25 8 / 2014

I’m just gonna leave this here.

I disagree with the author about Clara getting hit in the face with a newspaper- it felt so cheap I wondered if I was still watching Doctor Who for a second.

I am looking forward to a different Showrunner- Moffatt started out ok for me but each season I’ve liked him less and less.

22 8 / 2014

Something happened

I debated writing this post. That’s not true- I wrote it a few times, deleting the draft every time. But I’ve gotten some distance and perspective on it, so here goes nothing.

Someone who I thought was my friend kissed me when I was too drunk to give consent.

Lets unpack that- you might say, well Jenn, why did you get drunk, then? To which I reply- that doesn’t fucking matter. That’s victim blaming, right there. If a man got drunk and a woman kissed him, she would be the villain of the piece- he wouldn’t be at fault. The more relevant question is though we’d spent a significant amount of time in a social context together, why did he wait until the one time I couldn’t say no?

I went through a shitstorm of emotions for weeks- I’d thought it was just a mistake, maybe he took my being friendly to mean I was interested, it’s not a big deal, right? It was just a kiss.

It could have been more, how could I have stopped it?

After that I mourned the loss of what could have been a great friendship- we’d really connected. All that future potential was gone. The trust I’d had, gone. If he could break my trust, what would stop anyone from doing it?

I haven’t had a drop of alcohol since. I don’t know if I ever will. I should do everything I can to minimize the likelihood of something similar happening, right?

Something happened. I’m dealing with it. But I won’t be silent because it was ‘just a kiss’.

11 8 / 2014

On perception- of the self, mostly

I had an interaction at Origins earlier this year that resonated with me- I was walking towards dinner, trailing a little behind a group of friends. I told the person next to me “I’m finally hanging out with the cool kids!” and he laughingly agreed.

Except I would venture to say there is a non-zero number of people who would count me as a ‘cool kid’ and be just as excited to hang out with me.

It’s interesting to me- I don’t feel a thing that I see in other people, but perhaps others see it in me.

Long story short- I’ll be at GenCon this weekend hanging out with the cool kids and trying to enjoy it rather than feel like a fakey faker who’s just fooling people into letting her game with them.

11 8 / 2014

gnumblr:

google is letting you design a bracelet for free and will 3D print and ship them for free in the US

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go ape shit with this

…ahem…

SQUEEEEEEEEE

*totally* ordered mine already!

(via teejaydragonfruit)

11 8 / 2014

jtotheizzoe:

Ever wonder why we read the comments when we know we should never, ever read the damn comments? BrainCraft has a bit of troll psychology to share with you, about why we have to look, why anonymity breeds horrible behavior, and what negative effects abusive comments may have on the content they exist beneath (like, I dunno, educational YouTube videos?)

But more than all that, this video is about specific abuse that Vanessa and other female creators receive on a daily basis. Sure, we all get trolls of some kind, but the worst comment I see on an OKTBS video isn’t even close to what female creators have to deal with.

Not only do abusive comments make YouTube a dangerous place for creators like Vanessa (or Emily, who made a similar video last year), it makes it a dangerous place for people who are there to learn. We can not and should not allow this to happen.

Positive environments are something that we must just demand and *POOF* the internet will become a safe place full of rainbows and unicorns and intellectually stimulating discourse. We must actively work to create positive environments wherever we go on the web. So if you see something, say something, and make sure that trollish behavior and hate speech are not welcome anywhere where you are online, especially places where we’re trying to educate, inspire, and learn. 

Also, white bears.

Because it’s important.

10 8 / 2014

hedendom:

wintherharlekin:

Scandinavian folklore (special focus on Norway)

Pictures:
Nøkken, Valemon, and Draugen by Theodor Kittelsen
Dragon, Huldra, Trolls, Elves, (first picture), by John Bauer
Fossegrimen by birgitte-gustavsen
Kraken by Bob Eggleton

THESE ARE GREAT!

The stories of my people…

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09 8 / 2014

It snuck up on me!

It snuck up on me!

09 8 / 2014

Shameless self promotion time!

Watch me run Heroine for the ladies of Gamer Chick Show!

(Source: youtube.com)

08 8 / 2014

My old foe

Having a rough morning after bad dreams. I can recognize it as depression, at least, and not mistake it for reality. It still sucks.

