That’s my Halloween costume sorted then

I fell over on the slippery street and faceplanted the pavement. It hurt A LOT!

This was the first time I’d been to hospital since the pandemic started and luckily it wasn’t anywhere near as bad as I’d been led to believe. Yes the Covid restrictions are awkward and there’s no cafe area anymore, LOTS of machines out of order too I noticed, but all the staff were polite and helpful. And I left having only spent about £2.50 (on a drink and crisps) and that lack of expense is just such an endless relief to me.

Open letter signed by 16,000 calls for BBC apology over trans article — BBC News – Home

The letter, which takes issue with a BBC News online story, is signed by more than 16,000 people.

Open letter signed by 16,000 calls for BBC apology over trans article — BBC News – Home

They’ve gotten this far and still, unsurprisingly, neglected to mention that one of their sources for this article was a self-confessed (cis, female) rapist.

Friends’ James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther, Dead at 59 — TVLine

James Michael Tyler, best known for his recurring role as Central Perk manager Gunther on Friends, died Sunday morning following a years-long battle with Stage 4 prostate cancer, the actor’s rep confirmed to TVLine. He was 59 years old. “The world knew him as Gunther (the seventh “Friend”), but Michael’s loved ones knew him as an […]

Friends’ James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther, Dead at 59 — TVLine

Oh man. I was literally just watching Friends the other night and wondering how he was doing. So, so sad. :(

Snowflake Superman colourist quits over bisexual Man of Steel’s new motto

A Superman colourist has sensationally quit over changes to the new bisexual Man of Steel’s motto. DC Comics announced earlier this month that Jonathan Kent will be a different kind of Superman to his famous father. He combats climate change disasters, protests against the deportation of refugees and is going to be in a relationship…

Snowflake Superman colourist quits over bisexual Man of Steel’s new motto — PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBT+ news

Nobody tell this guy that the motto has in fact changed several times before.

Set safety

Just a few days ago, Ruby Rose called out Warner Bros for negligence on the Batwoman set. She went into quite a lot of detail, saying she witnessed stuntpeople be badly injured and she herself was forced back to work after a injury. She called various people out by name, I won’t repeat it all, but it painted a pretty horrifying picture. Warner Bros responded in exactly the same way I expected-

-though I notice they didn’t actually deny it – and seemingly everyone has switched sides, saying that Rose is a liar and on-set conditions couldn’t possibly be that bad.

And then today a woman was accidentally killed on a movie set. A child is now without their mother, a promising career has been cut short, another person is injured and multiple people are traumatized. So, you know, I think she may have had a point.

Another infuriating Twitter thread

“If you don’t provide all of the information that we’ve requested your claim will be closed.”

Squid Game

(spoilers ahead!)

I have now watched all of Squid Game and it’s 100% deserving of the hype. VERY good and VERY horrifying. Oh and aesthetically stunning as well, of course.

This show is incredibly bleak but it’s bleak about capitalism and systemic violence, not about humankind in general, I think. During the very last game, the one between Gi-hun and the player whose name I will not spoil, I wasn’t sure which side would be the victor and was pleasingly surprised that Gi-hun’s faith in human nature won out. And throughout the Squid Games themselves there are instances where the players behave selflessly and heroically. I’m still not over Ji-yeong’s death, she could probably have lived but instead she chose to sacrifice herself for Sae-byeok, who she’d known for mere days. I’ve seen people say that Sae-byeok’s later death rendered her sacrifice meaningless, but I personally think it was probably the least meaningless thing in the whole show.

Russell T Davies takes down LGB Alliance in incendiary speech: ‘To cut out the T is to kill’

Russell T Davies ridiculed the LGB Alliance in a powerful speech that highlighted just how sinister its anti-trans rhetoric is. The BAFTA-winning TV writer spoke passionately of the need for trans allyship as he collected the Inspiration Award for his seminal drama, … 583 more words

Russell T Davies takes down LGB Alliance in incendiary speech: ‘To cut out the T is to kill’ — PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

Okay, I am feeling a lot more optimistic about RTD’s new Doctor Who season after seeing this. A LOT. I still haven’t quite gotten his past racism out of my head but this is a really good step forward, especially considering, you know, how disgustingly and shamefully transphobic the BBC is these days.