On This Is a Goodbye Post

@Inspector Tiger I didn't check all week and thought "Yay, now I can spend my Sunday afternoon reading the 'pin because my legs hurt too much to go out and run", but now I'm sad. :(

July is ages away!

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 7:54 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Clare I am SO EXCITED. I don't know how I can wait until May for it. :(

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:16 am 0

On Successful and Unsuccessful Gifts for Anglophiles

@Moshii@twitter I'm a Brit living abroad and I have an emergency pot of marmite. I normally can't stand it, but every so often a craving kicks in and I just have to have it.

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 5:15 am 0

On He She Not They

@Plexia I always feel really sad when people say that"one" sounds pretentious, because although I'm a native English speaker, it's not my working language and that language uses "one" much more naturally and normally. As a result, I end up using "one" a lot in English and then I worry everyone thinks I'm a posh twat. :(

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 7:19 am 0

On The 13 Dwarves of "The Hobbit," Force-Ranked for Hotness

@Blushingflwr My boyfriend's little sister was absolutely convinced that Bilbo was a rabbit, since he lived in a hole in the ground and as English isn't her first language, Hobbit-hole and Rabbit-hole sounded similar enough.

Posted on December 23, 2012 at 5:17 am 0

On The Future of "Page Three Girls"

The thing that makes me most uncomfortable with Page 3 (And the vast majority of British men's magazines, actually, but specifically Nuts and Zoo) isn't the nudity but the attitude towards the women.

There's a quote from another article that kind of sums it up for me:

"The ‘saucy postcard’ captions of the past – captions that at least made some reference to the girl’s own personality or life – were replaced with bizarrely incongruous editorial comment - the ‘News in Briefs’. One infamous caption has ‘Danni’ responding to the discovery of the Higgs Boson with: “I’ve often wondered how quarks and other sub-atomic particles gain mass” – the ‘joke’ being that a woman with big boobs would know anything about physics. Other captions promote crude propaganda, turning the women into mere editorial avatars: “The axe should fall next on those silly politically-correct council jobs,” Natasha, 21, allegedly opines. It’s these dehumanising subtexts of mockery and puppetry that make Page 3 so sinister."

It's incredibly weird.

Posted on November 11, 2012 at 9:52 am 0

On How to Host a Dinner For "The" Strangers

@Roxy Throatpunch The Descent is a really, really good film. Very creepy, and the ending I saw (apparently the US got a different one) is very fitting with the tone of the movie.

Posted on September 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm 0

On How to Live Practically Forever

@Probs My boyfriend's nephews call his mother "Momo" (mormor means mother's mother here) and his father "Brum Brum", like the noise a car makes.

Posted on September 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm 0

On They Forgot About Breakup Songs

@Lurkasaurus I totally had One More Time for #2!

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 8:43 am 0

On They Forgot About Breakup Songs

@cuminafterall You want embarrassing? I had my first kiss to #1 at a school disco.

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 8:31 am 0