"Some things you’re not letting happen right now because the timing isn’t perfect for you. Some you’re not letting happen because you are very aware of where you are. But all things, as they are happening, are happening in perfect order. And if you will relax and begin saying, ‘Everything in its perfect time. Everything is unfolding. And I’m enjoying where I am now, in relationship to where I’m going. Content where I am, and eager for more,” that is the perfect vibrational stance."
Clicking on the Orphan Black tag on Tumblr and reading theories, especially those written by non-scientists, has become my new favorite pastime. And I don’t mean for that previous statement to sound in any way condescending. I’m an immunologist by training, so naturally I find it encouraging that non-scientists, especially young women, have latched onto this show and found a forum for discussion. I think the best compliment I can pay Orphan Black is that not only has it gotten people talking; it’s what it’s gotten people talking about. What sets the Orphan Black fandom apart, in my opinion, is that the fans aren’t just having the predictable post-show discussions revolving around simple plot synopsis or the characters’ wardrobe choices or their favorite (potential) couples. Granted, those discussions are happening, but they’re happening as almost second fiddle to discussions about the scientific merits of the show. The more I read, the more compelled I am to write. I also find myself making observations about the nurture side of the nature vs. nurture debate. As I discuss the show with my friends (many of whom were once my fellow graduate students), the tone of our discussions has taken a turn towards the philosophical and sociological.