I have been waiting for this to become available through Netflix for a year now.
and i just streamed it through primewire because i am soo rebellious :P
also i hope it is not presumptuous of me to say that i think you would like it. something about the tone and aesthetic of it actually kinda reminds me of your blog.
gltchbtch answered to your post “today i saw someone lamenting that they’d been working as a part-time…”
Yeaaaaahhhh part-time is part-part time. Put in the 40 and then complain. Unless it is that they’re working 36 hours. But shhh if it’s 25.
in canada part-time is less than 30 hours/week! but like, part-time professor, probably doesn’t necessarily work out to an exact time commitment per week. so i get that. and i get the frustration of tenured faculty making six-figure salaries by comparison. but like, still. that complaint is just not super high on my sympathy list.
today, in my office, some dude wearing a beige pullover with a zipper called ~my~ clothing casual even though i was clearly wearing my james dean tie
today i saw someone lamenting that they’d been working as a part-time professor for six years and still did not make a living wage
and i was like, i guess that sucks but what about people who work full-time and can’t make a living wage?
short review of “beasts of the southern wild”
first: i highly recommend this movie.
second: to those who say this movie “romanticizes” poverty, i have two things to say. a) did you actually see the movie? b) in general, i am skeptical about people who get uptight about the “romanticization” of poverty/mental illness/ what have you. while, on the one hand, yes i can see how actual romanticization might be read as an erasure of the struggles that people who are poor, or have a mental illness, face. having said that, i don’t think it is romanticization to show poor or mentally ill people living beautifully, joyfully, or laughingly. honestly, i tend to think that portraits of poverty or mental illness that show nothing but desperate misery are as obscuring as those that show poverty or mental illness as purely romantic. (though actually i might have never seen a purely romantic representation of poverty.)
third: at first i was a bit perplexed by the ending, in which hushpuppy seems to be driving off the aurochs by petting them. (what?) this seemed both a bit implausible and way too optimistic. however, when i thought about it further, i think that this scene was not actually about hushpuppy freeing her community of the threat of the aurochs. rather, i think that it was about hushpuppy making her peace with the impending destruction of herself and her community. death is imminent in all the last scenes of the movie, from the worsening of hushpuppy’s father’s illness, to hushpuppy’s venture into the “elysian fields”, and finally to the auroch’s arrival. and in fact, the entire movie has been about the threat of destruction drawing ever nearer to the bathtub and to hushpuppy herself. the water, and the aurochs, that present the main dangers, come to the bathtub and both retreat because of the efforts of the community to stave them off. but there is no reason to suppose that the aurochs, or the water, will not return in the future and bring doom with them when they come. and though hushpuppy knows and accepts that she may not be able to save herself, or her community, she is ready to try.
biggestwhovian replied to your post “i’d like to start a club for other people with inadequate coping…”
Make another blog on tumblr.
Haha noooo I just finally got down to one blog!
i’d like to start a club for other people with inadequate coping skills but i don’t know how
i lost my phone tuesday and, i don’t know, i’m in no hurry to get a new one.
Anonymous asked: Your hair reminds me of that time I had a cold and my friend came over and said hey are you ill and I said hey yeah I am and then I sneezed and out came something onto my friend that remarkably looked like what you've got on your hair sorry about that but its okay idk
i don’t understand what you are saying to me
so i’m going to assume it is a compliment
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heads up canadians
a lot of people don’t seem to know about bill c-10. so let me recap:
Canadian bill C-10 has actually now passed and this is, as far as I can tell, unilaterally bad news. It’s the result of our Conservative majority’s frequently classist, racist “get tough on crime” goals. Some highlights:
-you can no longer be pardoned for a crime; rather your record will be “suspended”
-minimum penalties for certain drug offences where none formerly existed
-increases the mandatory minimum penalty for growing pot
-create stricter rules regarding parole and bail
-gives the minister of citizenship more discretion to refuse to let immigrants work
Read more: http://openparliament.ca/bills/41-1/C-10/