December 5th, 2010


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1. So! Oryx and Crake is a book about the apocalypse. Kind of.

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I'm still in the process of processing the book, which I guess makes it deep or important or whatever. Atwood's a good writer, no doubt about that, but I'm still kind of ambivalent about a lot of this.

2. In other news, I'm digging Rebecca Traister's Big Girls Don't Cry, which is a great look at the narratives around gender during the 2008 US presidential elections. It's unashamedly biased and coming from a particular (white, middle class, female) POV, but she handles issues of intersectionality with a delicate hand and acknowledges a lot of similar and competing narratives of race. I recognized a lot of what was said in it, in my own reactions during the elections and what I saw in a lot of the other reactions around me. It's worth a look if you're interested in the topic, at least.

3. I also got a new car battery. Hopefully this means that it will love me more and not die on me at inconvenient times! Maybe my car just needs more hugs.

4. Ahahahaha. Oh god, I should start working on Yuletide.

5. I decided to watch an episode of Supernatural, just because I could, last Friday. On one hand, it was good, because we got some Mark Sheppard and Mitch Pileggi guest star action going on, but um, is it usually that rapey? And obsessed with masculinity? Because that was pretty creepy and fucked up. I also fail to find either Dean or Sam all that attractive, but maybe that's because of the above issues. I was amused by Castiel watching porn, though.

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