Her Story

June 19, 2018 2:17pm
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I discovered this last night and ended up binge-watching the entire thing because it was such a compelling story. It’s about a couple of trans women and the challenges they face, particularly in the dating world but also just in general as they try to co-exist with the rest of society.

I think one thing in particular that intrigued me was how well the writers did at introducing an issue that many people might be aware of on the surface, but then exposing some of the layers underneath to make you re-examine aspects that maybe aren’t as cut and dry as you might have thought. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but the arc between Violet and Mark in the later half of the series really struck me because it seemed so simple to paint him with one brush, while she was more reluctant for complicated reasons that were more than you would expect.

The web series is only six episodes – less than an hour long in total – though it sounds like they’re still trying to get funding to make it into something bigger.

Either way, it’s not hard to see how they won an Emmy for this – it’s thoughtful and entertaining and challenging, and I think it’s worth watching for a lot of honest insight into the struggles that trans people go through.

a City Under the Ice & Snow…

December 1, 2013 2:15am
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So I’m not entirely sure how I stumbled onto this tonight, but the fact is that I did and it’s actually kind of cool. The idea is that the Army wanted to learn about the feasibility of working under the ice in Greenland … albeit for the purpose of hiding nuclear missiles for us to lob at the Soviet Union should the need arise …  and so they built this impressive ice fort that consisted of 21 trenches, enough living quarters and food and whatnot for 200 people, and even its own nuclear power plant to supply electricity to the facility – the first portable power plant of its kind!

I thought that the documentary was pretty interesting to watch, narrated by a young Walter Cronkite, that ultimately served as a very public cover story for the project’s real purpose. Granted, the results of the study proved that their nuclear missile plan wasn’t really practical because only five years later, the ice and snow had shifted enough that the facility had to be abandoned, but it’s still kind of neat to see the thing take shape in the first place, considering both just how cold it must have been to work up there as well as just how warm the inside of the facility must’ve been managed to when you see guys working in t-shirts later on!

Definitely not the workplace for me, but still very cool, indeed.  😉

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