"Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog" is a very unique case that’s unlike other the shows in Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue, which explores the odds of fan-favorite shows returning.
For starters, Dr. Horrible was not a TV show (though its 42-minute length is nearly the same as one episode of broadcast television). For secondsies, “Dr. Horrible” wasn’t canceled — it was created as a stand-alone story. In fact, the story’s ending is satisfying and fitting, unlike the frustrating conclusions of many axed shows on our list (like “Firefly”). Thirdly, there’s no huge impediment to actually doing a sequel — the actors are willing, and nobody has to convince a major media company to bankroll millions into the project.
(IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF THE DAY)
2005’s Serenity brought the story of Joss Whedon’s Firefly to an end — kind of. Following up on a number of teases, Dark Horse Comics has confirmed that it will be launching a new Serenity comic that takes place following the movie, with art by Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Georges Jeanty.
Joss Whedon quoting Junot Diaz (“If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.”) makes me see red with anger. How clueless and full of yourself do you have to be to say that and not see that YOU DO THE SAME EXACT THING?
Here is a man talking about how women at 51% of the population yet he continuously colonizes and erases Latinos from his work set in counties in CA with Latinos approaching majority population numbers. He erases Asians COMPLETELY in Firefly and instead uses their language and culture to the benefit of white folks. He casts white folks for asian characters. Stop White Washing has an article on how Whedon white washed Maria Hill (I did a google search that puts her ethnicity as undetermined but not white).
And let’s not even start on LGBT representation. Sure Willow/Tara was great but in Whedon’s world, the only queers are lesbians. Gay men are used as props and jokes. Buffy’s potential bisexuality seemed almost a prop to sell comics and titillate a male audience. Speaking of comics, pick up his writing on Runaways for some really messed up transmisogyny.
He needs to quit patting himself on the back because he put TWO of the hundreds of female Marvel chars in The Avengers. Yeah, he is great at advancing the cause of white women (and even then his rape fetish is disturbing). But what about the rest of the world, the majority of the world, he is making into monsters?
Y’all. This is totally something to think about. Enjoying someone’s work but knowing that there are problematic elements and being critical of them is important. No one is immune to fair criticism.
Final project for Typography. A sampling of song lyrics from Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog.
Jed Whedon explaining the makings of ‘Doctor Horrible’s Sing Along Blog’
For every 50 notes this gets, I’ll make a video of me singing a song from Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. I’ll even dress up and stuff.
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Jenny Calender (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Kendra Young (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Tara Maclay (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Joyce Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Jonothan Levinson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Allen Francis Doyle (Angel)
Cordelia Chase (Angel)
Winifred “Fred” Burkle (Angel)
Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Angel)
Penny (Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog)
Hoban “Wash” Washburne (Serenity)
Just to name a few…
i speak fluently in sarcasm
Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog in full.
you’re welcome, y’all.
I’m just going to reblog this rn for the people who need something to watch while they procrastinate~
hope everyone’s finals week has been bearable! :x
So many happies!