I’m in Boston this weekend for PhD interviews, and I know I should take the day to go out and explore, but the only thing I’ve discovered is that there’s a Starbucks 0.2km from my hotel. So I’ll probably go there and spend the day writing in the sunshine.
Am I the only person who finds it a little weird that the Mass Effect 2 credits ran out of music? Like when does that ever happen. Considering the game’s complex narrative and character interaction system, you’d think developers would be able to time music.
Why do I have such crushing emotions for characters who are a) not real and b) I theoretically have full control over them and their fates
Because we, in fact, have no control over them. I find I’ll have a narrative in my head, and even when the premise breaks my heart and causes my characters to bleed, I’ll still write it. Because I’m sadistic? I’d like to think not. I just prefer to let my characters write themselves, just as people prefer to live their own lives. And just as people always make self-destructive, selfish, and ill-advised choices, characters do to.
“When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?”—Sandi Toksvig
Just bought a brand new PhD interview wardrobe. Short story: spent way too much money. Every time the cashier swiped my MasterCard, I was praying to the credit gods that it wouldn’t be declined. Apparently the credit gods favour me today. So I went ahead and booked a hair appointment for tomorrow. Because reasons.
Tumblr, you need to stop shaming female actors. You all claim to have justifications, but you're still shaming women for trivial reasons when male actors who commit greater faux-pas are ignored. So let's stop giving into sexist cultural fads.
Whether it’s Anne Hathaway (last year) or Jennifer Lawrence (this year), time to calm the fuck down and acknowledge that we’re attacking other women over mediocre issues because it’s culturally acceptable. Who needs a real justification when it’s only an actress, right?