Weekly Digest: Five Articles (#3)

A handful of articles I’ve enjoyed recently. In no particular order.

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The best podcasts by women to listen to in 2019

It’s no secret I bloody love a good podcast. There are a few on this list I’ve heard of and one I listen to on the regs, the others are untapped but already added to my must listen list. Guess I better take myself for some long strolls, STAT.


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Learning to Be Ugly in South Korea

I’ve recently been coming to terms with my own unprettiness, so this resonates. Particular this bit, which in context will make more sense:

In that moment, it occurred to me that perhaps I was the worst blasphemer of all. To be so willing to blame my own face — an amalgam of those who’ve loved me — for all the upsets I’ve encountered in this alienating motherland. To ruin my health out of malice and vanity. To be so weak against this world of self-policing, senseless binaries, and beauty standards.

Fuck being a woman is hard.


Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Will Begin Filming This August in Chicago

Oh my! Yes, I’m incredibly biased about this news and yes, I’m fully invested given Peel’s involvement AND WOC director Nia DaCosta. I don’t think much has been revealed about what this will bring to the table, however IMDB says this:

A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film ‘Candyman’ that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.

I can’t wait to see it. I’m relieved that it won’t be retreading familiar ground because frankly, you can’t improve on what is already perfect.


Ari Aster Describes the Spiritual Connection Between ‘Hereditary’ and ‘Midsommar’; Trilogy Planned?

You got me. I’m obsessed with Ari Aster’s Midsommar and if it’s true, if there is a trilogy planned then consider me first in line to be part of it. Fuck me up, Ari!


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Not All Women Are Meant to Be Moms

This is another article currently speaking to me. I’ve often spoken about how I’m not going to be a mum but that doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes question myself. Am I doing the right thing? I know I am but it’s not a light and airy topic, it’s not clear cut and it isn’t a decision made without serious thought.

I’m 100% that I will never change my mind but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about what I’d be like as a mother, what my kid would be like, etc. Thankfully I understand that I can still be nurturing without being maternal.

What are you loving this week?

Weekly Digest: Five Articles (#2)

A couple of articles I’ve enjoyed recently.

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What I Learned From Dating Someone Totally Wrong For Me

I know what it’s like to be with the wrong person. I did it for 6 years, so this speaks to me on a deep level.

Particularly this bit:

The internal whisper that it was time to focus on my health and happiness became louder every time I chose to listen, and eventually it was the loudest voice in my mind.

I couldn’t act against myself and in favor of myself at the same time. I had to choose.


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8 Books Out In July In The UK That Will Make The Perfect Summer Reading Companion

I’m always down for a new book recommendation and some of these look bloody good. If I can be bothered to leave the house this Summer, I’ll be under a tree with a pile of books.


How to Have a Great Summer (According to Horror Movies)

This one definitely speaks for itself.


John Hughes Lied to Me

I love this essay, by author and journalist Caren Lissner. John Hughes most definitely has a lot to answer for (even though I love him still).


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Pinhead Also Being Resurrected in a ‘Hellraiser’ TV Series!

We have such sights to show you

I am so stoked that this is soon to be a thing. Could there be anything more heavenly than more time with the Godfather of Pleasure & Pain, Pinhead himself? At this stage it’s not known if Doug Bradley will be reprising his legendary role but I do hope so.

Meanwhile, any Hellraiser endeavor that doesn’t include Julia (Clare Higgins) is a travesty.

What are you loving this week?

Weekly Digest: Five Articles

I thought I’d share a couple of articles I’ve been reading lately.

Exploring the internet is one of the only things that gets me through my working day if I’m honest – that and my lovely work friends – and these are the ones that have caught my attention this week. Yes, Weekly Digest is back!

How Tony Scott Gave ‘True Romance’ Its Happily Ever After

One of my all-time favourites could have been very different, had Tarantino had his way. Bless you, Mr. Scott for the gift of this perfect ending. You were so cool.


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How I Lost My Five Best Friends

This is all too real to be honest and actually quite a difficult read. Breaking up with a best friend can be just as heartbreaking as with a partner and we need to talk about that more.

I’ve lost a few friends in my time and I still miss every one of them, even though I wouldn’t do anything to change the outcome of them now. I’m exactly where I need to be with the people I share my life with now. (Even if I do lament it sometimes).


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All The Mugs I’ve Loved and Lost

I love a damn good mug so this memoir really appealed to me. I have a couple of favourite mugs myself and I’m always open to new ones. Glynn’s new rule is that I have to get rid of an old, crusty one if I purchase a new one though, which I suppose is fair.

Danielle makes me think more about the objects we come into contact with every day, and her prose is stunning.


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I Started A Plants & Crafts Club To Combat Loneliness In My Area, Because Making Friends As An Adult Is *Hard*

Making friends as an adult is hard. When you get to a certain age it feels like a much bigger challenge to approach the people you think are cool and make them your besties. That’s why this is a gorgeous idea.

We could all take a leaf (giggle) out of Aoife‘s book and look at ways to combat loneliness and other social conditions locally. I’m going to have a think and see if there’s anything I can come up with. Keanu Reeves Fan Club – Brighton Division, anyone?


How Do You Choreograph a Good Queer Sex Scene? 6 TV Creators and Filmmakers Explain

There’s nothing I can add to this one, obviously but it’s interesting to see how much goes into filming a good queer love scene. Pose, for the record, is incredible.

What are you loving this week?