neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Tuesday so far

I chatted online with WhiteSheepCBD until midnight.  I should have turned the computer off at 11:00 p.m. as I'm supposed to, but I enjoy chatting with her.  I went to bed at 2:00 a.m., and I don't think it took me long to get to sleep.  I got up a little before 10:00 a.m.  I would have gone to the Aquafit class, but I woke up very congested.  I used my inhaler, and then I didn't feel so short of breath.

I did laundry.  We brought my winter clothes, comforter, and afghans in from the shed, and I've been washing them all to get the musty smell off them.

I arranged with A. to talk with him tomorrow.  He said he was about to send out a search party when he didn't hear from me on Sunday.  I said I'd been chatting with someone online (the usual suspect now, WhiteSheepCBD).  He said he thought I might have been at my brother's house.  Maybe we'll go there this coming weekend, I don't know.  A. said he thought I might have needed a break from his stories.  I said I enjoyed his stories.  He said he had a couple of stories about going out to the club.

I texted K. to see if she was awake.  I'll give her a call.

A couple of hours later: I gave K. a call and left a message.

I chatted with Riah for a while.  Some was about representation in media.  Among other things, I was talking about representation on TV for disabled characters.  The GLAAD media report, if I am remembering it right, said that for 2012-2013, there were four primetime network scripted television regular characters with disabilities.  One was Artie.  There were nine for 2013-2014, but I think a couple of those shows got canceled quickly.  I think it was for 2013-2014 that there were fourteen regular characters who were mixed race.  Santana was one of two regular LGBT Latino/a characters on prime time scripted network TV.  I believe Unique was the only regular transgendered character.  Glee has a lot of representation for a wide variety of minorities.

I was talking about "The Musketeers," too, how racists were complaining that there weren't any people with African ancestry in Europe in the 1600s.  Never mind that it's historical fiction.  There most certainly were.  I think I have posted here how Milady de Winter had a "little black boy" as one of her servants, so there was in fact a black person in The Three Musketeers.  I read a recent translation of The Three Musketeers, and in the translator's introduction, he said that Alexandre Dumas had probably based Porthos on his father the general. General Alex Dumas was born in Saint Domingue (later Haiti), the son of a slave and a French nobleman.  The show made Porthos biracial in an homage to the author.

D'Artagnan is described as having a "brown" face.  He's from Gascony, which is an area name -- according to the Internet -- related to "Basque."  Gascony is not far from the Spanish border.  It makes sense that D'Artagnan would look more southern European.  The actor's parents are from southern Italy, again according to the Internet.  So D'Artagnan was never meant to be fair-skinned.  Captain Treville, the real life one, was from Gascony as well, as he is in the book.

Later: Rainjoy updated, a good long chapter.  I texted with WhiteSheepCBD for a while.

I linked to Tumblr posts about Professor X and disability.  Apparently a lot of that was about pairing Professor X and Magneto.  I read the comic books for years.  That's not my cup of tea.  However, I really can't talk, because I read tons of slash.  But people are claiming that Professor X is abled in a lot of those fics.  The comic book did it too, right at the end of the Brood saga.  I'll have to look and see when that clone body became paralyzed again, or if it was a change in timelines.  Anyway, it's still representation of a sort, or lack thereof.
Tags: bbc tv, books, comic books, family, friends, movies, rambling, reading, tv

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