The Russians have been writing nice things about Emma.

Ah, that warm feeling when you get exactly the kind of review you’ve always wanted.

Just beforehand, Emma has found a picture of Steed labelled “DANGEROUS - HANDLE WITH CARE”. I dig that the label on her picture has a double meaning - not just “do not mess with”, but “do not indecently assault or you’ll regret it”.

There’s another episode in which, IIRC, she’s on a sofa with a clueless young man who keeps trying to grope her, and she keeps throwing him around the room - with polite patience - until he finally realises that this isn’t what women want or expect of him at all. Unlearning the predatory script he’s been taught comes as a great relief to him.



5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.