Nora hate in the Being Human tag. >.>
I mean, it’s fine if you dislike her — you have every right to. But if your reasons why are because she’s a “stupid bitch” and a “homicidal controlling whore” — and please, tell me at what point she was ever controlling, because I seem to remember that Josh was the one trying to control her — and “Josh deserves better”? Then we have a problem. And when was it ever stated that she had sex with Brynn and/or Connor? Never. Having her own friends does not equal cheating.
Just — ugh, I don’t understand. What has she done to deserve hate to the point of wishing that she died? Got her own fleshed-out story? Dared to make a decision about her life that Josh didn’t agree with? She defended herself and refused to let him do it for her? How is any of this bad? Yes, she has made mistakes, but she has been through hell and she was trying to deal. And Josh’s hands aren’t exactly clean either — neither are Aidan’s or Sally’s, so why is Nora the one who deserves to be burned at the stake for her mistakes?
Nora is a complex, damaged, amazing character and she is my girl and you need to step off.
Oh, ewwwwww. I just made the mistake of finding and reading the post in question, and I feel UNCLEAN UNCLEAN GET IT OFF UNCLEAN.
Not enough to throw a basketful of obscene insults at Nora, but then just offhandedly applying them all to Nina with that “just copying the British one” bullshit.
Amazing how Nora has taken a COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY DIFFERENT PATH from Nina, yet some jackhole feels the need to hate them as some sort of unit. Ugh.
All I want for 2013 is for the ladies to continue to OWN this show. <3
More fun with MorphThing. Just to mess with your head. ;->
MY GIRLS. I HEART YOU SO.
BHUS still has its flaws, I freely admit. But my head is still kind of spinning that the tone for S2 was set in the first ten minutes by these ladies passing the Bechdel test with flying colors even though one of them could not yet see or hear the other.
PSA: The next person who tries to tell me Nora’s miscarriage is just another example of women’s storylines being reduced to All About Teh Babiez will get a bucket of Nickelodeon slime dumped over her/his head.
We are up to our eyeballs in pregnancy/baby storylines. No argument there.
This woman, however? This woman had just about finished the complicated process of deciding she wanted to carry her child to term before she lost it. And that story, I am here to tell you, does not get told. The loss that Nora suffered, the loss that she feels, is real and excruciating and ALMOST COMPLETELY INVISIBLE in our society.
Nora wasn’t sure she wanted to be a mother. She also feels relief. Which makes her feel guilty, and redoubles our culture’s message that her very real grief is not appropriate, or in proportion, or something you talk about.
Would I rather that she had gotten to deal with that grief without the dramatically-overshadowing shock of becoming a werewolf all at the same time? Probably. It depends on an outcome we haven’t yet seen, because right now she’s using the wolf both to hide from her pain and to process it.
When we see where that journey takes her next? Then I’ll know for sure what I think of how they’re handling her story.
Oh, yay! There are a few posts in the Nora tag, just in time for me to latch onto her and thus start seriously caring about Being Human US!
And, just like clockwork, half of them are misogynist crap! One even manages to get in a dig at Rebecca in the process! Goody!!
THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS, FANDOM. Sheesh.
Kinda cute, even if it did include that played out “gurlfran” line.
I’m taking this as a new way to determine when dialogue between women is written by a guy, because I feel like they always include that line.
But, uhm, still wondering why they felt a need to drag out Nora’s discovery/outing herself as being all wolfy. Maybe my memory’s wrong, but I was pretty sure Nina had brought it up with George before the first full moon after she got scratched.
*headshake* George didn’t find out until after. Only Annie knew beforehand, and went with Nina to the isolation room. Mitchell admitted afterward that he’d suspected but didn’t know for sure.
It was really interesting to watch Nora deal completely differently with the uncertainty. (For the record, neither was more right or more wrong. They’re just different people.)
Nina was prickly and anxious, repeatedly asking for space to deal and unable to bring herself to admit to George what it was really about. Nora, by contrast, went way way way overboard with the ultra-perky “I’m TOTES okay with all this, see, I’m interacting with you guys like any other PERFECTLY normal — oh, Sally’s over there? okay — PERFECTLY normal friends, and did I mention TOTES okay?” thing. Which was unnerving in and of itself, given her normal slightly snarky (certainly not that enthusiastic) demeanor. But then…
I’ll be honest, the Boston gang haven’t previously elicited much emotional investment from me — I’ve tended to respond much more analytically to the US show — but watching her crash from that? Owwwww. Kristen Hagerwas always good, but she’s bringing it in spades this season.