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Another-Interweb-Scrapbook: Come Follow My Scrapblog?!!!

Although, I currently have G33k-Chic-uNiQuE as my primary Tumblr account for Journal-esque posts, I decided to create Another-Interweb-Scrapbook, a secondary profile purely for image posting; it’s mostly just for the purposes of sharing images I’ve found on the internet (eg. illustrations, photo’s, gifs, etc.) Although I will also be posting brief journalling comments under the majority of photos (as is traditionally done with a Scrapbook) - It’s my Scrapblog! :D

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Come Follow Me @ Another Interweb Scrapbook

Although, I currently have G33k-Chic-uNiQuE as my primary Tumblr account for Journal-esque posts, I decided to create Another-Interweb-Scrapbook, a secondary profile purely for image posting; it’s mostly just for the purposes of sharing images I’ve found on the internet (eg. illustrations, photo’s, gifs, etc.) Although I will also be posting brief journalling comments under the majority of photos (as is traditionally done with a Scrapbook) - It’s my Scrapblog! :D

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Yeah, it was a bit of a weird coincidence but T and I both separately happened to see this strip on the GeeksAreSexy.net Blog so later on we chatted about the updates posts on the site, including the above; then just after we decided to pop on the next episode in the series of Batman: The Brave & The Bold… It turned out to be an episode where Batman meets Sherlock Holmes :/ Oddness :)

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What happens when the two greatest fictional detectives meet? #Batman vs #Sherlock

Yeah, it was a bit of a weird coincidence but T and I both separately happened to see this strip on the GeeksAreSexy.net Blog so later on we chatted about the updates posts on the site, including the above; then just after we decided to pop on the next episode in the series of Batman: The Brave & The Bold… It turned out to be an episode where Batman meets Sherlock Holmes :/ Oddness :)

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What happens when the two greatest fictional detectives meet? #Batman vs #Sherlock

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Weekend at Morgie’s

So this weekend was pretty cool. I spent the majority of it in bed doing the following…

Chatting and cuddling with T; Thinking/analysing things more than is necessarily healthy ; Writing To-Do Lists; Drinking Pop and Eating Toasted Cheese Sandwiches (we’ve started making them in a wee frying pan cause the toastie machine is buggered); Deciding on, then watching films (ie. Tron Legacy; Weekend at Bernie’s) or alternatively, watching episodes of TV Series (ie. Freaks and Geeks; Men of a Certain Age);

Also, sat about on my netbook laptop a lot… I decided to tidy it up, delete the useless shite and really get it organised, then I backed it all up - pretty pleased with that noteable achievement :p

Besides that I was mostly messing about online, either on Tumblr or other blogs…

I finished reading the Food + Gasoline Blog in it’s entirety - which is a Cooking & Touring Food Enthusiast blog brought to us by Brett Adams of the band 'The Riot Before';

And spent a long time looking at various Craft Blogs or tagged DIY/Craft related threads on Tumblr for inspirational ideas for upcycling and other wee projects - I saved a bunch of photo’s and links for reference too;

Otherwise, I was reading comic books…

I’ve been reading more issues of Garth Ennis’ The Boys comic-book series - think I’m up to #16 now - it’s really awesome!

I’ve also got ‘Powers’ and I’ve read a few issues but I got distracted so I’ll need to pick it up again soon [I heard there’s going to be a film at some point; not sure about the actress they’ve apparently cast as Pilgrim and I think it would’ve been better off as a TV series *shrugs*]

I tried Reese’s Pieces for the first time, they were okay, sorta like Smarties but with a peanutty aftertaste; I think I prefer the Peanut Butter Cups though.

So all in all, a pretty decent time was had :D

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An Essay: ‘Let Them Eat Cake.’

**Warning: Weight Loss / Dieting / Eating Habit Related**

Over time it’s been mentioned, by quite a few people I spend time with, that I don’t actually eat very much; it’s clear from their surprise, ‘…for a fat bird’ is probably the silent/unspoken conclusion to that sentence. And no, I probably don’t, maybe not in comparison to my very skinny mate Callum - who has a crazy sweet tooth, he can eat ice cream by the gallon and also eats packet after packet of pork scratchings washed down with lots of booze, or to my average weight brother - who probably eats 6-8 packets of crisps a day, drinks lots of fizzy pop and is the fussiest eater I know, or even to my (until recent months) chubby sister who simply just loves her grub. They may not be choosing the healthiest options but I’ve never policed them because they have the right to autonomy and who the hell am I to judge anyway? the answer: nobody.

