Archive For August, 2010

Huge, Episode 10: “Regrets, I’ve had a few.”

By | August 31, 2010

Previously: There was angst. Boy howdy, was there ever. So much angst. Ian likes Amber. Will likes Ian. Amber likes George. George likes Amber, but doesn’t want to get fired. Or go to jail. In the woods, we come back to the place where we left off, and also where we began, with Will digging […]

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Do Something: Keep body diversity on TV, and support a second season of Huge.

By | August 30, 2010

Tonight the season finale of Huge will be aired. Are you bummed about that? All of my protestations about returning to non-recap-centric blogging aside, I am going to miss this show enormously (ha) when it’s done. This summer, for the first time ever, we’ve seen the evolution of a series that openly criticizes mainstream body […]

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By | August 27, 2010

It’s Friday, I have clothes on, and I am trying to revive this [picture-taking] habit. The green cropped cardigan came from Target; I can often smush my fatness into their XL sweaters and I make the most of that fact. The navy and white polka-dot dress is by Jane Bon Bon. The white cotton slip […]

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Friday Playlist: We were much too young.

By | August 27, 2010

It’s Friday, and welcome to your playlist! I’m trying to give these playlists little themes. I suppose some of them are more obvious than others. 1. “Beetlebum” // Blur. I was positively passionate about Britpop in my early twenties — this was the height of Oasis’ popularity, after all. And then Damon Albarn started listening […]

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Huge, Episode 9: Standing here on this frozen lake.

By | August 24, 2010

It probably comes as a surprise to no one, at this point, that I like the fat boys. I also like the fat girls, but I am inclined to think that the sexualization of fat men’s (or male-identified) bodies tends to receive less attention than it does with the females. This is undoubtedly because women […]

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Friday Playlist: All Right, Already

By | August 23, 2010

NB: Right, so, I wrote this for Friday and then completely forgot to post it. Okay, one more week with! I still haven’t had time to play with Grooveshark, darn it. For my international readers: evidently the licensing issue is going to be a problem no matter what service I use, and as I […]

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ReBlog: It was gnomes.

By | August 19, 2010

I am having another slow blogging week, and thus I am returning to the well and revisiting/reblogging another old post. The “gnomes” story reproduced below was just written this past February, but is much beloved, both by me and evidently by many of you, if the emails I get about it — three in the […]

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Huge, Episode 8: Survive the only way that you know.

By | August 17, 2010

Well, we are slowly winding down to the (hopefully temporary) finale. Truth be told, as much as I love recapping, I do look forward to getting back to blogging about other things, like Janelle Monae, and this dress from ASOS. Angst-O-Meter (1-5): 5 Previously: The campers weighed in. Some will win, some will lose, some […]

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Friday Playlist: The whistle knows my name.

By | August 13, 2010

Helpful commenter Cyn suggested I check out Grooveshark as a playlist-building alternative, and I’ve started dabbling over there for future posts. Alas, the learning curve was too steep for me to master in the three or four free minutes I’ve had to devote to it, so this week we are sticking with one more […]

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Coming Correct: Thoughts on the Huge Facebook drama

By | August 11, 2010

Yesterday, a post appeared on the Huge Facebook page promoting a fat-camp scholarship in Nikki Blonsky’s name. Within minutes, my inbox was collapsing quantum-singularity-style under the mass of so many aghast messages letting me know about it. I haven’t said it recently, and can never say it enough, but oh, my vigilant little pudgemuffins, you […]

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