Dear Hairpin -
This year, I'm thankful for finding you. Not only do I get to laugh a lot here, but also think and share and get a better understanding through all the good people who spend time on this site. I've gotten real world friendships out of this, and for that I'm grateful.
Happy holidays; everyone be safe!
@Sarah Librarian and @Briony-Fields, the question to Baba Yaga was from me. The abruptness is terrible, I feel for you both. It was the feeling of being blindsided that made it take so long for me to recover. Sending out love to you two.
By adorable-eggplant on Ask Baba Yaga: Last Year I Met the Love of My Life During Harrowing Circumstances
@Briony Fields You'll pull through! But be gentle with yourself in the meanwhile. Hugs!
@leonstj one of my friends was having sex once and that ying yang twins song came on and he realized he was thrusting to the exact rhythm and it was game over
By tealily on Friday Open Thread
@Briony Fields If you were non-monogamous, you would still have to work on the relationship though. Unless what you truly want is a series of short relationships, rather than one ongoing one. Which is fine too!
@Briony Fields Dude, walks are magic.
By Biketastrophy on One Weird Trick to Control Your Boyfriend's Mind (the Trick Is Pouring Juice in His Dickhole)
@Briony Fields Nope, did not find Lisbeth Salander a particularly realistic character really. She is a very specific type of dream girl for a very specific type of man.
I love that she talks to her mother every day.
Also: "Ignorance is a choice these days." This resonated.
I'd like to add a vote for Tiffany Aching, from a series of YA novels by Terry Pratchett (The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, and I Shall Wear Midnight).
I might also suggest Harriet Vane, from Dorothy L. Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. She isn't quite fully realized in Strong Poison, where she first appears, but in Have His Carcase -- and most especially in Gaudy Night -- she's fantastic. I want Harriet Vane to be my friend.