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GingerAntics

Joined February 2018

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Qhuinn and I are not friends right now. In fact, he‘s being a real ass. I kind of hope Wrath beats him up for firing a gun in his house with all the Young at home. Blay, Buddy, you need to divorce Qhuinn and get a new mate. This one is being a douche. I know you‘ve got enough love for him to get over this, but I‘m not sure I do.
#jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #TheChosen

julesG Ugh! Guess you want to slap him around the head with the book. 20h
GingerAntics @julesG weeeeell, seeing that the book is on my iPad, not so much. His dumb, hard head would probably break it. I‘m sure I‘ve got a suitably large tome around here that will do the trick, though. He went after Layla verbally, then Blay verbally basically saying he had no part in the twins‘ lives, then attempted to attack Layla physically. He may have had a point, but he lost any foot to stand on when he started running his mouth. 20h
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And this is why I love V.
🧡🧡🧡
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Well, this is certainly a change. So many questions. I‘m really hoping to find out what this other role is. Has she become a mortal mother for Payne and V to not talk to?
#jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #TheChosen

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It‘s certainly going to be interesting to see what happens with the chosen now that the scribe virgin has abdicated her title. Her entry in the Glossary of Terms and Proper Nouns has literally now been switched to past tense.
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The Beast | J. R. Ward
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This book started much like some of the other books. The brothers arguing like brothers, the war with the lessers, the Omega making an appearance, but then it quickly changed to something else entirely. This became very domestic and heartwarming. So many happy endings, but also so many new pieces to the puzzle that will surely be put into place in the next books.

GingerAntics This one had several teary moments, some sad, some happy. Talk about a beautiful ending, too. #jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #TheBeast 23h
GingerAntics I‘ve seen some reviews of this book complain about it being whiny and/or boring because both Rhage and Mary want a baby and can‘t have one, and they work through that together because the readers don‘t want kids themselves. What I find interesting is these are the same people that “whine” and get “boring” going on about how no one understands how they just don‘t want kids. Once again, can we just not try to see the other side people? 23h
GingerAntics I get that some folks don‘t want kids. That‘s a personal choice. Not everyone is a kid person. That‘s cool. It‘s better not to have kids than to have kids you don‘t want and have those kids suffer as a result, honestly. Just don‘t complain of a lack of understanding if you‘re going to choose to have a lack of understanding yourself. Can‘t we all try to see each other as valid and human, please?! 23h
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@julesG okay, so here we go… all together… Queen Catra vin SuLaneh etl MuLanen dev FonLetahn
#jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #TheShadows #ProblematicCharacterNames #SayWhat?! #Who? #Why?

BookwormAHN And thats why I get a lot of fantasy books on audio 😸 3d
GingerAntics @BookwormAHN you and me both… although I‘m not sure this counts as fantasy. Does supernatural count as fantasy? 😆 3d
BookwormAHN According to Stephen King fantasy is a broad term that covers most genres that aren't straight fiction so yes, I think it counts. 3d
GingerAntics @BookwormAHN cool, then this definitely qualifies. The names certainly make it worth the audiobook. That‘s for sure. 2d
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The Beast | J. R. Ward
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Can‘t wait to spend some time back with Rhage and Mary in this one. 🤞🏻 it continues on the new path set out by the last two books.
#jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #TheBeast

GingerAntics I‘ve got to say, I am loving this cover. 4d
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It was cool getting to know Trez and iAm in this one. It was also cool seeing the amazing integrity and honour Wrath, the brotherhood have. The end is a real tear jerker, too. This book was also different from the previous books in the series. I‘m really hoping the second half of the series continues with this shift. The books really stand out from each other this way.
#jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #TheShadows

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I think the biggest transformation in this book was iAm, honestly.
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@julesG and we thought the brothers had some complicated names… Ward is really trying to 🤬 with us now.
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julesG Say what? How the hell is that supposed to be pronounced? 4d
GingerAntics @julesG god I heard it a few times in the audiobook… no bloody clue still. Plus, it will probably change in another several books anyway? 🤷🏼‍♀️ However the hell you want is my vote. 4d
GingerAntics @julesG Katie. It‘s Katie. 4d
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julesG Makes total sense. Not! 🙈🙈🙈 4d
GingerAntics @julesG 😂🤣😂 it‘s bugging me, because I genuinely can‘t remember how this was pronounced… but it probably won‘t get used often in the rest of the books so it‘s probably okay. 3d
GingerAntics @julesG GOT IT!!! Queen Cot-rah vin Sue-Lynn-ah ettle* Moo-La-nin day Fun-ler-on (*Think nettle without the n) 3d
julesG 🙈🙈🙈 3d
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🤣😂🤣 leave it to Lassiter.
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Had to update my goals. I keep totally forgetting about the Clanlands Almanac. I literally read January on 31 January… I haven‘t read any more of it since. I better get back into the swing of that one. Plus, you know the audiobook is pure gold.
#MarvellousMay @Andrew65 #clanlands #clanlandsalmanac #SamHeughan #GrahamMcTavish

