I realised that this blog passed the six month mark sometime last month. I think this was something to celebrate, but I missed it entirely.
So I thought celebrate this milestone by doing two things that normal people do when they start a blog and one, extremely narcisstic, thing that most people leave to the end of the year. I'll be putting together a list of links (although I'm going to start with New Zealand blog, and non-blog links, and putting together my favourite 10 posts of my first six months.
But now I'm going to explain the name "Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty". I assume a fairly high percentage of my readership will get the reference. Since feminist blog readers and Joss fans are a couple of groups that have been known to have some overlap.
For those of you who are cooler than me, the title of my blog is a reference to Graduation II, the last episode of Season 3 of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. There's a big fight and they've just blown up a big giant snake, and the entire high school. After the battles done, and they've kind of won Buffy and Giles have a conversation:
Giles: Quite a couple of days.That's the reference, which doesn't actually explain why I called by blog Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty.
Buffy: My brain hasn't processed everything yet. It's not really functioning at the higher levels. It's pretty much, 'fire bad, tree pretty.' Anything more complex...
Giles: Understandable. Well when it starts working again, congratulate it on a good campaign. You did very well.....There is a certain dramatic irony in the way things turned out. Asynchronicity that borders on predestination, one might say.
Buffy: Fire bad, tree pretty.
It's kind of a promise, or possibly a goal. While I've never attempted to kill someone, had my ex-boyfriend drink my blood to save his life, blown up the school, and fought a bunch of vampires all in a week period, it sometimes feels like I have (particularly in the last couple of months). The purpose of this blog is analysis, and that generally requires a brain that functions on the higher levels, but if all I've got is 'Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty' I've still got something.