Why In the Flesh should be saved:
- Its portrayal of discrimination is one of the most realistic I’ve ever seen in a piece of media (specifically when it comes to homophobia & mental illness)
- Even when dealing with such serious subject matter it manages to strike a balance between tragedy and comedy so it’s not a continuous bombardment of depression & darkness
- Several well written female characters. This seems like a baseline requirement for any show but it’s ridiculous how many shows and movies never achieve this. But on itf we have Amy; who is given her own narrative that doesn’t revolve around the main character, Jem; who we clearly see struggle with PTSD but is never seen as weak because of this, Maxine Martin; who could have been portrayed as 100% evil with no redeeming characteristics, but instead is a charismatic, complex woman who won’t let anything get in the way of her achieving her goals, and several other characters with memorable personalities.
- A main character who is queer. LGBTQ+ representation is increasing in the media but all too often these characters are merely token secondary/minor characters or their entire character revolves around their sexual orientation. This is not the case with this show!
- There is too much that can be covered in this show and so many questions that need answered for it to be cancelled now. It’s done so much good with just a mere nine episodes, think how far it could go with double that amount (or even more). We could discover more about the lives of other undead people, the changing opinions of the public, watch Simon & Kieren’s relationship evolve, FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH AMY DYER.
- BASICALLY I’LL PROBABLY GO MAD IF I NEVER FIND ANY OF THIS OUT. THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH POTENTIAL IN THIS SHOW AND IT WOULD BE TRAGIC IF IT WERE WASTED.
this is what is going on in scotland right now.
dont ignore this.
there is NO coverage of the rioting on the news which is why its so important that you dont ignore this.
please stay safe if you live in scotland.
my partner actually went to the yes rally in george square a couple days ago and said the no guys were indeed doing nazi salutes
I’ve been getting a lot of these lately, and I guess I just want you all to know what I think when I read them.
They are literally putting millions of people in danger.
Vaccinate your kids. Don’t put other kids at risk.
yo but mermaid monster hybrids though
- vampire mermaids who prey on their own kind — when they get bitten, their scales fall off, their tails turn a slick and fleshy grey, a dorsal fin begins to sprout from their spine, and suddenly there’s six rows of teeth where once there was only one
- mermaid medusas who’ve got eels for hair and it’s not their gaze that can turn you to stone but their song
- fairy mermaids who’re born of spite and mischief — they’re small, the size of seahorses, and they speed through the currents causing mayhem and sometimes destruction
- were-mermaids who turn into huge, hulking great whites when the full moon filters through the deep waters, who cannot be restrained because what shackles can you find in the deep?, who leave blood and guts in their wake
Let’s go deeper
- Mermaid dryads tied to a whole kept forest, fins and hair perfectly camouflaged with their natural habitat. They drift serenely through their gardens until it is threatened, when the whole kelp forest turns on the attacker and drags it down to its death.
- Elementally aligned mermaids - air-aligned mermaids leap joyously from the water and glide on tough fins, punching through the surface of the water like tiny spears of silver-blue. Fire-aligned mermaids drawn to deep volcanic vents, blind and sickly-white with teeth that fit together like a sieve.
- Kraken mermaids.
Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
Once upon a December. Anastasia in Russian. This would be the language that she would have sang in. Everything just seems more genuine and real.
I used this for a music video, and it’s still freaking beautiful.
FIVE BEAUXBATONS HEAD CANONS
1. Teaching students ages eight to twenty two, Beauxbatons has the largest age range of any magical academy world-wide. At the end of their third year of study, students are divided into different class levels based on their academic apitude, with the top ten percent in the highest rank, the next forty percent in the middle rank, and the bottom fifty percent in the third rank. They take their OWL equivalents in their sixth year of study, at age fourteen, a year before Hogwarts students. Any studies after the age of eighteen are non-mandatory, though many students do choose to continue their studies either because they enjoy academics or for vocational training.
2. Unlike Hogwarts, The Salem Institute, and Durmstrang, Beauxbatons does not have any system to divide its students. It has only two sets of uniforms - one for the younger students, one for the older ones. Its dormotories are in a separate building complex a ways away from the palace. The dormotories are suite-styled, with eight students to each four bedroom suite - but those students don’t necessarily need to be in the same year or class division, and rooms are assigned by student preference. Students who are of age and therefore able to aparate are allowed to live off-campus in the nearby city of Cannes.
3. It does not teach divination, care of magical creatures, or muggle studies, but it does teach fine arts. Official classes are offered in the arts of music, dance, acting, writing, and drawing. Also offered are classes for horseback riding, archery, public speaking, ettiqute, foreign languages, and a variety of other things. Beauxbatons students are generally considered get the most well-rounded education in terms of culture and most world-renown wizard artists are Beauxbatons graduates.
4. Quidditch is not nearly as important a fixture of their student culture as it is at Hogwarts. They do still have six teams, however - separated by gender, three boys’ teams and three girls’ teams. Quidditch is considered to be an extraciricular activity and while the school grounds do have a pitch and there is a student-organized yearly tournament, the turn-out for the games is often rather poor. Coincidentally, no boys’ team has won in the last hundred years or so, and nearly all of the Beauxbatons students who go on to become professional Quidditch players are women. France’s national team is usually all-female.
5. Beauxbatons is one of the wealthiest wizarding academies world-wide. This is one of the reasons that it can afford to spend so much money on its fine arts programs, but it also means that it can fund trips for older students to travel the world. It also frequently funds the wizarding equivalent of graduate work and sabbaticals, making Beauxbatons Academy one of the foremost institutes responsible for advances in wizarding academics and technologies.
More HP head canons:
During WWII, Irena got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.
Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.
Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.
Irena Sendlers story in wikipedia
Backstage Beauty: Akuol De Mabior for Rosie Assoulin SS 2015 RTW.
Photos Credit: Nicole Cohen and Courtney Velasco