...till May at the last count. Aaaarghh!Snowflake Shona wrote:it depends on how it is played out. I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.
Thanks for the heads up, Steph. And yes, I read those scenes with Pam and found them distasteful--particularly the scene where she's speaking defensively about her weight, yet at the same time eating from a bowl of candy on the table. Now, if that's not a stereotype, I don't know what is.ThyneAlone wrote:More sides now available. Sherry, Rebecca, you're gonna hate this one, there's actually an obsessive stalker character in it called 'Fat Pam' and much is made of her obesity and crush on Booth. Hilarious. Not. Nice to see one with creativity and performance in it, but really, what with Birimbau beng a Perfect Specimen, lots and lots of repellent obese people and even Bren being called a 'toothpick', aren't we making a bit much of appearance and stereotypes? come back subtlety, please!
ThyneAlone wrote:Yeah, I knew it was a subject close to your heart!
Prior to these sides I was also annoyed by the unnecessary comments about the Breathless Woman in 'Mummy In The Maze'. She was such a peripheral character that it was entirely mischievous to use her in a negative way. She was breathless because she was scared and Brennan had no call to remark on her appearance.
That is clever! Very cool, Callie. Hat's off to you.By the way, talking of deities, I note that Callieach is the name of a Celtic 'Bone Goddess'. Now that is very clever.
1. Heh. I meant 'almighty deities,' actually. And... well... a friend pointed out the irony of a atheist-with-paganistic qualities saying something like 'For the love of God,' so I changed my ways.ThyneAlone wrote:
Callie, did you mean to put 'almighty dieties' or did you intend 'almighty deities'? If the former - kudos, that's very clever. If the latter - something Freudian creeping in there!
By the way, talking of deities, I note that Callieach is the name of a Celtic 'Bone Goddess'. Now that is very clever.
Ohhh, Callie, I have not even begun to rant on that topic! LOL. I could say so much more... but I'll leave that for another time, perhaps on my LiveJournal when I'm ready, so as not to go completely off-topic in this thread.Callieach wrote:First off all, kudos to Sinkwriter72 for her little rant up there. You have no idea how thrilled I am to be in the e-company of people who also feel strongly about the subject of a "perfect woman". Excelent role models, the lot of you are.
It simply boggles my mind that as well as the show has done in hiring actors with disabilities and their sensitivity on the issues around that, you'd think they'd be equally balanced in representing heavy people. Granted, there have been two weightier women in positions of positive influence -- out of 3+ seasons of the show (oh, how worthy of praise ) -- but in anywhere but Hollywood those actors would not have been considered 'fat.'Sinkwriter72 wrote: P.S. Until I started watching tonight, I didn't realize this was the 'Fat Pam' episode we'd previously discussed in one of the spoiler threads. I was mentally unprepared for that, so I may have some bristling comments about this show's repeated issue with weight. We'll see.
"Oh Mandy ... you came and you gave without taking. But I sent you away, Oh Mandy..." LOL. Too funny. I actually now own the first two seasons of Angel, and I think for some reason I am appreciating it much more this second time 'round! Lorne is awesome, and he could definitely belt a tune. So could Lawyer Lindsay ... maybe they should have made guest appearances!Sinkwriter72 wrote:Side note: did anyone wonder when Lorne was going to come in and start singing "Lady Marmalade"? Or if David would sing Barry Manilow tunes? (You have to be an Angel fan to know what I mean. *GRIN* Makes me want to watch my DVDs. It's been a while, because I've been so focused on David as Booth these days. It's impressive that he's managed to make me see him as someone other than Angel or Angelus. I like that. Kudos, Boreanaz! Hee.)
Oh Mandy! hahahaha I started watching Angel a few weeks ago and I'm entering into s2...I know, I'm a little bit slow with the process but that's because I'm also watching some others shows at the time. I'm waiting to see that scene! I saw it on YouTube but it's not the same as in the whole episode, but I already been through his ... 'dance' ? that was funny too.KimberHodgela wrote: "Oh Mandy ... you came and you gave without taking. But I sent you away, Oh Mandy..." LOL. Too funny. I actually now own the first two seasons of Angel, and I think for some reason I am appreciating it much more this second time 'round! Lorne is awesome, and he could definitely belt a tune. So could Lawyer Lindsay ... maybe they should have made guest appearances!