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5 weeks ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Yuri On ... · 6 replies · +19 points

I don't think the show was trying to comment about this, but about the skater-weight thing. I recently listened to a podcast with Tara Lipinski, and she talked about how one of her coaches had gotten on her for her weight -- which is quite silly, really, since she barely weighed anything. She explained that when skaters are doing jumps, they land with the force of, like, three times their body weight, so that a 100-pound person would be landing with about 300 pounds of force.

Obviously not an excuse for fat shaming (because there is no excuse), but I thought that was an interesting bit of insight. I mean, I'd never thought about the force of a jump's landing -- it's hard enough having to land on one leg on the edge of a blade.

Anyway, I'm super excited to see where this show goes.

6 weeks ago @ - Weekly Shenanigans · 1 reply · +5 points


8 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 3 replies · +15 points

*grimaces guiltily* Because I got caught up with school assignments and projects from mid-March to the end of April, and I need to figure out when a good time to switch banners is. Also because I haven't had more than one day off in a row all month, thanks to a quirk of my work schedule.

I suspect the next few weekends will be focused on banners for both here and Mark Watches.

8 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 1 reply · +9 points

Two things:

1.) Accept that other people have opinions that differ from yours and that makes them neither incapable of understanding the text nor overly sensitive and looking to hide from opinions.

2.) Don't use "idiotic" on this site, as it's an ableist term that we don't use here.

15 weeks ago @ - Weekly Shenanigans · 2 replies · +1 points

Speaking of Lost, in class last week, my professor mentioned a panopticon. He asked if we knew what that was; some did, some didn't, and some of us were, like, we've heard of it but don't know much about it. As soon as he mentioned Jeremy Bentham, I remembered where I heard about it: Lost fan theorizing!

I hadn't thought about the show in a while, so it was a nice jolt of remembrance.

15 weeks ago @ - Weekly Shenanigans · 11 replies · +6 points

I haven't been watching Supernatural for a long while, but I thought I'd watch the most recent episode; I thought the stuntiness of it could be fun.

Mostly I came away thinking vg jnf ntterffviryl urgrebfrkhny. Cnvashyyl fb.

19 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 17 replies · +13 points

Hello, Discworlders!

We're getting close to the end of this book (sob!), which means it's close to new banner time. The next banner will include Gur Jrr Serr Zra and Fpvrapr bs Qvfpjbeyq VV: Gur Tybor.

So hit me with the most evocative imagery for these books.


19 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Games Wiza... · 1 reply · +6 points

Greetings, cousins!

We're nearing the end of this book (omg, how?), so there's another banner to be made. This time it needs to cover Vagrevz Reenagl 2: Ryrpgevp Obbtnybb Ba Beqrny and Gur Obbx bs Avtug Jvgu Zbba.

So what sort of images are evocative of these books?


19 weeks ago @ - Weekly Shenanigans · 2 replies · +8 points

Wait, is that... an actual scene from the movie? 'Cause I know people are like, this movie is great, but no one mentioned there's an Astaire-Rogers-styled dance on a "Let's Face the Music and Dance" set with a "Night and Day"-styled gown.

I... really need to see this movie now.

22 weeks ago @ - Weekly Shenanigans · 0 replies · +4 points

I'm not saying his Scandal character is not capable of this, but here's an example of Joe Morton on Eureka:

A black man and a black woman dancing robot-style on a dark dance floor