have you gotten to the part with the unicorn yet?No! I’ve only ever read The Sword in the Stone and I’m not through that section in this book yet. I will keep you posted. There will probably be liveblogging. This is more weird than I ever realized.
I am coming to discover that all of these “impressive”, “difficult” classics are really just hilariously bizarre and probably written while on crack. (Looking at you, Melville.)Truuue story. I’m waiting until I finish blogging Melville (so close! only a couple posts to go I’m just lazy!) before starting in for real but so far this has a really similar weirdness factor. (COMMUNIST. ANTS.)
So I’m reading The Once and Future King and I’m only in the first part, that’s basically just The Sword In the Stone, except with stuff that was edited out of the version published for kids.
And it’s like…it’s this impressively long book with this impressive title but the first part at least, if you actually read it, guys, what the fuck is it even doing. at least so far this book is cracked. out. like idek how it got famous because the chapter with the ants alone oh my god seriously this is the weirdest shit.
Except that parts of it are also strangely adorable and hilarious like when Merlyn accidentally blows himself to Bermuda and has to get his hat back and also knits his beard into his sock and Wart just sits there watching him waiting to find out what happens and I can’t stop laughing. Every single time I read it.
THE ANTS THOUGH. THERE ARE REALLY CREEPY COMMUNIST ANTS IN THIS BOOK JUST. JUST WHAT THE FUCK. THERE IS A REASON THEY CUT THAT PART OUT OF THE KID VERSION OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD.
I will keep you posted on how the rest of this book goes and we will find out why my mother refused to let me read it when I was a kid.
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Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone’s different needs.
Eagleton, Terry, Why Marx Was Right (Yale University Press, 2011) p.5 (via fuckyeahdialectics)
And this is why I get pissed off when.. I talk about equality, and someone says “YOU WANT EVERYONE TO BE THE SAME”. No, that’s not how it works, and I’m sick of explaining it. (via cissexuals)
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Hello! Once you get this, you must say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to your ten of your favorite followers! :)
auuugh okay okay and I won’t even qualify any of these (because nothing is ever purely good, there’s always a flipside) I can totally do this.
- I’m a good reader. Meaning I’m good at thinking about and analyzing what I read.
- I learn things fast, and I have a pretty good memory—especially for overarching concepts, but also for some smaller details.
- I have all this creative energy. It gets channeled in different ways (writing, pictures, graphics) that I don’t feel qualified to comment on but the process is fun and the creativity itself is rad.
- When something makes me happy I get really excited about it and idk I like that in other people so I like it in myself too.
- I’m interested in so many things! There’s so much to learn about and I’m always curious and willing to re-think what I thought I knew and hear other people’s opinions because WOW SO MUCH TO LEARN.
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this has been another day of me yelling at the dudes in my office to high five me for real and not just awkwardly bump hands
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I think the disability discussion is very important and you made some great points! What also helps getting away from tropes and having a single characters represent the whole community is adding more disabled charactes so some have superpowers and some don't.
Yes, absolutely. I think that’s a great way to balance things out.
The best way to avoid tropes/clichés/stereotypes is to have more characters that share the characteristic in question so you don’t have a) token characters and b) single characters representing a whole community or spectrum that should be handled as such, communities and spectrum’s.
I’m listening/watching to Crash Course (while working hard, I promise) and instead of saying “my thought process” I ended up saying “my thought bubble.” And then had to explain what Crash Course and Thought Bubble is. oh boy.
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I’m not Melville, I’m: Tommo
Melville’s boyfriend: Toby
Is there a plot? Living with and escaping from cannibals, but largely a love affair with bread fruit
How gay is it? Not so much, despite the many impressive naked guys
I’m not Melville, I’m: Typee
Melville’s boyfriend: Doctor Long Ghost
Is there a plot? Participating in a mutiny, aka the love affair with bread fruit continues
How gay is it? Between Long Ghost and naked Tahitian boys pledging themselves to him, pretty damn gay
I’m not Melville, I’m: Taji
Melville’s boyfriend: Jarl
Is there a plot? Finding Taji’s lost love in an allegorical archipelago
How gay is it? I fell asleep too often to even figure out the innuendoes
I’m not Melville, I’m: Wellingborough Redburn (srsly)
Melville’s boyfriend: Harry Bolton
Is there a plot? Young Redburn sails to Liverpool and back
How gay is it? Given the random detour to what seems to be a gay brothel, kind of seriously gay
I’m not Melville, I’m: White-Jacket
Melville’s boyfriend: Jack Chase
Is there a plot? A year on a naval ship while being tormented by an item of clothing
How gay is it? Despite his crush on Chase, a shout-out to his bff Hawthorne, and murmurings of evildoing below decks, not actually that gay
okay first of all I can’t stop laughing at this, and secondly, saving for future reference because you know my masochistic ass is gonna read at least one of these