History fan, bit of an obsession with Celts, Mongols, Vikings and dinosaurs. I love video games and RPG. Also love metal, especially Folk. Hmm, that's about it, I guess.
Penzima, from Encanta (via mermaidcunt)
I hope all the people reblogging this are actually taking the time to understand the full context of this quote and showing some interest in my work as a playwright. At least show some care about what it means for this character to say those words to the character she says it to, and what it means in the broader context of representation for LGBTQ people of color in theatre.
Because the fact that this post as 23K+ notes and maybe 10 people tops have even the smallest clue about what Encanta is or what it’s about is distressing, to say the least.
Hey so what Eshusplayground is saying is actually super important here. The play was written specifically for LGBTQ people of colour, in response to the kind of treatment that certain characters were getting in the media (women of colour characters who coded as queer for the audience) and how the audience was treated. And the fact is that it means something personally to the author, who put a lot of work and intense feelings into creating something that was needed - it kind of feels like appropriation in a way, when the context is totally stripped like that? And it’s not like quoting some movie where you have easy access to the context and people writing scores of essays about the quotes and when the author already has a lot of support and has been paid for their work.
If you take a look at Eshusplayground’s encanta meta tag, you can see a lot of people responding to what the play meant to them. It touched a lot of people, including me, in a lot of ways - knowing that Eshusplayground had specifically designed it so that the entire cast were (Afro)-Latin@s, that a trans or nonbinary person could play any of the characters and the characters were designed that way (and hey, at least one person even had specific feelings about Katrina being trans) - all of this factored into making the play really cool and enjoyable. The fact that it was a sexy, cute, sometimes-super-cheesy love story combined specifically with the above.
So yeah, the quote means a lot more than just what you see because it’s gotta be combined with the context of the play and the understanding of the author’s perspective, and to know anything less really doesn’t do it justice and really isn’t that fair.
How was life for common people in Norway during the period 400–1050 AD? Can we learn more? Yes, according to Elise Naumann, research scholar in archaeology.
By using isotope analysis to examine ancient skeletons, she has made several remarkable discoveries. Research results from the analysis of skeletons found at Flakstad in Lofoten have been published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.
The material includes skeletons from a total of ten individuals, found at Flakstad. At least three of these, which were found in double and triple graves, are headless. The isotope analyses, combined with analyses of ancient DNA, provide grounds to hypothesize that the headless skeletons were slaves who were decapitated before being buried along with their masters. Read more.