Andrew65 Good luck with the Clanlands catch up. 5d
GingerAntics @Andrew65 thank you! It shouldn‘t be too hard with those two on audiobook. 🤣😂🤣 4d
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This makes me think of John Lennon‘s song Imagine (which of course makes me think of NYE, which makes me think of Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper… and Anderson‘s tipsy giggles!).
#ThisLife #MartinHagglund #Philosophy #AdventuresInPhilosophy #DeadPhilosophersSociety
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TheBookHippie Save the world raise a hippie….. altruism ..live in community… 6d
TheBookHippie I‘m the wrong person to ask 🤣 I never understood having massive amounts knowing others do not and doing zero to help. 6d
ravenlee It would be awesome to live in a world in which nobody died of hunger while their neighbors gorged; where everyone took care of each other; nobody had to work three jobs to afford a crappy, tiny apartment for a three-generation family of 12…sigh. 6d
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GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I think that sums it up perfectly. Save the world, raise a hippie. 🧡🧡🧡 5d
GingerAntics @ravenlee I think we‘ve seriously lost any sense of community. No one remembers that we rise or fall together, no matter what they think, how they act, or the BS they believe in. Everyone used to know this intimately, then we started gathering wealth and greed took over. 5d
GingerAntics @ravenlee @TheBookHippie I read a book on education (that in some ways ruined me as an educator in the best possible way - Christine, we should start one of these schools together!) that talked A LOT about hunter-gatherer societies and I think that same mentality applied here. Everyone contributed in ways that they were good at and able, if someone was tired or sick or just needed a break, they would stay home for the day and no one cared. (edited) 5d
GingerAntics @ravenlee @TheBookHippie it was encouraged to stay home when sick or when they hadn‘t stayed home in a long time, if a family member was about I give birth, if a child was really sick. Everyone worked together and the idea that someone needed to not work for whatever reason was seen as, when I needed that, when I need that again, I‘ll be covered so I‘m happy to cover for another. The entire group knew they work together or the perish together. 5d
GingerAntics @ravenlee @TheBookHippie I wonder if we could read Free to Learn from a philosophical perspective. It might be fun, actually. 🤣😂🤣 Because obviously we don‘t have enough philosophy books in the world. Technically, it is education philosophy and social philosophy. 😂🤣😂 5d
TheBookHippie @ravenlee sigh…. I so agree. 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie @ravenlee I just ran into a prime example of always looking to make money off of everything. So I have an IG account just for my hair (it‘s my one girly thing and I take really good care of it and the community can be great). There is a woman how does a winter growth challenge and a summer growth challenge every year. It‘s mostly just 3-5 things to help keep your hair healthy for the season… 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie @ravenlee you take a picture at the beginning and 4 months later when it‘s all over you take another one. It‘s a fun way to see progress in the years long journey of growing hair. Anyway, this other girl asked a bunch of us if we would want to do a growth challenge with her. A friend of mine from RL and I both said we would do it. Then, she had a fee to get the check list of what you needed to do for the challenge. 🙄 Gimme a break. 5d
GingerAntics Then I found out from someone who paid the money that it‘s like 15-20 things and it‘s for two months. She was pissed and she dropped out of it. 5d
ravenlee @GingerAntics 🤦🏻‍♀️ 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie @ravenlee I know it‘s a dumb example, but it‘s almost even worse because it‘s so pointless. 4d
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics happens alllllll the time. 4d
ravenlee I was thinking about my part-time music gig. I do odd jobs (a musical here, a church service there, mostly twice-a-year holidays with a church orchestra), and one of the gents who plays most of them and in the symphony here has asked me several times to play in the college ensemble he directs. The school is tiny and the music department is really scattershot, so he fills in the group with local talent so the music majors can have the experience 4d
ravenlee I played with them for a semester before COVID but we never performed, and I haven‘t been able to go back. It‘s mercenary, but I can‘t afford to do a weekly volunteer ensemble when I have to worry about childcare/homeschool. Another community band leader is trying to recruit me to fill out the group, too, and it‘s the same thing - I can‘t commit to the time required without being paid. I wish I didn‘t have to worry about that aspect, but I do. 4d
ravenlee So the college guy contacted me about their graduation, needed a few people to fill in the ceremony band. Most were volunteers but a handful of ringers got paid, which is how the church orchestra works as well. It would be great if they could rely entirely on volunteers, but having a few professionals balances the ensemble and makes it all sound/work better. We can‘t afford to do it for free when it‘s also what we do for a living. 4d
ravenlee So, not to really fulfill the thought experiment, but it‘s where my head went. There are a lot of people who want musicians/photographers/artists to work “for exposure” and do our labor for free, and it‘s all tied into the wage labor idea. People don‘t value the behind-the-scenes time and effort our professions involve. 4d
GingerAntics @ravenlee oh, I totally agree with that. I was a music major and it was amazing how many “great opposites” were presented to us as “professional gigs” that would standout on resumes, etc, but in the end, you were paying $100 in gas and endless hours of practice for the privilege… along with the fact that these things always seemed to become available during juries/finals. 4d
GingerAntics @ravenlee There was just no way. There is such a disregard for the time and effor that goes into these things. I totally feel you. It‘s interesting that the smallest things will be turned into a money making scheme, dollar by dollar, but those same people expect things that are far from free and shouldn‘t be free at no cost to themselves. I think this ties back into how and what we value. 4d
GingerAntics @ravenlee it goes back to Napster and free download sites. I heard a musician once say it‘s easier to download 3 minutes of music than a 2 hour movie. It‘s only 3 minutes, so it must have less value than the 2 hours, but in reality it doesn‘t. People got mad when they had to pay for their music again, like they had a right to other people‘s hard work, and the cost of producing that product (I hate to call it that) is seen as meaningless. 4d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I mean, the amount she was asking for was low. It was actually seemingly ridiculous. She wanted $3. I get that she took the time to think up all of these things, but she clearly didn‘t take the time to think about the realities of the thing. In the end, it was the principal of the thing. Interestingly, I haven‘t seen a single post about her growth challenge since, so I‘m thinking it didn‘t work out as she hoped. 4d
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics generally not. I prefer the people who put a massive amount of work in explaining something or teaching something and say if you want buy me a coffee and they have a little venmo or etc 4d
ravenlee Exactly - who/what has value. A lot of people value their own time so highly but seem to look down on entertainers and artists as somehow owing people their talent. Tangentially related, there are people who argue that artists shouldn‘t use psychiatric meds, because the torment feeds their art and where would we be if Van Gogh had used antidepressants? Again, who has value? 4d
GingerAntics @ravenlee wow, but then he might have lived longer and produced many more works… and kept both ears while he was at it. I totally get that. Yeah, it‘s like if you‘re creative in anyway, you somehow owe it to humanity to share your talents, but also be a “productive member of society” some other way because creatives used to die broke and become famous posthumously. 🙄 3d
GingerAntics @ravenlee so basically, “we‘ve never really valued people like you until your dead and we don‘t want to start now. That would be too complicated.” 🙄 3d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie right? I will gladly buy that person coffee or something, but it wasn‘t done for the money. It was done for the passion. You can kind of tell when someone is doing stuff for the money. 3d
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics value upon death seems to be their motto…. 3d
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics I agree a coffee is good. 3d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie oi so stupid! Most famous artists and musicians from the post had patrons that housed, clothed, and fed them so all of their time could be spent writing, performing, painting, teaching the patron‘s children and the children of their friends, whatever. Now, we would call that freeloading and lazy, but somehow we still expect that paradigm to be in play. It‘s ridiculous. 3d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I‘ve been known to help with printing costs or make them a meal, too, depending on the situation. I think it becomes obvious when people do stuff just for the money. It‘s unfortunate, because so many people are doing things for the right reasons, but people are turned off of the people acting for the right reasons because of the charlatans. 3d
