ninamazing: Helo from BSG showing off those arms. Bright orange background, text "Steve Holt!" à la Arrested Development. (steve holt!)
Before we begin, I just discovered this November 2008 audio interview with Joss Whedon at Mother Jones, and it has me making GRABBY HANDS at my screen. I'm sorry, I am just not capable of not loving this man. (If you are more ninja than me and can figure out how to save/download this audio file, please tell me! I will be grateful! ♥!)

INTERVIEWER
... That leads in, sort of, to the election. You know, people have been asking, whom do you think has suffered more, the black man or the white woman?

JOSS
I'm gonna go with the black woman. Transgendered Asians! ... No, but you don't qualify that, because it's beside the point ...

Also: OMG JOSS CAN HOLD HIS TEQUILA. Props, Joss! I do not do tequila. (P.S. OMG he just made a Godfather reference. *falls over* He likes all this classical film student stuff, yet somehow what he took from it was "NEEDS MOAR WOMEN." That's what makes him able to straddle both worlds. Also I loff him and his adorable, thoughtful, imaginative self.)

Recap of and commentary on Dollhouse 1x03 'Stage Fright.' This is long, but according to my calculations, entertaining. Please help me double-check my calculations. )
ninamazing: Black-and-white close up of Cosima from Orphan Black smoking. (not in the mood for this today)
I am brain-dead after staying up all night writing, and we're apparently not leaving yet for the final cleanout/scrubdown of my apartment, so you get more on last night's BSG. Spoiler alert! )
ninamazing: Black-and-white close up of Cosima from Orphan Black smoking. (willow/tara forever and ever and ever)
It's not fun to get home from WisCon and find out that your friends are under attack. Apparently there are people in the world who are determined to be vicious, hateful, and harmful without any provocation at all. I am really upset that my friends have been hurt by this -- and are in fact still hurting.

Luckily Bitch Magazine did a feature on internet harassment last issue, which means I can direct you all to Take Back the Tech, which has a specific focus on blogging and violence against women but which does, I think, have resources that are applicable in other situations as well. The internet should be a productive, safe place. There are varied and confusing opinions on fanfiction, pornography, and web journalism, but I think we can all agree that posting people's personal information and threatening violence is never ever okay. Especially when it involves people's children, for fuck's sake -- how low can a person possibly stoop, and why do people have to keep stooping there and making me lose my faith in humanity?

I am using my Willow/Tara icon of acceptance and Awesome, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] hjea, to remind myself that the world is full of lesbians and gays and bisexuals and transsexuals and people of every possible skin color and hair color and healthy people of every weight who are free to define their own beauty, and still more people with colors and sexualities and opinions I've missed or haven't even met yet, whether mean bigots have a say in it or not. There have been many, many, many attempts throughout history to shut down all kinds of specific groups of people, but as far as I know in the long run none of them have succeeded. Acceptance, understanding, civility, and progress will always win out over closed-minded bigotry and violence.

WisCon attendees? You are not anything any of those people have been saying about you, and I know you know it -- we all know it -- but when things seem overly negative it never hurts to add in a positive comment or two. You are gorgeous; you are intelligent; you are changing the world into a happier and more interesting place; and it was an honor to spend the weekend with you.

DON'T PANIC

We celebrate peace. Yet we pay no attention to the ways of curing aggression in human beings. And when one sees in psychoanalysis hostility disappearing as people conquer their fears, one wonders if the cure is not there.
The Diary of Anaïs Nin; August, 1945

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