Trolls made me donate more money.
I don’t donate to Kickstarter campaigns very often — mostly because I’m usually too broke — but when I heard that there were people working on a documentary called Fattitude, I thought I might throw them a few dollars.
Then today, I logged on to Tumblr and saw that some troll was collecting personal information about donors to harass them. Suddenly, the amount I had planned to give doubled, and, yes, I blocked the bastard on Twitter before I did anything.
Seriously, though, it looks great — they appear to have talked to many of the premiere people involved in fat acceptance and Health at Every Size, so I have a lot of faith that it will be a better portrayal of the movement(s) than other coverage.
Check out the trailer:
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Well, I’m tired, stressed and a bit upset. I am very glad there is cake and chocolate in the house. That documentary also looks fantastic.
This however has improved the outlook: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kmallikarjuna/23-gifts-david-tennant-has-graced-the-world-with
There’s a special place in hell for the people recording stock footage for obesity epidemics. I KNOW they aren’t getting permission from their subjects to use their images and shame them for not being thin. Assuming their weight is a result of poor impulse control.
I’m moving this weekend, so. Yeah.
Short version: My soon-to-be-former leasing company is a bunch of fuckers and a friend has an extra room (and rent will help keep his bills more manageable).
Long version: Not only did the fuckers ignore the comments V and I made last year, when Horrible (now former) Roommate was being completely horrible, and told her we wanted to figure out how to get her mean, short-tempered self ass out WITHOUT either V or I present (or telling either of us it was coming, leading to the shitstorm that happened), they also, after weeks of “sure, we’ll work with you”, proceeded on an eviction. I don’t have the “pay by X date or GTFO” notice yet. I want to be gone before that happens.
And the friend in question owns the house, veggie-gardens, has a cat (who will undoubtedly “help” me read and knit and do other things) and is a friendly person. And when we sit down tomorrow to figure out the numbers, we’ll schedule rent payments according to when I get paid (so it’s easier to actually, you know, make said payments).
And that’s another 10 part of a 20/10. Back later.
Good luck! Make sure to do something nice for yourself once you’re all unpacked. It sounds like you could use it!
I did! I took a nap. The cat was mad that I didn’t let him nap with me.
Well, sometimes the cat just needs to suck it.
Heh, he’s learning quickly. He also whines if I don’t let him help me shower. BUT he’ll cuddle while I’m reading/goofing off on the computer (so long as I’m on the couch), so it works out.
Wait, what? My cat runs away if I turn on the sink while he’s in the same room.