Confessions of a Hawthorne Fangirl

I'm watching you...and then writing about it.

tamorapierce:

What gives them the right?  What gives these pignutted maggot-riddled sewer crawlers the right to question any woman’s medical history, particularly such a painful one?  Would this grunting, strutting, anus-picking parody of a writer have dared to ask any male candidate/ autobiographer if he had sired any out-of-wedlock progeny or paid a woman to have an abortion?  Would he have taken counsel of the local psyocibin tripper or hookah-smoking caterpillar for similarly accurate Timothy Leary factoids on the health needs of male procreation gone wrong?

This Neanderthal’s article and methods alike are obscene.  He rubs up against a spokesquisling from Texas Right to Life for his “facts,” and demands medical records of Davis’s campaign—documents that aren’t even available to her former spouse, let alone campaign folk or manure-grubbing online yapturds.

And Horne of Texas Right to Life is working for the wrong outfit, since she doesn’t appear to know that her “4% of abortions concerning physical health” includes Davis’s ectopic pregnancy, one of which occurs in 19.7 per 1,000 pregnancies (Josie L. Tenore, M.D.’s 2/2000 article in American Family Physician; <http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1080.html>) or 1 in 100 pregnancies (Patient UK webpage <http://www.patient.co.uk/health/ectopic-pregnancy-leaflet#>).  Horne’s out-of-her-ass figures don’t even cover the life-threatening ectopic pregnancy alone.

How long will American women and even decent American men swallow this swill?  How long will they let these hedge-crawling mawworms dictate our national discourse?  When will we make it clear to these scandal suckers that we will not tolerate this kind of treatment of women, no matter what their field—whether it is politics, film, diplomacy,  secretarial work, or sales?

We sit by and watch these parasites sell women as sexual objects, the deserving victims of violence, the careless destroyers of lives, and the two-faced peddlers of sin.  It’s been happening on the campaign trail, in elevators, online, on the street, in homes, on television.  When is this going to stop?  Women of color, poor women, working women, little girls, grown women, mothers, grandmothers, daughters, middle class women, students, film stars, politicians, heads of state, singers, secretaries, waitresses, maids, nannies, white women, women on buses, women on their way home, women in bars, women on stage, women at home.  None of our bodies are safe.  None of our thoughts or utterances are respected.  None of our works are given parity with even lesser works by men.

When does it stop?  We do we stop being other?  When do we stop fighting each other?  When do we stop being separate, secondary, lower, different, disregarded, disgusting, contemptible, useless, throwaway?

When?

Reblogged for rage.

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norabombay:

Well this just happened.  Sometimes you nuke them from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

My arrow wounded up pointing to someone reblogging this arrow, so big fail for me.

Then norabombay reblogged what it looked like on her dash.

Thanks, darlin’!

marysocontrary1:

lady-danute-titania-mormont:

thatravenclawbitch:

just-keep-diving-down-the-hole:

peeho1e:

askthemariobros:

rainbow-dash-101:

at the risk of this going horribly im going to do this

reblogging this
because i’ll regret it

i accept

This isn’t going to end well

On my dash, there’s a 90% chance of it being Robert Carlyle.

you won’t believe… XD

Well going by what showed up on mine it’s Chris Pine shaking his booty. No pictures or gifs, just a comment from someone else. I haven’t seen the video, so no. 

Curious to see where this ends up&#8230;

marysocontrary1:

lady-danute-titania-mormont:

thatravenclawbitch:

just-keep-diving-down-the-hole:

peeho1e:

askthemariobros:

rainbow-dash-101:

at the risk of this going horribly im going to do this

reblogging this

because i’ll regret it

i accept

This isn’t going to end well

On my dash, there’s a 90% chance of it being Robert Carlyle.

you won’t believe… XD

Well going by what showed up on mine it’s Chris Pine shaking his booty. No pictures or gifs, just a comment from someone else. I haven’t seen the video, so no. 

Curious to see where this ends up…

(via onceandfuturekiki)

liz-marcs:

kalliopestarmist:

This was the actual platform that they ran him on.

Cannot. Stop. Laughing.

Reblogging because I stumbled across this. Still laughing at the truth bomb presented here.

A rare still of Shirley and Annie.

I love this picture because it perfectly illustrates the dark side of both Shirley’s and Annie’s leadership styles.

It’s Shirley’s Regina George (the Queen Bee who surrounds herself with sycophants) meets Annie’s Iago (the manipulative power behind the throne).

subversivegrrl:

ragingbitchfest:

starrose17:

marmolita:

When:

  • if you were up to date your computer was probably running windows 95
  • there was no standard word processing application (I used Word Perfect, who remembers that one?)
  • “the internet” was usually synonymous with…

You’re forgetting Usenet!

Which mostly existed before there was a WWW or Internet Navigator. (Whoops! I’m outing my age. Potentially.) I remember the day Google bought Usenet and turned it into Google Groups. Which doesn’t exist any more. 

