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reading this really fascinating article on Free to Be You and Me (in honor of the album's 40th anniversary).

The thing for me is that of course I grew up listening to the album, but I never saw the television specials and I was a kid, so I had no idea who the voices were. There's a lot of subtext I missed.

And, reading the story about what inspired the album - Marlo Thomas noticing that all the children's books inculcated horrible gender messages - reminds me of my own books when I was a kid. They were explicitly and unabashedly feminist - my mom obviously worked very hard to select them. I mean, at the time, they were just my books, I didn't think anything of it, but looking back, I realize that they were all about girls who transcended gender roles.

Good job, mom.

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Oct. 11th, 2012 10:43 am
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I'd have been just plain "meh" about it except for the violent burning hatred I feel for the romance storyline.

The only character I like is the sister. And maybe Tommy.

Although you'll have to forgive me if I end up vidding it to I've Got a Little List from the Mikado.
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I don't know if you're reading this, but is it true that the fandom doesn't distinguish between "shippers" and "believers"? I.e., that all people who 'ship necessarily also believe that the 'ship is true in real life?

(I am not commenting on the reasonableness of such belief; I couldn't pick the members of One Direction out of a lineup, so I have no idea how they conduct themselves in public. For all I know, they trade handjobs during interviews which, I would have to admit, if true, would constitute strong evidence of a real life romance.)
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Which actually is not usually my thing, but the theme this time around was irresistible - Vids to songs by Florence and the Machine. Hee!


Nov. 18th, 2011 04:38 am
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Third Eye Blind gets into the act. I confess I feel a little old for this one, but I appreciate the sentiment:

Third Eye Blind - If There Ever Was A Time by thirdeyeblind.

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ETA This is kind of an awesome post about bloggers versus activists and the OWS movement ... and yeah, I put myself in the blogger category (I've been doing this for several years, even before this particular incarnation)
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But I actually get verklempt when I think of it for Charles/Erik, and the mutants generally both in XMFC and the other films.

(No, I'm not vidding it. Just imagining it.)


(Look, I read the fucking cat!AU. I am no longer responsible for my actions.)

(But I have a different song in mind.)

(I'll stop spamming soon.)


Here I am

May. 15th, 2011 06:45 pm
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in a fairly luxurious hotel room with a bathroom that, in all frankness, is rather intimidating.

And for some reason, I cannot get this out of my head:

Okay, come on, where's the actual POTC vid to this? Where are you all hiding it?

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