i will not hide my body in order to validate my gender identity and anyone who expects me to do this deserves to be hit in the face
When asked how she would like Jadzia Dax to be remembered, Terry Farrell said, “wisely mischievous.”
i tried to doodle jadzia with a mischievous look on her face. instead it ended up just being the expression i usually give her (which may or may not be mischievous)
“Lilo and Stitch” 2002
Lilo plays a trick on the tourists.
IF YOU LIVED HERE YOU’D UNDERSTAND
I desperately need to understand
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY
Was this scene cut from the movie??!!
Fucking christ, do you know what this would have done? What this would have meant to SO MANY people?? The truth of this is devastating. And to think it almost found it’s way into a DISNEY film??
The inclusion of this scene alone would have made it the greatest animated feature the company ever produced. Easily. And if you think that’s hyperbolic clearly you don’t understand.
No, really, if anyone knows why this was cut PLEASE let me know.
oh man WHY WOULD they cut this, this is so great, holy MOLY
It was clearly something the crew was very reluctant to get rid of if it made it all the way to rough-clean (and in a few scenes clean!), fully inbetweened animation. That is like, thousands and thousands of dollars and weeks (months?!) of labour. Maybe a reluctant producer decided they would alienate their white middle-class American audiences by making them feel “too guilty” and pressed them to drop it? It’s unfortunate, it’s one of the most honest accounts of racism in a Disney movie (which is why it’s believable that someone got uncomfortable and made a case to get it chopped)
Designing entertainment by committee for maximum marketability is probably the most heartbreaking process in Hollywood.
I’ve been seeing this around my dash and think it deserves some more recognition!
This shit is hilarious, too.
NO WAIT SHIT
I GET IT NOW
I GET WHY SHE WAS PHOTOGRAPHING TOURISTS AS A HOBBY
SHE WAS BEING FUCKING SATIRICAL AND OBJECTIFYING
IT’S NOT BECAUSE SHE’S A DUMB KID WITH A WEIRD HOBBY IT’S BECAUSE THEY DO THAT TO HER AND HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY LIKE SHE’S SOME KIND OF FUCKING THEME PARK CHARACTER AND SHE WANTS THEM TO KNOW HOW IT FEELS
HOLY FUCKING DICKS DISNEY WHY WOULD YOU CUT THIS
So I should probably rewatch this show before I really dig into this thing I’m thinking about, but I need to get these words down before I lose them.
I’m thinking about Jadzia and Ezri as a metaphor for growing up and not quite living up to your expectations. For me growing up, and not living up to my own and my family’s expectations.
When I was a kid I loved Jadzia. Like, really, she was my favorite. She was competent, she had Sisko’s absolute respect, she was so friggin’ queer like wow, I am shocked that she was as queer as she was. And she was smart and beautiful and she had a knowing smile and she married Worf of all people and she was everything I wanted to be.
And when Ezri came along, I was so unimpressed. There was no way she was going to live up to who Jadzia was, and that’s even a huge part of her character arc. Everybody is a little bit disappointed by this new Dax (except Julian maybe…) and she’s so unsure of herself.
And I think…that’s kind of how I see myself? Like Jadzia always was—still is—sort of my Ideal Future Self (to recap: smart, beautiful, competent, respected, soooooo queer, self-assured). But then I “became a grown-up” and I think I’m a lot more like Ezri: shy, nervous, overwhelmed, not quite feeling Good Enough.
Of course Ezri does become Good Enough. She finds her niche, she becomes a self independent of who Jadzia was, she finds her own strength. Maybe that’s what growing up is, reconciling your Ideal Future Self with who you already are, constantly saying “this isn’t how I wanted to be but this is how I am” and “this is how I wanted to be and now I am”.
Like, of course I want to be Jadzia, but being Ezri is pretty good, too.
When was super depressed, I wasn’t working—I was always too depressed. Hemingway did his best work when he didn’t drink, then he drank himself to death and blew his head off with a shotgun. Someone asked John Cheever, “What’d you learn from Hemingway?” and he said “I learned not to blow my head off with a shotgun.” I remember going to the Michigan poetry festival, meeting Etheridge Knight there and Robert Creeley. Creeley was so drunk—he was reading and he only had one eye, of course, and had to hold his book like two inches from his face using his one good eye. But you look at somebody like George Saunders—I think he’s the best short story writer in English alive—that’s somebody who tries very hard to live a sane, alert life.
You’re present when you’re not drinking a fifth of Jack Daniel’s every day. It’s probably better for your writing career, you know? I think being tortured as a virtue is a kind of antiquated sense of what it is to be an artist."
In an interview with The Fix, Mary Karr debunks the toxic mythology that it is necessary to be damaged in order to be creative. My own vehement defiance to that mythology is what led me to choose Ray Bradbury – the ultimate epitome of creating from joy rather than suffering – as the subject of my contribution to The New York Times’ The Lives They Lived.
Pair with Karr on why writers write.
(Source: , via neil-gaiman)
[busts through your wall kool-aid guy style]
WHERE IS ALL THE FEMSLASH
[turns around and runs back out]
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