Posts Tagged ‘second class fan citizens’

In case you don’t pay attention to online fandom, the shit hit the fan last week in a way that manages to drag me out of my sort of hiatus state and into a ranty frame of mind.  It started out in bandom (indie band RPS/F, which personally, I don’t get the appeal of, but […]

And on the same topic as the last: I went to Smith, on generous grants from an endowment sponsored by donations big and small and investments both ethically sound and dubious.  My father is a manual laborer, and my mother teaches in a public school.  Yes, I am white.  Yes, I grew up lower-middle-class and […]

I don’t usually say things like this.  Mostly because I don’t find it productive.  But wow, hearing about what just happened to Micole as part of Racefail?  That sort of broke me. The ‘progressive’ SF establishment?  You can all kindly go fuck off and die.  Right now.  You fucking elitist self-aggrandizing asswipes. How dare you […]

So Chally was doing that interview meme, and because I enjoy talking about myself, I decided to go for it.  (Chally, btw, had a great post on Octavia Butler linked at io9 recently–some feminist redemption for them, ne?) If you would like five questions from me, please leave a comment and I’d be glad to ask. […]

Tammy Oler, over at Bitch’s Love/Shove blog, found something related to the new Trek movie that hadn’t even crossed my mind–apparently Mattel’s doing Kirk, Spock, and Uhura Barbie/Ken dolls as part of the marketing. Usually, I’d be complaining about commercialization and the body image issues (both in terms of size and in terms of race) […]

Because I really just don’t know where to start with the massive clusterfuck that is this year’s cultural appropriation SFF community ‘discussion’…rydra_wong on LJ’s been making linkdumps. Basically, I don’t know at this point if I have anything useful to add that hasn’t been said by people who are better at it than me and […]

A few bits and pieces that haven’t become their own posts. A word on the Eleventh Doctor: Much as I remain ambivalent about Matt Smith, I am not best pleased by the fact that we have a young not-particularly-masculine white guy in the role, round three.  I expected a little more diversity from Moffat; I’m not […]