Titus Kaphar took a painting that used to be on the wall of Yale’s Corporation room, showing Eliyu Yale with two other wealthy white men, with an enslaved Black child in the background, and repainted it, crumpling it up and highlighting one part. It’s called “Enough about You” pic.twitter.com/gPVLQVor0j— Jason Stanley (@jasonintrator) January 12, 2019
Brexit: Theresa May's deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat
(Not that I expected this to pass, but ye gods, the incompetence of... everything.)
ETA: Nice summary:
Whatever the results, there are now three options - leave the E.U. with no deal (most of parliament doesn’t support this), remain in the E.U. as is (most of parliament doesn’t support this without a mandate from the country), renegotiate a deal (no one believes it’s possible) /8— Tom Coates (@tomcoates) January 15, 2019
(There are even a couple of frames from the New Year's Special.)
And then I came across an Extended Cut of 'The First Question'- 50th Anniversary Trailer
I am trying very hard not to be negative, so here is a very positive review of The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos (and S11 in general).
However, when I started thinking about tonight's ep I figured the older girls will probably ask what happened in S11 (they only watched the first two episodes) and my answer will be: Nothing much, really.
Of course Doctor Who is by nature very accessible, you can hop on board pretty much anywhere, but the biggest development of S11 was Ryan calling Graham 'grandad'.
ETA: Knew I was forgetting something. My summary of S11:
And to go with that, I bring you something silly. From the comments of a post about Resolution (even the link is spoilery! Don't hover over!), here is a 'Leaked script extract':
( SPOILERS FOR VILLAIN )
It's possible there was something else I meant to say, but I am 3/4 of the way through a Fifth Doctor story and would like to see how it ends. :) (I am watching Classic Who backwards. I saw the movie years ago and most of Seven. I have now watched the rest of Seven, all of Six (♥) and have now started on Five. It's all been far more engaging than S11. (Go on Chibnall. Prove me wrong!)
As she stood inside an ancient and empty church in Montefrío, Spain, Malinda Kathleen Reese belted out one of the best Christmas carols of all time-“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and the end result was just heavenly.
Only a minute long, but wonderful.
Technically I guess it's fic, since it's set within the Buffy 'verse, but it can easily be read with no knowledge of anything Buffy related - just two former lovers, meeting again many years later, snippets of life alluded to, joys and sorrows and time passing. And it's poetry.
It's Easy to be Noble (when you're not) in Constantinople
Summary: It's that blue-haired meeting in Istanbul, mentioned in 'New Moon Rising'; only they're in Italy, and it's twenty years to the day after the laundry room scene from 'Hush'.
Because tonight's episode was both written AND directed by women and it was great. Like, 'proper' Doctor Who, could sit comfortably in any season. Easily the best one so far. Good plot, great guest star/historical celebrity, good villain, stuff to make the children hide behind the sofa... Where has this show BEEN for the past many weeks? (Rhetorical question, and disabling comments as I shouldn't be here at all...)
This might be the most indepth take so so far. And the most... brutal, I think. The conclusion *burns*.
The thing is, I am easy to please. It takes a lot to genuinely offend me (when it comes to TV), and Kerblam! managed it.
In happier news, I watched 'The Twin Dilemma' this afternoon and it was DELIGHTFUL. <3 (Haters to the left.) All the love for Six. Gimme a Doctor who is arrogant, doesn't give a crap about niceties and is happy to destroy the bad guys, it's like balm to my soul. :D
(I am really REALLY hoping the S11 finale does something drastic. Otherwise I am going to seriously doubt my commitment to Sparkle Motion.)
classics_lover - you totally called it.
From the article: This was obviously just a bit of fun, but there was something weirdly dystopian about this segment. Almost as if we had already plunged out of the EU years ago and have been reduced to nostalgia acts who masquerade as political experts in an attempt to make the nation feel better about their impending doom.
And if there is any hope for any of us in this giant explosion in which we inhabit then surely that’s it:
Intellect and romance triumph over brute force and cynicism!
ETA: Doctor Who is turning 55, and Clara Oswald 32. :)