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Posted on 21st Oct at 10:52 AM, with 38 notes
Mark Oshiro: MARK DOES STUFF

markdoesstuff:

responsibilitytorepresent:

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Mark Oshiro, runner of the websites Mark Reads and Mark Watches, collectively known as Mark Does Stuff, has a unique way of reviewing books and TV shows.  While knowing absolutely nothing about the series in question, he goes one episode or chapter at a time, posting analyses, theories, and reactions along the way.  Readers of his sites follow along with him, either for the first time or the fiftieth, but are not allowed to post uncyphered spoilers, derogatory slurs, or insulting commentary, lest they ruin the experience for other viewers.  Mark (who can also be found on tumblr at markdoesstuff) was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about running such a unique online bookclub.
What made you decide to start Mark Reads (and, eventually, Mark Watches) as an independent project instead of a feature on another website?

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check out this interview i did for Representation Matters!

Posted on 21st Oct at 10:43 AM, with 24,862 notes
"Men always say that as the defining compliment: the Cool Girl. She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means that I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.
Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see these men - friends, coworkers, strangers - giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much - no one loves chili dogs that much! And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version - maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics. There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every fucking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: ‘I like strong women.’ If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because ‘I like strong women’ is code for ‘I hate strong women.’)
I waited patiently - years - for the pendulum to swing the other way, for men to start reading Jane Austen, learn how to knit, pretend to like cosmos, organize scrapbook parties, and make out with each other while we leer. And then we’d say, Yeah, he’s a Cool Guy.
But it never happened. Instead, women across the nation colluded in our degradation! Pretty soon Cool Girl became the standard girl. Men believed she existed - she wasn’t just a dreamgirl one in a million. Every girl was supposed to be this girl, and if you weren’t, then there was something wrong with you."
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn.  (via richardegansey)
Posted on 21st Oct at 10:41 AM, with 9 notes
Would someone be a dear

justplainsomething:

derinthemadscientist:

jewlikeruth:

And tell me how to pronounce “cis”?

Sounds like “sis”

Same as it is in chemistry

I thought it was more “ciz.” But maybe that’s a different in pronouncing “sis” between regions?

Maybe. My teachers always proounced it ‘sis’ but I’m Australian.

Posted on 21st Oct at 10:37 AM, with 9 notes
Would someone be a dear

jewlikeruth:

derinthemadscientist:

jewlikeruth:

And tell me how to pronounce “cis”?

Sounds like “sis”

Same as it is in chemistry

Oh, good, that’s what I defaulted to.

I’m not familiar with it in Chemistry? …Though I’m sometimes shocked by the amount of things I’ve learned that I’ve forgotten, so idk why that surprised me.

Cis vs. trans fatty acids, for example:

Posted on 21st Oct at 9:51 AM, with 29,168 notes

This made me realize how truly awesome Dewey was. 

Posted on 21st Oct at 9:50 AM, with 9 notes
Would someone be a dear

jewlikeruth:

And tell me how to pronounce “cis”?

Sounds like “sis”

Same as it is in chemistry

Posted on 21st Oct at 9:49 AM, with 22,567 notes

the-dream-operator:

wilwheaton:

mrpicard:

rashaka:

You don’t really understand Star Trek until you’ve seen Galaxy Quest.

Galaxy Quest is the best of all the Star Trek movies.

I saw Galaxy Quest before I’d seen a lot of Star Trek, and it was funny, but after I’d seen all of Star Trek and went back and watched Galaxy Quest again, it became a billion times more hilarious.

Posted on 21st Oct at 9:17 AM, with 79,254 notes
vatican-cameos-sweetie:

piratesofthecaribbean:

Fun fact: This is Orlando’s legit impression of Johnny; it wasn’t originally scripted.

Was there even a script for this film. Every time I see a post about PotC they are like ‘this wasn’t scripted’

vatican-cameos-sweetie:

piratesofthecaribbean:

Fun fact: This is Orlando’s legit impression of Johnny; it wasn’t originally scripted.

Was there even a script for this film. Every time I see a post about PotC they are like ‘this wasn’t scripted’

Posted on 21st Oct at 9:17 AM, with 118,573 notes

mcmahonism:

the un are having a conference on gender equality and have only invited men like that was an actual joke on parks and recreation and now it has happened in real life

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