Twilight Themes: Venn Allies Behave Badly
I want this author, and others like him, to be my ally. Really. But I can't consider them that until they stop talking about misogyny in others and start addressing it in their own selves.
Twilight: Disney: The Little Mermaid
For me, The Little Mermaid is the story of an Otherkin girl living in a world that is hostile to Otherkin. For me, The Little Mermaid is the story of a feminist girl living in a world that is hostile to feminist ideals. For me, The Little Mermaid is the story of a culture-conscious girl living in a world that mandates insularity. And now I'll walk through the film and explain why I feel these things.
Narnia: Susan, Problems of
The Pevensies were “good rulers” who made no plans for the future, lived each day as if they had thousands more to come, and despite coming into their kingdom through the climax of a civil war that had raged a hundred years, saw no need to live as if Narnia was anything other than a peaceful utopia.
My university held a no confidence vote against the university's president, Selma Botma. I initially responded credulously to her claim that, though the vote was against her with a 68.8% percent majority, she nonetheless won. Then I passed on a press release by people who had actually read the rules and come to a different conclusion as a result. Finally, after reading the rules myself, in my post Botman, Chess and Context, I compared the university president's interpretation to taking one of the rules of chess out of context and using it to argue that the pieces move in ways they don't actually move.
With bad administration on my mind, I wrote about an idea for a magic school that has administrative problems in addition to the evil-of-the-book that such schools tend to attract.
I carried on with taking a zombie apocalypse team thing from facebook more seriously than merited, by writing a conversation with Snarky Bella in the New York underground of Deus Ex's 2052.
In case you missed this
Coleslaw writes: As anyone reading the Huffington Post and the New York Times already knows, The United Methodist voted down a proposal to remove the language that states that "homosexual acts" are "incompatible with Christian teaching" from the Book of Discipline. On the brighter side, they didn't vote in mandatory penalties for clergy who perform same sex marriages, as one petition would have required. Heaven only knows what "Bible-based" penalties those might have been.↩
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