Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fats are people too

I need a break from homework, so I'm gonna go on a good ol' rant. Ranting tends to make me feel better.

This week I have officially given up on mainstream magazines. It has been coming awhile. I love clothes but fashion lately has been boring me. I am also sick of reading a fashion magazine to read about fashion and end up reading about a ton of weight loss advice. A couple night ago I was going through my mothers In Style. 'The Best Dress' was an awful item of clothing worn by, I believe it was, Jessica Alba. And then I read this by Maura Kelly

Should "Fatties" Get a Room? (Even on TV?)

To save you the trouble of going to the Marie Claire website, I'm going break it down for you.

Mike & Molly. As CNN explains, "the show centers around a couple who meet at an Overeaters Anonymous group [and] has drawn complaints for its abundance of fat jokes [as well as] cries from some viewers who aren't comfortable watching intimacy between two plus-sized actors."
I have never heard of Mike and Molly and it sounds like a terrible show. I have this great idea if you are uncomfortable with fat people living normal lives. Go watch The Biggest Loser.

My initial response was: Hmm, being overweight is one thing — those people are downright obese! ....Yes, anorexia is sick, but at least some slim models are simply naturally skinny. No one who is as fat as Mike and Molly can be healthy. And obesity is costing our country far more in terms of all the related health problems we are paying for, by way of our insurance, than any other health problem, even cancer.



Who are you to say the actors that play Mike and Molly are not healthy. Do you follow them around watching their eating habits?

And I would like to point out, I weight at least 215lbs and I almost never get sick.

So anyway, yes, I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other ... because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair.


Well excuse us for living.

And really am sorry for your dislike of strong female characters in fiction. Sorry Princess Leia, you are as disgusting as a fat person. (But I really should not make fun of the spelling, I suck at it myself)

I would really like to go to your house and show you some of the rad belly dancing I have been learning. I can do crazy awesome things with my 47in hips.

Now, don't go getting the wrong impression: I have a few friends who could be called plump. I'm not some size-ist jerk.


Kind of like that guy that refused to marry an interracial couple, and then defended himself by saying he has black friends.

And yes sweetie, you are a size-ist jerk.

What do you guys think? Fat people making out on TV — are you cool with it? Do you think I'm being an insensitive jerk?



Yes and yes.

But wait there is more! She has made and update.

I know a lot of people truly struggle to lose weight— for medical and psychological reasons—and that many people have an incredibly difficult time getting to a healthy size. I feel for those people and I'm truly sorry I added to the unhappiness and pain they feel with my post.


Umm, thanks. But I am happy with my weight, just so know.

I would like to reiterate that I think it's great to have people of all shapes and healthy sizes represented in magazines


Not all sized are being represented in the media. We are getting there, but we are not there yet.

I was talking about a TV show that features people who are not simply a little overweight, but appear to be morbidly obese. (Morbid obesity is defined as 100% more than their ideal weight.)


Oh, I see. Its okay to call them gross becuase there morbidly obese.

Seriously though, the somewhat nice apology has been ruined by that statement.



To that point (and on a more personal level), a few commenters and one of my friends mentioned that my extreme reaction might have grown out of my own body issues, my history as an anorexic, and my life-long obsession with being thin. As I mentioned in the ongoing dialogue we’ve been carrying on in the comments section, I think that's an accurate insight.


Well now I feel awkward.

People have accused me of being a bully in my post; I never intended to be that--it's actually the very last thing I want to be, as a writer or a person. But I know that I came off that way, and I really cannot apologize enough to the people whom I upset.
I am in a forgiving mood today so I accept your apology. Please don't act like this again.

My thoughts of this article can be summed up by this video.



Loves and Hugs,
Zoe Danger Awesome

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Links

What has Zoe Been looking at this week?


Alternative is as Alternative Does

By Miss Lumpy

Six Impossible Things

By Lolita Charm


Carry one perfectly beautiful thing. I take this to the extreme. I am no ordinary girl and I refuse to surround myself with ordinary things. I long ago made a vow that every thing in my purse would be cute and reflect my individual style, and I've worked hard to make that come true! But you don't have to cuteify your entire life to feel that momentary pleasure from a pretty object




.Your Problem is Being to real

By The Lost Princess
That couldn’t be right, I had been trying so hard not to exist. I had read all the right sort of books, while eating, walking, waiting for the train. I had changed my name at least three times in the last week. I had thought in the third person and past tense.


