Life has been crazy in my house between working and getting ready for C2E2 this weekend! If you plan to be at the con please come see me! I’ll be at table F16 in the artist’s alley! http://www.c2e2.com/ Look for the spacegirl banner!
Come see me at C2E2 in Chicago this weekend!
Huh. Chicago this weekend.
There were no sex classes. No friendship classes. No classes on how to navigate a bureaucracy, build an organization, raise money, create a database, buy a house, love a child, spot a scam, talk someone out of suicide, or figure out what was important to me. Not knowing how to do these things is what messes people up in life, not whether they know algebra or can analyze literature.
I haven’t posted anything lengthy or terribly eloquent on the subject of women in geek culture lately, have I? Have this instead.
Kate is the best.
Will now be ending ALL rants about sexism with “MAKE A FUCKING WONDER WOMAN MOVIE”.
I want to agree with this 100%, but I have two problems with the final sentiment…
- In the hands of Zack Snyder under the aegis of WB, Superman was turned into a dour neck-breaker. Imagine what horrors these monsters would inflict upon Diana.
- Have y’all read DC comics in the last half-decade? Hell, they probably got the idea for Supes to break Zod’s neck from when Wondy snapped Max Lord’s.
The sour old white men who think all comics must always be dark shouldn’t be whom we encourage to make a movie about a positive role model. What we get might be worse than her absence from the silver screen.
Instead, let’s scream for a Black Widow movie and a Ms. Marvel movie and let’s trust the cooler, calmer, less bitter folk overseeing the expansion of the Marvel film universe.
(Note: this is just my opinion an I could be so wrong it’s not even funny.)
William Upski Wimsatt (via perfect)
Read. More. Literature. Not less; more.
- Want to learn about sex, good and safe? Read voraciously. And I’m not talking about Fifty Shades of What the Fucking Fuck.
- Want to learn how friendship works? Read voraciously. Huck Finn, Harry Potter, Little Women.
- Navigate a bureaucracy? Try some Kafka. (That’s only semi-sardonic.)
I would really rather not see our schools become more like trade schools. It’s bad enough that university education, in the US at least, has become so results-driven that there is precious little difference between the course load in a four-year “liberal arts” institution and a concentrated program from a place like DeVry or ITT Tech. Education at that level is no longer about opening minds; rather, it is about learning a trade and getting a certificate of completion to put on your résumé. There’s nothing wrong with that, but the options for broad, undirected study are becoming more limited each year.
Let’s halt the transformation of our primary and secondary educational institutions…let’s restore art and music and make sure that learning math and analyzing literature always takes precedence over learning how to “create a database” or how to “buy a house”.
Lip: that had better be a goddamn pimple.
Food: fowl, perhaps for lunch.
Tip: what I promised would be all I put in.
Snip: what the mohel says.
‘Tude: give me none.
Grip: Kung-fu or not at all.
Nude: like one of your French girls.
Trip: to Chicago in two days.
Oh, look. And now Tumblr have switched the rotation on the globe.
Good on you.