Anonymous asked: Werewolves with depression who have bald patches from scratching at their necks all the time. Autistic packmates making them pretty scarves so they don't feel self-conscious <3
copperbadge, there are Ektorp versions that have the sofa bed nature. Really, either one should work. We have a Karlstad ottoman to go with our leather armchairs and it is awesome. If orange is a big deal keep in mind that you can get aftermarket slipcovers for Ektorp.
Not sure what kind of sofa you’re looking for, but the Ikea EKTORP (no, really; sounds like comics to me) comes highly reviewed by my kid sister, connoisseuse of comfy couches.
The Ektorp is one I’m going to have a look…
According to Stop Patriarchy, Mark Ruffalo sent a speech to be read at an abortion rights rally this weekend in Mississippi in which he expressed his frustration with the state legislature’s ongoing attempts to close every last women’s health centers that offer abortion services.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that over 100 supporters gathered at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and listened to a personal account of Ruffalo’s about the issue of abortion rights, in which he mentioned his mother’s struggle to obtain an abortion when she was young:
I am a man. I could say this has nothing to do with me. Except I have two daughters and I have a mother who was forced to illegally have an abortion in her state where abortion was illegal when she was a very young woman. It cost $600 cash. It was a traumatizing thing for her. It was shameful and sleazy and demeaning. When I heard the story I was aghast by the lowliness of a society that would make a woman do that. I could not understand its lack of humanity; today is no different.
Ruffalo reportedly referenced the United States as it existed pre-Roe v. Wade as “relic of an America that was not free nor equal nor very kind”, saying that it “we have worked long and hard to leave behind” that time:
My own mother fought to make herself more than a possession; she lived her life as a mother who chose when she would have children, and a wife who could earn a living if she so chose. I want my daughters to enjoy that same choice. I don’t want to turn back the hands of time to when women shuttled across state lines in the thick of night to resolve an unwanted pregnancy, in a cheap hotel room just south of the state line. Where a transaction of $600 cash becomes the worth of a young woman’s life. So that is why I am lending my voice to you and your movement today. Because I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children.
Ruffalo has been politically active before; he’s a vocal opponent of fracking. And while his characterization of the impact of Roe v. Wade as a “law of the land for decades” is slightly historically inaccurate – anti-choice supporters have been chipping away at Roe v. Wade since that Supreme Court ruling came down – his decision to discuss abortion via women who have actually gone through it is a welcome relief from all the men talking about how they know thetruth about the experience.
Because I actually trust the women I know. I trust them with their choices, I trust them with their bodies and I trust them with their children.
Albert Einstein teaching a physics class at Lincoln university (HCBU in Pennsylvania) in 1946
Sure as hell never mention that about him.
Raise your hand if you are surprised.
what you fail to realize is that video games shouldn’t cater to females in the first place. It’s largely known that it’s targeted towards the MALE demographic and has been for so many years, so why would they ask for something like that to be handed to them on a goddamn silver platter?
that’s like a guy walking into the women’s department of clothing at a sears and demanding that there be more clothing for men there. Separation of sections be damned.
that’s not how it fucking works
no not really
the game industry is more like walking into a regular department store and seeing that all the clothes are only men’s clothes
and when you ask the cashier where the women’s clothing section is, they wheel out a small rack of cheaply made tutus, g-strings, and high heels all in bright pink
and then when you go “wow really that’s it” you get called an uppity bitch and everybody assumes you want all the focus on you when in reality you’d just like to be considered a worthwhile demographic since you also like to wear clothes, it’s not like you want some ridiculous getup, you just want a solid shirt and pair of pants that fits you alright.
I mean hell you even sort of like men’s clothes and you have no problem wearing them. They suit you well. But it’s very obvious once you throw on a pair of men’s pants that they were not made for you.
Perfect metaphor is perfect.
Ta Nehesi Coates, The Atlantic
I am told that for some people (not me!) the sort of intense study often called cramming will let them memorize something temporarily, say for a few days or a week. I can’t do that. Part of my ADD means that cramming plain old doesn’t work for me. Trying means I can’t access huge chunks of my long term memory, and the stuff I tried to cram will come out garbled, and maybe as much as 10% complete. I do much worse if I try to cram, so I don’t.
Since I have some opera training, I tend to think of my long term memory as repertoire. A piece that is in active repertoire is one that you can perform, note and word perfect, on cue, from memory. That means you know not just your part, but large chunks of pretty much all the parts. If you don’t practice a repertoire piece, it stops being something you can perform correctly. The rehearsal or practice is a key part of keeping it working, and you can only store so much in your head at such a high polish. I know theatre actors do similar things with plays, and dancers with choreography.
If you want to add a piece to active repertoire, that means you have to stop practicing something else. Very few people can hold 5 operas in their heads. Each person has a limit, and it varies from person to person.
Since I can’t cram, I don’t know if it is possible to smoothly transition from that state to repertoire.
Can I add a new piece to repertoire fairly fast? Yes. I tend to do it via listening practice, and I love it when I can have recordings of the same piece from several different performers and performances. Other people will play or recite. Some maybe reread the piece. Everyone is different in how they do it, and different people will learn different elements first. I get melodies very fast. Words are slower, but not by a lot. The structure comes in real late for me. Other folks might pick up harmony lines first, or a structure detail that I might not notice til after we’ve performed the piece many times.
Like a lot of opera trained singers, I don’t need to speak a language to sing it. But I really do need to know what I’m singing about, and key words for emphasis. And I’ll do better in languages where I’m not dependent on a translation. It is a lot more work to do a good job in a language I don’t know at all.