Testing, testing 1 2 3?
Edit: Okay, works in preview, but not enlarged. I have to trim it down.
Afterwards, they had karaoke and it was suggested that I sing. I don’t like singing. The wife has banned me from singing. But there are some duties of being the company Westwood (lots of arcane knowledge, and is quirky), and I knew a song, even if the meme was long dead. Anyways, I told the CEO my idea and he joined me in the karaoke. We chose “Never gonna give you up.” Yup, the CEO and I rickrolled the company.
I think that qualifies as a highlight?
The only thing I can think about with the whole EQG thing is the intro bit:
Check it out: Crystal Empire guardponies. In armor. I’ll have to make use of this sometime. But how?
I still need to make arrangements for Bronycon, and what’s worse is that I lost the contact info for someone Lacemod and I were going to room with. I can’t even remember the name —I’m really bad at names. Argh. So if you remember me asking (I think it was during a livestream) or if you have space for two (we can pay for our part of the hotel room and whatnot), drop me a message, eh?
UPDATE: Room plans have been made! Thanks everyone for helping!
Something new in my next post. The legs are such that I can easily rotate them about the pivot points. Isn’t it just the cutest?
First commission piece for http://askthenightguards.tumblr.com/ is done. Wanted a bunch of Shooting Star Ponies harassing Skye Gazer. I suppose someone needed to fill in while Star Shot’s out recovering.
AduroT, the mod behind My Little Pony Kirby, is open for commissions! Give him moneys and he’ll make awesome art like this. He did a great job of drawing the cuteness that is Star Shot’s characters.
I am physically disabled, have cognitive functioning problems because of chronic illness, chronically ill, mentally ill, neuroatypical, autistic, and most likely have undiagnosed learning disabilities but I don’t have a few thousand dollars to pay for the assessment for that.
I say all this because I need people to understand the intersectionality that exists in my life, and this is just with disability.
You can’t talk about how you hate the people see your mobility aid and assume you’re stupid and “oh my goodness I’m physically disabled, I don’t have an intelectual disability” without oppressing people with intelectual disabilities. You ignore the people that have both, and regardless, you’re throwing someone under the bus to make a point. You’re being an ableist douche just like the person you’re making the comment to, and that’s not okay.
While that is the example I see and hear the most, the disabled community still uses language that oppresses other members of the community. And that’s not ok. This probably happens the most with words related to mental illness. Think about your language.
You don’t get a free pass for being an ableist douche because you’re also disabled. That’s not how this works.
And I would love to actually watch a video, or read an article, or something, where someone didn’t manage to throw someone else under the bus.
Just don’t fucking do it.
This is a huge problem I see especially with any sort of general disability related blogs on tumblr which has caused me to unfollow 99% of them because sometimes there are conflictions in accessibility.
Like I’ll see a post about a service dog not being allowed in a doctors office because someone has life threatening allergies.
Or someone’s coping technique could trigger someone else.
I’ve had arguments in the past over shit like this because people can’t accept that it is not ok to hurt other people in the process of helpting yourself.
Speaking as a highly-privelaged white, able-bodied, cisgender male american citizen with a high-paying technical job and in a legally recognized heterosexual marriage — you know, a church affiliation away from being the worst sort of person on Tumblr— this may be very much be a significant obstacle to change.
As far as I can tell, what gets people to change is when there is something that they understand is good for themselves. You could explain away my interest in posting here as ‘Kat (Burningweird) is a neato person and draws butts, therefore anything that makes her unhappy makes me unhappy.’ In a more general sense, a call to justice by those unhurt by the status quo may do so for the warm fuzzy feeling of being morally superior because they’re doing ‘the right thing.’
So yeah, affecting change. The goal is to get the majority (or enough people of power) to want such a change. There’ll be some people that will never want the change (extremely racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever) but those butt-munches don’t matter. What do is the large group that are on the fence and can be swayed by a call to that warm fuzzy feeling or even more selfish motives (For some companies, being seen as socially progressive means more sales.)
The first response of us privileged majority, upon seeing someone disabled decrying abilism against their specific condition but ablist themselves at others, or of feminist that only cares about the plight of women of their own race, or of the lesbian that rejects MtF trans, will be one of, “Hold up, you’re not fighting for justice, you’re only fighting for your own needs selfishly. Were you not in that situation, you would not care about that situation. Since I am not in that situation, why should I care?” That chance for a warm fuzzy feeling just went right out the window, and with it, any justification, any call for change.
Which is a dang shame.
Because this lack of change potentially denies me of knowing other cool people who draw butts.
Yeah sadly I am aware :(
I do it too. I sometimes notice myself brushing off things like sex/race issues because it seems stupid from my perspective.
However, I have more of a tolerance if someone is just saying things on their personal blog for their own sake because frankly, if I unfollowed everyone who occasionally did something bigoted I would literally have to unfollow everything but blogs that are like just art posts or something. People who aren’t problematic selfish fuckups don’t really exist.
It pisses me off though when people are in denial about it though. Oh I am some great activist I care about everyone [invisible subtext: as long as it doesn’t inconvenience me]. I think if you are unable to step back sometimes and try to look at this shit from other perspectives than yours sit the fuck back down because you really shouldn’t be speaking for anyone else.
Which is why I don’t have any sort of general sj blog
Which is why I don’t really reblog things about other minorities as I have no fucking business in that discussion
I don’t think anyone will ever not put themselves over everyone else but it would be nice if they would just stop lying and saying they aren’t. Admit you fucked up and tuck the new info in the back of your mind or something for later reference.
It’s okay to be selfish. It happens. It’s natural. The catch is, if I’m being selfish, it’s unlikely I’ll be able to convince you to be altruistic. But altruism is not necessary for positive change. Just convince me that, by helping you, it helps me in some way.
That’s okay. That’s allowed. We can be selfish yet mutually beneficial.