Everytime I think I’m done with Tokyo Ghoul, something happens to remind me that I will never be over that series.

In this case, it’s the first episode of re (the third anime season based on the second manga series).

Oh i so feel you on the mythology/fairy tale retellings thing, especially when they present their somehow ultraprogressive version as the only one true definitive real version of the story, when that is something literal scholars constantly debate about myths and fairy tales bc there are so many versions out there, and it is impossible to trace with how many different versions develop and spread. Also, just wanted to pop in and say i love your blog ^_^

What’s always been weird to me about that push that their more modern interpretations are how the myth or fairytale was meant to be, is that like… writing myth/fairytales to star queer characters and/or characters of color and more nuanced forms of empowerment is awesome enough without saying that that’s how things always were. 

Especially when five minutes online will show that unfortunately, many myths and folktales (especially when we think of the most commonly adapted ones) were kind of obviously tied into their status of remnants of uber patriarchal societies. 

I think it’s better to own your subversiveness outright and to be aware of what you’re changing while you’re at it, because (and I’ve done this before with my own work) sometimes the push to make these old myths/fairytales progressive and diverse in retellings… winds up being just as or more problematic than the original myth.

Also thank you so much for the love! I’m glad to hear from you, awesome anonymous reader! 



Margarita, with a Straw (2014) // dir. Shonali Bose

[four gifs of margarita with a straw. in it, laila (a light-skinned indian woman with ceberal palsy) kisses the cheek of her girlfriend, khanum, a pakistani-bangladeshi blind woman with brown skin. khanum is putting on lipgloss. after laila kisses her cheek, she feels for laila’s lips then kisses her and smiles. end image description]


“Just be calm. Let me handle this.”

[image: four gifs of Jennifer Pierce from Black Lightning. she’s in the family car which has just been stopped by the police.
1. Jennifer: Ugh! (A cop’s flashlight shines in Jennifer’s face.)
2. Jennifer smiles and waves her phone’s flashlight back at the officer.
3. Jennifer (continuing to wave her phone): Yeah, this doesn’t feel so good does it.
4. Jefferson: Jennifer. (She looks at him and lowers her phone.)