A Hagan Awakening
I have, just now, completed watching the first Diamanda Hagan video I have ever seen.
It will not be my last. Tonight. Or even for the next hour. There is a marathon in my future. I can feel it.
I have seen the banners for her videos floating around TGWTG, many awesome secrets written about her on TGWTGsecrets and have seen how kind she is to her fans. But, for one reason or another, I hadn’t actually sat down and watched her videos.
I’m glad I took the time to do that tonight. It’s certainly serving as a nice distraction from some of the unpleasantness going on around here right now.
While I knew a bit about Diamanda the person, I knew nothing about her reviewer persona.
I think that made it a little more awesome, actually. I loved her presentation as this Empress, this Super Villain, completely in control of her own little universe… and if you don’t fit in to her world view (or even if you simply annoy her), to hell with you. Literally. I always love anti-hero types that are so badass they have an empire behind them (Seto Kaiba, any of the members of Dethklok, etc.). But, yes! The world works only one way: Diamanda’s way. Or no way at all. The way she injects the comedic aspect into this character is also brilliant.
I had to pause the video at the line:
“Opera singing about pussy? My life is COMPLETE!!:D”
In order to recover from my fits of laughter. I knew I couldn’t afford to miss another joke, they were all potential gut-busters.
There’s one more thing that’s really solidified my affinity for Diamanda and her show. It’s her LGBT point of view on things. There aren’t really any other reviewers that speak (openly) from this perspective. It was a bit of a gaping hole on the site, especially for someone like me, but I’m glad that Diamanda has come with her awesome character and her awesome show to plug that void.
Diamanda? You make me want to be a Lecher Bitch, too.