Plus:  I was an Alta Vista GODDESS! I knew all the tricks to make those search results more accurate (BOOLEAN EXPRESSIONS FTW!)

Also, too:  GET OFF MY LAWN!

onceandfuturekiki:

If you have any interest in film at all, I would really appreciate it if you followed my film blog. I initially set it up because the Rotten Tomatoes forums shut down, and I wanted a place where my friends from there could find me without having to wade through all of my fandom stuff.

But I spent a lot of yesterday applying for scholarships and looking into film programs at the colleges I’m applying to. I also spent some time talking to family and friends about my plans for the future, and the possibility of finally publishing my book about Pre-Code Hollywood.

I’m going to be studying film history. I intend to get my doctorate and go into teaching and archiving, specifically preservation. I’d also like to write about film history and, as I mentioned, I’ve already been working on one about pre-code Hollywood.

Having a place where I exclusively talk about film, where my work can be found, is something that has the potential to be very important in my future education and career. And it would be even better if that place had a decent amount of followers. Not just because being somewhat known would raise my profile in the film history community, but also because being able to answer questions thoroughly and partake in discussion is something that really matters in the field.

So I would really super appreciate it if you followed my blog and, if you would be really super duper awesome and sweet, reblog this post and share with anyone you know who is a little bit interested in film. 

And I’ll always be thrilled to answer any questions, partake in any discussions about anything film related, not just classic film/film history related over at Kiki Talks Movies.

Reblogging for the film buffs on my dash.

I have developed a certain fondness for the men’s rights activists know as MRA’s, or more colloquially:  ‘Restraining-Order-Americans.’

Normally you would have to turn to PETA or Code Pink to find a group whose words and deeds are so completely detrimental to their aims and just make people go, “Ugh, pass.” But the MRA’s are special …. and yes, I mean they are ‘special’ in a very ‘special’ way.  Like libertarians , they sound perfectly rational for the first ten minutes or so and then –suddenly and without warning — the crazy starts to bubble up to the surface and a new chapter in the DSM-5 is born.

In doing some research on these jolly fellows –BECAUSE I WANT TO BE FAIR — I discovered a delightful hither-to unbeknownst to me acronym: MGTOW, which I came to learn  means: Men Going Their Own Way.

I have followed the fabulous Tbogg (aka the fabulous Tom Boggioni) since the beginning of his blogging career when he had his own little porch on teh Internets (that series of tubes).

He is always on point, and always hilarious. I recommend a regular dose of reading him. His take on the MRAs is hilarious  and spot-on.

Also, to:  if you’re someone who generally avoids the comments, especially when it comes to MRAs, have no fear in this case. The commenters on this one really do pound the MRAs to paste. It’s like a wordy equivalent of whack-a-mole.

Lyrics of this song (“Beautifully,” if you’re curious) just simply break my heart when I hear them.

The video is…not what I expected. It’s not bad, and it does fit, but doesn’t quite match the images I had in my head.

Seriously, though. Give it a listen.

Warning:  Heartbreaking subject matter.

Admittedly, most people in the world do not live near “destination cities for international tourism.”

I, it should be noted, am not most people. To be fair, I actually love living in Massachusetts (aka, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or, as I like to call it, the People’s Republic of Massachusetts), and I actually love the fact that I live in the Boston area.

Although, I admit that sometimes tourists do drive me a bit insane. Enough that about six year ago I made a slightly ranty post about All the Tourists I’ve Loved (and Not Loved) Before because I got pushed to the breaking point by a rude tourist. (PROTIP:  Real cities are not theme parks, so stop acting like all of the locals should be wearing colorful costumes and speaking in an exaggerated patois. We are not your playthings. Thank you.)

The best thing I love about it? I quite often get to read about my home through the eyes of other people.

Even the bad stuff.

Which is why I kind of love Boston Tourist Attractions, According to Unhappy Yelp Reviewers feature that went up today online. I’m not sure which is funnier. The reviews that miss point, or the answering snark from the Boston Globe.

This is has got to be my favorite one:

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For the record, Arnold Arboretum isn’t actually just about trees, which anyone with access to a Web browser will be able to see here.

Oooh, and this one’s another favorite:

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For real information on the Freedom Trail, go here.

You’re very welcome, America.

What makes this especially retroactively funny is that when this joke happened, Jeff was 36 and rounding the corner to 37. That frozen smile on his face just screams, “I can feel the liver spots breaking out on the back of my hands! And are my crows’ feet digging into the sides of my fivehead? THEY ARE! AHHHHHH!”

THIS IS HOW YOU DO AN AGE DIFFERENCE JOKE WITHOUT TURNING ANNIE INTO A 12-YEAR-OLD COMMUNITY WRITERS!

I would not be averse to a joke where Jeff makes a reference to something from the early 90s, and Annie nods like she knows what he’s talking about, only to whip out her phone to look up the reference the second Jeff’s back is turned.

If she does it while she’s naked in bed with Jeff? It would make the whole episode for me. (Shippas are gonna ship, people.)

