(Sorry about the extra crap Vimeo sticks in there. Can't do anything about it/)
I love the mystery of this secret. It might be a cantankerous response to the previous postcard. The next mega-exhibition at the American Visionary Art Museum will be “The Great Mystery Show”. Several dozen mysterious PostSecrets will be included when it opens, however, this week is your last chance to see the current exhibit and secrets. If you have never been to the AVAM it is so worth a road-trip.
My family and I came across a picture that was hidden in my Great-Grandfathers wallet. He passed away 9 years ago. He was a solider in the Korean War and retired from the service after 20 years. The lady in the picture is not my Great- Grandmother to whom he was married to for 57 years. It has also come to light in the recent weeks, that he may have fathered a child while he was stationed in Fort Irwin.
My family and I are not sure if the woman in the picture is of his supposed child. However, there is a cryptic message written on the back of the photo that none of us can out how to go about translating it. We are unaware what language it is written in. My best friend told me to seek your help in finding out what the message is. I really hope you can help us!
MISTY AND JESSICA <333
( Further spoilers )
Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter are the total MVPs. And they have such great chemistry! Charlie Cox is all right. Finn Jones is terrible, tho.
WHY IS DANNY NOT PLAYED BY LEWIS TAN. ARGH.
Fandom, if I don't see a whole lot of white-hot femslash between Alexandra and Elektra, I'm going to be VERY disappointed.
ETA LOL, I am once more out of step with fandom because I enjoyed it. Everyone else seems to think it sucks. T says he liked the individual series with more character depth better, that this kind of bounced around with all of them, but says he also enjoyed it. I liked all the bits where Danny was useless (carried like a sack of spuds...repeatedly! tied to a chair....repeatedly! he was like Dawn being the Key in S5 Buffy!). Matthew, you are such a COMPLETE FAILBOAT. I want fic of all the support system people in that police station saferoom complaining about the idiots in their lives, and the lousy coffee. Also more Colleen/Claire please. I want Trish to sidle up to Karen and start networking about reporting. Black Sky!Elektra is totally Bucky, except Matt is a failboat. I liked Élodie Yung so much better in this than in DD S2. There were some nice character moments -- Colleen and Claire, Elektra in Matt's bed, Danny and Luke ("Trust me, I'd rather face a dragon than Jessica Jones any day") -- but not really enough.
T: You know, I had forgotten so much of that second season of Daredevil....
MOI: And it's all coming back to you now?*
T: Yeah, kind of flooding in, actually. The ninjas and the hospital attack and how they weren't really alive and all that.
MOI: This is one case where my shit memory is a blessing.
ETA 2 A few more of my thoughts in monanotlisa's comments here. and at musesfool's. igrockspock also has some good thoughts (SPOILERS). Any other posts about the show? Is anyone doing any roundups? I hate how all the "commentary" seems to have gone to Twitter.
*yes of course I'm referencing the song
A bit more than a month ago, someone burned down a shed at our community garden in Vancouver. We started a gofundme to rebuild it, and got together a group of people to make a video. I shot some footage and did some of the logistical running around, learning a lot in the process. It was a very good experience, and I'm quite pleased with the finished result, which was published yesterday.
The garden in Seattle is at that point where summer ripens into fall. The fireweed is dispersing the last of its seeds, the goldenrod is a big fuzzy mass, and the purple asters are starting. Eating tomatoes in the garden with the scent of basil in the air. Everything a tangle of stem and leaf and seed. Hot days and cool nights. Beautiful.
MOI: //wakes up
T: A whole bunch of people are leaving the government!
T: One whole department resigned en masse -- the President's Committee on the Arts & the Humanities
MOI: who the wha how
PCAH: "Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions. We took a patriotic oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
"Supremacy, discrimination and vitriol are not American values. Your values are not American values. We must be better than this. We are better than this. If this is not clear to you then we call on you to resign your office, too."
MOI: //squinting at T's phone screen Holy shit Icahn resigned?
T: //looking like a kid on Christmas morning YUP
MOI: ....I'M TAKING ANOTHER NAP
My cheesecake story is much less interesting; this site’s archives would tell you otherwise but I came late to it. My husband loves it, many of you who read this site seem to love it, and I don’t… dislike it, I just don’t need more than one or two slices a year. I find it so heavy and overly monotonous; I always wish the proportions were different, say, the same amount of buttery crust and whatever topping you wish but a thinner layer of baked cream cheese custard. It not a testament to my mental acuity that it took me this many years to figure out this was the easiest way to make it happen. As bars, the taste is less heavy, it feeds a lot more people, and it’s portable, meaning it can go anywhere you want to this weekend (your friends thank you, in advance).
(What I knew about this before watching the segment: "Al Smith was the Catholic governor of New York who split with FDR and was from LES" and the only reason I knew that was because of muccamuck talking about their historical Cap fic research)
And then she did a great interview with Carol Anderson, author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, which is amazing.
Anderson's original article in WaPo in 2014 about Ferguson and the backlash of white rage
America is hooked on the drug of white supremacy. We're paying for that today
Why Are Whites So Angry? (NYT review of her book)
Interviews with Carol Anderson on C-SPAN
This was also great: Racism Is 'A Persistent Infection' In White American Culture | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC