- Have David Tennant read one.
- Have him another one.
- How about one more?
- Cool stories David, tell me another one.
- John Barrowman could read one.
- Or two.
- Or three.
- Maybe … four?
- No, no. Five.
- How about Freema Agyeman?
- I like her, let her read another one.
- And another.
- how about one more?
- Okay last one.
- What about John Simm?
- One more
- Christopher Eccleston can read one.
- And another.
- Another one.
- Last one.
- You know, Benedict Cumberbatch could read one.
- And Martin Freeman as well.
I would have read something like Winnie the Witch without John Simm reading it because I seem to enjoy things written for six-year-olds, but this helps. My lord, I had no idea that the entire cast of 10!era Doctor Who and Benedict fuckin’ Cumberbatch appeared on this.
It could be in Law as early as Friday.
It will be passed without a vote, it is NOT going to the Oireachtas.
It will be signed directly into law.
PLEASE, ANY SANE IRISH FOLLOWER I HAVE. RING YOUR TD, EMAIL THEM. SIGN THE PETITION ON http://stopsopaireland.com/
FOR YOU OWN SAKE AND MINE.
Oookay. My knowledge of Irish politics isn’t the greatest and I don’t want to disseminate false information, but, dear God, Irish tumblrs. Read this. Better safe than sorry.
…you realize that you aren’t really into Sherlock not because you dislike the writing or the characters, or how Irene Alder’s sexuality was portrayed**, but because you just can’t deal with another male-dominated show in your life right now. Sorry, Sherlock. Sorry, John. Sorry, Jim. You’re all very pretty and fascinating, but I need more women who get to do the things you do in my life. At least Doctor Who, for all its gender flubs, regularly features women who fascinating in their own right, even if they’re still secondary to the Doctor (or some other main character), and sometimes we’re even lucky and get a Harriet Jones for awhile. So far Sherlock has given us…Irene? Who appeared in one episode and got to be humiliated a few times? And two other women Sherlock is kind of paternalistic towards?
**As a predominantly lesbian woman who finds herself appreciating and/or longing for maleness and male beauty from time to time, I really appreciated this portrayal and found it both sensitive and accurate—though of course it would be awesome to have a powerful female character who isn’t defined by her sexuality (either being a “nice girl” virgin or a scheming whore) sometimes. YMMV of course.
my mom is vacuuming at midnight.
This picture just killed me, just so you know.
(I also hate vacuums. They make me very anxious and hurt my ears. Hooray for having a hearing disability.)
Poor baby. We feel your pain. Yehss.
Yesterday, notice was received from Kate at Indiegogo that part of #Arkh’s pitch on indiegogo was “unlawful”. Namely, that the lines about using the money to hire queer people and PoC artists were “breaking anti-discrimination laws”. Now Arkh’s goal is to not only make this game, but to use the money to support the community at the end of its goals, the queer community and the PoC community. Therefore, it seeks to pay either queer developers or developers of color, because those communities are notoriously left out of the gaming industry, to the point where if they do manage to get a job at all, they are ridiculed and harassed until they quit.
I changed the pitch immediately and mentioned to Kate that I was upset about it. Kate responded with this:
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Thank you, I appreciate that!
Just to give you some context, we had someone threaten us with legal action because of that clause on your campaign. We’re having our legal advisors take a look at whether or not those two sentences violate any “law, statute or regulation”. I’m hoping that the answer is ‘no’ so that you can return your pitch to the way it was, but I need confirmation from our lawyers first.
Thanks for your understanding,
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All I have to say to the obviously cis straight white jerk who is angry that you can’t, once again, make money from queer people and people of color? To someone so upset at not being able to have everything in the world you made that ridiculous attempt at us, that even Kate at Indiegogo made sure to thwart?
Thanks. Really. :) You’re so selfish that you cannot bear to see something that doesn’t include you, something made for someone that isn’t you. You could spend your time playing any one of a million other video games just for you, but you attack what is, for so many, the one chance they will EVER be able to see themselves in a fantasy game of a high level.
But it’s okay.
Things like this are exactly what the community needs to be pushed into going farther than they could have ever gone before. The fact that you went that far to try to stop us only guarantees that we’ll succeed. We’ll succeed and I’ll make sure to leave a SPECIAL message in the game JUST FOR YOU. :)
Your racism and queerphobia only served to further my agenda.
To all supporters of the Arkh Project and its philosophies:
Spread the word, folk. There are cis straight white people actively making attempts to shut us down because they hate us having anything for ourselves just that much.
Arkh is going to be Indiegogo’s Campaign of the day tomorrow, 1/25/12.
Now is the time, queer folks and non-white folks. Spread the word. Tweet #Arkh. Tweet everyone you know. Tweet writers, tweet artists, tweet famous people and tweet your cousin’s aunt’s sister. Blow it up. Blow it up so that we’re unstoppable.
Do not let the oppressors beat us. We are here, and we aren’t going away because they don’t like having to share.
Edit: To anyone complaining about the title of this post? The SPECIFIC individuals trying to shut down Arkh are ACTUALLY cis, straight and white. It is a fact, not a generalization.
I hate being conflict-adverse. A discussion on a professional mailing list I’m on now is seriously upsetting me and making my depression worse, and I want to chime in and tell everyone how they are just flaunting their economic, educational, and professional privileges and making those of us who don’t have them feel like shit, but if I do the entire thread will turn into a fight and I can’t afford to lose the spoons.
You’ll need an account in order to sign the petition, but it’s free and easy to set up! I had mine squared away in under a minute, and it’s absolutely worth the (very) minor inconvenience.