My name's Aria and I love taking in media, but particularly watching television. Allow me to talk about my favorite things and my least favorite things! Many things I like will be lesbian things, or feminist things or just really cool things.
Among the many successes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, the episodes that I think shine the most are the ones about the Clone troopers themselves. In all of the films and most iterations of the Expanded Universe, the clones are a faceless, homogenous horde of soldiers. The Clone Wars instead gives every clone a personality, a name, and values. Though they all look and sound the same, through accompanying the troopers on missions, we see that these soldiers are not just clones: They are men.
Although the Force has its own brand of philosophy, some of the most complex ideas in the series comes from the clones, as we have to wonder whether their sense of duty and loyalty is from their engineering, or a part of who they really are. The clones themselves muse over this sometimes, but give little opportunity to let it affect their work as troopers, showing that some of the greatest heroes in the galaxy are not always the Jedi, they are the foot soldiers.
so I just discovered the greatness that is “Saturday Morning Slow Jams” on [this Youtube channel], which does R&B slow jam covers of some beloved 90’s cartoon themes such as Animaniacs, Pokemon, and others. this one is a cover of The Powerpuff Girls’ theme.
I am currently screaming. my life has been slayed.
"Community has pulled off one the most patient easter egg: in one episode of each of the first three seasons, the word "Beetlejuice" was used off-handedly in a joke. If you’ve seen the movie Beetlejuice, the titular mischievous ghost would appear in the world of the living if anyone said his name three times. So, sure enough, on the third mention by a Community character, this guy appears in the background for exactly two seconds. They patiently waited three years to reach that punchline."
Re-watching The Debt episodes in Xena: Warrior Princess and it amazes me just how GAY this show was and yet it flew completely under the radar.
I love both episodes of The Debt because the way it explored the relationship between Xena and Lao Ma because for me, in confirms that Xena was undoubtedly bisexual. Though she accepted Lao Ma’s help in order to gain power, it becomes clear, as clear as subtextually possible, that they develop a romantic fondness for each other. They share a “kiss” underwater, massage and caress each other, and embrace each other through ancient Chinese magic or something. Xena’s romantic entanglements with men are always shown, but her relationships with women are always hidden in subtext, though compared to “subtext” these days, it’s impossible to miss. In these episodes we not only see how Xena struggled with controlling her anger years ago, but we also learn how Xena’s love in someone fundamentally changed her as well, and established a history of romance with both men and women.
Literally the scariest moment of my childhood life was the “Attack of the Slime Monster” arc in the series Ghostwriter. Before there was Courage the Cowardly Dog or even Are You Afraid of the Dark? to take my nightmares, there were these four episodes. In this series about a group of kids solving mysteries with the help of a ghost that can create and manipulate text, the “Attack of the Slime Monster” series of episodes was as far as I know the last episodes that the TV series had, a scary end.
The episodes start with a kid receiving a purple slime doll and then writing a story about it with the help of the Ghostwriter team. As the episodes go on, the doll, “Gooey Gus,” seems to develop a mind of its own and begins terrorizing everyone around it. It eventually grows to human size and the team has to try to stop it before it engulfs everyone in its purple slime.
It basically was a stereotypical horror story, but to a five-year-old it was the scariest four episodes of a TV show I had every witnessed. I had to sleep with the lights on for weeks and because extremely anxious and jittery. In fact right now I am literally 21 and the thought of the Gooey Gus still scares the crap out of me and looking at the images above just brings back all of those feelings of impending doom and fear.
Did anyone else watch the TV series Ghostwriter? When I was very little, this was the first live-action TV show that I really remember watching. It was about a group of kids who became friends with this ghost who help them solve mysteries by manipulating and creating different words around the kids and give them clues. It was a way to teach elementary and middle school kids about reading and problem solving but I enjoyed just watching them solve mysteries.
It was also the first show I remember that had a lot of racial diversity, something I didn’t appreciate until I grew older. Plus it was the first show that I recognized the theme song and would repeat it. “Ghooostwriter!”