dysfunctiocerebri said: AND OMG YOUR CORE BLOG NAME IS MYTHTAKEN PLEASE TELL ME THAT'S A BUFFY REFERENCE (sorry I've had some wine)
It IS a Buffy reference, yes! It’s been my screen name in various places since about 2003, and I’ve never felt the need to change it. Other fandoms may come and go but Buffy is forever.
dysfunctiocerebri said: could you gif that bit in the mummy returns where he goes on about getting shot please?? I fucking adore that bit, and that movie in general, if you could gif the bit where he goes "honey, these guys don't use doors" I would love you forever too, and alex being a smarmy lil twit in general would be amazing, and evie looking STUNNING in general, all of those would be adored please and thank you <3
Hi! Sure, I can do some of these for you. I’d been thinking of doing a set of Evie and her various outfits anyway, which should dovetail nicely with the “Evie looking stunning” bit of your request!
O’Connell, you looked around here any, huh? What do I need money for? What the hell am I gonna spend it on?
Take that, Bembridge Scholars!
The Mummy is a film about a woman having a marvellous time, and I think that’s so beautiful.
Yes, let’s just ignore that whole part in the middle where she was being hunted by a mummy who tried to use her body as a vessel for his dead lover.
I’ve seen a handful of comments like this and I just wanted to address it because I think it’s worth talking about. I realise my summation of the film is flippant; it was an attempt at irony because obviously the movie is full of gruesome death and dismemberment, and I fully agree that Evie is terrorized. But that’s not what the film is about. It’s not about Evie the human sacrifice - that’s something that happens to her but it isn’t who she is.
The point is, the whole plot of The Mummy literally could not happen without Evie pursuing the thing that she loves.
They go out to Hamunaptra because Evie is passionate about knowledge and discovery, and when they get there she is in her element - she is loving every minute of it and she is proud of herself and she is absolutely going to kiss Mr O’Connell. But once that thirst for knowledge and discovery inadvertantly raises Imhotep, and there is literally fire and brimstone raining from the sky, and everyone else is running and hiding, she never ever once despairs. She accepts responsibility, she owns her mistake and she refuses to believe there is nothing to be done. She follows her passions again and decides that more knowledge and more discovery is what’s required. And she’s right. She finds the answer and she takes triumphant pleasure in proving to herself that she is a greater scholar than the ones at Bembridge, the ones who have repeatedly found her lacking.
Do you realise how rare it is for a female character’s intellectual pursuit to be the thing that kicks off the action and the thing that saves the day, AND a source of ultimate joy in her life?
When Imhotep comes for her she goes without a fight, to save her companions’ lives, because she knows that’s the best chance they have. When Rick and Jonathan and Ardeth come to save her she is pivotal in her own rescue. She is never a Damsel, she is always part of the team.
And then Evie SAVES THE WORLD. She saves the world by doing the thing that she loves and is good at. She saves the world, she gets the guy, and they ride off into the sunset with some treasure. And really, that’s a pretty good end to a day.
I really like being around him, you know? And I think he cares about me. But I just feel like something’s missing.
Filthy, rude, complete scoundrel. Nothing to like there at all.
#the mummy role reversal au #where evie is a lady adventurer #galavanting around egypt and trying to make her fortune where she can #and rick is a suit-wearing librarian #who has to pull glasses out whenever he wants to read something #they end up drunk #passing the bottle of scotch back and forth in front of a campfire #in the ruins of a forgotten city #and rick stumbles to his feet #and says that he #madam #is proud what he is #and that is a LIBRARIAN #and evie just laughs and keeps cleaning her pistols #the mummy
#oh my god yes
#rick is of course the one taken to be a sacrifice
#to restore imhotep himself
#and evie is like
#oh hell no
#she doesn’t need the old pilot to fly her to hamunaptra
#she just needs to borrow his plane
#what self respecting lady adventurer
#who frequently flits around egypt
#can’t fly herself
#thank you very much
#she brings rick’s glasses in her jacket pocket
#and tosses them to him once she’s released him
#while she’s fighting the mummy
#he reads the passage from the book of the living
#and it’s bye bye imhotep
#come along bookworm
#you and i make quite a team