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Lauredhel

Lauredhel

Joined November 2016

Chookwrangler, soapmaker, crocheter, cheesemaker, crip, feminist, singer, mum of a teen plus furfolk. Reading SFF, YA, romance, etc - esp. Aussie.
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Mood.

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Check out this epic library haul!

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Stepping Stones | Lucy Knisley
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I dropped fifty bucks on an international Queens Public Library membership. Currently poking through the graphic novel section.

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Yarnvalanche: Worsted for Wear | Rachael Anderson, Joshua Anderson
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My Yarnologie magazine arrived!

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Unfortunately this one was really pretty terrible. At first I thought this was a woman using 2nd person to talk about her own experience, but no it's 400 pages of a man berating women for not leaving their abusers. Very repetitive and uninspired.

Lauredhel Apparently this guy has a big insta following? And that's exactly what these "poems" feel like. This is the sort of insta account I would instantly block if it followed me 1w
Lauredhel @Bookwormjillk I think he thought it was supposed to all come out "you are an amazing queen with hidden strength and depths " when it was actually all just " come on lady, surely you are better than that ". In uninspired generic prose that sounded like a motivational poster. 1w
BookBr Sounds absolutely horrid. 1w
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Caring Crochet | Annie's
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And epic library haul part four: guess who just signed up for an overseas e-library card for the Queens Public Library?

On my hook : My Nameless blanket by Helen Shrimpton, in Stylecraft Highland Heathers, colourway Marmalade. #litsycrafters

tpixie Nice!! Lovely afghan pattern and color! (edited) 2w
Lauredhel @tpixie I love how these textured afghans designed for multiple colours can come out in a single colour. 2w
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Epic library haul part three : poetry and craft

shanaqui Ooh, I do love granny square designs... 2w
Lauredhel @shanaqui I just made a whole wool coat in huge Sunburst Squares! Check my insta (same username) 2w
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Epic library haul part two : graphic novels.

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Epic library haul part one : I think this one deserves to stand alone. The new Albanese govt has a lot of unfucking to do in regards to our asylum seeker torture system.

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Huda F Are You? | Huda Fahmy
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Bookzombie Very relatable! 4w
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Huda F Are You? | Huda Fahmy
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Just puberty things

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Rewild | Devin Grayson
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Library haul part two - #graphicnovels
A wordless YA romantic story, a post climate change dark fairy tale, and a YA superhero comic by... Alicia Keys? Ok!

Clare-Dragonfly I‘ll take all 3, thanks 😁 4w
Lauredhel @Clare-Dragonfly it's a great haul! 4w
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Library haul part one. I don't even knit, but this sounded interesting! I realise now the witch novel is second in a series, so oops, that's going back. #litsycrafters

StaceGhost I have this book! It‘s full of wonderful bulky comfortable knits— a great place to start! 4w
Lauredhel @StaceGhost my crochet queue is far too long already! Also I'm in Perth, not much call for bulky wool items here 4w
StaceGhost @Lauredhel haha! Perhaps true but it‘s less about the objects than the journey, or at least that‘s what the book says! I like both lol 4w
shanaqui The title “The League of Gentlewoman Witches“ definitely grabbed my eye there... 4w
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Pixels of You | Yuko Ota, Ananth Hirsh
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There are quite a few reviews calling this bland/trite/superficial. I didn't find it that way at all! I went in expecting a cute F/F AI/human romance, and what I got was a subtle, somewhat sparse (but not in a bad way) story about chronic pain, trauma, art, seeing, self, and belonging. #graphicnovels #romance #sf

shanaqui Thank you for the review! Sounds like I want to give it a try. 4w
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Pixels of You | Yuko Ota, Ananth Hirsh
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When you thought your graphic novel was going to be a cute Sapphic AI/human romance and it turns out to also be a kinda harrowing chronic pain and trauma journey

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Well.

AmyG Oy. 4w
shanaqui Not wrong... 4w
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#bigjunereadathon @Clwojick
It's a choose your own adventure - so I'm just going to have a go at reading all the library books I have out!

Clwojick Great goal! And thank you for sharing! 1mo
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Pixels of You | Yuko Ota, Ananth Hirsh
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Library graphic novel. Apparently it's a Sapphic romance between a human and an A.I.

On my hook : first sleeve of the recycled-denim ripple pullover. #litsycrafters

Soubhiville I love those colors! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, definitely let us know what you think of the book. Love the title. 1mo
shanaqui Taking note of the title for my sister because it sounds right up her alley... XD 1mo
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Dustfall | Michelle Johnston
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Told in alt PoV, at different times, this weaves a story of two Drs fleeing from errors who both end up in Wittenoom. The visceral horror of the real-life industrial crime against the mine workers was one of the worst cases of creeping dread I've read for a long time.

