Solarpunk: A Reference Guide

Solarpunk is a movement in speculative fiction, art, fashion and activism that seeks to answer and embody the question “what does a sustainable civilization look like, and how can we get there?” The aesthetics of solarpunk merge the practical with the beautiful, the well-designed with the green and wild, the bright and colorful with the earthy and solid. Solarpunk can be utopian, just optimistic, or concerned with the struggles en route to a better world — but never dystopian. As our world roils with calamity, we need solutions, not warnings. Solutions to live comfortably without fossil fuels, to equitably manage scarcity and share abundance, to be kinder to each other and to the planet we share. At once a vision of the future, a thoughtful provocation, and an achievable lifestyle.

Source: Reference Guide (2018).

Netflix Queue (April 2019)

Netflix is where I do most of my streaming, tbh. Here’s what’s on my queue as of February 2019. As I watch through it (or give up on watching something), I’ll cross it off the list and add a link to my impressions/review/reactions.

Previously: January | February | March (skipped)

1. Agatha and the Truth of Murder
2. Black Panther
3. Derry Girls
4. The Jane Austen Book Club (rewatch)
5. Santa Clarita Diet (season 2-3)
6. Maniac
7. Workin’ Moms
8. The Dragon Prince
9. The Christmas Chronicles
10. Kim’s Convenience
11. The Witch Files
12. Cherry Pop
13. Personal Shopper
14. The Umbrella Academy
15. The Magicians
16. Children of the Whales
17. She-Ra
18. Lionheart

Netflix Queue (February 2019)

Netflix is where I do most of my streaming, tbh. Here’s what’s on my queue as of February 2019. As I watch through it (or give up on watching something), I’ll cross it off the list and add a link to my impressions/review/reactions.

Previously: January

m = movie / t = tv show

1. Bahubali (m)
2. Castlevania (t)
3. Cherry Pop (t)
4. Children of the Whales (t)
5. The Christmas Chronicles (m)
6. Deidre & Laney Rob a Train (t)
7. Derry Girls (t)
8. Devilman Crybaby (t)
9. The Dragon Prince (t) (currently: 1/18 done)
10. Kim’s Convenience (t)
11. The Magicians (t) (currently: 20 min into ep 1)
12. Mystic Whispers (t)
13. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (t) (currently: 4/13 done)
14. Song of the Sea (m)
15. Agatha and the Truth of Murder (m)
16. Incredibles 2 (m) watched 2/3
17. Russian Doll (t) (currently: 10 min into ep 1; it keeps freezing! Why.)
18. Lionheart (m)
19. Agatha and the Truth of Murder (m)
20. Always a Witch (t)
21. The Witch Files (m)
22. Personal Shopper (m)

11 Explicit Symbrock Fanfic Recommendations

Hello, and welcome to doctorsidrat’s Very Dirty Symbrock Fanfic Recs List!

All of these fics are Eddie/Venom, rated EXPLICIT (18+), and most of them feature some kind of tentacle situation, let’s be real. Some of these are comics-verse, most are movie-verse. Check the warnings on any fic before you start reading, as always. Continue reading “11 Explicit Symbrock Fanfic Recommendations”

Metaphysical/Pagan Podcast Directory

I really like podcasts! And organizing things! And a few months ago I realized how often podcasts just disappear off the face of the internet, often with no notation even of their existence. So I decided to put together a list of every metaphysical/pagan podcast I could find, both ones that are still going and ones that have died.

I have a very loose definition of “metaphysical” for the purposes of archiving. Originally, this list was just for pagan/witchcraft podcasts, and then I realized how much crossover there is between different metaphysical/occult branches. Generally, I try to keep to the following topics: Pagan, occult, New Age, mythology, spiritualism, paranormal (if mentions of magick), hoodoo, voodoo, magickal living, shamanism, witchcraft, energy work, fortune-telling/tarot, crystals, psychics, general spirituality-based woo-woo.

Not included: alien woo-woo, straight up homeopathy, ghosts/paranormal with no mentions of magick, self-help with no mentions of spirituality or magick, inspirational with no spiritual or magickal elements. Admittedly, some of this is biased, but I tried to keep to the side of things that is magic(k)al/pagan/spiritual based. Continue reading “Metaphysical/Pagan Podcast Directory”

Glamourbombing Bibliography

Glamourbombing is people doing little things around them to spread the awareness of both magic and the kincommunity, as well as doing little things to raise the magic levels on this world. This is usually achieved with creating pockets of magic by doing small guirrilla type magical stuff… — VyAdara, “What is a Glamour Bomb?” (1998?).

