May. 9th, 2010

starlady: A can of gravity from the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. (in emergency break seal)
The New York Times was on fire this week. All of the following articles raised some really interesting, important questions about a variety of issues, and I recommend them:I was particularly interested in the Heidegger article because so many of the philosopher's ideas are central to modern critical theory and cultural studies; I actually asked [personal profile] peoppenheimer, since he's a professional philosopher, what he thought about it. My thoughts on the culture article are complex; I think the author makes and misses good points with equal frequency, for starters.

Bonus manga discussion rec! [personal profile] branchandroot talks about CLAMP's problems with women and with endings. I definitely have to agree with the discussion of women and girls getting the short end of the stick.

This morning my dad and I went to Philly to run in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K, in honor of my mom. I ran the whole thing straight through because I was worried that my leg would stiffen up if I took a walking break, so I managed to finish in about 33:30, which is quite a lot faster than the last 5K I ran (five minutes faster, roughly). As they say, boo-yah! This one's for you, Mom.

Also the course was nice--down the Parkway, back up Market Street to just past 30th Street Station, then over the bridge and back down around the Art Museum to the Eakins Oval. I do love Philly quite a lot.
starlady: Three weeks for Dreamwidth (3 weeks)
I wrote the following in May 2003 for a one-act play contest at my high school; it won, and was produced at the same, which was pretty awesome. I am posting it here because it falls squarely into the AO3's "grey area" between original and fanfiction, and I wanted to explore that tension; on the one hand you could argue that it is entirely original, or on the other that it is a strange mixture of meta-drama and Author RPF. Also, I still enjoy it very much, despite the fact that I would write it differently were I writing it today--but then, I don't know whether I could write it today. In any event, I hope you enjoy it.

Title: Love's Labour Found
Fandoms: Shakespeare, Author RPF
Characters: Desdemona, Lady Macbeth, Beatrice, Rosalind, Ophelia, William Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, the Playwright (female)
Rating: Gen
Additional tags: meta, feminism

The play's the thing )


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