Q:I noticed you said to lily how you don't get the south of nowhere vibes. I just wanted to comment that the plot isn't where I'm feeling it, but i think the idea of a show where the main plot is about a relationship with best friends who maybe become more. And the preview for the 3some w the trenchcoats lol. Idk I didn't watch skins but nothing on TV w lgbt themes in hs have made me feel this way since south so maybe that's it
Oh, yeah, okay. I can see your point on that—in the fact that Faking It and South are both primarily focused on two girls and their relationship journey (which is something we rarely get on TV!).
Q:Some interesting thoughts on faking it! I'm definitely going to watch a few episodes before I start to form an opinion. The one thing I wanted to discuss, or ask your opinion on was, my take from that clip of them kissing on Karma's bed was most likely a fake out that would be revealed as an Amy dream sequence. I definitely get the feeling that they intend Karma to be straight and the plot will revolve around Amy coming out, learning to accept Karma's straightness and eventually moving on
Certainly a possibility—though I don’t think the writers would go that route, as it would take away from their credibility. It strikes me as a real moment between Amy and Karma.
As for Karma’s sexuality: who knows. There are so many possibilities, and I think that’s what’s exciting about this show.
Q:When I first heard about Faking It I was turned off, but after seeing the trailer I'm going to give it a try. I think you made a great point about how the show could be a commentary on the use of queer-baiting and exploitation of the LBGTQ movement. It'll be interesting to see how they handle that. Sidenote: I found your PLL comment kinda odd since Emily is a main character and has been from the start(she's one of the titular Liars). Though sadly she does get the short end of the stick a lot.
My point about Emily is that her individual story takes a back seat to the larger plot of the show, and her personal narrative has to split time with the three narratives of Aria, Spencer, and Hanna—who are all straight, and whose girl/boy stories take up 75% of the personal narratives on the show, compared with Emily’s girl/girl story taking up 25%. On Faking It, however, the larger plot of the show is Karma and Amy’s story, and their personal narratives will receive the bulk of screen time.
Q:Will your novel be on the Google Play market anytime soon for us Android using folks?
Huh. I don’t actually know what that is. (Can you enlighten me?)
Have you tried the Smashwords site for downloading? They support more platforms than anyone.
Santana grins, as happy as Brittany’s ever seen her, and returns her attention to the Easter basket. She sifts through the chocolate and candy, looking up after every few items she digs through with a grateful, disbelieving smile on her face, and Brittany feels absolutely free and giddy and light all over.
Brittana, Season 3.
A throwback fic. Bringing it ‘round again for Easter weekend.
Warning: Fluffier than a pack of Peeps.
Q:Totally agreed with your Faking It post. All the people freaking out about misrepresentation are jumping to way too many conclusions. I feel like if they just watched the first episode they would realize that. AND Amy and Karma are totes adorable and I love them both!
Yep. Don’t judge a book by its cover…or a show by its premise.
And yes, they are such cuties. Rita Volk, omg.
Let’s talk about queerbaiting, because I’m having some complicated thoughts on it.
For one, it goes hand-in-hand with other colloquialisms like “slut-shaming” in that being against it is seemingly a progressive opinion, but to use the term is also to throw around a slur. I see plenty of straight…
“In fact, the show is ABOUT queerbaiting; there’s no better word to refer to what the girls are doing by faking being together. But does that fact change when one of the girls discovers via this ruse that she actually is gay? Because that’s actual representation….”
Q:That faking it post was so amazing to read. Can I use an excerpt of that for a gif set?
Sure—can you link back to the post somehow?
"Small Problem—We’re Not Gay!": Why "Faking It" Will Be Good for the LGBT Community
MTV surprised us all this week when they released the Faking It pilot online for a short—and feverish—48 hours. The new show, slated for the Tuesday night teen crowd, tells the story of best friends Amy and Karma, who pretend to be lesbians in order to reach maximum popularity at their liberal Austin, Texas, high school.
Yeah, I know how that premise sounds, so it’s no wonder the show is stirring up controversy. Most of the Faking It buzz on the web lately has centered around whether the show is doing a service or disservice to the LGBT community.
My opinion? It’s doing us a great service. Read on for my arguments as to why Amy, Karma, and their story are helping visibility and the LGBT cause.