Friday links 9/28/12

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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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OOTD: Peacock dress in a rooftop garden

How was everyone’s weekend (long weekend, if you’re in the US like me and didn’t have to work)?  I had a lovely time going to the Boston Harbor Islands yesterday.  The water was freezing cold, but I went swimming anyway, and had fun. Aside from the water temperature, the weather was perfect. And I always enjoy the chance to ride a ferry.

Also, I saw a picture on Facebook crediting unions with bringing us sick leave, child labor laws, weekends, and safer working conditions. But I read it is “Unicorns Built That.” I kind of want to live in a world where unicorns build weekends.

Now, onto the OOTD! Remember that fantastic peacock-print dress I posted about a while back? It finally went on sale, and now I have one to call my own. I’m proud as–well–a peacock of it. 😉

I took these pictures on my lunch break in a lovely rooftop garden near my current temp job.

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OOTD: Wings and Ponies

I’ve been sick lately, so I haven’t worn anything worth photographing. But here are some pictures of a fun outfit I wore a few months ago for some frolicking in the Arnold Arboretum.

My boyfriend and I are both huge fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (which, btw, is changing the definition of masculinity). He got me this Pinkie Pie shirt for Valentine’s Day, and made the Pinkie Pie cutie mark bottlecap necklace as part of my Hanukkah gift! You can’t really see the necklace in these pictures, but I’ll post a close-up soon. 🙂

I kind of aspire to be a woodland fairy when I grow up.

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