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11 September 2012 @ 02:23 pm
And it's only Tuesday.  
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The song used in the promo is "A Little Taste" by Skyler Stonestreet

++ Why The Public Slut-Shaming of Kristen Stewart Matters For Young Women

This article is amazing, as is this one that was written a while ago, and both pretty much describes my feelings on this particular issue. I have other feelings and thoughts as well, which I feel like it will turn into a complete rant. But I will simply state this: after everything that has happened, I will stand by and support Kristen Stewart because the blatant sexism only to blame and shame her is absolutely disgusting. This kind of shit continues to happen to women everywhere and it needs to stop.

++ EXCLUSIVE: Meet Billy, the first gay male Slayer of the Buffyverse comics. Jane Espenson and Drew Z. Greenberg gives a detailed interview discussing this new character that will be introduced in Buffy Season 9, issue #14. Essentially, his character isn't called and he doesn't have superpowers, but decides to fight vampires and demons regardless. There seems to be some debate going on with comparing Billy to other male characters of the universe who similarly hunt and fight vampires, but reading the interview I got the feeling that his story is going to be more symbolic and circumstantially it is different when compared to other characters like Gunn or Wesley or Xander. In my opinion, judging from the interview and description itself, it seems like Billy is choosing to self-identify with being a Slayer, fully embracing and being empowered by the mythology and the strength of the Slayer line, and something he can most identify with on a personal level. I think this is more significant than, say, a male character saying they are a demon hunter or fighter. We'll just have to wait and see how the story itself turns out.

++ There's been a lot of hate in fandom lately, and I mean just in general in multiple areas of fandom. From hate mail to death threats and persistent harassment, it just needs to stop. It's one thing to express opinions, it's another to completely go too far and cross that morality line just because you can due to anonymity.
 
 
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what doesn't kill me better run: buffy: gryffindorcarlyinrome on September 11th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)

I would trust Jane Espensen with anything.

Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on September 11th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
Same here. I get some of the concerns people have, but based on what she says in that interview alone I think the story is going to be more than what people are simplifying it as a marketing ploy.
noybusiness: samdeehighschoolnoybusiness on September 12th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
I don't know people can say it's a marketing ploy when gay people are so woefully underrepresented. People should already have been putting more LGBT characters into their works.
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on September 12th, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
And in the Buffyverse they've already created some amazing LGBT characters, they've also dealt with some pretty heavy topics that not a lot of comics often do. So if nothing else, I can definitely say that there is a purpose for this character story, just not a marketing one.
Filomenaaubade_saudade on September 11th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
I've never liked K's acting or personality, so it's hard for me to support her. I had a bit of a conflict bc I wanted to, but I just couldn't make myself like her


However, I don't support society's shaming and blaming of her. There's that.

Edited at 2012-09-11 09:43 pm (UTC)
Renée: LotS. Kahlan/Cara.rogueslayer452 on September 11th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
I was kind of indifferent towards her until much recently. She seems like such a nice, sweet girl who unfortunately doesn't really like the attention that the Hollywood media likes to shine on her all the time and can be viewed with being a little standoffish. I can understand how people can interpret that as her being unpleasant and such, but I just don't see it that way, personally. In a way, I understand her attitude esp towards the paparazzi who are always hassling her.

But to me, the support shouldn't come from whether you like her acting ability or her personality, since that's all personal preference, but the fact that she's been unfairly scrutinized by the media because of our sexist society.

If nothing else, we need to shed light to this particular issue because it is damaging to women in general. I've seen people who hated Kristen before and used this ~scandal as a way of justifying their hatred even further. The media, the haters, they are vultures looking for fresh meat to rip apart while no one is talking about the real issue underneath all of this. This happens to women all the time, and we need to step up and stop this shit from happening. I support Kristen because, no matter what happened, it is none of my business and it's nobody else's business either. I feel horrible for Kristen because the way this has been paraded around.

I support her on the default that no one deserves this kind of treatment, no one deserves to have their private personal matters (good or bad) publicized for the entire world to see and judge.

So yeah, that's my little mini-rant.

Edited at 2012-09-11 11:24 pm (UTC)
Filomena: alien flowers grow in the swampaubade_saudade on September 11th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, idk. I haven't rly seen anything of her's but the usual so that's all I have to base my interpretations of her personality. I feel about her kind of like I feel about white republican women, minus the deep dislike, but in the same level of "we have nothing in common."


Sometimes society puts all women in the same corner, whether they want to go to that corner or not. That's when I even feel supportive of those republican ladies...but I've gone twice on the road they're just coming from and they're not my sisters.
Filomenaaubade_saudade on September 11th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
If nothing else, we need to shed light to this particular issue because it is damaging to women in general. I've seen people who hated Kristen before and used this ~scandal as a way of justifying their hatred even further. The media, the haters, they are vultures looking for fresh meat to rip apart while no one is talking about the real issue underneath all of this. This happens to women all the time, and we need to step up and stop this shit from happening. I support Kristen because, no matter what happened, it is none of my business and it's nobody else's business either. I feel horrible for Kristen because the way this has been paraded around.

It's a dirty sort of hunger to see a woman they hate brought down as a slut on the figurative public square. The same dirty hunger that feeds witch hunts. On that level? Yes. I'll never Stan her though, but then...I dont need to bc this isn't rly just about her.
just a small town girl: [soul eater] bitchslap timecarameltrap on September 12th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
That promo trailer is absolutely gorgeous.

