mtv lifer writing a Joss Whedon biography to come out in 2014.
i watch a lot of television. a lot.
and i talk about fandom and television in general a lot.
when not slacking off, i'm rambling at PopGurls.com
(not as much lately)

Oh hey — i’m doing this tomorrow! You should totally come and ask me a question, and you might win a book! 

(You should also come and ask me a question so I don’t look like a total loser that no one wants to talk to. Which is usually what happens. Case in point: many of my birthday parties.)

Oh hey — i’m doing this tomorrow! You should totally come and ask me a question, and you might win a book!

(You should also come and ask me a question so I don’t look like a total loser that no one wants to talk to. Which is usually what happens. Case in point: many of my birthday parties.)

yeah. so.

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i just realized how Tarot has suddenly forced its way back into my life in ALL THE WAYS. Like, it’s kind of ridiculous how blind I’ve been for the past month or so. 

Do you read/collect Tarot? What is your set of choice?

good job trying to debate anti-feminism with gifs, that will surely create a great message to those anti-feminists! Womyn Master Race!
Anonymous

oh my goodness! you’re so cute! where did i say that i was trying to debate them? let’s be clear: my intention was to outright mock them. did you miss that point? i tried to be clear with my John Cleese gif:

I mean, when your reason for being “anti-feminist” is because you think women want to grow hair on their bodies to be equal to men and because you can’t carry a piece of furniture up a flight of stairs, you are literally too ridiculously inane for me to take seriously. 

kisses!

The fact that you had to make fun of each photo you can find of anti-feminists doesn't make us like feminism anymore. No to extreme hate! No to feminism!
Anonymous

Oh my goodness! I AGREE! NO TO EXTREME HATE! I’m not a fan of extreme hate at all!

However, I think you’re terribly confused if you think feminism is about hate — extreme or otherwise, Now, it’s true that there are issues with how some people use feminism to be exclusive or, to reference Ms. Marvel #1, be “concern trolls.” But for the most part, feminism is the super wacky idea that women are equal to men and should be treated/paid/compensated/trusted/etc the same. BLOWING YOUR MIND! I KNOW! ALSO! Feminists* believe that women should be free and empowered to make the choices that make them happy — be it having a family, being child free, getting married, staying single.. and those are just a tiny, tiny percentage of the choices they can make.

(*because no group agrees 100%. I mean, look at gay-hating Christians, gay Christians and all-welcome Christians. All are Christians but they certainly don’t agree.)

As for the photos — they were all posted on womenagainstfeminism.tumblr.com. Each one was submitted by a woman who publicly wanted to proclaim her issues, however misguided, with feminism. I just chose the ones that were particularly hilarious in their ridiculous misinterpretation of what feminism is. Trust me, I have way too much to do than find photos of ALL the anti-feminists out there. That blog made it easy, and the ladies made themselves easy to mock. Everyone wins!

File Under: People Are Idiots, Leslie Part 692

I just read this article, Women Against Feminism Have a Strange Fixation on Jars, and immediately went to my John Cleese space.

But then I felt that some posts needed to be addressed more clearly:

wait… the lady before said that it was just feminists that were slutty.

It’s true. You can only be a feminist if you can carry pianos, wardrobes and refrigerators up seven flights of stairs. They test you at the local Feminist office — kind of like Firefighter training. If you cannot do such things, your card is revoked.

5 “Deleted Scenes” from “Joss Whedon: The Biography” by Amy Pascale

whedonesque:

Amy has very kindly provided Whedonesque with five deleted scenes from her soon to be released biography of Joss Whedon.

1. Joss doesn’t drink coffee, he drinks Typhoo tea and is very particular about how it is served: with half and half, and three little, little teaspoons of sugar.

2. Joss was frustrated that people were not responding to Oz at first (“Possibly because he was usurping Xander’s rightful place as Willow’s paramour,” he says.”). He decided to add the scene in which Willow tries to make out with Oz in order to make Xander jealous in “Innocence.” (Oz declines, fully aware of the situation, and describes how he daydreams about her in class: “I’ll think about kissing you and then everything stops. It’s like, freeze frame. Willow kissage.” He wants to wait because “in my fantasy, when I’m kissing you… you’re kissing me.”) “I actually wrote that to make people fall in love with him. Literally [thought that] this scene will take care of the problem,” he explains. “That was the entirely cynical design of that scene.”

