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6 years ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 3 replies · +100 points
6 years ago @ The Toast - An Alternative Ending ... · 0 replies · +12 points
Sleepy Hollow what now
6 years ago @ The Toast - Texts From Samuel Cole... · 0 replies · +31 points
This is definitely the way to introduce your kids to cultcha.
6 years ago @ The Toast - If John Boyega Were Yo... · 2 replies · +16 points
As a fellow South Londoner, this face is truth.
6 years ago @ The Toast - "Yet I'll Speak": Othe... · 2 replies · +46 points
The thing I found fascinating - as well as her refusal to be silent - is how much she's clearly in love with Iago, who just does not love her back. She's so desperate to get some kind of response from him that she steals the handkerchief even though she suspects nefarious deeds might be afoot. She recognises Desdemona's situation so clearly because she has her own shitty marriage to contend with - she realises what's up and by Act 5 she's fully a paid up member of Team Desdemona, even though she knows it might cost her her life. Her line "Perchance Iago, I will never go home" sends chills every time - whether it's a threat to leave or a premonition of her own death (a recognition that women are most vulnerable when they try to leave) it cuts through the male bullshit of that scene like vagina dentata through an unwanted dick. She is, I think, one of the most flawed, redeemed, brilliantly realised characters in Shakespeare.
That's just my reading, of course - but yeah. All hail Emilia.
7 years ago @ The Toast - Things I Believe To Be... · 0 replies · +43 points
7 years ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 2 replies · +11 points
I would also be warned that London can be very big if you're trying to get somewhere in Zone 3 or further out. I will aggressively defend the tube to my dying breath, but the thing about no-one making eye contact with each other and having to resign from public life in disgrace if you accidentally make physical contact with the person next to you is also true. Ooh, also, on the escalators on the tube, walk on the left, stand on the right, and you will make everyone very happy.
I'm really sorry, that wasn't meant to turn into a lecture on Tube Etiquette.
7 years ago @ The Toast - An (Abridged) History ... · 0 replies · +2 points
7 years ago @ The Toast - An (Abridged) History ... · 2 replies · +3 points
Maybe I'll just keep checking back until it's back in stock with the Besame guys.
7 years ago @ The Toast - New Year's Entire Week... · 0 replies · +26 points
"Well that was DEVASTATING," he announced.
2016, it has begun.