I was a resident in a Perth hospital in the 90s, I remember these men gasping for breath. I've just, like so many paid $$$ for asbestos removal from my property. Yet CSR carries on.

Lauredhel Kinda wondering if this might count for Weather Term in Title for #booked2022 @cinfhen @BarbaratheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
 . Dust storm is pretty much a weather situation in the WA desert! (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen Absolutely!!! I live in a desert climate and we get dust storms ALL THE TIME!!! They‘re the worst!!! Great use of prompt 🙌🏻 1mo
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Dustfall | Michelle Johnston
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Two doctors thirty years apart, both fleeing career disasters, end up in Wittenoom (now abandoned, WA's Chernobyl).

Off my hook now : I've finished my Beaded Diamonds Sweater! #litsycrafters

Smrloomis Wow that sweater is awesome! 1mo
Deifio That looks awesome! ❤️ 1mo
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Chelsea.Poole Awesome sweater! 1mo
StaceGhost It‘s sooo beautiful! Wow! 1mo
ravenlee Oh, wow, well done! 1mo
Kdgordon88 Beautiful! 1mo
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Audio listening while crocheting - this is the Sivu Sweater from Moorit magazine. Designer Linda Skuja, yarn is Hobbii Acacia cotton / acrylic. #litsycrafters

Deifio Looks pretty! Lovely colour too! 💙💚 1mo
Lauredhel @Deifio bit tricksy to get started but now I'm on a roll! 1mo
StaceGhost Gorgeous pattern and color! 1mo
shanaqui Oooh, I love that colour, and that's such a pretty design. 1mo
Dragon That‘s going to be a beautiful sweater 💚🐉 1mo
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Other Houses | Paddy O'Reilly
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This is what I wanted Boy Swallows Universe to be. It's “gritty“ Aus fiction from a woman's PoV. MC and her husband met when she was a supermarket cashier; he got clean & together they struggled their way to a different environment to try to get her daughter away from bad influences. MC now cleans houses of the well-off (she describes this in, well, not “loving“ detail, but detail); he has been dragged back into a dangerous situation due to debt.

Lauredhel Other Houses really hammers home the reality of poverty and the near impossibility of working your way out of it.

And yeah, they don't all always make good decisions, but who does?

On my hook: cotton ripple pullover. The yarn is made from recycled denim jeans.
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FlowerFairy Those colors and your work are both absolutely lovely! 1mo
Lauredhel @FlowerFairy thanks, I like the colours too! 1mo
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Run | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Library #bookhaul! Run is the followup to Lewis' March books, and Sugar is an Australian YA I've been looking forward to with a diabetic MC and a mysterious dead body. #loveozya

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I can‘t concentrate on books because of tomorrow‘s Australian federal election, so I‘ve nervously starting crocheting my husband a sweater. Just had to rip out two rows that were totally wrong. Maybe i should mindlessly binge Netflix instead. How‘s your day? #litsycrafters

Dragon I mindlessly binged The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix last weekend - armchair traveling to L.A. Hope your candidate wins 🤞 1mo
Lauredhel @Dragon oh, the party I support won't win... But I can certainly hope that the Morrison team loses as comprehensively as possible, and that the multiple alt-right and anti- science parties don't gain any ground. 💚 1mo
Dragon Sorry your party won‘t win. Hope they gain a lot of ground 🤞 1mo
shanaqui Sympathies. The UK's politics are always a horrible trashfire too. 1mo
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Other Houses | Paddy O'Reilly
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Who knew there was a new Paddy O'Reilly? Me! I knew!

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Pride and Prejudice | Nancy Butler
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I haven't heard anything about this graphic adaptation but it looks like fun so I grabbed it from the library.

BookBr That looks AMAZING😂! 1mo
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Stars in Their Eyes | Jessica Walton, Aska Aska
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Just picked up from the library : this adorable looking geeky manga with disability rep.

On my hook : bi pride halter top (a request from one of the young people in my life) #litsycrafters

Emilymdxn Now I need a bi pride halter top 1mo
Lauredhel @Emilymdxn learn to crochet and you can have all the pride halter tops you want! 1mo
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I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
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shanaqui I need to get hold of this book. 😆 2mo
JoyBlue 😂 I just read this passage on the way home from the library today! 2mo
Lauredhel @JoyBlue how are your going with it? I'm struggling to maintain focus but I think it's me - we are in a massive first covid wave and everything is terrible 1mo
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JoyBlue @Lauredhel Oh, no—I'm so sorry! Hang in there and take good care.

