I figure Lorde is just a teenage girl with lyrical skills. The Internet has somehow gone insane about the fact that she is disdainful of conspicuous consumption and is dating someone of Asian ancestry.
Reading about how people are relentlessly trying to diminish Mandela, I can't help wonder, does anyone give Corazon Aquino any credit for saving the only democratic independent former colony of the U.S. from totalitarianism?
To me, this Tumblr blog pretty much invalidates the argument that a quasi-European-medieval fantasy world cannot have people-of-color in it because it would be "unrealistic": People of Color in European Art History http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com
If I spent more time doing things instead of "planning" them or outright avoiding them, I'd be ridiculously productive and probably a lot more satisfied. Somewhere along the line my "task/reward" circuit has gotten cross-wired and now I take the reward after "planning" to do something or avoiding it instead of actually doing it. <sigh>
If I can brag on Miss 7 for a minute...she made these. With a hot-glue gun! At age 7! It's nicer than what I could do. (They're gifts for her teachers, probably well deserved because Miss 7 can be a handful. She's delightful.)