03 8 / 2014

mrv3000:

ophelia-tagloff:

kestrel337:

Just imagine the Avengers going to Ikea, and Thor is the only one who can pronounce the name of anything. 

This is disproportionately hilarious to me.

#COME LET US ASSEMBLE THE LÖVBACKEN

This cracks me up!

(via moonflowerlights)

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03 8 / 2014

shittybeatnik:

ancamnarvienn:

Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)

THIS is what the original Star Trek TV series and films were about. Not just about blowing up things in space and snazzy lens flares with a side order of casual sexism -.-‘.

dude do you know how many people I have pissed off by saying the exact same thing?

Not enough people.

This is why the JJ Abrams movies don’t feel like real Trek to me- they are all flash and cinematography. And I get it, right? This sort of social commentary isn’t going to get people into movie theater seats, it isn’t going to sell tickets, but it still bothers me.

(Source: thevoyagereternals, via beingruth)

03 8 / 2014

teland:

gailsimone:

badguyshavetheworstaim:

a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!

YES. Jesus, thank you.
I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.
IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.

"The Women Men Don’t See" — James Tiptree, Jr. (AKA Rebecca Sheldon — thanks, buggeryisthegenus)
And really — the *everyone* men don’t see, when you get right down to it. They don’t see us, they’re convinced we don’t spend money — not on the merch they want to make, anyway — and, if we make so much noise that they have to acknowledge us anyway?
Well, we’re not “real” fans.
*rolls eyes so hard they get stuck*

I’ve been a comic fan since I was 13. I got away from it for a long time due to the way most female characters were portrayed, but Saga and Rat Queens (and Ms. Marvel and Sex Criminals and Lumberjanes) brought me back!
Also, I’m more than a little proud to have met and gamed with the artist and can attest that she is one awesome woman!

teland:

gailsimone:

badguyshavetheworstaim:

a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!

YES. Jesus, thank you.

I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.

IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.

"The Women Men Don’t See" — James Tiptree, Jr. (AKA Rebecca Sheldon — thanks, buggeryisthegenus)

And really — the *everyone* men don’t see, when you get right down to it. They don’t see us, they’re convinced we don’t spend money — not on the merch they want to make, anyway — and, if we make so much noise that they have to acknowledge us anyway?

Well, we’re not “real” fans.

*rolls eyes so hard they get stuck*

I’ve been a comic fan since I was 13. I got away from it for a long time due to the way most female characters were portrayed, but Saga and Rat Queens (and Ms. Marvel and Sex Criminals and Lumberjanes) brought me back!

Also, I’m more than a little proud to have met and gamed with the artist and can attest that she is one awesome woman!

(Source: lizlem0nparty, via sandykidd)

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02 8 / 2014

iguanamouth:

another set of commissioned dragon hoards ! the cat hoarder and the kitten hoarder are best friends and sometimes let their charges meet for playdates 

(part one) (part two)

Never not reblog uncommon hoards…

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02 8 / 2014

allthefreaksareonparade:

sprouttling:

se4h4ven:

l-onelyhearted:

mattrenez:

igotaloveshekeepsmewaiting:

melodiesintheair:

jarpadd:

I suggest all females watch this. 

*i suggest all humans watch this.

THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED WATCHING FOR ALL HUMANS

I’m a 17 year old white guy living in middle class America. I’ve never exactly been a supporter of feminism because that kind of thing has never really affected me personally. I don’t notice it and I don’t care about it. But in nine minutes this video has made what is truly a serious problem extremely apparent. Those “why I need feminism” posts or those slut-shaming or rape culture campaigns never convince me of anything. But this video actually did I think.

tl;dr This video kicks ass, just watch it.

Amazing

This is the most amazing thing I’ve seen all year and every person should see this

PSA: THIS VIDEO IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TAKING A MOMENT TO VIEW IT.

HOLY SHIT

I KNOW A GIRL IN THIS

ARIELLA YOU’RE SO ADORABLE YOU MINI FEMINIST YOU

This is why the country needs feminism.

(Source: dave-bowman, via teejaydragonfruit)

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02 8 / 2014

born-a-baker:

OH DAMNNNNNN

This is why I am a feminist.

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