I hate this sentiment so much because my ex used it against me to dismiss everything I said. It’s a decent rule of thumb, but when taken to the extreme, it’s a shitty power move meant to silence. :\ Seeing that phrase still gives me anxiety.
I went to a(Canadian) private high school and Columbia for undergrad (my parents didn’t bribe me in!) and it wasn’t on any of my reading lists. Nor was any Dickens. I read Great Expectations for fun. *shrug*
I was catcalled by a homeless dude once when i was walking next to my now-husband and it just... didn’t register with him. Why? “I don’t listen to what homeless people/strangers say to me.” I have to, though, because I need to make sure I’m safe. :\
I’m in love with your user name.
omg. thank you for this.
I subscribed to this as soon as it came out and unsubscribed a couple of months later — the tone on science was so light it felt harmful. So many people I know love it that I felt crazy for not enjoying it; I feel a little better knowing it’s not just me who sees issues with it.
Thought that was Jared Kushner for a second. I can’t keep all the dead-eyed idiots straight. :(
I have never seen this image as a mildly twitchy gif and it’s scarred me.
(also made me lol)
Eh. Someone buys it, has it sequenced and sent to 23 and Me, analysis of history and potential for disease or something published by tabloids — I wouldn’t want that out there, either.
Pu-rump. Seems an apt description of them, too!
I feel like this is a thing I need to do. I’m dancing around it.
I thought it was pretty obvious that she would — because she thinks that moving will be the solution to all her problems (and, of course, it isn’t).
I know she’s not — I was just hoping that the series would end with her realizing that she’s been a selfish ass (after that conversation with the teenager) and apologizing to her own mom (and Marnie). That would leave a note of growth — instead, we get sucked back into selfishness. Alas. :)
100% agree with you. I would love to see her try to learn/evolve a little more, because I think that she could be an absolutely stunning writer at some point (rather than a really good one who makes people wince often).
That’s the thing — I think that finishing with the penultimate episode would’ve been 100% satisfying. Some things break, some things are fixed, and you’re left with an idea of where it will go. It’d be way preferable to whatever this was. (imo! :) )
I absolutely agree with you :) I also understand that she can’t include everyone — but I also feel like she hasn’t really learned over time, which is the most frustrating thing?
Yup. Also, she was a dick to her mom and didn’t even apologize. JUST SAY SORRY ARRRGHHH.
I like the show, but I still think that it has some issues. A few episodes ago, she had Elijah audition for White Men Can’t Jump and make friends with a black woman — and in the post-episode recap thing, Dunham was talking how the black woman was his “spirit guide” — with apparently zero understanding of the trope of…
I think the series should’ve ended with the previous episode. This one... was mostly blah.