One time I ordered a coffee, and neglected to mention that I wanted it iced, because I don’t really like hot beverages. You know what I said to the barista? Nothing. It was my own fault I ordered wrong, simple as that
I have an appointment on Wednesday with my stylist to see if she can fix my hair color, but I’m still doing research on how to get the results I want at home in case it doesn’t work out. The only reason I went to a salon this time was because I knew heavy-duty lighteners/bleach need to be involved to achieve the vibrancy I’m looking for and I was afraid to do it myself. Well I used to be afraid of coloring my hair from a box by myself and now I’ve been doing it for years - I can do this myself too if needed. The worst that can happen is that I horribly fry my hair and have to have a couple inches taken off.
I really wish OBtumblr would give us more warning. I was not prepared for this.
You’re right. You deserve a warning. For example, if we had epic news to reveal later this week, we would put out a warning a few days in advance, so that you could adequately prepare.
Just a random hypothetical.
What men don’t understand is that women are FIERCELY PROTECTIVE of underage girls because we remember when we were young and some adult man made us uncomfortable or manipulated us or was inappropriate with us and we were powerless.
to the people who never followed me during game of thrones season?
welcome to the most intense 10 weeks of your life.
finnthepuddin asked: Hey, Mai! They're really interesting choices! With regard to Bryan Fuller, why exactly do you choose him? I know somewhat, however! He actually interacts with the fans, doesn't he?
Bryan Fuller: HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS…
- He has a successful history with genre shows (Heroes, Pushing Daisies, Hannibal)
- He is an openly gay showrunner, but unlike Jeff Davis, he actually champions queer representation that is inclusive of lesbians and showing gay people as people (and not just objects for exploitative makeout sessions).
- He employs colorblind casting. Beverly Katz (Hannibal) is played by Korean American actress, Hettienne Park. Jack Crawford (Hannibal) is played by black actor, Laurence Fishburne. The role of Crawford in the books and previous movie adaptations have all been portrayed by white actors.
- He interacts with fans, but unlike Jeff Davis, he genuinely appreciates his fanbase and their fandom creations.
- He respects women. Not only does he acknowledge and appreciate female fans explicitly, he’s turned male characters into women (e.g. Freddie Lounds) and is careful to show parity in the number of female/male victims on Hannibal. PLUS HE REFUSES TO TELL A RAPE STORY ON HIS SHOW, PERIOD.
I’m going to chime in on this because I have a lot of strong feelings about Bryan Fuller and what a fantastic human being he is.
The points above are absolutely true and absolutely valid but I’m going to expand on a couple of them just from personal experience - To say Bryan Fuller appreciates his fans is shockingly enough an understatement. This man ADORES the people who consume his work. He will literally bend over backwards to be inclusive to people who interact with him in any way possible.
The most fascinating thing, I think, about Bryan and his fan interactions is that there is absolutely no undercurrent of contentiousness or shaming or dictating HOW anyone should enjoy his work. Bryan’s openly supportive, playful, and validating of all the shipping that goes on in the Hannibal fandom and makes no effort to use the slash fans ships or works to queer bait anyone. He acknowledges completely that slash readings of the show are valid and doesn’t mock them or attempt to profit off of them.
There’s no push-pull happening between Bryan or his fans at all on any level, it’s reciprocal in every degree.
I was dressed up as the Nightmare Stag at Comic Con and when I went up to ask my question, he immediately lit up, pulled me up to get photos, and was just so genuinely amazingly excited - I didn’t expect it at all. It literally made my entire convention experience, hands down. I’ve never, not once in the years I’ve been crafting or cosplaying, had a reception like that.
Also the just general embracing of the culture of the fandom as well - This can be such a tricky line to ride since it can easily spin off into trying to bait or tease fans maliciously - but Bryan has done nothing but use his direct line to the fandom to show appreciation of the fans. If you go to Bryan’s twitter and look through his gallery, he’s adopted the flower crown tumblr popularized as a symbol of gratitude, not a joke.
They actually - No joke, have a plastic bin that they keep on the set of Hannibal full of flower crowns to take photos with to share with fans.
Also - If you remember the shirt that was up on TeeFury months ago - this one - Bryan literally bought EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE CAST AND CREW this shirt. It’s their s2 crew shirt. Rather than outsourcing and designing a shirt for the crew, Bryan decided to support a fan’s work.
And this attitude trickles down to the entire cast and crew. I was lucky enough to spend a day on the set meeting with people and watching them film - We spent the majority of the day with one of the producers, who, not only was absolutely willing and excited to talk with me not only about the canon of the Thomas Harris novels, the timelines of the show, the inclusivity of certain characters, etc, but was sure to tell me that this warm, fun, high energy environment was absolutely not typical of all TV sets. It was something special. And I absolutely believe that.
And that’s why everyone should watch and support Hannibal. It’s the most lovingly crafted show about cannibalism and murder you’ll ever see in your life.
I really need to watch this show, if only because Bryan Fuller.