Anonymous asked: Yeah… you probably shouldn't chatch up. There were a few not great, but okay episodes (This is how we do it, You got me, You oughta know and Who Do You Think You Are), but the others had fucked up morals and lot of big missteps. The writing was extremly onesided most of the time which ignored the hell out of me. (also, I hope you don't know the faith of Drianca and Eclare, because you won't like it)
You’re definitely onto something with the… questionable morals as of late (and definitely not something you’re alone one - I had an anon a few months ago asking how you appeal to have a show’s educational programming status away from them, but I never answered because 1. it would probably cause a mini shitstorm on the DTC and I don’t got time for that 2. I have no IDEA how you do that and I don’t even think an individual CAN 3. I suspected it was more a vengeance thing than a genuine concern thing and the anon would feel better about it soon anyway!)
One of the reasons I’ve been feeling so despondent recently is because I feel like Degrassi has slowly but surely slid over from a issues-driven show with some drama thrown in to a drama-driven show with some issues thrown in. But some of the things that have been in for the sake of drama have been… questionable (having a completely sober girl have sex with a boy too drunk to stand, a teacher telling a student that a young boy’s suicide was his own fault (I get what they were trying to say but the phrasing was dodgy!) glorifying a boyfriend who has met more than half of the fifteen National Domestic Violence hotline’s signs of an abusive partner - when meeting just one is considered a red flag!) It has never been done with malicious intentions, but it has been… careless.
I’m hoping it’s more a rough patch (it wouldn’t be the first) than a “beginning of the end” type thing :s
Anonymous asked: Booh!! I just went through your degrassi tag and now I'm sad... You were the funniest, most clever person in the whole DTC. I get that you're still mad, but I really REALLY miss your degrassi posts.
You’re making me blush, anon!
I’m not really mad (I was never really mad. just… despondent/disappointed I guess? I couldn’t really muster up mad. I tried, but… meh…) But I’m so behind on the show and what’s happening on it (and I’ve noticed that the DTC has become significantly less… enthused, which makes it harder to get excited about it), but I’ll probably catch up at some point.
Will it help if I dig out some ol’ Degrassi jokes I have on reserve for emergencies?
Dave Turner. That guy is lady kryptonite - he manages to screw up every girlfriend he’s had. Dave Turner? More like: Dave Turn Her Into a Hot Mess. Amiright?
(And I had one on hand where I tried to turn the great former Soviet nation of Uzbekistan into “You’s Becky Stans” but I could never work it out. And it’s a weird, obscure geography joke. Also it isn’t a very funny pun…)