My anthro class on the interplay of magic, science, and religion (aptly called Magic, Science, & Religion) looks to be super fun because one of the books that I could write my research paper on is American Gods.
Especially since I have a copy of the extended edition that needs reading. And Anansi Boys is also a possibility, seeing as it’s all about Spider/Mr Nancy and his sons.
As a bonus: I may have met a new friend! She, like me, is really into GNeil and fanfic and general internetty goodness. We seem to run in different internet circles, though, seeing as she’s into Hetalia (which I have heard Bad Things about wrt the Holocaust and other serious subject matter) and had never heard of Hark, a Vagrant!. Far too few people IRL know about it though, so I shouldn’t be surprised.
the world:hey man we've got some really serious problems like global warming and mass economic failure and riots and genocide and aids and cancer and your healthcare system is shit so maybe we should get to work
US government:sit down I have to stop people from sharing things online
“why do gay people have to be everywhere nowadays” said the heterosexual blogger as he sat down in the house owned by his heterosexual parents after a busy day at his primarily heterosexual school learning heterosexual-focused sex education and a syllabus approved by a government mainly made up of heterosexual politicians which enforced policies that generally benefited heterosexuals over people of any other sexuality
And when are they going to kill Spike already? I mean, really, other than comic relief and sometimes supplying information, what purpose is he serving? I know he and Buffy have a thing~ eventually, but ugh can we focus on Dawn and Willow/Tara please?
And that’s what I mean, I finish one of the funnier Buffy episodes and it breaks my heart into pieces. Then again, that’s happens when you ship Buffy with any one of her canon love interests, it’s always doom and gloom underneath even if her lover is also a demon-hunting human wrapped in a pretty package.
Apparently, the endgame for Buffy’s love life is that there isn’t one.
It’s alright, I should’ve expected it since the media can’t seem to have poor PoC being anything other than criminals. I’m sure they humanize them and subvert various stereotypes since they’re the protagonists and all, but I think a trigger warning might’ve been nice to have. And, just, like, I heard about the movie here and on LJ the lands of trigger warnings for media.
It would have been nice if someone had warned me that Attack the Block had opened with a mugging. Whatever, whatever, I’ll watch it when I’m less mad and more willing to view that little gang as more than fucking assholes.