Twilight: My Beloved Asshole and Me
(Content Note: Abusive Relationships)
This is an abusive relationship because -- once again -- Bella is covertly burying her needs. Edward, the boy of her dreams, then aggressively explains how he needs complete access to Bella's thoughts, so Bella immediately becomes a study in how to wipe any "inappropriate" thoughts and feelings from her language, body language, and facial expressions in order to make Edward happy.
Narnia: When The Narrative Is Stacked Against You
(Content Note: Abuse (Emotional / Family / Physical / Religious)
"Susan was the worst."
Let's just linger on that one for a moment.
Lastly, I'm tentatively planning a North Dallas Gathering for the middle of October. Anybody who's in the area and would like to get together is welcome to attend.
Storiteller had this time disconnected from the Internet, and often from electricity, because she was on vacation in Peru. She describes the first few days of her trip, including experiences with altitude sickness and a highland community in the Peruvian Chronicles Day 1/2 and Day 3.
• Movie review of Beasts of the Southern Wild
• How you know you are recovering from an injury - Tenderfoot
• On the Hunt is a book review of Peter L. Bergen's book, Manhunt: The Ten Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11/ to Abbottabad. (Content Warning: It contains some references to torture and the 9/11 attacks but no descriptions.)
• The Kittehlympics is a description of my cats' version of the games plus some other random Olympic thoughts.
I wrote a .hack//Sign post covering the first part of a meeting of almost every character that has appeared thus far, in which I talk about the Silver Knight's attitude and the CC Corporation's respect for player confidentiality.
I wrote about some ideas for projects involving transfemale protagonists that I haven't pursued because of unease about what I don't know about various non-trans*-related topics. I wrote about ways to claim more than one day as one's birthday (mine just went by, assuming Gregorian calendar standard rules.) I made a post about the things I like in the movie Sahara, I specifically avoided an in depth discussion of the movie's problems but I think several of "I like"s point to the problems anyway. And I made an index for the month of May.
Deconstruction: Depression Diaries and Puritan Work Ethics
(Content Note: Depression, Surgery)–
One of the really frustrating things about depression is how well it succeeds in camouflaging itself as a "nothing" disease, the mental equivalent of having a touch of sinus drainage in the morning, or of needing your joints to warm up for a few minutes before you can really hit the ground running.
Brave didn't light my world on fire from a story-telling perspective. But that's okay because it's still a step in the right direction. Now we just need more. Lots more.
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