Hell, according to Alison Brie, this is something she, Danny Pudi, and Gillian Jacobs do all the time when they read a script and don’t get the references in the script.

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lovelyardie:

itsramez:

please be courteous this 4th. of July if you have a veteran in your neighborhood 

actually signal boost this please

I almost never signal boost (I dislike the slacktivist mindset of Tumblr), but this was something that never occurred to me.
So worth putting out there.

lovelyardie:

itsramez:

please be courteous this 4th. of July if you have a veteran in your neighborhood 

actually signal boost this please

I almost never signal boost (I dislike the slacktivist mindset of Tumblr), but this was something that never occurred to me.

So worth putting out there.

(via onceandfuturekiki)

He loves her.

She doesn’t know.

History for the win! Read this amazing story about a crime that was reported to the police (or rather, the equivalent in Ancient Egypt) about a neighborhood dispute, theft of crops, and accusations of sorcery.

It only gets weirder from there.

From the article:

In many ways, a papyrus of this kind is not uncommon. An interesting type of document that is preserved in Egyptian papyri, but not commonly found in other types of ancient literature, are letters reporting crimes and petitioning local authorities. Often times, we in fact do not have the final version of these letters. Instead, since the final copies were sent to their recipients, earlier rough drafts or duplicate copies were either discarded, making their way to local landfills (where papyrologists can find them), or kept for private records, which is where the Brephos Papyrus was found in a group of documents from a house and courtyard in Karanis.

An ancient letter reporting a crime may not be an uncommon papyrological discovery, but the Brephos Papyrus is far from usual, as it is one of the only examples of such letters complaining about a crime that involves the use of magic. The magical spell in discussion takes the form of a fetal (not fatal) assault upon Gemellus!

ameliasfairytales:

I rewatched 1x06(I’m doing the reddit community rewatch[same url on there too btw]), and I have a lot of thoughts on it watching it some much later, and it wasn’t one of my ‘rewatch episodes’(which I will now change cause it’s actually one of the funniest episodes tbh). My main thought how ever…

An interesting little factoid about the Milady/Milord exchange at the end of “Football, Feminism, and You” is that it is the exact same Milady/Milord exchange that’s used in “Basic Sandwich” when Jeff looks at Annie.

There could be a couple of reasons why that particular exchange was used:

  • It could be because there are only two clear and complete Milady/Milord exchanges in the entire show run. “Spanish 101” is the first time, but there’s a lot of other background noise from the other characters that would be hard to filter out. The other is “Football, Feminism, and You,” which would only require production to filter out the musical cues. All other Milady/Milord exchanges are incomplete, as in “Intro to Political Science” where Jeff says “Milady” and Annie smiles in response, or broken, as in “Fistful of Paintballs” where Annie demands to know what Jeff wants after he says “Milady” (in retrospect, Jeff’s soft “Yikes” to Annie’s response seems kind of sad).
  • As for in-story reasons why that particular exchange was used for “Basic Sandwich,” “Football, Feminism, and You” also marks the first time Jeff and Annie actually have any kind of real conversation. The fight over Troy, although a fight, was actually a real conversation and it was their first one. Jeff initiates the Milady/Milord exchange at the end of the episode as an olive branch, and Annie answers to show she accepts said olive branch. Before that point, the Milady/Milord exchange seemed to be Jeff’s way of manipulating/currying favor with Annie to get at her class notes. So you might say that it’s the first time that Jeff’s employed it for something other than manipulative purposes.
  • Another in-story reason for using that particular Milady/Milord exchange is to show that, for whatever reason, it means something more to Jeff than we’ve been lead to believe. We’ve seen him use it to manipulate or attempt to manipulate Annie (in that way, it’s use in “Spanish 101” and “Fistful of Paintballs” are perfect mirror images in that what once worked on Annie now no longer works). We’ve seen him use it as an apology (“Football, Feminism, and You”). We’ve seen him use it to re-affirm their friendship (“Intro to Political Science). “Basic Sandwich” gives it a completely different angle, in which Jeff views it as an affectionate exchange that is unique only to Annie. What makes it a little sad is that, as far as we know, Jeff has not initiated the exchange since “Fistful of Paintballs” and Annie’s verbal rejection of it three years before. So it’s something he’s held on to all to all this time in some dusty corner of his brain and/or heart as something that defines his relationship to Annie.
  • Much as I hate to throw out a darker take here (but I kind of can’t resist), is that the use of the Milady/Milord exchange in “Basic Sandwich” is a signal that Jeff has started to idealize certain aspects of his relationship with Annie in much the same way that Annie used to idealize him. If anything, “Basic Sandwich” showed that although Annie does care about Jeff, and may even love him in the romantic sense, she no longer holds an idealized view of Jeff or what a relationship with him might entail. While I don’t think Jeff idealizes Annie herself (he’s known her too long for that), he might be idealizing what he thinks a relationship with Annie might be like. And that could spell big problems in the future.

Sorry. I couldn’t resist commenting on it.