I went to see Star Trek Into Darkness on Friday. I was so brutally disappointed that I had to put my face on the Internet about it. Thus, another video rant. I also direct you to Racebending’s comments on the subject. This io9 post is also a good read.
This week was a lot of cleaning, recycling, and donating, but my room (as seen in the video above!) is finally the way I want it. I’ve been making progress on Dragonflight and hope to tackle The Black Count soon. I also tried to make s’more cupcakes yesterday and failed, continuing my losing streak with putting marshmallows in ovens. But the exploded cupcakes were still delicious.
This week’s links:
- The Daily Show‘s John Oliver examines Australian gun control as a possible model for American gun control. It’s fascinating stuff.
- Merida’s official Disney princess coronation was adorable because her mom crowned her on Mother’s Day. Send these pictures to your mom, you know you want to.
- Speaking of Merida, Feminist Disney reminds us, when it comes to criticizing her redesign, we gotta make sure we’re not hating on ladies. There are few things I hate more than ladies hating on ladies.
- Speaking of the redesign, this article about character honesty in costume design sheds a lot of really good light on the subject.
- Mental Floss brings us “11 Songs that Brought People Out of Comas“.
- You didn’t know you needed the Once Upon a Time spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, but if you like Victorian girls punching dudes, buckling swashes, and saving their genie boyfriends, you do. (And if you don’t… why are you here?)
- Normally, I don’t post recipes here, but this is a recipe for ice cream cake that requires two ingredients: ice cream and self-rising flour. Get on that right now.
- Genevieve Valentine witnesses the Sleepy Hollow trailer so you don’t have to.
- With the finale of Doctor Who, some viewers may be interested in checking out old classic Who. Slate recommends a certain episode as an introduction.
- How did I not know Prince wrote the Bangles’ “Manic Monday”?
- From Vanity Fair, the making of Thelma and Louise.
- If you don’t know who Julie D’Aubigny is, you owe it to yourself to learn. A French bisexual fencing master and opera singer in the 17th century? God bless the motherland.
- Last night was Bill Hader’s last night on Saturday Night Live. Here is a list of every club Stefon has ever mentioned to mark his passing.
- RMJ at Deeply Problematic discusses the usage of the word “kyriarchy”.
- Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, of Hello Tailor, examines the evolution of the Star Trek costumes of the original and rebooted casts at Empire.
- Rose at Autostraddle talks magical girl shows and how they’re important to feminism.
If you saw Star Trek Into Darkness, what did you make of this?