Party ended up sucking (also, I’m STILL SICK) but our costumes were mathematical.
(I am Fionna; my wife is Marshall Lee)
(also: fionna’s skirt is poor design for a knight-adventurer)
BRIGID. With the blonde wig, you need to costume Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon, like, now.
One benefit of the short hair is that wigs are WAY easier to wear.
HOLY EFF. I am ashamed that I did not see this earlier! How so adorable you guys, geeze.
THIS ACTUALLY MAKES ME SUPER ANGRY
Because while it’s understandable why a 15-year-old gay kid from Lima would feel that way and it’s fine for him to not want to sing about Jesus or to feel hurt, it is not acceptable for someone to take this and expand it to national broadcast to liberal/liberalish teens/young adults throughout the country without someone in the show correcting it or at least adding nuance to it.
Because, yes, a lot of churches are douchey. But a lot of them aren’t, too. I go to school with seminarians (ministers and priests in training!) of various denominations who are solidly liberal and pro-science, and plenty of them ARE women, and some of them are even gay! The Roman Catholic Church nationally is kind of a mess right now, but the college ministry at my undergrad was led for two years by a woman dating another woman on its leadership board (oh wait that was me and my wife). The one I attend now, where I had my same-sex ceremony, was Episcopal - a denomination that is fairly good on gay issues, rather good on women, and faultless on science. Our partners in communion, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, also ordains women and queer people in committed monogamous relationships and is generally pro-science. I have a friend who goes to a Baptist church IN THE SOUTH that has gay lady ministers, even. And that doesn’t even get to the REALLY liberal churches, like the United Church of Christ.
So it’s really sad that asshole churches treat people badly, and even more sad to me that they make kids think that most churches hate gays and women and science. But it mostly grills my ass that the writers of this show are the ones publicizing this opinion as basic truth. When conservative Christians act like they are the only Christians, they are LYING. This basically just supports their asshat cause. Way to give hope to any gay kid who might actually wonder if open and affirming congregations exist, Glee. Way to go.
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First, I don’t think this person is a troll. I think this person is a closeted sexist who is genuinely angry that tremendous and popular attention is being drawn (pun intended!) to the fact that comics are predominantly sexist regardless of the spin put on them. That being said, we should all be in awe at the fact that he as a male activist feels compelled to speak put at the insidious things going on in this blog.
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There is a bigger point to the initiative, and we’re sorry if you missed it the first time. We’ll try to make it more obvious next time. As for the ludicrous claim that the initiative is “a tool to make both artists and people who enjoy artwork of beautiful women feel ashamed or bad in some way about these drawings”— if you feel ashamed or bad that’s on you. No one is trying place guilt or recrimination on ONE person or on the individual; this initiative is an attempt to make the artwork in comics more inclusive and to try to cut through the bull shit claims about the artwork being a form of female empowerment. A character isn’t being empowered when they’re being turned into objects of desire rather than participating subject in desire.
Again, I ask you be more aware of the argument that you’re entering into.
Hahaha, I love you for ranting as hard as I did. Biggest facepalm I can muster on this one.
The conference was awesome!!! The panels were great, the people were friendly, and everything went really well!
Despite the few hiccups—andohgodtheRAGE—it went really well.
And I just wanted to say thank you to all my lovely friends who were helpful and supportive and gave me nice words so I didn’t explode into tears. I love you guys.
So now, after a drink, nachos, and hopefully more drinks (just a few), I can jump back into the fray.
The conference was great! Or at least, what I saw of it was. :D Way to go Sierra. Thanks for giving nerds the opportunity to nerd out.
Did I mention how much I loved my panel? I mean, never mind that some of my favorite people in the world were on it/moderating it, but then my favorite professors showed up and awesome friends were in the audience, and…
So many feels. I got to read an academically sanctioned paper on Batgirl in the New52 for our honor’s society’s regional conference NO BIG DEAL. *flail* Still psyching me out. Probably going to be the highlight of this last month of the semester, if not the whole semester.
Henry Irons says: Join the Vigil.
All the other Orders are stupid.
Lies. The Vigil are just a bunch of jocks with swords. Soon I’ll post screenshots of Clove (+Henry) from their weekend adventures and people will know how awesome Priory nerds are.
The new page for MY ARMS CAN FLY is up!
My Arms Can Fly is my little webcomic about a little 21st-century chickadee who used to be a 17th-century Puritan. Theoretically updates every Saturday. So… go read it?
This is what it looks like when you take your bird out on a leash and put him on a scooter.
Pisco is the fussiest bather in birdsistence.
#YOU CANNOT GRAB THE WATER SILLY BORD
That is my birrrrd
With X’s pretty pretty laugh and starring PISCO OMG HELLO BROTHA FROM ANOTHA MOTHA. *waves Pisco and Xochitl fan club flags*
I usually try to ignore the ultraconservative dumbshits on my friends’ facebook walls (their friends from before they saw the liberal light) when they spew ignorant, homophobic, men-should-have-control-over-women’s-bodies bullshit because they’re not worth the time.
But every once in a while they get to me and I just lose it. But you can’t reason with bigots, so UGH.
Facebook today has been extra brutal. It’s ridiculous.
I got into a (brief) fb debate with a conservative today :\ guy accused my fb friend of holding his opinions because he ~didn’t know any better~, wrote sentences that didn’t even make sense (called Buffet a “she” at one point *stare* and then used him as the subject of two totally contradicting statements in the SAME SENTENCE), misrepresented the double taxation argument (They were taxed for their WAGES! and then on the INTEREST! Never mind that the actual argument is that the interest is taxed outgoing on the company’s end and then on the earner’s, nothing to do with past wages) then told me I couldn’t read (the interest/dividend taxes are about PEOPLE not COMPANIES, so why am I talking about COMPANIES, geeze, how could I be so dense?). And didn’t cite any of his “facts”. I just. How can you. How do you have a debate/conversation like that.
Anyways. Fuck them. And Coralyn saw my comments and sent me a Right On! message, so a big standing ovation for sane friends. HAPPY FREE BIRTH CONTROL DAY TO ALL!
I feel like kymtastic would like this.
First time you’ve ever called me by a handle, strangeling! Also: YES.