I like it a lot, unfortunately it’s a pretty typical white savior plot which is a shame and could’ve been avoided but didn’t. Movie-wise, I wish the Capitol flag was red white and blue and I wish the Capitol’s aesthetic was more neoclassical and less obviously a dig at “Communist Dictatorship” or whatever (I did notice that in Catching Fire the president’s house was basically the white house and the buildings were more flashy and glassy in the cities). I did like the left-populism of it, workers versus decadent exploiters, I just wish it was more explicit.
I generally don’t like dystopia narratives at all, I think they’re inappropriate and misguided because they tend to gloss over the fact that we live in a dystopia right now, like as we speak. 19,000,000 people starved to death last year and will probably starve to death again this year while Amazon.com sends drones to deliver things to rich people in half an hour. Stem cell research is illegal for some reason and abortion is still a debate and there are single human beings with billions of dollars while homelessness still exists. This is a dystopia. The world we live in right now is unbelievably horrifying and must at all costs be destroyed from the ground up. We’re hurtling towards climate disasters that are going to be apocalyptic in scale and are at this point unavoidable. The president of our country makes televised jokes about how he kills children with robots and the youth love him and wear t-shirts of him.
Dystopia narratives are like, “yeah, but what if Big Government goes Out of Control?” like wow, horrifying idea there.
The salve I made today is a ginger salve, it’s for sore muscles and joint pain relief.
The basic process goes something like this.
- Infuse your carrier oil. Take the oil of your choice (I like coconut oil) and whatever herb you’re using and combine them. Then you either let them infuse at room temperature for two weeks or so or you heat them gently and infuse the oil over a few hours.
- Strain the herbs out of the oil and add beeswax to the infused oil, heat gently until the consistency in even.
- How much oil and beeswax you use depends on your personal preferences. Test the oil on a cold spoon and see how the consistency is. You can make it softer with more oil or firmer with more beeswax.
That’s pretty much it, after that you pour it into containers, let it cool and it’s ready for use :)
Just a shout-out
I just wanna to give a shout-out to all those wonderful people who answer questions after question regarding witchcraft & such. Helping those in need. They are not recognize enough for their kindness and hard work. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND YOU ARE FREAKING AWESOME!!! <3333333
This is so sweet :)
So instead of drunk cleaning I’m making salves drunk.
Close enough I guess.
Should be cleaning. Drinking instead. I’m sure this’ll make the cleaning more fun when I actually get to it.
Last night was all beer and cigars and intimacy with my partner for hours and hours and it felt so nice. I’ve been trying to quit smoking but to be honest, the smoking 100% facilitated all of last night and if I could obtain happiness like that every night by smoking I’d smoke my whole fucking life away. I think letting myself get completely lost in emotion and sensation like that helps keep me stable. I have this unending urge to go crazy and live out my wildness and be destructive and last night was the perfect outlet. For the first time in a while I don’t feel like peeling out of my skin or getting as lost as I possibly can. I’m content and it’s nice.