THE WAIT IS OVER! Back by popular demand, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries will grace our screens once again for an eagerly-anticipated 3rd Series.
Filming will begin later this year in mid-October in Melbourne. Thank you again to our loyal – and unwavering – #MissFisher fans. Your passionate support of the series helped make this happen!
We need bees🐝🐝🐝
*counts how many are in her garden*
do you guys remember that one post about how men feel entitled to take up so much space and women have to deal with a lot less?
This is actually a documented thing. You always see men on the subway or tube or whatever using both armrests while women sit with their arms hunched together into their laps. That’s why I always make a point to take up at least one if not both armrests of the tube so men can be uncomfortable for once.
^ again, for all the people telling me posting this picture is complaining too much.
In my college classes (and high school too) guys were always stretching, sticking fists and elbows in my face, leaning their heads back over my desk, over my work, spreading their legs out, kicking my bag with their dirty shoes. And let’s not pretend they were in other guys’ space as much as they were in women’s.
It’s so true, this happens to me every day on the train. Same with the walking thing, women will weave out of the way whereas men just walk straight and plow down anything in their path. I always end up playing chicken with men on the sidewalk now, because I refuse to move out of their way.
I love playing chicken with dudes who hog the sidewalk. BODY CHECK! Fucking assholes.
“NOT ALL MEN ARE LIKE THIS!” FUCK OFF.
“AS A MAN, I THINK THAT…” FUCK OFF.
Men always have the same defensive bullshit to spout every time they get called out on their shit. AND IT IS BORING. They remind me of those toys where you pull a string an they have like 5 phrases they can say. Over and over and over.
same here with playing chicken, its hilarious sometimes because they get this flash of realization in their eyes that says ‘holy shit, she’s NOT going to move/??? what do????’ because THEY ARE SO USED TO EVERYONE MOVING FOR THEM
when i was younger my grandpa drew this on a piece of paper,
and he asked me how i, as the red circle, would get around the two people (black circles) if i was walking down the street.
so of course i came back with
moving out of the way for them as i walked.
he asked me if i thought men would do the same and, at the time, i did because i thought it was just common courtesy. but he told me that men would barrel straight through without giving a shit and that i should do the exact same. because i was the one walking and they were the ones in the way. so that’s exactly what i do.
i find this really fascinating because this actually what defines so-called masculine and feminine traits and gestures. the whole limp-wrist thing? that’s someone decreasing the amount of space they take up by not extending their arm fully. same with crossing one’s legs, how it’s considered more masculine to swing your shoulders when you walk creating a wider gait instead of your hips, how someone who holds their elbows tightly into their torso instead of letting them fall more loosely at their sides is considered feminine.
taking up space is not just a frequent habit of males in our culture, its actually how society thinks masculinity is supposed to be expressed.
It’s also why you can seriously freak people out if you’re a woman by sitting back in your chair and draping your arm over the backrest of the one beside it.
It’s claiming space, and more importantly, it’s powerful body language. In primates (including humans), the individual that “opens” its chest—that is, leaves it open to attack—is the most dominant of them, precisely because it shows a confidence that no one WILL attack you.
Look at someone who’s comfortable vs someone who’s uncomfortable—the uncomfortable person will inevitably cross their arms or cover their chest to in an instinct to protect the thoracic cavity.
So, when you want to look HELLA confident, open up your chest and make direct eye contact. It feels weird (for women!) at first, but it’s the fastest way to freak a dude out. They genuinely do not know what to do when a woman displays behaviour they recognize as confident.
This was interesting. Literally never thought about it before.
I spent an entire concert once sitting wide-kneed into the dude next to me’s chair because the second he sat down, I knew he meant to do the same thing to me. I had a head cold, it was the first time I’d been out in days, I wasn’t having it. He was very disgruntled that a woman had done that to him.
Thinking about that, and the dress I almost wore but didn’t, I wonder if that’s one reason women’s clothes are so constricting. To keep them from taking up, claiming, space.
This is kind of embarrassing. You have American’s who can’t find the heart to help these people so now we have the Canadians coming to the rescue. We are thrilled to spend trillions of dollars in war in other countries to “Help Them” but can’t find the heart to put these people on a payment plan they can afford. “Values”?
Because capitalism. Trickle down theory. If they wanted things like food and water they shouldn’t have been born poor. Something.
Two things in passing. First: there’s a sale on at Ebooks Direct: 50% off all our ebook stock until late Monday night, in honor of SDCC and various things that may be about to happen there later today. :)
Secondly: for those interested, we’ve turned up a very few copies of the hardcover first edition of A Wizard Alone, all in mint condition of course. These feature the cover painting that was used only on the hardcovers: the design changed with the paperback issue. Purchase price includes postage, packing&handling, and all books come autographed / personalized.
ETA: for those who’ve been asking for an RSS/Atom feed to the listing of available hardcovers and paperbacks, click here.
I failed my Will save. Now you all have to roll, too.
How to tell if it was a gunshot or fireworks: gunshots don’t echo, fireworks do.
thaNK YOU SO MUCH
the fact that anyone might commonly need to know this terrifies me
clearly you’re not from america
And that about sums it up.*
*Yes, there are other countries where you play the game too, but for such a supposedly peaceful and safe and enlightened country, OY.
*Yes, I know guns echo, I live around enough of them, my focus is more on the latter two comments.
Go sit down and write three lines of whatever it is you’re supposed to be writing.
Three lines done. I introduced an important character conflict!
Three lines in this code mages thing, because that was the first thing that came up.
(I really, really, really shoulod be working on White Lightning. Oops.)