Dark Matter. Two.

The problem with having so many favorite characters...

I was tagged by gwaevalarin over on Tumblr, but I've decided to answer here:

Rules: name your top 10 favorite characters from 10 different fandoms and then tag 10 people.

01. Daisy Johnson (Agents of SHIELD)
02. Din Djarin (The Mandalorian)
03. Camina Drummer (The Expanse)
04. Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter)
05. Two/Portia Lin (Dark Matter)
06. Castiel (Supernatural)
07. Jessica Jones (Jessica Jones)
08. Percival Graves (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them)
09. Nico Minoru (Marvel's Runaways)
10. Thorin Oakenshield (The Hobbit)

I'm not going to tag specific people, if you want to do this meme for yourself you are more than welcome to do so. :)
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Jessica Jones.

This is my design.

++ Apparently SaveHannibal was trending (again) on Twitter the other day because it seems that CBS has picked up the Silence of the Lambs spin-off with Clarice. It's just very odd when it comes to rights over characters, because Bryan Fuller wasn't given permission to use Clarice in Hannibal, and it seems this spin-off isn't going to even have Hannibal Lector in it at all. Either way, this was a great time to be reminded just how amazing Hannibal was, how NBC were cowards and fools for cancelling it after three seasons, how homoerotic Will/Hannibal was, how grotesquely beautiful and deliciously fucked up the show was as a whole. I miss it.

++ They released bloopers from The Expanse fourth season, and I just love this cast so much. I not only love them and this show, I also love how much they love working on this show. ❤

++ I just recently watched a video essay talking about M*A*S*H*, specifically discussing its important influence, how it was both a product of its time as well as being ahead of its time, and how it's relevance is still felt to this day. It's an hour long video so it's something you'd need time to sit down and watch, but I adored how the person put it together, talking about specific episodes and moments and messages/themes present throughout its run, and why even the the show it its issues and problems it actually grew up and attempted to rectify the things they represented, not perfectly but the effort was there nonetheless. I didn't watch M*A*S*H* until much later in life, but it's a show that is still incredibly relevant that I feel most would appreciate it.
Firefly. Big Damn Heroes.

That makes us mighty.

++ Oscar Isaac giving absolutely no fucks and calling out Disney/Star Wars for being homophobic cowards is something I deeply appreciate. I understand actors wanting to keep their mouths shut about things in fear of getting blacklisted, but we do need more of them to come out of the woodwork and call out the industry for this kind of shit. The more pushback, the more likely someone will listen.

With that being said, unfortunately Hollywood is still not LGBT friendly. Most mainstream movies are not, this is especially true for huge franchises. They'll promise and claim there will be an LGBT character revealed only for it to be an elaborate queerbaiting marketing scheme to get money. Some directors are genuine about it, of course, and we also appreciate their honest efforts, but the higher ups are ultimately the ones in charge and who make the calls. It's been clear for a long time now that Hollywood movies are far behind when it comes to any representation of marginalized groups. Sure, there will be that groundbreaking one every once in a while, but for every step forward there are many steps backwards, so nothing is really progressing at all. Other forms of media, however, while not entirely perfect and still have issues of their own, have pushed through those boundaries and are far better with having representation in their stories. Hollywood needs to collectively get their act together and stop living in their outdated version of how movies should be. They won't, of course, but this is why I'm hoping that more actors, directors, people behind the scenes, will push back hard enough that something will change from within.

++ Apparently FOX is open to the idea of a Firefly revival. There's been talk about reviving the series for years now, and I still stand by my opinion that, as much as I loved the series, it needs to be left alone. With that being said, I do agree that the only way it could work is if it's a limited series. A limited series on a streaming service the either focuses on a new crew with cameos from the original cast, or having the old crew who separated from Serenity come back together after all these years for one last hurrah. Ideally, that would be fantastic. I doubt it will happen, though.
Hermione. Deathly Hallows.

A year in books...

As my contribution to ring in the new year, my first post of 2020 will be doing a brief overview of the books I read in 2019.

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What I'm currently reading right now: I started reading two books, My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix and Dune by Frank Herbert, the latter is what I'm currently reading and that's gonna be a doozy to finish considering it's length.
BSG. Natalie is not pleased.

Hmph.

++ One of the many things that upsets me with Marvel television ending thanks to the leadership change is that we'll never actually get the epic crossovers between shows, similar to what the DCTV is doing with Crisis on Infinite Earths. While we may have had the Netflix Marvel shows crossing over with The Defenders and now with Tandy and Tyrone from Cloak & Dagger crossing over with Runaways, it's not really the same as having nearly every single Marvel-based show interacting with each other in same way or another, including crossing over networks and streaming services to be able to do these crossovers. I mean, there's been little mentions of characters and events happening in the same universe (not just referencing the MCU), and even a brief comment in passing about the possibility of the multiverse, but that's about it. It's just a shame that we'll never get any of that, and it makes me even more bitter about this whole thing.

++ Apparently Orlando Jones was fired from American Gods because the new showrunner (the fourth one to be hired, I think?), who is white, doesn't like how "aggressive" his character is, who is black. So basically, it's Sleepy Hollow all over again. Seriously, the show has literally gone severely downhill after the first season, essentially after TPTB foolishly fired Bryan Fuller and Co. along with losing other actors as well in that process, and have tried to do damage control to keep it afloat but failing miserably. I actually barely seen anyone talk about the show anymore, which is a bad sign. It's just a shame because American Gods could have been something fantastic, since the first season was phenomenal and beautiful and held so much potential. But sadly, with so much executive meddling, production issues, and showrunners being replaced every five minutes, I'd be surprised if the show doesn't get cancelled after this. Huge mess all around.