Dusktreader eats.

I do roller derby. I eat food.

Sep 19

keepingtrackofnothing tagged me in the book meme and even though I did it several months ago, I am not going to look back on my answers because I want to see what will be different this time around. 

[Edit: here’s the last one I did, and 7/10 of the books are the same. Somehow, neither The Handmaid’s Tale nor Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood are on either list, but those are my bonus entries, I think about them all the time.]

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. 
Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

1. Cunt by Inga Muscio. Blew my baby feminist mind. (I read the original edition, apparently her 10th anniversary edition was updated to be less transmisogynist, I hope so.)

2. The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire. I took this book out for a walk on a foggy day and ending up reading it on the waterfront and it was perfect.

3. Outlander (+ sequels) by Diana Gabaldon. I am re-reading the series now after first having read them about 10 years ago and it is wonderfully comforting to come back to stories that I loved when I was a different person and find them still entertaining. 

4. Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg. This is about to come into print again (with a free ebook edition), everyone read it and cry and cry and cry.

5. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay. I read this a few months ago, but I know it will be with me for awhile. 

6. The Harry Potter books were the first books that introduced me to the joy of being a fan. I was working in a bookstore when the 5th book came out so I got to do the whole midnight party thing. It was so exciting to read the Mugglenet forums and speculate on Snape’s true colours, what the last Horcruxes would be, would Harry live, etc.

7. Little House in the Big Woods (and sequels) by Laura Ingalls Wilder. These were my first chapter books. My parents got me the boxed set for my birthday and I read them countless times growing up. My favorite was The Long Winter. Too bad they’re pretty racist. 

8. Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I loved Anne of Green Gables too, but Emily was more fun. I wanted to be a writer and I would wander around outside writing poems about trees just like the protagonists in all of Montgomery’s novels. 

9. Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston. A sort-of memoir, sort-of mythology about Kingston’s experience as a child of immigrants and her mother’s experience in China. Just gorgeous. 

10. Can I pick just one book by Terry Pratchett? Probably not, so I’ll go with Wyrd Sisters. But you know, it could also be Interesting Times, Reaper Man, Guards! Guards!… He’s a funny dude. 

Okay, I’m not going tag anyone, but doooooooo it, if you want. Only if you want!


amylasegdala:

Best birthday cake. Thanks megannaise sherooblr

My family knows how to celebrate! Happy birthday Amy!

amylasegdala:

Best birthday cake. Thanks megannaise sherooblr

My family knows how to celebrate! Happy birthday Amy!


Sep 18

therumpus:

Paper Trumpets #8: Perfect Ghost by Kevin Sampsell

"People look amazing when they’re mid-worship. More people should take photos with their eyes closed and their arms up."

For real, I am not religious, but the closest thing I do to worshipping is getting on the dance floor.

That’s me on the left in the denim vest:

This is me in 2008 (that skirt had clear sequins that make it sparkle): 

Being on the dance floor with people all around me and a song I love actually does feel kind of religious. It’s communal. It’s ecstatic. I get this chest swelling feeling like I’m so happy I could burst. I love seeing photos of me like this because they feel so real. 


“I used to walk into a room full of people and wonder if they liked me… now I look around and wonder if I like them.” (via pinkvelourtracksuit)

(via monstrositysuperstar)


katrinastratford:

kellysue:

BITCH PLANET #1 - GEM OF THE MONTHSTORY: KELLY SUE DeCONNICKART / COVER: VALENTINE DE LANDRO DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.502014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. 

Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. 
SOLD.

Into it.

katrinastratford:

kellysue:

BITCH PLANET #1 - GEM OF THE MONTH
STORY: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK
ART / COVER: VALENTINE DE LANDRO 
DECEMBER 10 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
2014 Best Writer Eisner Award nominee KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up for the very third time to bring you the premiere issue of BITCH PLANET, their highly-anticipated women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff. Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. 

Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. 

SOLD.

Into it.


Sep 17

cbeamsglitter:

seriously though, imagine if commercials for “men’s” razors staunchly, fearfully avoided ever showing a beard or stubble or any trace of facial hair whatsoever, as if made in a bizarre and inexplicable alternate universe in which the thing their product exists to groom doesn’t exist

just dudes grinnin’ coyly as they mime running razors over their baby-bottom smooth jawlines, eyes glazed over, not knowing what it is they do, or why, knowing merely that they must

(via monstrositysuperstar)


Heart you, napping.

Heart you, napping.

(via martiniglass)


Sep 15

Sep 13
“Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.” Mooji (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(via monstrositysuperstar)


Sep 12
charmcore:

Pray pardon, for what would we turn it down?

charmcore:

Pray pardon, for what would we turn it down?


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