Changes to the Into the Woods movie according to IMDb
The only songs I’m really disappointed about them omitting are Maybe They’re Magic and No More, but I’ve known about them omitting No More for a while now, so the blow has kind of softened on that one.
Things I didn’t know about OB when I was watching
Kira isn’t technically fully human.
Katja and Helena were played by TMas, like really I was so weird about it.
Mrs. Siobhan and Felix probably are Sarah’s monitor.
Allison is an alcoholic.
Felix was a prostitute.
I think Kira is fully human, but she definitely seems to have intuition bordering on psychic ability.
I really really really do not want Felix to be a monitor, because I love him, and if he is a monitor that changes everything.
This is my opinion on the Orphan Black clones form season 1. Just opinion, so please, no bashing.
Sarah: I like her. She has made some bad decisions, but she seems to be learning. Although, and I’m new to the fandom, so I’m not sure if I’m in the minority on this, I don’t like her relationship with Paul. It feels wrong, and I hate their :Let’s have sex every time we’re in the same room” thing.
Helena: When I first started watching, I didn’t understand how so many people could sympathize with her. Then I found that it was impossible not to, and this is coming from someone who was beyond tired of the “sad childhood makes a villain” storylines.
Alison: At one point I thought she might become my favorite clone. She was funny, and just wanted a normal life. Then the storyline with her neighbor happened. The lady was insanely annoying and nosy, but sleeping with her husband and then letting the garbage disposal kill her is just going over the line.
Cosima: I like her, but I feel like she is the clone that we know the least about. Like, we don’t know much about her background, and I feel like her personality is more low-key than the other clones.
I can basically only repeat the tags.
I haven’t watched this show in a long while, but I used to feel like I was the only one who wanted these two together. Are they together now?
INTO THE WOODS
When the bakers’ wife kisses the prince - why don’t we hate her?
I mean we love the baker!
To me, there could be multiple reasons for this.
For one, I don’t think everybody loves the baker. I mean, I like him, but he could definitely be controlling and bossy.
For another, the baker’s wife is a likeable character. She resisted the prince as much as she could. Admittedly, this wasn’t very much resistance, because the girl had a thing for princes.
Mostly though, I think it is because of the way it was played. It was played as comedic. As an audience member, we know that this is just a moment. There is never any pretense that this will become a relationship, or even a full-blown affair. Even the baker’s wife’s final song before she dies shows you that this was something she had to get out of her system.
Now, this does not mean that it is okay that she cheated on her husband. It just means that there can be a difference between someone who does something bad, and someone who is a bad person. This is just one of the complex parts of human nature that the play addresses, and I think that most of us in the audience know that the baker’s wife is not a bad person.
So lately I’ve been noticing how certain fandoms are always posting things such as, “like of you’ve been in this fandom since *whatever time/era* let’s see who the real fans are!” First of all, what gives you the right to determine whether they’re a fan or not? Secondly, just because they…
I always have this little celebration actually when grojband gets new fans. Like when there’s a new baby in the family c:
Right? I have been on both sides of the fandom. I have been a late comer, and I have been one of the first ones to discover something. While I can feel a sense of pride at being one of the first fans, I definitely welcome newcomers to any fandom I am in, and don’t consider them less of a fan.
Also, while I definitely feel people who only see the movie and don’t read the book are missing something, I understand that some people are not readers, or just don’t live near a library, and can’t afford to buy every book out there.
I am in the midst of catching up on Orphan Black (I’m on episode 5), and I couldn’t help thinking how much Helena reminds me of a grownup Ghost (the character Tatiana played in Ginger Snaps: unleashed.)
Then I saw this picture (the one in the top left), where Ghost was dressed in a way that I think is similar to the way that Alison dresses, except the vest seems to be made of a fur that is pretty much the same color as the fur on Katja’s jacket.
I still say Ghost is more like a young Helena, but I thought the other points were interesting too.