I was entertained, but this isn't a great movie. It still feels like a lot of shout-outs pasted together with CGI and I didn't grow up on original Trek so while I appreciate a good remake, I also want it to have a point. Also people keep telling me original Trek was about pushing boundaries and that it was clever... I'm not seeing it here people.
I'm not all that invested in the trifecta of white, male lead actors playing Kirk, Spock and Bones. I'm keen on Uhura and Carol and would like to see more of them.
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Text: A NOTE ABOUT GENDER USAGE
The case examples throughout the book tell stories about men and women who have battled depression. in the case of presentations, the mixed use of "he" or "she" is easy, deliberate, and purposeful. How-ever, when I speak in general terms or in terms of principles, I use only masculine pronouns. Why? it is simply too clumsy and distracting to try to work both the masculine and the feminine into each idea. so, to make the book an easier read, I opted for the less-than-perfect choice of the traditional masculine. I hope you will understand that its a choice made not of ignorance or preference but of necessity.
Dear Michael D. Yapko,
I hope you will understand that I do not read works that contain hate-speak, it is a choice made not of ignorance or preference but of necessity.
*Interesting note: the Amazon preview does not display this page but the Random house one does.
The usual feminist critique applies.
Deeply relieved by the handling of the Mandarin which I expected to be a racist clusterfuck. ETA Having now read wistfuljane's comments I spoke way too soon :(
- GP sanctioned experiment with meds to reduce headaches through reduced dosage aborted due to significant drop in ability to cope / give-a-damn. Sadness. The fact that headaches are now a normal part of my reality is no fun, would not mind having my libido back either, at least I think I wouldn't mind since how would I know?
- Arrow still enjoyable.
- Grimm still enjoyable.
- Read a metric ton of Teen Wolf fic.
- Gym a work in progress, left knee and left shoulder have issues that are being carefully worked around.
- Haircut! Am spiky in the morning and fluffy late at night. I keep trying to take the (now nonexistent) ponytail off in the hope it will stop the headache.
- Swept front yard and 1/3 of backyard = major achievement \o/
I love how overdone this movie is, it's all very Dick Tracey and dramatic which really works when you have a dude running around dressed as a bat.
Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.
This was visually gorgeous and subtle. I was pleasantly surprised. I appreciate it when marginalized people are shown as having rich lives and ongoing relationships. I also like seeing women grow as people.
IMDB says: After R (a highly unusual zombie) saves Julie from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
R's narrative is funny and wry, I'd say 'warm' but he's dead. It's a sweet post-apocalyptic romance that doesn't say anything interesting about boy-girl relations but does entertain.
I've not had anything to do with G.I. Joe before so the contrast between hyper technological US military people and mystical healing-wax bearing ninjas was a bit surreal.
The colour options were interesting plus you can have text embroidered on them so we went for a fun option,. Since the thundershirt arrived during the OTW April fundraising drive we also had a photoshoot and made an experimental gif.
The OTW community, and the fannish community it is part of often expresses love directly through action. We've started a not so tiny organisation of our own, the Archive of Our Own, a wiki of our own Fanlore, a journal of our own Transformative Works and Culture, we're doing Legal Advocacy of our own, and one day we plan to have a Torrent of Our Own to preserve multi-media as well as what is currently hosted on the AO3.
Act now to support the projects you love.
- Swancon was most excellent, I got the Stargate there without injury to it or me or chaosmanor plus we won a Tin Duck for the Stargate \o/
- Much love to brother J who loaned out his ute to make transport possible.
- Visited the gaming room, met some lovely people, went to some panels... Gail Simone on writing genderfluidity was interesting as was a retrospective of Disney's 'Renaissance' years and a look at the last five years of Rebel Empire.
- Spent some time with family, which for the most part was excellent. Will never again attempt to explain why the internet is not a magical land where people are gender neutral because they can't see each other. Ah who am I kidding.
- Kiba accidentally bit me while wrestling for a ball, waiting to see how much it's going to purple up. I am going to retaliate with embarrassing clothes for woofers.
- Am trapped between Blood Donor clinic who won't let me donate because I have a note on my file from 2008,and my GP who refuses to clear me because he doesn't know what they are worried about... *sigh* so much effort to get stuck full of needles.
- Flu shot left impressive welt in my arm and a nice hot spot, am waiting for effect to wear off
- A Good Day to Die Hard was disappointing. I wanted, well, plot, chemistry and character development. My bad. Beanbag cinema makes up for a lot.
- Managed to burn the tip of my finger on a molten chocolate chip. I have a blister; most embarrassing injury for ages.
- Mastered a mini-quiche recipe and made 24 \o/
- Up to date on Arrow, seriously, how are you so good?
- Teen Wolf fans should totally be reading this: Reading On Fire so You Don't Have To
- Swancon this weekend \o/ My personal challenge: move a 3m Stargate 12 km North.
- Forking and Dongle Jokes Don’t Belong At Tech Conferences
- SendGrid under DDOS attack after its developer evangelist complains about sexual jokes at PyCon
- Playhaven developer fired for sexual jokes after SendGrid marketer outs him on Twitter
- Adria Richards fired by SendGrid for calling out developers on Twitter
Adria, my thoughts are with you.
What are people using and what do you recommend?
*which is no doubt getting utterly hammered right now.
- Saw Neil Young at the Arena (still not an architecturally pleasing building to me despite the Pineapple having lasers) with zorana and alas it was not our thing. This was tiny bit weird as I grew up on his album Harvest and remember liking it. We left early for icecream.
- Saw Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters also with zorana which has has flaws but was also very funny. It is a HAPPY PLACE and I am going again tonight with maharetr and cupidsbow . Am also cruising Tommy Wirkola's IMDB credits as he was both writer and director and if he's consistent I will happily watch his other stuff.
- There were OTW-ish things like OTW Board response to concerns about the meta decision and Nine weeks so far...
- My Kudos water bottle premium for donating to OTW arrived - it has inspired jealousy and rightly so.
- Also: FYI - Voices: Global virtual conference on International Women's Day
- Rewatched Die Hard (which is still good) in preparation for seeing A Good Day to Die Hard.
- I've been going to the gym for one week now - ow ow ow.
I have also found a use for this adorable little bag chaosmanor gave me - it unzips into a single long strand.