What I adore about this scene: She wasn’t shot in the usual male-gaze-y sort of way. She’s undoubtedly sexy because she just plain is, but we’re shown the scene from her perspective, not from her peeping Tom’s.
The show definitely isn’t without its fails in this area, but it’s also done some pretty good stuff, too, and this is one great example.
Athelstan and Ragnar, a true friendship (Vikings, 2x10)
GUYS. GUYS. LOOOOOOK.
You couldn’t kill me if you tried for a hundred years.
Queen of Everything, Ever. I swear, I’mma start a religion around this woman.
Someone’s so totally in love. Poor pup.
That’s EARL Cat Lady to you, asshole.
I love how Lagertha doesn’t even have to fight men off anymore she just fucking sasses them into submission
Main Vikings reax
I’ll post better ones tomorrow.
But these had to be shared.
Ragnar’s fondling the arm ring before Athelwulf has even turned away.
He’s so. fucking. happy.
Lagertha and Bjorn are too, but they have murder in their eyes. They’ll kill anyone who gets in the way.
He snatched that thing out of Aethelwulf’s hand like Gollum snatching the Ring.
It was beautiful. <3
I so totally want the whole damn family to go charging in there and rescue their fair maiden from the tower!
Ask this guy about trust issues
This is utterly phenomenal, especially with the differences in contact.
ETA: Someone should show this to George (with the artist’s permission of course.)
The Bryan Singer charges
For the record: I believe sexual assault accusers, because false accusations are extremely rare, and justice is critical. (Hi, survivor myself, and half of my accusations were handwaved or thrown back as my own fault for being a “slut.”)
However, this line from the attorney bringing the case really doesn’t sit well with me: In his statement, Herman declared, “Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children,” and called these accusations against Singer just “the first of many cases” he intends to bring against others involved in the entertainment industry’s “sordid sex ring.” [x]
Are there big A-list parties at which sex and drugs happen? Sure. Are there sex workers hired for entertainment? Yeah. And I’m sure some of those sex workers are technically underage (17 is illegal in California, though not in most of the rest of the country) because, well, making prostitution illegal instead of merely regulating it means it’s harder to avoid that.
The specific details of the accusation, which include the use of force and forced intoxication, are awful, and if true then Singer should be in prison. But the attorney’s framing of the larger situation, together with his previous cases, suggest to me that he’s on a crusade to prove that gay men in general, and specifically gay men in positions of power, are inherently abusive. I’m sure there are literally dozens of cases just like this one involving straight industry players and underage girls, but where are the high-profile, critically timed lawsuits for those? The Allen and Polanski cases are decades old. Those can’t possibly be the only ones. So why is this guy only targeting gay men? Who’s behind this? Who’s funding him?
Again, I’m absolutely not defending Singer here, if the description is true. I’m just questioning the motivations behind the overall campaign, because they really smell to me like they’re not designed to give justice to people who were harmed, but to perpetuate the gay men = abusers myth. This guy is showboating, not serving his client, and I want to know why.
Singer of classical stuffs.
Shameless fanthing.Queer/Genderqueer. Feminist. Progressive. Gen X. Northwest snob. Journalist and media-deconstruction nerd. Happily married and an adoptive parent of a most excellent little boy. Endless pontificator on topics both sublime and ridiculous. Expect both breathless pop-culture squee and wordy rageflails about social justice.
My "home" fandom is Primeval, but these days I'm most heavily into Vikings, Game of Thrones and Arrow. Check my background image to see the other current stuff I usually post about.
Also into older/cancelled stuff including Sinbad, Leverage, Fringe, BSG, Lost, Sanctuary, The Hour, Being Human (UK), Eureka, Longmire, Merlin, and The Borgias, along with a ton of other stuff from the last ~40 years. If it has a kickass chick, a charming rogue, and/or an adorkable nerd in it, I probably like it.
Oddly enough, I'm not a Whovian and I kinda lost interest in SPN, but I'm still sort of fandom-adjacent there, since it's impossible not to be whilst on Tumblr.
Fun fact: I had crushes on both C-3P0 and Data.