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TheBookHippie That everyone benefits…. That you too can be “me” if you “work hard” “ pull yourself up by your boot straps “ 🙄 6d
ravenlee @TheBookHippie is right. Also, it‘s a system that eats itself. 6d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie oh my god I 🤬ing HATE that phrase. It‘s total BS for one, and it gets thrown around at the dumbest times. I want to punch people in the face when they say that 🤬. 5d
GingerAntics @ravenlee it absolutely does eat itself. It has to in order to survive. 5d
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Bookwomble I think the research done on UBI shows that rather than the right-wing expectation that people will be lazy and do nothing, that people liberated from the immediate concerns of physical survival generally find activities which are both personally fulfilling and socially valuable, and profitable. The barrier to UBI is the ideological view that the poor are lazy and undeserving, rather than oppressed. 6d
TheBookHippie You can use me. The work I do teaching hundreds to read to be able to function in society keeps the pipeline to prison not as likely. Which benefits society and I made zero dollars. I even spent money to do it. 6d
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ravenlee I agree with all of this, including the “where does it come from” concern. There needs to be a safety net to allow people the freedom to leave unhealthy work environments and unsafe living situations. The affect of UBI on domestic violence speaks volumes. 6d
Bookwomble @TheBookHippie I get that. My profession is largely based on volunteerism, with a constant flow of students required to do unpaid work to get qualified, with few paid jobs at the end as there's always more unpaid labour coming through the system. I'm lucky to be in employment doing the job I actually trained for. 6d
GingerAntics @ravenlee 100%!!! I loved the effect it had on domestic violence. No wonder so many are against UBI. Women are possessions and can be treated how men see fit. I wonder how long it takes them after overturning Roe v Wade to pass some nonsense laws that slapping your wife isn‘t assault. 5d
GingerAntics @Bookwomble that‘s solid exploitation. It‘s not right, but so common. Something similar is happening in education, honestly. 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie it can be easily argued that you are being exploited. They should have to pay for your services because you‘re doing what is actually one of the most important jobs there is, but they know they can get volunteers, bleeding hearts, to do it for free. I‘m kind of surprised that they haven‘t started pushing teaching jobs in that direction as well. 5d
ravenlee Well, considering that Alito wrote his opinion citing precedent from a 400-year-old legal code written by a man who celebrated spousal rape and the forfeiture by married women of all rights to property or personhood - and that GOP asshats are already talking about targeting birth control access and interracial marriage - I‘d say that‘s not too far off. 5d
TheBookHippie @ravenlee I agree about the Supreme Court it‘s just one big slippery slope… it‘s all going… 5d
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics oh I‘m sure people think it‘s exploration except it‘s more of a resistance goal look who I‘m educating in the title one school. No one privileged. 😊 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie true… they‘re not going to be falling over themselves to pay you anytime soon. You‘re doing a job that no one wants to do (in their minds), and that they really don‘t want being done. If you want to spend your free time (which they see as having no value anyway) doing that, they can‘t be bothered. 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I hadn‘t seen that they passed that again. That‘s good. I can‘t believe anyone let it laps to begin with. Suddenly it has bipartisan support when it didn‘t 3 years ago? 🤨 5d
GingerAntics @ravenlee @TheBookHippie yeah, the fact guys who don‘t know if implantation kills a fertilised egg, but think a IUD does kill a fertilised egg are making these laws does not inspire confidence. I kind of like the IUD that keeps me from bleeding out every month May soon be a crime. As I learned in TX, “come and take it.” Good luck when I send your nose bones into your brains when you try. 😇 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie @ravenlee any rights we have as citizens or human beings are under threat at the moment. Alito proves it. I‘ve been saying for years that staunch conservatives still have the world view that women are property of their fathers until they become property of their husbands, and I‘ve always been told I was exaggerating and being ridiculous. Who‘s ridiculous now? 5d
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics I knew in my town this has always been the goal I had a former friend tell me it didn‘t matter what a candidate did they had to get the seats of the Supreme Court so they can overturn Roe trump could have sex with his daughter on video and they‘d still support him to get Abortion illegal that‘s what people miss. They preach it from pulpits . It‘s sick. 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie YES!!! This is so true. People have been so focused on overturning Roe for the last 50 years. This just brings me back to why the bloody hell we didn‘t codify this into law sometime in the last 50 bloody years?! They sure as hell weren‘t going to let it pass at the last minute when conservatives were so close to getting it overturned! It didn‘t help that Joe Manchin is a bloody Republican in disguise. 5d
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics Joe is friends with Trump for Fuchs sake … ughhhh he is the devil. 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie he should seriously be kicked out of the Democratic Party. Just saying. If not for him, we would have had a law protecting abortion rights right now and the Supreme Court‘s partisan bull🤬 wouldn‘t mean anything. 5d
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And yet the staunchest capitalists defend their position through the language of individualism. Funny how that all works out.
#ThisLife #MartinHagglund #Philosophy #AdventuresInPhilosophy #DeadPhilosophersSociety
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ravenlee That‘s because “my” freedom is never “your” freedom. 6d
ravenlee And they‘d probably argue that the workers have lots of freedom - but if your individual choices don‘t align with those of the ownership, the consequences of your freedom will lead to unemployment. Which, as we‘ve seen, still benefits the owners. Ford‘s dictum about car colors comes to mind - you can have it any color you want, as long as it‘s black. 6d
GingerAntics @ravenlee 😂🤣😂 so true. You can do what you want, as long as you do what I want. It‘s imposing their choices onto everyone else. Gee, where else are we seeing that lately? 🤯 It‘s bloody everywhere!!! 5d
TheBookHippie This is the most infuriating …. Ugh there is no freedom 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie exactly!!! Land of the free my pink 🤬. 5d
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TheBookHippie It keeps the poor poor … 6d
TheBookHippie Controlling of wages and prices is never a good idea… plus rampant consumerism .. 6d
ravenlee This is the paradigm the fast food industry is built on. Keep wages low and maintain constant employee turnover, keeping prices low enough to attract the masses and thereby rake in profits for the owners. (I recently read Fast Food Nation, by the way) 6d
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ravenlee It creates an endless pool of potential low-wage workers. I‘m reminded of the scene in A League of Their Own, when the new teams see the “uniform” for the first time and protest its brevity. The league rep says there are dozens of girls getting tickets for home who will play in a bathing suit if I ask them. Power and exploitation. (edited) 6d
GingerAntics @ravenlee I think that‘s a repeated theme here. Power and exploitation. 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I think people thrive off of constant worker turn over. I literally just left a job where I saw that. They are constantly hiring and training new people because they know and don‘t care that people are going to leave. It‘s pathetic. My last job, I worked with the exact same people for years. Not true in my last job. EVERYONE was always looking for a better opportunity and leaving the first chance they got because that job was crap. 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I need to be treated like a human. I need to get my legally required break. I need to be treated like I need sleep/health/sanity to function. I need to be treated like I have a life outside this building. They don‘t have to give any of that, because they already have someone in the wings to replace you when you crack and walk away. I was going to take up smoking just to get my legally required break. 5d
TheBookHippie @ravenlee I read fast food nation when it came out!!! 5d
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics it‘s a theme power control exploitation … 5d
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I can‘t help but think of Trevor Noah‘s commentary that it makes sense that people in different states view abortion differently, but wait, people in the same state don‘t agree, so maybe by county, wait no people on the same county can disagree so town, but people in the same town can disagree, so house, but wait, people in the same house can disagree so maybe every person should decide what the abortion laws should be for themselves.

