I assume the phaser you are carrying is set to the same setting as you
CAN I USE THIS ON PEOPLE
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Hawkeye nails, by xcalixax
Internet will be installed tonight!
My roommate won’t actually be able to move in until Saturday because her help with the heavy lifting is apparently unreliable.
So I have no furniture so to speak of but I’m working on bringing my folding table and some chairs for the porch from home to use for the time being.
My tv actually has cable until the internet guy turns it off tonight so I watched Superman Returns. Seemed fitting. It wasn’t great, but it was enjoyable. However, like I say, the not-very-well addressed love triangle could have been avoided if Superman and Richard were willing to share. They seem like they would get along great anyway. Also, Lois’s son totally caught on to the fact that Clark is Superman and will probably figure out Superman is his dad pretty soon now that he’s sorta discovered his power.
Yeah. Whenever I introduce someone to superheroes, I feel conflicted about it. There’s a part of me that kind of just want them to stay away because while I love and enjoy these characters my enjoyment is severely tempered by the amount of crap I have to put up with to be a fan of them. I’ve been reading Greg Rucka’s Wonder Woman, and it’s everything I want in a superhero, and I love her, and I absolutely hate what is happening in her series right now, and how all the empowering, female positive aspects of her story seem to have been pushed aside, to make it ‘more appealing to men. And that kind of sums my feelings about nerdom. It’s wonderful and empowering and at the same time it drags you down and makes you feel like you’re in some kind of constant battle just so you can enjoy what you enjoy. And I wish when I introduced girls to the former i didn’t also have to introduce them to the latter.
There is just way too much androcentrism in this community and its tiring and I need it gone before she is old enough to realize what is going on. The only people she has to talk about superhero stuff are the little boys at school and me. So of course her favorites are going to be male because I’m the only one talking about the ladies.
I just want her to be able to love whatever character she wants without that reflecting on society at large. I don’t want her growing up thinking that she won’t be accepted by her male peers for liking “girl superheroes” but I also don’t want her to get rejected for liking the “boy superheroes” and I really really want her to avoid ever feeling like girl superheroes are inferior because this community is dominated by pathetic man-children who hate women. I want her to avoid the self-loathing and girl hate that this community fosters in young women.
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“Wooooooooo Baatttmmmaaannnnn I am your faaaaattthhherrrrr!!!!”
:) I am both impressed by her taste in nerdy arm paintings and her pretty dress.My sister does not appreciate spider-man as a superhero so its a bit a sore spot between them. My sister thinks he has dumb powers. I think she just doesn’t like spiders. Mostly we’ve been trying to subtly push female superheroes so she can be well-rounded (there is a lot bullshit in this community I need gone before she is a teen, there is a lot of bullshit I need gone while she is five).
Yesterday my niece went to the kick-off event of the summer reading program for our city’s libraries and got happy spider-man (note the smiley mouth) painted on her arm.
Spider-man is her favorite superhero.
Proud nerd aunt moment.
Hey everybody! We were contacted by a grad student studying video games who’d like to gather more gender equal data than typical video game-based surveys, which tend to skew male. We thought you might be able to help her out. Here’s the info!
Hello, my name is Katheryn Christy. I am currently a PhD student at The Ohio State University in the School of Communication.
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