3. In the fifth season, the Buffy writers finally found the right story to take advantage of the fact that Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander, had a twin brother. Many ideas were pitched but “we would never just do evil twin, you know?,” Joss says. “I was thinking of Russian absurdist short stories, like Gogol’s ‘The Double’ and ‘The Nose.’ But what I was really trying to evoke was the time in your life when people start treating you like a grown-up and you didn’t realize that you were one. That’s what that was about.”

4. During construction on Joss and Kai’s home, the house was robbed and their computers and Joss’ guitars were taken. The biggest crime story in their Brentwood neighborhood, however, was when Nicole Brown Simpson, football star O.J.’s ex-wife, was killed in June 1994. The area was inundated with press covering the story, and after, Joss was often asked directions to the home by tourists. The media ascended once again in 1998 as the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke. The father of the White House intern who had an affair with President Bill Clinton lived a few blocks down and reporters were camped out to get a quote from him about the national drama.

5. Jay Hunter, Much Ado About Nothing cinematographer, says that it’s possible to out-nerd Joss. “We were shooting a night exterior scene on Much Ado, and I was just chatting with AD and the gaffer and someone brought up Lord of the Rings. I started talking about these scenes that weren’t put in the movie and kind of going into this obscene amount of detail of my knowledge of The Lord of the Rings. Meanwhile, he walked out in the middle of it and stumbled on to the nerdiest conversation of all time. He said, ‘Oh, I can’t do this,’ then had to turn around and walk away.”

Joss Whedon: The Biography is out in the UK on the 24th (Amazon UK link) and will be out in the US on August 1st (Amazon.com link). An eBook version of the book is available at the publisher’s site.

oh hey! here’s a thing i wrote!

hey! that’s me! speaking the truth!

hey! that’s me! speaking the truth!

MBTI most accurate descriptions

dontbecuteyoufuck:

ESTP: super attractive physically but it’s all downhill from there. never quite know what they’re going to do next but you can probably bet it will be irresponsible. somehow still lovable. 

ESTJ: loud, logical, and get shit done — they are the warrior class of the life rpg. power stats make them unbeatable and if you encounter one, maybe just curl up and forfeit, to save time. 

ESFP: giggly little shits. fun fun fun till her daddy takes the t-bird away. great for lifting your mood, not that great at lifting your credit score. 

ESFJ: too appropriate, totally lacking in awkwardness. they’ll never forget your birthday, which will make you feel like shit when you constantly forget theirs. 

ENTP: excellent companions if you enjoy people who instantly see through all your shit. very clever and very intuitive, you can’t fool them. i suggest you invest in other friends — ones you *can* fool. 

ENTJ: impatient with people who make mistakes, namely, everyone. they’ll respect you if you stand up to them but why do that when you can run away instead. cuddle them and see what happens. i’m curious.

ENFP: too puppy to live. best suited for the profession of musical nanny. not advised for use around an open flame. 

ENFJ: way too charming and capable, maybe they should stop making everyone else look bad. prone to making other people care about stuff they didn’t want to care about. so annoying. 

ISTP: such butts. best suited for an apocalypse scenario, if no such scenario exists, they will create danger because they get bored. don’t encourage them, but don’t discourage them, as reverse psychology works too well.

ISTJ: low drama and low maintenance, best value at this price tier. best suited to actual human existence. least weird, which makes them kinda weird.

ISFP: squishy little darlings you might want to keep in your pocket, but please don’t or they will become forlorn. they notice everything, and it’s unnerving. 

ISFJ: quietly and proudly do things for others. if you have a ring you need to deliver to mordor, take an ISFJ along with you for best results. 

INTP: cute intergalactic spiders you want to hug and mistrust. prone to making you laugh but then days later you will wonder whether you were the butt of the joke. 

INTJ: major dicks and kinda proud of it. prone to being right. prone to liking trance music way too much. all the ones i’ve ever met have been unexpectedly kinky. so i guess, expectedly. 

INFP: they fall out of the sky and are raised by unicorns. if you feed one it will follow you home. they dissipate in water. 

INFJ: chameleons appropriating your emotions and going quietly mad. prone to meltdowns and needing lots of naps.

INFJ: chameleons appropriating your emotions and going quietly mad. prone to meltdowns and needing lots of naps.

ha! so much truth.

The past few months have been a master class in Spoon Theory. Hoping that I’ll feel better or get more spoons soon.

(Posting the link for anyone else who needs help explaining what it’s like to deal with “invisible diseases/illness,” chronic fatigue, chronic pain and the like.)