TheBookHippie EXACTLY…except that gives people POWER it gives WOMEN POWER, non white women power to succeed… we know what they think if that. This happened immediately after civil rights to control all non-white ..as a tool to keep them from a just life or even a chance in this white world of racism. As if they didn‘t have enough to combat. 6d
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ravenlee This smacks of us-vs-them to me, the presumption of politicians in claiming they know either what‘s best for the people of their area (paternalism, patronization) or what the people want (which, unsurprisingly, often looks an awful lot like what the politician wants). Their efforts to make their states/nations/petty kingdoms look a certain way mean you either force yourself to fit or you‘re not really “one of us” and aren‘t welcome. 6d
TheBookHippie True would be the love others as yourself. Seems someone said that once … who was fighting for social justice and the murdered him for it. 6d
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TheBookHippie We literally had the how much money is enough, how much power and why what is lacking in you that you need these things last night… we came up with fear. Until people aren‘t mired in fear there is literally them having to experience for themselves another‘s struggle/then maybe they could value or revalue things. I‘m not sure how to even teach these anti choice people the real prolife stance,fear is a powerful motivator and most useful to control. 6d
TheBookHippie I do know all of the people not in the “fear” category, have to come together -there are more of us than them -community is important it‘s paramount to overthrowing regimes. It‘s honestly the little everyday community building and ejections down to who is on county boards that changes things. It has to be all of us against them in this situation ..”first they came for the socialists but I did not stand up for poem comes to mind. “ 6d
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ravenlee I don‘t know - maybe having this radical idea that people have value in and of themselves, just because they exist, regardless of race/gender/sexual identity/country of origin/class/whatever other arbitrary BS those in power use to separate us? 6d
ravenlee And then maybe we could agree that nobody deserves to work themselves to death to feed themselves or their families, or labor in unsafe conditions (meat-packing plants immediately spring to mind)…crazy. 6d
GingerAntics @ravenlee I think that‘s exactly how we revalue people, right there. 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie there certainly is too much disconnect. People are terrified they will end up like “the least of these,” so they hurt, alienate, exploit “the least of these” to make sure they never experience that. 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie This is why I firmly believe all law makers, all politicians upon winning their races should have their assets frozen, their salaries for their new positions will be put into those frozen accounts for after, and they should only have access to the average income of their constituents for the duration of their tenure. Career politicians will go away immediately, minimum wage will go up on day two, education will be properly funded… 5d
TheBookHippie @ravenlee 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5d
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🤣😂🤣
Don‘t piss off the brotherhood, or this is how they‘ll introduce you to your king.
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julesG 😂🤣😂🤣 6d
GingerAntics @julesG 😂🤣😂 thought you‘d like that 6d
julesG Wait, is it pronounced Rage, or Hage? Silent X is a thing (one of the most un-silent consonants in my understanding, maybe silent R works too? 6d
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julesG I'm tempted to write A Linguist's Guide to the Blatantly Obvious Mispronunciation of Fictional Names - Or how you can spoil the reading experience by inventing names and pronunciation guidelines that just don't make sense at all. 6d
GingerAntics @julesG nope, he‘s still Rage. Now I want to see if that changes. If that changes I‘m out, too. You mess with the brothers and I can‘t even. 5d
GingerAntics @julesG I would read that. 5d
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“Embrace the miracle that was conception, incubation, and impending expulsion.”
So much to say about this line. It‘s certainly remote and rather cold. Incubation of course brings up thoughts of Amy Coney Barrett saying women should be incubators. 🙄 Oh, so much to say about one sentence.
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julesG Yuck! 6d
GingerAntics @julesG right? She is talking about human views of pregnancy, so perhaps it was a flash of Ward‘s social commentary? Even this Chosen , who is fairly new to the world of humans, can see that humans think of females as nothing more than incubators? 6d
ravenlee Then there‘s the politician in Ohio who thinks that pregnancy by rape is an “opportunity” for the victim. As in, she thinks that by being forced to bear a child of violence, the victim can become the ideal woman - you know, an incubator. Because that‘s what we‘re here for. 6d
GingerAntics @ravenlee 🙄🙄🙄 I can‘t even. An opportunity!!! An opportunity for daily PTSD. An opportunity for daily flashbacks if this poor kid looks like it‘s father. An opportunity for her rapist to mess with her further when he sues for visitation rights because that‘s allowed in Ohio. You‘ve got to be kidding me. 5d
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I think this is a very valid point… and to every person saying to critique capitalism is to critique America, and if I‘m going to do that, maybe I should leave, I‘m going to have to remind you that America is ALL ABOUT questioning our leaders and institutions, and the founding fathers never tied this country to capitalism, only democracy (which cannot truly exist under capitalism).
#ThisLife #MartinHagglund #Philosophy

