GLOW!

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:35 am
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Thirty second post since I *should* be getting ready for work, but....GLOW is AMAZING.

The premise of the show is that Ruth (Alison Brie) is a down on her luck actress who decides to audition for a professional wrestling show. The whole show is based on the real life Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. I used to watch a fair amount of wrestling as a kid, and I just finished that epic length Superbat wrestling AU, so I was in the mood for more wrestling stuff and GLOW just fell into my lap.

(disclaimer: yes, actual 1980s GLOW is pure sexploitation, and the video I linked has many cringey scenes)

I binge watched the first five episodes after going to RH services with Mr. Merisunshine yesterday. And it is just, everything I want from a comedy? It's this hilarious sendup of all the terrible problems that were very obvious with the real GLOW.  The characters know the whole show is ridiculous but they are making the best of it since they need the job for whatever reason. All the jokes make it very clear to the audience that they do not at all approve of the thing going on. There is even a really great scene that goes something along the lines of:

person a: this is a terrible stereotype!
person b: that's the joke though, it's funny!
person a: but will the audience know it's a joke?

I loved that part so much! This is where a lot of shows fail in my opinion (looking at you, Kimmy Schmidt and Mindy Project) and instead of poking fun at racism/sexism they are just...bad.  

But anyway, serious stuff aside, it's just such a charming cast. So many funny women of different ethnicities and personalities.I care about all of their storylines. It is probably the first and only tv show to have a serious otherkin character, and not only that, she is set up to be empathetic! It's just really sweet and sensitively done, and also there is a lot of spandex and great music and people throwing each other around. 

GLOW! It's on Netflix! Go watch!

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Sep. 18th, 2017 07:51 pm
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Hello, Trick or Treat writer!

And thank you in advance for whatever you decide to write. Enjoy yourself and I'm sure I'll enjoy whatever you write.

Things that I like! Fluff, a little bit of romance, silliness! Spooky things, ranging from 'eeek! awww' to 'i think my heart just ripped itself out of my chest to escape o.o'. Which is weird because I don't like horror movies? But halloween stuff is not entirely the same I've found. I love world-building! Explorations of how and why things work are always fun.

I covered my DNWs in the signup, but so they're also here: child abuse, gore, incest (I don't think I have any fandoms that could come up in, but it is a DNW so) and vore (pokemon ghosts are creepy and it could come up, but please don't be explicit if you go that route).

And to prevent this taking up an entire page/in case you don't want too much detail, the rest will be below the cut.

Ssssh, ignore this ghost cleverly disguised by a paper bag )

Voltron S3

Sep. 9th, 2017 11:08 pm
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Finished Voltron S3 and y i k e s. That was bad. That was SUPER BAD. I spent most of episode 4 and 5 just screeching at the screen because nothing was making sense, much to the amusement of my friends.

This isn't going to be linear or coherent, probably, haha.

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