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On A Girl's Education in Little House in the Big Woods

@Mame16th : I had forgotten the Christmas barrel!

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm 0

On A Girl's Education in Little House in the Big Woods

@LotaLota : I think I see where you're coming from.
Do you see that as cognitive dissonance, then? Because I don't know of *anyone* who completely holds to their parties' "ideals".
I guess I don't see the conflict between distrusting the government/wealthy robber barons and also taking advantage of what they offered.

In addition to pioneers taking advantage of what was offered, their day-to-day survival was often due to their own determination. I...kinda feel like it isn't particularly fair to dismiss that out of hand. Being a pioneer was tough as hell, and required a certain amount of steel.

...

I lean pretty leave-me-alone-y, but I still took advantage of my FAFSA, you know? (I also pay my taxes, but I'm not going to just accept a tax raise OR cut without examining the actual language and implications of the bill at hand)

For what it's worth?

Some Libertarians are total Ayn Rand-y douchebags.
Some Democrats are total government handout-y nitwits.
Some Republicans are total misogynistic morons.

...

But I'm willing to believe that most folks in each of those parties aren't those things.

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 3:55 pm 1

On A Girl's Education in Little House in the Big Woods

@dracula's ghost : OH MY GOD

When Pa survives on Christmas candy during the blizzard

When Laura boards in the house with the BATSHITINSANE family while she's teaching school

When Laura THUMP thump THUMPS her desk to get back at Eliza for bullying Carrie (because "not for nothing did Pa describe Laura to be as strong as a French pony")

(God, I loved her in that section!)

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm 5

On A Girl's Education in Little House in the Big Woods

@emilies : Out of curiosity, what bugs so much about Rose or Laura being Libertarian? The times and places they lived in (particularly Laura) didn't give them many other options BUT to be utterly self-reliant, or reliant on an intimate family/town group.

(Also bear in mind that "Libertarian" as a political party was not officially established until 1971.)

...I'm just always weirded out by the distress and venom that many 'Pinners show when it comes to Libertarians. There are as many variations there as there are of Democrats, Republicans, Green Party, etc.

What in particular bothers you about Libertarian leanings?

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm 2

On Friday Open Thread

@nina! : OUI! You go be amazing, lady.

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 6:42 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@packedsuitcase : I absolutely second the Special Effects recommendation! I've been dying my dark brown hair black and fuchsia for six years now, and Special Effects is consistently aces. I either get mine through a local beauty supply shop, or order from here: http://amphigory.com/special_effects_hairdye.html

Also, when you touch up on your own, it's okay to leave the punk color in for a long, long time. I usually just let mine sit for an hour or so (showercap it, and continue to putter about the house), then rinse.

Your color will also last a helluva lot longer if you get sulfate-free shampoo, and wash every two or three days (dry shampoo = your friend!).

I usually go about four weeks between re-dying my pink--the fade on Special Effects is *awesome*--goes from deep, deep purple/fuchsia to hot Barbie pink.

I hope you love it! :D

ps (Here's my hair at our wedding: Pink Haired Bride )

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 6:41 pm 0

On Survival Prognoses for Characters on Orange is the New Black If They Were Instead Characters on Game of Thrones

@RK Fire : That is much cooler.

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 8:32 pm 0

On Survival Prognoses for Characters on Orange is the New Black If They Were Instead Characters on Game of Thrones

@Riaana : Nope, sorry. I worked on OITNB, and it is Poussey.

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 7:31 pm 0

On One-Piece Think Piece

If I never read or hear the words "stumbling block" again, it will be too soon.

I spent most of my life being told that I looked "trashy", and that what I was wearing would cause my "brothers to stumble". I grew up feeling like my body was inherently bad, and consequently tried to starve into a shape that wasn't problematic (according to my mother).

This. Is. BULLSHIT.

One can argue that there are places where a swimsuit is appropriate attire, and places where it is not, but that is about the extent of the argument.

Body and modesty policing are NEVER RIGHT.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm 2

On One-Piece Think Piece

@sarpmiller : Hey. It sounds like you've been really hurt or offended by Christians, and I am so sorry for that. Please know that there are many, many Christians who are active feminists, who care deeply about the people around them, and spend their lives defending the defenseless.

I am a Christian. I am a proud feminist. These are not contradictory, nor are they mutually exclusive, and I take joy in being both of these.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm 0