-Meghan and Harry baptizing their daughter with the title “Princess” which she would have had anyway seeing as she’s a granddaughter of a king?? Royalty is an opt-out system and she’s too young to opt-out. WHY is this news.
-Gary Lineker calling the government out for using Nazi-like rhetoric. There’s calls to get him fired from his job at the BBC, because now the Daily Mail believes in cancel culture all of a sudden, what a surprise.
So things are a lot better this year than last year. I’m a freelance writer with The Mary Sue now which is fantastic! And I’m pretty sure my mental health has improved. Fingers crossed I can keep that up. I really, really hope so.
I stumbled across this old tweet thread I made, initially a stray thought on a Pokemon plushie sales tweet, and weirdly it seems to sum things up quite well.
Here’s some of my favourite Pokemon Go shots from over the years. I don’t play it as much anymore and the creators have made some teeth-clenchingly terrible decisions with it but it’ll always have a special place in my heart. As will Pokemon in general, of course.
I came away with it with some anger because of all the hecklers who went past and shouted things. I overheard some guy shouting “Protesting doesn’t work!” obviously trying to pick a fight, some lads outside the crowd clapping sarcastically, and some absolute asshole walking past screaming “TRANS WOMEN CAN’T HAVE CHILDREN,” and continuing to scream it even as he was roughly turned away. Wtf?!
I heard a bottle was thrown at one point, I didn’t see it but holy fuck. I hope it was a plastic bottle and not a glass one?!
Many of the speeches were also drowned out by a guy down the road preaching religion with a very loud sound system. I have no idea if he was doing it on purpose, he did stop eventually, but it did rather feel like he was doing it on purpose.
As usual, it’s absolutely absurd and obscene that trans people have to put up with this. The actual memorial is beautiful but it should never have had to exist.
These pics of Ncuti Gatwa in character as the Fifteenth Doctor dropped the other day! They are DELIGHTFUL.
But as I excitedly viewed them several times over I started thinking, I have definitely seen that jacket in Doctor Who before. And then I realised where I’d seen it:
Okay, it’s not quite the same jacket, the Doctor’s version doesn’t have the big buttons on the side. But it’s similar enough to make me think… Is the Doctor wearing it because it reminds him of Donna? And is that a happy thing or a sad thing?!
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.
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: