Daily Archives: October 2, 2020

Cry Me a River: You Know Who Has Covid-19

Since last spring, we have been told how dangerous Covid-19 is. We were also told by you know who that it was both a hoax and not as bad as it seemed.

This morning it was announced that both he and the First Lady have contracted the virus.

I’m not normally one to cheer when someone else has been stricken with this horrible disease. But, given his rhetoric and lies, I can’t help but feel that karma has given him when he deserves.

That being said, I wish them both a speedy recovery and hopefully, come January, an easy move from Washington D.C.

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Flashback Friday-Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001)

In our world, when we think of princesses, we think of a certain type of character. She is a dainty, angelic young woman, usually a damsel in distress who is waiting for her beloved to rescue her. She has no agency, does not have much of a character arc, and walks off into the sunset in some version of happily ever after.

In 1995, Xena: Warrior Princess premiered and destroyed the stereotypes. An off-shoot of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena (Lucy Lawless) is a warrior princess with a less than clean past. Seeing the need to redeem herself, she fights against evil with the help of Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor).

Back then, this show was revolutionary. As a female character, Xena (and Gabrielle by extension), broke the mold. She was everything the classic princesses were not. There was also an element of romance between the main characters, opening the door for LGBTQ characters and viewers.

Do I recommend it? Yes.

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