as requested by anonymous: orphan black + family moments
hairdressers??? how do they do that??? how can they cut the hai r when it’s wet and kno itll be ok and even??? ppl who speak more than one language and can read books in other languages and think in other languages?? ppl who can do long division in their heads?? ppl who can balance chemical equations?? doctors?? surgeons?? ppl who can remember dates?? and phone numbers?????? ALL AMAZING
#in the hands of almost any other actor#this would collapse the entire artifice of the show & the contrivance of one actress playing about a dozen clones#the integrity of each performance would break down#you’d be left with the sense that the clones are interchangeable women with only superficial differences in appearance & mannerism#but somehow she’s able to layer these performances one over another like skins#there’s a tangible difference between tatiana maslany as alison hendrix#and tatiana maslany as sarah manning as alison hendrix#each of the clones is so whole and unique and distinct that the performances are collectively an argument:#these human beings aren’t interchangeable#they share DNA but environment and nurture and epigenetics have made them completely singular individuals#[they aren’t even all women]#you can’t generalise them; there’s no single trait they all share#except that they’re human beings not biological objects to be exploited#her work is such a tour de force sometimes it just leaves you breathless (via elucipher)
shakes head and purses lips in disappointment as i type ‘/page/2’ after your url because i couldn’t find the “next” button
I had a moment.
[Note: Immediately after, my mentions started flaring with WP swooping in to “explain” to me that their usage of the N-word isn’t racist because *stabs self in the eye*]
I love you
Four main clones from season one made from black, red, white, and silver duct tape on cardboard boxes.
You won the experiment. You won science! You’re a scientist now. You wanna make a picture for your mom? Maybe we can explain to her what we learned today.
Petition for more Kira/Cosima science experiments and lessons please.