A Fine Frenzy - Swan Song
The Lizzie Bennet Episode 87 - An Understanding
So, this came out a year ago today.
That morning, Rachel and Ashley and I all went and got brunch together. I’m pretty sure I didn’t sleep much the night before. We put our phones in the middle of the table and we all just kind of sat there, nervously, impatiently, twitching.
It was a weird thing, that whole experience, in the way of being able to immediately see so many responses to our work. It was certainly new to me (and to all of us) and I don’t think I’ll likely be in something that works that way again soon. It was incredibly exciting and also nerve-wracking, and quite frankly, terrifying.
But I learned so much from it. I learned to not count on applause and admiration and to not let those things determine my own definitions of my work. I learned to be proud of the work I did and the story I was telling, even if it didn’t please everybody, and that being able to tell a story that meant something to some people, even one person, was worth more to me (and continues to be) than money, or fame, or awards, or whatever.
I hope this episode meant something to you. I hope Lydia’s story meant something to you. At the end of the day, i am very lucky to have been able to tell it and it became more than I ever realized or imagined, and I wouldn’t trade that for being the lead on a tv show or a more illustrious career or any of those things. This episode, and this story, was important to me, and challenging, and demanded my whole, and I am lucky that I’ve had a chance to do that kind of work. It is still more a part of my life now, a year later, than I ever imagined. And I’m okay with that. In fact, I’m quite proud of that.
I’m very thankful to have been able to go on this journey with the people that I did, with Rachel, and Ashley, and the others, and I’m very thankful for those of you who went on it with us. I’m not very good at imagining lives for my characters outside of the context of the story, but I can imagine that where ever Lydia is, she’s probably somewhat like me, in that she’s not exactly where she wants to be, but she’s getting there, and she’s learning to love herself and those around her more every day, and growing in confidence, and courageousness, and kindness, and love. She’s living. She’s alive in our thoughts and our hearts and our minds, and even without her this past year, she is still very close to me.
I love her, and I love her story, and I love you.
My answer: blackines
Hi! Maybe it's a silly question, but: (hypothetically) does Vulcan copper-based blood carry more/less/the same amount of oxygen as Human iron-based one?
There are animals here on earth that have copper-based blood (called hemocyanin), actually, all of which are either mollusks or arthropods. I actually did research on the exhaustion rates of crabs in college and we’d regularly draw “blood” from them.
I put blood in quotation marks because it’s not like our blood. We have tons of hemoglobin packed into specialized cells, while hemocyanin just hangs out in suspension in stuff that we call “hemolymph.”
Hemocyanin carries about a quarter of the oxygen of hemoglobin per unit of blood. However, it’s much better at binding with oxygen in low-temperature places with low oxygen content, which is why it’s great for crabs and lobsters and horseshoe crabs.
So, yeah, Spock would need a LOT of blood, or, conversely, a different copper-based oxygen bonding complex to function well without four times as much blood.
You know what, fine. I’ll read TFioS.
But I know I’m gonna be a wreck.
Let’s see if 10 years is long enough to break my cancer kids in media ban.
1. Museum selfie with MYSELF. Video playing in Stanley Field Hall. SELF-CEPTION
2. …with the Egyptian sculpture from the New Kingdom period that looks exactly like Michael Jackson.
3. …with the narwhal (Monodon monoceros) diorama.
4. …with the champagne topaz in the Grainger Hall of Gems!
5. …with Carl Akeley’s “Charging lions,” sculpture ca. 1925.
6. … with SUE the Tyrannosaurus rex, the largest and most complete example of her species ever found.
I should get back to work. oH WAIT this is my job.
“I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I’ve found it hard to practice. I’ll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder … to learn to love myself again, exactly as I am”
such a plot twist
Hi! Sorry this took so long to answer. I’ve been super sick.
I saw Pulse in NYC, and the male and female bodies were handled differently. Most of the full bodies were male, and maleness was obviously considered the default. Male bodies were referred to as “plastinates”, never “male plastinates” and the female ones were always mentioned to be a “female plastinate”. The female bodies always had nipples intact, even when the theme of the piece wasn’t reproduction. I don’t think any of the male ones had nipples. All of the female bodies had the same size nipples, even if that meant extra skin had been cut out or some of the nipple had been removed so that they were all a nice, attractive size for the male gaze. One of the bodies had very clear fake eyelashes, which super weirded me out. Even dead girls have to be pretty, I guess. I had the impression that even the breasts were altered a bit to look nice, but all the guys had their flappy reproductive bits hanging around unattractively.
I forget the name of the piece, but one of the female bodies was in a really unrealistic position that made me a little uncomfortable.
It wasn’t like..neon glowing signs sexist, but I did get the impression that a bunch of dudes I wouldn’t want to hang out with made the entire thing. It was still a cool thing to see, although I liked the portions of bodies more than the full bodies. There was this weird boundary between art and science that they didn’t manage to hit well. I don’t think they wanted to? I sort of felt like they wanted to be shocking as much or more than they wanted to be educational.
I still want somebody to articulate my feelings better than I can.
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Paparazzi photos make me really uncomfortable. If you're otherwise a decent person, that's probably why I unfollowed you.
gardening, GPOY, doodlez, bookshelf
Game of Thrones, SUPERNATURAL, Marina and the Diamonds, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Doctor Who, Ellie Goulding, Henry Rollins, Ke$ha.
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