And again, while I haven't been very active here, I have been quite the little Tumblr Queen, which in turn has made sure that I never really miss any of the glorious lesbian ships - whether it's on TV, in webseries or via streaming services such as Netflix.
One of the first new wonders - which occured a few years back - was Orphan Black. A show which owes a lot to the world of shipping and fandom, and knows that Tumblr and Twitter was a huge part of the success. Something they always make sure to reward with shout-outs or great online teasers.
And yes, there was a very special reason that everyone started talking about Orphan Black... or rather, there were two very special reasons:
Meet the gorgeous puppy that is Delphine Cormier played by the equally wonderful Evelyne Brochu...
And of course, the woman who plays 50% of all the characters on the show; The awesome and awe-inspiring talent Tatiana Maslany, meeting the aforementioned Delphine, as the kick-ass character Cosima Niehaus...
Isn't it just obvious that these two are meant to be - and also meant to break both one another's and our hearts along the way? And the shipping name was also ready from around the time they met. They are of course Cophine.
Yes, that sound you hear is the collective sighs of love-hungry queer women everywhere - or maybe it's just yourself right now, but I promise you this; You are not alone!
Basically, I just wanted my first post in two years to be about something that I wholeheartedly love and recommend. So really, if you're not watching Orphan Black, then you're wrong! But it's okay, you still have time to binge watch before season 4 starts later this year.
You'll be getting to know Tatiana Maslany as the following five characters:
There are more characters played by Maslany, but these five are the core characters. And believe me, it will end up messing with your head that it's the one actress... but you'll love it.
And again, while you'll no doubt end up loving many of these characters, you mark my words: Cophine will have your heart from the beginning - and you'll love them even as they break your heart over and over.
How could you not?
So, are you watching Orphan Black? Or will you start now - and both hate and thank me for it later?