Archive for January, 2008
Posted by Richie on January 31, 2008
Posted by Richie on January 19, 2008
One: Mano E Mano
This week I mostly toyed with writing a post about men and feminism. I’ve touched on my general reluctance to say anything about the topic before – among other things, it leaves women out of the equation, which seems counterproductive – but the recent behaviour of a blogger called Profeministmale made me think it probably worth trying, if only because he set the bar so incredibly low that I could write a post about my cat and it would still contribute more than TODAY I THOUGHT ABOUT QUESTIONING MY SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT BUT IT WAS TOO HARD SO I MADE A VERY CONCERNED FACE INSTEAD. PS FEMINIST. In the end, it’s probably just as well that L from Editorializing the Editors wrote this post (as well as this, earlier) covering where Profeministmale screwed up, since I’ve been very busy lately and am feeling even less diplomatic than usual.
Two: Academia Revisited
The letter of offer I got about the JMC Academy was sent out early, since it was entirely interview and folio based and thus they didn’t need to check how well I’d gone in the previous year’s studies. Now the first round university place offers are being mailed out, and it turns out I also got in somewhere else, which is more impressive but less practical. I have to have decide by Wednesday, so right now I’m frantically drawing up pro/con lists.
Three: Other Writing
I’m in the midst of editing some Cerise stuff, as well as collaborating with an artist friend one a webcomic which I will link to when it’s finished some time in 2029. It will then become apparent that I have no original ideas and write women very poorly, thus rendering the opinions expressed on this blog even less relevant.
Because I’m moving in about a month, I’m selling a bunch of crap on eBay. Some of it may be of interest to people reading this, but most of it’s either foolish purchases or gifts from people who’ve horribly misjudged me as a human being. Nothing more recent than Christmas 2005, though, because otherwise that would look ungrateful.
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Posted by Richie on January 8, 2008
New Cerise is up, containing some fantastic articles as well as something I wrote. I’m also going to be helping edit issues from now on, hooray! The theme for the next issue is Princess Power, if anybody is interested in submitting something.
Issue Theme: Princess Power
Submission Deadline: January 20th, 2008
Whether as passive prizes to be won, powerful allies or player characters, princesses have long been popular in both table top and video games. Why the enduring fascination with princesses? What are some of the themes of power and peril that are explored through princess characters?
Whether you love princesses or hate them, if you want to explore ideas of femininity, exceptionalism, class, empowerment and more through the lense of the princess – or even if you’ve just always wanted a shiny tiara of your very own – this is the issue you’ve been waiting for.