gender and sexism
My new Captain America earrings arrived yesterday! I was going to take a picture of me wearing them until I realized I am really bad at trying to photograph myself with the camera on my phone. Now I have all these bizarre pics of my ear at weird angles.
Sci-fi writer Martha Wells discusses finishing her lastest book and other writer-ly things.
Catch a first chapter preview of Throne of the Crescent Moon on author Saladin Ahmed’s website.
I have a terrible craving for pimento cheese sandwiches. I blame shoreacres for this problem.
Becky Chambers over at The Mary Sue discusses the ‘Hey Sweetheart’ scenario in RPG video games. I am not a fan of the DA:O Alistair example she uses since I think it is there to foreshadow a plot point, rather than to remind us that we are girls. The endless ‘pretty one’ remarks we have to endure later in the game and the ‘I dare you to slice open my bare midriff‘ female Dalish armor however, are excellent examples. Nice article and interesting discussion in the comments section.
Okay – first off a big thanks to SuperTech Josh for fixing my blog. There was a thing (not the Thing – just a thing) and my blog was down and he took care of it. Then I went in and made some changes he suggested and such. Then I deleted all visible pages except the main. I’ll put them back up sometime this weekend but I am tired of the spam coming in. I think I’ll set them as no-comment and just avoid the whole mess.
The universe has decided I am never writing this mud review. Seriously, every little thing that could possibly get in the way of me finishing it (cause I have most of it down) has happened. Still, I slog on.
I am up to my eyeballs in new music and still havent put any up for listening. Maybe this weekend I’ll just dump all of it on one player and give a short description of each in a post.
Martha Wells was guest of honor at ApolloCon 8 which is, cool of course but the most awesome thing was she got to tour NASA. All the NASA that is NASA. Inside modules control rooms and she took pictures! Check out her blog posts for pictures.
I ran across The Mary Sue – a blog on geek girl culture and picked up the featured video.
While I haven’t encountered the problem on muds I do run across it on graphical games from time to time. The guy will be so heavily armored I wonder how he can breathe, much less move or fight and my character will be stuck wearing a chain mini-skirt and a ”silk with decorative metal swirls’ war bra.
You all should read Bra Melting by Janni Lee Simner
Hey McDonalds…What is wrong with this picture?
I will give you a hint. We are called ‘WOMEN’ and there are two of us, Me’gann and Artemis, on the Young Justice team as well as more of us (I know, I know, shocking) in the Justice League and training the young heroes.
Still not getting the problem?
Okay, I will make this easy for you, Mcdonalds Corporate, so you don’t have to do any heavy lifting. There are female members of Young Justice. You ERASED them. The women of the series and by implication all women are so unimportant that you erased them and replaced them with male villians. Because even the male bad guy is more important than those silly women.
Oh my, look at that. Now my money is invisible too. Guess I won’t be able to spend any of it at McDonalds.