#nature’s servant and vessel; nature’weapon; nature’s chosen (whether she wants to be or not) #ugh but look at her #she’s so beautiful and terrifying; transcendent and sublime #the problem with bonnie isn’t that she’s poorly-written or that she’s a magical fix-it #it’s that she’s too big for this narrative. literally. #they don’t know how to deal with her; how to fit her into their narrow frame #like what are you going to do with a character who is the physical embodiment #of the most powerful force in your universe? #witches are the closest this show gets to the mythic and the divine #and it’s awesome. but it’s also - unfortunately - not the premise of the show. #so. #even if there are ways they need to improve their storytelling with her? #(how do we count) #it may never reach its fullest potential. #but it’s cool. #i will keep stanning this marvelous creature #morally-grey; power-driven; compulsive fixer and doer; self-hating; obsessively loyal witch goddess of my heart. #one day she’ll burn mystic falls to a charred stump; walk away from it and never look back. #bonnie bennett (9) #a little obsessed with how this gif set underscores an interesting progression #the first: that’s mostly emily. bonnie’s in there somewhere. #but that power and determination and century-old resolve is all emily (i won’t let you do it). #the next two are bonnie as a vessel for hundreds of witches #she’s made a conscious choice to be this vessel; to weaponise herself to fulfill a mission #she’s willingly taken on their pain and it’s their grief and blood that empowers her. #the last though? #bonnie on the cusp of something else entirely #it’s scary; it’s dangerous and it’s almost entirely her #not as a vessel but as a subject literally harnessing power (dark-light-everything in between)
Terry Wogan: But there must have been people who showed you affection and love in your life. Is it that you can’t accept it?
Eartha Kitt: The public and my daughter, yes. The public—if it wasn’t for the public—
Terry Wogan: [repeats twice] Never a man?
Eartha Kitt: A man? [emotional pause] A man has always wanted to lay me down, but he never wanted to pick me up. And the men that did have real love and affection for me were the ones that never touched me. Orson Welles… [mention of another name] And they were a couple of real love, strong love that men have had for me… But then the mothers step in. And I think very often the mothers, particularly with boys who come from extremely wealthy families and they are the only son, they would rather them marry trash than marry… [long pause] Someone of color. No matter how wonderful that person of color may be.*
*(She mentions three other men, but i was unable to find information about them.)
Earth Kitt talks about her early life on the Terry Wogan show, 1989. [x]
olivier mira armstrong exudes such strength, femininity, sexuality, and relentless determination that it’s pretty much impossible to dislike her
- Praying for a day when police officers and wanna-be vigilantes will stop killing innocent POCs in cold-blood.
- Praying for a day when the media will stop intentionally misinforming the public in favor of painting people who assault and murder innocent POCs in a positive light.
- Praying for a day when “innocent until proven guilty” will actually apply to people that aren’t white.
- Praying for a day when black men will not be labeled as “thugs” or “gang bangers” simply because of their blackness; praying for a day when black women will not be labeled as “aggressive” and “incoherent” simply because of their blackness.
- Praying for a day when I won’t have to fear for the safety of my nephews when they reach that point in their lives where they are considered a danger to society simply for being black and existing.
- Praying for a day when white people will stop treating people who are not white like shit.
- Praying for a day when white people will stop acting like pointing out racism is an act of anti-white aggression and as an attempt to “incite a race riot on a subject that is otherwise irrelevant simply because we live in a post-racial society”.
- Praying for a day when I will NOT fear for my safety, my sanity, and my sense of well-being.
- Praying for a day when being non-white doesn’t automatically make you society’s pariah and scapegoat.