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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Monday 
7th-Mar-2011 07:37 am
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Happy birthday to the amazing stealthcello!

State of the 'Song
Still worn to a frazzle.

Birthday Weekend
Was exactly as low-key as I needed it to be. Bone-tired 'song = not up for too much activity. Muppets and 1,000 Blank White Cards = just right.

Reminder!
Sponsor me in BARCC's Walk for Change! And if you're local, walk with Team Venture!

Link Soup
* More Wonder Woman upfuckery - of course the villain is bi. It's not like that's a trope or anything.
* New Brust story!
* More nifty street art.
* Ohhhh my goodness, the Dune activity books.
* Badhkns and the origin of Jewish humor.
* More on Penny Arcade.

Daily Science
Now we're working on cars you can drive with your brain.

Plans
Work. After work... I am thinking that I really need to designate one day per week to do non-writing things, like medical stuff and catching up on e-mail and house stuff. Because otherwise all of that bleeds into and nibbles away at my writing time. I may make Mondays that day, because I have a ton of crap to do.

Yes, I really have to schedule stuff like e-mail and calling doctors. I'm raising a teenager, working part-time, volunteering part-time, managing several medical things and several other volunteer gigs, writing a novel, keeping up on other writing stuff, keeping house, attempting to maintain a social life, et cetera. Scheduling, man. Scheduling.

...I need a nap.
Comments 
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7th-Mar-2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, because you arrived before I got to "conscious"!
7th-Mar-2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you got SOME interactive fun on the birthday.

Re: Wonder Woman -- ::headdesk::
7th-Mar-2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
Book rec: I am really going to have to insist that you three read Hereville if you haven't yet. Graphic novel with conservative Jewish community and heroine who wants to fight dragons instead of doing the "womanly" things her stepmother wants to teach her, like knitting. Knitting important to climax without compromising the character. Funny mean pig. Pure awesome.
7th-Mar-2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
Then we must!

I still need to read that killer unicorn book, too. Would it be convenient for you to loan me those tonight?
7th-Mar-2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Oh sure, I'll grab them right now.
7th-Mar-2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
Awesome, thanks!
7th-Mar-2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
What is this killer unicorn book? I must know!

(also in all my years of being bi, I have never even been *asked* to consider a career in supervillainy....oh wait, is that *maybe* because bisexuals are you know, not evil?)
7th-Mar-2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Want to start a League of Nefarious Bisexuals? We can drink tea and knit things. Wait, I'm clearly confused; are those not normal bisexual activities?

(Rampant by Diana Peterfreund, I think the book is? Apparently handles rape and sexual assault issues and their repercussions within the greater community well.)
8th-Mar-2011 12:11 am (UTC)
I am so putting "Proud Member of The League of Nefarious Bisexuals" on my journal:)

(Plus, now I want to have a webcam that promises LIVE REAL BISEXUALS and when people pay it shows knitting, tea, writing and suchlike things:))
7th-Mar-2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Dune activity books.

I think what's left of my brain just broke.
8th-Mar-2011 02:42 am (UTC)
David E. Kelley, I'd say, handled this better twenty years ago with L.A. Law's C.J. Lamb. He had a hand in creating the character: the story I heard is that Kelley and the other producers first wanted her to be a lesbian, and when network higher-ups balked because the show was a soap and they wanted her to be able to be romantically involved with men, Kelley decided to make her bisexual. More importantly, I think, the show took its time showing that part of her; Lamb definitely didn't enter the show with a TEH GAY sign floating above her. (In fact, the show rather cannily did three episodes in a row with C.J.-related stories: a comic one where she and Tommy Mullaney defended a couple who wanted to sell their house because it was haunted; the episode where she and Abby dealt with an intimate moment; and then a more drama-oriented episode where she went to a tribal court in Arizona for a custody battle between an Indian father and a Caucasian mother.) It was a facet, and not the entire hook for the character, a character who I've always liked. (It made me definitely like Amanda Donohoe a lot, too.)

It makes me a little sad that, pop-culture-ly, things haven't seem to have progressed much on this front. And more specifically, though I know she can do funny, I don't know if Elizabeth Hurley has the dramatic chops to do something interesting with this character. So: something else on TV (maybe) that I should be able to safely avoid.

P.S. If you still need to vent about this, you can listen to the Wilhelm Scream.
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