I cannot stop listening to this song



I want this man to be my gay best friend. legit.


Wow. Pretty amazing.


How awesome is Amanda Palmer?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mini Review Wet n Wild

Wet n wild liqiud eyeliner
$2.99
I bought this eyeliner a few days ago and I am loving it! I use my eco tools angled brush to apply and it goes on smooth. I got it in black, but it also comes in brown and blue. I recommend it for someone just starting out like me. You can't get anything better for the price.

Love and hugs,
Zoe

Monday, July 5, 2010




Orphans of the Storm
1921
D.W. Griffith
Staring: Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut

Lately I have been very interested in pre Hays Code movies; mostly I’ve stuck to the talkies. After reading Hala Pickford’s blog, Forget the Talkies I decided silents were worth watching. While browsing Netflix I saw they have a nice selection of silent movies for instant watch. I figured why not and settled in for Orphans of the Storm.

The story centers around two non blood related sisters Henriette (Lillian) and Louise (Dorothy). Louise is struck blind after an illness. Henritette decides to take Louise to Paris to find a doctor to cure her. On the way they run into Marquis de Praille, and evil aristocrat gets the hots for Henritette and has her kidnapped. She is rescued by another and much kinder aristocrat, Chevalier de Vaudrey. In the meantime poor Louise is taken in by a less than kind poor family and forced to beg on the streets.

Most of the movie is the two sisters trying to find each other in an unfamiliar city. The rest centers around the raising class conflicts just before the revolution.

And Danton is kinda important to the plot.


What I liked

-Overall I thought this was a great movie. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from a silent movie. The acting was over the top, but to my surprise it didn’t bother me at all. The acting from the Gish sisters was really good even when very over the top. During the scene where Louise learns she is blind truly tugged on my heartstrings. I was at the verge of tears near the ending.

-The costumes were really wonderful and the set was pretty believable. I don’t think The costumes we not terribly historically accurate but I have seen much worse.

-The music was very enjoyable to listen to and I wish I could get the soundtrack.


What I didn’t
They wasn’t a lot I didn’t like about this movie.

-I felt that sometime the title cards explained too much and assumed the viewers were morons. Modern movie assume this too, so this is really more a complaint of movies in general.

-The Gish sisters were playing non related character. They look extremely similar to each other. In fact a couple of time I got them confused while watching the movie. I don’t really feel that them not being blood related helped the plot out any.

-The thing that bothers me to most was how often the movie felt the need to tell us how evil the aristocrats are.They was a lot of "look at how much food they are wasting at their party" and "look at the naked ladies swimming in a pool of wine." It got really annoying after a while.

All of these are minor complaints and don’t really take anything away from the movie.


In conclusion
Would I watch it again: Not anytime soon, but yes
Do I recommend this movie: Yes
8 out of 10

<a href="http://www.archive.org/details/OrphansoftheStorm">You can watch the whole movie here</a> or at netflix.com

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

outfit of the day

Just an outfit I am wearing to my Drivers Ed class today.

It's so hot and muggy I put on simple make up, I have a feeling I am going to sweat it off.

The AC in the classroom is freezing, so I'm bringing along the jacket.


T Shirt: Emilie Autumn through Omega Order, but I don't recommend them
Shirt: Garage sale
Jacket: Lane Bryant. I got it at the thrift store yesterday with the tags still in. It was $100 originally, I got it for $20. Score!
Shoes: Sears

Make Up
Estee Lauder silky eye shadow duo in 02 Cappuccino
over that for sparkle I put Satin Sheets by Honeybee Gardens
Wet n Wild Gel Eyeliner



Friday, June 18, 2010

Love Will Tear us Apart (Again)


Love Will Tear us Apart
Tara McCarthy

The book centers around Sloan Madden, a 35 year old reporter asked to write a biography of conjoined twin pop stars Flora and Fauna. Most of the drama comes from Sloan's relationship problems and Fauna wanting to record a solo album.


The good
The author clearly shares my love of Daisy and Violet Hilton and interest in conjoined twins. I liked the fact the author referenced Chained for Life in a not overly negative way. Yes it is a bad movie, but it is nowhere near as bad as a lot of people make it out to be

The Bad

It wasn’t very good. The main character Sloan Madden is not all that likable. This may have something do the fact she said on more than on occasion, “Omigod.” Yes, really. The author actually wrote Omigod. In my humble opinion when writing a novel you should only write like that if you are writing someone’s texting conversation, and even then. Do people talk like that in real life? Sometimes, but don’t write it, please.

