Do you have a YouTube channel? Do you want to hold comments with particular words in them to check (or delete) before they appear below your videos?
YouTube can do that! With a feature called Blocked Words.
To access Blocked Words, go to your YouTube main page, open the menu by clicking your face or whatever your icon is, and click Creator Studio.
Now look to your left. What’s that? It’s not a narwhal, but it IS the Creator Studio menu. Click COMMUNITY.
Fab. Now from the dropdown menu choose Community Settings:
And lo, what light from yonder window breaks? It is the Blocked words list. Have at it. You can also set comments to ‘hold potentially inappropriate comments for review’, if your videos are in English.
Hairsticks, A History
Let me tell you about the most wonderful (and probably oldest) hair accessory in the world: the hair stick, also known as a hair pin or a hair bodkin. Or kanzashi, or binyeo, or…they have many names. You’ll see.
If you’re a fan of Janet Stephens, hairdressing archaeologist, you’ll be familiar with the term ‘bodkin’ as she uses it a lot. If you’re not a fan of Janet Stephens, whyever not?
And because humans like pretty things which are also durable, there are some beautiful examples of very old hair sticks which are made from bone and gold and silver and all sorts.
Did I hear you ask for pictures? My friend, we have ALL the pictures.
Kicking off with Africa, here’s a wooden hair bodkin from Tanzania:
From North America, a Native American bone pin (found in Arkansas):
Moving on to Asia, some Chinese Imperial hair pins:
The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.
It's amazing and brilliant and I love it and GNU Sir Terry.
But if you're new to this world (WELCOME) you might be a bit...overwhelmed by your options. Do you go in chronological order? Where do you start? WHAT DO YOU DO???
Let me help, friend.
OK. Generic TL;DR recommendation: start with either Wyrd Sisters (witches and Shakespeare!)or Guards! Guards! (detectoring!)because they give you a good intro to the kind of plots and humour you can expect from Pratchett. If you like them, great! If not...maybe the series won't be your thing. But if you’d like a more customised selection, walk this way…
YOU LIKE: Mysteries, hardbitten detective types, and the mean city streets…
TRY THIS: The Guards books. Night Watch is probably my favourite, but Guards, Guards! is the place to start. Official reading order here.
YOU LIKE: Ladies kicking ass and meddling in narrative causality (no you shan’t go to the ball, I don’t care what the story says!)