posted: 30 minutes ago
with: 52 notes
liliesflowers:

cophine reading time-lineart-
because EVERYTHING IS COPHINE AND NOTHING HURT!
work in progress

liliesflowers:

cophine reading time-lineart-

because EVERYTHING IS COPHINE AND NOTHING HURT!

work in progress

posted: 2 hours ago
with: 27 notes
cosima23:

And another..

cosima23:

And another..

posted: 3 hours ago
with: 5 notes

clonefusion:

jimbleskirktronbo:

if im tatiana maslany…and YOURE tatiana maslany…and sHES tatiana maslany…WHos makign the clones

Tatiana Maslany

posted: 4 hours ago
with: 42 notes

allyargents:

Kira is lucky.

Why’s that?

You are a good mother.

I don’t really think so.

posted: 5 hours ago
with: 1274 notes

you’re the wild type, sarah

posted: 7 hours ago
with: 985 notes

(Source: dailyorphanblack)

hilariousdumbdaleks:

The best thing about telling my friends about Orphan Black’s Cophine, is that they do science together.

Crazy Science.

 

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

posted: 10 hours ago
with: 30 notes

thingsdrawnonorphanblack:

LOOKS LIKE IT’S GONNA BE A LONG NIGHT

posted: 11 hours ago
with: 797 notes

you-sure-are:

fetchthecrazygay:

you-sure-are:

i don’t understand why everybody keeps going on about how amazing beth is like we knew her. beth was on screen and alive for like 5 seconds. we did not know beth. we knew sarah pretending to be beth.

they are not the same thing.

    

See, but I think much of the reason people love Beth so much is precisely because we don’t really know who she is. We only saw, as you pointed out, five seconds of her on screen, so people can make her into anything they want her to be. That is why you have Soccercop, Ace Beth, et cetera. We can project onto Beth our own desires of who we want her to be, in a way we would not be able to were she an actual fleshed-out character we knew more about. By knowing almost nothing about Beth, we in a way know everything about Beth, because we are knowing her not as who she was, but as who we want her to be. She becomes an idealized version of herself in our minds, and so we start to see her through rose-colored glasses. Unless we get to know more about Beth, that is all she will ever really be. And whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is up for discussion, but it is what it is.

I can feel that. I’m guilty of having hella Ace Beth headcanons myself. Although I don’t agree that by knowing nothing about Beth we know everything about her. What we “know” is everything we wish she were, not everything she is/was/will be revealed to be. Loving a character and loving what you wish they were/headcanon them to be are two totally different things.

I guess my problem really stems from people analyzing Sarah’s actions when she was pretending to be Beth as though they were genuinely Beth’s actions. That was not Beth, that was Sarah, and pretending otherwise clouds understanding of what’s actually going on, as well as Beth’s potential within the show itself. This past season made it infinitely clear Beth knew a lot more than she told anyone, and the true extent of her involvement will come through eventually.

Basically yes it’s okay to pretend Beth is whomever you wish she were but don’t act like Sarah acting as Beth was actually Beth because it might end up causing problems once Beth becomes a more active part of the show.

Okay, I could have worded that better. When I said that by knowing nothing about Beth we know everything about Beth, I meant that we know everything about Beth in the sense that we know everything about the Beth we want her to be. Which is not the same thing, but it was a bit tricky to word.

I saw tinytmas's post that talked about being able to write a 10-page paper about Beth though, and they do have a point. While we can’t know very much for sure about Beth, just through seeing things like how she kept her apartment, her choice in clothes, the pictures she chose to have on her fridge, and the company she chose to keep, we can extrapolate a lot about the life she left behind.

I’m reminded of a quote from the Doctor Who episode “Nightmare in Silver”:

Doctor… why is there no record of you anywhere in the databanks of the Cyberiad? Oh. You’re good. You’ve been eliminating yourself from history. You know, you could be reconstructed by the hole you’ve left.

and it’s true in a way. To a degree, Beth can be reconstructed by the hole she left behind.

Does that mean the reconstruction is necessarily all accurate? No, of course not; by necessity it’s vague and full of holes. But it’s just like when you go to analyze a literary work and start looking in between the lines for meaning: you don’t necessarily know what the original author intended but that doesn’t mean there’s no value in analyzing it and theorizing about what it might have meant. And often through this analysis we can discover a lot about ourselves as well.

And if you haven’t seen it, someone screencapped Beth’s letters to Paul and tried analyzing them in Photoshop, and I think it shines a lot of light onto Beth’s character: http://krazyhippo66.tumblr.com/post/70837108463/alisonhendrix-wow-so-because-of-this-post-i

We certainly can’t say for sure what the letters meant, but that doesn’t mean there’s no value in analyzing them to try to get more insight into Beth’s character.

And no, Sarah acting as Beth was not actually Beth, but it can still provide valuable analysis into Beth’s life indirectly. Not through how Sarah is acting, but how the people in Beth’s life react to Sarah as Beth. Because how someone reacts to you says a lot about who you are as a person, and all these people are assuming that Sarah is Beth and so they are reacting to her as if she is Beth, and so from that we can try to gleam a little more insight into Beth’s character as well.

Is it all speculation? Yes. But does that make it pointless? No. It’s actually quite an interesting thing to do, I think, and shows that our fandom is interested in reading deeper into the story than what we are shown on the screen. And that is never a bad thing, in my opinion.

posted: 16 hours ago
with: 9 notes

karatam:

how is there not an AU where Rachel owns a donut shop?

'Duncan Donuts'

There kind of is though. Maybe not exactly that, but haven’t you seen the Rachel Runs on Duncan posts and such? =3
http://cloneinstitute.tumblr.com/post/88003563926/happy-national-donut-day
http://nutellaghost.tumblr.com/post/90818315760
etc.

posted: 19 hours ago
with: 16 notes

you-sure-are:

i don’t understand why everybody keeps going on about how amazing beth is like we knew her. beth was on screen and alive for like 5 seconds. we did not know beth. we knew sarah pretending to be beth.

they are not the same thing.

    

See, but I think much of the reason people love Beth so much is precisely because we don’t really know who she is. We only saw, as you pointed out, five seconds of her on screen, so people can make her into anything they want her to be. That is why you have Soccercop, Ace Beth, et cetera. We can project onto Beth our own desires of who we want her to be, in a way we would not be able to were she an actual fleshed-out character we knew more about. By knowing almost nothing about Beth, we in a way know everything about Beth, because we are knowing her not as who she was, but as who we want her to be. She becomes an idealized version of herself in our minds, and so we start to see her through rose-colored glasses. Unless we get to know more about Beth, that is all she will ever really be. And whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is up for discussion, but it is what it is.

posted: 20 hours ago
with: 9 notes

OB Haiku

orphan-frack:

Delphine:

I know that its hard

But please don’t make me

Watch you drift away

Rachel: 

You’re off to Frankfurt

Go buy a beer or something

Have a nice life pup

Cosima:

Cunnilingus heh

I’m the biggest joker here

too bad I’m dying

Helena:

Jello Jello Oh!

Powdered doughnuts mhmm yes!

I don’t like camo

I have… no idea. And yet I’m reblogging it anyway. This is my life.

posted: 21 hours ago
with: 3 notes

littlesestras:

I was watching the orphan black s2 special features, and there’s a millisecond during the table-read where Tatiana talks as Cosima and I was just like

image

OMG I NEED TO SEE THIS. Is it on the DVD as well or just the Blu-RayRay Duncan, I wonder.

posted: 22 hours ago
with: 15 notes

natxromanoff:

If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear.

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Marry Shelly

posted: 1 day ago
with: 77 notes
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