GOTG 3 new trailer!

Guardians of the Galaxy remains not just my favourite MCU franchise, but one of my favourite franchises period… so OH MAN I wish I liked this trailer better. I mean, it’s not terrible? It’s got lots of Gamora which is obviously good! But if they actually push a Peter/Nebula romance and it’s not just a throwaway joke… There will be violence.

Some of my favourite fanart of “Long Long Time”

It has been almost 2 weeks since The Last of Us “Long Long Time” aired and I AM STILL NOT OKAY. God, it absolutely shattered me (in a good way) so I’ve been liking every damn piece of Bill/Frank fanart that’s crossed any of my dashboards, my gosh it’s all so well done and I’m so glad that episode has become so beloved in the space of less than a month!

Here’s my favourites, get ready to cry or perhaps happy-cry:

Oh my gosh, this one makes me think of Animal Crossing, what an AU that would be:

This one absolutely ruined me:

I think this one might be my favourite of all the favourites. God, it’s beautiful:

shroom with a view

God, The Last Of Us puts fear in me like nothing else. The opening scene from the second episode of the show has been haunting me all day and caused me to google “science behind the last of us” “can mushrooms really do that shit” etc more than once.

Oh good, someone put it on YouTube. INCREDIBLE scene, amazing acting, absolutely terrifying in its realism. (Of course a scientist would act like that. Of course you would go home to be with your family.) Maybe living through a pandemic gives you a different perspective on these things. I’m gonna get a mushroom pizza because my thinking now is “might as well eat them before they eat you.”

Beth Matthews’ raw honesty saved lives, say mental health experts — BBC News – Home

It was only when she died that her family found how many people she helped with her writing.

Beth Matthews’ raw honesty saved lives, say mental health experts — BBC News – Home

This is an incredibly sad story, made all the worse by all the healthcare professionals who let this woman down.

But reading about all the lives Beth Matthews touched… I think there’s a tiny element of hope in there too. Very tiny. But still there.

The Home Office doesn’t want you to watch this video

Recently a Holocaust survivor had some fully justified harsh words for Suella Braverman, and the Home Office was predictably not happy about it.

The people who posted the video have already said they won’t take it down, but I figured I’d save it just in case and upload it to my own webspace. (I encourage you to do the same!) Here it is.

Most important list

Today I learned that someone committed suicide by jumping from a window of the apartment building I used to live in. (It made the local news, so that’s how I know.) Hit home a little bit, obviously, not just because of the building but because of the massive mental health crisis I went through myself last year.

Nowadays whenever I write a piece of fiction that involves suicide I try to add a list of worldwide suicide hotlines somewhere in the notes. The best one I’ve seen is Wikipedia’s list, which is extremely in-depth and sorts everything neatly by country. I think that’s the one I’m gonna stick with.

Here it is again: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines