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I! 👁 Would like to make more blog posts than I did last year. I’m not sure how successful I’ll be, but here’s my first one for 2020. Since the start of this year, I’ve been…
…knitting and frogging and knitting and frogging (and frogging and frogging) the same crop top I’ve been working on for ages. The going is slow, but I want to get it right! I actually restarted the whole thing sometime late last year, so in addition to the original hot pink yarn, I’m also using an emerald green one and an oatmeal/sand one from CamelotDyeworksLLC on Etsy. My original plan was to do very chunky colorblocking, but I think I might end up doing stripes of random widths instead.
…reading Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. I know I read an Artemis Fowl book in middle school, but I think I must not have started from the beginning of the series, because I didn’t remember anything that happened in this book. I did somehow recall the gnome swearword, “D’Arvit,” but nothing else was familiar. I really think I would’ve remembered reading that dwarves can unhinge their jaws in order to tunnel through the earth at such a rapid pace that the dirt comes shooting out of their anuses at speeds high enough to concuss a man. My GOD.
…starting to read
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. So far it is way more entertaining than I would’ve expected prior to watching the Greta Gerwig film.
- Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean. I’ve been trying to read at least one political book a year since 2016 (I wonder why lmao) and I usually end up doing it in January. So far, this book has been illuminating, depressing, horrifying, and also SO infuriating. But I’ve felt similarly about Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer (extra illuminating), The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein (extra depressing), and Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy (extra horrifying). I strongly recommend all of them, but Dark Money is probably a good place to start.
- “All Life is Yours to Miss” by Saras_Girl. I just really needed some EWE Drarry to balance out the hysteria that comes from learning about how exactly the US government has been twisted into its current grotesquerie. (Side note: Remember when AO3 was still in beta and we were all getting our slash fic fixes on Livejournal? That’s where I first read “Reparations” and “Foundations” by saras_girl. What a time!)