Thoughts on Nghi Vo's "The Chosen And The Beautiful":
1. A an urban fantasy/magical realism retelling of The Great Gatsby from the point of view of a queer Asian protagonist is a really fascinating lens to view the excesses of the story through, and Vo really knows how to turn a magical or dreamlike phrase
2. There's not enough space in the original Gatsby for the amount of world building needed for the multiple types of magic/ghosts/demonology in this book to feel satisfying
Lewd, food, bad film review
Me: RIP, guy who should never review cartoons and gave us the terrible mental image of a boner shooting popcorn everywhere
A quick Google search: Uh, that was only 3 years ago and he's not dead
Me: Good night, sweet prince, you've paved the way for "Thirsty for cartoon dads" think pieces
I have been putting off and putting off going for obvious reasons, but earlier this week I chipped a tooth that keeps rubbing the inside of my mouth and I could not put up with that indefinitely, so fingers crossed their office had adequate ventilation. What a time to need physical care.
So... the Dutch city of Utrecht has an underwater webcam at a particular lock that is not used by ships much in spring. People can watch for fishes waiting to get inland, and can ring a "doorbell" to alert the lock keeper so they might open the lock if there are enough fish waiting...
I made a little site that suggests a random sandwich for you to eat from Wikipedia's list of notable sandwiches.
The motorcycle is also a ghost, in case you were wondering
There should be nothing surprising about how extra the video for "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" is, and yet, "It's supposed to be inspired by Wuthering Heights, but there's repeated shots of a motorcycle accident and a ghost on a motorcycle riding through a castle, candles everywhere, a vibe like Celine Dion is in an expensive softcore adult movie version of TNG's Sub Rosa, literal bodice popping" doesn't even scratch the surface
Sharing this because I know a bunch of you monster lovers would be right into La Femme En Noir's Alien Xenomorph streetwear collection: https://lafemmeennoir.net/collections/la-femme-en-noir-x-alien-collection
Give way and dance with the doctors and merchants and lawyers? Ma'am, there's a pandemic on.
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