I love you all~
And yes, I'm completely and utterly toasted. I can't feel my nose or my fingertips, which means writing legibly is almost impossible. This is how much I love you all. I'm spending more time fixing drunk typos than I am writing them, because I want you to be able to read my love. So there.
Tonight, I shot off explosives (some of them homemade by other people) and drank lots of alcohol. FOR AMERICA.
I have soot marks. It's amazing. There was also meat cooked over an open fire, which (now that I think of it) is kind of freaky and weird. The entire scope of human evolution
has been to get away from that, but we do it for fun? WTF? It's like camping. WE USED TO LIVE IN THE WILDERNESS. WHY DO WE GO BACK?
Still hacking from being sick a few weeks ago, but I'm finally hacking up
things, which is good. I'm kind of worried that it might have been something serious (well, more serious than the strep which started this whole spiral of illness), and any day I'll wake up dead because I couldn't afford to go to a doctor. :\ Ah, well. I sort of plan to die young from something treatable anyway. Que sera sera, welcome to only-technically-not-poverty in the USA.
My cat says HI.
I have... nothing else to say, actually. :\ Bang seems to be on a roll (-ish, always -ish, because I have no confidence in my ability to ever complete anything), but I am not so drunk that I think writing it is a good idea right now. A couple other things seem to be on the burner, but my writing is just weird
at the moment. I really have no excuses for it. :\
One of these days, I should do a post about X-Men: First Class, and how much I love it, even if they did... Well, spoilers. D: IT HAD SOME FAIL. SERIOUS FAIL. But someone (Jazzy?) linked an article on Twitter that kind of sort of made it sound like this segment of the movieverse is aiming at portraying mutants as a parallel of the gay rights movement instead of the civil rights movement (racial rights? civil rights doesn't seem accurate for some reason, even though it's the accurate wording as agreed upon by people who make money writing about these sort of things), and I can almost
buy that. Not quite, because the waffling makes it pretty clear that the X-franchise is still trying to be all minorities ever. But there's a fairly obvious parallel between the way some mutants can pass and some mutants can't that seems more Gay Rights to me than Civil Rights. I could be wrong, but I don't think
there's an equivalent when it comes to racial minorities? (If I'm wrong, someone please tell me, I would love to know.) But at the same time, it's pretty obvious that the movies (and comics to an extent, though I'm clearly much less involved in those since I've only poked the Avengers) invoke the symbols and feel of the Civil Rights movement. Maybe I'm naive, but you can't really invoke one while drawing from the other. Yes
, the Civil Rights movement was powerful and is so easily recognized, which makes for an amazing tool from a writer's standpoint, but it's lazy
, because the shoe doesn't really fit but they shoehorn it on because it's easily recognizable. And it just sort of drives me up the wall wanting to build these castles in the sky comparisons, only to have them shot down because canon is so god damned fucking heteronormative
and pulling from the wrong angle
. And it's even worse when they have so much
to work with. I mean, even aside from Erik/Charles or obvious gay couples in canon (which I wish they'd have, but aside from those), there's no reason not to touch on the whole concept of passing, and what it means to find out you're one of them
and learning to belong or not
belong and what about Mystique? She could completely and utterly
blend into human society if she wanted, and she chooses not to
, and the possibilities there are so amazing
and (IMO) not all that unlike a bisexual fighting to not pass while its still so damned easy
to and... GAH.
As Erik says, "You want society to accept you, but you can't even accept yourself." I can't even BEGIN to start on how that statement hit me. I just sort of choked up and stared. IDK if the screenwriters even know what they did there, but it's beautiful and heartaching and just beyond words.
And that's why I would have gone with Magneto.
I just have a lot of feelings. :(waterofthemoon
is in AIM right now, and she says HI. IL her very much. ♥ She's listened to my drunk all night and been terribly nice about it.
Sober ETA: This makes it clear that DW needs some sort of sobriety check. ♥ Thank you all for not teasing me about my navel gazing and swiss cheese like attempts as philosophy.