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Katri Koivuranta
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Miksi rakastuin uudelleen kirjastoon, opin hiljalleen hyväksymään e-kirjat ja innostuin taas lukemisesta. #kirjasto #ekirjat #Taskukirjasto #lukeminen
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Eli kuinka varmistat, että kannat aina vähintään yhtä kirjastoa mukanasi etkä enää koskaan joudu poistumaan sulkemisajan koittaessa. HelMetillä oli vuosia sitten käytössä Androidillekin saatavilla …
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Working on my MA thesis reminds me of how much I love academia and analysing stuff; I want to write a paper titled "The Cannibal of Our Discontent" that discusses how the awareness of the prevalence of sexual assault is present in Hannibal fanfiction and how the character of a violently murderous cannibal is used to criticise rape culture.

Just sayin'.
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TL;DR You can deal with a character using magic to cast fireballs at undead skeletons, but a transgender character in the same universe is not okay? Wtf, gamers.

CNET: How gaming's latest controversy betrays our failing imaginations. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw9abezyc
Commentary: What Baldur's Gate, "Game of Thrones" and The Witcher 3 have in common.
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#FunFinnishFact

olla räkätaudissa (lit. 'to be in the snot disease'): to have a cold, especially of the sort that alternatively has you congested and sniffling, makes you sneeze all over the place and causes empty tissue boxes to stack up.

"Emmä pääse tänään, oon ihan räkätaudissa." (I can't make it today, I've got a cold.)

Also olla räkätauti (lit. 'to have the snot disease'): to have (caught) a cold.

"Mulla on ihan järkky räkätauti, aivastelin puolet luennosta." (I've got an awful cold, spent half the lecture sneezing.)
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Note to self: start using this expression for all future colds.
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(CW: non-graphic descriptions of female genital mutilation)

Al Jazeera English: Memories of FGM: 'I was screaming in pain and fear'
Assita Kanko, a politician in Brussels, recalls when she underwent female genital mutilation as a child in Burkina Faso.
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The Independent: Lack of Home Office funding could close service of UK's only LGBT domestic violence charity.
The UK’s only domestic violence charity serving the LGBT community is facing closure amid a funding crisis. Broken Rainbow, which runs a national domestic violence helpline for members of the LGBT community, could close in a matter of weeks if it is unable to secure vital Home Office funding. The charity’s CEO Jo Harvey-Barringer said: “By the end of this financial year we will have talked to 10,000 people and last year it was 7,500 people,...
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"I'm a giant fan of the Goodreads site and use it for all my reading needs, from keeping track of what I’ve read to finding new and interesting books for my to read-list. Its most useful aspect, however, is often other users’ reviews of books I’m considering."
I’m a giant fan of the Goodreads site and use it for all my reading needs, from keeping track of what I’ve read to finding new and interesting books for my to read-list. Its most useful…
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When Did Porn Become Sex Ed? by Peggy Orenstein [The article opens normally despite what the preview shows.]

"So she had turned to pornography. 'There’s a lot of problems with porn,' she wrote. 'But it is kind of nice to be able to use it to gain some knowledge of sex.'

I wish I could say her sentiments were unusual, but I heard them repeatedly during the three years I spent interviewing young women in high school and college for a book on girls and sex."
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Horyuji Temple near Nara in Japan might not be the most famous site in the country - but it has a history that makes it one of the most important.
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To paraphrase, five most common things done by people who were attacked by wildlife: 1) leaving children unattended, 2) walking a dog without a leash, 3) engaging in outdoor activities at night/dawn, 4) approaching a female with young and 5) chasing after an animal that is wounded.

... #DarwinAwards
It's more than just "don't feed the wild carnivores." But, uh, don't feed the wild carnivores.
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This past week's PAX Prime convention was a great place for cosplay, and the beauty of this version of M'aiq is no lie.
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translating, research, proofreading, creative writing, information gathering, typing, photography
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  • Organization for Transformative Works
    Translation Volunteer, 2014 - present
  • Freelancer
    Translator, Proofreader, 2012 - present
  • Amnesty International
    Fundraiser, 2009 - 2009
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Introduction
Katri (Kay) dapples in geekery, activism, studying in a university, and photography.

She is predominantly a writer, an information hoarder, a coffee addict, a feminist and childfree, but also a culinary genius (read: mixes together random stuff and most of the time it turns out tasty), a fairly skilled experimental writer (she thinks playing around with typography is fun), a championship cuddler, a Cat Bed of Extraordinary Quality™ (no customer reviews available unless you're a medium; possibly a small will do), a black-belt google-fu practitioner, an endless source of anecdotes, a prolific rambler, and a stationary one-woman stand-up comedy tour.

