Orphan Black is about a group of women who were cloned from embryos and scattered around the world for observation in a shady science experiment.
The concept is cool, but what’s really great about the show is the follow-through. These clones are all very well written characters and it is a very interesting look at nature versus nurture. There are similarities among all of them, but they are all completely different people and are each strong in their own way, whether it’s the street smart clone, the book smart clone, the soccer mom who just wants her kids safe and her life to be normal, never do they fail to be complex and interesting.
The acting is phenomenal, as are the effects, and I often forget that they are all played by the same woman.
Additionally, the show explores issues of ownership and diversity, featuring not only many differently written, strong women, which is unfortunately rare, but queer and trans characters who are not defined by those traits.
It’s really very good. If you need a link, feel free to ask. :)
For all my non OB-Fandom Followers! This is a great explanation!
[description: gorgeous photos of the blue walls of chefchaouen]
Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.
The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).
Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos.
This is true art right here.
These are cute.
IS THAT AN OTTER TEXTING A HEDGEHOG
The dino one is so cute
I’ve reblogged this so many times, I just can’t help it. It’s fucking adorable.
OUaT meme} eight outfits
this broke my heart
like he looks at her like she’s his little sister
and they’re playing some game
Can I have the AU where the two that survived were Rue and Thresh? Imagine Rue finds Thresh right away and they team up and Thresh makes a pact with her — he promises if he can get them both to the end that he will make sure she is the one who goes home. Where he says, “Fuck them and their games. I’m going to protect you, little bird. I’m going to get you home.”
Watch the gamekeepers try to kill them right away because of what Thresh says. Because he’s fighting, not to win, but to protect Rue from the games. But the sponsors keep sending her and Thresh food and medicine and the Districts too because watching Thresh carry Rue through fire and get injured protecting her is too much to bear.
Can I have the AU where it’s Thresh and Rue with the nightlock, after the mutts attack and Cato is dead and it’s Thresh about to take the poison and send her home? But it’s Rue who won’t let her ‘big brother’ go alone after so many already died protecting her (imagine Katniss dies protecting her) and they decide, okay, together and…
Rue has always been the Mockingjay, but imagine that she lived.
^^^ “RUE has always been the Mockingjay, but imagine that she lived.”
At age nine she met Paddy Doyle.
At age ten, she saw him again when he drove through her neighborhood. While the other kids playing in the street tried to race the car he was in, Jane watched with fascination from her bike.
Just before her eleventh birthday, Paddy promised to make sure her family was financially secure without them ever having to know why. Only if she agreed to do him some favors. She hadn’t given him an answer.
When she saw father pacing the room angrily and her mother bawling her eyes out over a letter with “EVICTION” bolded in red, she rode her bike to the bar Paddy frequented most and accepted his offer.
When she was thirteen he asked her to ride her bark to the more wealthy parts of Boston with a secured backpack. This became a regular occurrence and she never thought to ask what was in the bag. All she knew was that her father’s plumbing business was flourishing and she always received a ten dollar tip when she returned the change to Paddy.
By age eighteen, Paddy had asked her to do a lot of things but none of them she questioned him for until he asked her to join the police academy when she graduated high school. It was then she considered getting out. Her father was already successful and she was just about to graduate high school and join the family business.
Three weeks later with three broken ribs, a broken leg, and a fractured skull Jane never thought about leaving Paddy’s mob again.
At age twenty, she met his daughter, who hadn’t a clue about her affiliation with Paddy Doyle, and fell in love. Paddy threatened to kill her if she ever went to dinner with Maura again. She stayed away.
Until she was twenty-two.
At twenty-three, she and Maura’s relationship was still a secret from Paddy but Maura was becoming suspicious when Jane left in the middle of the night and returned at dawn with cuts and bruises on her knuckles.
At twenty-five, Maura wanted to tell her father about Jane.
At twenty-six, Jane proposed, with Paddy’s permission, and married Maura at twenty-seven.
When she was twenty-eight and Maura was pregnant with their first child, Paddy Doyle was finally arrested. But her affiliation with him was not severed. Instead, he asked her to supply him with confidential information.
At thirty-two, Jane was arrested and imprisoned.
Unbeknownst to her, after the final visit she received from her ex-wife, Maura took over the family business.
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