On When a Man Writes a Woman

@chickpeas akimbo That is exactly why I read it! It tricked me with its only semi-terrible cover, and quotes from decent newspapers. I hate it more every time I think of it.

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 10:56 pm 0

On When a Man Writes a Woman

When I started reading this I thought, "Yes, that is the problem I had with Little Bee!". Both female narrators were fairly flat and the the whole 'white middle class savior' and 'noble foreigner' thing squicked me out. Was surprised to see it on the positive list.

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm 1

On The Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator

@peculiarity Elementary is the best, I'm actually more excited for new episodes than I am for Sherlock.

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm 0

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

@Lyesmith Oh god, Deep Wizardry. Fucking heartbreaking. The later books kind of became fanfiction of themselves, but that one can still make me cry. Also the spin off books about cat wizards were surprisingly good (and somehow managed to involve a dinosaur wizard at one point).

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 11:26 pm 0

On I Own a "Low-End Bicycle," and Other Things I Learned from the Dictionary of Numbers

@Russell Brandom Thanks fellow hairpinner whose handle I don't know for selling me an awesome bike for $75! You are a hero.

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm 1

On Why Did You Lose Him?

@melmuu Once when I was moving I saw a spider as big as my hand saunter across what had been my bedroom floor. If I had not already been leaving that would have done it.

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 6:02 pm 1

On Why Did You Lose Him?

@fondue with cheddar Quickly knock him out of the corner and into the bath tub using a broom (shake to make sure he doesn't get stuck), then turn on the water and rinse him down the drain.

...no, that's spiders.

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm 17

On Why Did You Lose Him?

@TheBelleWitch I love each and every one of you.

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm 4

On How to Behave on Your Online Date: A Bartender’s Perspective

@HunnyBee Me too! Especially: "I’ve loosely designated the protagonist as a female and the other person who shows up as male." followed by really specific things that apparently all women do.

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 6:28 pm 7


@fondue with cheddar Yeah, I'm in no way shocked, I was hoping it would take a little longer though.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:28 am 0