The Week’s End // A Round-up of All Sorts of Interesting Stuff

Hello there! I’m a little late with the round-up this weekend but if you’re still looking for some interesting reads to check out while you kick back and relax, look no further, I’ve got you covered! Here are the most interesting things I found across the great, wide web. Enjoy!

The Danish Girl // Official Trailer #1

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Wow! I never even heard of these two but their story is an amazing one. A married man, who realizes he is a woman and attempts the first ever male to female sex reassignment surgery. I can’t wait to see it!

…Or Maybe, I Don’t. // Wit and Delight

Lately, those small mistakes feel like little stones pelting my sense of self-worth.

Last week my girlfriend made a mistake at work. It was a pretty big mistake and afterward she felt like a major failure. It actually took her a few days to recover from the frustration, disappointment, and embarrassment. She was so hard on herself, she always is. I think I might send her this.

‘Black mirror’ to Return as Netflix Series // Inquisitr

Described as The Twilight Zone for the digital age, Black Mirror shows the collapse of contemporary society in an all-too familiar future where technology has divided and conquered mankind.

I just recently found out about this amazing British television show and I have recommended it to all my friends ever since. The only thing that sucked was there we only six episodes (and a Christmas one I can’t find), I finished it in just two days! I was super bummed but the I heard that Netflix was going to step in and save the day!

Bertha // Only 100 Words

She came with the house, unbeknownst to us.

It’s getting closer and closer to Halloween and I am on the look out for little creepy stories. This is a good one, but kinda sad too.

Titan and Saturn // tychogirl

Through binoculars / I leave my narrow world for / an ocean of stars.

I have been following tychogirl almost since I first started this blog. I love the way she blend art and science into beautiful imagery packed into just three lines of a haiku. She was the inspiration behind my haiku post last week. Check her out!

The Riddle // Richard Ankers

She huddled in a puddle
Befuddled and confused

Another amazing poem, this one quite sad…

Of How to be a Better Writer // Of Opinions

1. Read less how-to-write books and articles.

I LOVE how-to articles but I do have the sense to only take from them what I can use and what feels right to me. This one had a lot that felt right.

Take Better Note on You Readings // Kate the (Almost) Great

No matter what you’re studying, or at what level, you’ll have readings to do for homework and you’ll be expected to master that content to a certain degree.

If you are going to school this is great advice. If you are like me, not in school but often reading to learn all the same, this is great advice.

Judd Apatow, Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy // Austin Kleon

A sort of Paris Review Interviews-esque collection for comedians. I really enjoyed it.

I seriously believe that the single best source for writing or creative advice comes from comedians. They are so much more open about their process than others. This book is definitely going on my “to-read” list!

The devastating decision not to prosecute the brutal in-custody death of Natasha McKenna // Daily Kos

This is bullshitComplete and utter bullshit. Fucking bullshit. Motherfucking bullshit.

A women with a well document history of mental illness. Detained by police who had no idea how to care for her. For days she endured abuse. They shocked her with a taser 4 times in a two minute period. She slipped into a coma. In the end she would be dead. In the end no one would have to answer for her murder.

Do You Regret It? // ZEN AND Π

Do you lay awake at night and wish you had shown that little quiet girl in school a little more compassion?

Early last week a write an emotional post about the people who have wronged me over the course of my life and wondered whether they thought of me still, or regretted their choices. Let me know what you think, please.

And that’s it for this week. Have you read, watched, heard, or written an interesting thing this week? If so, share with the class by leaving a link in the comments :)

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

4 thoughts on “The Week’s End // A Round-up of All Sorts of Interesting Stuff”

  1. Y’know, I’m rather flattered to be mention along with Black Mirror – thanks a lot. And I hadn’t heard that it’s been picked up by Netflix, that’s good news indeed :)

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