I finished the book. It was OK. I really liked Red, White & Royal Blue (tagged), but haven't been such a fan of McQuiston's since. [If you want to read my review when you're done, find it here: https://debbybrauer.org/#i-kissed-shara-wheeler ]
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Lauredhel @JoyBlue oh I loved One Last Stop. I think it's mostly just me 1mo
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Library haul #graphicnovel #graphicnonfiction #resist #artbooks

On my hook : Sunburst Squares

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Reading the new Penny Reid! And it's a standalone. #romantsy #romance

On my hook : Winter Garden Beanie in Rowan Felted Tweed. #litsycrafters

Bklover Love that beanie!!! Beautiful work! 2mo
Catsandbooks Looks so soft! 2mo
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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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Stayed up laaaate to watch this after it dropped on Netflix! They nailed this adaptation, and the cast are adorable.

Nutmegnc I LOVED it 😍!!! 2mo
BarbaraJean I‘m only two episodes in, but so far it‘s just perfect!! 2mo
Lauredhel @BarbaraJean so perfect! 2mo
BennettBookworm So great!! 2mo
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I‘ve heard from a number of people that Eloise‘s story is not the best of the Bridgertons, but I‘m a completist and am going in with my eyes open.

On my hook : doing moss stitch tea towels with cotton scraps left over from other projects. #litsycrafters

llwheeler Love those colours, and moss stitch. I'm working on a moss stitch blanket right now. 2mo
Catsandbooks So pretty! 2mo
KathyWheeler I haven‘t read any of the books, but I love the show. I may start the books since I‘ve watched all of both seasons and am missing the Bridgertons. 2mo
Lauredhel @KathyWheeler they're definitely significantly different, but see above re:completist! The older ones can be pretty problematic in the way then if the century and earlier Regencies are 2mo
KathyWheeler @Lauredhel Thanks for the info. 2mo
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Full Disclosure | Camryn Garrett
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Reading Full Disclosure for #booked2022 Living With AIDS/HIV prompt. Trying to get past my incredulity and fury at the early scene where a GYN sees a 17yo for her sex questions without even trying to kick her dad out of the room. NO, PEOPLE, THIS IS NOT NORMAL OR HOW IT IS DONE. Signed, a doctor with an interest in adolescent and sexual health.

On my hook : cotton summer boobs for a friend

Smrloomis Summer boobs? What does that mean? Just curious 😂 2mo
Lauredhel @Smrloomis cotton and wadding is cooler than silicone breastforms 2mo
Smrloomis @Lauredhel Ah, now I see. Thought it was a specialized knitting thing! 2mo
Lauredhel @Smrloomis lol no! 2mo
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Finished A Deadly Education. I rarely say this, but for me this was a novel that should have been a novella. The world-building was interesting but a bit repetitive, while the story was slight. If this was pared down to a hundred or so tight pages I think I might have liked it quite a bit more.

Fills Dark Academia prompt for #booked2022 and Blueberry prompt in #pantone2022
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Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 🔥🔥 2mo
Cinfhen At least it knocked off some challenge prompts for you!!! 2mo
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Library batch. The YA road trip book looks good. #loveozya #graphicnovel

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Check out THIS library haul! A Black Panther novel, a graphic story about IVF, a novel set in the asbestos town of Wittenoom, and the latest Caleb Zelic mystery. #australianwomenwriters #graphicnovel

Bookzombie The new Caleb Zelic book is on my TBR for this month. 🙂 3mo
Lauredhel @Bookzombie enjoy! And may we have more "mainstream" popular fiction with Deaf, disabled, neurodivergent characters where their disabilities exist in the world and so do they and it's not their whole story. 3mo
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How cute is this beaded cuff? Beaded Diamonds Sweater designed by Stephanie Erin. #litsycrafters

ravenlee 😍 3mo
Catsandbooks Pretty! 2mo
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Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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Look what my library just got in!

On my hook : a beach skirt for my niece in Catona cotton. No pattern, I'm winging it. #litsycrafters

Linsy gimme gimme! 3mo
Lauredhel @Linsy right? It's been a long time coming! *grabby hands * 3mo
Megabooks My library got it too! 3mo
Catsandbooks 🧶💚😍 2mo
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Pantone: Colors | Pantone
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And a bit of an update on my #pantone2022 challenge! @Clwojick

Clwojick Woohoooo! Way to go! 3mo
booksellerofyourdiscontent I have been wanting to participate in this challenge and couldn't figure out how to stick it in my book journal (my printer is kaput). This looks amazing and has inspired me! 3mo
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Not my fave of the Bridgertons so far - but it will certainly do the trick for a retelling for #booked2022 : this is a Cinderella story.

