I hate phishing accounts.  They like your material so you’ll look at their page and buy their garbage.


I’m still working on my thesis.  Fingers crossed for this semester.

Also, I finally told my boyfriend I love him.  He said he loves me, too. 🙂  I was embarrassed every time I tried telling him in person, so I sent him a text message.  Unfortunately, I blacked out after, which meant I sent him another message saying “I love you” and misread it as one from him, so I responded to my own love message.  Fortunately for sober anntieem, he did respond the first time.  I responded to myself the rest of the time. 😐

Back to work!


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Internalized misogyny

The above article focuses on a major issue I’ve noticed over the years: internalized misogyny.  I know I’ve been guilty of it at times, and I have experienced it in others.  It’s that moment when you put other women down in order to separate yourself from them, usually to gain the attention of a male person.  You feel threatened by them because they receive attention or you think they’re “better” than you, so you try to squash them like a bug.

One of the ways I have worked on improving my relationships with other women and men is by remembering a phrase an elementary school teacher said: give put ups, not put downs.  Yes, it was made for an elementary school student, but it works.  I think it’s better than the “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” phrase because you’re working on finding something good about the other person, not just holding back malice.

Give it a try.  It helps you feel better about yourself and others.  Also, in this season of giving, kindness is free and always available.  Try sharing a little with those around you.

Game of Thrones review

I watched the first episode and a half of the HBO series Game of Thrones and decided to stop.  I don’t care for the adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s series.  Are the scenery and effects top-notch?  Yes.  Are the performers giving their all?  I think so.  However, I think some of the more compelling characters–specifically, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen–start off on the wrong foot.  Both of them have more pluck and less pout in the same scenes from the book.  Also, Daenerys’s brother whined infinitely more in the book and appeared as an even bigger, wimpier prat.  The Khal isn’t given quite the same shake, either.  Daenerys’s life changes for the better because of the Khal.  Although the Khal does buy her from her brother, he calms her and treats her with a measure of respect.  In the show, he is more of a He-Man horse tamer, and she acquiesces but is not shown anything a viewer could call kindness.

The screenwriters and editors seem to try and match the quick cuts between characters and lands from the book, but on film I found the effect jarring.  It added more tedium instead of accelerating the on-screen pacing.

Again, I only watched the first episode and a half.  However, as a fan of the books, the fantasy or sci-fi genre, and a fan of period shows like The Tudors, I was disappointed.  The hype let me down.

That’s okay.  I’ll stick to my imagination and reading the books.