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Friday, November 2nd, 2012 01:34 am

I love Once Upon a Time.

I love the fact that it’s a show with three female leads, each with their own share of agency within the narrative, each modeling a different performance of femininity. I like that despite having three ‘strong female characters’, Once Upon a Time has made Emma, Snow, and Regina smart as well as physically tough. And I really like that in a genre that so often treats motherhood as the end of the adventure or fodder for tragedy, Once Upon a Time positions motherhood (and all parenthood by extension) as a heroic journey that, like all great quests, involves the active choice to take up the responsibility.

And because this is a fairy tale story, sometimes that means struggling to parent your newly-discovered 28-year-old daughter who is also your best friend and roommate - thanks to the Evil Queen’s curse stripping you of your memories and freezing you in time - and who has an oft-stated weakness for dating the wrong guy.

Hook doesn’t need to worry about giants or evil sorceresses. He needs worry about how Snow White is ready to cut off his other hand just for looking at Emma.
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Thursday, June 17th, 2010 11:39 pm
Actually, I like the vuvuzelas.

There are a surprising number of German soccer fans in Toronto; that's the great thing about watching the World Cup in here. We all know the city is multicultural. We're pleased to call ourselves the most multicultural city in the world (it's probably even true) and we note that over 100 languages and dialects are spoken in our city. No matter what political narrative we follow, Torontonians are proud that so many people from around the world have chosen to call our city home. But it's not until you see Brazil supporters throwing an impromptu dance party in Little Italy after a victory that you can appreciate how far we've come from white, anglo, protestant Toronto of the 1960s and 70s.

When we talk about diversity and multiculturalism in Toronto, we tend to focus on what holds us apart from each other - language, ethnicity, belief - as things that must somehow be managed. We so rarely take the opportunity to celebrate our differences as one big flag-waving, horn-honking, patio-filling, traffic-stalling mass of common humanity, to recognize the value in difference and of difference and celebrate it without fear. In our jerseys and scarves, flying our World Cup flags, we are all soccer fans (or soccer-haters) - unique and the same, tribal and united by sport.

There are a lot of German soccer fans around here though.

Who knew?
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Saturday, June 5th, 2010 01:59 am
I think I might lose my mind if I start thinking about the oil spill, plume, leak... jet in the Gulf.

And I mean that very literally.

So I'm reading a biography of Evelyn Waugh instead.
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Friday, May 14th, 2010 01:43 am
Ask them how they feel about people who only read their books via their local library.

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 09:02 pm


I was distracted by the misogyny and fat-shaming on my TV.

Anyway, can any of y'all explain to me what it was that was happening in the last scene on NCIS? Because there was Gibbs and the Goth girl who's name I don't know and angst.

It looked like tasty angst but I'm clueless as to what was going on.

Context? Please?
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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 10:23 pm
To Buy:

Black Widow #1 - good hook, solid art: worth a shot.

The Brave & the Bold #33 - hell, I'm a sucker for Barbara Gordon

Think About Buying:

Power Girl TP

Batgirl #9

Wonder Woman #43

Powers #4

Anything with Luke Cage or Bucky Barnes in it...
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Monday, March 29th, 2010 12:10 am
· "Don't you have a job approval rating of three per cent or something?"

· "Why is it every time I sit with the Joint Chiefs, I feel like I'm back at my father's dining table?"

· "In the event of a military coup what makes you think the Secret Service is going to be on your side?"

"Now that's a thought that's going to fester."

~ Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Oh, The West Wing... you are giving me so much ammunition and it's only the second episode.
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Sunday, March 28th, 2010 07:56 pm
Having watched my way through Stargate SG-1 the next logical step would be to rewatch all of The West Wing to complete the "US Government Organizations as Hero" duology.

And then write cross-over fic. Because, darlings, fandom...
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 05:42 pm
I have a chocolate cupcake with pink icing.

Life is good.
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 01:40 am
So yeah, I have a DW account. I just don't read it... and when the entries here automatically cross-post, no link to DW pops up. Well, that's not going to be confusing.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2009 04:52 pm
The zipper to my ever-loving jeans just broke.

At the office.

Srsly, God? This is how you want to play today?!
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Monday, May 4th, 2009 09:02 pm
Begins by going jogging.

*iz ded*
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Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 11:12 pm
All thanks to Fialka for the invite.