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6 years ago @ The Toast - People In Tiny Houses ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Many donated things, particularly clothes end up in poor countries like Haiti where they ruin the local clothing industry because people would rather wear clothes that look American.

A lot of donated objects do end up in landfill, because they are too worn or shabby to resell.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Let's Talk About The B... · 0 replies · +8 points

I stopped myself from reading Ursula le Guin's The Dispossessed when I was seven because it had the word "crap" in it.

I'd just finished The Wizard of Earthsea, and had expected it to more like that.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +1 points

Lots of people boycotted sugar as part of the abolitionist movement in early 19th Century Europe. I think there might even be a reference to it in Mansfield Park.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +4 points

I'm really looking forward to the year 2120 when a couple will attempt to recreate life in the 1980s based only on the remaining editions of Cosmo and Playboy that are available to them.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Signs You May Be Dying... · 0 replies · +13 points

"You questioned capitalism and the class system, if only for a moment."


6 years ago @ The Toast - Signs You\'re About To... · 0 replies · +2 points

OMG. What did I just read?

There were some really over extended metaphors about being part of a herd, and somehow it all made sense.

6 years ago @ The Toast - Poems I Have Misunders... · 1 reply · +29 points

The Elizabethans could turn just about anything into a term for genitalia.

7 years ago @ The Toast - Haw Par Villa: where y... · 1 reply · +3 points

Oh, wow,

Your writing is haunting.

7 years ago @ The Toast - On Harriet Vane and Lo... · 0 replies · +4 points

This is so beautifully written. I love how you intertwine reflections on your own relationship, and how we all, throughout our lives, " we all end up ‘aping’ our genders."

My only problem now is that I can't decide whether I want to leap right in and re-read Gaudy Night, or to re-read the four books with Harriet Vane and Peter Wimsey in order.