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by GraphiteGirl
Tue May 19, 2015 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road
Replies: 52
Views: 13625

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road

Wherever the salts were, they would have been part of the Australian outback. The whole Mad Max series is set in Australia. My spoileriffic joyous thoughts on the handling of the action elements: One of the best tricks Mad Max: Fury Road pulled off was making the hyped up petrolhead bullshit part of...
by GraphiteGirl
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Frozen
Replies: 19
Views: 4739

Re: Frozen

On my interpretation, it meant that she unlocked something inside herself that she hadn't allowed herself to feel or understand. Her dominant emotion when she thought about everyone she loved had always been "get them away before I hurt them"; everything about her love was so laced wi...
by GraphiteGirl
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Frozen
Replies: 19
Views: 4739

Re: Frozen

Spoiler:
I agree with TMT - Elsa was just barely learning that it was possible to love without harming someone, or that connection made her feel good. She was nowhere near ready for a relationship.
by GraphiteGirl
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Frozen
Replies: 19
Views: 4739

Re: Frozen

Zohar, agreed on the act of love. I don't just love that it was an act of her own, but also that unlike a kiss, it was an act that actually meant something. A kiss is about beginnings or connection, sure, but the act itself doesn't equate to love. What Anna did meant more than any kiss, and...
by GraphiteGirl
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Frozen
Replies: 19
Views: 4739

Re: Frozen

Hans is such an amazing villain. The tiny tells! When he is pushing the crossbow away from Elsa, if you watch very carefully you can see him look up and notice the chandelier and then decide to aim the crossbow at its connection to the ceiling. He gets to look like he was trying to be the hero, whi...
by GraphiteGirl
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Becca, *every hug under the sun*. What can we do to help, if anything?
by GraphiteGirl
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Best of luck! Feel free to update with results; I hope it works for you.
by GraphiteGirl
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I've done it with plain olive oil, and even in a pinch plain vegetable oil, in the past. As I understand it, a lot of people use all sorts of fancy oil mixes, but olive/castor seems to be a very popular starter mix because castor oil supposedly has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. I ...
by GraphiteGirl
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Regarding the use of various oils for moisturising and hair and skin and stuff, can I just take this opportunity to recommend using oil to clean your face? I've been using it as a cleanser since the end of last year, and it's resulted in unquestionably the best skin ever. I mix something like 4 part...
by GraphiteGirl
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon)
Replies: 7
Views: 3912

Re: Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon)

I think it was a very nice touch to add the scene at the beginning where he showed Beatrice and Benedict having a one night stand. I think the bit of backstory added a lot to the dynamics of the characters and made many of the later scenes work very well. Agreed. I really liked that touch; there ar...
by GraphiteGirl
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

She has indeed, and I think they're mostly on her personal blog, not Feministe. At under $3, I feel like the price is within my acceptable range :P
by GraphiteGirl
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: "Pickup Artist"

For anyone who would like to read something about the intricacies of PUA from a knowledgeable source with an open mind and also a strong feminist sense, Clarisse Thorne has just written a book about it . For the wary, she really does do her very best to provide a fair and balanced perspective in all...
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

"See how well I hold your attention. Witty, cool, sexy, look how big my hands are, you know what that means. The other girls will be so jealous when they see you with me. And see, somebody as suave as me wants you. You're gold, baby, if HULK WANT you it means you're the best." "HULK ...
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

Actually, you are doing exactly what we were suggesting - talking to a particular girl about what she likes and wants, and then going with that. You did have to talk about it initially to find out how much communication is optimal, and what kinds of things she's comfortable with. That's basically wh...
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:49 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

How do you account for the fact that as a subculture, PUA seems to be riddled with that sort of shit far more than usual, far more than most subcultures. I don't think it's a few bad eggs, I think it's more than half the carton, with a few good eggs in there. Keep in mind basically all the origins o...
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

It's different once you're in an established relationship - you establish a sexual rapport where you can more reliably interpret nonverbal cues and shared movements. Explicit verbal consent is really lovely in the early stages when you don't yet speak each other's physical language, and things are g...
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

Yes, and based on my real life observations of PUAs, I think a lot of people are indeed doing it wrong in that way or in other serious ways. Are you familiar with, for example, this very popular guy? Massive trigger warnings on that link by the way.
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

Yeah, but that attitude and those thousands of jokes about how women are aliens just contributes to men having no idea how to relate to us and resorting to techniques because they think they need them.
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

J Thomas, I get and appreciate what you're trying to do - reminding people that if you convince a woman to have sex she'd really rather not be having, that might suck for the person doing the convincing in the long run. But isn't it slightly more important that it's going to suck for her?
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

