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Charisma Carpenter talks about getting fired from Angel. Thank you for sending me this link!

This is the interview I’ve been talking about for a while.  Everyone should watch this.

Will I always reblog this?  Of course I will always reblog this.  Will I ever get over how in a single horrible, unforgivable decision Joss ruined AtS, fandom perception of Cordelia Chase, Angel/Cordelia, and pretty much all of his credibility as a feminist?  Nope.  Poor CC.  :(  Every time I hear about this my heart breaks for this woman a little bit more. 

But she and Julie Benz are the best BFF ever.  They should do adorable chick flicks together.  I would totally watch that shit.

Must watch!  Charisma tells the truth of what really happened behind the scenes at AtS, her pregnancy, her strained relationship with Joss and how she was asked to come back for the 100th episode.  I’ve known for awhile, but I know some of you may not have known what happened.

Reblogging in case anyone is still under the illusion that a) Charisma Carpenter was fired for anything other than GETTING PREGNANT and b) that Joss Whedon was ever a real, actual feminist or even a friend to women. 

Seriously, though. I wish fans and people who want to defend Whedon would listen to her talk about that she was on both shows for a combined total of eight years. Charisma was 26/27 when BTVS started out. So by the time she got pregnant with her son, she was about 31/32. 

I mean, what’s she supposed to do? Keep waiting to have a baby and live her life until the show finally runs out of steam? What if it goes for another five years? 

Also, can we please keep in mind what actually happened here: this supposedly feminist man decided to damage the career of a woman who worked for him because she made a personal choice with her own body (ie - to have a baby) because that choice didn’t line up with what he wanted her to do in order to embody his vision of a female character. And not only did he do that, but he treated her like crap and even went back on his stated promises to her. 

All because it amounted to a woman not doing what he wanted so he could have the female character on his show be just the way he wanted.

In what world does that guy get called feminist? Oh yeah, this one. 

I just feel so bad for Charisma Carpenter. I do. Because she can never tell this story straight out. She has to be really, carefully diplomatic about it and make sure to say that everything’s fine now and she’s cool and Joss is still a great guy. There’s probably way more she’ll never tell or at least not for a long time to come. Because she still can’t afford to piss Joss Whedon off. 

Because this feminist guy will, in response to a woman doing something he doesn’t like, use his power to damage her career. 

So let’s just think about that, yeah?

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Official Trailer (by Marvel AgentsofShield)

I am imagining this as a real physical fight. In an ice cream factory. On a really hot day. 

"Science fiction is built on some incredible failures. These days, we take for granted that science fiction’s ideas and imagery dominate pop culture and define our collective reality — but many of science fiction’s most important works were originally counted as flops. Science fiction wouldn’t have most of its coolest riffs without these classics that went under the radar at the time.

"Here are 20 awesome science fiction failures, that totally made the universe worth living in…"

Willow, by David Mack.

"She never becomes a victim or a lesser member of the team. Her pain and exhaustion after a CG Marvel battles triggers our empathy, and centers us. And while all this superhero battling may look fun, without superhero augmentation, it must be terrifying. Johansson offers a true career-best turn here, easily negotiating splinter-thin spaces separating old pains and a chilly professionalism that hides we’re not sure what—regret? Denial? Lingering rage over the childhood abuse that turned her into Black Widow? It’s all hinted at as the actor works Whedon’s many shades of dark grey beautifully. In short, and despite all the Wagnerian bam-boom-pow, Whedon and his star never lose sight of the fact that Natasha is profoundly vulnerable, with nothing but smarts, heart and a .45 for protection."

"This poster was commissioned by Mondo Tees and Lionsgate to celebrate the release of Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s horror genre bender, The Cabin in the Woods. What seems like a straight-forward kids-go-to-cabin film, it is actually much more hence the M. C. Escher-like quality of the concept.”

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"If I could go back in time and tell the, like, 11-year old me, like, one day, not only do you go to comic-con, you go to comic-con every year, so much so that, like, you get greeted by Stan Lee when you show up. You know, and the 11-year old me would be, like, “How did we get so fat?" - Kevin Smith.

Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope - Official Trailer [HD] (by ComicConDoc)

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing.

The Avengers - full-width painted poster. (Via Bleeding Cool.)

"The Doctor will see you now! Sing-Along with Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer as they battle soaring melodies and playful choruses in their brand new debut album. You’ll be sick with joy over catchy songs such as "Wonderflonium" and "Crazy Random Happenstance". With guest appearances from The Thoroughbred of Sin and the lovely Penny, everyone’s a hero when they Sing-Along with Dr. Horrible!"

Mr. Fillion,

First, I have to say that I admire your work. I’ve read many of your interviews and have come to respect you not only as a truly fine actor, but as an uncommonly intelligent human being.

But let’s get straight to the heart of the matter. It has come to my attention that in a recent interview, you said the following: “If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet.”

This struck a particular chord with me. As only a few months ago, I said very nearly the same thing. “If I ever get Stephen King famous,” I said, “I’ll buy the rights to Firefly and give it to Joss Whedon as a birthday present.”

Here’s the deal. My second book is about to come out. My publisher tells me there’s a decent chance of us selling a truly ridiculous number of copies. If this happens, I will have more money than I’ll know what to do with.

Except that’s not exactly true. I know exactly what I’d like to do with that money. I’d like to help you buy the rights to Firefly back from Fox.

I’m only a fledgling author. But by a strange twist of fate, I happen to be a fledgling author who is also an international bestseller.

Left to my own devices, I will probably spend my royalty money on useless bullshit. I will buy rare books and narwhal horns. If the book sells extremely well, I expect I’ll probably do something like buy an abandoned missile silo and convert it into my secret underground lair.

Clearly, this way lies madness.

Here is my thought. Alone, all we can do is dream wistful dreams of Firefly’s return. Together, we are a team. We can gather others to our cause. With 20 or 30 of the right people, we could pool our resources and make this shit happen.

You know where to find me.

Sincerely,

Patrick Rothfuss

What the FUCK? :oO