better in real life than the photo.)

JK Rowling and Marilyn Manson

Today the Fantastic Beasts 3 trailer dropped, as did more transphobia from JK Rowling. (God, her PR people must despair of her.) But at the same time I saw this old tweet from 2020 go round, Marilyn Manson showing off some roses Rowling had sent him.

(it’s definitely real.)

I saw lots of people comment with things like, “So? This was in 2020 before anyone knew he was an abuser.” But people did know to some extent, they had for years! His shows and music were full of misogyny, he was accused of harassment and racism in 2018, he started dating Evan Rachel Wood when she was 19 and he was 37… What could Rowling have possibly seen in him to want to extend a friendly hand, you know?

I mean…. This comes attached with every trigger warning imaginable, but Manson casually talked about sexually assaulting a woman in his own autobiography, which came out in 1998. I won’t go into detail for obvious reasons but he talked about setting her pubic hair on fire and digitally penetrating her, all while referring to her in the most disgusting and dehumanizing terms. It made me feel sick when I read it, physically sick.

How could Rowling not have known?! Yeah alright I’ll accept that maybe she didn’t think to look, but well- her twitter contains numerous posts fearmongering about trans people and yet there’s nothing there at all condemning the rapist she sent roses to.

RIP, Anne Rice

Yeah, I disagreed with her views on fanfiction, who didn’t? But she seems to have been a genuinely good person.

I remember her being a figure of mockery among more grown-up fandom participants when I was a kid. I wish that hadn’t happened.

master-of-the-stars:

Some stylized Spirits. I’ve been on a craze with drawing these guys. Trust me, odyssey content shall make its appearance but let me have my moment. Someone had asked who my favorite ghosts were and my top three in this order are Julian, Robin, then Humphrey. When drawing this it was a nice 3 in the morning so I completely forgot to put my mans Humphrey in there so I tucked him sadly in the corner because I’m just too lazy to incorporate him. I’ll stop rambling and just. I hope you like it !

William Jackson Harper as Reed Richards

A rumor dropped the other day that casting for the MCU Fantastic Four movie included Kristen Bell as Sue Storm, which isn’t a terrible idea but it got me thinking… wait, wouldn’t her Good Place co-star William Jackson Harper be absolutely FANTASTIC (pun intended) as Reed Richards?

I was thrilled with this idea and wanted a medal immediately. But actually it turns out this is a very, very popular casting choice! Well, excellent. Here, have a bunch of pictures where Harper looks particular Reed-esque (not all of them are of Chidi):

Downing Street party: No 10 staff joked about party amid lockdown restrictions — BBC News – Home

The video obtained by ITV comes after days of questions about the event that took place last year.

Downing Street party: No 10 staff joked about party amid lockdown restrictions — BBC News – Home

Honest to god, I’m surprised the BBC are even reporting this. Not that it will matter, of course. There’s footage of the Tories laughing at the rest of us while they break their own rules, and it won’t make an iota of difference. They will still win in a landslide next election.