So I decided to watch the new l word against my better judgment (Bc I actually really hated og tlw except for Carmen whom I loved) but it’s actually not as terrible as I thought it’d be. It’s bad in that there’s all the same predictable cheating plots and there’s still racism going on, but it’s way more diverse than the original l word & the POC aren’t walking stereotypes which is nice. Tbh it’d be better if they just launched it without Bette/Shane/Alice & focused on the new ppl/no cheating.

Idk why they’d keep that trio of original characters with the plots they’ve had them undergo in the meantime tho. I imagine it’s annoying to see them rehash same plots 10+ Yrs later, whether or not u liked them, esp wrt bette’s entire life falling apart. It def makes me feel old af tho Bc a character that was a baby is now 16yo & even tho I never watched tlw til it was on Netflix it’s crazy to think about how long it’s been lol. Sorry for random info u watch a lot of les tv so sharing it lol

Lol, I do watch a lot of les TV, so no worries.

But, no Bette/Shane/Alice and no cheating? I think if you do that, you may as well just ask for a new show completely, because isn’t that half of what it is? It’s actually interesting seeing so many really different reactions, running from “I don’t like the new characters” to “I only like the new characters”, I guess that means it’s doing what it set out to do, but one thing I have gotten from both versions is that this show is about Drama. And of course time has passed, so much, you’re not wrong there, but people are still attached to the original cast. There’s been some growth since, some regression, some stagnation, and that’s just people, right. As fictional characters, maybe there’s a familiarity and even comfort in watching them go through similar things as before. I would definitely get irritated at never seeing them progress enough to “win”, but I think that’s just a feature of these shows, and they’ve done all right, all things considered. I just don’t think either of those elements are going anywhere, if you want to keep watching the show.

Save Angela’s Home

angelashome:

angelashome:

Hi Everyone!

How are you? 

I made this blog in hopes of support in helping to promote an Irish woman’s story as I try to make her dream come true for Christmas.

My Mother, Angela, suffers from illnesses such as diverticulitis, diabetes and arthritis. She is retiring soon to a council house she has looked after for the past 40 years.

The house has issues from, maggots, mold to crumbling walls and the ceilings cracking and falling down. As you can imagine, this has led to many health issues for my family but most importantly my mother. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough to buy our home and with my grandmother, now in the early stages dementia, it means my Mother will soon have to give up work and look after her fully.

The council will not allow my grandmother to move in with us as she is an old age pensioner and the house would need work to accommodate her needs. A Councillor, off the cuff, remarked the council would look at the fact she would not be able to contribute much towards rent and they wouldn’t waste the money on adapting the house on the possibility of her longevity.

When they find out that she has this illness, they may possibly kick her out of her own home and we will have no choice but to put her into a home which is the furthest thing that we want to do. We love her and want to care for her as she done for us.

My Mother is the most amazing and has the kindest soul of anyone you will ever meet and I am blessed to have her. She went to work right after my dad passed so that she could give myself and my brother the best life she could. She went to college at night trying to educate herself to get a good job for us. She’s worked long nights and traveled through desperate weather conditions to get to work, all to put a hot meal on the table for my brother and me.

She also works as a carer in a nursing home because she wanted a job that allowed her to give back. It’s a very tough job on her and she has sat by the bedside of many people comforting them as they passed away but it is a job she loves and is perfect for her as she has a heart of gold.

I have done an interview with a local newspaper  and radio station but unfortunately have not got much support.

The council won’t sell us our home because our income isn’t sufficient. My Mother has been trying to fix all the repairs over the years and has spent everything she has on them. She now has nothing for her retirement. Not even the house she worked so hard for.

We need to fix it up and adapt it so can care for my grandmother here but I desperately need help.

I have set up a fundraiser to buy the house and pay for all the repairs and make it accessible so that my Mother can move in my grandmother and care for her as she deteriorates further, found here: 

https://gofundme.com/f/help-my-mother-get-her-home

If you can please donate or help promote our story.

Thank you for reading,

Sharon

https://corkindependent.com/news/topics/articles/2019/10/09/4180765-im-fighting-this-for-my-mother/ Forgot to include the newspaper I spoke with. It’s this one.

UPDATE: My grandmother was taken to hospital after suffering seizures in front of my mother and I so I apologize for being late getting back to everyone and thanking you for your support. They are going to keep her in observation for a few days and test her but think it’s coming from her heart as her heart rate and blood pressure were very low when she was brought in.

Update: Nan is doing better! Heart rate is still slightly irregular but thankfully no more seizures so far.

I’m honestly so happy for Ashlyn and Ali!! I remember years and years ago when everyone on tumblr was speculating that they were secretly in love and/or dating, then watching all the progression of them coming out/it being true, getting engaged, now married! What a ride. I’m so happy for them!

I’ve always been on the periphery of woso so I just checked in every few years but I remember how they had fans who were like, they’re together, and other people were like, stop being delusional. And then it became like an open secret. And it was also they themselves who kind of put the kibosh on speculation, right? But now look at them! Honestly goals, in so many ways. 😛