So, a little background: I am way more religious than most people usually would guess, but also in a very particular way where I think a lot about theology and am very picky about the presentation of liturgy. I hung out with a lot of religion majors my first couple years of college and now I can’t turn it off.
“Vacation Bible School” as I remember it was adding church to the rotation of places that your parents could put you for a week during the summer so that you could have fun and they didn’t have to hire a babysitter, but now it’s this terrifying heavily-marketed industry with mascot characters and set dressing and theme songs. Of course, for churches that don’t have a full-time education director and musician, it’s a lot easier to buy the volunteer leader a package and let them sort it out, but I find a lot of them, er. Questionable, both from a “would kids actually enjoy this” perspective and also from a theological one.
Anyway so the 2020 VBS packages are starting to come out and obviously a great way for me to pass the time is to rate them all. So, without further ado:
anyway since 8tracks is finally dead i guess i have to take matters into my own hands or something so I’m putting my playlists here as I can upload them (which also motivated me to shell out for digitalocean spaces to host my nextcloud shit instead because lol I’m putting a lot of stuff on this server space)
if you too want to host your own mixtapes (minus the gratification of having a community to like your mixes) the plugin cue is what i’m using and it’s been a very slick experience so far as far as upload, organization, etc.
This is about the experience of having cancer but holy shit do I feel this. Possibly nearly everyone feels this in different ways; I feel it through the lens of sleep disorder-having and existing under late-stage capitalism but goddamn
I definitely got the idea to do this hair color from an old photo of Hwasa from Mamamoo, which is only slightly less embarrassing than the fact that I got my last hair color idea from an anime character
Still want to do Glimmer pastel pink hair someday, though; just, like, gotta let my hair chill out from the bleach times
CW discussion of author’s potentially terminal illness
I love the way Anne Boyer puts words together in a way that I can’t quite pin down? This is the second book this year by a woman on the topic of illness (the first being Eula Biss’s On Immunity) and I’m anticipating going two for two on being very satisfied with my choices
Like it’s uh. CW many*, so like tread with caution, but I feel like a lot of people are trying to write this book and Mary Lambert actually did? A couple of the poems fell flat for me personally but also my overall impression was very positive, if in a “I need to lie down” kind of way.
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music rec but also cw: dementia, i legitimately do not recommend this if you have problems with unreality
anyway i’m playing “will this give me nightmares” chicken with this album and i say this as a person who finds Gazelle Twin’s “Unflesh” to be soothing; updates to follow
I accidentally got suckered into Chinese and Korean web novels and please someone else get into Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint so I can talk to someone about it and how punchable the main character is but somehow in a good way