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I wasn't lying when I made those last straw posts. I've finally had enough. That's not to say I'm dropping my white men fandoms. I'm not. I love them, I'm not going to deny that. But I've reached the point where I just can't stand to continue as I have been, complaining and still doing nothing.

So here is my first step on the path to hypocrisy-free media consumption and critique. For every white men centric source I consume (tv/film/vid I watch, book/fanfic I read etc) I'm going to consume two things about women or POC, a corresponding source if I can, but if not, fic for film or book for vid or any permutation is fine, as long as it's two for every one.

It's not exactly arduous! More media to enjoy!

The same rule however, is going for fanworks. I've got my Wolf!Stiles fic to post soon, and after that I'll create two female/POC centric fics/fan works. (Oh, and a twofer only counts as one.) They don't have to be equivalent size, it's more about opening my mind to the possibilities, it's not like I don't have fics about women and POC rattling around in my skull, but instead of rattling and back burnering, I'm pushing them to the front.

Plus I can work on original fic as well, (in fact that should probably take priority, um). So my work won't always appear up here, but when it's fandom related it definitely will.

The Queen's Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner.

I know I've mentioned these before. But they're worth reccing again.

There's a review here. It does its best to avoid spoilers, but really I'd recommend just reading them. If you trust my opinion, (and even if you don't), take a risk, don't read anything, not even the blurbs for the later books.

There's adventure in the first and second book, the most gorgeous politicking in the third, and more adventure in the fourth. The entire series is a triumph of showing not telling, unreliable narrators, awesome world-building and a magnificent sarky anti-hero. It's just a fucking epic series, trust me, this is the kind of series you read and want to rec to everyone, the kind you want kids for just so you can get them to read it. (Yes I've already got C hooked, that's why I'm bringing them up now, she sent me an email that was basically: "LIFE RUINER!")


I wanted something mindless (I accidentally stayed up all night. NOT MY FAULT. I genuinely couldn't sleep and then it was 5.30 and I had to teach this morning which would have given me three hours sleep and really, what would have been the point?)

ANYWAY. It seemed like a good option, a fun heist movie and hey, it had FOUR black guys, FOUR! COUNT 'EM! AT LEAST ONE HAS TO MAKE IT TO THE END.

or so I thought...

ONE LIVES. ONE. And he's got a gut wound so really, he probably bleeds out over the end credits. THE WHITE GUY IS THE ONLY SURVIVOR.

(ok fine and the crack addict black woman. What win.)

OH and the white cop, he probably makes it too, since he gets an ambulance whereas the criminals can't exactly stop off at a hospital.


I'm not even going to talk about Zoe Saldana's lack of role.

Apparently they're considering a prequel, which, hm, well at least it'll mean everyone has to live.

In other news, Michael Ealy is soooo pretty, I miss having him on TGW, even if he was evil. Also I like Hayden Christansen, I know he can't act for shit, but he's pretty too and I just like him, I can't explain it. (Also I ship Jake/AJ, unsurprisingly).

Oooh Ealy plays Teacake? (In Their Eyes Were Watching God) I CAN SEE THAT, I CAN SO SEE THAT! HE'S SO PRETTY!

Nicked from gywn_r:

Gakked from [personal profile] lithiumdoll:

1) Discover the #1 single in your country of origin in the week you were born.
2) Find it on YouTube.
3) Post it on your LJ/DW page without shame. Or for some of you, with shame.


1) Spend 30 frustrating minutes trying to find out if Egypt even had a top singles chart in 1988.
2) Discover top hits for Ukraine, Estonia and Mauritius. But no Egypt
3) Fuck this noise.

Super 8, Cowboys vs Aliens, Battleships, Prometheus.
Are we moving away from vampires and embracing the aliens? Becuase if so, YAY. Bring on the scifi age. I MISS SPACESHIPS ON MY TV.
(Click on posters to go to trailers. Also, that article I linked to a while back on colour coded films. CAN'T UNSEE. So apparently aliens are blue now are they?)

And following on from that... kinda...

Oh my fucking God, this is so annoying. Every single time I'm premenstrual I get really easily choked up. Really fucking easily. Seriously every other word I read, every fucking picture I see that has something even slightly adorable in it, and suddenly I can't breathe and my eyes are watering.


THAT'S WHERE I SAW HAWKEYE. He was the crazy guy in that war movie that's name I can never remember, with that scene with all the cereals and also the absurdly homoerotic fighting scene in the barracks. By K------- whatsherface who was the first female directer to get an Oscar.


(This is how my brain categorises films. USEFUL. I THINK NOT..)

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