How DOES the female brain work, anyway? HULK eager to be taught! Pretty similarly to the male brain? But with more socialisation to act like people expect women to act, more socialisation to worry about things men don't have to worry about, like rape and being called a slut, and more societally enc...
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

Sorry I'm so late Belial! Would you believe that compared to the other pointless arguments I've been embroiled in lately, this old chestnut actually feels comfy and familiar, like an old dressing gown? I won't be here for that long though. Alas, real life beckons. Wait... okay, I*'m not trying to be...
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 250096

Re: 1027: nosepick Artist

Would you like to know why it's difficult for women to get out of a social interaction we don't want to be in, and why many of us stay despite saying things like, "I really need to go now?" Sure you would. People who've become embroiled in the world of pickup artistry tend to consider them...
by GraphiteGirl
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I really don't know what I want to do with my name. I am more attached to my mother's maiden name than my current name, which is associated with my dad, but I already have a couple of (really small, tiny) writing credits under my name and now my first directing credit, and I think I want to keep it ...
by GraphiteGirl
Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

pinupgirlclothing.com may have something like that!
by GraphiteGirl
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

So, I've been posting this all over the place, but I realised it probably belongs here most of all. Does anyone else identify with this? I have a dilemma every time I’m in a relationship when this day rolls around. Part of me thinks: “This is a commercialized, manufactured holiday that celebrates op...
by GraphiteGirl
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

My mum was 36 when I was born.

Spoiler:
Also, I do not like treating yeast infections with internal cream and an applicator. I do not like it, Sam I am.
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nerdfighters?
Replies: 42
Views: 7559

Re: Nerdfighters?

Ok, I have a couple of friends who have recommended this Nerdfighter business to me, and I don't really know where to start. What's the book about, for example?
by GraphiteGirl
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I've heard maybe two very thin women say something negative about thighs rubbing together. I think most women's thighs do press together near the top, and it's just something that isn't discussed or acknowledged, so a lot of us feel shame about it, which is so unwarranted. I've started wearing those...
by GraphiteGirl
Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6318

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

Send in the Clowns is incredibly boring; I don't understand why it's the most famous from the musical. It's hard to enjoy any single song from it in isolation, because the songs are very story-focused, but if you can stand it, read a plot summary up to the point of "A Weekend in the Country&quo...
by GraphiteGirl
Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6318

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

Watched Singin' in the Rain last night. Oh, the wonderful absurdity of Moses Supposes.
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6318

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

All Sondheim? There's a decent bit of variety there - have you heard A Little Night Music? Still, fair enough. His spikiness and tartness is what I like best about him.
by GraphiteGirl
Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6318

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

My latest musical obsession is Assassins, a Sondheim musical about everyone who has ever tried to assassinate an American president. I know it hardly needs to be said because it's Sondheim, but my god, the lyrical and melodic humour are so sharp. The music is all Americana and fairground tunes and t...
by GraphiteGirl
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

podbaydoor wrote:SHARK WEEK IS HERE FUCK YEAH

Mine too, a little while ago - oh, the relief!
by GraphiteGirl
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I have never, since my first period ten years ago, missed a period or had an irregular cycle. My cycles always last approximately 30-33 days... except for this month. It's been about 40 days and the shark is nowhere to be seen. I've taken two pregnancy tests and both have been negative. I'm sure I s...
by GraphiteGirl
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*
Replies: 46
Views: 6318

Re: MUSICALS! *jazz hands*

So, Matilda: The Musical, based on the Roald Dahl book, and with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, is now available on iTunes for your listening pleasure. And it is so good . Lyrically witty with skilled singers who are also very gifted actors, and a child cast who do not come off as spoiled divaish ...
by GraphiteGirl
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I suppose the other issue is that both my parents are extremely anti-tattoo - my dad actually thought I ought to feel bad for taking on a tattoo design commission for someone else a little while ago - so the design really would need to be somewhere quite private.
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Amie, I just want to emphasise that it's not your job to fit whatever clothing styles are in fashion. Clothing is there to serve the needs of the body, not the other way around. Have you considered investing in a sewing machine and some books on clothing construction? If you have a body that's diffi...
by GraphiteGirl
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

e_s, would it be possible for you to switch doctors? I personally would feel uncomfortable with a doc who basically ignored the information I gave them.
by GraphiteGirl
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

And women are sometimes tired of that. We're sometimes tired of being used as the (pardon the term) straight man for the proper display of a male's flaws. And never, at least not in mainstream media, getting to see a woman fight back against those flaws effectively. It wears down one's tolerance fo...
by GraphiteGirl
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27387
Views: 3149189

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I've heard a lot of event providers of all stripes will slap on a 'wedding markup' if you tell them it's for a wedding - try getting a quote before you tell them it's for a wedding, if possible.

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