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The Big Fat Quiz of the Year discussing the fact that Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ is the biggest selling song of 2013 in the UK
My new favourite discussion of “Blurred Lines”
Posted on: 27th December 2013 - 199,837 notesReblog
This post is so many words
I had a great weekend this weekend. It’s not really relevant to what I wanted to write about, but I think it just gave me some interesting perspective.
Yes, two am navel gazing is a terrible idea, and yet I indulge in it relentlessly. I am a glutton for punishment of the go to sleep past two am, get up at 6:30am kind, yes, yes. It is all true.
Actually, what having a great weekend among awesome friends made me think about was - I am actually pretty good at, I don’t know, stuff, and I should be more confident and just do things and not hold myself back by not doing things out of awkwardness or my own imagined failings.
This is so rambling, my god. Such ramble: very inconsistent. Many stream of consciousness.
As you may or may not know, I’ve been … working with? Doing? Making? Participating in? Pouring lots of time and energy into? XXP Games. We’re a group of Australian lady gamers who vlog and blog about the female gaming experience. It’s been a lot of fun, but we also haven’t had exactly the success that I kind of expected relative to hours put in, and I’m wondering why. Heaps of websites - even ones based in Perth - have gained about a thousand followers in about the same period of time, but we only have a few hundred.
Is it the female focus holding us back? Maybe. Is it the lack of rigourous writing standards? Maybe. Is it that we did 22 weeks of videos in a row and then stopped for longer than that? Almost definitely.
But I’ve just been thinking about it, and I just… want to make it work. Seems a stupid thing to say. Obviously, we all want to make it work. But I think writing it here ust makes me feel like I need to do more something about it. (I am now typing with my eyes closed because my eyes are tired.)
I don’t know, man, I’m all emotions.
I’m going to sleep and then in the morning some more articles I typed up tonight will go live, wa-hey.
How are you all doing, Tumblr?
(Should I make this blog a more proper thing? Should I like try and shit? Put links to my articles? Write about Ancient Egypt? Architecture? The Female Condition? Vidya? I should do all dese fings yo.)
Posted on: 9th December 2013 - 3 notesReblog
This post is VISUAL
London Eye at Dusk, London, England, 2009.
Okay, so, my tumblog’s been quiet a long time. First, because I was on holiday overseas for a month, and second, because I started this travel photo blog, for, er, the photos I’ve taken while traveling.
I’ve been to a few places:
- The Netherlands
- The Czech Republic
- Monaco (does it really count?)
So this blog is both a chronicle of my adventures there, and a chronological progression through my attempts to do photos as you know, like, a thing. It helps to have amazing things to photograph, but there you go. Check it out if you want: I try to never say a million words over there.
Posted on: 11th October 2013 - 8 notesReblog
This post is VISUAL
Eggplant is abundant as fuck this time of year so you can buy them on the cheap. Not sure what the hell to do with an eggplant? Grab that Grimace-looking son of a bitch and roast the shit out of it so you can whip together this dope dip. Stow those prepackaged sad excuses for a snack and GET FUCKING SERIOUS.
SMOKEY EGGPLANT DIP
1 medium sized eggplant (about 2 ½ pounds)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil (you can use tahini* here instead of the oil but depending on where you live that shit might be hard to find so don’t stress)
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 ¼ teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
First you need to roast the fucking eggplant. You can do this shit one of two ways. 1. You can grill the whole motherfucker over a medium heat (300 degrees). Rotate it occasionally until all the sides are black and it start collapsing in on it self like a deflated football. This will take about 25-30 minutes. OR 2. Heat your oven up to 375 degrees, put your eggplant on a baking sheet, and roast it whole for 20-30 minutes until you can poke a knife through it like soft butter. Whatever method you choose, just be sure to stab the eggplant with a fork a couple times before you cook it so the steam escapes without that purple fucker falling apart on you.
When the eggplant has cooled down a bit, cut that shit in half. Scoop out all the flesh using a spoon and toss it right in the food processor or blender. Add all the rest of the ingredients except the parsley and run that fucking machine until the eggplant looks nice and smooth. Throw in the parsley and run the machine for a couple extra seconds so that it gets a little chopped up and mixed in. If you don’t mind your dips a little chunky, you could skip the food processor and just mash all of this shit around in a bowl with a fork; just chop the garlic smaller. Taste the dip and add more of whateverthefuck you think it needs so that it taste right to you. More lemon? More garlic? More chili powder? Do whatever. I don’t give a fuck. Serve it warm or cold. It keeps in the fridge for at least 5 days.
Makes enough for 4 people to snack on
*What in the fuck is ‘tahini’? It’s a paste made from sesame seeds and used for tons of badass dishes. Think peanut butter but with sesame seeds.
I love thug kitchen. So. Much.
Posted on: 23rd August 2013 - 1,986 notesReblog
This post is probably fangirling
You played Laura Roslin in Battlestar Galactica What have been some of your most interesting encounters with fans from that show?
'I was in the airport in Chicago and I was with my son who I think was ten years old and we were in a hurry and we were trying to make our connection and you know, that airport is crazy. So we're moving very quickly and I kind of notice up ahead these group of men and I notice them notice me and I'm like “Oh no. Here we go. What do I do? I don't have anyone with me, my husband's not here, so how do I say hello or not”….
(Source: catehennessys, via themarysue)
Posted on: 23rd August 2013 - 3,850 notesReblog
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A man admittedly followed and killed an innocent teenager, and was declared not guilty.
States are passing laws allowing guns in public schools.
Women are losing their reproductive rights at an increasingly alarming rate.
Riots are tearing through the streets in cities all over the world.
College tuition keeps rising, sending a generation into debt as soon as they are entering the adult world.
Education funds keep getting slashed.
Privacy no longer exists.
Corporations now have the same rights as people, and the funds to actually protect them.
Through loopholes, many U.S. Corporations pay a lower tax rate than middle class families.
States are now passing more voter ID laws and similar laws that only affect the lower class.
The corporate giant, Monsanto, has pretty much purchased and bribed its way into every grocery product on the shelf, resulting in food becoming less and less like, well, food. There are reasons Cancer rates are getting worse.
Likewise, Monsanto is making sure small American farmers are ran out of business. Also, their constant pesticide use is killing bees and other insects, causing dire environmental issues.
The mass media is more concerned with pop culture and trends, than the real issues the world is facing.
Human population is ever growing, and at rapid rates. It can’t just continue this way.
We have put so much trash in giant landfills all over our world and in our oceans. We are killing our planet.
By planet you mean we are killing ourselves.
Can we also pay attention to the fact that there aren’t just political problems going on???
I mean, seriously, I have been trying to tell everyone, BUT NO ONE IS EVEN REBLOGGING THE ARTICLES THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE
While all this is happening, the Pacific Ocean is being contaminated by not just trash, but Radiation.
There was a leak in the Fukushima power plant that has now poisoned the entire Pacific Ocean.
Some think that oh, maybe it will go away with time. Sure, it will, in about 16 million years. Yes, you read that right. Due to the long half life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.
Here is the radiation levels in the ocean.
Everyone needs to wake up.
The government needs to be set straight. They were hiding this information so that people don’t panic. Well, now everyone’s gonna die and not know why.
Shit is going down, and we need to make sure EVERYONE knows EVERYTHING that is happening in this place we call home.
Holy fucking shit
fukushima is one of the scariest things going on and it’s literally getting less attention than that real houswives couple who are going to prison.
This gave me hope in the world. I’m glad there are people that know this and want to make others aware. These things need to be known.
(Source: rachel-duncan, via seananmcguire)
Posted on: 23rd August 2013 - 440,816 notesReblog