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Hello Sweeties!

How was your week?

Mine was pretty good, got some new client work and I’m working on a giveaway for next month that I’m very excited about. I also wrote another piece for about Jade Raymond and Amy Hennig’s session at MIGS last week that I’m very happy with. And I got the ball rolling on a new project for 2016 that I’m hoping y’all will really like.

This weekend will involve a family dinner, getting Rick to help me die my hair and probably finishing Jessica Jones. That show, man.

Link Time!
Yes, your gender does affect how others treat you. From someone who’s seen both sides.

I also totally attribute Jessica Jones’ amazing handling of trauma and gender to having a female showrunner.

Which Zelda characters would you like to see get a spinoff?

Good think I have lots of work pilling up, this hits pretty close to home.

Boxes relieve stress in cats. SCIENCE!

We’ve all done it and we’ve all ended up in dodgy situations as a result.

On a lighter note some thoughts on furniture in video games.

I want to go to there.

Are female athletes held to higher standards than men?

And finally, the smells that are disappearing.

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    November 28, 2015 at 2:07 am

    I couldn’t even get myself to read the whole article from Chrissie, because I get so annoyed. I hate how both genders are treated so different sometimes, if not ALL the time. I mean that for both women and men. I see everyone as equal, and I don’t even see gender based on bodies. So when I read about such big differences of treatment, of children or adults, I just wish I could do MORE than support men, women and those who are non-binary and gender fluid. I want to think ‘everything is changing for the better’, and while we ARE getting there, there’s still so much crap. Two different issues I’ve witnessed just lately: girls STILL getting treated like they are poor gamers (as well as girls knocking other girls for gaming, like we shouldn’t be doing so), and guys being made fun by men and women on International Men’s Day to the point of tears. Nothing about that is equality. I am so glad that I am an equalist, and that I followed those values since I was a little kid. Ugh. So frustrating!


    Let’s give ALL the boxes to ALL the kitties!

    I definitely pay attention to furniture in-game. I find the little details to be absolutely amazing, whether it’s teeny tiny pixels to grand cities (like in WoW or Guild Wars 2, etc.) With more MMORPGs letting you design your own houses, it’s even better, though I still enjoy seeing what game creators do with little, and big, spaces for furniture.

    Eff yeah, Vikings! Jen and I both have a lot of Norse blood. I can trace my family tree way back. I LOVE IT. I seem to mainly be made up of Lithuanian, Norse, German and French.

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      December 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      I think the bigger point is that most people aren’t even aware of their sexism. Most of us like to say that we believe everyone is equal, but subtle unconscious impressions created by the culture we live in still have a tremendous effect on how we treat others. Rather than make it about values, I think it’s important for us all to realize that we can be a little sexist/racist/etc.and think about why that might be. And yassss. Vikings. I did most of my lit degree in pre-17th century lit so I have a real affinity for Vikings and later medieval stuff.

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    November 29, 2015 at 3:45 am

    So interesting about the gender discrimination, whenever I rock up at a wedding, I get asked a lot of questions about how long I’ve been doing it but I notice when I rock up with another male photographer he never gets asked that, I always assumed it was because telepathically they knew I was a somewhat newbie to the industry but the article has got me wondering! Also as soon, as I read about the, ‘telephone book smell’ my nose/brain instantly remembered the exact aroma!

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      December 2, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Yeah, isn’t smell memory the weirdest? And yeah, working in tech, the casual discrimination I get, even from other women, is super interesting. Stupid unconscious biases.

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