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  • What grinds my gears (today)

    I've lived in the Philadelphia area my whole life and I am so sick of the god damn Mummers. Every year there is a story about them doing racist and offensive shit and this year is no different.  I'm cringing as I'm listening these buffoons whitesplain about why walking around in blackface is "just tradition" and "just for fun." I'm glad the mayor disqualified them and is considering taking further action. Proclaiming this as harmless Philly tradition while hand waving away all the racist trash that goes on in the parade is just enabling hateful stereotypes and its beyond gross. 
  • Black Summer

    I'm on episode 6 and I'm really enjoying it. First of all, fast zombies, YES. Its definitely not the most perfectly written show but I forgive it for that seeing that it seems pretty low budget. I think what sets it apart from TWD or FTWD is the characters all seem like real people; some are old, out of shape etc. They don't all have access to a wealth of guns or have extraordinary samurai sword skills. They're literally just scared shitless and running for their lives in a chaotic situation.  
    Plus they keep getting put in believable yet uniquely terrifying situations. Don't want to spoil anything but it's a good watch 
  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    Hatorian said:
    Les Affamés (Ravenous) (2017)


    This is a Québécois zombie movie, and might be the best zombie movie I've seen. It certainly has the most disturbing zombies I've seen -- they're intelligent, malicious, unpredictable, and sometimes it isn't immediately obvious that they're zombies. Like The Night Eats the World, it really shows the potential of what can be done with this genre when you set a group of realistic people against monsters that could realistically take over the world.
    Keep coming with these unknown zombie movies. loving the reccomendations. Watched Night at it was pretty good. 
    Train to Busan and The Wailing. My husband and I started The Wailing and it's super creepy and funny in some parts. It's really long and we fell asleep, not because it wasn't good, only because we're the old and busted parents of a toddler. Looking forward to finishing it though!
    Hatorianken hale
  • Ethical implications of Meat consumption

    Also, while more and more people are turning up lactose intolerant, us vegans are helpful to have around to help navigate the world of almond, rice, cashew, soy, flax, oat and even pea milks
  • Ethical implications of Meat consumption

    What I've learned from being vegetarian for 8 years and vegan for almost 5 is that tempers can run extremely hot when talking about meat consumption or lack thereof. I've had calmer conversations about religion, guns and abortion.  
    I found that over the years that vegan/vegetarian are very scary words to people, mainly because they are very misunderstood. Some people still react to the word vegan as if I just told them I sacrifice virgins and eat them for dinner (which is super not vegan). Most people, however, are genuinely curious and ask lots of questions. I never bring up veganism unless I'm asked or the conversation permits. I've definitely found that people are far more accepting and interested if the conversation is on their own terms, instead of me preaching from a soapbox.
    People are always pleasantly surprised when they eat my lasagna and find out they've just enjoyed a spinach lasagna with homemade garlic marinara and tofu ricotta