Goth fantabulousness: Infectious Threads

While poking around the internet this morning, I found some gothtastic new clothing at Infections Threads. Here are a few of my favorites (starting with a tutu, of course):

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Reading while fat, part 2

It’s too common to be surprising, but it still stings when I can’t even read a book without being othered.

I was reading The Winter of Our Disconnect–an otherwise thoughtful and well-written book, which I’ll probably write more about later–when I came across the following passage:

Many morbidly obese individuals eat three times a day. It’s not how often they eat that creates problems. It’s what they put on their plate. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that the epidemic John Naish calls “infobesity” works in much the same way.

Those few lines snapped me out of my engaged, absorbed state and into one of frustration. Frustration with the assumption–despite all evidence to the contrary–that fat people eat more than thin people do. With the pathologizing of bodies like mine. With the casual use of fatness as a metaphor for social ills.

I have only one response to that bullshit:

Pinkie Pie is my hero.

Sidenote: I hate the phrase “morbidly obese,” and much prefer “mordantly obese.”

Friday links 9/28/12

My desk

The internet is full of interesting this week. So I present you ALL THE LINKS.

-There’s a new issue of Volup2 magazine out! It’s full of beauty–all kinds of beauty, not the narrow version represented in mainstream media. Also, you can support Volup2 on Kickstarter to help make the next issue possible.
-Through Volup2, I found the pure fascinator porn that is Pearls and Swine.
-Wonderful geekery in video form: Hank Green’s song about Tetris.
-Speaking of the Vlogbrothers, a German TV station did a touching interview with John about The Fault in Our Stars. (Which, btw, you should read if you haven’t already.)
-Ragen writes about the bullshit that is conflating “obesity” with eating disorders.
When more curvy people practice yoga…
It’s hard enough to be a fat kid without the government telling you you’re an epidemic. Those ads…wow. Just wow. (Also, don’t read the comments. XOJane comments can be really good sometimes, but these ones….are not.)
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A weekend in pictures: NYC

My recent post about visiting Re/Dress NYC brought back great memories of that trip. So I decided to post a few pictures of it, even though they’re from last year.

I hope I can make it back to New York sometime soon!

First meal in the city: pizza and garlic knots


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The Metro: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Why do I read the Metro? Well….it’s free. And sometimes it has interesting tidbits, like the BU charity story I posted about yesterday.

Today, as usual, it was a mixed bag.

The Good

Nicki Minaj wearing ALL THE PINK. I’ve never heard her music, but damn, if that lady doesn’t have a kickass style.

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A few unrelated things: pink pants, a skull tiara, and pocket change

1.) You know what would be cool? These pink jeggings with zippers sewn onto them. And possibly some extra fabric (black? zebra print? black lace?) inserted into the lower legs to make them flare out. *hatches diabolical pants-punkifying plot*

2.) Gala Darling’s post on getting gorgeous at the party supply store (which brings back memories of the days when I got half my accessories at party stores…and a few at pet stores) led me to Party City’s tiara section, where I found this Monster High Skullette Tiara. I don’t even know what Monster High is, but it’s super-cute.

3.) This morning I read an article in the Metro (great journalism? No. Free? Yes.) about a charity project at BU. They collect pocket change from students in a mailbox, and donate it monthly to different charities. It’s a cool idea, and I’m glad to see that change-collecting still works in the age of credit cards and online shopping. So, huzzah for BU!