I think for me, it's kind of a given that Dora Lang would be a prostitute. There's a sexual component to the killings, and beyond that, I think it reflects real life killers like the Green River Killer, who was able to carry on for a very long time specifically because he targeted prostitutes. It's part and parcel of Marty's concern about purity; it's Rust who's really interested in keeping the Lang case. It's Rust who spots the "Have You Seen Me" and starts looking into women being kidnapped/murdered. Marty only gets really emotionally involved when the victims are young children. He engages in violence, but Marty's violence is directed primarily at the men with whom women violate their purity; most of his violence with his mistress is directed at her date, the same way the violence of his response to his daughter is directed at the young men involved. He sees women as essentially passive, capable only of reaction; that's what innocence is in his mind. It's what makes him go after what Rust calls "crazy pussy"; those women pursue him, but in his worldview they pursue him as a reaction to his maleness and masculinity. Even with Maggie, his rage is directed at Rust. It's not so much that Marty hates women, it's that he dismisses them as actors. I see that as the sort of central tension between Rust and Marty; Rust's rage at the CID is wrapped up not only in the complicity of the organization in the conspiracy, but in the larger social conspiracy to dismiss the damage done and being done to women. On some level, he realizes Marty is part of this, but at the same time, he can't go it alone.
On the flip side, I would throw out there that I think Maggie is the most complete character on the show. She is the one who knows what she wants and creates a plan and acts. What does that mean in the context of the narrative? I don't know. I guess we'll find out Sunday.
@jazzloon Not my puppy (I wish) but in going with the polar bear theme from earlier, look at this little champ:
What kind of sadistic fuck would even dream up naked yoga.
Okay so last week's FOT, I mentioned this boy I met at a party who I heard was interested in me, but that I never heard from.
So um, on Tuesday he sent flowers to my office? Yeah. Really nice ones. He was not messing around.
It was completely out of left field, and felt kind of weird, but he didn't mean it in a weird way, and it's like he's trying to buy me or anything. No one other than family members has ever given me flowers. It was kind of weirdly overwhelming, and like here I am getting all attached to material things but like... I don't know, it made me feel special.
By iceberg on Friday Open Thread
This week with the Bergy Bits:
The Diva already calls The Clown "Boy" - "Stop that, boy!" "Eat your breakfast, boy!" - but the other morning she literally stood on top of him. I may be raising a misandrist.
Dimples is pretty adamant that she wants to see the dinosaurs the next time we go to the zoo. I tried explaining "Honey, they don't have dinosaurs at the zoo", but she just glowered and shouted at me "I see dinosaurs at zoo!"
Bergy Bits vocab:
"It's too fit!" - it's too small and doesn't fit.
"It's too reach!" - It's too far away, I can't reach it.
"It's too stick!" - these French fries are unfit for toddler consumption.
"Diva, do you need fresh socks? You wore those ones yesterday."
"Yeah! They stinky! And smell like poop. It's nasty!"
@mollpants We Are All Michelle
Glamorous Sammi's fast-paced New York life is too sophisticated for side-ponytails or boyfriends.
p.s. this is beautiful.
Oh, Michelle. Maybe if you didn't spend all your time drinking, you might be able to land a boyfriend or make some friends.
Isn't it the same BS with haircuts? If I go into my neighborhood salon and get a simple straight across trim on my long hair, it costs significantly more than what my husband pays for a men's cut which is more complicated and difficult. So annoying. I need to learn to trim my own hair.
Also wow, the spambots are getting out of control on this site.