Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
M*A*S*H rewatch: 2x03 - ’Radar’s Report’
“Cutting up a nurse is bad enough, but why the hell did he have to louse up my patient?”
I usually don’t add comments but I feel like we really need to talk about this show and how ahead of its time it was. These doctors helped anyone who came through, even ‘the enemy’ regardless of what the higher-ups would think. They confronted serious issues that are still relevant today like sexism, racism and homophobia.
Keep in mind that this was the early 70’s-80’s too. The writers had an incredibly hard time even getting the show on the air because of the way it often showed the military in a bad way, and represented people that weren’t white (even though the show had its fair share of middle aged white guys). And while it’s been some time since I’ve watched the show, I do remember how well they represented a diverse group of people. They had complex, well-written POC that were rarely stereotyped. They had a FANTASTIC female lead whose character development blows my mind. They had openly gay characters. They even had a cross dressing male character (although he could be problematic at times)
While I’m not saying that the show was never offensive (it had its moments), it was so ahead of its time in the way it focused on the major social issues of its time that are still present today. It’s powerful, well-written and just an overall amazing show that I’d recommend to anyone.
Monday, August 25, 2014
M*A*S*H rewatch: 2x02 - ‘5 O’Clock Charlie’
"It’s not funny, hiding a person’s weapon!"
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
This Alan Alda letter thing… imagine how cool it would be for him to suddenly receive letters from all over the world, everyone asking about M*A*S*H. Especially if all the letters had one common component (like an ending phrase or a symbol drawn in a corner or something) that made it clear that this was a coordinated move? Imagine how awed he would be! That thirty years after M*A*S*H ended, he gets this bunch of letters from people who still love it. SERIOUSLY
P.S if you want to send him a letter, it works to send it to Random House (the company that published his books) and just write Alan Alda on the envelope and they’ll get it to him.
The nail polish makes it better, I think.
So sometime between three and four in the morning I decided to, instead of go to bed, do a makeup test for a Hawkeye cosplay. I did one last year as well that kinda sucked in hindsight. This time I took my still wip Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead) wig and used hairpins to shorten it and I failed with the stubble and instead of walking three meters to a perfectly good jacket I took a vest thingy but ey
I’m not entirely unsatisfied.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
WHEN U LOVE SOMETHING SO HARD BUT THE FANDOM CONSISTS OF APPROXIMATELY SIX OTHER PEOPLE AND A SHOELACE
idk what happened but i suddenly drew a slightly anatomically incorrect trapeye
like idek if i ship this ship i guess i kinda do but not in an i-wish-this-were-canon way just in a this-would-be-sexually-and-emotionally-frustrating-to-think-about way