Here’s a song for your Thursday. I didn’t write it. The Decemberists did. “Shankill Butchers”. It’s kind of dark so please don’t be alarmed…it’s just a story.
MK covered one of my fave decemberists songs ^^
Two days ago I fell in love with this show and since then I’ve watched it all and now I miss it.
I read some fan fiction even.
The characters, at least most of them, seemed so good, crappy things happened to them but they really tried hard, and they really cared about each other. I really liked that.
Sometimes if I read a book or watch a movie I feel so invested, immersed, that its hard to stop thinking about once it’s over. Maybe some people felt that with Harry Potter, or their favourite book, but I feel it a lot when I read or watch. I think I am a deeply empathetic person and it’s easy to get sucked up into other peoples (fictional) lives. It can be really overwhelming sometimes because it kind of of makes all the awful things that happen in the world feel unbearable whenever you’re reminded of them. Something that I’ve found deeply helpful, is this video about dealing about sexual injustice. I haven’t done the activity yet, but I might in the future.
Anyways I got a bit off topic. It can feel good and bad to be sucked deeply into a story but it kind of feels sucky right now cause I have homework to go do and there isn’t any more of the story and that makes me feel a bit sad. I really wanted a happy ending for Lux and Eric.
Anyways, if anyone wants to talk about this show I’d be down.
Stop whatever you’re doing and WATCH THIS.
“I asked 5 questions in genetics class today and all of them started with the word ‘sorry’”
WATCH THIS AND THEN WATCH IT AGAIN
Forever apologizing. For speaking. For standing. For existing near other people. This hit a little, lot too close. Here’s to trying to stop that.
SYLVIA PLATH ‘The fig tree’
The comfort of hearing your thoughts and anxieties in other’s words
You are not alone…
Lego unveils a new female scientist figurine, who looks normal and well-adjusted and is even wearing lab gloves. This is a huge step in the right direction for the company that was behind Lego Friends, which was not exactly an A+ in the feminism department (see this video and this video).
Read Maia Weinstock’s take on the new Lego scientist at Scientific American (she waited in line to get that figurine up there).
I recently released a miniature Lego Joe as a limited edition of one.
Leave my ears alone Maya >:(