July 28th, 2008

trust, best friends forever, snot-nosed brats

Hooray for Mythbusters!

Since neither of us were up for anything yesterday, today's the day when I go over and hassle the best friend. :D

I'm already running late by his calculations and my estimation, but I had to poke around this fixing the Women in Refrigerators problem entry a little, and contribute since I was thinking about it in the shower.

A man can't be shown as a victim, basically. In the genre under discussion, you are going to have victims. No way around that. And in your real-world stats, yeah, women bear a whole lot of the brunt of physical violence. But it's simply lazy writing to have the bulk of your senselessly victimized characters who spur the heroes into motion be female, when your heroes have (boyfriends), sons, fathers, brothers, grandfathers, business partners, friends, uncles, cousins, and other important guys in their lives, not all of whom can fight back against the Masked Maven of Malice.
running, bomb tech

Assorted

The tale of Sehau and Aifheh makes me cry. The good way. http://www.the-big-meow.com/ch7/ChapterSeven.php

http://synecdochic.livejournal.com/242121.html -- Internet business numbers for the layperson.

http://elorie.livejournal.com/1164045.html -- homegrown terrorist nutjobs!

http://designyoutrust.com/2008/07/28/4-of-5-posters-you-should-really-hang-on-the-wall/ -- monkeys.

http://asylums.insanejournal.com/lightning_war/33983.html -- is making me laugh because of the vast difference in tone between the content of the letter and the sweet, sweet sign-off.

http://controversy.wearscience.com/design/elementsnot/ -- I think I like this shirt.


Went over to Darkside's. Watched some Mythbusters and some Slayers (season 1, disc 2). I need to get more and/or better sleep on weekends. He's alternating weeks as GM now, D&D 4th edition, so he was also not so conscious on Sunday.