You, 2019: Hip, at the spearpoint of our culture, a species of cool that bewilders and fascinates outsiders: Loves Bart Simpson, Garfield, and Sonic the Hedgehog
Me, 1991: Running shorts pulled up to belly button, making thumbs-up gesture in every photograph, constantly running nose: Loves Bart Simpson, Garfield, and Sonic the Hedgehog
looking for a sensitivity reader (paid!)
Currently looking for a sensitivity reader for a ~1,200 word short story. The issue at hand is a fantasy analogy based on a real-world trope that impacts Black communities, particularly Black women, in the US.
This would be a PAID GIG, so if you're interested, DM or email me (email@example.com) me with your bio/rates/timeframes/etc. Also happy to answer further questions, as required.
(Retoots also appreciated!)
I'd describe myself as an Existentialist Christian. It's an absurd religion, in some ways, and absurdity is good.
I think if you read the text, it's pretty clear that Jesus was an apocalypse preacher telling people to leave behind their houses and families and money and possessions because the world was going to end, literally, in just a few years.
He marched into Jerusalem thinking that the heavens were going to open up and end civilization before the authorities got to him. "My father, why have you forsaken me?" = Oh shit, this wasn't supposed to happen.
But in the absurdity of that, there's a vision of an upside down world where the last become first, where the rich and the poor are equal, where a universal love trumps the established order of society. The apocalypse is the revolutionary moment, the sudden appearance of the blank slate, the open possibility, where everything is up for grabs, and a different world is possible.
My (not specific to the show I haven't seen yet) Harley Quinn take is that the character only really works in the animated cartoons (where she was created) because the animated Joker is this fun goofy asshole that you could totally see someone dating and no a murderous sociopath.
All the other incarnations of Batman have pushed the Joker as far into grimdark as he can go, and that world isn't set up to really handle what it would mean for someone like that to have a romantic partner.
oh boy, it's dog food again!
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