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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2019-04-05 11:52 pm

You curse my name, but these things aren't the same

It has been an exhausted and exhausting week. Yesterday I socialized with a friend who made chicken soup from scratch and we talked about music and folklore. That was nice. Today I did very little of practical value and it did not result in anything except the desperate feeling that if I did not have commitments tomorrow that obliged me to leave the house, I wouldn't.

1. Courtesy of [personal profile] selkie: Casimir Nonbinary Pulaski.

2. Austin Smith's "Cat Moving Kittens" made me cry, which is not usually a reaction I have to poetry, but here we are.

3. Joseph Coelho's "The Watchers" feels like a lost episode of Sapphire & Steel.

4. When [personal profile] rushthatspeaks reviewed Peter Strickland's The Duke of Burgundy (2014), they talked about its subversion of the trope of all-female societies as insectile, hive-like. Katie Bickham's "The Blades" does something of the same, very differently.

5. I like everything about Emma Porsbjerg's "Starbucks mermaid stole ur gf but she don't mind," which is not a poem.

I am having a difficult time dealing with things I can't even metaphorically subtweet about; the things I can say all feel repetitious and tiresome. I would like to sleep. I would like to be in much less physical pain. I am not looking for medical advice. I want the world to be different. I don't think I believe any longer that I can make it so, which does not exempt me from having to try, but it makes it hurt more.
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[personal profile] radiantfracture 2019-04-06 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
Austin Smith's "Cat Moving Kittens"

Well, that broke my heart.

I want things to be better for you.
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[personal profile] thisbluespirit 2019-04-06 08:09 am (UTC)(link)
3. Joseph Coelho's "The Watchers" feels like a lost episode of Sapphire & Steel.

Or possibly a crossover involving the Weeping Angels.

I am having a difficult time dealing with things I can't even metaphorically subtweet about; the things I can say all feel repetitious and tiresome. I would like to sleep. I would like to be in much less physical pain. I am not looking for medical advice. I want the world to be different. I don't think I believe any longer that I can make it so, which does not exempt me from having to try, but it makes it hurt more.

<3
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[personal profile] sholio 2019-04-06 09:09 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] landingtree 2019-04-06 10:31 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, I like all five of these!

(Although with 2. and 4. it isn't really so much exclamation-mark-with-a-bounce kind of liking. They'll be in my head a while).

I hope things spiral into more energy and less pain.
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[personal profile] cmcmck 2019-04-06 01:16 pm (UTC)(link)
The Smith poem is wonderful.

I DO get that reaction to poetry which is perhaps why I write it!
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[personal profile] isis 2019-04-06 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
What a lovely selection of interesting things! The article about Casimir Pulaski was fascinating, and I loved the mermaid/girlfriend art.
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[personal profile] lemon_badgeress 2019-04-06 03:35 pm (UTC)(link)
you change the world for me. your investment in human art frequently helps me find the floor under my feet again.
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[personal profile] asakiyume 2019-04-06 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
"Cat Moving Kittens" is great--so is the Starbucks mermaid pic.

Your remark about all-female societies makes me wonder about stories of all-male societies. Are there any stories of such? I mean, there are stories about armies and stories about religious communities that are all male--but those are institutions within society or deliberately set apart from them; they're not attempting to "do" all of society.... well, I guess some monastic communities sort of are, come to think of it. But monastic communities have all-female counterparts. What I wonder is, are there stories of "races of all men" the way Amazons were supposed to be a race of all women. I'm thinking not, the reason being that for much of history, **humanity** was basically considered, by many men, to be a race of all men, with women simply the vector of propagation.
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2019-04-06 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope things get better for you.
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[personal profile] selkie 2019-04-08 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I feel like I, too, am just stuck, and all I can offer are hugs and snacks, but.... we got snacks. *hugs*
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[personal profile] brigdh 2019-04-12 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, wow, "Cat Moving Kittens" is just fantastic.