II know that HRC are a problematic organisation but still this is AWESOME
Hey Orphan Black fandom! So, over the past few days (when I officially joined this site thanks to the tatianapocalypse) I’ve been seeing a lot of people freaking out over some insinuations that Cosima might die in season 2. And I am here to tell you that you can relax a little.
I know you’re nervous. It’s okay.
*pulls up cozy couch in front of warm fire and offers you your choice of Jell-O or Eskimo Pies*
This is excellent. However, I have a possible counterpoint to the idea that coughing up blood may be on the cards for all clones at some point, and therefore is less likely to be fatal to Cosima as everyone being dead wouldn’t be fun. I always felt that the writers were trying to push a link between Beth’s depression and Alison’s paranoia (and possibly also Helena’s problems, although the extreme nature of her upbringing makes her more of an outlier). I think at some point Cosima even off-handedly says mental health issues can have genetic components in response to a flippant comment of Sarah’s regarding Helena’s sanity. With this in mind, another possible interpretation is that there are several glitches that clones are disproportionately susceptible to, with respiratory and mental health problems being the two thus far revealed. If this is true and blood coughing only affects some clones, it may pose more of a threat to Cosima than the original post surmises.
I read 63 books in 2013.
32 of these were borrowed from my local library, which is free to join and books can be taken out and renewed at no charge. The only charge is between 60p and £1 for getting books brought to a specific branch from elsewhere in the county.
Based on an RRP of £7.99 for paperbacks and £10.99 for graphic novels, this represents a saving of £267.68 (including the import fees).
Privilege check: I am fortunate enough socioeconomically that libraries are principally a way to save money. However, it is important to remember that for many people, a library is the only method by which they are able to access books, as they can’t afford to buy them. Libraries also provide those without internet access at home a method by which to perform tasks such as job applications which are increasingly only possible online. Libraries are a vital resource for people in the UK. The Library Campaign is a useful resource for library-related news. If you live in or around Bristol, find your local library here.