Posts

Indolent Spinster Weekly Report #9

Image
Indolent Spinster Weekly Report #9

9 movies I can watch any time of day or night pretty much.

Goodfellas
The Maltese Falcon
Midnight Run
Young Frankenstein
Raiders Of the Lost Ark
Citizen Kane
The Breakfast Club
His Girl Friday
Nights Of Cabiria



Lots of other films out there, but I wanted to do a list of nine, and these are literally the first 9 I thought of. The list is in no particular order. All of the films are obviously favourites, but if I was making a best of list as opposed to a most re-watchable, it would be different. some films require more time passing between viewings than others, in my opinion. I don’t even really like rating a film until i have seen it at least a few times over several years. Tastes and times change.

Indolent Spinster Weekly Report #8 ( a week late!)

Image
Indolent Spinster Weekly Report #8

Here's my glib half asleep but maybe most natural sounding indolent spinster weekly report. I am most satisfied with my delivery or lack thereof, despite the soft subject matter, my recent difficulties with money and my plan, aside form landing more work if possible, to deal with my debts which are long since past my eyeballs.


Indolent spinster weekly report #7

Image
Indolent Spinster weekly report #7




My Ten Favourite, as in most often watched and enjoyed, horror movies.  In the order in which I thought of them, They are all of about equal value as far as my experience and enjoyment of them runs.
Frankenstein & the Bride Of Frankenstein
I cannot separate these two films, and for decades only ever watched them together. Veryunlike the book.

Alien
Easily the best Ridley Scott film, more atmosphere and real scares than 100 other   films.

American Werewolf In London
is for me like The Breakfast Club of Horror movies, and pretty much the only decent werewolf movie ever.

Vampyr 
So much art. more style in any 5 second clip than all the super hero movies you have ever seen. 
Fear No Evil
silliest most on my list, the most over the top and ridiculous, terrible... awesome.
The Shining
Still scares the bejeezuz outta me, atmosphere and creepy af, for me this movie has aged really well. i like it more now than ever.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre
I dare you to watch this with…

Indolent spinster weekly Report #6

Image
This week's Indolent spinster Report has been hijacked by a poem i wrote 23 years ago, inspired by the Late great gord Downie of the Tragically Hip, my friend Andrew Davidson, and a third writer, Hugh MacLennan, who you may also have heard of, who inspired me, andrew and Gord very much with his definition of Courage.

photo of Gord from CBC

COURAGE {for andrew, gord, & hugh.}
lonelier than never                  within  my neck     my throat       choke words             hard             suicidally so.
I am weary bleary and toothless.
In every mirror          I see hopeless                soft fat breath.   
And wetness.
Then      somehow thick white blood re:routes                   an                   other path into my chest    and the shit melts in   closely shaved rhythms                     or smiles                     songs slither    as delicate     as though    I had swallowed a rose.
My breath is filled               with words and fear                              and                            …

Indolent Spinster Weekly Report #5

Image
Music Talk with your  Indolent Spinster,  Josie Boyce.
Thoughts towards a Trans Soundtrack for Generation X Trans Folk. 

This one is just thoughts in movie form about music, the 80's, gender and me. none of it is very deep. it's just the start of a conversation. I will dig deeper in further weekly reports! I thought about narrating it, but didn't like how i was rushing it, the pace is better just reading the text, and is more what this film wanted to be. I'm just the vessel. Sometimes the vessel speaks, sometimes it just texts.

















Transcript:
As a kid I was embarrassed but secretly over the moon about any song, movie or tv show that referenced trans-ness, in however vague or concrete. The movies were completely horrifying or campy generally, with trans characters being murderers or prostitutes or mentally ill, some combo thereof... in TV land it was more men in dresses kind of humour. Either way you had to scour visual media  to find any ‘positive’ role models, I never fo…

Indolent Spinster #4 Batgrrl Vs. Wonder Woman.

Image
My brief, glib review of Wonder woman, which i found hokey and disappointing for the most part.

So many missed opportunities to really show how different the world is/was from Paradise Island (now only called the more comic book-y Themiscryia) ... but the whole doe eyed innocent warrior thing got old fast. just say no to romance as a crutch. even unrequited. maybe especially unrequited.


Welcome to The Indolent Spinster Weekly Report #3!

Image
Welcome to The Indolent Spinster Weekly Report #3!




This week....Things are moving along as I try and find income streams through work, art and life, and figure out how to make enough money to eke out a living without further massive debt, maybe even the ability to pay that debt down a bit. This seems reasonable to me. Had to take our kitty cat (who by the way has her own calendar for 2018 called “A Year of Missy The Cat”... see, right here. which you can buy at my etsy store. the address to which is scrolling along the bottom of the screen right now see.... (pointing) ) to the vet as she had been having vertigo and vomiting issues lately. Turns out she has hyperthyroid. Got her on some pills, more testing in a month, hopefully the pills are all the help she needs. She hasn’t had any symptoms since the vet, so. here’s hoping for her best recovery.

I can’t afford to spend a fortune on my own health, let alone a kitty in the mix, luckily my room mate has been very generous in covering and …