Monthly Archives: April 2015

Short Open Letter to Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner

Dear Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner,

I get that you were joking about Black Widow being a “slut” and a “complete whore” and a “trick.” I get that you were just kidding about her “just flirting with everybody” and “leading everybody on.” I understand that these are jokes, but more importantly, I understand where these jokes comes from. These kinds of jokes come from a society that confines women (both real and fictional) in the virgin/whore complex. These kinds of jokes reinforce the idea that if a woman has any bit of sexual agency, she is automatically immoral and bad and just exercising her sexual agency to make men miserable.

These jokes were hurtful and harmful, even if you didn’t intend them to be. Because of who you are and the wide audience you have access to, the hurt and harm is given more power and visibility. It tells your male fans “hey, it’s okay to call women sluts because they flirt” and it tells your female fans, “hey, don’t be flirty in a way guys don’t like or you’ll be called a slut.”

Yeah, I’m a faceless nobody that masquerades as a blogging barn owl, but I hope that you’ll consider my words and the words of others who are speaking up about this. I know that you’re capable of being better.

– The Giddy Owl (though she’s feeling a bit hurt and bummed at the moment)

UPDATE: Evans gave a sincere apology while Renner gave your typical none apology. I am so happy that Evans is Captain America. Will link when I get home because my phone is being dumb.

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Cover to Cover: The Fault in Our Stars, Ch 12 Part 3

The Drunk Librarian

Guys, guys. We are finally nearing the end of the longest freaking chapter in the world.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

And unfortunately for me, the site I was using to bootleg the book is no more. It has ceased to be. It has expired and gone to meet its maker. It’s a — okay, I’ll stop now. Anyway, you can find the book here for now, and I’m sure when this gets taken down I’ll find another place to get my electronic Green goodies.

So we’ve found ourselves at the top of the staircase, where Sunshine is collapsed and desperately struggling to breathe. It would be genuinely moving and beautiful if I wasn’t sitting here wondering why your mom isn’t here to help deal with things like that, instead of your cancerous-but-oh-wait-that’s-totally-a-surprise-I-will-not-see-coming boyfriend and a stranger who’s inexplicably decided to pay for your visit (with Van Houten’s money, I’m sure).

Yeah, apparently I’m…

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The Giddy Owl Bakery: The Randy Cupcake

Last month, I bought a new computer for my birthday present to myself. I downloaded Pango Dango‘s game demo, Lovely Little Thieves. I love it. I love it so much that I played until I got all of the different characters to want to explore the haunted house with me. What makes me even happier is that now I can take screenshots of the game and post them throughout these fan baking posts. So, who’s the next character I’m going to base a cupcake recipe on? Ra-Ra-Ra-Randy!

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He’s Russell’s BFF and in the running for World’s Biggest Wastoid. Even though he initially appears as a big dumb stoner, he’s actually extremely empathetic and probably knows everyone better than they know themselves. He’s just so lovable, like a teddy bear–a giant, smelly, bong-toting teddy bear.

Today we’re making a cupcake that is so large that it will end all munchies as well as represent Randy’s favorite hobby. We’re basing the recipe off of Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked Ice Cream, which includes the following flavors: vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, fudge brownies, and cookie dough. So we’re going to make a chocolate cupcake with a chocolate chip cookie in the middle, put vanilla buttercream on top and stud it with brownie bits and homemade hot fudge sauce, and we’ll call it a Full Baked Cupcake!

Full Baked Cupcake!

Full…baked…

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Let’s just get started JFC.

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Cover to Cover Guest Post: Chapter 12, Part 3

For those not in the know, TheDrunkLibrarian is doing a fantastic recap of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. We have both connected over how terrible this book is, and she has come to me for my skills to analyze what is arguably the most controversial part of the whole damn book. Get your ciders and popcorn ready, because this is going to be a long one. Continue reading Cover to Cover Guest Post: Chapter 12, Part 3

Pop Quiz Hotshot Pilot: Recap Part 1


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I…I really don’t know how to process this.

I didn’t even donate to the damn indiegogo fund Channel Awesome started two years ago that raised $90,000 for this. I am just in shock and awe at how badly this thing was stitched together. How do you fuck up a game show this badly?

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