I may not like K-Stewart much but I know that I dislike the shame and blame game they have going on for her even more. It's terrible that when a woman is caught cheating, she is forever branded a slut and often by other women no less. When a man does it, he's forgiven very quickly. This reminds me of the recent rape cases where the rapists walked away free because the judges deemed that they both have a 'bright future' ahead of them and the girls were the ones in the wrong. It's just gross and disgusting.
noybusiness: WolfCubsnoybusiness on September 12th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
...what? I thought I had heard the craziest insane troll logic when that burglar was let off because the judge thought that he was brave to burgle houses, but this!
Renée: BSG. Natalie is not pleased.rogueslayer452 on September 12th, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, this kind of thing happens way more than people are made aware of, it's a constant in our society, and around the world. Most recently, a woman was sexually assaulted at a bar by a drunk police officer, but the judge ends up blaming her for the incident, suggesting that if she hadn't been there she wouldn't have been assaulted. :/
noybusiness: WolfCubsnoybusiness on September 12th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
And if all those people hadn't been on those planes 11 years ago, they wouldn't have died. Because planes can crash, so people who board them have only themselves to blame if someone else does something bad. That makes as much sense as the judge's argument. What is this shit? Women have a right to go to bars without being harassed.
just a small town girl: [caprica] lonely worldcarameltrap on September 13th, 2012 06:23 am (UTC)
But the judge is a woman herself! The jury did right but the judge did not. What if it happened to her own daughter? Would she have said the same thing as well? I have no right words to say on this.
just a small town girl: [stock] greencarameltrap on September 13th, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
It's not the first case it happens but it won't be the last. It just speaks of how poor the law is. There was such an outrage on the matter and yet the judge kept insisting that he did nothing wrong.
Kevin Jonesmulder200 on September 12th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Greenberg admits that while working on Buffy together, they talked a lot about introducing a gay character to the television show.

"A typical conversation would go something like...

DREW: Maybe Buffy meets a gay demon hunter!

JANE: Why would anyone hunt gay demons??

(Long pause as I glare at her)

JANE: Have I used that one before?"


LOL! That is so lame!

Hm. It sounds like a good idea but my faith in media to do gay characters justice leaves a lot to be desired. Well see.
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on September 13th, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
It really depends on how the story plays out. I know there are some concerns on what this means and how relevant is it, but judging from the descriptions plus how the Buffyverse has already had some great LGBT characters, never mind how they've handled certain serious topics in the comics (i.e. the abortion storyline), I have some faith that they'll do this right.

If nothing else, I see this as more of a personal journey of this particular character who has drawn inspiration from the Slayers and follows in their footsteps, thus making it an inclusion in a way. But as said already, we'll see how it goes.
M: Movies I'm finally getting outspankulert on September 12th, 2012 09:13 am (UTC)
That is indeed a lovely trailer.
Renée: Veronica. Marshmallow.rogueslayer452 on September 12th, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
It makes me wish all networks did something so beautiful for their shows, especially since there are certain shows out there that hardly get much promotion, if any at all. Just a brief and simple, yet gorgeous promo like this one could peak interest, don'tcha think?
noybusiness: capricaboomerwarheroesnoybusiness on September 12th, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
About the Stewart thing (which I've only just heard of): don't people have better things to do with their time than get worked up about something like this? It's no one's business except that of the people directly involved. Media and fandom can be really creepy.
Renée: Nikita. Live the lie.rogueslayer452 on September 12th, 2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
Privacy matters of celebrities is what the media feeds on, what tabloids depend on to make their money, and what people, no matter how much they refuse to acknowledge it, have a guilty pleasure reading, gossiping about and judging on. It's this vicious nature of our society of having no boundaries whatsoever and having no decency on the private, personal lives of others. It's even worse when something like this creates ~scandal~ so everyone eats it up with a spoon, always wanting more even though they know it's bad and horrible.

And it's not just celebrities. Nowadays with the advancement of technology, anyone can pry into the privacy of anyone and broadcast it publicly online for millions to see. It's absolutely scary. :S
noybusiness: capricaboomerwarheroesnoybusiness on September 12th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
Well, I've never found it interesting. I have no trouble passing over tabloids and the equivalent.

By the way, how is it that tabloids are able to keep operating? I've never understood that, because I thought there were laws against publishing false statements that can be proven to be false. Not that I'm saying this was false, but a lot of what tabloids publish is.
Renée: Daenerys Targaryen.rogueslayer452 on September 13th, 2012 03:37 am (UTC)
Me neither.

I have no idea about the laws regarding tabloids themselves, but I'm honestly curious as to why the paparazzi haven't been deemed illegal yet. From what I've observed, they are by far more damaging than anything else because they are literal stalkers. They should be charged for harassment, because that is essentially what they do to those they want to capture in order to sell such a story to gossip magazines/sites.
noybusiness: never seen an elephant flynoybusiness on September 12th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited for Once Upon a Time! What's it even going to be like in Storybrooke?!
Renée: OUAT. Snow/Charming.rogueslayer452 on September 12th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
I'm curious as how things are gonna be, as well. Magic is back, but Storybrooke hasn't transformed back into their fairytale land. Which might be because Storybrooke has been built above their magical land, so they are there just...not really. Also, it will be a trip to see them back as themselves but not in their world setting, which is what we've been used to seeing flashbacks to who they were as opposed to how they were when underneath the curse, y'know?

But I think what I'm most excited about is the Charming family reuniting together, at long last. :)
noybusiness: never seen an elephant flynoybusiness on September 13th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Have you seen the new promo with clips from Season 2?
Renée: Kaylee. Giddy.rogueslayer452 on September 13th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Yes I have, and my proper reaction was: asf;kdja;slfd;ads;lj;sadfj;k!!!! ;D