Her chest looks like some care bear power heart lol
I think it looks kind of cool. Especially if you work the dark grey it to the hair.
Would the same dark brown on the skin work as low light near the temples?
A large part of my adult, career-related life has been lived by Susan Ivanova’s examples and wisdom.
Oh man. MAN. Man. Lemme tell you about Susan Ivanova.
Susan Ivanova, second in command of Babylon 5, has been through a lot of shit. First, off, Babylon 5 is a deliberate melting pot of a place where. after a really bad war, different species can come to seek peace. Earthgov is skeptical about it. The other species governments are skeptical about it. As a result, the station often stands between the universe and very bad shit going down.
Commander Ivanova is in charge of operations. All the day to day stuff. She handles it pretty well.
She is not here to put up with anyone’s shit. Not even if you’re from Earth.
She’s second in command of a station with captains that are perpetually putting themselves and the station through a lot of political… well, ugly politics. She’s often the one left behind, having to tell folks the Captain is not available and she’s in charge. Honestly, for having to be the grownup among so many damned children, she’s very well liked.
She’s not all business, though, she’s a great friend as well as commander, with a lovely, dry, gallows sense of humor. I’m not sure there’s a person on the station who doesn’t have a private joke or at least a friendly word with her (provided they’re not fucking up her schedule).
Her family is Russian and Jewish, and it actually comes up from time to time. She occasionally sends a shout out to god (she’s not practicing, iirc, but she still identifies as Jewish and keeps a few traditions), She commentates often on her Russian heritage.
Susan Ivanova: I know, I know. It’s a Russian thing. When we’re about to do something stupid, we like to catalog the full extent of our stupidity for future reference.
She meets up with family and friends from her past and doesn’t shy away from them:
Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova: So how are things back home?
Rabbi Koslov: They change, they stay the same. Russia is Russia. Your father used to say: “If regret could be harvested, Russia would be the world’s fruit basket.”
She had a rough time growing up - her mother was a telepath, and in this universe if you’re telepathic and human you have two options: join a quasi-militaristic organization called the PsiCorps that will immediately take you from your family and control your whole life (they even have a saying: the Corps is Mother. The Corps is Father. It’s as chilling as you think,); option two is to take some drugs that suppress your abilities. Ivanova’s mother chose the second option, and after a long, ugly period suffering under the effects of the drug, she took her own life.
You can imagine Susan is not thrilled with anyone associated with the Psicorps. But when a Psicorps telepath named Talia Winters comes on board, some interesting things happen.
But then, eventually, Susan doesn’t mind her so much.
Talia reaches out, and turns up at Susan’s quarters late one night.
They actually become real friends.
And then, when Talia is gone she confesses:
Susan also later falls in love with a man named Marcus Cole, which means for my money she’s the first bisexual lady in space that I ever saw on TV. Possibly ever.
For all that though, for her friendships and lovely jokes and cuddly-as-a-cactus-flower appeal, they never ever forget how good she is at her job. She is shatteringly competent.
The whole crew is in on the airlocking thing, really. They support her airlocking habits. It’s lovely of them to do.
Commander Susan Ivanova, bisexual Russian Jewish space princess of my heart. Forever. Watch this show.
Always share St. Ivanova.
YEESSSS. Babylon 5 fandom, we yet live!!
And did we mention the part where she coopted part of the hydroponics bays so that she could grow coffee to prevent her from committing homicide?
Susan Ivanova is my queen. Also my rebbe.
(I refuse to call her St Ivanova because what part of “Jewish” are we forgetting, thanks for the erasure).
#another on the endless list of shows I want to get around to watching
YES. Yes, you do. It has its problems, it’s the first show to do all its SFX by computer (Amigas with Video Toaster cards) and sometimes it looks it, and it starts slow but god damn once it gets going it is fucking amazing and awesome.
Also, Ivonava and Talia’s relationship is canon and confirmed and intent, and the only reason it stopped when it did is because Talia’s actress wanted to leave the show to do other things nobody cares about.