It’s not as cut and dried as people seem to think it should be or is because there are a whole bunch of factors in what makes someone particularly fat or thin, sometimes it’s about metabolism, sometimes it’s about what it is they’re actually consuming, the amount they intake or lack of/lots of exercise, genetic predisposition, the result of a health condition, and sometimes, those other times, I’m sure it’s about something else altogether.

I just hate when people assume someone is fat because they eat lots of junk food, are gluttonous or lazy, aren’t educated enough about nutrition or diet, hate sports or exercise, blah blah blah, all that bull, the labels and assumptions; people are so judgmental, they don’t even seek the facts before they condemn. Why is being skinny more socially acceptable, even if you’re potentially still unhealthy?

Don’t let that person or those kids in the street, who directed some nasty commentary your way, get to you too much. I used to, but now I don’t, I dislike them intensely at the time but afterwards, when I put it in perspective, I feel sorry for them, I accept that they are part of a society that breeds hatred. Ask yourself this: will companies benefit more or less from a society with balanced self-esteem? Personally I think they wouldn’t because then we’d cease being such profitable consumers; we wouldn’t buy into their marketing as often as so many of us do, myself included. It’s fundamentally wrong for people to embarrass, shame and hurt you - but consider this: they essentially saw it as ‘calling you out’, they wanted to make an example of you, seeking the reassurance that keeping you in your place maintains their elevated status, they are reminding themselves and society that they ‘fit in’ they are acceptable and you aren’t. They are protecting that ideal, they are protecting the faith they benefit from, because in some cases the fight against ‘fat’ can be the leveler someone needs; maybe they have low self-esteem in a lot of other areas of their life, perhaps they don’t have a lot of money, they’re badly educated, they’ve made some bad choices/mistakes… who knows, but they’re the good guy when it comes to the issue of weight - they’re getting it right, sure they may smoke forty a day, have the clap, be in a min wage dead-end job they hate, but thank goodness for small mercies, they’re not fat.

Don’t you just hate, when people say, in regards to your weight/weight loss, that they just worry/care about your health? I always feel cowed by it, I feel bad knowing they’re worrying about me, that I might be causing them undue pain or concern, but then I snap out of it and want them to step the fuck off for the following reasons. Maybe they don’t realise it but that ultimately suggests you’re more unhealthy than them and/or that they check all the boxes so they have enough time to ignore their own health issues and worry about yours, it also implies that you need some sort of intervention, someone to goad you or guilt you into changing your ways, the same way an addict might be treated.

Here’s my inner debate: Where do we draw the line? the line between [acts of interference, driven by caring for and genuinely wanting the best for someone] and [allowing an individual to freely make their own choices and do as they please even at the potential detriment to their health / lifespan] - begging the base question, when can others intervene in your life?

The problem with interference is it can be back-handed, for instance, I decide I fancy a wee cake and want to happily enjoy it but my buzz is killed by a member of my family as they point out that it’s fatting and a repeated intake of similar foodstuffs could lead to diabetes, heart disease, etc. etc. Is that right or wrong? Say it’s really upset me and made me unhappy that they wouldn’t let me alone to enjoy my treat, perhaps I rarely eat cakes and sweet things and they are ‘preaching to the converted’ because I’m already fat are they automatically entitled to stop me from enjoying that cake anyway? If yes, ergo, they are basically allowed to make me unhappy so I will be a level of ‘healthy’ that is to their liking? Put another way, is the ‘cruel to be kind’ stance really the way to go or do you resolutely leave an individual alone to do as they choose, even if that could result in them developing an associated disease or condition? Of this, I’m still uncertain but I won’t stop searching for answers even if it comes down to matter of opinion.

In conclusion, I look to my past and see a trail of ‘bad experiences’ peppered along the way but I have no regrets; for example, I’m strangely glad I got bullied at school because I think in many ways I’m better off for it. Now those experiences are neither negative nor positive they are solely truth, they are a vital part of who I’ve become, it just so happens I’ve also become fat. I know I’m fat and I accept that, there’s nothing at all wrong with it. Though ultimately I don’t really enjoy being fat, I find it to be unfairly hard work and therefore it’s distracting, especially as (similarly as occurs with pregnant women), people appear to see an invisible sign above our heads (akin to those seen on the back of trucks or lorries) asking, ‘how do you think I’m doing? please, give me feedback’; purely driven by appearance, others are encouraged to give their opinions too freely. Therefore, I find myself straining against the prescribed normatives, attempting to broaden perspectives thereby allowing others to adapt their thinking, and as a result, I spend a lot of time feeling no doubt much like sisyphus pushing that bloody great big boulder up a big ol’ hill; I have other priorities I’d prefer to focus on now. I’m on a journey and this is where I’m at right now but (like Doctor Sam Beckett) I find myself leaping from place to place, striving to find my home in a world full of possibilities; who knows where I’ll end up next.

