it’s Guy Fawkes Day / Bonfire Night

which means tumblr will be overrun with references to a film that glorifies Guy Fawkes, a theocratic terrorist, as a freedom fighter

seriously, that’s what the film does.  there’s whole monologues about how awesome he was

ahem, did you know that the changes he wanted to make would have set England back about a hundred years, oppressed the people, and put in place a strict theocracy where religious freedom would have been laughable?

no?

WELL DO YOUR RESEARCH

i’m not saying the government at the time was perfect because it wasn’t.  but Guy Fawkes wasn’t some kind of hero fighting oppression.  quite the opposite.

oh, and today is OUR festival, OUR celebration.

not Let’s Reblog All The V For Vendetta Day

i was gonna take that bit out but then i realised that other culture’s celebrations demand the same sort of respect.  like, if it were a religious celebration people wouldn’t want it to be associated with a film that goes against the very meaning of it?

ok wow i’m gonna stop now this is getting ranty

tl;dr - Bonfire Night is awesome.  Guy Fawkes was a douche.  the end.

  1. needlesslydefiantwithtea reblogged this from gunslingerannie and added:
    IGNORE MY PREVIOUS POST THIS IS PERFECTION
  2. thebastardofgloucester said: eh, I think that the film is a lot more nuanced than that. the fandom, on the other hand. but yeah. Guy Fawkes is not V and James I was not a tyrannical murdering despot running a police state.
  3. gunslingerannie reblogged this from possiblyhauntedlasagne and added:
    TOO MUCH SRS BSNS ON MY DASH ENGLAND IS NOT ABOUT SRS BSNS. WE’VE BEEN INVADED TOO MANY TIMES FOR THAT. I mean, come on,...
  4. possiblyhauntedlasagne reblogged this from needlesslydefiantwithtea and added:
    I have always kind of liked Guy Fawkes on the basis that without him we wouldn’t have a holiday all about EXPLOSIONS....
  5. manicpixiedreamcthulhu reblogged this from l0kasenna and added:
    IM GOING TO PUNCH YOU ALL IN THE FACE HE WAS A THEOCRATIC FREEDOM FIGHTER?? yeah he was trying to get rid of the...
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    *SLOW CLAP*
  7. the-ace-of-stars reblogged this from l0kasenna and added:
    Fair enough, but we must also take into consideration that he may in fact have been framed/his part in the gunpowder...
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