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nprfreshair:

Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO series Girls, has a new collection of personal essays called Not That Kind of Girl. She joined Fresh Air to talk about oversharing, feminism, OCD, and why she thinks most depictions of sex in movies are destructive.  

Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost ‘Girls’

Posting this again because it was a great interview. I listened to it twice yesterday!

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NPR Author Interviews: Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing, and Writing About Lost “Girls”

I get a lot of questions from young people who are conflicted about how much of their own lives to put into their work, and who fear sharing their work with their friends and families. Lena Dunham seems to have a bottomless well of understanding and bravery in those departments, and she shares a lot on these subjects in this interview.

I especially like how uncomfortable Terry Gross gets when she tries to ask Lena if she likes to talk during sex, hahahahahaha.

We’re in a culture where a critic can say not only “this is a bad book,” but “the writer is a bad person.” (And “the readers are bad, too!”) I don’t know what the answer is, but maybe it starts with paying attention. When you see something — “review” or “close reading” that’s about author, not book, where quotes aren’t from text but the author’s blog, say something. Examine your own assumptions, and the reviewer’s. Believe in women as authors, not just stenographers of their own lives. When you see a critic say, “It’s impossible to review Female Author’s new book without discussing her life,” ask — really? Really really?
- A compilation of Jennifer Weiner’s tweets from this morning. Very astute. Read all of them here.

My grandmother was telling me a story recently and just casually dropped in, “So then it was Monday so it was the day that I repair books at the library, and…”

Apparently every Monday she goes to her local library and volunteers by mending old books. And she’s such an old self deprecating wasp that she never told me about it. Also she’s 90.


I look at people holding hands in the hallways, and I try to think about how it all works. At the school dances, I sit in the background, and I tap my toe, and I wonder how many couples will dance to ‘their song.’ In the hallways, I see the girls wearing the guys’ jackets, and I think about the idea of property. And I wonder if anyone is really happy. I hope they are. I really hope they are.

I look at people holding hands in the hallways, and I try to think about how it all works. At the school dances, I sit in the background, and I tap my toe, and I wonder how many couples will dance to ‘their song.’ In the hallways, I see the girls wearing the guys’ jackets, and I think about the idea of property. And I wonder if anyone is really happy. I hope they are. I really hope they are.

I look at people holding hands in the hallways, and I try to think about how it all works. At the school dances, I sit in the background, and I tap my toe, and I wonder how many couples will dance to ‘their song.’ In the hallways, I see the girls wearing the guys’ jackets, and I think about the idea of property. And I wonder if anyone is really happy. I hope they are. I really hope they are.

I look at people holding hands in the hallways, and I try to think about how it all works. At the school dances, I sit in the background, and I tap my toe, and I wonder how many couples will dance to ‘their song.’ In the hallways, I see the girls wearing the guys’ jackets, and I think about the idea of property. And I wonder if anyone is really happy. I hope they are. I really hope they are.

bizarreismm:

