In Hannibal fandom there is lots of discussion of parallels between the canon and fairytales/various other mythologies. I would like to talk about Little Red Riding Hood, specifically in regards to Abigail Hobbs, and to a lesser extent Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham. Because honestly I am surprised fandom is not all over this fairytale.
IF YOU ARE A FAN OF HANNY TALES YOU ARE REQUIRED TO READ THIS
I don’t mind, if I get hate… But a Woman as Watson? I don’t like it D: Sorry, but Lucy Liu can’t be Watson! I mean… What about the Fangirls? xD
What about the fangirls?
I mean, have you seen Lucy Liu?
Hell I bet more girls are into Lucy Liu then Martin Freedman.
edit:I’m just going to add some more pictures of lucy liu so you get my point
and here with a bunch of puppies
did you know she also paints?
and that she’s in a band with Idris Elba?
confirming i am fangirl for lucy liu and eh about all these other guys
cmon one is LUCY LIU and the other is bland mush
what would any right thinking human pick
but fangirls are only white and heterosexual and can only be attracted to cis white guys don’t you know? who cares about fangirls who are queer and/or of color who might prefer to see a woman of color acting as watson- i mean they don’t actually ~count~
Also, Holmes and Watson have been: mice, anime dogs, brought back to life in the 22nd century and a robot.
What the hell is so wrong about an Asian woman playing Watson?
I’m always wary of people that are opposed to Lucy Liu as Watson. I mean, most likely you’ve got some sexism/racism /underestimating-the-glory-that-is-Lucy-Liu-problem going on.
Seriously, though. If you’re okay with animals playing Holmes and Watson, and not a talented woman of colour, then hell yes, you’re a racist.
Also, I’m a queer fangirl. Yes, we do exist. You should probably try to remember that the world doesn’t consist of only white straight people.
For some reason it’s the xD that really sends my rage over the top. Yes, it’s fucking cute and hilarious, your desire to only see white men onscreen. Ha. Ha.
I think what gets me
and yeah I’ve said it before but like it still gets me u guise
is not just like ‘erasure of female characters in slash-centric fandoms’
'cos okay that's a lot to unpack and it’s super vague and not accurate for every fan or every fandom (which I try so so hard to qualify, to varying degrees of success)
there are male characters who actually (attempt to or successfully or both) destroy lives, enslave worlds, eat people, whatever
(and lbr, so so many of them have the same fucking tired-ass motive: daddy issues)
who are beloved
while female characters who dare to show weakness
or, more often, hated
like the weakness of being human (and yes not all characters are “human”-human, but bear with me here) is a moral failure and therefore they are undeserving of our sympathy.
Sure, talk to me about how the male (anti)heroes overcome their own weaknesses to become greater than they were at the start. Talk to me about how Evil Characters have an allure (which I totally get).
But to have not only a lack of sympathy for but to outright revile! female characters because they’re human and sometimes flawed?
…and let’s not forget race. WoC get the shittiest end of the stick all the fucking time HOLY SHIT ya’ll it is not even a little okay.
It makes my head and my heart hurt.
Now I can’t stop picturing this version of Holmes & Watson. Like the Mary Russell books but with John and Mary’s daughter who just gets called “Watson Jr.” all the time. :D
HYDROCODONE MIDNIGHT THEATRE PART I FORGET, FIVE MAYBE: SHERLOCK AND WATSON.
I’M SCREAMING. READ THE FIC UNDER THE “READ MORE” LINK, READ ITTTT.
NO BUT REALLY
Get to know me meme — [2/5] favorite relationships: Mr. and Mrs. Smith"I can’t believe I brought my real parents to our wedding."
So, I have fallen to the shining lure. Thor -> grocery run. Does anyone know off the top of your head about how many lines of moderately paced iambic pentameter it takes an hour to speak aloud dramatically?
I have no counsel to offer, it’s just that this post caused me to stop and truly appreciate the modern world for a minute.