Guys I can’t handle the trailer I CAN’T HANDLE IT GUYS I’M GONNA EXPLODE WITH THE FEELINGS SO I HAD TO DRAW THIS CRAPPY SKETCHY THING TO EXPRESS MY FEELINGS ABOUT THE PAJAMAS OKAY JUST KILL ME
Because they’ll have a Christmas tree and they’ll have to decorate it and sing carols around the piano while sipping eggnog and he’s just going to stare at her because her voice is just ugh perfection and OMG SHELAGH WATCHING TIMOTHY OPENING GIFTS MY HEART WILL EXPLODE NOPE
I… I… I’m dead of feels.
I just came home from work, watched the trailer, and literally spat pasta all over my computer. This is just too much. IT’S TOO MUCH, I SAY!
This drawing of Sister Evangelina was the one I struggled with the most, because, as cliche as it may sound, I grew up with Pam Ferris. Matilda came out when I was eight years old, and Ms. Trunchbull was a huge part of my life because I watched it hundreds of times. When I was sixteen Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was released, and she was the perfect Aunt Marge.
Now I’m twenty-five and absolutely head over heels for Ferris’ Sister Evangelina, who is the absolute coolest. If I were any of the nuns at Nonnatus House, I would probably be Sister Evangelina. She’s bossy, cantankerous, and stubborn. But underneath that rough armor is a deeply loving heart, and I love her for it. It’s always impressed me that everyone still likes Sister Evangelina, despite her antics. It shows that they all know how much she loves them and loves working with them.
I don’t think I got her face quite right, but it’s my meek attempt at a tribute to a fabulous lady.
#remember when sookie was played by a fat actress and there were literally no jokes about her weight on the show? #remember how she wasn’t defined by her weight? #remember how she got to date and get married and have kids and not be just the token funny fat friend of the main character? #remember when she ~got her life together and was happy before lorelai and that wasn’t seen as threatening?
remember how her insecurities (which she did have, because doesn’t everyone?) had nothing to do with her appearance and were more about her artistic failures, her ability to be a mom, her “annoying quirks” she thought Jackson would get tired of?
remember how even though she was often clumsy forgetful and disorganized she was still portrayed as a competent adult? remember how her decision to get married and have kids didn’t diminish her career as a master chef and entrepreneur? remember how she was a bubbly and funny supporting character without being shallow or unintelligent?
Sister Monica Joan is the one character on Call the Midwife who can take me out of the 1950’s and make me reflect on modern times. She is a trailblazer, a woman of spirit and tenacity filled with self-worth and purpose. Her heart is swelling with love yet her mind is failing her… and she knows it. Judy Parfitt’s magnificent acting breaks my heart into a million pieces in her portrayal of this beautiful lady. She is the character we could all know in real life someday: our grandmothers, our friends, ourselves. She’s the unknown future that may include a body that is betraying us as we age, but she is also the beating heart of Nonnatus House, the one everyone cherishes enough to carry alongside them to the finish line.
but what if one of the envelopes dr. turner sent sister bernadette just had a collapsed origami frog in it and and and
I love Sister Julienne.
She bends over backwards for everyone and never asks anything in return. She’s quiet but forceful, and she puts everyone at ease. Her certainty is unwavering, yet she isn’t judgmental or stubborn. I think we all want a friend and mentor like Sister Julienne.
Yeah, there was that. (x)