The story line itself wasn’t that interesting. It kept teasing to go to a dark place with the twin’s father drinking, but it never did. It just felt like tacked drama that added nothing to the story.

I won’t spoil the ending in case you want to read it, but it was bad.

The thing that really bothered me most was the fact that Flora and Fauna had not been separated. I get that the author was trying to do a modern day Daisy and Violet, but it just didn’t work. They were only joined at the hip, if born today, they would be separated. It’s implied that the twin’s father didn’t have them separated so that he could exploit them. Their official story is for religious reasons and that they would be paralyzed below the waist if separated. The doctors would not accept that, unless it posed a threat to their lives (and sometimes even if I did) they would be separated.

In conclusion:

Would I read it again? No

Do I recommend it? No

Three stars out of ten
Live long, and party hard
Zoë Danger Awesome

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Aromaleigh

I ordered on Thursday and got my order today (Wednesday) so the wait was just under a week.


I ordered

eye shadows
Avalon
Suspectdevice
Newrose
Moonagedaydream

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Lip tints
shesaknockout
fallingfromgrace (for my mom)

Samples
Amarante
Bette
Ambre


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I also got the eyeliner sealant. I'll report back in a few days with what I think of it, along with some thoughts on the eye shadows.

Until then,
Live long, and party hard,

Zoë Danger Awesome

Friday, February 26, 2010

Art

Sorry I have not been blogging as of late. I have been working on some things. I'm trying to write down some thoughts on Heroes , but every time I try it just turns into a rant. :) I also made another Aromaliegh order. I'll get something up soon hopefully.

In the mean time, here is a picture I drew a few days ago.


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you can also see it on my DA http://missedithneedshertea.deviantart.com/

Live long, and party hard,

Zoë Danger Awesome

Friday, February 5, 2010

Aromaleigh Make up Review





Aromaleigh is an independent mineral make up company. The eye shadow collections go from soft colors to dark and mysterious colors to amazingly bright colors. Blushes are available in a wide rang of colors, as are foundations. They also carry perfume and many other cosmetics.

I placed my order on Sunday night, it arrived on Thursday.

Unfortunately my camera did not pick up most of the wonderful sparkle and beauty of these colors. They all look much more magical in real life.




Aromaleigh Rocks! Sonic Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow

Space oddity: deepest indigo blue with incredible metallic sparkle.

I do not believe there are enough words in the English language to tell you how much I love this color. It is a lovely shade of blue with an explosion of sparkles in it

Londondungeon: mischievous purple glimmer reflects the depth of black
It a very nice sparkly dark purple color. In certain lights it looks a bit blue.

Adrenochrome: gray can be totally glam too... grey glitz sparkles and silver.
I ordered a sample of this a while back and I am so glad to have a full sized jar. It is a great metallic sparkly silver.

Vampira: a rich garnet red with red shimmer.
This color is a bit different than the picture on the website looks. It is a pinkish red that seems to have a gold undertone with red sparkles. It’s a very pretty color.

Moonagedaydream: exquisite deep teal blue with gold shimmer.
This is an amazing color. It is the color of fairy dust and mermaid fins. If magic had a color, it would be this. In the bag it looked like a basic blue, but once I used it all the amazing dimensions came out.

Shadowplay: teal green iridescent glitz fades to the blackest black.
It is a blacked sparkly green.


Rocks! Sonic Rouge

I was a bit afraid to try these. I’m not a big blush person.

femmefatale: A clear vivid watermelon shade.
This was even brighter than the picture on the website. It looks almost neon. When I saw it I had a bit of a freak out. I thought I would never be able to wear it. I calmed down a bit after I actually tried it out. You only need the smallest amount on your brush. If you apply it lightly it looks really lovely.

Rocks! Sonic Lips Nourishing Lip Tint

The lip tints provide a very transparent wash of color to your lips. They smell like chocolate and feel like a lip balm.

Fictionromance Lush, clear bright pink.
It adds just a perfect little bit of color to my lips.

Conclusion: Would I buy from Aromaleigh again? Yes, this is the second time I have bought from them.