Just what the title says.
Negan (that’s marker stubble on his face), hitting yours truly’s daughter, who is dressed as John Egbert from Homestuck. The fellow on the right said he was Despair, but he has a mask of Glenn from The Walking Dead on.
Not pictured: a great Darth Vader costume, that was as good as the Boba Fett one. It was a bad picture that I accidentally deleted.
Gillian Anderson is cool with being a James Bond incarnation, because the Internet brought it up:
Anderson is on Tumblr under the name Chewie’s Girlfriend (a reference to Chewbacca from Star Wars). She recently answered a series of questions on the platform, one of which was “What’s the best rumour you’ve ever heard about yourself?” Her answer: “That I might be the next Bond.”
It’s mostly a non-serious, non-story; it’s like asking me if I’d be okay with a few million dollars. Who would say no to that if it were offered? But it’s indicative of the way things have been going with storytelling, where a Japanese national is actually half-Jewish and half-Danish*, the Anglo Alexander Hamilton was black (Hamilton), and three white male nerds and an vaguely-educated black guy are really three white female nerds and an uneducated black woman (Ghostbusters). Have writers become too lazy to put the plot twist in the actual plot, instead of phoning it by playing the “wait ’til you see how we’re going to urinate on the source material this time” game?
* One thing to note about Japanese culture is that it’s extremely
racist ethnically homogeneous focused on self-preservation. The idea that a non-Nipponese woman would be involved in such sensitive, high-level political matters is too absurd to even think about. I’d like to see how the writers of the new Ghost in the Shell film maneuver around that.