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Jul 16 Anne18 commented on I’m Trying to Stay Excited About the Return of Bloom County.
Hey. I liked Outland.

I read it before Bloom County though, so maybe it's about expectations.
Jun 25 Anne18 commented on My Whole Life I've Been Asked If I'm a Girl or a Boy.
But all that said - claim any title you want, on any day, as you're feeling it.
Jun 25 Anne18 commented on My Whole Life I've Been Asked If I'm a Girl or a Boy.
Awesome piece, Sarah. I sort of wish though that you could find yourself under the umbrella of "woman" and know that everything you've felt and desired is perfectly normal beneath. You're rocking it like a person, and not like a gender stereotype. That, more than what you choose to call yourself, was my takeaway from this essay.

The terms "man" and "woman" also encompass enormous, complicated spectrums. Humans do not come off an assembly line. We aren't all TV sitcom husbands and wives. Our society created the boxes we're all shoved into, so kudos for pushing back against those limitations, knowing them to be untrue.

Our culture provides us with so few female "Captain Hooks" but that doesn't mean we don't have many amongst us and many others starved to see them represented in our culture. I remember making fun of all the "girly" stuff too when I was young and idolizing Sigorney Weaver in Aliens and refusing to wear make up, and I don't think I'm unusual. I don't think you're unusual. I think most women and girls (and men and boys) press against the sides of these tiny boxes and find them too confining.

I'd like more people to expand what "woman" is, so more people will not feel shame in that title, and so girls growing up can see a few more badass women looking any way they want to and know that there is a place for them - gay or straight - to be who they are, as they are.
Mar 25 Anne18 commented on The Decline of Western Civilization Gets Boxed!!.
Sweet. I saw the 3rd when it was released - I can't remember how it added up, since it was so long ago, but I was a fan of many of the bands featured at the time so I'm sure I loved it. I do remember bumping into one of the crust punks featured hanging outside a GBH show not long afterwards, panhandling. Actually, the film may have been a tad depressing too.
Feb 28 Anne18 commented on Do You Like Horror Films? DON’T WATCH THE TRAILER FOR The Lazarus Effect!.
I think there are some yahoos in Hollywood right now spinning that the audience actually WANTS to know what happens. That we enjoy the familiar. Also, that if it makes a compelling trailer, who cares if the film is?
Feb 22 Anne18 commented on Oscar Watch 2015: A Live Slog of the 87th Academy Awards (a.k.a. Nerd Super Bowl).
Did anyone else notice that Eddie Redmayne used the exact same weird whisper for Theory of Everything that he did in Jupiter Ascending? What I'm saying is he should be nominated for that movie next year.
Feb 17 Anne18 commented on New Chop Suey Owners Face Pressure to Change Venue Name.
If the new owners, in updating the decor, are harking back to the location's auto history, why not just rename it "The Chop"? As in, chop shop. Or something auto related. Seems an easyish fix.
Feb 8 Anne18 commented on Comic.
You are wrong, #2/8. Grillz, brew, body mod, and shade grown organics are "it". It's writ in ad speak. Der.

Also, nice piece.
Jan 29 Anne18 commented on SL Letter of the Day: Betrayal and Ball Ache.
Lame response, Dan. This guy needs to own himself.
Jan 23 Anne18 commented on Films That Are Better Than the Books They're Adapted From.
Wonder Boys was a good book, but the movie excellent.

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