Collection of the Creepiest and the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages
I’ve seen quite a few similar posts floating around, so here’s one with some pages that weren’t included in the others. Just as all these posts go, do not read if you are easily disturbed or triggered. Some of these are extremely graphic.
Crimes & Killers:
Hinterkaifeck MurdersThe Vampire Rapist The Hi-Fi MurdersHello Kitty MurderSasebo SlashingKeddie MurdersMurder of James BulgerDnepropetrovsk Maniacs (3 Guys 1 Hammer)Sada AbeThe Vampire of SacramentoThe Little Girl MurdererTylenol MurdersIssei SagawaLuka MagnottaBlood CountessMurder of Tim McLeanThe Boy in the BoxMurder of Shanda SharerRobert PicktonTheresa KnorrStrip Search Phone Call ScamUnit 731Rape of NankingHoeryong Concentration CampSawney Bean
The Unknown:
Kelly-Hopkinsville EncounterBelmez FacesGefJimmy Carter UFO IncidentHidebehindLeyakClinton RoadCicada 3301Rosalia LombardoWeeping StatueExorcism of Anneliese MichelLa LloronaThe Superman CurseEctoplasmKuchisake-Onna (Slit Mouthed Woman)Rat KingSS BaychimoSalish Sea Human Foot DiscoveriesGreen Children of WoolpitSkinwalker RanchDevil’s Tramping GroundPope Lick MonsterDevil’s Chair
Medicine:
Revival ExperimentsCotard DelusionElephant ManPenis PanicThe Toxic LadySensory DeprivationYoungest MotherBrain Eating AmoebaLocked In SyndromeStendhal SyndromeJerusalem SyndromeSelf EnucleationStanford Prison ExperimentPit of DespairHarlequin-Type IchthyosisGenie the Feral ChildBenjamin KyleTarrare
Torture:
ScaphismTorture Methods and DevicesThe Pear of AnguishHanged, Drawn, and QuarteredRat TortureBrazen BullSlow SlicingImmurementBoilingSleep DeprivationStress PositionsHamstringing
Conspiracies & Stories:
Black HelicoptersThe Licked HandChemtrail ConspiracyNew World Order ConspiracyKiller in the BackseatI Have No Mouth and I Must ScreamBoy Scout LaneNew City VillageThe Clinton Body CountDenver International Airport Conspiracy

Miscellaneous:
Yosemite SamThe Station Nightclub FireRogue WavesVagina DentataMongolian Death WormList of Unusual DeathsBeing Buried AliveDaycare Sex Abuse HysteriaCarl TanzlerBog BodiesA Serbian FilmCannibal HolocaustDead HandAction Park120 Days of SodomHuman Corpse SoapChristine ChubbuckTraumatic InseminationJohn Fare


If anyone needs some creepy story inspiration, what with Halloween coming up :)
bizarreismm:

Collection of the Creepiest and the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages
I’ve seen quite a few similar posts floating around, so here’s one with some pages that weren’t included in the others. Just as all these posts go, do not read if you are easily disturbed or triggered. Some of these are extremely graphic.
Crimes & Killers:
Hinterkaifeck MurdersThe Vampire Rapist The Hi-Fi MurdersHello Kitty MurderSasebo SlashingKeddie MurdersMurder of James BulgerDnepropetrovsk Maniacs (3 Guys 1 Hammer)Sada AbeThe Vampire of SacramentoThe Little Girl MurdererTylenol MurdersIssei SagawaLuka MagnottaBlood CountessMurder of Tim McLeanThe Boy in the BoxMurder of Shanda SharerRobert PicktonTheresa KnorrStrip Search Phone Call ScamUnit 731Rape of NankingHoeryong Concentration CampSawney Bean
The Unknown:
Kelly-Hopkinsville EncounterBelmez FacesGefJimmy Carter UFO IncidentHidebehindLeyakClinton RoadCicada 3301Rosalia LombardoWeeping StatueExorcism of Anneliese MichelLa LloronaThe Superman CurseEctoplasmKuchisake-Onna (Slit Mouthed Woman)Rat KingSS BaychimoSalish Sea Human Foot DiscoveriesGreen Children of WoolpitSkinwalker RanchDevil’s Tramping GroundPope Lick MonsterDevil’s Chair
Medicine:
Revival ExperimentsCotard DelusionElephant ManPenis PanicThe Toxic LadySensory DeprivationYoungest MotherBrain Eating AmoebaLocked In SyndromeStendhal SyndromeJerusalem SyndromeSelf EnucleationStanford Prison ExperimentPit of DespairHarlequin-Type IchthyosisGenie the Feral ChildBenjamin KyleTarrare
Torture:
ScaphismTorture Methods and DevicesThe Pear of AnguishHanged, Drawn, and QuarteredRat TortureBrazen BullSlow SlicingImmurementBoilingSleep DeprivationStress PositionsHamstringing
Conspiracies & Stories:
Black HelicoptersThe Licked HandChemtrail ConspiracyNew World Order ConspiracyKiller in the BackseatI Have No Mouth and I Must ScreamBoy Scout LaneNew City VillageThe Clinton Body CountDenver International Airport Conspiracy

