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In which I literally make you a sandwich - Tactical Ninja

Nov. 18th, 2011

09:45 am - In which I literally make you a sandwich

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Sinfest is getting controversial. For those who don't normally follow it, the female character is 'Nique, who has just become aware of the patriarchy, which Ishida is using a Matrix metaphor to describe. Every time this story arc comes up, it's slammed by a bunch of men who see it as irrelevant, boring, annoying, etc. Today's guy thinks that 'Nique seeing the dominance structures that hang around BigE is a personal affront to all men, and posts a tirade about his tough life and why this story arc is sexist.

*sigh*

I do think the reply is pretty good. It's frustrating though - this story arc is about the (previously pretty much only) woman in the story and her personal journey - it's not about the guys who are reading it, why do they make it about them and why is it so controversial to bring up this subject?


So I got an email from mah offspring yesterday, informing me that we were out of milk and bread. I've been sticking to a pretty strict budget and had a grand total of $3 in my purse. Payday is today. However, the success with the pizza gave me confidence and so last night I tackled making actual bread. A houseful of teenagers kept me entertained while I did it, and this time I'm not going to regale you with step by step pics of lumps of dough in various poses. Instead, have the end result:





Looks like bread, smells like bread, tastes like bread. Sounds like bread. Yes seriously - you tell it's cooked by tapping on it to see what it sounds like. And you thought The Sound of Bread was some kind of hip in-joke from the 70s! Well actually it probably was. But bread has a sound. And a flavour. It tastes like yum.

Please note the lack of plaiting. I figured it'd be better to start with plain lumps.

OK, to Occupy stuff. First, today marks another Global Day of Action for the Occupy movement. Occupy Wellington's blog has a rundown. In Wellington, you can join by going to Civic Square at noon and participating in the march to Midland Park, where a people's mic will update on various actions taking place around the world.

And, it seems you can now play Occupy Troll Bingo:



Thanks bekitty, for putting me onto that.


I just got my mark for Social Movements and the State back. 93% omgomgomg yay! I am inordinately pleased by this, as it means my tally so far is now twice as many A+ as A, and one more A than A-, making for a pretty tidy points average. Last night I was thinking about how much I enjoy research and analysis and wondering if heading down that track may be worth considering. My undergrad marks are certainly good enough, but I'm aware I'd have to do a doctorate then churn my way through the murk of academia to get to the point where I'm getting paid to do it, and I'm paid reasonably well now. Hmm..

Finally, I have a SURPRISE! It's better than the one in Portal 2. You should come to Fidels tonight, where I will be deploying said SURPRISE.

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From:bekitty
Date:November 17th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)

Bingo!

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I made it yesterday, and Cami from Shakesville made it into a JPG for me. Yay! Thanks for linking to it! \o/

I reckon it's the perfect accompaniment for reading all those annoying threads on Stuff. Or any one of the mainstream media outlets. Or (gods help us) Kiwiblog.
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From:rivet
Date:November 17th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
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You should email me about the surprise since I won't be there to see it! ::bats eyelashes::
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From:tatjna
Date:November 17th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
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Possibly with additional glittery things falling from the ceiling, and some insults.
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From:vernacularity
Date:November 18th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
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Covering all the bases there. We know Happy is Happiest when surrounded in a swirl of glittering take-downs.

I bet the surprise has abs.
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From:vernacularity
Date:November 18th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
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ps I'm bringing cute things.
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From:tatjna
Date:November 18th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
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Me too! ;-)
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From:bekitty
Date:November 17th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
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I have an inkling of what the surprise is, and it's AWESOME. :D
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From:pombagira
Date:November 17th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
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yay surprises!! will it be there early cause i has work..*pouts a little*

*mutters darkly about working evenings*
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From:anna_en_route
Date:November 17th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
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My partner (whose marks look very much like yours) managed to score a paid PHD scholarship, not great money but I believe it would definitely be an option for you if you wanted it.
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From:tatjna
Date:November 17th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
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Hmm.. do you reckon they'd offer something like that if you were also working full time?
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From:anna_en_route
Date:November 17th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Probably not for a scholarhsip with a living allowance unfortunately ( one of the conditions was on the hours he could work for pay).

I suspect there might be more scholarships out there that just pay for university costs without a living allowance though.

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From:hesperus
Date:November 19th, 2011 05:25 am (UTC)
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You might want to head down to the library to look through BreakOut, NZ's database of scholarships.
http://www.fis.org.nz/index.php?page=BreakOut
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From:wildilocks
Date:November 21st, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
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Congrats on the bread and the marks!! They both look really impressive :)
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