well done? imho, it's not a period burger unless it's bleeding at least as much as i am.
@gtrachel It holds in French too. It's a reference to the merkin which was made with beaver hair & commonly used by infected prostitutes to cover sores from their clients - so, likely readers would have understood the reference. The Oxford Companion to the Body has a really interesting chapter about Merkins and the origins of beaver as a euphemism!
I really loved this - of course I did.
But I also found it interesting because, well, I had a Samantha. And I guess I am kind of a Samantha, if only because I also spent my childhood cocooned in privilege.
But what sticks with me about Samantha is not the fur muff (although my Molly grandmother also made my Samantha doll a muff - AND an opera coat, among other ridiculous costumes) but rather that her books were my introduction to class consciousness, privilege, and feminism. Without Samantha, would I have been prepped for the Mitfords? (Probably, yes, because I read a lot. But those books were certainly my earliest exposure.)
@Lisa Frank Brb turning this into a novel...
It's time to reminisce about the segments on both Mister Rogers and Sesame Street about how crayons are made!
Also, "glaucous" is one of my favorite words.
You guys! Guys. There are so many more fantastic color names.
By ru_ri on Our Squid, Ourselves
"Women emit light. They’re not afraid of the dark. And they’re not afraid of you."
Yesssss this is amazing. Thank you!
@blueblazes This Stephen Colbert quote came to mind "If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it."
I had an interview today. The best thing to come out of it was that my interview clothes still (barely) fit and that I didn't cry. So that's...done. Can I start drinking yet?
Good thing astrology is complete fucking bullshit.