help meeeee

Oct. 14th, 2017 01:15 pm
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My brother's birthday is in three days. He is asking for audiobooks. I am going to venture the guess that podcasts would also be welcome (though I suspect podfic would not). He is offering zero guidance on which ones. I have no idea what books he already owns in any format, except that he owns a very great deal of Catholic nonfiction in hardcopy, and also some Tolkien. I asked him in September to name a few genres he wants to read in or subjects he wants to be educated on so I would have a place to start. (I know Catholic theology on the "I went to Sunday school with the parish until I got confirmed" level. He knows Catholic theology on the "I have a Master's in theology from Franciscan" level.) He has not responded.

What should I get him, or recommend to him? The less money I need to spend, the better. (Though I assume pointing him at Amazon Music's $0.00 dramatic reading of the KJV is cheating.)

Alien(s)

Oct. 13th, 2017 07:11 am
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I've been watching the Alien movies, because Walmart had the first four bundled together for $10. The second one was indeed less boring than the first one. The third one I skipped, because if there's anything I don't need, it's Ripley in an attempted-rape scenario. Also it just sounded dumb, and way to completely undermine the second movie!!! (I read up on it on wikipedia.)

So I'm watching the fourth one now, and wow, it is... very different. The whole look has changed. Ripley has changed dramatically, for obvious plot-related reasons. And boy howdy is the third one gross on the sexism/sexual harassment/sexual objectification scale. "Who do I have to fuck to get out of here"???? Look, Ripley's a different person in this one, but she did not need to be different in that way. Female characters can be harder and darker and more ambiguous WITHOUT EDGY PATRIARCHAL BARGAIN SHIT. And that one pan up the secondary female character's ass? For no reason at all? Ew ew ew. Thanks for nothing, Joss Whedon.

If it weren't for all that crap, though, I think the fourth one might actually be my favorite? Don't get me wrong, it's VERY STUPID, but it's more my kind of movie. Winona Ryder is freaking adorable, and I'm very into Ripley's new ambiguous vibe (and the reasons behind it).

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Oct. 12th, 2017 01:10 pm
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Talk to me? Go on about anything that really interests you, or anything you think will interest me?

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Oct. 10th, 2017 11:38 am
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*does the happy Yuletide-assignments dance*

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Oct. 6th, 2017 12:28 pm
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hey so y'all wanna spam me with pictures of your kittan? or other fuzzy or feathery smol :)

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