Like last week, there are two episodes of Extant this week.
I’m not sure that’s necessarily helping, but it does seem like the stories are a bit more cohesive when they’re watched in quick succession, so that might be something that the nice people that make Extantmight consider for season two if there is a season two.
Evidently, the jury’s still out at the time of writing.
So, in part one of our two parts this week, we have Molly Parker-ing herself up an elevator shaft—with varying levels of success—to get out of the double-super-secret non-governmental-government Basement of Horrors that Kryger left her in so that he could go run after bebe!alien and (try to) kill it while Sparks plays house with the bebe!alien—although, really, Sparks is playing house with projection!Katie psychically feeding bebe!alien unsuspecting people and killing the only other woman of color we’ve had so far—and John continues to be win the Worst Father To Tiny Robot!Jesus Award while Odin is gaining Ethan’s trust for nefarious purposes.
Just another day on the ranch, yeah?
Ok, can I just say enough with the rape/attempted rape stuff. The frequency of sexual violence has been a nearly constant issue with the show already, and is apparently a serious problem in Gabaldon’s books as well.
In “The Gathering” alone, there are two instances of near sexual assault against Claire that happen in quick succession. As she is attempting her escape from Castle Leoch, Claire runs into three drunken MacKenzies who accost her. They are quickly driven off by an even drunker Dougal, who attempts to rape her as “payment” for preventing her assault. Thankfully for Claire, she is quick-witted and she not only slaps him, but cold-cocks him with a stool.
Gentle reminder that The Rainbow Hub isn’t publishing today because Labor Day.
Sorry, non-American readers.
(In a completely non-related incident, the freshly-caught Cornish Pixies stole the articles for today, and we haven’t managed to wrestle them back yet. The life of a writer!)
But! That doesn’t mean that there isn’t loads of other things to read!
Maybe catch-up on gaming reviews with Nicola, Dyson P., and Brandon?
Maybe catch-up on the summer shows that are coming to an end before their finales? Maybe refresh yourself for the Fall Television Season by catching up on last season’s reviews and meta? All of which can be found in our Currently-Airing category.
Maybe it’s rainy and cold—Autumn hard upon your heels—where you live? Maybe you’d like a book to read? We can help ya out there too.
Take heart! We’ll be back tomorrow once we’ve appeased the pixies!
(And, maybe, have gone to the fair.)
isn’t there a part of the bible where god gets mad at a fig tree for not having any figs on it and curses the fig tree?
yeah there legit is that’s 100% true
Oh my god
last time we reblogged this we got anon hate from the christian community. You guys really are passionate about your figs.
A recent federal court decision means that lawsuits fighting gay marriage bans have now been won in more than 20 states, including southern red states like Arkansas. It seems that even conservatives are slowly coming to terms with the idea that whether or not they support marriage equality, the law inevitably will.
It seems like a cause for celebration. Maybe it is, and I’m just being jaded and cynical. But the furore over the rights of gay and lesbian couples to marry, which has dominated the public discourse about LGBT+ rights in recent years, has also been a smokescreen obscuring much more serious and debilitating issues facing queer and trans people, particularly youths and people of colour.
The end of August is quickly approaching, and for many of us, school is just around the corner (or has already begun). To everyone heading back into classes, I wish you all the best of luck! It’s a quiet back-to-school week in comics, with only Avengers 34 dropping this week, but boy, it’s not a light read.
In order to observe the limiting and binary gender separation of toys, pretty much any toy store will do. Upon arrival, everything may not be immediately noticeable about how the gendered items are organized throughout the store, but soon enough, the separation and assumptions about gender gradually get more and more apparent.