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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


Watermelon radishes are so pretty, I can't even with that pink

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

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Why is everyone surprised about the "hot cartoon dads" article, and why are so many people clutching their pearls over it? Is our collective memory so short we've forgotten the film critic who thought Elastigirl in The Incredibles looked like Anastasia from 50 Shades?

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.

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Today the dentist said to me, "Did you know you grind your teeth?" Um, have you seen the state of the world??

The Stone Poneys version of "Different Drum" is about gently letting down your himbo boyfriend, and I think that's beautiful

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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...

It's the 20th anniversary of wanting Amelie's haircut, but ending up with Lord Farquaad's.

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Food-related project 

I made a little site that suggests a random sandwich for you to eat from Wikipedia's list of notable sandwiches.


I made kimchi risotto for dinner tonight (no pictures, it's just an orange mess) and it's a perfect mix of comfort foods. Probably the leftovers will be even better.

The motorcycle is also a ghost, in case you were wondering

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The older I get, the more I appreciate how extra Celine Dion is tbh

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

The moon is coming out from behind a condo tower, and it's so much brighter and more luminous than all the manmade lights in the windows that it's easy to understand why people worshipped it.

Sharing this because I know a bunch of you monster lovers would be right into La Femme En Noir's Alien Xenomorph streetwear collection:

1960s Harry Gordon cat print paper dress, the original ad suggests hanging it as a poster if you tire of it. (Photo by Guermantes Vintage.)

Sometimes I romanticize spring, and other times I have a photosensitivity rash all down my front from *checks schedule* wearing a v-neck t-shirt in the car 🤦‍♀️

Give way and dance with the doctors and merchants and lawyers? Ma'am, there's a pandemic on.

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