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The new fire gloves arrived.  They really are scaled to fit a woman’s smaller hands and wrists.  And they can go on over my wool coat sleeves AND come up to my biceps.

I have to come up with a new configuration/bag to pack all my fire circle gear now.  Things were too unwieldy at MayFire, and I have specific items I was asked to bring this go around.  I have a leather sleeve I sewed for the blowpoke for travel/packing but I think if I added a shoulder strap things could be more functional.  I’m going to merge fire tending, smudging tools/supplies and musical instruments as I just found the right-sized magickal bag in my collection that needs repurposing.

The new fire gloves arrived. They really are scaled to fit a woman’s smaller hands and wrists. And they can go on over my wool coat sleeves AND come up to my biceps.

I have to come up with a new configuration/bag to pack all my fire circle gear now. Things were too unwieldy at MayFire, and I have specific items I was asked to bring this go around. I have a leather sleeve I sewed for the blowpoke for travel/packing but I think if I added a shoulder strap things could be more functional. I’m going to merge fire tending, smudging tools/supplies and musical instruments as I just found the right-sized magickal bag in my collection that needs repurposing.

What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?
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labelleizzy:

middleclassreject:

dysonrules:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

REBLOG FOREVER.

Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society

Haven’t read the book, would be interested in discussion, but I have to admit that I have heard *zero* good things about 50 shades of grey.

Though since friends in the bdsm scene have warned me off this thing, imma trust them.

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Okay… Time to start training so my body will be ready for this.  My brain thinks my body is ready but we know how the ol’ grey matter is ready to jump the gun in these situations.  

Anyone wanna start a fandom feeding frenzy by speculating how the different characters’ scale/prominence in the poster might indicate relevance to the storyline?  Or is that just me wanting a lot of Hawkeye and Hulk?

Okay… Time to start training so my body will be ready for this. My brain thinks my body is ready but we know how the ol’ grey matter is ready to jump the gun in these situations.

Anyone wanna start a fandom feeding frenzy by speculating how the different characters’ scale/prominence in the poster might indicate relevance to the storyline? Or is that just me wanting a lot of Hawkeye and Hulk?

Up until this morning, the status for my new camera was by “end of day” today. Notice my use of past tense. While we were having our doggie adventure this happened:

Seattle, WA, United States
07/24/2014 3:17 P.M. Arrival Scan
07/23/2014 10:00 A.M. A late UPS trailer arrival has caused a delay. We’re adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible.

…sound of grinding teeth….sobs mentally…it’s okay…it rained a lot of today…there’s time for it to arrive before I go…other humans at the house know to watch for the box too…I’m about to go have fun for days, right?…are we there yet?

I’m a forum believer that pre-travel angst is better than actual travel angst, so I’m gonna suck it up, pull up my butch panties and get effin packed for this trip tonight.

So,… Last week I decided I just had to get my hair trimmed before I spent two weeks in Oregon, traveling and camping. And I discovered that I don’t have purple hair dye in my stash, so I’m doing a lateral, and my hair color is going to wind up channeling this shirt, whatever that turns out to be by the time I hit the road Sunday morning.

So this is from earlier today. That’s Lisette, who cuts my hair. She’s @BabaLouiseSalon on 65th. They have chandeliers, shop dogs and tons of local art too.