March 2nd, 2009

children of dune - leto 1

psa: Racefail: Once More, With Misdirection by Coffeeandink

RaceFail: Once More, with Misdirection by coffeeandink. Read. Every. Word.

In a twist I'm sure Kathryn Cramer finds righteous and deeply clever--maybe she'll talk about putting on airs next?--coffeeandink's RL name was outed in that woman's blog. I'm going to quote cofax7's reaction, since she says it best.
More RaceFail: This is what happens when you stick up for your principles. The fundamental law in online discourse, particularly in fandom, is that you do not out people. But Will Shetterly (whose writing I used to enjoy) and Kathryn Cramer (who has written meaningfully in the pursuit of government accountability) think it's more important to cast blame, to assert grudgewank, than to analyze arguments. I don't care what you think about RaceFail 09, or if you're tired of it or whatever. But this is the establishment striking back at the online community, this is the frenzy of disparagement by people tied to a failing model. And this is why pseudonymity is So Fucking Important.

Fuck you, Will Shetterly. And fuck you, too, Kathryn Cramer. I will not link to you. -- link

I think that encapsulates it nicely. Read coffeeandink's complete entry on what's happened so far, because at this point, God knows what is going to happen next.
children of dune - leto 1

five things meme - the return

Okay, so I have had a very crappy sick week that was shockingly less icky than it could have been with all the coddling of me everyone did here (thank you, btw. For those who have been here for years, my paranoia about this sort of thing is kind of well-known, so having distraction helped a lot). So, in thanks, this:

From cereta here:
You post a topic, list, category, whatever, in my comments section. (examples: "Five Things Bill Denbrough Remembers About His Childhood", or "Five Art Crawl Themes" or "Five Things Jessica Will Never, Ever Tell Seth"). Then, in a separate post, I'll post the answers to your Top 5 ideas, according to me. Serious or fun!

In cereta's words, fandoms that increase your odds of getting an answer:

Fandoms: Merlin, Star Trek Voyager, X-Men Movieverse, Smallville, Queer as Folk, Dr.Who (9 and 10), Stargate:Atlantis, Due South, Chuck, Supernatural, pretty much any movie or book I've mentioned, or any fic or series I wrote that you just want to see a quickie on.

I'll guarantee at least three requests will be done, but last time I thought I'd do three and did like, twelve, and only stopped because I had to sleep eventually. To see what I'm talking about, these are what I did before and what they are like. You can also do sets of three things or four things if you aren't so sure of five.

*wiggles fingers* I started antibiotics today. The placebo effect is marvelous, no? And feel free to try posting this meme yourself! Seriously, these are fun.