I read an old Johanna Lindsey historical romance the other night. It’s called Dark Thunder, and it’s about a virginal English widow who runs off to America and falls for a half-Cheyenne man with lots of racial self-hatred. I thought I would be horrified, but I actually wasn’t? Not that there weren’t many, many bones to pick — but in comparison to most mass entertainment, it rated pretty high on feminism, social awareness and anti-racist effort. NOT A TOTAL FREE PASS. But I was surprised.
Even more so from a feminist standpoint. The protagonist is pretty fucking relatable! I felt like I could have been like her if I was born in her time. She had integrity, didn’t let anyone boss her around, and took charge of her own sexuality and desires. Honestly, this mid-90s bodice-ripper blows Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey out of the water in terms of female empowerment.
Not too shabby, Lindsey. Not too shabby. Love finding vintage women’s fiction gems!
Ah, good question! Maybe I’ll share it here sometime. Is there an audience for ebook deleted scenes? Haha.
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I love everything about this photoset
The lack of condescension in cultural sharing
The contextual foreignness of firm breasts in a society that doesn’t use bras
This is funny and charming
By far one of my favorite posts.
I love that across cultures, every woman grabs their boobs.
The Covenant (2006)
So this movie has a 3% rating on Rotten Tomatoes but I think I need to watch it right now to make sure
Lies and slander. This movie is gold
Just watched it and was too hungover to comprehend words. So that actually worked out really well!
But the ultimate hot guy for summer is Leslie Cheung in the great Wong Kar Wai film Days of Being Wild. Oooooooofffffffffff.
I think I answered you on Twitter but I can say more here: The kid Sky said Jin tortured in Osaka is probably dead as a doorknob, so he won’t be popping up to change the game or anything like that.
The reason he’s come up more than once is that Sky doesn’t really have any other scary stories about Jin. That’s the one trump card he’s come up with and it sucks. He obviously wanted Mark and Lip to be shocked and disgusted when they heard, but it didn’t seem to change their opinion of Jin. They’ve heard worse. Maybe done worse. Plus, who knows how reliable Sky’s version of events is, considering that by his own admission he was doped to the teeth at the time.
Every time Sky brings up that story, it just underscores how weak his case is. Like, maybe he should avoid talking about kids getting tortured, in general? Especially where Ken is concerned? I mean, the story isn’t meaningless, and it makes sense for Mark and Lip to hear it for the record, but it’s not the grand takedown that Sky wants it to be.