FINAL INSTALLMENT…I think, at least so far. Part 3 of my thoughts on Tony Sawicki of Orphan Black. I’ve talked about everything shown about him, now I’m going to talk about some words that entered my heart and took root and were so important to me. This one will be more gratitude and joy, less analysis. It’s about things that really moved me in unexpected ways.
BARTON: To be honest, I don’t go to the pictures much, Mr. Lipnik -
LIPNIK: That’s okay, that’s okay, that’s okay - that’s just fine. You probably walked in here thinking that was going to be a handicap, thinking we wanted people who knew something about the medium, maybe even thinking there was all kinds of technical mumbo-jumbo to learn. You were dead wrong. We’re only interested in one thing: Can you tell a story, Bart? Can you make us laugh, can you make us cry, can you make us break out in joyous song? Is that more than one thing? Okay. The point is, I run this dump and I don’t know the technical mumbo-jumbo. Why do I run it? I’ve got horse sense, goddamnit. Showmanship. ….
“For me, inspiration comes from a bunch of places: desperation, deadlines… A lot of times ideas will turn up when you’re doing something else. And, most of all, ideas come from confluence — they come from two things flowing together. They come, essentially, from daydreaming.”—Neil Gaiman on creativity (via explore-blog)
“…there’s something terrifying about the prospect of someone else owning you. We’re not used to thinking of our genes as our “selves,” the way that we think of our bodies or thoughts, but it takes no more than a high school education and an eye on the news to know how much our genes have to do with our lives. The clones are not literal slaves of Dyad, but Cosima’s worsening condition suggests that their lives are in Dyad’s hands. When someone has a gun to your head, or medicine in their hands, they may as well own you regardless of what the law says. The idea that the law might actually protect this sort of extortion challenges our notions of self-ownership.”—'Orphan Black and the Paradox of Self-Ownership' via Overthinking It (via orphanblack)