ultranos replied to your post:i’m as in love with the Anna as Steve and Elsa as…Your ideas are intriguing and I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter.
i hope that means “please elaborate” because HERE I GO
they begin in the streets of Brooklyn. Elsa is quiet, and sometimes recklessly brave, and sometimes she just says something in that offhand, deadpan way and then everyone loses it. usually, though: people think that she fades against the sheer light that is Anna, who seems to fill up the room everywhere she goes—who can eclipse the sun? Anna fights, loves; flings herself off high places and rides out the dark recesses of the world with nothing but a smile on her face, but at night she reaches out blindly for Elsa’s hand, and whispers: “You’re all I have too, you know.”
what she means: catch me.
what she means: I’m with you till the end of the line.
they are sisters.
Anna goes to war, slips behind enemy lines and Elsa follows; repeats what she knows is true (Anna Anna Anna), builds herself so that she becomes better than herself, better than the world entire.
in the HYDRA fortress, she tells her sister across a bridge: you have to go and Anna yells back: I’m not leaving without you, Elsa! and later: they collapse on top of each other safe at last and Anna says: do you want to build a snowman? and they laugh until tears roll down their cheeks.
Anna tumbles into the dark as Elsa watches, and Elsa follows, sleeps under the ice for seventy years, suspends. she wakes in the ashes of the world she built, so she rebuilds it in the only way she knows how: by repeating what she knows is true (this is fear, not freedom), by remaking herself with the fingerprints on her being.
Elsa sleeps, but Anna is unmade in her absence. with blasts of cold will come dark art—she forgets love. she forgets what love is. and when she comes, she knocks with a steel fist, and Elsa drowns under the weight of that sound: the head can be easily persuaded. even when she had nothing, she had Anna. what can she do now?
nothing but keep her promises, and trust that she had been right—that Anna had been right. freedom, not fear; she’s known both.
in the end, she fights Anna by holding her like a sister would: you’re okay, Anna. i got you. in the end, she doesn’t fight Anna at all, only shines a path bright enough for both of them to follow.
in the end, Anna saves Elsa when she falls, and then runs—catch me.
and Elsa follows. I’m with you till the end of the line.
in Japan they call it kintsukuroi—to fill the cracks in pottery with gold, and understand that it is all the more beautiful for being broken, but you can call it alchemy as well. understanding, deconstruction, reconstruction. equivalent exchange. the circle completes: there is no beginning.
#i mean the thing about elsa and anna #and the thing about steve and bucky #is that they ARE both savior and sinner #avenger and martyr etc etc #it’s the same love shared by both of them #repeated throughout time #(and space) #for all the life one has saved so has the other #for all the death one has caused so has the other #in the end grace is just the biggest most important oath you can ever swear #to fling your arms open and shelter the world #or to let the world shelter you #it’s always going to be both
Sierra DeMulder // “Today Means Amen”
"The word today means amen in every language. Today, we made it. Today, I’m gonna love you. Today, the box cutter will rust in the garbage. Today, the noose will forget how to hold you. Today. Today."
Unbelievably excited to finally release this project. Please share, spread Sierra’s beautiful words, positivity, energy.
I needed this so badly today. I’m openly sobbing right now.
Do you want to build a warp core?
(Sorry, don’t know source, please pm me if you do)
HIGH PITCHED SCREECHES OF A DYING FANGIRL
The Borg never bothered me anyway.
MAKE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. MAKE IT SO.
i like to think that, while he does enjoy the perks (ie. sexytiems with rose), the doctor has a bit of difficulty adjusting to his new human body.
"Honestly, how do you humans survive such weak bodies?" said the Doctor, stepping out to join Rose on the patio.
"Oy, you can’t randomly insult a species when you’re part of it now." Rose turned around to hand him his mug of hot chocolate. She paused. "Are you wearing two scarves?"
The Doctor adjusted the top scarf to sip his drink. “Two scarves, two sweaters, a hat, mittens—what? This is what you wear in the winter, right?”
"Those are Mum’s ear muffs."
"Are they?" He made a face. "I think I pull them off better, don’t you?"
"You look ridiculous," she laughed, feeling for his arm under all the layers. "Like a marshmallow!"
"But Roooose, it’s so cooooold."
ANNOUNCING. A new original documentary series, a BBC AMERICA and BBC Two co-production. The Real History of Science Fiction premieres Saturday, April 19, 10:00pm ET after the Season 2 premiere of orphanblack.
From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots,Space, Invasion and Time. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor and co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.
Among those taking part are: William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Schlock), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), John Carpenter (Dark Star, The Thing), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Stardust), Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy), Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise), Ursula K Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness), Syd Mead (Blade Runner), Kenny Baker (Star Wars),Anthony Daniels (Star Wars), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Peter Weller (Robocop), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica) and many more.
On one level, sci-fi can deliver a ‘white knuckle-ride’ – jaw-dropping special effects, and thrills that have cinemagoers flying out of their seats. But also, it is possibly the only area of pop culture that engages with big ideas. Good science fiction engages audiences on a deeper level than mere spectacle; it becomes a place to discuss not just the universe and how it works – but what it means to be emotional, sentient human beings.
We can’t wait for this exciting documentary eye-opener to The Real History of Science Fiction.
Signal boosting this announcement as it is relevant to our interests.
I love that Picard would just drop these existential truth bombs when he really means “Data, shut up and focus.”
#data is like I AM NOT ABSOLUTELY PERFECT THEREFORE I QUIT AT LIFE#and picard is like no dude srsly get to your post#and data is like NO I’M HORRIBLE THAT’S AN EMPIRICAL FACT#and picard is like jfc this is why i never had children and now i have a robot child with the strength of ten men#look at your life jean-luc look at your choices#and then pat yourself on the back because you are the captain of the motherfucking flagship good job