charles doesn’t actually need to put his fingers to his head for his powers he’s just constantly rubbing his temples because erik gives him a fucking headache
emilia’s speech in 4.3 of othello is so important it’s this beautiful piece of very early feminist discourse and it’s one of emilia’s two big money moments (the other being her final confrontation with iago) and I was just watching the trevor nunn version of othello (with ian mckellan as iago) and zoe wanamaker is such a great emilia and watching that made me realise what an important moment this speech is for emilia
she’s not making a speech per se - she’s not obama, she hasn’t got her cue cards and she’s not setting up to give desdemona an Inspiring Feminist Talk. emilia is a put-upon, abused, cynical, world-weary army wife whose husband simply doesn’t love her, but she’s devoted to him and she thinks that maybe if she does what he asks - betrays her (only?) friend by stealing her handkerchief - he’ll love her again, or at least he won’t flinch away when she kisses him. but this moment, this speech, is her finally coming to terms with the fact that men aren’t perfect, that men like her husband are hypocritical assholes who behave one way and strike their wives for doing the same. she finally realises that whatever iago does isn’t her fault, and that she has just as much right to do as she pleases as he does. and as she says these lines about women having all the same wants and needs as men she is setting up her final break from iago in act 5 when she finally is able to disobey him and say ‘no, I’m right and you’re wrong and I have the power to stand up and say that regardless of how you threaten me’
as a whole this performance is a shambles but I’m really happy with my own personal work and the character I’ve created and at the end of the day that’s what matters
i need feminism because when jesus does a magic trick it’s a goddamn miracle but when a woman does a magic trick she gets burned at the stake
i mean they did also kill jesus. that was a pretty significant thing that happened. like i understand where you’re coming from here but they very much did kill jesus.
one time i was laughing with my sister and i said haha hokey pokey is kinda like sex. in out in out shake it all about. and she just looked at me dead in the eyes and ‘you put your right leg in’