Native fashion without cultural appropriation.
Okay. I can buy the Vikings walking -- or sailing -- to North America when the place was frozen over (using boats at the edge of the ice, for instance, as the Inuit have done for centuries). But I am raising an eyebrow into my hairline at some of the linguistic claims in this piece. Comments, anyone? I do notice that there seems to be little work to distinguish Algonquian (languages) from Algonquin (tribe), or either of them from Iroquoian languages (and the Six Nations includes the Algonquins, who moved up from Virginia and the Carolinas and were adopted into the Iroquois during the early 1700s), or the fact that the Lenape (Delawares) were not only in New England, etc. etc.
Cool links from Myth and moor.
Oh, Whole Foods, no. No, no, no.
I was randomly going through old blog posts to figure out my life’s timeline, as you do, and I had used the word in a post, decided to google it again, and found THIS:
My Demon Lover / 1987
Dir.: Charlie Loventhal
Starring: Scott Valentine, Michele Little, Arnold Johnson
Movies that cram in as many genres as possible are the best. What could be more special than a movie that wants to cover so much ground? And what could be more fascinating than watching that fail? Enter My Demon Lover, a romantic comedy with an OUTRAGEOUS twist: its main character Kaz (the attractive male lead played by attractive male human Scott Valentine) is secretly a hideous monster. Even TWISTIER? His grotesque features only show themselves when he is sexually aroused. But he still believes in LOVE, goddammit, and he’s seeking it out the only way he knows how: groping women on the street.
Yup. It’s real. From the description, it’s also just as horrible as I remember
There are still verses left in the linkback poem "Silken Dreams." Linking to this page will reveal new verses of that.
"Circuits and Cycles"
I used one of my bingo squares, sports, to spark the free-verse poem "Circuits and Cycles." Shahana and Johan watch their novices play a game of circuitball.
55 lines, Buy It Now = $20
"The Golden Peaches of Peace"
Based on a DW prompt, "The Golden Peaches of Peace" is a free-verse poem about Shahana and Ari celebrating midsummer with a sacred confection.
60 lines, Buy It Now = $20
"The Power of Perseverance"
A DW whetstone prompt inspired the free-verse poem "The Power of Perseverence." Shahana teaches Ari a new meditation.
30 lines, Buy It Now = $15
"Something You Feel"
A quarterboard prompt provided part of the background for the free-verse poem "Something You Feel." Gorrein clings to the drummer boy who is darn near the only person even still speaking to him. And then Gorrein's parents come home and life really begins to suck.
114 lines, Buy It Now = $57
The drummer boy turned out to be
not entirely inept at strategy,
which surprised Gorrein at first,
but thinking further it made sense
that he would attract followers with
that sort of knack, regardless of age.
Based on a DW prompt, "Sprouts" is a free-verse poem in which Larn and Dalka teach the children how to plant a garden.
52 lines, Buy It Now = $20
It's really astonishingly well done in terms of the production values, but also, I suspect that I will never get "Home space ball is blue, and there's nothing I can do..." out of my head.
But I’m just super excited to be knitting again, and if I don’t get all obsessive and watch my positioning it won’t hurt my hands and I can have cool stuff. I so miss all my good knitting supplies though, trying to relearn with aluminum needles and fancy yarn with ribbon and shit is hard. I wish I had known I was gonna get back into knitting before my birthday, it would have SO changed what I asked for.
I'm planning to submit an erratum to Unicode. U+26A5, U+26A6, and U+26A7 all have the informative alias "transgendered sexuality".
I think the first word should be "transgender", and the second word should be something other than "sexuality", but I'm not sure what.
The questions I have are:
1) do you think asking for this change is sensible?
2) what do you think the informative alias "transgendered sexuality" should be changed to?
3) can you think of good sources I can cite when I'm explaining why the change should be made?
If you saw this on Facebook or Twitter or wherever, feel free to answer there and I'll copy the answer here onto Dreamwidth/LJ.
love and hugs.