Filed under Journal Essay Thoughts Fat Acceptance Fat Body Positive Questioning Society Writing Geek

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Was just chilling, watching a few eps of Freaks & Geeks, then between one episode and the next, the song ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ by Procol Harum came into my mind, so whilst I listened to it on youtube, I remembered my Dad playing it on vinyl one afternoon, which also reminded me of a faded memory of a book I once read… this book.
Labyrinth is a Crime/Thriller Novel which I found kicking about in a box of my parents stuff in the summer between Primary Six and Seven. It was this huge hardback and the cover looked pretty gloomy and intense so for some reason it called to me. It was the first grown-up type book I ever read and it’s about a lawyer trying to defend a guy accused of murder, the evidence is stacked against him but under psycho-analysis he appears to have multiple-personality disorder so the main line of suspense is, is he or isn’t he guilty? will he or won’t he ‘get off’?
Apparently reviews say it’s a pretty shoddy but I remember loving it, it sparked my interest in psychology so I want to get a hold of a copy and read it again but then again maybe I shouldn’t, it might just ruin the memory *shrugs*

Was just chilling, watching a few eps of Freaks & Geeks, then between one episode and the next, the song ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ by Procol Harum came into my mind, so whilst I listened to it on youtube, I remembered my Dad playing it on vinyl one afternoon, which also reminded me of a faded memory of a book I once read… this book.

Labyrinth is a Crime/Thriller Novel which I found kicking about in a box of my parents stuff in the summer between Primary Six and Seven. It was this huge hardback and the cover looked pretty gloomy and intense so for some reason it called to me. It was the first grown-up type book I ever read and it’s about a lawyer trying to defend a guy accused of murder, the evidence is stacked against him but under psycho-analysis he appears to have multiple-personality disorder so the main line of suspense is, is he or isn’t he guilty? will he or won’t he ‘get off’?

Apparently reviews say it’s a pretty shoddy but I remember loving it, it sparked my interest in psychology so I want to get a hold of a copy and read it again but then again maybe I shouldn’t, it might just ruin the memory *shrugs*

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ElfStarAnymore (via InnerFatGirl): How You Shop When You Are Poor.

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I had to put this behind a cut because it’s way long for Tumblr, but I really hope you’ll read it because I think it’s a very important post.

I started discussing this a little bit here, but I wanted to expand on the idea of how shopping on a very tight budget works, because obviously some people have no idea. I will add the caveat that this is how shopping was done in my family, by which I mean shopping with food stamps for a family with no dietary restrictions, with access to a car, and in a rural area of the U.S. Obviously each family’s needs are different and that is why food prescriptivism - which, remember, is a form of body policing - is fucked up.

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Coincidentally, a lot of my own shopping habits mirror many of the points and explanation made in this post. I think a lot of people look down on the general diet of a low income household because they think they likely just eat crap because they’re lazy and/or ‘don’t know any better’, sure in some cases it may be true, but most of the time people in that situation are just trying to do the best they can given the obvious restrictions. I just think we all need to consider and be aware of our own individual privileges in relation to the issue of surviving on a low income.

I think, people who are fairly skint, but still want to eat a varied diet, generally end up having to put a lot more thought into their shopping decisions than people with money because for some people every penny counts and it can be exhausting! I carefully calculate our monthly budget and take time to work out where our money is going, how it can stretch to feed us for a month and it can be really disheartening sometimes.

So yeah,  I think it’s an interesting topic, maybe read the aforementioned post if you think so too.

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Filed under Note Reblog Thoughts Low Income Shopping Food Groceries Diet Judgement Body Policing Budget Thrifty Money Cheap Lifestyle Geek

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'DC = Disconnected?' aka 'It's a guy thing'

It seems DC just isn’t done pissing me off today! I was, perhaps naively, really looking forward to the alternative possibilities the announced DC Relaunch provided and being able to regularly pick up issues as and when they’re released - which admittedly is something new to me because I only really started exploring the world of comics over the past couple of years and admittedly download, read and store, a lot more graphic novels and comic series on my laptop (although in the future I intend to do my damndest to actually own a lot of these in print).

