Aria Watches TV

Sep 28 2014

Meme - One Scene Per Episode
Xena Warrior Princess
003 ★ Dreamworker

I think about this quote a lot.

(via xenainnuendoisland)

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Sep 27 2014

This storyline is going to hurt me deeply isn’t it

(Source: televisiongif, via thecomet13)

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un-rescuable-schizo:

dadrielle:

camaelczarka:

imfeelingalittlepeculiar:

aletheia90:

xenaisbisexual:

Xena is not gay. She is bisexual.

But, if you decide to be forever with your same-sex love, you are still bisexual? o.o

No one knows her exact label. Previous lovers doesnt define you. She could be gay, pan, bi or whatever really. Whats important is that shes hot for Gabrielle :3

Agree… honestly i doubt Xena of all people would label herself… though i personally always headcanoned her as bisexual homoromantic. She has clear sexual attraction to men but their relationships and her attraction to them (usuallllly not always depending on your headcanons) is based off power/mutual lust for power or war. But her relationships with women are usually when she displays the most loving behavior (M’lila maybe, def. Lao Ma, Akemi and ofc Gabs and even random backstory characters), and has let herself be taken advantage of/made poor decisions based off her feelings for women. There are exceptions on both sides but considering she is fictional, you have to account for different writers. But yeah i think she’d just attracted to whoever she’s attracted to and it all across the board.

I also headcanon Xena as homoromantic bisexual, and I think the text supports that (I also headcanon Gabs as a lesbian who was still figuring things out when the show started btw). It gets really annoying to me as a bi person, however, when people act like she can’t be bi because Gabs is her soulmate, which I’ve seen more than once. It carries with it an implication that a) if you’re bi, your love isn’t “pure” enough and b) that bi people are just like, Schrodinger’s hetero/gay folks? Like that second reblog; it’s unclear but it seems like aletheia90 is asking if someone is still bisexual if they choose a same sex partner to stay with forever? Which, yes, because your sexuality is not contingent on who you’re dating? You don’t stop being bisexual when you boink people of the opposite sex, or when you marry someone. Just like you don’t stop being a lesbian if you as a lesbian have boinked a dude. Sexuality is about what you’re attracted to, not what you’re currently fucking.

THIS!!! ^ Sexuality is who you are, not who you’re with. Do people stop being hetero or gay when they are single? Of course not. Bisexual people are bisexual regardless of the gender of the person we are with. We aren’t like mythical creatures who turn either gay or straight as soon as we start dating someone.

I would definitely not say she is homoromantic; it’s made very clear throughout the whole series that she has fallen deeply in love with men. The only difference is that those men generally fuck her over eventually, heh. I think it would be easier to perceive her as homoromantic since the women she is heavily intimated to have had relationships with generally don’t try to ruin her life, but I don’t think its indicative of a romantic preference; she just obviously loves Gabrielle the most.

(via xenainnuendoisland)

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Sep 25 2014
*Faking It spoilers*
Wow, did NOT see the revelation that Lauren is intersex coming! Is she now the most high profile Intersex person on television?
"What does intersex mean?"It means it’s none of your fucking business."
Damn right! Definitely my favorite moment of the episode.

*Faking It spoilers*

Wow, did NOT see the revelation that Lauren is intersex coming! Is she now the most high profile Intersex person on television?

"What does intersex mean?"It means it’s none of your fucking business."

Damn right! Definitely my favorite moment of the episode.

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Sep 23 2014

I love how in Gotham, Renee went to Barbara, and Renee later told Gordon that they were “old friends.” If they kept Renee as a lesbian and PLEASE I hope they do, CLEARLY there is tension between them which MUST translate to that they were lovers.

Sep 21 2014

Some day.

I’ll actually be able to watch The Good Wife on the time it is actually scheduled without interference of CBS’ shitty scheduling.

Some day.

Sep 15 2014
Although young Ned knew he couldn’t taste the pie, lest the fruit rot again, he didn’t care. The mere smell of it made him feel, if only for an hour, exactly like he wanted to feel: safe and warm and loved. Which is why he became The Pie Maker.

(Source: alphhas, via heywizards)

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Aug 28 2014
stankface:

aria-watches-tv:

justplainsomething:

stankface:

Interracial couples with height differences that defy traditional gender roles ftw!!!!!!!!

I really adored all four of the main antagonists this season. Both these two and the other two with that unresolved sexual tension Bolin picked up on.

I do love the height difference, but just for clarification - they’re not interracial; everyone on that show is Asian even if they don’t “look” like it. It might be interr-ethnic but we never find out Zaheer’s national affiliation, though from the small descriptions of his past, he is most likely fire nation.
Still, MAN this scene was so awesome because of that height difference - combustion benders are so powerful!