Prairiegirl_reading I love your journal! 3mo
Lauredhel @Prairiegirl_reading I‘m really REALLY not an artist or scrapbooker or etc… just wanted some pretty colours lol 3mo
Prairiegirl_reading I‘m not either but that stops me from being creative in this way and I love what you‘re doing here! It‘s really cute. And it made me smile! I love it! 😄💕 3mo
Lauredhel @Prairiegirl_reading Making me smile is the whole point, so I get it! 3mo
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Well, if I didn't dislike Benedict already this would certainly solidify it. Never interrupt a woman while she's reading!

He better get a decent redemption arc...

#bridgerton

shanaqui I do hate people interrupting me when I'm reading, ahaha. 3mo
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PM's Daughter, The | Meredith Costain
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Good library pickup today! Three graphic novels and an Australian YA. #loveozya #graphicnovels #librarylove #bookhaul

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It's a good day on Netflix! And I've just finished the yoke beading and am on to a mindless section with no counting. #litsycrafters #bridgerton

keys_on_fire Beautiful work!! 3mo
Catsandbooks Awesome! 3mo
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Enjoying this article in the latest Simply Crochet magazine. The pattern industry is finally waking up to inclusive sizing. #litsycrafters

julesG 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly There‘s been a big inclusive sizing movement in handknits too! 3mo
Lauredhel @Clare-Dragonfly I have heard that! 🎉🍾🧶 3mo
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Lizpixie This is something that has bothered me as well. I‘ve found so many beautiful jumpers or tops I‘d love to knit or crochet for myself but they don‘t come near to my sizing in the patterns. Highly frustrating! (edited) 3mo
Lauredhel @Lizpixie things have improved so much in the past two years! It seems to be more standard now to go all the way to a CYC 5X, and not uncommonly to add further customisation options also 3mo
Lauredhel @Lizpixie and when I see a pattern I like that isn't size inclusive I make a point to comment complimenting the pattern and telling them why I can't buy it 3mo
Lizpixie That‘s a great idea! I should do that as well, do you use Ravelry? 3mo
Lauredhel @Lizpixie of course :) 3mo
Catsandbooks So great to see!! 3mo
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I'm cracking on on my #Pantone2022 challenge! Loved “Best Wishes, Warmest Regards“, a retrospective of Schitt's Creek with quotes, interviews, lots of photos, fan art and more.

@clwojick #readingchallenges

Clwojick Great match! I just posted the autumn/winter colours too. 💛 3mo
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Bead Crochet | Kalmbach Publishing Company
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This top is going to be GORGEOUS. #litsycrafters #crochet

SeaToSkyes Beautiful! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful 💙 3mo
ravenlee Is that the yoke? It looks amazing. 3mo
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AmyG Holy cow that is truly amazing. (edited) 3mo
Lauredhel @ravenlee Yes! so pretty
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SilversReviews Gorgeous and PERFECT!! Love it!! FAB job!! (edited) 3mo
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Picking this one up.

(On my toast: Tante Josephine blood plum and dark chocolate jam, by Just Add Moonshine) #booksandfood

jenniferw88 Jam sounds yummy! 3mo
Lauredhel @jenniferw88 oh yes her jam is incredible. Recommended to all Australians. 3mo
jenniferw88 @Lauredhel damn... I'm in the UK 😂😂😂 3mo
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Library goodies!

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Invisible Boys | Holden Sheppard
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Mehso-so

Others have already provided plenty of reviews about how this is a visceral look at gay masculinity in a claustrophobic rural city. Three boys at a Catholic school - a nerd, a jock, and a punk - have different journeys toward dealing with their sexuality. (An older farm-boy features, too).

I'm mostly here to provide a couple content notes completely missing from most/all other reviews: there's a rape scene, and gross, unchallenged fatphobia.

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Bead Crochet | Kalmbach Publishing Company
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New skill acquired! I am doing the thing!

Beaded Diamonds Sweater by Stephanie Erin. Twister Solid and Toho beads. #litsycrafters

Sleepswithbooks This is awesome. I have to admit, I‘m scrolling without a full cup of coffee in me and my sleepy eyes at first read, “Bearded dragon” and I thought you were making clothes for pets. I was like, “Damnnnnn… that‘s a big bearded dragon!!!” 3mo
Lauredhel @Sleepswithbooks 😂🤣🦎 3mo
Sleepswithbooks @Lauredhel - I shouldn‘t be allowed to interact with social media until I‘ve had at least two coffees. 3mo
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