Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)
‘Swan Queen is going to be the biggest plot twist of the decade’ I whisper to myself as countless male love interests are thrown at Emma Swan.
This is always a relevant post.
Anonymous asked: Ugh. Started watching Bletchley Circle because you keep talking about it and now I can't do anything with my life until I'm all caught up. But seriously, thank you for the introduction because it is amazing.
YES! Everyone, WATCH THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE. Lady nerds solve crimes and save the day. But beyond all the reasons I love the show and I feel I have stated them often on this Tumblr - the lack of men as a axis from which the female character’s storylines turn, the way each of these fine ladies has their own special skills, the friendships and bonds that formed while these ladies were fighting war.. sure they weren’t in the trenches, but they WERE in a battle (of wits) against the enemy - beyond on this, I love the show because it feels like a “league of superheroes” show but with an all-female cast. Here me out on this before you give me that “WTF” face.
These women have to hide their extraordinary superpowers - their keen minds and intelligence - in every day life and in a way they wear the lowered expectations of women in that time period as a kind of alter-ego disguise. They have to hide who they really are or be viewed as weird or even crazy because women aren’t “supposed” to be smarter than men and women certainly aren’t supposed to be better at catching criminals than policemen. They are “Clark Kent-ing” their way through life as “ordinary” women hiding extraordinary gifts. The sad part for me is that it took them ten years to form this league of extraordinary and their skills were hidden away for so long, stored away in a closet like a forgotten coat just waiting to be rediscovered. And in season two, they get a proper lair. So…
Has any of this gotten you excited to watch this show? Watch this show.
I am sufficiently impressed by your ability to form cohesive thought about bletchley circle because whenever I try it turns out to be a jumble of MILLIESUSANGAYJUSTKISSALREADY… I suspect it is because you are a better human being than me.
I refuse to believe that Millie isn’t a lesbian
Yup. This. Agreed.
I would also add that I refuse to believe she isn’t in love with Susan.
AU/Crossover in which Lix and Millie meet abroad and immediately warm to each other drinking and smoking in seedy bars - and end up in bed together (sharing accommodation is so much more convenient). Lix’s nose for news finds trouble eventually (to no one’s surprise) and she enlists her lover’s help to solve a case the police is treating with shocking disregard. They succeed and the criminal is brought to justice - but they argue and part ways soon after, the memory of Susan still too fresh on Millie’s mind to commit fully to another. Each is miserable in her own loneliness without the other but too proud to admit it, and there are no postcards from Millie for Lix, though she waits in one place, at one address for a while before moving on herself after a while.
Years later they run into each other - a déjà vu of smoke and alcohol, only the seedy bar is in London this time, rather than some exotic and remote location. They have both made peace with the ghosts of their pasts, and their bodies still remember the other’s touch - so familiar, and yet new and changed. They dance, they drink, they smoke until the barkeep throws them out, and inevitably they spend the night together - for old time’s sake… or is it a new beginning for the two?
OH MY GOD
This post clearly knows what’s up.
My life is so boring now that a) The Bletchley Circle is over and b) Rachel Stirling is out of my life :s
True fact. Life without Rachel Stirling is not one I enjoy living in.
I just want to eat the chicken that is smarter than the other chickens and harness it’s powers.
improve your piece of media by adding non-sexualized lesbians. lesbian heros. lesbian villains. lesbian minor characters. old lesbians. young lesbians. chubby lesbians. poc lesbians. non-binary lesbians. firefighter lesbians. astronaut lesbians. queen lesbians. everyday lesbians. don’t give me that look chop chop more lesbians
I assumed everyone knew Sharon was gay and didn’t feel the need to say anything because it’s 2014 and hello? I mean, the sky is blue and Raydor is fabulously gay.