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So, the second Misfits episode. I enjoyed it hugely once again, despite the fact that I am going to rant enormously about parts of it.

First, what I loved: OMG CURTIS IS ♥ ♥ ♥. Seriously. Not only did he publically call out homophobic comments, he did it when the comments came from the girl he fancies. He wins. And DAMNIT I WANT MORE.

I want more of practically everybody, actually. I like Nathan, and his storyline with the old woman – yay for old-people-also-want-sex! – was charming. But I wanted an ensemble programme! So stop focussing on Robert Sheehan’s big eyes and gimme some ensemble action. Incidentally: cannot work out if Simon’s obsessively watching naked!Jeremy was vindication of my he’s-gay-or-bi theory, or just a sign that shy, internet-liking types like him are crazy and sexually perverse.

The whole inevitable rape attempt thing was... well, inevitable. But it makes me unhappy, because what Alisha’s sexy-power does is make a very unpleasant rape myth reality: she is literally so attractive that men cannot help themselves. They have to force themselves on her, because she makes them so mindless with lust.

The programme made a point of having Alisha say, “it’s not my fault if they can’t keep it in their trousers.” This is true, but... well, it’s not their fault either, as things stand. And she can learn to manipulate the power, which could just go in all sorts of unpleasant directions.

Okay, now here’s the thing that really pissed me off. cut for the rantiest rant I’ve ever ranted )
lokifan_import: (Dark Willow: that was rude)
Ugh, ugh, ugh.


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My family comes out with all sorts of stupid stuff. Youngest Sister used to be the virtuoso – asking me to be quiet when I said how hot Freema Agyeman looked because it was “weird” comes to mind – but Middle Sister is – ARRRGH. She’d already said something about how George Michael had “pretty eyes”, so she couldn’t believe people didn’t know he was gay. I said something playful about how I didn’t think that was how you tell; from there we got into her views on homosexuality. Ie, men are gay because they don’t have enough testosterone.

cut for rant and family fighting )
lokifan_import: (puffing Merlin)
As I always say before a post on American politics: I generally try not to post about them for the same reason I keep quiet in discussions on male circumcision. I have an opinion, but it’s not my issue. But when American politicians are saying that the NHS “rations care to the elderly”, has ‘death panels’, denies care to patients if their care will cost more than £14k in six months, refuses to allow pap smears for women under twenty-five – well, then I really feel I can and must speak up. Because all that stuff is rubbish. American politicians are welcome to blather about the evils of ‘socialised healthcare’ but not when they use the National Health as their scapegoat.

The NHS has a lot of problems. But our doctors and nurses are bound by the Hippocratic Oath too. They would never do any of those things.

It is free at the point of use. )
lokifan_import: (I'm English!)
A rant about the results of the European elections, in which member nations of the EU elect their representatives in the European Parliament. If one of you guys reads this and needs explanations, I'll happily give them. But I won't be offended if nobody does; I just felt the need to rant about the results, and the state of British politics generally, and the fact that in a few years David Cameron will be my country's leader.

Ugh. This was depressing in just about every way. )

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