Have you read the book 'Lolita' and what do you think about it?
Yes, I have, although it has been several years now. From what I remember of the book, it’s an extremely interesting discussion of not only disturbing love, but of the concept of writing itself. The thing that I was struck with the most was the way that Nabokov intends for you to be uncomfortable throughout the novel, and yet uses beautiful imagery in order to say terrible things. There’s so much self awareness there, almost like he’s poking fun at you and daring you to enjoy this book about pedophilia. Like oh here’s a beautiful passage - ha, bet you forgot that I was just describing an old dude getting off on a young girl. Got ya. I loved that. It really made me take a look at myself while I was reading the book, and my reactions to it, and isn’t that a great thing for a book to do? Novels so often try to make you feel something, even if it’s an unpleasant, unsettling something, and Nabokov is a master at it.
That being said, I think that there are a lot of problematic aspects of the reception of the book. Mainstream culture has made being a “Lolita” into something taboo, yet almost desirable, and I’m a little concerned with the way people talk about the book and the film on this website. The point was not to show you a love story, nor sexualize children (jesus christ, why do I even have to say this), nor glorify this childlike persona in older women. Read the damn book again, my word.
I don’t really. I’ve put on so much weight lately that I’ve gone from ‘nearly a size 10’ to being a size 14 in everything. I don’t tend to mind too much though because I dress in a way that shows off my small waist and covers my big thighs and arms so I’m almost always comfortable.
I used to hike as a way of keeping healthy though, and that helped me stay the same weight for the better part of 5 years. Like, just little things like getting off of buses a stop or two early and taking the stairs rather than the lift kept me fit, then I started actively walking for fun and taking food and making a day out of it.
So yeah, I’m sorry I’m not much help. I’m actually rather chunky, but I like the way I look which helps SO MUCH. I just dress to hide the bits I don’t like and suck in my stomach a lot.
A woman in Utah gave birth to twins. When one was stillborn, she was arrested and charged with criminal homicide based on the claim that her decision to delay cesarean surgery was the cause of the stillbirth.
After a hearing that lasted less than a day, a court issued an order requiring a critically-ill pregnant woman in Washington, D.C. to undergo cesarean surgery over her objections. Neither she nor her baby survived.
A judge in Ohio kept a woman imprisoned to prevent her from having an abortion.
A woman in Oregon who did not comply with a doctor’s recommendation to have additional testing for gestational diabetes was subjected to involuntary civil commitment. During her detention, the additional testing was never performed.
A Louisiana woman was charged with murder and spent approximately a year in jail before her counsel was able to show that what was deemed a murder of a fetus or newborn was actually a miscarriage that resulted from medication given to her by a health care provider.
In Texas, a pregnant woman who sometimes smoked marijuana to ease nausea and boost her appetite gave birth to healthy twins. She was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.
A doctor in Wisconsin had concerns about a woman’s plans to have her birth attended by a midwife. As a result, a civil court order of protective custody for the woman’s fetus was obtained. The order authorized the sheriff’s department to take the woman into custody, transport her to a hospital, and subject her to involuntary testing and medical treatment.
helloitsimi said: Request to join groups, either that or you’ll have to organise them effectively, if they let you down/refuse to help adequately you can get their grade for that project dropped
I’m going to apply for the position of director because I can’t switch groups since there’d only be two people left if I did. I definitely don’t want to be reliant on them for the grunt work to get done, and luckily we get to submit evaluations at the end that contribute towards our grade so maybe that will help but goddammit, I can’t believe how important one class can be.
I missed a really important class where everyone was getting put into groups of four or five and given a video idea to prepare, record and edit, and because I wasn’t there I was stuck in a group with the other people who didn’t attend.
So now I’m working with these two people who are known to hardly ever go to classes and they’re both always panicking on the course Facebook page because they’re behind and I just know I’m going to end up doing all of the work myself.
Not really any exciting news, just little things I guess.
I might go on holiday or at least get one booked. I want another tattoo and to try and get mine finished, and I’m getting my nose re-done. Like, all really small things because Izaak and I are trying to build our savings back up so no, not really.