madscientist
madscientist
8/22/19
10:06 PM
1

I really wanted to love this book but I gave up on it precisely for this reason. So meandering!

5/11/19
12:35 PM
1

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. Read more

3/19/19
7:04 PM
16

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*

1/13/18
10:12 AM
9

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. :\

7/28/17
6:07 PM
2

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.

7/27/17
8:04 PM
18

Thought that was Jared Kushner for a second. I can’t keep all the dead-eyed idiots straight. :(

7/19/17
12:01 PM
28

I have never seen this image as a mildly twitchy gif and it’s scarred me.

7/19/17
9:12 AM
1

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.

4/17/17
12:44 PM
3

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).

4/17/17
9:30 AM
3

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. :)

4/16/17
11:24 PM
2

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).

4/16/17
11:10 PM
10

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! :) )

4/16/17
10:55 PM
15

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?

4/16/17
10:42 PM
34

Yup. Also, she was a dick to her mom and didn’t even apologize. JUST SAY SORRY ARRRGHHH.

4/16/17
10:41 PM
81

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 Read more