TheBookHippie Agree! I missed this question 🤦🏻‍♀️. 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie it wasn‘t meant as a question. It was just a quote I posted. That‘s why I put quotes from my other book between them and the actual discussion questions. We can totally discuss this if you‘re feeling it, though. 😂 5d
TheBookHippie I was thinking Richard Rohr says a little of this I think I have a friend who enjoys his ethos and now I want to ask her and Robert Reich has been warning us for decades! 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I think some people have known all along. I think many of those people didn‘t know what alternative there really was, so they just kept quiet. 5d
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Familial Dynasties and Oligarchs? That would never happen in America…? This is REALLY tying in with current events at the moment.
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TheBookHippie Seriously is like todays news. 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie right? It‘s just amazing how much of this final chapter seems like I could have written it this morning after watching the news or reading the newspaper. 5d
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Social Democracy vs Democratic Socialism
Which would you choose?
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TheBookHippie I was reading up on these this morning!!! 5d
TheBookHippie Democratic socialism is probably it 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie same… there might be some hope with that 5d
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Funny how conservatives are all up in arms about liberals and have an endless supply of liberal themed insults; meanwhile, back here in reality, they are actually NEOliberals!!! 😂🤣😂
Excuse me a moment while I piss myself. This is just too funny!!!
#ThisLife #MartinHagglund #Philosophy #AdventuresInPhilosophy #DeadPhilosophersSociety