Now I know how pissed I am that the people I love, fictional as they may be, are being fucked with and altered to their detriment but I feel heartsick for long-term fans who’re disappointed with the peeks at what is yet to come. Earlier today I checked out a whole bunch of the Relaunch Costume Redesigns via a ComicsAlliance.com Group Discussion Article (link). I agreed with a whole lot of the groups commentary because they mimic a lot of my own opinions on the outfits; as I believe, not only do the changes not really reflect the base personalities of the characters as we know them but there also seem to be fundamental issues with the overall look of the outfits.

I think I was most pissed off about what I like to call ‘the new and far removed, slutty Harley’ but then I suppose this quoted information featured in the Bleeding Cool DC Roadshow Article (link) explains it all…

The target audience are men age 18 to 34 though they do realize that they have readers in other demographics.

So… if they realise it, what’s their excuse for blatantly shutting the rest of us out? they’re going to openly admit to focusing their attentions on what is an implied preferred audience and to hell with the rest; girls, it just seems like we’re not even worth considering *sighs* I just can’t even….

Ignoring my bias interest, I can honestly say that is a shitty business decision; you know there are additional fans out there who want your products, who have parted with their hard earned cash to purchase said products in the past and in doing so have basically aided in financially supporting this here relaunch but instead of adapting what appears to be a narrow-focused nay socially outdated marketing direction, you’ve opted to alienate anyone outside of that demographic by basically saying they’re not important enough to even consider when decision making.

Well fuck you DC, you can suck my dick!

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P.S. Don’t even get me started on how closed-off and inconsiderate the video games industry can also be. Seriously, what are we girls? chopped liver? I think not! *kicks a door down* [I don’t know why, it just seemed appropriate]

Filed under Journal Rant Thoughts Comics DC DC Relaunch Gender Equality Geek

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Wee Square-Eyes Film Review #2

Last night T & I also watched  Sucker Punch. 

**SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen this yet, don’t read this post!**

 

A False Reality within A False Reality within A Reality *nods* that’s what gave me an Inception vibe except this one had lots of hot girls and kick-ass adventure fight scenes with steampunk overtones.

Watched it last night and I’m kinda stumped when it comes to my overall opinion of this film. I’m pretty sure I liked it a lot or maybe I enjoyed aspects of the film but not itself in it’s entirety, if that makes sense :/ I thought the soundtrack was pretty awesome, I thought it was an interesting premise - the base storyline and Babydoll ending up in a mental asylum, the awareness that certain people were really just creepy orderlies. The idea that they fictionalised their surroundings into the same environment threw me a little but I’m always a sucker for ‘women in trouble’ tale of woe and the ensuing escapology.

I admittedly kept returning to wishing and wanting to see them dance, for obvious and slightly lecherous reasons, but alas we did not; it brought it down for me a little, wish it didn’t though *sighs*

I liked the girls as a group of main characters, there wasn’t much opportunity to get to know them individually but they made a good team. In order of preference, Rocket being my favourite for her heart, Babydoll cause she was a pandora’s box and I wished she was mine haha, Sweetpea was hard to warm up to but she was one of the more noticeable girls because of that, though I was a wee bit irritated that she was the only one who technically survived *frowns* as for the others, Blondie was a hottie and the fact she could handle a gun somehow made her even cooler, Amber was sweet and interesting cause she did all the driving - which shows a surprising level of adaptability haha - but yeah… sucks how they died *shrugs*. Wait, did they really die, did the orderly actually kill them in reality?

As the psychiatrist, Carla Gugino, played an great character too; I’m loving her a lot at the moment cause I’ve seen her in a few TV shows but mostly films, of late, including Women in Trouble and Elektra Luxx; we’ve got Girl Walks Into A Bar to watch soon too.

I really liked the fact ‘Blue’ the bad orderly/club owner/right hand henchman, really wanted Babydoll and when he eventually broke her by having her for all intents and purposes lobotomised, he then realised he didn’t want her because it was just her body, he wanted to possess HER; and that included her mind, her spirit, her fight. Felt like a twisted kind of poetic justice to me.

I’m glad he got his comeuppance. Remember, nobody puts Babydoll in the corner!

P.S. They killed a baby dragon :( that ranks somewhere fairly noticeable on my scale of general douche-baggery *frowns* the fire crystals were nifty though.

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