dianetriesharder replied to your post: My triceps hurt I’ma go write a paper on The Cabin…
o0o0o whats your CinW angle?
I’m not completely sure yet. I’m thinking of arguing something like the film is trying to deconstruct the horror genre but fails to break the actual conventions of the horror genre, thereby reinforcing all the things it attempts to mock, namely character typing and audience reaction.
More as I think on it, though!
A real tumblr app for windows
My triceps hurt
I’ma go write a paper on The Cabin in the Woods and hopefully get published.
No. I tried to watch it but gave up.
Me too. And honestly, I was sort of intrigued by the poor writing and bad acting. But I’m not just gonna sit around and watch a privileged ass white boy casually rape women (especially Asian women who are already highly fetishized and sexualized)
Could Hemlock Grove be any worse?
1) I got a gym membership!
2) I also got a mohawk!
Anxiety: Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That
Wanna help my wedding be perfect?
I’m putting together a brooch bouquet!
but I need way more brooches than I can afford on my own. I’ve found at fabulousbrooch.com that I love (and that only cost $3.00 to $4.50!) I need about 85 to have a really full bouquet, and I think I have about ten so far with less than six weeks to go before the wedding! If you want to help me out, the list of brooches I like and an address you can send them to is under the cut! Thanks friends!
I can write bad poems all day like it’s no one’s business
but this wedding vows shit is hard.
my legs hurt from either standing around all morning at work or sitting around all afternoon since.
and I don’t want to do this editing for this girl. But I told her I would send her article back today. and I need to stop whining about it because I’m getting paid.
It’s funny to me…
…that so many people think that gender is absolutely and immutably defined by God and/or evolution, and at the same time think that it’s so terribly fragile that merely letting little girls play with trucks, or little boys wear pink, will utterly destroy gender (and therefore society) FOREVER.
It’s like… is anyone thinking this through?
Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in “sadness,” “joy,” or “regret.” Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I’d like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, “the happiness that attends disaster.” Or: “the disappointment of sleeping with one’s fantasy.” I’d like to show how “intimations of mortality brought on by aging family members” connects with “the hatred of mirrors that begins in middle age.” I’d like to have a word for “the sadness inspired by failing restaurants” as well as for “the excitement of getting a room with a minibar.” I’ve never had the right words to describe my life, and now that I’ve entered my story, I need them more than ever.
Jeffrey Eugenides (via plusgregory)
My favorite quote from Middlesex
White privilege is having your radical, hateful, religion-driven action be deemed “upholding traditional values” and never “terrorism”.
Imagining Alternatives: A Graduate Symposium on Speculative Fictions
October 18-19, 2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Submission Deadline: August 23, 2013
In her 1973 essay “From Elfland to Poughkeepsie,” noted fantasy and science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin writes that fantasy is “a game played for very high stakes….It is a different approach to reality, an alternative technique for apprehending and coping with existence….[it is] superrealistic, a heightening of reality.” The Imagining Alternatives Graduate Symposium invites proposals for papers and panels that interrogate the alternative possibilities imagined in the heightened realities of speculative fictions: fantasy, science fiction, horror, the weird, alternate history, the utopian, and the dystopian, in literature, film, television, and video games. Such fictions give us not only alternative worlds, but alternative views of our own pasts, presents, and possible futures. They reflect our hopes and fears; they offer alternative narratives of race, gender, sexuality, and nation; they suggest the magic and the horror embedded in our own realities. We suggest the topics below, but are open to other interpretations suggested by the symposium theme and genre focus.
Proposals should consist of a 200-300 word abstract in .docx or .rtf format to:
Panel proposals should include a 100-200 word panel description as well as abstracts for up to 3 papers.
We also invite proposals for alternatives to traditional panel sessions; we particularly encourage submissions of creative work (visual arts, short films, performance pieces, and creative writing) that explores the conference theme.
The deadline for submissions is August 23, 2013.
Participants are invited to imagine alternative…
Genders and Sexualities
Communities and Nations
Models of Citizenship
Diplomacies and Geopolitics
Landscapes and Spaces
Values and Ethics
Texts and Canons
I’m submitting to this I think. Probably the paper that is maybe going to be the foundation of my thesis & a short story.