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I just joined a new instance! I'm Jamie, they/them. I'm a musician and a voice actor. Things I like at the moment include:

- Our Flag Means Death
- Severance
- crocheting
- Lego
- bullet journaling and junk journaling
- Taskmaster
- Moon Knight
- Second Star on the Left (podcast)
- learning Japanese
- cats
- Good Omens

I'm enjoying learning how Mastodon works!

I can also be found at @Mustbetuesday@treehouse.systems

Spoilers for Strange New Worlds episode 3 

I had misgivings about Pike's line that Una doesn't fit any of the stereotypes about her people, so I was really glad that was addressed in her log entry afterward. It was a good acknowledgement that maybe Pike is a little racist, and that that's intentional on the part of the authors. I assume more is gonna happen with that later. Anyway I like that the show so far seems to be thoughtful about things like that.

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Really enjoying Strange New Worlds! It really feels like classic Star Trek. <3 The not-too-serious tone, the episodic structure, etc. And I like the characters so far, especially Captain Pike.

Hm, in my preferences I chose "Always expand posts marked with content warnings," but it's still hiding things behind content warnings. Does anyone know why this is?

Leverage: Redemption, Speculation based on events from episode 2 

Wait, is Hardison leaving the show??? That would be very disappointing. :( Hardison, Parker, and Eliot basically are the show, as far as I'm concerned. Not sure how long I'll keep watching if they're not all there.

Really enjoying the atmosphere on this instance so far. It seems very positive, and the prevalence of content warnings and image descriptions is great. It reminds me a lot of the way LiveJournal was many years ago. :)

I do have a question. It seems like this should be obvious, but can you make some posts private and others public? Like, if my default setting is public, but I make one post private, the next one after that will be public again right? And if my default setting is private, I can still make some posts public?

Spoilers for Heartstopper, including the last episode 

I just finished watching Heartstopper! People had said it was delightful and adorable, and that's true, it made me grin and clap happily a bunch of times. But it was also really stressful! There's bullying, stress about being outed, and there's a scene in episode 8 that made me cry (where Charlie is saying he thinks he just makes everyone's life worse and they're better off without him - ouch my heart).

But I'm glad I watched it. I love how intense all the romantic emotions are, and how viscerally it depicts the tension before and during a touch of the hand or a first kiss. I love the animated electricity when their hands touch! I love that the show uses the word bisexual, I feel like that's still weirdly rare on tv.

One weird thing is that my wife missed the one line that indicates that Elle is trans, and so had no idea for the rest of the show. Like, she was super confused - why did Elle used to go to an all boys school? Or is it a mixed school? It seems like there's no girls there?? - Basically I liked that the show didn't make a big deal about Elle being trans, but maybe it was TOO subtle. (Side note, my wife is trans, so it wasn't obliviousness on her part lol.)

One thing that dampens the happy ending for me is that they had made clear via Tara's story that coming out can be extremely stressful, and they end with Nick deciding he's going to come out. And he and Charlie are so happy about that decision, and I can see why they ended it that way, but I can't help thinking their next year is going to be so hard. But it just wouldn't be believable if they showed Nick coming out and had everything be great. Not sure how/if I would do it differently.

I had been thinking for years now that I'm no longer interested in coming out stories, or about young people figuring out that they're queer. I feel like I had seen a lot of those kinds of stories in the past and I was tired of them. But the trailer made it seem really sweet and cute, and I'm glad I watched it. It was well done and I enjoyed it very much. :)

Moon Knight finale spoilers, thoughts about headmates 

I liked the early episodes of Moon Knight better than the later episodes. The early episodes were mysterious and exciting, and I wanted to know what would happen. And the fight scenes were really interesting because of the time jumps. The later episodes spent more time on more typical fight scenes and I wasn't wondering what would happen anymore. That said, Taweret is delightful, and I liked how Stephen's and Marc's relationship developed.

Now that I think about it, it's such a unique relationship that I've never really seen before in media. It's not really friendship, and it's not really one character's relationship with himself. But Stephen and Marc forgiving each other is sort of like forgiving themselves, and caring about each other is sort of like caring about themselves. But different at the same time. Marc could have selfishly stayed in the field of reeds and left Stephen behind, and going back for him was selfless - literally he was risking harm to himself as an entity for the sake of a different, separate entity. But it's not like a friendship with a separate being with a separate body. IDK it's interesting to think about.

So yeah, I definitely enjoyed that aspect of the last few episodes, but did feel they dragged a little more than earlier episodes.

I’ve noticed multiple people talking about Our Flag Means Death, and hiding it behind a content warning that says “gay pirate show” and not the title of the show. I assume this is because they don’t want it hidden from people who blacklist the word “death”? But it’s confusing because there are multiple gay pirate shows lol. (Black Sails being the other one I can think of.)

Very vague spoilers for podcast Second Star to the Left 

Omg I wasn’t expecting this podcast to get so sad/distressing 😢 That was intense!

Hm, I just got an email that D&D Beyond is being bought by Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast, who will then own my data, and that I can delete my account before then. I’m not worried or anything, but I’m not using the account anymore anyway, so I might go ahead and delete just on the premise that fewer companies owning my info is better. Hmm

Moon Knight spoilers Apr 27, discussion of DID/mental health stuff 

I've been enjoying Moon Knight, but I've also wondered how good its representation is of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Specifically, I wonder how people who have DID have responded to the show.

I did some googling, and I didn't find the answer, but I did find this interesting article from the Verge. theverge.com/2022/4/27/2303116

The writer interviewed some experts and concludes that Moon Knight's depiction of DID is pretty good, and it's great that it's a sympathetic depiction (the person with DID isn't a villain for once, omg) but one of the people interviewed thinks depicting DID in fiction at all is a bad idea, because it romanticizes it. It could lead people to think they have DID when they don't, which makes psychiatrists' jobs harder.

I don't know how I feel about that exactly. I'm coming at this from the perspective of a genderqueer person who didn't even know until I was an adult that it was possible to be neither male nor female. I didn't have words for my own experience. And I imagine the same can be true for certain mental health conditions.

Maybe that's not a good comparison, idk. Like, there's not really any harm in thinking you might be gender queer when you're not. You can try different pronouns or clothes and then change your mind later. I don't know if there's harm in thinking you have DID when you don't.

Anyway, it's interesting, and I'm at least glad to see depictions of mental health stuff like this improving over time!

I just joined a new instance! I'm Jamie, they/them. I'm a musician and a voice actor. Things I like at the moment include:

- Our Flag Means Death
- Severance
- crocheting
- Lego
- bullet journaling and junk journaling
- Taskmaster
- Moon Knight
- Second Star on the Left (podcast)
- learning Japanese
- cats
- Good Omens

I'm enjoying learning how Mastodon works!

I can also be found at @Mustbetuesday@treehouse.systems

Fandom.Garden

Fandom Garden is a queer instance where you are free to gush about the content you like, whether it's related to books, comics, TV shows, movies or music. Come and find fellow fans to share your passion with! Our main instance language is English. This is an LGBT+, anti-racist, anti-ableist space.