bardic_lady: (shakespeare - srs academic)
I have written three seminar papers since Sunday. I have also done all the readings for those seminar papers, which is about 300 pages. I have also gotten thoroughly frustrated by 17th century gender politics.

Gender Opinions in the 17th Century, or How Women Got Screwed By the System )

A conversation about societal views on cross-dressing in 17th century England (Warning for gratuitous wooga wooga fingers) )

Tomorrow, I will go to the library for some books for the 20 page paper I will research and write in the next two weeks. But I will also read Lord Tony's Wife by Emmuska Orczy (all [ profile] zegeekgirl's fault) and start The Last Run, the new Q&C novel. And on Friday I'm going bead shopping. SO THERE.

Spirit Day

Oct. 2nd, 2010 06:32 pm
bardic_lady: (gay of the day)
Reposted from [ profile] upstart_crow ETA: Go here to see what this is about. I'm not posting the graphic because [ profile] karnythia makes a good point that some of the photos used in it are of minors, and permission may not have been given to whomever started this to use those images.

Still, I think this is a good gesture, and I hope one that will not be meaningless and just something to comfort people who feel grief over these deaths. Worse, I hope that this won't become ultimately a means for well-meaning straight cis folks to pat themselves on the backs and feel like they've Done Something. Worse still, I really hope that the folks who used these images won't cause even more grief to the boys' families.

Don't get me wrong. Comfort is important, but it's privileged to focus on comforting ourselves when we have work to do in helping LGBTQ kids and teens.

The text that came with the image reads as follows: On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the [9] gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that's exactly what we'd like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.
bardic_lady: (Default)
I'm guessing most of you have already seen this but in case you haven't, Sonoma County, CA separated an elderly gay couple, broke their lease, auctioned off all their possessions, and left them in different nursing homes until one of them died alone. I can't even...

On a far less serious but irritating note:

Dear Sharp, makers of the new tv with "Quattron" color, you are wrong in your wrongness. You cannot "add yellow" to the spectrum of colors a tv set shows. In terms of light, yellow is not a primary color. Ergo, you already had yellow, because you make it with two of the primaries. I find your lack of science disturbing. Kthxdai, Me
bardic_lady: (glittery doug)
Also, Uganda is looking to pass violently anti-legislation. Read about it here and try and think of ways to support the Ugandan gay community.
bardic_lady: (gay of the day)
I am so ill with anger. Read what Nicola Griffith has to say about a lawsuit against a Florida hospital for refusing access to a dying woman to her same-sex partner and their children and then act.
bardic_lady: (wiffle bat of justice)
Day three of post-election:
I'm still depressed that 8 passed and the more I read, the more completely bewildered at dumbness I get.

The LA Times tells me that in the wake of Prop 8, a lot of gay rights activists are protesting the role of the Mormon church in the election, in that church leaders leaned heavily on congregants to donate and Mormons made up at least 40% of the contributions to the Yes on 8 campaign. Which MAKES SENSE TO ME. There was a human interest bit yesterday about a Mormon couple who have five children and are not at all well off, who felt it was important enough for their children and their children's children to withdraw $50,000 from their life savings to donate to the campaign. *headwall repeatedly* So, now the Mormons are complaining that they're being discriminated against.

*hits people with the DUH stick*
bardic_lady: (dreams)
Thoughts, ramblings, and other things:

Have been plagued of late by the ethical implications of watching and by extension supporting Bionic Woman. If you're interested in my concerns and I haven't already waffled all over you, drop a comment and I'll explain further. It has to do with homophobia and actors I like.

Dreams last night were of truly spectacular scariness. End of the world, twice, my brother and two of his friends leaving our house to look after a sick dog and ending up murdered in the back of an SUV, Kara Thrace committing suicide and having her body mailed to Lee Adama. Woke up, it should not be surprising, in a cold sweat. Seriously, will someone calm my subconscious the hell down?

I will be in Seal Beach Friday night to Sunday morning making a pittance to co-kidsit a trio of children during my local Quaker church's retreat. Anyone with suggestion for things that might appeal to a) a baby, b) a very bright kindergarden age girl, c) a seven year old autistic boy, or d) any combination of the above, let me know.

I still fail at life.

ABBA Fantasista is still bouncing around in my head, I'm working on things and hope to start really writing in the next few weeks.

I'm driving again for the first time in three+ years. I think I'm more comfortable this time around, though I desperately wish I was driving my father's car (2002ish Prius) and not mine (1989ish Camry).

Slowly, my room is starting to be a living space again, which is good, I suppose.

I almost wish I played video games like Halo, the Halo 3 voice cast is so awesome. Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, and Katee the Magnificent? Way too cool.

I picked up the season premiere of Bones. They're dealing with the Illuminati. I may watch for awhile...

My grandma is 85. She wants me to house/catsit in a few week so she can go traveling again. How cool is that?
bardic_lady: (starbuck - excuse me?)
Oh, frak me. Why NBC? Why have you cast Isaiah Washington, he of the icky anti-gay, in Bionic Woman?
Thing the first: I want to like BW because it co-stars my beloved Katee. I watched Last Sentinel and How I Married My High School Crush for her. But one of the reasons I gave up Grey's Anatomy was him. *CONFLICT*
Thing the second: The sci-fi community, as a whole, has seemed to be a fairly gay friendly sort of place. Why would you cast an actor known for his anti-gay slurs on a sci-fi show? Is that dumb? I think so.

Way to ruin the show before it even starts.

January 2015



I Cannot Hide What I Am

I must be sad when I have cause and smile
at no man's jests, eat when I have stomach and wait
for no man's leisure, sleep when I am drowsy and
tend on no man's business, laugh when I am merry and
claw no man in his humour...
I had rather be a canker in a hedge than a rose in
his grace, and it better fits my blood to be
disdained of all than to fashion a carriage to rob
love from any: in this, though I cannot be said to
be a flattering honest man, it must not be denied
but I am a plain-dealing villain. I am trusted with
a muzzle and enfranchised with a clog; therefore I
have decreed not to sing in my cage. If I had my
mouth, I would bite; if I had my liberty, I would do
my liking: in the meantime let me be that I am and
seek not to alter me.

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