ravenlee So when they talk about “owning the libs” they do, actually, own the neolibs. 6d
TheBookHippie @ravenlee exactly!!! 5d
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When people wonder why schools, hospitals, mail carriers and garbage men are so underfunded, here is your answer. There is no money to be made off of them.
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ravenlee I have several acquaintances who work in nursing. I‘ve been seeing a lot about nurses‘ wages and how to keep nurses from leaving their hospitals for traveling jobs and so on…while the hospital CEOs are making seven-eight figures. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6d
TheBookHippie @ravenlee EXACTLY THAT. Also look what teachers are paid?!?! Ugh 5d
GingerAntics @ravenlee I find it funny that the one job, the one group of people that best predicted a patient‘s chances of surviving COVID was the nurse to patient ratio. In fact, those numbers carry for EVERY disease. Yet we still treat nurses as disposable, almost as failed doctors. “You‘re a nurse? So you couldn‘t hack it in medical school, huh?” 🙄 5d
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie @ravenlee think about it, both teachers and nurses are traditionally WOMEN‘s jobs. Of course they‘re paid horribly and treated as disposable. These are women‘s jobs. This is women‘s work. Teachers still don‘t get social security because it‘s still based on the old, BS from when a teacher had to quit as soon as she got pregnant, and her retirement came from her husband. It‘s sad the number of people who don‘t know that. 5d
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I‘m rather hoping Trez gets out of the weird “husband” sex slave gig and gets to stay with Selena. Fingers crossed. After finding out what his parents did to him, I was kind of hoping the queen would kill them (yeah I got problems), but them losing their social status probably does make the suffer more. Hopefully we get to hear more about that (see, problems); but first, some more sleep.
#jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #TheShadows