I first discovered glamourbombing on LiveJournal in the early 2000s. I was immediately fascinated with the concept, despite not being otherkin or even particularly interested in faeries. Rather, I like the idea of bringing a touch of magic to the mundane world– it seemed fun!

Glamourbombing really died off around 2013– the LJ communities were abandoned, Wikipedia deleted the much-linked relevant article, etc.– but a resurgence is always possible. Partly in hopes of that, and partly in trying to memorialize this little movement, I’ve made a list of resources relating to glamourbombing.

This post includes any resource which directly related to glamourbombing as a movement or activity. I did not include the “inspirational texts” which aren’t directly related to glamourbombing as an activity as my interest is more in documenting the people doing glamourbombing. Many older websites have shut down, so I’ve linked to archived versions where possible. Continue reading “Glamourbombing Bibliography”

TV Shows Watched (2019)

See also: Movies | Netflix Queue

This is for COMPLETED seasons or shows only. Date is when the season-watching was finished.

[r] = rewatch


1/5 – Salt Fat Acid Heat
1/7 – The Magic of Mushrooms
1/8 – Friends season 7 [r]
1/13 – Stealing History
1/13 – Cabins in the Wild
1/16 – Great British Baking Show [idk the season, “collection 3” according to Netflix] [r]
1/16 – Friends season 8 [r]
1/21 – Midsomer Murders season 3 [r]
1/24 – Great British Baking Show “collection 4” [r]
1/25 – Midsomer Murders season 4 [r]
1/29 – Midsomer Murders season 5 [r]
1/31 – Great British Baking Show “collection 5”


2/3 – Secrets of Underground London
2/3 – National Parks Adventure
2/3 – The Farthest: Voyager in Space
2/5 – World’s Weirdest Homes
2/14 – Midsomer Murders season 8 [r]
2/17 – Midsomer Murders season 9 [r]
2/24 – Chill with Bob Ross [r]


3/8 – Russian Doll
3/24 – Secrets of Highclere Castle
3/24 – Midsomer Murders season 10 [r]
3/25 – Secrets of Chatsworth


4/10 – Friends season 1 [r]
4/14 – Friends season 2 [r]
4/22 – Friends season 3 [r]
4/24 – Friends season 4 [r]
4/27 – Friends season 5 [r]


5/1 – How to Live Mortgage Free with Sarah Breeny
5/2 – Friends season 6 [r]
5/3 – Friends season 7 [r]
5/7 – Friends season 8 [r]
5/11 – Friends season 9 [r]

Movies Watched (2019)

See also: TV Shows | Netflix Queue

[r] = rewatch.


1/4 – Jersey Boys
1/5 – Set It Up
1/16 – Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark [r]
1/16 – The Addams Family [r]
1/18 – Stardust [r]
1/19 – Pulp Fiction [r]
1/20 – Kill Bill Vol. 1 [r]
1/20 – Kill Bill Vol. 2 [r]
1/22 – FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened


2/1 – The Mummy (90’s version) [r]
2/2 – Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable
2/2 – Being George Clooney
2/3 – The Incredibles 2
2/9 – The Emperor’s New Groove [r]
2/12 – Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe
2/13 – Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale
2/15 – Paris is Burning [r]
2/17 – The Birdcage [r]
2/18 – Ghostbusters [r]
2/18 – Jim Gaffigan: Cinco [r]
2/22 – The Incredibles 2 [r]


3/3 – Bert Kreischer: The Machine
3/3 – Legally Blonde [r]
3/5 – The Search for Life in Space
3/8 – Studio 54
3/8 – John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid [r]
3/10 – Apollo 13 [r]
3/16 – The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at The Hollywood Palladium
3/16 – Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits
3/16 – Bedtime Stories [r]
3/22 – Kung Fu Hustle
3/23 – Sebastian Maniscalco: Aren’t You Embarrassed?
3/24 – Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry
3/24 – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [r]
3/29 – Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid
3/29 – Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again
3/29 – Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus
3/29 – Amy Schumer: Growing
3/30 – Thor: Ragnarok
3/20 – Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial


4/1 – Pulp Fiction [r]
4/7 – Get Smart [r]
4/7 – Snatch [r]
4/20 – The Pixar Story [r]
4/21 – Sherlock Holmes (2009) [r]
4/21 – The Fifth Element [r]
4/27 – John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City [r]
4/28 – Julie & Julia [r]
4/28 – Little Women [r]
4/30 – Grass is Greener


5/4 – The Matrix [r]
5/12 – Saving Mr. Banks [r]
5/12 – Christopher Robin
5/14 – Bathtubs Over Broadway
5/15 – Hairspray [r]
5/25 – Empire Records [r]
5/25 – Walt: The Man Behind the Myth