the royals

Some recent trailers for stuff

I am so darkly amused by the fact that none of the Stand trailers so far have mentioned that the story takes place after a deadly pandemic. Maybe they oughta just lean into it at this point.

The Queen but mostly Princess Diana! Honestly I always had a lot of sympathy for Princess Di. She was just a messed up kid thrown into the royal family and expected to fend for herself while everyone treated her like shit. (Wonder if they’ll mention the quite significant age difference between her and Charles :/ )

Okay The Watch doesn’t look terrible as a show (I guess) but it very obviously has NOTHING to do with the Discworld series it’s based on. So why even bother? Ugggh. Rhianna Pratchett’s thoughts are also mine.

The Big Night In Blackadder bit

Since I posted the Doctor Who segement of The Big Night In I thought, let’s post the Blackadder bit as well. It… wasn’t actually much to do with Blackadder, and much more to do with Prince William, but what the hey. Also it led into the Clap for the NHS, which is obviously a political minefield of the “Fuck the Tories forever” variety right now but I still found it kinda touching. Hearing clapping on the TV and going out to hear more clapping, and even damn fireworks finally, it was… I don’t know. It was an experience.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Cut Off Four Major U.K. Tabloids in Unprecedented Letter —

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have watched people they know — as well as complete strangers — have their lives completely pulled apart for no good reason,” the letter states

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Cut Off Four Major U.K. Tabloids in Unprecedented Letter —

Good. Destroy them and we’ll all be better off.

(I sound like Emperor Palpatine here but the statement still stands.)

A fairytale

Once upon a time there was a beautiful Commoner from a far-off land, who was stuck with that label because inexplicably we’re still using it in the twenty-first century. She happened to catch the eye of a handsome prince and the two were married in a grand ceremony.

However, after the wedding a number of townspeople began to turn against the now princess, and started accusing her of bewitching the prince with her cunning feministic ways. Some of them were whipped into a frenzy by a particularly vile troll, who literally could not go a day without complaining that the princess wasn’t interested in him.

Eventually the prince and princess had a baby, and although the people of the kingdom offered congratulations, many of them were also quietly complaining that the princess was tainting the royal family with her foreign blood. Sometimes in those exact words, even.

So unsurprisingly, the prince and princess cut their losses and fled to Canada. The witch-burners got all confused and started looking around for another rich person of colour they could take their various inadequacies out on, and the vile troll pretty much just exploded in a cacophony of barely coherent rage. They all lived unhappily ever after.

The end.

Trans TV star India Willoughby calls Meghan Markle a ‘Poundland Diana’ and it seriously backfires

In what will likely be the biggest feud of 2020, British chain store Poundland has hit out at transgender television presenter India Willoughby for calling Meghan Markle a “Poundland Diana.” 576 more words

Trans TV star India Willoughby calls Meghan Markle a ‘Poundland Diana’ and it seriously backfires — PinkNews – Gay news, reviews and comment from the world’s most read lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans news service

I’m with Poundland on this one, because it’s offensive to Meghan in the same I’m-pretty-sure-this-is-racially-biased way everyone has been offensive to Meghan recently (why isn’t Kate called Poundland Diana? She shops cheaply too) and offensive to us plebeians who shop at Poundland (yo!) by implying it’s bad in some way.

But I’m actually legitimately impressed by Poundland’s response:

“Supportive of trans people” is a REALLY low bar for a company to step over, obviously, but I appreciate it.


This does of course make perfect sense! Prince Andrew is a creepy old man who was friends with Epstein and even as we speak there are rumors that he’s trying desperately to quash any news about potential rape cases.

Meghan, on the other hand? Meghan is a BLACK FEMINIST.

Sigh. (Don’t read the Express, it’s trash. So’s this country sometimes.)

(yes I’m bingewatching some more of The Crown) Actually the scene where Philip imagines his sister’s death is really well done and the Nazi funeral scene is really creepy and unsettling. I suppose I feel sorry for young Philip, I just… strongly dislike old Philip. (I’m not fond of Even Older, Still Alive Philip either, even though everyone else seems to be.)

s’interesting to look at this episode in the light of what’s been going on with the royal family in the past few years, Harry coming out about going off the rails after his mother’s death and seeing a therapist and eventually starting a mental health campaign. That would’ve made a really good coda to this episode actually.