DO YOU HEAR MY SOBS
Awesome summer things include going to folk festivals, dancing like mad, and catching the sunglasses of the lead singer of your new favourite band.
Ben Whishaw reading “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. I’ve never heard the strange, tender, spooky heart of it quite so clearly.
(My audio edit from the Poetica podcast, “Tides.”)
A lot of men are cool with/identify with liberal ‘sex-positive’ feminism. Almost all men are terrified of radical feminism. What does that tell you?
Liberal feminism is about women’s individual ‘empowerment’ and ‘choice’ no matter what that choice is (as if choice…
Perpetually Ensure I’m Not Ending the World: A Fanmix for “Designations Congruent with Things" by cleanwhiteroom.
I’ve been working out my intense feelings for DCWT via a bit of fanmixing and some melancholy indie pop, focusing on the K-Science boys, of course, but also highlighting cleanwhiteroom’s superb take on Dr. Caitlin Lightcap. Track listing and associated quotations below the cut. Listen at 8tracks.
My HEART. Here is yet another thematically fabulous playlist with associated pieces of text (I love it when you guys do this, I really do). I clearly need to stop declaring ‘favorites’ because I always find something unique about every playlist, probably because I love the entire concept of playlist creation so much. Anyway, I literally do not know if it’s my mood or what but THIS one. It just gets me, people. Like, right in coronary arteries. Excellence-induced vasospasm.
I feel like this playlist is a particularly great Newt/Hermann mix. Ugh, god, as you guys know, All Right tackles me every time, apparently. Other people must feel this way as well because it’s showing up on a lot of lists and it’s fast becoming one of my favorite Newt songs. Prosthetic Love and My City of Ruins and Video Games and Alien like you and Like Real People Do and Not with Haste all GET ME in this way, and by ‘get me’ I do not mean they understand me, I mean they lay in wait, spring out of the darkness, and successfully attack me. But those selections? Those are not even what really gets me about this playlist. Oh no. No no no. It’s the back to back combo of Fisherman’s Daughter and By and By, specifically chosen for Caitlin Lightcap. I have a lot of (not so) secret Caitlin Lightcap feelings and this, to my knowledge (I could be so so wrong about this, Charming Follower), is the first playlist with some Lightcap-themed songs. Flawless mix.
That was the summer of 1963 - when everybody called me Baby, and it didn’t occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came, when I couldn’t wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I’d never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman’s.
get to know me meme — [1/5] favorite movies: hoje eu quero voltar sozinho (2014)
We have to say the things we feel. We can’t keep it inside.
Talking about my dissertation with my parents
- DAD: as long as your dissertation isn't about Supernatural nuns
- MUM, from the other room: Ooooh like Orphan Black!
- Men: If Orange is the New Black is so good with representation, why are all the men horrible?
- Women: They're not all horrible. Bennett's nice. What more do you want?
- Men: But he's clueless and irresponsible! And that's just ONE guy! How can you give me ONE decent male character in a slew of diverse female characters and call THAT representation?
- Women: ... must be tough.
i have seen olla and
the only thing i can compare it to is being thirteen and hearing the libertines for the first time, really. or turning seventeen close enough to julian casablancas to reach out and touch him. or reading angela carter and jeanette winterson and the tempest and rosencrantz and guildenstern are dead and all the others.
like something i’ve always known and the entrance to a brand new world all at once, basically.