I read an article over the article this weekend that Captain Kirk is now being seen as bi-sexual, which, honestly I don’t care that much about. But cool for that character. However, William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk said that it’s simply not true.
I get why people would want the actor who “made” that character too agree with them. Here’s the thing though, they’re an actor playing a part. It’s the problem I had with Dumbledore (from HP) Dumbledore became “gay” after a popular fan theory. There was actually no indication that Dumbledore was gay. Then in FB, there was apparently two lines that confirmed he was gay. That was it.
What Rowling did, was what is called “performative ally-ship”. Dumbledore can be gay if you want him to be gay. That’s what’s called imagination. It’s also fine if Dumbledore is not gay. It’s fine if Dumbledore is gay, straight, trans, of colour, religious, atheist. Just don’t make him gay, straight, trans, of colour, religious, atheist, to make a buck.
It’s it also fine that Shatner doesn’t want Capt Kirk to be bi. Capt Kirk can be bi-sexual for you though.
Do you all see where I’m getting at?
If Chris Pine wants to play a more bi-sexual Kirk, that is also fine. I have no idea about Pine’s views on Kirk. But again, Kirk is a fictional character.
You know I used this meme a lot over the weekend and it occurred to me after a while. This face/photo was taken with him KNOWING what was coming? He KNEW that he was going to be asked questions about the assault. Still this is how he choose to be? Can you even begin to imagine how it would have been if Hillary or Dr Ford choose to react like this?
I unfortunately nearly had a panic attack a couple of nights ago. I was able to calm my thoughts and I fell asleep without any problems. When I woke up in the morning, although I was so upset that it had happened. I was proud of myself that I was able to calm my mind., without needing any drugs.That, I held onto all day.
Now, the reason I have put this together with the Australian Reading Hour is because I think that reading (especially our favourite novels) can help us to think and imagine. Imagine and think what we would like ourselves to be. It almost “perfect” that these two go together SO well on the same day.
What kind of fantasy book group would you like to participate in?
Professor Gilderoy Lockhart:
Can you imagine a group of students, Hermione, Cho Chang…Talking about the latest Professor Gidlerory Lockharts book. Part fan-girling, part Hermione disputing it all.
SATC (Sex and the City):
I can mainly imagine this as they do in the tv series. In that they mainly getting together once a week with some take away, a glass of wine, gossiping about the latest edition of a favourite magazine. I can also see Charlotte being apart of a different book group that is separate from the girls.
Can you think of any, especially one you would love to be apart of!?
I can completely understand how the writer has this point of view. It’s like the way that I feel with JRR Tolkien and his son writing books, and trying to continue the series. JRR Tolkien’s son books just do not have the same appeal too me as the ones that Tolkien wrote himself.
For me more personally as well I don’t like when she randomly comes out with “Oh no, the character is this, or the this character is that” Then the Potterheads gets on anyone’s case who doesn’t think of a character like that. That’s the thing that’s supposed to be about books and people’s imaginations, it’s all a very personal thing. I do respect that Rowling will speak out on important matters.