It’s a rainy day in the neighborhood. Have I mentioned that I love rainy days. It just very suddenly cooled down probably 15 degrees, too. I was just warm with the fan on not five minutes ago, and now I am thinking fan off, sweater. I love it.
I am having a useless kind of day, or maybe non-productive is a better term. I am tired and hurting from doing some stairs on Thursday. Interesting how pain does not appear right away when you have fibromyalgia. It can take days, and then it can last many, many more days than is reasonably reasonable. But it was worth it. It almost always is. If you’re going to have pain, it might as well be from doing something fun, right?
I am scrolling, scrolling, scrolling through Tumblr. After an initial WTF, I have learned to love Tumblr, which is amazing, so long as you are careful who you follow, and who who you follow follows. LOL I’ve been reading lots of words. It has affected my brain, apparently. Not a bad thing in my book.
Anyway, lord do people like to whinge on Tumblr. Nobody can do anything right as far as some people are concerned, and I am flabbergasted at how someone’s words can be twisted and seemingly deliberately misunderstood to give people more comfort in living with their victimhood. There are people who are trying to do the right thing, people who are trying to express themselves, and if you are on a hair-trigger to find fault with everything, then I think people will eventually just quit trying. I don’t know. It’s very frustrating. I read a thing about Benedict Cumberbatch that said he ‘literally’ equated autism with Frankenstein’s monster, and totally put down autistic people, and said they should not be encouraged to try…screw this. Going to look for the quote. Anyway, I looked it up, and it did not seem to me that he said that at all. He was trying to make a point and his words were twisted to suit the person’s own agenda, it seems. Judge for yourself when I find the darn thing and put it here:
“I think it’s a really dangerous thing to toy with that,” he says while promoting “The Imitation Game” at the Toronto Film Festival. “People talk about me doing that quite a lot and that being a good thing for people who are on the spectrum, which is great. But I don’t go into a job going, ‘Is this autism? Is this Asperger’s? Is this some other form of slight learning difficulty or disability?’ I’m very wary of that, because I’ve met people with those conditions. It’s a real struggle all the time. Then these people pop up in my work and they’re sort of brilliant, and they on some levels almost offer false hope for the people who are going through the reality of it.”
He says specifically of Holmes and Turing on the autism spectrum: “Though Sherlock is an immediate comparison, they’re so different. Sherlock is a sociopathic show-off, and Alan was anything but that. I don’t think he was on the spectrum. I think a lot of people are very lazy with that.”
Apparently the Frankenstein thing is elsewhere and you’re going to have to google it yourself if you’re interested, but anyway, here’s what someone posted:
“Benedict Cumberbatch literally compared autistic kids to Frankenstein’s monster and said that we shouldn’t give autistic people ‘false hope’ by showing them in a positive light
please stop supporting him”
That is NOT what he said.
Here’s another example of ‘can’t do anything right’:
“the reason the “It Gets Better” campaign got so much traction was because it removed non-queer people from any responsibility to actually change things, and instead, let them just encourage queer and trans kids to deal with the oppression till they happened to find a group of people who were like them so they could be less alone” Really? That’s what you think?
Also, I am upset because I thought “Kingsmen” was going to be cute and funny, and apparently it is not, and it’s another movie I won’t watch because I am so over sad and miserable, and have had it up to here with character deaths. So screw you, Hollywood, or whoever else is making this crap.
Okay, enough ranting for today, I think. Rain. Woo Hoo!