the worst part about christmas is having to react to presents in front of everyone
I have a headcanon that Clark and Diana and the other Justice Leaguers do this a lot. Especially when Halloween approaches. And when they’re right behind Batman and he’s talking about serious stuff.
IF YOU EVER WANT TO GET ME SOMETHING GET ME A MIX CD OF SONGS THAT YOU LOVE CAUSE SERIOUSLY I WILL LISTEN TO THOSE SONGS AND THEY WILL REMIND ME OF YOU FROM THEN ON AND LIKE SERIOUSLY WHAT IS A BETTER PRESENT THAN A MIX CD THAT’S RIGHT NOTHING
TODAY ON, “I DIDN’T REALIZE I WAS INTO THAT.”
I love them as a people.
"Well, when I was nine years old, Star Trek came on, I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, 'Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there's a black lady on television and she ain't no maid!' I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.”
— Whoopi Goldberg
As silly as this sounds, I think this is partly why the TekWar TV series means as much as it does to me. I mean, besides that one of the actors was the father of a childhood friend (when I found out I freaked… and he was apparently a CFL player before, and that’s how he’s normally famous, but I was all like OMG YOU WERE ON TEKWAR), and that it was so shamelessly shot in Toronto, and that I generally liked it okay? But, a young Lexa Doig (Andromeda, Stargate SG-1) was a recurring character on the show as “Cow Girl”, and she was a hacker pilot (you piloted a “rig” to hack stuff in TekWar, so she was piloting a VR thing while hacking) and I thought she was the COOLEST CHARACTER EVER.
Like, I always identified with the scientific/smart characters on shows because I liked science (daughter of a scientist, was taught all sorts of science stuff as a kid >_>), and often felt left out of all the kids because of it, but usually these characters were always men (with the exception of Gadget, who I also loved), but here was this awesome Asian woman who was a hacker, and all the dudes relied on her to find them information, and it was just awesome. o: And she had a really cool attitude, and a southern drawl (because her name was “Cowgirl”) rather than a stereotypical over-the-top Asian accent that normally TV shows would stick Asian characters. Also, she wasn’t this precious exotic thing for anybody to “win”. There was no romance or objectification of her (she was pretty, but the camera wasn’t lingering) and she was also determined to get the job done, and when she gets her synapses fried, she just gets back in the rig.
So yeah… I was thinking about if I ever had a moment like that, and I’ve been re-watching TekWar recently, and I realized, I did, and it is pretty awesome when it happens. :) And it is so awesome that Uhura inspired so many black girls the same way. :)