My son and I are shaving our heads to raise money for St. Baldricks which raises money for research for childhood cancer. Did you know that less than 4% of the general budget for cancer research goes towards pediatric cancers? Cancer is STILL the #1 disease killer of…
He liked her with long hair so she cut it short.
Hey breastfeeding moms/advocates: my local gym (owned and run by the city, so it’s a part of the local government) recently put up a new sign in the women’s locker room. I should have taken a picture, but the paraphrased version is this:
To keep other people from being uncomfortable, we invite breastfeeding moms to use our designated breastfeeding area or use a nursing cover.
I believe the “designated breastfeeding area” is the child care room, which, while comfortable and friendly, is usually crowded, noisy, and located at a fairly inconvenient spot.
This sign makes me mad every time I see it, and if there are legal protections for breastfeeding that they’re violating, I’d love to point this out and see if I can get them to take it down.
Edited to add: My state has a law on the books stating that “Mothers have the right to breastfeed anywhere they have a right to be.” What I don’t know is if a business (or in this case, local government) has a right to ask them to cover up.
Episode 4 saw the words Bad Wolf appear for the first time. I just made it up on a whim, cos I liked the idea of the TARDIS being graffiti’d. But then I spent the rest of the episode idly wondering who that kid was, why he wrote those odd words. And, having dismissed notions of Evil Super Villain Kid, a plan began to form, in mid-production. Knowing that Rose would become the Time Goddess at the end of the series, I wondered if a Time Goddess would imprint herself on the universe, creating things in her image, like the face of Jesus in a bagel. Better still, these signs would actually summon her into existence. That’s the sort of thing you think about in this job, late at night. And then I worked backwards, inserting Bad Wolf references into almost every script. Funnily enough, I never told anyone what I was doing, in case it didn’t work, but the design department picked up on it—they didn’t even ask what it meant, they just offered to stencil it on Captain Jack’s bomb, in German. The idea spread without anyone knowing what it meant. Which is very Bad Wolf in itself.
It’s been a while since I’ve head a chance to talk to you one on one.
Does anyone else feel like she is speaking directly to Rochester more than usual in this episode? And then catching herself. It seemed so pointed. Alysson Hall has such an effortlessly transparent face. I am more and more impressed with her and this series as it goes on. She has a placidity that covers up a lot of complex emotions. I don’t know how actors manage to convey so much with subtle facial expressions. It’s magical when they can do it. IDK. This is why I write things. I could never act. (Plus I think I am a halfway decent writer sometimes.)
I think this might be my favorite adaptation to date. It’s not as polished at LBD and it doesn’t have the large fan base. A huge part of the fun of LBD was watching it with everyone and interacting with the characters in real time. Plus I love P&P without reservation and that webseries was like delicious cake. Jane Eyre is hard and complex. It’s not a book I love without reservations. It’s a difficult story and some of the messages about romantic heroes and their suffering makes me want to throw things. But that’s the book and I don’t know where this show is headed yet.
So if you haven’t been watching this? I highly recommend it. I don’t think all the performances are equal over the whole series so far, but mostly they are quite good. Jane is a bit awkward at first and that’s spot on for her character. She’s blossoming as a person right now and it’s beautiful to watch. This production has a kind of passionate earnestness to it that’s refreshing. It has a much wider emotional range.
There was no harassing restraint, no repressing of glee and vivacity with him; for with him I was at perfect ease, because I knew I suited him well […] It brought life and light to my whole nature: in his presence I thoroughly lived; and he lived in mine.
Of course, the ultimate moment of being Female in Public comes when a woman, deep in thought, is told by a strange man to SMILE. (And this happens only to women.) Gentlemen, let’s get this straight. There is no part of my body that belongs to you, not even my facial expression. Stop trying to stake out territory there, whether by legislation or verbal imperative. Plus, it never produces the desired effect.