I have never watched this show but this makes me want to!
Everyone should watch B5. It’s a wonderful show with so much to give and such well realised characters that it grieves me that so many people have never heard of it.
One of the best sci-fi shows ever. Also one of the few shows to have a fixed plotline and finite story arc, and stick to it.
Tonight is the first night of Dr Scroggy’s War
Go see it, go see it, go see it!!
James Garnon (Harold Gillies/Doctor Scroggy) and Will Featherstone (Jack Twigg). Oh, and Tom, the resident.
Doctor Scroggy’s War
Opens 12 September: http://bit.ly/1sX7ocf
Behind the scenes pics © Mica Lawrence
The Old Operating Theatre, Museum & Herb Garret, Southwark London
Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.
Take note: The moment people stopped reblogging and tweeting and writing news articles and calling attention to Ferguson, they brought back the armored cars. It is not over. They were waiting for the world to lose interest and knew it would.
Re-reblogging for that last part
This is the main reason for my general annoyance with lack of size regulation in the fashion industry…
men’s pants are labeled by waist and inseam measurement. women’s pants are labeled by voodoo. even though i do not buy women’s pants, i can recognize this as objectively dumb.
THE NOTES ON THIS
because i can’t stress this enough. this is why i don’t let the numbers get to me. as jumpingjacktrash so eloquently said “women’s pants are labeled by voodoo.”
so when boys make fun of girls taking forever to shop and trying everything on
WE FUCKING HAVE TO OR NOTHING WILL FIT
Forever grateful for this post for removing the shame of going into a different store and finding that the pants do not fit me even though I am WEARING the “same size” pants right that moment.
This is why I will never age up to adult clothing. An age 13/height 158cm fits me everywhere is some shops a UK size 4 is too big.
People who say bi erasure doesn’t happen need to realize Freddie Mercury is known as the most famous homosexual man when he identified himself as bisexual. If that’s not bi erasure I don’t even know.
Also PoC erasure, most people don’t know he was 100% Indian
Specifically he was Parsi.
Well the theory is that since Clara only travels with the Doctor on wednesday she must have been in school during the rest of the week, and seeing the condition her family is in (living in Powell estates) im guessing she either had to apply to financial aid or get student loans and get a job, in order to pay bills, unless she was living free with thethe Family she was a nanny for.
What i want to know is how a Modern Woman who doesn’t know how to handle technology managed to to get through college or university?
Of course it is never reflected in any episode except in time of the Doctor nor was it ever mentioned that teaching was what she been aiming for, before that her dream had been of traveling but i guess that was just a childhood dream?
Also apparently being split into millions of Oswald’s had no effect on Clara as she continued on with her life.
With Clara i try not to think too deep it gets messy. Clara is not a very relatable charracter….
She’s an Arts graduate and a secondary school teacher. Which means she will have dropped ICT, Information & Communication Technology the UK’s really shitty computing class, at 14 capable of turning on a computer, browsing the web and semi operating Microsoft Office. Her undergraduate bachelors in her specialist subject will not have required more than mediocre competency at Microsoft Office and the ability to follow instructions on other programs. Her postgraduate teaching masters will have focused on teaching her to teach her specialist subject which will not require any more computing ability.
It’s acknowledge that our ICT teaching is awful and there are plans afoot to improve it.
Funding would have been less of a problem for her though. She could take student loans out for tuition fees and living costs for her undergraduate degree that she wouldn’t have to repay until she as earning £19k. Tuition fees and some of her living costs for her postgraduate degree would have been covered by a government bursary for teachers. The maths and physics teachers I know had all their living costs covered but Moffat writing a female physics or maths teacher seems incredibly unlikely and she would not be technologically illiterate as a UK STEM graduate.
Please let Moffat leave so we can have interesting relatable companions back like Martha, Sarah Jane, Rose or Donna.