I am messing about with various templates at the moment. None decided on as final, but if you notice anything weird that is the reason why. Hopefully I’ll have a new one sorted and ready to go by the end of the day.
I got married on Thursday, a quiet affair. Registry office and then out with the families for a meal. And maybe one in the pub afterwards :) This was what Himself’s sister got as our wedding cake. fantastic isn’t it?
Well it has been a while hasn’t it? My last post was way back in December of last year. That’s almost four full months! The main reason for my absence was that I bought a house! Excitement, but also time-consuming and internet-interfering-with. We’ve moved out the country, and being a *whole* ten miles from the […]
Throughout the whole movie, the guys are the puppeteers. The guys still get most of the lines. They’re in control. Throwing in Show Spoiler ▼
at the end for the final fight doesn’t magically “fix” the fact that I just watched a very uncomfortable movie about how men maim and humiliate women in service to their dark, primordial desires/underlord. The scene with all the guys oogling over whether or not the blond’s shirt was going to come off was just… unnecessary.
[Kameron Hurley – Why your gun-toting chick isn’t feminist redux Thoughts on Cabin in the Woods]
The thing is, a lot of what she points out as being misogyny is, totally and utterly, misogyny. But I watched the film thinking that that was part of the point. The world we live in has a whole heap of misogyny in it. And, in most cases, old white men are the ones in charge. I watched The cabin in the woods as a dark comedy/horror first up, but I also saw it as having a whole heap to say about the world, in general, and the horror genre in certain specifics.
I’m trying to figure out how to articulate this properly. It has been so long since I’ve actually had to write an argument. Anyways, unhidden spoilers below.
ViaSarah Anne Langton.
Today, at work, in preparation for our move:”(of which I shall not speak because the work is unending and wearisome)”, I came across The love letters of an Irish woman. Originally they had been found in a dump and published as a small book. And then serialised in Gaelic Gleamings, which is what I was […]
I work in a library headquarters, this means that we process the new stock  . Part of this processing means that we have to write the accession number and the call number, or collection code on the new books. We do this in three places. Back of the title page, on page 19, and […]
Essential Kubrick animated .gifs | You might like this.
Officially, the White House says Obama never went to Mars from White House Denies CIA Teleported Obama to Mars | Danger Room | Wired.com. via metafilter, of course
It all seemed a bit out of order to me. Yes, I thought it was offensive and no, I didn’t find it funny… but I don’t remember arriving at a place where we decided we had a right to not be offended. I don’t like the sound of that place. I don’t like it at […]