The official trailer for the New Zealand vampire comedy “What We Do in the Shadows, directed by Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi, about three vampire flatmates coping with the modern world.
"Haha, ghost cup."
I’M GOING TO WATCH THIS SO HARD.
WE’RE WEREWOLVES NOT SWEARWOLVES
I LOST MY SHIT AT THE FLOATING HISS
When I was 12, a boy at my new middle school told me twice in a row that he owned my breasts, and then turned to snicker at his friends. My parents told me that I should not have hit him with my lunchbox because then we were ‘both in the wrong.’ His female friends asked why I got him in trouble. One kind girl excused my tattling by rationalizing that I ‘didn’t know him like they did.’
Years later, fully educated on consent by feminist websites and surrounded by sorority sisters at a crowded college party, a drunken young man caressed the place where my legs meet in response to my polite conversation. I held him at arm’s length with my hand flat on his chest, but I did not hit him. I did not shout at him. I smiled. I wracked my brain for words to distract him, words to send him shuffling in the other direction willingly, too frightened to do anything else. One of my sisters, an assault survivor and witness to this exchange, ran triggered and weeping into a secluded room for the rest of the night. When another witness, a mandated reporter, got my statement, she told me he had been groping women from different sororities all night. None of the others had given a statement. His friends asked me why I got him in trouble. They told me I ‘didn’t know him like they did.’
Why would anyone wonder that more women don’t speak up about assault and harassment in their daily lives?
the local haunts: exploring legends of the supernatural in my area (8/?)
The A.K. Smiley Public Library is a Moorish-style building constructed in 1898 in Redlands, CA with the generous donations of the Smiley brothers, twins named Alfred and Albert. They became the so-called ‘patron saints’ of Redlands, and they’re remembered in the library’s entryway in the form of two somewhat eerie marionettes.
Some visitors get to tour the catacombs, which are said to be haunted. Reports of ghost sightings aren’t highly publicized, but some library employees have reported seeing figures in restricted access areas after regular hours.
requested by willastyrells: nat + humour