GingerAntics @julesG suddenly, in this audiobook, Xhex (John Matthew‘s shellan) has gone from zex to hex and Xcor (head of the band of bastards) has gone from score to core. Eh. Not a fan. Zex and Score make more sense to me. Zexania sounds better than Hexania. Xcor‘s face is scored. It just makes more sense. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Apparently Ward said they were meant to be Hex and Core, so no idea why they were pronounced differently in the first half of the audiobooks. (edited) 6d
GingerAntics @julesG I have to say I haven‘t heard “cocksucker” in a while. It‘s definitely nowhere in this book… I can‘t remember if I heard it in the last one. 6d
GingerAntics @julesG primale has gone from prime-male or prime-ale to prim-all-ee. No idea why. It‘s really getting weird. 6d
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julesG Oh no! After what, 12 books??? Even if it's been mispronounced so far, they should stick to the version we all got used to. 6d
GingerAntics @julesG totally agree. It‘s really distracting. 6d
julesG Cocksucker - Qhuinn said it when Blay and what's-his-name hooked up for the first time and he got jealous. So, book 9? 6d
julesG Didn't she listen to the early audiobooks? 6d
julesG Also, why come up with the crazy names in the first place? Next we know, Qhuinn is actually pronounced Hoo-een? 6d
GingerAntics @julesG this is the 14th bloody title - 13th novel plus the novella numbered 6.5 6d
GingerAntics @julesG I think that‘s right. It was certainly in Blay and Qhuinn‘s book. I‘m not sure it‘s in The King and it‘s definitely not in The Shadows. 6d
GingerAntics @julesG I get the names being English words but slightly different. Like this is a different culture and society and these are traits that are prized sort of thing. I get that, but why pronounce them weird? If Qhuinn changes, I‘m out. That would be absolutely ridiculous. It seems to be this silent X thing. Maybe she couldn‘t have Xhex (zex) and s‘Ex (sex - the shadow executioner). 6d
julesG Pronunciation "rules" would say (okay, Italian does it. Latin did it?) that an H after a consonant results in this consonant being a plosive/hard consonant. Hence Xhex is Zex not Hex. Silent X just doesn't make sense. Not at all. And Xcore being Core ???? like nucleus? The middle of something? The stabilising muscles in your body's middle? ? Nothing stable about Xcore, he's volatile. He might see himself as the navel of the world, though. ? 6d
julesG Btw, I know it's Xcor, but my phone insists on the E 🙄🙄🙄 6d
GingerAntics @julesG even your phone takes issue with the madness. lol Yeah, when a word starts with X, it tends to sound like a Z. I just don‘t get it. Yeah Xcor as score makes far more sense. He does think of himself as the Center of the universe, sure, but score as in cut or slice works so much better. It‘s more logical. He does love his daggers. 6d
GingerAntics @julesG oh god you broke me!!! Every time I hear “Qhuinn” on the audiobook now, I think “Hoo-een!!!” 😂🤣😂 Clearly I‘ve turned slap happy. 6d
GingerAntics @julesG I can‘t believe I didn‘t think of this before. Ward doesn‘t allow fan fiction. She‘s too territorial of her work… or just that pretentious. Given the strange pronunciations, I‘m going with pretentious. The whole bloody thing is pretentious. 5d
GingerAntics THERE IT IS!!! Cocksucker made an appearance after all. Ward REALLY likes that word. 5d
julesG Pretentious fits 5d
GingerAntics @julesG 🤣😂🤣 5d
GingerAntics @julesG bloody hell, has she run out of weird names?! Now there is a Craeg… like Craig. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Next there is going to be a Bob or Will. 🙄 But it‘ll be Xwhill and Bhobh. 5d
julesG 🤣🤣🤣 5d
julesG It's probably going to be Xwhille. Why not add a silent E too? 5d
GingerAntics @julesG 🤣😂🤣 or perhaps it‘s supposed to be pronounced Willie… in that his Willie is his most prominent feature?! 😂🤣😂 names aways seem to perfectly describe the vampire in question. I wonder how Bhobh describes the vampire? 5d
GingerAntics @julesG Xwhilleg… the silent g makes the e long. 👍🏻 (edited) 5d
julesG 🤣🤣🤣 5d
GingerAntics @julesG perhaps Bhobh is a female and the o is really oo. 5d
GingerAntics @julesG then Xwhilleg and Bhobh can get together… I bet that‘s the next book coming out in 2023. 5d
julesG 🤣🤣🤣 More tea going down the wrong pipe. 5d
GingerAntics @julesG 🤣😂🤣 I‘m sorry… I think. 😂🤣😂 4d
GingerAntics @julesG you know how they are males and females because they‘re not human, so they‘re not men and women? Ward is really wedded to that. Wrath was just referred to as “a good statesmale.” 4d
julesG Humanoid non-aliens? 4d
GingerAntics @julesG precisely 4d
GingerAntics @julesG just had a thought. Xcor being score is literal. He has that cleft lip thing going on. It‘s a literal name. Core makes NO sense from that standpoint either. WTF 21h
julesG That's how I understood the name. And I think we both said so in the comments to one of the other blurbs. 21h
GingerAntics @julesG oh, I was thinking of his love for his scythe. He would score lessers as he killed them. 21h
julesG 🤣 That too 21h
GingerAntics @julesG so we have at least two literal reasons for his name to be score, and still exactly zero (and possibly a negative number) reasons for him to be core. It makes no sense. I wish she would explain her reasoning. We did find out that Xcor is the literal brother of a member of the brotherhood… well, Layla found out and it‘s going to come out in this book I think. 20h
julesG Sorry, wanted to write that I'm curious whose brother he is. Then brushed against the wrong symbols and my phone posted nonsense 20h
GingerAntics @julesG he is Tohr‘s half brother. They are both sons of Hharm. 20h
julesG Do we pronounce it "harm" or "arm"? ?? 20h
GingerAntics @julesG 😂🤣😂 that‘s still being pronounced harm. The prologue of this book is actually Hharm being a total prick at Xcor‘s birth. 20h
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This might be the best book so far. The lessers were much less a part of the story. The political intrigue was great. This felt much different to the other novels in the series so far, but it was a lovely change of pace. The books were starting to bleed together. This one absolutely stands out.
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I legitimately was unaware there were that many kinds of “OMG.” 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣😂🤣
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Strangest. Wedding. Ever.
Only Lassiter.
“I, Beth, a totally awesome chick, take this meathead, Wrath…” 😂🤣😂
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Only Lassiter would dress up as Elvis to perform a wedding. 🤣😂🤣
“She wanted the holiest thing in the house.”
“I‘m the son of a deity and she picked you?”
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Okay, I‘m ready.
#MarvellousMay @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck, and thanks for playing along 😊 7d
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Aaand the adventure continues after some sleep, a shower, and a grocery delivery. There is no question who is on the cover of this one. I‘m so excited to read another book cantered around Wrath and Beth. I wonder if he sits on that thrown shirtless a lot? Usually he has on a muscle shirt, supposedly. #jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #TheKing

GingerAntics @julesG gee, I wonder who that‘s supposed to be? 😂🤣😂 1w
julesG Not how I pictured him in my head 1w
GingerAntics @julesG same… I also want to see more of that butt length hair we keep hearing about. 1w
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julesG No one in their right mind has hair that long. It's a bit like sand, I suppose. 🙈🙈 I never grew mine past the waistline. 1w
GingerAntics @julesG this guy seems really pale to me. Where are his famous wrap arounds? Plus, this dude looks like he‘s got light brown/dark blonde hair, and Wrath is supposed to have black hair. Nothing against this guy, honestly, but it‘s sort of leaving me wanting more. 1w
GingerAntics @julesG 😂🤣😂 my cousin actually used to have hair that long, and it was black. His hair was so shiny and nice and manageable. The jerk. Clearly he got the good hair genes. His hair was gorgeous. It was nothing for him to wash it, didn‘t even have to use conditioner in the summer, comb it out, tie it back and go. Man I was jealous of his hair. Clearly I still am. That‘s really what I picture when they talk about Wrath‘s hair. 1w
julesG Just put daggers on the cover. Folded steel, intricately woven leather around the hilt,... 1w
GingerAntics @julesG he‘s not in his right mind when it comes to his hair. He‘s doing it for Beth, remember? I get the impression that she‘s the one who takes care of it. 😂🤣😂 1w
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GingerAntics @julesG based on this picture, I get why he didn‘t want to sit in his father‘s thrown/chair. That thing is ostentatious AF. 🤯 It also kind of dwarfs him. 1w
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This was quite an adventure. It takes literally until the final pages of this book for Blay and Qhuinn to finally fess up and get together. It‘s worth the wait, though. The trip to getting there isn‘t bad either. So many little details about so many different characters; this is one of the longer books, but every page keeps you going toward that brilliant ending. #jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #LoverAtLast

GingerAntics Also, I finally figured out that the guy on the cover is Blay, because Qhuinn has a lip piercing and the guy on the cover (just like Blay) does not. 1w
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“Trumpilicious” 😂🤣😂 This has a much deeper meaning on this side of history than it did when it was first written.
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GingerAntics @julesG I‘m going to need Blay and Qhuinn to get their shit together. The book is almost over and they‘re not even bloody well talking to each other still. 1w
GingerAntics @julesG 37 bloody minutes left, we‘re not even paying any freakin attention to Blay and Qhuinn. What is happening here?! Hurry up you two arch idiots!!! 1w
julesG Did they get together? Please say yes. 1w
GingerAntics @julesG literally in the last paragraph of the last chapter. I‘m not even going to lie, I had very nearly given up. Scribe Virgin those two are hard headed mofos. 1w
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There are some really great, really well aged jabs at Trump in this one. 🤣😂🤣
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This doesn‘t feel like Shakespeare at all. This is most definitely not Shakes at his finest. This seems like Shakes trying to keep himself in good with the queen. I can understand the hypothesis that this play had something to do with the Globe Theatre going up in flames during its debut run. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

