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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Thor's Day 
18th-Feb-2010 07:22 am
Happy birthday to camillealexa, holme, and littlebuhnee!

Hello to new readers darling_tess and suzgoddessmom!

Stayed in last night due to tired; I didn't sleep well the previous two nights. Otherwise okay. The headache is still nudging me.

Oh, Amanda Palmer
You are still made of fail. There will be a longer post on this later; I have Things to Say. But Sady says it very well here. I just have stuff to add.

Am presenting to BARCC today. About what? Well. Y'all. Community outreach in the SF/F fandom community, and why SF seems more willing and able to engage on this topic.

Yes, I present about BARCC stuff at cons and about con stuff at BARCC. I don't really have any separation of my interests these days, but I'm cool with that.

Link Soup
* I'm eligible for the Campbell this year, Hugo voters. (Did I already post that? Apologies if I did.)
* I totally want to make this.
* Introvert blog.

I don't have any other links that aren't "this week in rape culture!", and I'm saving those for the BARCC blog - aren't you happy?

Daily Science
Two cardiothoracic surgeons at UC Davis Medical Center have performed the first robotic-assisted, multi-arterial, cardiac bypass procedure in California.

Work. Home. I have that editing to do, plus a bit of writing if I can get the kid out of the house; I also need to write a letter to my asshole GI doc. I have... much to do. But I've been napping when I'm home in the afternoons and therefore not getting much done. Is hard to recover when you have a day job. I need to make a list of stuff that needs doing, really.

And I have to write the Amanda "fuck off, disabled feminists and sexual abuse survivors" Palmer post.
18th-Feb-2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
18th-Feb-2010 02:15 pm (UTC) - on AFP
Yeah, for me it wasn't the original fail (because God/dess knows I've failed), but the snotty dismissal of the disabled feminists' critiques, PLUS the routine she and Maragret Cho did where they *pretended to rape Katy Perry for the lulz* that utterly horrified and disgusted me. I am going to be looking for new icons stat.

Edited at 2010-02-18 02:16 pm (UTC)
18th-Feb-2010 05:23 pm (UTC) - Re: on AFP
I know, right? Because acting out the rape of people you don't like is totally hilarious and does not contribute to rape culture at all. Is what I'm sure she'd say.

(Disappointed in Margaret Cho. I expected no better of Palmer, but I expected better of Cho.)
18th-Feb-2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
They didn't show the robot.
18th-Feb-2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
You know what gets me here, too, about Amanda Palmer?

The idea is not original at all. It was done in Geek Love, which was written by Katherine Dunn. Years ago, iirc. So it's not all cutting edge original for the shock value. They were still in the circus stage, and hadn't formed a band, but all the rest? Pretty much there.

What Ms. Palmer needs is an understanding of irrelevancy, seeing as she's so quick to confer that on others. The outrage and fury she'll get over this will make the project more marketable and lucrative; it's sad but true. Not that that means we should say nothing, it means I wish there was a way to share the experience of being completely unheard with her.
18th-Feb-2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there are people who actually thought there were real conjoined twins she discovered. I am like o.O Really? You did not see immediately what she was doing? Okay.

And it's totally ripped off from Geek Love. But the lack of originality on her part doesn't surprise me either.
18th-Feb-2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't get the whole Amanda Palmer thing — I mean, like, not getting it as in 'WTF? And this is an awesome idea why?'

I don't know much about her other than Dresden Dolls, which I also never listened to much, but I do know that when she and Neil got engaged, I got a sinking feeling for some reason. Like, 'Neil? Pre-nup, stat.'
18th-Feb-2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that.
21st-Feb-2010 05:51 am (UTC)
I've never cared anything at all for Amanda Palmer, and crap like this shows me why.

I admit that her engagement to Gaiman lowers my opinion of him, though.
18th-Feb-2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Wow...I had no idea the Evelyn Evelyn thing was fake. That's...really awful.
18th-Feb-2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
I know this is unfair and kind of lame of me, but my respect for Neil Gaiman plummeted when I found out about his relationship with and now engagement to Amanda Palmer. FFS, Neil. God. :(
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18th-Feb-2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
That's exactly how I read it.
18th-Feb-2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah; the first time you wrote about her here, I was willing to dismiss what she'd said as a fluke. But after reading about this and the Katy Perry thing, I'm done with her. It's like Sady said: she doesn't care about anyoen by herself.

BTW, the first comment on Sady's post is from me.
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