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.”

fourteen favourite shots: Doctor Who season three


Ah, season three, probably my favourite of the whole damn show. I absolutely LOVE the shot of the Toclafane swarming over Martha, always have, and the shot of the Weeping Angel showing its true face for the first time had me shrieking. Overuse has killed them but those Angels were terrifying.

Anyway, I have a ulterior motive for dropping this today, because all these shots are from my screencaps site and I stuck a donation button on it today for the first time. I’m not expecting much but we’ll see what happens, yeah?

MCU fanfic: Peter and Peter

Man my fanfiction has been all about the Peters recently hasn’t it? This one stars Peter Parker but is actually about Peter Quill. There is no point in loving Quill because everyone on the internet and beyond loathes him, but I do it anyway.

Title: Peter and Peter
Fandom: MCU/Spider-Man/Guardians of the Galaxy
Summary: In the immediate aftermath of Tony Stark’s death, Peter Parker suddenly runs into a weird dude.

Read on AO3, or click below:

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Florida’s health department makes chilling move to block social transition and healthcare for trans kids — PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBT+ news

Florida’s health department has issued chilling guidance to block medical care and even social transition for trans kids in the state. The guidance, issued by Florida’s department of health on Wednesday (20 April), contradicts federal guidance and guidance from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and states that “anyone under 18 should not be prescribed…

Florida’s health department makes chilling move to block social transition and healthcare for trans kids — PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBT+ news

I can’t not share this news, because it’s horrible. More people should know.

Thor: Love and Thunder trailer!

LOVE (and thunder) it. This might be one of the best teasers I’ve ever seen from the MCU actually, it captures a Vibe without revealing much of the plot. And it’s SO GOOD to see the Guardians of the Galaxy again!

However, the best bit was when Lady Thor showed up and my husband said, absolutely thrilled, “That’s her! That’s Jane Fonda!”