GingerAntics This is widely believed to be a collaboration between Shakespeare and Fletcher. I can see that. I can also see that as a way to write off just how terrible this play is. I‘m not sure why Shakes would ever put his name on this thing, other than to suck up to the queen. 1w
TheBookHippie 🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m puzzled. I enjoyed Katherine‘s bit. That‘s it. It could have been sooo good! 1w
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GingerAntics @TheBookHippie exactly! The weird thing is, Katherine wasn‘t even Queen Elizabeth‘s mother. How was that the best part in the whole play? You would have thought it was Ann Boleyn. 1w
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
merelybookish So I checked dates and Elizabeth was dead by the time this was performed and James (son of Mary of Scots) was king. Made me wonder if Katherine's portrayal isn't connected somehow to Mary. 🤔 1w
GingerAntics @merelybookish oh it could be. That might explain things a bit better. The play is still crap, but that would make the crap make more sense. 1w
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I was so happy for Blay and Qhuinn ended things in the last book, and I‘m so excited to finally be to their book. I can‘t wait to see how this plays out. I‘m kind of hoping the homophobic language is on the way out after this, too. 🤬sucker just isn‘t a good description for anything, but Ward is absolutely in love with it. 🙄
#jrward #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #LoverAtLast

GingerAntics @julesG okay, here goes nothing with Blay and Qhuinn‘s story. Honestly, it‘s about dammed time these two got together. Just saying. 2w
julesG Fingers crossed! Just started book 9. 2w
GingerAntics @julesG some of these books really whiz by, others are a longer path… Tohr‘s was definitely a longer path… then again, Blay and Qhuinn certainly have their issues to work out. This could be another long one. 2w
julesG But they often don't feel like doorstoppers. 2w
GingerAntics @julesG they really don‘t. They really keep you engaged the whole way. 2w
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This one is a real long and winding road for Tohr and for the reader. It has a lot of heartbreak, a lot of pain, some funny moments (come on an Angel obsessed with Maury and Real Housewives?!), even some tears. It was also interesting to see the funerary practices within this amazing world. It was also really nice to have such a happy ending, and not just for Tohr. Finally.
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Section I of Chapter 6 had intriguing applications to the last week we‘ve had. It‘s almost as if it was written just for this week. Thoughts?
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ravenlee Oh my god I‘ve been so angry this week. Like most of us, I imagine. And the crap that Alito spouts about their task not having anything to do with the will of the people, and now Thomas is running his mouth about “respect for institutions,” as if they‘re doing ANYTHING to deserve respect! I just can‘t even… 2w
GingerAntics @ravenlee girl, yes!!! To all of this. Just so pissed. The conservative BS about the leak and their rights and do they seriously not notice they are basically arguing against their own stance? MFer 2w
TheBookHippie I just seriously CANNOT. 2w
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GingerAntics @TheBookHippie yes to absolutely all of that!!! Christians need to stop with the “fulfilment of Judaism” bullish🤬t!!! They have rejected pretty much - if not all - every single thing about Judaism, including being antisemitic twat bags. 2w
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics I‘ve never met an anti abortion Jewish person. 2w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie god love em all!!! 2w
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ravenlee I‘m not sure I‘m really following everything at this point, as this is all pretty deep stuff, but the intrinsic conflict between capitalism and democracy is really striking a chord with me. A lot of other reading I‘m doing reinforces the idea that our society is not meeting the needs of the many, and it was never designed to do so. It makes sense, but I‘m not sure what a way forward would look like. 2w
GingerAntics @ravenlee that‘s where I‘m at a loss as well. It‘s clear, even without this book, that our system isn‘t working and we don‘t live in a true democracy, but I just feel at a total loss as to what a way forward toward true democracy looks like. 2w
TheBookHippie Nope. I never believed it could. As soon as Regan changed all that the chances for Democracy was doomed. We have never had a true democracy and that is more evident as the days go by. Capitalism and Democracy cannot work. I teach my kids 'follow the money' that is your answer for most bottom line ethics and it is sick. 2w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie so very true all the was around 2w
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GingerAntics Capitalism says that an overabundance of labour time makes one wealthy. Old systems say land, surfs, money, goods make you wealthy. In today‘s society, what makes you wealthy? In your own life, what would make you feel you were wealthy? 2w
ravenlee Me personally, I consider my family comfortable. We have money saved, cars are paid off, we‘re in good shape on our mortgage, working on life insurance payments…I think wealthy means not having to worry about paying the bills, or about what happens “next.” I don‘t feel wealthy because someday hubby will retire from the AF and we don‘t have a solid plan for where the money comes from at that point. And as my work prospects are limited, I worry. 2w
GingerAntics @ravenlee that makes sense. Military spouses get so screwed on work experience etc. it‘s not like you can put on your resume that you were a military spouse during a time period to explain why you changed jobs every 2-3 years or why you didn‘t work while you‘re kids were small because it was cheaper than childcare or getting transferred meant there weren‘t any openings at local daycares in the new area. It‘s stupid. 2w
TheBookHippie Roof over my head, food in my belly, no fears of not having enough to pay the bills is wealthy to me in the literal sense if you are above poverty and are relatively sound in your security of paying bills you're okay. I'm not materialistic but I don't ever want to fear about money ever again in my life, other than the normal anxiety these days that is. And like @ravenlee I worry about retirement. 2w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I seriously want your life. Retirement? What‘s that? 2w
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GingerAntics As someone who is currently unemployed because I am literally too sick to function, this intrigues me. Taking out the garbage leads to a three hour nap. Doing laundry is a six hour nap. Clearly working outside of my home isn‘t going to happen right now. Somehow, I still feel underachieving and like a bum. The thought this could be all a figment of capitalism really has me thinking. 2w
ravenlee I‘ve been doing some serious thinking about this, too. Technically, I have been unemployed for about eleven years. During that time I‘ve had a variety of part-time work (music lessons, a short stint as a salon receptionist) and music gigs. But as a “homemaker” or “SAHM” I‘m doing unpaid work. It‘s by choice and most of the time I‘m happy in my choices, but it makes the prospect of finding future employment daunting. 2w
ravenlee Or even trying to get the MA I‘ve always wanted (my MA was a stop-gap that ended up being useless, and I dropped the PhD dream sometime in my 30s), the idea of having to justify my “unemployment” on a resumé is overwhelming. This idea that if you‘re not working full-time all the time then you can‘t be doing anything worthwhile…it‘s some pretty toxic BS. 2w
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ravenlee And I think about previous eras, Jane Austen novels, Regency romances - when it was considered shameful/embarrassing for anyone to have to work for a living…and I think about how screwed up everything really is all the time. 2w
GingerAntics @ravenlee funny, I‘ve given up my lifelong PhD dream in my 30s as well. It still makes me kind of sad. Everything is really screwed up. Most adults don‘t even live. They just work. It‘s truly sad. What is the point if you enjoy nothing, you look forward to nothing. 2w
GingerAntics @ravenlee I didn‘t work for a few years while I was getting my MA and I had to put on my resume that I was getting my education in that time slot so that there was a seamless timeline on my resume. It seems so dumb. 2w
TheBookHippie I've not worked for money for 16 years this past March. I have indeed worked 40 hours a week for free. It is interesting that most people think I'm paid and then when they find out I'm not they're even more angry to find out I am not doing it to get to heaven... Apparently literacy, advocating and mentoring in and of themselves, not worth my efforts in their eyes. Now that I am down to 20 hours with my RA kicking up it's still mind-blowing to them 2w
TheBookHippie AND capitalism yes, it has created you must work.....which is ridiculous. 2w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie of course! They can‘t fathom doing anything for any reason other than to get to heaven. 🙄 If I have to be in heaven with those idiots, I‘m out. Please send me to hell. 2w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie wait, hell would be getting stuck with them for eternity. Hm. Interesting how that would work out. Good thing I don‘t believe in hell. 2w
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics no one truly believes in hell, it‘s a ploy and a tool. 2w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie you sure? I‘m pretty sure people think Hitler is in hell. No one who believes in an afterlife wants to be in the afterlife with him. 2w
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics if you push them they think other people are there but never them and they have no real “verse” to back it up. If there is hell I imagine it too good for Hitler. There‘s a special karma afterlife for people who hurt children- that I believe. I hope Hitler is there. I know some republicans that need to join him 😅. 2w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie that is a very valid point, seriously. Pretty much the entire Republican branch of the Supreme Court should end up there, honestly 2w
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ravenlee There are certainly people who believe this - the ones who think reading is stupid, hobbies are dumb, etc. But there‘s also something of a movement to reject the whole “find something you love to do, and make that your career” idea. Instead, find work that pays your bills and you can leave at the end of the day, then go live your life. Makes sense to me. 2w
GingerAntics @ravenlee this makes total sense to me! This part reminded me of Faithfully Religionless when he talks about working part time jobs that pay the bills so he has time to go surfing and hiking when he wants. 2w
TheBookHippie Work is for work. Play is for Play. Do as little work as possible so you can do as much life as possible. Live in community as much as possible to elevate having to work more. Depends if you want a mansion and all worldly goods I guess you work 90 hours a week...... I never saw the point. Free time IS LIFE. 2w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Anti-Avon Lady 🤣😂🤣
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AkashaVampie Haha love it. My mom used to sell Avon. She wasn't the typical one tho. 2w
GingerAntics @AkashaVampie 😂🤣😂 did she look like a member of the black dagger brotherhood? Or maybe the blind vampire king?! 2w
AkashaVampie @GingerAntics No... no she did not. Just a short older lady that didn't push u to buy things. 2w
GingerAntics @AkashaVampie she sounds awesome! 2w
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This would come across as absolutely mind blowing for conservative Americans… if they actually paid attention to it.
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TheBookHippie AGREED. They are longing for a THEOCRACY that they determine. Not unlike the Taliban........ it is sick and demented. 2w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie EXACTLY!!! These are the people who think all Muslims want to make America an Islamic theocracy and sharia law, bla bla bla… but they want a Christian theocracy. They are no ephing different or better. 2w
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The discussion beginning tomorrow, Sunday 8 May, Mother‘s Day in America, will be on the final section of chapter 5 and the opening section of chapter 6.
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TheBookHippie I‘ll be back! 🤣 2w
ravenlee Be back…just need to read it! 2w
GingerAntics @ravenlee @TheBookHippie take your time. It is a holiday weekend. 2w
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Because obviously I can‘t get enough… even when Penguin Audio drives me nuts!!! I fear this is going to be a tough one with poor Tohr being forced to find a new mate. Why did they tell me that in the bloody description?!
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GingerAntics @julesG just this book stands between me and the one (known) book with a non-hetero couple. The couple I know that book is about still isn‘t even talking yet so it‘ll be interesting to see how their storylines progresses within this story as well. 2w
GingerAntics @julesG PS the cover model is 🥵 on this one. That is all. 2w
julesG I'm at 63% of No 7, Lover Avenged 2w
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julesG When Tohr has to find a new mate, why doesn't Havers have to find one? Okay, he's no brother, but for the future of the race... 2w
GingerAntics @julesG right? It really feels like they should all be sleeping around. 🤣😂🤣 2w
GingerAntics @julesG from the description of the book (so no spoilers) Wellsie comes to him in a dream that she‘s trapped in the fade somewhere and the only way to rescue her is to let her go and find love again. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I‘m not sure. It will be interesting to see where this goes. I guess we shall see. 2w
julesG Regular orgies might be a good idea. For the future of the race, of course. 2w
GingerAntics @julesG that sounds like the best idea, really. Just try to have all the females pregnant all the bloody time. Wait… that‘s not right either… Hm… only the ones who want to be pregnant. 2w
julesG And definitely get over being gay and get a female with child, because the future of the race... 2w
julesG We should put it on a t-shirt 2w
GingerAntics @julesG just sex with everyone. You can be with your gay mate and a woman at the same time. Bam, problem solved. Everyone with everyone. It‘s all good. 2w
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Love the cover for this one. It was fun learning more about Payne and V. It was cool to see such the great connections for Butch, too. This book was much better than the previous book, though it still had some heteronormative BS going on. I‘m not sure why Penguin Audio insists on breaking up the audiobooks the way the do, but at least they kept the same narrator.
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