Mar. 11th, 2009

theotherbaldwin: (hurf de durf)
So jadra and I went to a post-hospital concert at the Bass Symphony Hall; while they have a no-refund policy, the box office manager was kind enough to let me pick another concert up to a week and a half after the original tickets, seeing as she was in the hospital for the concert we had tickets for.

So, though the concert we ended up going to was One Night Of Queen (which was friggin' awesome, btw), we had gotten some outfits from Gentleman's Emporium for Christmas and like heck we weren't going to wear them to the symphony anyhow, overdressed or not.

I'll post or link to jadrqa's pics as soon as either I get them or she links to hers, so here are mine.

I kinda look like a robber baron! )

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Granted, I'm not very far into the game-- I've just gotten the Cola Pin or Soda Pin or whatever the heck it's called... the one you can tap to restore HP.

Anyhow, what I'm wondering, without any major spoilers is: Does Neku become less of a stupid douchebaggy ass anytime SOON? Because he's really, really getting on my nerves, and  the MAIN CHARACTER of a game is inherently unlikable, and stays that way for most of the game, I'd say that's a deal breaker and I'd rather trade it in to Amazon Game Trading and get some more amazon credit.
theotherbaldwin: (stop right there)
What is RaceFail '09? [livejournal.com profile] daedala provided the shortest summary of RaceFail '09 here and it is as followed:
1. Elizabeth Bear writes a post about "how to write the Other"
2. Avalon's Willow critiques one of her books on racial tropes
3. Bear agrees unequivocally in writing
4. Commenters defend Bear in increasingly racist language.
5. Massive fail all over the internet.
6. Bear says that she was lying in 3. in order to model appropriate conversation.
But [livejournal.com profile] daedala's summary barely scratches the surface. Here are other more detailed, but still brief summaries of events:

» A reader's digest of RaceFail '09 by [livejournal.com profile] white_serpent, which [livejournal.com profile] dmarley kindly provided some contexts here.
» A summary of RaceFail '09 by [livejournal.com profile] withdiamonds.
» A Timeline (of the Great Cultural Appropriation Debate of Doom '09) (a summary of the beginning of RaceFail '09) by Willow.
» Because "tl;dr" shouldn't be an excuse (a summary of the middle and later part of RaceFail '09) by [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong.
» Endangering somebody is okay when you do it under your real name (a summary of later events of RaceFail '09) @ unfunnybusiness.
» Racefail09: Just This (a summary of the beginning and later part of RaceFail '09) by [livejournal.com profile] mpoetess.

And here are a few longer overviews:

» A themed summary of RaceFail ‘09 in large friendly letters for those who think race discussions are hard by Ann Somerville.
» O HAI RACEFAILZ: Notes on Reading an Internet Conflict by [livejournal.com profile] tablesaw.
» I have stayed quiet about something for too long, and I am ashamed by [livejournal.com profile] popelizbet.

For a comprehensive overview though, [livejournal.com profile] rydra_wong has provided an almost chronological link list here and you could follow the discussion at her gcadod 09 tag. And among the many, many people who have spoken up about RaceFail '09 are [livejournal.com profile] asim, [livejournal.com profile] bossymarmalade, [livejournal.com profile] ciderpress, [livejournal.com profile] coffeeandink, [livejournal.com profile] deepad, [livejournal.com profile] helsmeta, [livejournal.com profile] inalasahl, [livejournal.com profile] nojojojo, [livejournal.com profile] oyceter, Seeking Avalon's Willow, [livejournal.com profile] shewhohashope, [livejournal.com profile] sparkymonster, [livejournal.com profile] spiralsheep, [livejournal.com profile] vito_excalibur, [livejournal.com profile] vom_marlowe, [livejournal.com profile] yeloson and [livejournal.com profile] zvi_likes_tv.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wistfuljane for providing the code.

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