It’s been A Week. And that week is finally over. Welcome to the Friday Open Thread, where we all talk to each other in the comments and I talk to you and you talk to me and maybe, just maybe I feel a little less like attending graduate school is akin to lighting my hair on fire and sprinting toward May.
This week I handed my advisor 133 pages of a novel (when you’re in an MFA program, your thesis is your novel) and managed not to turn into a puddle of insecurity. And that was just on Tuesday! While I had insomnia that very same night — maybe related to turning in 133 pages of my novel? Nawww, couldn’t be — I also managed to finish Jessica Jones! I’d been lingering for a while on the fifth episode, unable to marathon it, because you guys: Jessica Jones is SO STRESSFUL and I feel like somehow I did not know that before I started it. Is there anyone more terrifying than Kilgrave? I submit to you that no, there is not. And David Tennant was so good and slimy and awful as Kilgrave; he was the perfect casting choice, methinks. I was also pretty convinced that Jessica and Trish were secretly In Love with each other, but that is because whenever I am confronted with any fictional characters at all, I read them as gay women. I figure this is fine, since everyone defaults to thinking characters are straight; I am simply balancing the scales. Have any of you had issues trying to watch Jessica Jones? The thing is, I’m really glad I finished this season, even though it was hard to watch at times. They left just enough untied to carry on with another season, but wrapped up enough that I felt rewarded for watching it through my open fingers.
I highly recommend you give it a go, but be warned in a way that I was not — it is SO STRESSFUL and might be especially stressful to survivors of rape and abuse.
The other thing I did this week was get fitted for my wedding suit. My very gay younger brother talked me into going custom, especially since I’ll be able to wear a suit after the wedding in a way my fiancée really won’t be able to recycle her dress. He says it’s worth spending a little extra, and he found a place that’s not totally outrageous on the price. It’s a weird experience, getting fitted for a suit that they’re going to build for you! Especially since they don’t usually get a lot of queer women in there. But the dude that helped me stumbled through the fact that I was a woman quite admirably! Needed to tell him a few times that there was no need to make the suit more feminine, but after a couple hints, he started picking up what I was putting down. Highly recommend! What if I get addicted to having jackets that actually fit? Has anyone else done this, masculine wedding wear? Please do chat to me about it!
And chat to me about all the other things too! How was your week? Did you do anything out of the ordinary? Did you binge watch Netflix? TELL ME EVERYTHING!
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