From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2014-06-05:
I stood before the Judge that day
As he refused me bail
And I knew that I would spend my time
Awaiting trial in jail
I said there is no justice
As they led me out of the door
And the Judge said, "This isn't a court of justice, son
This is a court of law."
-- Billy Bragg, from his song Rotting On Remand.
Notre Dame University doesn't even want to fill out the form that says they don't want health insurance companies to give their employees birth control. The court tells them that's very poor thinking, and no, dude, just do it. This isn't religious liberty, it's just stupid.
It's a bit scary when a group of traditionalist churches in Arizona are trying to increase hatred for a progressive Christian church down the street.
Ireland wants same-sex marriages, and says so loudly and emphatically. And the Catholic Church there is going to have to figure out how to deal with this.
And for some unadulterated good news, there's Trusst, a start-up by women with engineering degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, which plans to offer more comfortable bras for large-breasted women. If for nothing else, do please watch their ad.
Might post more about it after some reasonable amount of sleeping
"Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided republic." -- Gen. John A. Logan (b. 1826-02-09, d. 1886-12-26)
[To my countrymen, I wish you an appropriately thoughtgful Memorial Day (formerly Decoration Day, hence the "undivided" in the quotation) -- let us celebrate what we have while remembering what it has cost.]
Noted author and historian Michael Parenti joins Peter and Mickey in the studio to discuss his latest book, “Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies.” Later in the program, we hear excerpts from a 2012 Parenti speech on “The One Percent Pathology and the Myths of Capitalism” Listen to the radio show here
"For a Christian, doubt is a shameful secret, a failure of faith, but the rabbis have long embraced doubt as an opportunity for vigorous argument. For the rabbis, the existence of God is no more of a question than the existence of air: Doubt is how we converse with Him." -- the narrator of The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King (2010, Bantam Books; ISBN 978-0-553-59041-8)
[A joyous festival to everyone celebrating Shavuot, and also to everyone celebrating Whit Sunday!]
"Pentecost has not created an alternative mythology with which to secularize and commercialize it. It has not created a figure like a fat, jolly man in a red suit or a large bunny. Stores don’t stock special items for the Feast of Pentecost. In fact, the Feast of Pentecost comes and goes in the church year without the world even noticing." -- Mark Surburg
[A Christian holyday that gets to just be holy!]
After awhile, though, we stopped going. We went once and the menu seemed really stodgy. But we started again for my dad's birthday a few years ago. I'll never love it as much as the Roycroft Inn, but it's a little less pricey and it has many memories attached.
I also went for a drive, which is rare for me, as we don't have a car. (Living in Manhattan and all, no point.) I handle the car well, still, but I definitely feel more nervous driving than I used to do. I told my mom I need to drive more when I visit them. I don't have many other chances -- when M and I rent a car, he generally drives and I'm happy to let him, and if I'm visiting someone outside of the city, it's their car so they drive . . .
Dad is definitely slowing down. He's having more trouble finding words, and moving even slower, than he did when I was up in January. As always, the resolution is to come more often. And then life gets in the way. I'll be up again in August.
(yes, the painkillers are very nice.)
ETA: Looks like they did.
so, this is what i have to say about Josh Duggar.
Q: what's it called when you hush up your own children being raped to preserve your reputation?
A: it's called Omelas. and if you, like Mike Huckabee, care nothing about walking away from Omelas, i don't want to know you. that's all.
At least it's a more entertaining thing to worry about when my brain hits the Let's Worry About The Nearest Available Thing track.
Also I will eventually write my postapocalyptic-ish novel about the half-wild girl gang up against the weird/capricious AI that lives in the postorbital satellites and has weird plans for humanity, so there's that.
Also, regarding the stuff with my co-op, a lot of shit turned around in the last few weeks/months, full repair was approved, volunteer work started last weekend, and we are working out the details about filling the rooms when it opens up in august. Viva Lothlorien. Which is why I have been too busy to be excited about the con until now.
It was for explaining what fidget toys are and how you can give out pipe cleaners to use as fidget toys.
Apparently they are now called chenille sticks.