kaigou: (1 Izumi)
[personal profile] kaigou
Recently I saw a news bit about an upcoming convention for, I think it was, women game-writers. There was, of course, the inevitable bit about how women don't need their own gaming convention, and leaving out the menz, and the usual. (Uh, maybe it was comics? Great, my mind's going and it's barely only 1pm.) I'm all for safe space, but now I want one in my industry. Someplace where I could post this, and know I'm talking to people who won't act like I'm seeing things, or practically pat me on the head with the patronizing, or tell me it's not a big deal (or that it doesn't bother them so naturally it shouldn't bother me) and I should get over it, or whatever. But since I can't find that locally, it's all y'all instead who get to share my pain. I mean, this shit really is insidious.



Note the icon titles. GEE, THANKS FOR CLEARING THAT UP FOR ME.

Date: 11 Feb 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
annotated_em: TYL Mukuro (Katekyo Hitman Reborn), disheveled and glaring. (Mukuro - okay now I'm pissed)
From: [personal profile] annotated_em
...

*calmly* Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Date: 11 Feb 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
law_nerd: Lion with one paw over it's face: face!palm (FacePalm)
From: [personal profile] law_nerd
Cockroaches can likely survive nukes. I'd suggest heavy duty steel toed work-boots applied firmly and repeatedly to wherever the critter that designed that keeps it's excuse for a brain.

Date: 11 Feb 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
phoebe_zeitgeist: (flyingdragons)
From: [personal profile] phoebe_zeitgeist
But there might be a lot of them, and you can spend too much of your own valuable time finding and stomping every one if you need to do it all by hand. Or by foot.

I suggest hiring the job out. To supernatural evildoers, if necessary: dragons, demons, whatever it takes. Less time-consuming than stomping them; less collateral damage than nuking from orbit.

Date: 11 Feb 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
FUN. (She said sarcastically.)

This is one reason I'm on the Systers email list. Safe space, soooo needed.

Would you mind if I grabbed that and posted it at GeekFeminism.org? In fact if you ever want to guestpost there about something geekfeminist, you'd be welcome to submit a guest post - msg me.

YEARS LATER

Date: 19 Jan 2014 03:51 am (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
When I repost, do you want any particular guest blogger bio? (e.g. "kaigou is a cultural critic, UX designer, and kdrama enthusiast living in North America")

Re: YEARS LATER

Date: 19 Jan 2014 04:54 am (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane

I could repost as anonymous guestblog, if you prefer!

Re: YEARS LATER

Date: 9 Feb 2014 11:32 pm (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
Thanks! It'll go up on the 11th. Sorry for the delay.

It's up

Date: 11 Feb 2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face in front of a brick wall, May 2015. (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
Here you go. A couple of folks have posted comments, in case you want to respond.

Date: 11 Feb 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
nagasvoice: lj default (Default)
From: [personal profile] nagasvoice
Well, no STEREOTYPING there, huh?
(Somehow, now I feel like going off to AO3 and reading extremely, extremely blatant PWP slashy fic. Go figure).
I suggest global climate instability will deal with all of it. What? A climate like Venus, you don't even have roaches left.

Date: 12 Feb 2012 01:19 am (UTC)
onthehill: Russell Crowe is knitting (knitting)
From: [personal profile] onthehill
Wow - who'd have thought that a set of icons would give me THE RAGE!?

Date: 12 Feb 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
smw: A woman sits at a typewriter, pages flying, a plug in the back of her awesomely big-curly hair. (Default)
From: [personal profile] smw
Hell, those are all sorts of hideous. Could they not at least label the one "user-male"?

Date: 12 Feb 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
smw: A woman sits at a typewriter, pages flying, a plug in the back of her awesomely big-curly hair. (Default)
From: [personal profile] smw
=O

How did I live without this knowledge? Clearly this is the source of all my social awkwardness.