Tuesday, September 16, 2014
This needs to be ironed and the colors in the photo are wrong (it’s more red, less pink) and whatever, I am still pretty pleased with how it turned out. Now on to my personal house motto as written by Lev Grossman in The Magician’s Land. (“They also serve who ride around on hippogriffs and watch.”)

This needs to be ironed and the colors in the photo are wrong (it’s more red, less pink) and whatever, I am still pretty pleased with how it turned out. Now on to my personal house motto as written by Lev Grossman in The Magician’s Land. (“They also serve who ride around on hippogriffs and watch.”)

GPOY.

GPOY.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

very important doctor who question full of spoilers for “listen”:

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The best thing about this is that like a day later Jenn told me I’d done a good Scully face.

Friday, September 5, 2014

ain’t no party like a bunch of booksellers who love david mitchell party because a booksellers who love david mitchell party is eternal and regenerates and all knows each other in very strange ways

Sunday, August 17, 2014

last 3 things you watched on Netflix, go

jennirl:

West Wing
Adventure Time
Gossip Girl

tag jamiatt (whose fault this is), emilygould, tinyampersand, wonderali, youtastelikenachos, bookavore

Uhhhh.

  • Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Arrow
  • Dollhouse

Also somebody watched Only God Forgives and a lot of Parks & Recreation and Bob’s Burgers but that wasn’t me. It does explain some of the things Netflix has been telling me to watch, however. (I know who the ghost in my Netflix is.)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

obi-wankenblowme:

This is a collection of Tweets from military veterans reacting to the police response in Ferguson. 

And if this shit doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will.

What the HELL guys? What in the actual hell? Gamora kicks five people in THE ENTIRE MOVIE. We get four pieces of exposition about how she is a living weapon trained to be the ultimate assassin and that is almost as many people as she actually kicks. As much time is spent telling us that Gamora is dead serious as she actually spends being dead serious! What is that? Black Widow kicks more guys in Iron Man II, and that wasn’t even her movie! That scene wasn’t even a necessary scene! They added in an extra scene that was nothing but Black Widow kicking guys, just to make sure that she got to kick a lot of guys!

What does Gamora ACTUALLY do? Well, she gets taken hostage twice (both times by a couple of guys with knives, come on, are you fucking kidding me? GUYS with KNIVES are holding Thanos’ legendary invincible space assassin hostage?), she gets rescued by Star-Lord twice. She has a bunch of feelings. She fights the Evil Girl. (When there are two female characters in a movie, and one is evil, the Good Girl and the Evil Girl have to fight each other, that is the rule.) At the end of the movie she wears a sexy space mini-dress and tells Star-Lord how great he is.

She doesn’t even get a CHAIR. She has to STAND next to Star-Lord so she can tell him he’s great. Rocket Raccoon gets a chair and HE IS A RACCOON. He could sit on Drax’s head! Drax gets a chair, and what idiot even decided to let that violent space maniac into the cockpit in the first place?

I had this really rambly post in my head about how I’ve been seeing a looooooot of appreciation for Marvel’s supposedly great feminist strides but next to nothing in Guardians actually backs that up - Gamora gets some lip service, but nothing to do; Nova Prime just stands around looking concerned; girl fight! whore! - but then I came across this post, which already said it all, and better.

We’re eating this shit up with a spoon and calling it ice cream.

It’s clear it’s not actual danger that the police in Ferguson are fighting. What they’re fighting, I suspect, is fear of reality. They have to look at protesters who were once peaceful, who they might know from the constant searches, the twinges of being shamed by their own unfounded suspicions over and over again, (white people are stopped less often than black people in Ferguson, even though they are markedly more likely to be carrying contraband), who they know from the neighborhoods and parks and restaurants around this little place, and who they now face across a barrier of police paranoia. The cops aren’t defending themselves against credible threats. They’re defending themselves against the nearly-unfightable recognition that they’re wrong, and now everyone can see it. from here