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I want so much more than they've got planned.

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One year, I taught this (Sociological theory) class and only used female writers. The journals were written by women, the textbook was written by females. Do you know what kind of responses I got on my student evaluations that year? {…} That I was biased, that I was only looking from one point of view… that I was basically a man eater. That’s the kind of things I’d get from the students… The semester before, I used only male writers. Do you think I got any kind of feedback like that then?

"Not a single word."

Dr Rebecca Erikson, my professor, in her introduction of epistemology and challenging the main narrative

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Keep finding new bruises. My poor, battered body. Damn, falling off of a bike the wrong way can really cause some pain. I do have to admit that I find it hilarious that I fell the second time on pavement and hurt less than when I fell into grass. It’s all about how you fall.

Going to try out bikes again tonight. Still torn between keeping my new bike with the drop-down handles or getting a new new bike that is more similar to my Haro.

I do firmly believe that I will become more proficient at road riding in the future. I just need some good trail rides to get my confidence back. That’s the one point that makes me think I should keep the semi-road bike.

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teal-deer:

vaultedthewall:

dragonageconfessions:

Confession: I confess I worry I am a bigot. I know making love interests “playersexual” is intended to be inclusive and maximize options, that RPGs are largely about fantasy wish-fulfillment, and that my playthrough is not affected by anyone else’s. But knowing every potential love interest could go either way decreases my immersion because I know this is statistically uncommon. I preferred my party having a mix of orientations: it felt more real.
 

Repeat after me, OP: Four bisexual people in the same city is not less realistic than:
Dragons 
Magic that you can use to cause flame or ice or lightning fly from your fingertips 
Literal Demons
Literal Spirits that take possession of people
Elves that run around barefooted literally everywhere.
A culture that worships dogs using “bitch” as an insult
(seriously did NO ONE in the writer’s room raise their hand and go “Wait a second here maybe we should rethink this…”?)
An ancient order that uses the blood of corrupted monsters of an unknown sinister origin to allow them to fight said monsters better.
USING LAVA AS A LIGHT SOURCE WHERE YOU ARE IN AN ENCLOSED CAVE STANDING FIVE FEET AWAY FROM IT AND DOING JUST FINE.
GIANT FUCKING SPIDERS SERIOUSLY I AM TALKING HUMMER SIZED
Cutting people apart and stitching them back together frankenstein style and having that actually work.
Giant gray-skinned horned people.
So, yes, OP. If you’re going “The fact that four bisexuals are in the same city and also hang out together, THAT’S what breaks my immersion” you might want to rethink your priorities. Sorry, but them’s the breaks. 

Also bisexuals huddle together for warmth and travel in packs. So. Yeah.

teal-deer:

vaultedthewall:

dragonageconfessions:

Confession: I confess I worry I am a bigot. I know making love interests “playersexual” is intended to be inclusive and maximize options, that RPGs are largely about fantasy wish-fulfillment, and that my playthrough is not affected by anyone else’s. But knowing every potential love interest could go either way decreases my immersion because I know this is statistically uncommon. I preferred my party having a mix of orientations: it felt more real.

 

Repeat after me, OP: Four bisexual people in the same city is not less realistic than:

  1. Dragons 
  2. Magic that you can use to cause flame or ice or lightning fly from your fingertips 
  3. Literal Demons
  4. Literal Spirits that take possession of people
  5. Elves that run around barefooted literally everywhere.
  6. A culture that worships dogs using “bitch” as an insult
  7. (seriously did NO ONE in the writer’s room raise their hand and go “Wait a second here maybe we should rethink this…”?)
  8. An ancient order that uses the blood of corrupted monsters of an unknown sinister origin to allow them to fight said monsters better.
  9. USING LAVA AS A LIGHT SOURCE WHERE YOU ARE IN AN ENCLOSED CAVE STANDING FIVE FEET AWAY FROM IT AND DOING JUST FINE.
  10. GIANT FUCKING SPIDERS SERIOUSLY I AM TALKING HUMMER SIZED
  11. Cutting people apart and stitching them back together frankenstein style and having that actually work.
  12. Giant gray-skinned horned people.

So, yes, OP. If you’re going “The fact that four bisexuals are in the same city and also hang out together, THAT’S what breaks my immersion” you might want to rethink your priorities. Sorry, but them’s the breaks. 

Also bisexuals huddle together for warmth and travel in packs. So. Yeah.

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If I had to write a Literary Analysis 101 paper on [Once Upon a Time], I’d go crazy with all the queer theory I could infer from this tangled mess of a show. But the thing is that you and I both know that my gay feminist reading is not at all the intention of its creators and that what’s actually happening on the screen is a lot less friendly to an LGBTQ audience.

The thing is, representation matters, and one of the worst things that this kind of narrative does is that it expects an LGBTQ audience to be satisfied with the bare minimum. When this bare minimum is not met with automatic praise and thanks, the audience is punished in any number of ways, from a producer’s social media snarkery to claims by the mainstream media that the darned homosexuals just aren’t grateful enough. Even the smallest amount of negative reaction is cited as reason enough to not bother with such a storyline in the future.

"And They Lived Heterosexually Ever After: Why I’m Not Recapping Once Upon A Time Anymore” on AutoStraddle (x)

I used several quotes from this essay in the Homoerotic Subtext panel and it is FABULOUS even if you don’t care at all about Once Upon A Time.  

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Female Fantasy III

Perfecto.

perfect

May they be forever alone for their elitist douche-baggery.

I was recently interviewing the woman who founded Her Universe and we were talking specifically about women and geekdom. I asked about the rise of girls in geek culture and she very accurately corrected me: There is no “rise” of geek girls. We’ve always been here. Girls are just as nerdy as dudes are. Ladies have always been interested in sci fi and fantasy and video games - we just don’t talk about it a lot because men are assholes.