A Post Entitled 50 Shades of the Complainist: Chapter 1
Anastasia does a bad job interviewing Christian because she’s awkward and he’s sexy.
Everything bad you’ve heard about this book is true. Everything good you’ve heard is false.
I’m sure I’ll eventually settle into a groove and decide upon a specific format for these chapter summaries, but until then, I’m just going to try out a few different things and see what works for me. For this first chapter, I’ll start with some character sketches and then go through the plot, such as it is.
I do like the idea of starting with tldnr because this chapter, at least, is nearly plot-free. I’ve read two different readers’ own summaries of Chapter 1, but even that didn’t prepare me for how little we get in the first sixteen pages.
We all know the basic background, though, right? That Anastasia is going to have all sorts of sex with Christian? And that the real question is not “Will they or won’t they?” but instead, “Why do they keep doing this and why am I still reading about it?” We’re all on the same page, right?
Good. Let the games begin!
This is a brilliant way to satisfy my curiosity about what’s so great (read: terrible) about that damn book.
Chernobyl’s Radioactive Wolves
What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl happened on this day 27 years ago.
In 2011, on the 25th anniversary, filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the “dead zone” that still surrounds the remains of the reactor. Nature’s Radioactive Wolves examines the state of wildlife populations in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone, an area that, to this day, remains too radioactive for human habitation.
View a photo gallery from Radioactive Wolves and don’t miss the full episode.
Photos: Wolves in an abandoned village in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Image credit: PBS’ Nature
Watch the full episode. The images of animals and plants taking over the decayed area around Chernobyl are spectacular.
Meanwhile, I’m sitting on the bed, using my own respective laptop and unprovoked Guy says, “I’m sorry I’m being…focused right now. I’m beating their asses.”
24 April 2013. Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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Lambing season is almost complete, 18 so far, and 2 ewes still to go. Here, the second of twins is entering into the world. This has got to be the best part of being a farmer.
Nevermind. Forget everything. I’m moving to the country to raise animals now.