I cant believe I almost scrolled past this.
this post is gold
This is a paper I wrote for a political science class this year. I sent it to Angela Webber of the Doubleclicks, because her and Aubrey’s music inspired the topic.
At Angela’s recommendation, I am posting it online if anyone would like to read it. I normally do not post anything this lengthy,…
This is a 17-page research paper inspired by a song we wrote? cool
an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)
HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.
Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.
It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.
I will always reblog this. Always.
Just remember. There is no such thing as a fake geek girl.
There are only fake geek boys.
Science fiction was invented by a woman.
Today I got a message that made me rageful.
It was about a scene in The Dream Thieves. I don’t want to be spoilery, so I will just say it goes like so: Boy wants to kiss Girl. He asks her. Girl says no, even though he asked nicely. She does not want to kiss him, Girl says. He does not kiss her….
#do you want to know the objectively best scene of wicked or any other musical #it is is the opening of wicked like when glinda the new ruler of oz is in her bubble trying to lead her people forward into goodness #trying to construct a narrative about her dead best friend that they can hear and understand #like she is still trying to change her country’s oppressive social consciousness from within it #trying to teach her people compassion and perspective #she believes in these people #she thinks they can learn #and they’re all just shrieking no one mourns the— wickeeeeeed #evil threatened their complacent society evil lived in the margins evil refused to obey #and glinda so exquisite and determined and still crying (she died alone!) #— but still trying to find or create goodness #and then the huge clutching silhouette of elphaba in hat and cloak #defiant and dark against the morning sky #dead but not gone (via delladilly)
Shelburne, ON – April 1, 2014
Past scholarship recipients of the Dufferin Arts Council (DAC) will perform at An Evening of Entertainment, to be held in the Grace Tipling Hall in Shelburne Ontario on Friday May 9th, 2014. Visual artists will show and sell their art. Performers will volunteer their time to provide the audience with an evening to remember, with proceeds from the ticket sales, books, CD, and art, to be donated to the Scholarship Fund of the Dufferin Arts Council.
Since 1996, the DAC Endowment Fund has given out 102 cash awards totaling over $80,000. They continue to support students pursuing all of the arts disciplines, including visual arts, music, drama, theatrical design, dance, film, arts education and more.
Local Luthier and owner of Cithara Guitars, Daniel Clark of Mansfield Ontario is the sponsor for the event. Daniel stated that, “being a three time recipient of a scholarship from the Council, I sincerely appreciate the support that the Council has given me over the years and I am privileged and honoured to sponsor the event, to raise both awareness and funds for the Dufferin Arts Council Scholarship Fund.”
The evening is a true representation of the arts as there are many talented individuals who will perform and show their work, including singers, musicians, dancers, a theatrical performance, a literary reading, art work, theatrical costumes on display and more. Andrew Cleveland a graduate from York University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Production and Design, will make a pair of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers which will be for sale. J.M. Frey, a graduate from Theatre at Brock University, and author of five books, will be selling and signing her award winning novel. Patrick Clark, who recently completed his first album produced in Nashvillle, will also have it for sale. Proceeds from these sales, the artwork, and tickets will be donated to the Scholarship Fund.
Our confirmed lineup includes the following talented individuals: Coulter Baker, Aaron Bosnjak, Eden Cameron, Andrew Cleveland, Daniel Clark,Patrick Clark, Katie Dopp-Bryan, Ashley Duncan, J.M. Frey, Kaitlyn Gallant, Fabienne Good, Heather Halliday, Devon Jay, Kerri-Ann Paradis Hutton, and Rebecca Postma.
This inaugural event will be an evening to remember for both those attending and those performing. Tickets at $10.00/person are available at Shelburne Town Hall, BookLore, Scotia Bank (Riddell branch) and Cithara Guitars. Please support the event, the local artists, and the DAC Scholarship Fund.
Cap’s Shield: an Avengers drink
Continuing the Avengers/S.H.I.E.L.D. series, here’s a drink that encapsulates the red, white and blue wonderfully for Captain America.
- 1oz red raspberry Sour Puss
- 1oz blue curacao
- club soda
Layer the liqueurs into a 2 oz shot glass. Place the shot in the glass, then fill the glass with club soda to just below the rim of the shot glass. You can carefully tilt the glass to drink it, allowing the shots to mix with the drink, or you can empty the shot into the glass itself.
Our Captain America glass can be found here.
Other drinks in this series:
It’s Captain America 2 release day!
What I would tell you if we met for cupcakes, when I’m high on sugar and my tongue gets loose on the reality of publishing.
Give me a Diet Mt. Dew Code Red and this would get even more real…
Natalie, speaking some Truth Facts. I think that ability to cut your losses is especially vital, as is being able to just roll with things. Editors leave, covers change, release dates get moved around, editors leave again…
I do write what I love, but I also love to pay my mortgage, so…
This is an important conversation to have. To be a career author means that sometimes you have to focus on being an author but sometimes you have to focus on having a career, and those two ideals don’t always converge.