Archive for May 15th, 2011

May 15th, 2011

fuckyeahfeministartandliterature: Ryoko Suzuki, Bind, 2001



fuckyeahfeministartandliterature:

Ryoko Suzuki, Bind, 2001

May 15th, 2011

"Do something else besides feminism. I’m serious… Please, find something else you love and take…"

““Do something else besides feminism. I’m serious… Please, find something else you love and take feminist theory there. It gets lonely over here in tech and video games – I have a great crew of other feminists but we are a little island in a vast sea. We need more feminist minded business bloggers, feminist theory wielding finance bloggers. Labor organizers with a feminist lens blogging. Can you imagine what Deadspin (the sports blog) would look like with a feminist on staff? Restructure writes about science, tech and feminism – join her! Publish a blog doing literary criticism with a feminist lens! Take on The New York Times! Talk about class issues and feminism. Whatever it is, apply your feminism in a different space.””

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DEAR GOD YES. For the love of women, let this happen. More city council meetings, less “awareness raising.”

(from here)

May 15th, 2011

MORE ON COZIES

MORE ON COZIES:

“The heroes of such stories are usually amateur detectives who often have a college degree and use their life experiences as a tool for solving crimes.”

If you substitute “British novels” and “Law & Order” for “life experience,” this is basically me. Also I am fully furnished with “an array of eccentric supporting characters, who provide light relief and are generally very likeable.”

May 15th, 2011

"Vane Pursuit (1989): A Peter Shandy mystery. A dastardly gang of rogues is sneaking around Balaclava…"

“Vane Pursuit (1989): A Peter Shandy mystery. A dastardly gang of rogues is sneaking around Balaclava county (Mass.), snatching priceless antique Praxiteles Lumpkin weathervanes. Helen Shandy, a librarian, travels to Sasquamahoc, Maine, to protect another priceless vane, and while there goes on a whale watching tour, which is hijacked by the vane snatchers.”

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Vane snatchers.

By Charlotte MacLeod: Described as a “true lady” and often seen with hat and white gloves, MacLeod began writing at 6 a.m., continued through the morning, then used the afternoon for rewrites. She only started new books on Sundays and during writing would stay dressed in a bathrobe to avoid temptation of leaving the house for an errand.

She specifically tailored her books to be “cozies”, i.e. avoiding too much violence, gore, or sex.

COZIES! I am enchanted.

I realize this tumblr used to be about political protests but I’m really growing and changing.

May 15th, 2011

"Volcano (2007): Thriller. The people of La Palma are fighting for their lives as theie island…"

“Volcano (2007): Thriller. The people of La Palma are fighting for their lives as theie island volcano, Cumbre Vieja, erupts; soon ash and lava will annihilate everything, unless they can destroy the volcano first, by planting explosives on the fault line. Three thousand miles away, across the Atlantic Ocean, the peaceful seaport of Goodwill, Maine is getting ready for its annual summer festival, Founder’s Day. Everyone is in a carnival mood, but all is not right - freak swells strike the coast, corpses are washed from cemeteries, whales disappear from the sea. A convoy of surfers arrive: their network tells them something big is going to happen in this town any day now….”

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A CONVOY OF SURFERS ARRIVE. Way to bury the lede, author Richard Doyle.

However, Richard Doyle has the best Wikipedia page/life I have seen in a long time:

Doyle was born in Guernsey and, on his third birthday, was presented at the court of Emperor Haile Selassie. He has lived in Tripoli, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Kenya, Morocco, Libya, Beirut, Barbados, Antigua, France, Greece, Ireland, and the United States. Home for several years was a plantation house in the West Indies, then on Cape Ann, followed by a fortified bastide in Gascony. He spent a short time at Rugby School[1] before completing his studies at the British Army school in Tripoli. He went on to read law at Lincoln College, Oxford.[2][3] As a young man Doyle taught English to the Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez.

That is just the first paragraph!! HAILE SELASSIE! A bastide!

BUT IT GETS SO MUCH MORE BETTER:

Deluge, his first novel, was published in 1976. Imperial 109 was published the following year and became a wild success in both the UK and the US, selling over a million copies.[4] His 2002 novel Flood was a best-seller and was adapted for the 2007 film of the same title. He is considered an expert on matters related to climate change and the flooding of London. He was invited to the ‘London Under Water’ lecture from the Royal Geographic Society’s ’21st Century Challenges’ series in June 2008.[5]

Doyle was expelled from Tripoli by military coup, has lectured on fighter training to the Italian Air Force and has survived several earthquakes, two hurricanes, and a tsunami.[6] He appears regularly on radio and TV, talking about the flood threat, climate change, writing and his own life.[7]

Doyle lives with his wife Sally and son Caspar in Oxford. Both Doyle and his son Caspar are keen yachtsmen.

1. An expert on the flooding of London

2. National Geographic Society

3. Expelled from Tripoli by a military coup

4. KEEN YACHTSMAN

May 15th, 2011

"The Real Thing (1986): After breaking her leg, aerobics instructor Deirdre Joyce was fit company for…"

“The Real Thing (1986): After breaking her leg, aerobics instructor Deirdre Joyce was fit company for no one. Especially not for equally disgruntled Neil Hersey, whose reputation as a lawyer had been unjustly tarnished. Craving solitude, both turned to Victoria Lesser — friend, owner of a remote island, and cagey matchmaker. Finding themselves stranded together off the coast of Maine, the volatile couple vowed revenge. But then friction kindled a fire, and neither captive wanted to escape Victoria’s tender trap.”

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WHY DO I NOT OWN AN ISLAND. I could make shit like this happen all the time.

(Barbara Delinsky)

May 15th, 2011

choire: You use the floss to catch the fish, and the razor to…



choire:

You use the floss to catch the fish, and the razor to gut them. Apply twice daily.

May 15th, 2011

The Hippies are back.



The Hippies are back.

May 15th, 2011

"Combining the DIY attitude of underground culture with an active, sex positive community…"

““Combining the DIY attitude of underground culture with an active, sex positive community…””

- Suicide Girls or Slut Walk?
May 15th, 2011

There is a brilliant camel-shaped loveseat at the junkshop on Driggs that I visit like Mecca every…

There is a brilliant camel-shaped loveseat at the junkshop on Driggs that I visit like Mecca every time I pass by.