Let me tell you what it has been like recapping this show since the beginning: Every week, year after year, hundreds of emails from people saying how Emily Fields and Maya St. Germain and Paige McCullers have been the “Once upon a time” they told themselves in the dark. Emily stepping out of the closet with the grace of a poem and never looking back. Maya refusing to conform or apologize for living outside society’s expectations at all times always. Paige recognizing her brokenness and making herself whole. Stacks and stacks of emails from people explaining how they siphoned off the courage of those three characters and cleared their throats and dropped their tails and stood up straight and spoke into the darkness.
A generation of young gay women saying “Once upon a time” into their own personal dungeons and telling and telling and telling themselves the stories of Emily and Maya and Paige.
Could Alison be one of those stories one day? Absolutely. But for me, right now, she’s not. She’s one of my favorite TV characters. She’s played by a ridiculously talented actor. But telling me to shut my “pro-Paily” mouth and stop rooting for two characters who symbolize the triumph of the It Gets Better generation, two characters who stood sentinel as DOMA was overturned and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was reversed down and 19 states struck down their same-sex marriage bans is just kind of silly.
Heather Hogan (aka- the person who always puts my feelings into words that i feel so so so strongly about)myladyshawster)
I’m going on vacation to Hungary for 3 weeks today. So if you’re wondering why I’m not posting for 3 weeks it’s because of that. See you all when I get back!
the amount of gay in this photo is overwhelming. i can barely process it.
Manueluv and I are convinced Agent K is Coulson’s father. Hell, MIB is even owned by Marvel.
Welp. Never gonna unsee this.
HEADCANON ACCEPTED SO FAST I THINK I BROKE SOMETHING
Guys - who do you think told Phil all those stories about Cap?
THIS POST IS OVER 2 YEARS OLD AND IT JUST. GOT. BETTER.