She doesn't normally use the Oxford comma but thought that these lists were getting too long without it.
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Education
  • University of Helsinki
    English Philology, 2014 - present
    Master's Degree
  • University of Helsinki
    English Philology, 2010 - 2014
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ressu Upper Secondary School
    Matriculation Examination, 2007 - 2010
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Finland Trolls Russia With Tom of Finland Stamps
www.bilerico.com

Finland's national public broadcasting company has sent a group of letters and parcels to Russia adorned with Tom of Finland stamps, to test

Mr Lucian's Ars Goetia
www.indiegogo.com

A new fully-illustrated, modern English edition of the iconic 17th century book of Demonology.

Eduskunnan vessassa
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28 Unsettling Animal Mashups That Should Probably Never Have Happened
www.buzzfeed.com

Courtesy of the often weird but always brilliant @animangles .

12 Ways To Procrastinate
www.boredpanda.org

Angela Liao, the comic illustrator behind 20px, came up with and depicted 12 different categories of procrastinators. Do you recognize yours

Nigella Lawson Walks Out On Alleged Domestic Abuser Charles Saatchi
feeds.gawker.com

The appearance of moving men taking boxes out of the home where Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson share with their kids — about two weeks a

How I see my dog VS how my dog sees me - The Oatmeal
theoatmeal.com

How I see my dog VS how my dog sees me. Comics: Random Most Popular All Cats Grammar Food Animals Tech. How I see my dog. How my dog sees me

Dragon Age 2 Lead Writer Blasts Homophobic Fan
www.escapistmagazine.com

The romances in Dragon Age 2 are for everyone, says the games lead writer, not just for the straight, male gamer.

Six Weird Signs You're Way Too Stressed
news.menshealth.com

If you're noticing these strange symptoms, you need some r&r

Triple Town
plus.google.com

Triple Town, by Spry Fox, is an original puzzle game in which you try to create a great city!

Confessions of a Skyrim Addict, or: Looking for love in several wrong pl...
geekgirlsfinland.blogspot.com

Mia Meri Zamiilat, the leading lady of this story. (All images are screencaptures from the game.) "Wait here." "Ok, be careful now." I looke

Rape Prevention Effort Refreshingly Manages To Avoid Victim Blaming
jezebel.com

Too often, well-meaning campaigns to prevent sexual assault end up putting the onus of rape prevention on the victims— don't wear sexy cloth

4 Old Sayings About Family That Are (Sometimes) B.S.
www.cracked.com

Everything you know and have comes from your family. Even if you could somehow forget that fact, society continually hammers you with the id

Charon's Claw by R. A. Salvatore - Risingshadow
en.risingshadow.net

Title: Charon's Claw, Series: The Neverwinter Saga (part 3), Author(s): R. A. Salvatore, Genre: Fantasy, Publish date: August 7, 2012

What is this?
bookstorebloggerconxn.com

Two book bloggers started this website as our way to help support the independent book industry. We have witnessed the power of reader-to-re

Tumblr Savior
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The current version of Tumblr Savior is v0.4.3 You can download Tumblr Savior from the following locations: • Tumblr Savior for Chrome • Tum

Why Women Should Be Allowed To Take Their Shirts Off In Public
goodmenproject.com

Trigger warning for mentions of rape, and NSFW warning for pictures of shirtless people. Occasionally, I ask people to explain things. My la

Jim C. Hines » Striking a Pose (Women and Fantasy Covers)
www.jimchines.com

A while back, we had a discussion on the blog about the cover art for my princess novels. For the most part, I really like these covers, but

Peeps, if you ever happen to find yourselves in Helsinki and want to visit an interesting, large and lively establishment wherein to procure yourself some second-hand books mainly in languages other than Finnish, head over to Arkadia International Bookshop. They've got a huge selection, reasonable prices, lots of interesting nooks and crannies, a piano, a chapel, a warehouse with dozens of boxes of books you're welcome to rifle through, and a boa! ... Seriously speaking, though, I like what they've done with the system after the move a few years ago; most of the stock is on the shelves but there's also stuff in boxes, easily available for perusal, and organised by genre/category/language. There's a pool table available for a small hourly fee, and also tea and cookies and whatever happens to be there the day you walk in. They hold numerous events at the shop and the owner is quite possibly the friendliest antiquarian in Helsinki. And by the way? I wasn't joking about the boa.
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