Miscellaneous:
Yosemite SamThe Station Nightclub FireRogue WavesVagina DentataMongolian Death WormList of Unusual DeathsBeing Buried AliveDaycare Sex Abuse HysteriaCarl TanzlerBog BodiesA Serbian FilmCannibal HolocaustDead HandAction Park120 Days of SodomHuman Corpse SoapChristine ChubbuckTraumatic InseminationJohn Fare


If anyone needs some creepy story inspiration, what with Halloween coming up :)

bizarreismm:

Collection of the Creepiest and the Weirdest Wikipedia Pages

I’ve seen quite a few similar posts floating around, so here’s one with some pages that weren’t included in the others. Just as all these posts go, do not read if you are easily disturbed or triggered. Some of these are extremely graphic.

Crimes & Killers:

Hinterkaifeck Murders
The Vampire Rapist 
The Hi-Fi Murders
Hello Kitty Murder
Sasebo Slashing
Keddie Murders
Murder of James Bulger
Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs (3 Guys 1 Hammer)
Sada Abe
The Vampire of Sacramento
The Little Girl Murderer
Tylenol Murders
Issei Sagawa
Luka Magnotta
Blood Countess
Murder of Tim McLean
The Boy in the Box
Murder of Shanda Sharer
Robert Pickton
Theresa Knorr
Strip Search Phone Call Scam
Unit 731
Rape of Nanking
Hoeryong Concentration Camp
Sawney Bean

The Unknown:

Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter
Belmez Faces
Gef
Jimmy Carter UFO Incident
Hidebehind
Leyak
Clinton Road
Cicada 3301
Rosalia LombardoWeeping Statue
Exorcism of Anneliese Michel
La Llorona
The Superman Curse
EctoplasmKuchisake-Onna (Slit Mouthed Woman)
Rat King
SS Baychimo
Salish Sea Human Foot Discoveries
Green Children of Woolpit
Skinwalker Ranch
Devil’s Tramping Ground
Pope Lick Monster
Devil’s Chair

Medicine:

Revival Experiments
Cotard Delusion
Elephant Man
Penis Panic
The Toxic Lady
Sensory Deprivation
Youngest MotherBrain Eating Amoeba
Locked In Syndrome
Stendhal Syndrome
Jerusalem Syndrome
Self Enucleation
Stanford Prison Experiment
Pit of Despair
Harlequin-Type Ichthyosis
Genie the Feral Child
Benjamin Kyle
Tarrare

Torture:

Scaphism
Torture Methods and Devices
The Pear of Anguish
Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered
Rat Torture
Brazen Bull
Slow Slicing
Immurement
Boiling
Sleep Deprivation
Stress Positions
Hamstringing

Conspiracies & Stories:

Black Helicopters
The Licked Hand
Chemtrail Conspiracy
New World Order Conspiracy
Killer in the Backseat
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
Boy Scout Lane
New City Village
The Clinton Body Count
Denver International Airport Conspiracy



Miscellaneous:

Yosemite Sam
The Station Nightclub Fire
Rogue Waves
Vagina Dentata
Mongolian Death Worm
List of Unusual Deaths
Being Buried Alive
Daycare Sex Abuse Hysteria
Carl Tanzler
Bog Bodies
A Serbian Film
Cannibal Holocaust
Dead Hand
Action Park
120 Days of Sodom
Human Corpse Soap
Christine Chubbuck
Traumatic Insemination
John Fare

If anyone needs some creepy story inspiration, what with Halloween coming up :)

Tagged: #Halloween
Parent to child at the library: Shhh...remember what we said about being loud in the library?
Child: We'll wake up the books.
Parent: That's right.

Hmm sorry, I reblogged some stuff from my phone and apparently it got posted 3 times? Merp.