They’re from different nations… 
Homogenizing asians is gross considering there are billions of them that don’t all identify as the same race. 
Also, the water tribe is influenced by inuit and indigenous Australian cultures (neither of which identify as asian). So it’d be more accurate to say there are no white people in this universe considering the evidence
So as I fucking said: Interracial couples with height differences that defy traditional gender roles ftw!!!!!!!!

Hi Asian person here and it’s really freaking important for me and a lot of other Asian American people that nearly all of the culture and characters from this Western cartoon are identified as being Asian, precisely because we are the most ethically diverse race in the world yet few series actually show that diversity. Homogenization of Asians is what happens when people’s conception of what is “Asian” is purely east-Asian people like Chinese and Japanese. Avatar however greatly features south Asian, southeast Asian, and middle eastern culture and characters, with the underlying inspiration of the series being the diversity of Asia and Asian cultures. Asians across the world of course don’t identify as the same race because most people identify based on ethnicity, which is actually very similar to the Avatar world since they identify with their nations, their ethnicity. However, it’s still important that the Avatar world is based on Asian culture because it shows that Asian people are very heterogeneous. Like there are even dark-skinned Asians on the show - something you never see on Western TV series with Asian people.
The Water tribe is indeed based off of indigenous people - no Asian nation is in the Artic so it only made sense to gain inspiration from Inuit folks (though they have south Asian and Pacific Islander influences as well) - but it’s clear that neither Zaheer nor P’Li clearly are Water Tribe. Zaheer is either Fire Nation - because he learned of the Red Lotus through firebenders - or Earth Kingdom - because he lived under the Queen for a long time and says he’s from a “small village up north” while in the Earth Kingdom.

stankface:

aria-watches-tv:

justplainsomething:

stankface:

Interracial couples with height differences that defy traditional gender roles ftw!!!!!!!!

I really adored all four of the main antagonists this season. Both these two and the other two with that unresolved sexual tension Bolin picked up on.

I do love the height difference, but just for clarification - they’re not interracial; everyone on that show is Asian even if they don’t “look” like it. It might be interr-ethnic but we never find out Zaheer’s national affiliation, though from the small descriptions of his past, he is most likely fire nation.

Still, MAN this scene was so awesome because of that height difference - combustion benders are so powerful!

They’re from different nations… 

Homogenizing asians is gross considering there are billions of them that don’t all identify as the same race. 

Also, the water tribe is influenced by inuit and indigenous Australian cultures (neither of which identify as asian). So it’d be more accurate to say there are no white people in this universe considering the evidence

So as I fucking said: Interracial couples with height differences that defy traditional gender roles ftw!!!!!!!!

Hi Asian person here and it’s really freaking important for me and a lot of other Asian American people that nearly all of the culture and characters from this Western cartoon are identified as being Asian, precisely because we are the most ethically diverse race in the world yet few series actually show that diversity. Homogenization of Asians is what happens when people’s conception of what is “Asian” is purely east-Asian people like Chinese and Japanese. Avatar however greatly features south Asian, southeast Asian, and middle eastern culture and characters, with the underlying inspiration of the series being the diversity of Asia and Asian cultures. Asians across the world of course don’t identify as the same race because most people identify based on ethnicity, which is actually very similar to the Avatar world since they identify with their nations, their ethnicity. However, it’s still important that the Avatar world is based on Asian culture because it shows that Asian people are very heterogeneous. Like there are even dark-skinned Asians on the show - something you never see on Western TV series with Asian people.

The Water tribe is indeed based off of indigenous people - no Asian nation is in the Artic so it only made sense to gain inspiration from Inuit folks (though they have south Asian and Pacific Islander influences as well) - but it’s clear that neither Zaheer nor P’Li clearly are Water Tribe. Zaheer is either Fire Nation - because he learned of the Red Lotus through firebenders - or Earth Kingdom - because he lived under the Queen for a long time and says he’s from a “small village up north” while in the Earth Kingdom.

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Maslany has to shoot some of her most challenging scenes opposite a tennis ball or a mark on a wall. “I can’t look down by an inch or else the eyeline’s off, and I’m looking at my nose, or I’ve put a glass of water through my face. It’s specific, technical things that I’m keeping track of. And that I have to be present the same way that I would be if there was an actor next to me. Except now I have to imagine the actor next to me.”

And yet no Emmy nomination.

For shame.

(Source: thecloneclub, via optais-amme)

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daughterofmulan:

Does it bother anyone else that the only show where we can see a wide, diverse representation of women of color and queer women is when they’re all in prison?

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