"When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better."
Doctor Who (Love and Monsters)
That’s only about 3 episodes per day… Sister needs to step-up her game.
During an interview with CBS News, Moore, OK resident Barbara Garcia talked about her dog possibly being alive underneath the debris caused by Monday’s tornado. And sure enough, moments later, as the cameras rolled… the dog was found.
You may have seen this but I need to keep it in my When You Want To Give Up file. I love that the “game plan” was to sit on a stool in the bathroom with her dog and even though she was thrown into a pile of rubble, the plan worked.
“I think a lot about what makes a strong female character. You know, movies and TV shows, these things have influence, my own website. So I think the question of “What makes a strong female character?”, often goes misinterpreted. And instead we get these two-dimensional superwomen, who maybe have one quality that’s played up a lot. Like, you know, a Catwoman type, or she plays her sexuality up a lot and it’s seen as power. But they’re not strong characters who happen to be female, they’re completely flat and they’re basically cardboard characters.
The problem with this is that then people expect women to be that easy to understand, and women are mad at themselves for not being that simple. When in actuality, women are complicated. Women are multifaceted. Not because women are crazy, but because people are crazy. And women happen to be people!”
-Tavi Gevinson for TEDTalks [x]
My first author copy arrived. I am proud as Punch. It’s a beautiful design.
My host siblings are having a passionate debate about French grammar. It’s actually less of a debate and more of my brother being mean to my sister by reading a story she wrote and correcting all of her grammatical errors, but it’s turning out to be a very interesting spectacle for me. I wish class was this engrossing.