I Have Not Even Begun To Be Angry

I Have Not Even Begun To Be Angry

I’m at the airport now and can’t make a proper post about the shenannigans on Something Awful surrounding WisCon but this post may help.  I checked out this fucking thread of ignorance and can’t believe some of the bullshit.  On about page 2 or 3 they start pulling images from the WisCon Flickr feed and making fun of the people (mostly women) for being fat, ugly, stupid, and more.  They even make fun of people’s kids.

Oh, fuck that.

I have a lot of words to say and some actions to do, but I want to say this one thing.  I was scrolling through the thread and looking at the pictures and, instead of being ashamed that I associate myself with such people (horrors!), I couldn’t help but think of how beautiful all those images are.  They are pictures of beautiful women of all sizes smiling, having fun, loving where they are and what they’re doing.  These are the poeple I go to WisCon to be around.  And nothing those half-brained monkeys on that forum say can make me feel any different.  You wanna call me out as a fat loser?  You go right ahead.  But it’s plainly evident that I not only have more class than you, I also have a better life and better friends.  All the evidence I need to support that statement is my lack of time spent on the internet trolling for pictures of people I don’t know in order to make fun of them for arbitrary reasons.

Get a life, you losers.  And coming from a Star Trek fan, that’s fucking sad.

(p.s. Rachel Moss just better be glad I am not still in Madison right now.)

I Am Not Dead

The evil stomach sickness of doom did indeed get me, but did not get me hard.  I had some fastpoops and some pain, but nothing very serious and it was gone in about 18 hours.  Unfortunately those 18 hours encompassed most of my panels.  Pepto did me well.  Others were not so lucky :(

More con report to come!

Five Things Make A Post (at wiscon)

1. Due to my Internet troubles some IAFAuctions did not go up on schedule!  Luckily one did.  Cris did a beautiful necklace for Prester John and I got to poke it for the first time yesterday.  It stood up to poking!  The other auction was JoSelle’s piece based on Black Feather, which is so awesome I can’t believe it.  It makes me feel so shivery inside to see these beautiful things that were inspired by some story I wrote.  I need to give JoSelle a big hug when I see her this weekend.  I’m in the midst of running around now, but I will have a blog badge for all the new auctions soon so that people can promote.  In the meantime, take note: Cris’s is the last Prester John piece going up for this auction, so if you want to get a bit of Valente’s magic as interpreted by amazing artists, you should bid on that or JoSelle’s Prester John piece (at $75 now!).  The Black Feather necklace is also the last chance to get something by JoSelle.

2. I finished redesigning my web design portfolio.  It’s a work in progress, as I may want to do something flashier with the header.  But it has all the information organized the way I want, and that was the main thing.  I need to add links to it, yes, but I am trying to decide how I will do so.  Go see in the meantime.

3. Did you know that my writing group the Black Beans has a website now?  You should go look at it and maybe keep an eye on the news section, because some big ass news is going up there soon.  (Not anything concerning me, mind, but something I am very excited about.)

4. I arrived in Madison a few hours ago and am very tired, and yet I’ll be up late tonight just as I will be up late every night. Ah well, tomorrow I can sleep in.

5. WisCon is finally here.  It will be over too soon.  Better savor every second!

Good News, Bad News, WisCon Week Edition

Good News: My new roommates moved in today.  They are a handsome young gay couple, and it’s a little like living in an episode of Torchwood wherein Owen, Tosh, and Gwen are always off somewhere else and I’m alone in the hub with Jack and Ianto.  Except the hub is just a coffee shop or something and the greatest threat is noisy neighbors.  Still!  Nice fellows.

Bad News: Due to… issues… the DSL was cut off today.  Right in the middle of working.  I was literally writing an IM then, poof, nothing.  It won’t be back on until tomorrow, and it comepletely cut into me getting my work done for today.  Which leads to…

Good News: I have picked up one, possibly two new clients!  The possible client looks very promising and they’d like me to manage a blog.  Beauty products!  Awesome.  The definite new client has me doing web maintenance, which is very simple for me to do.  I may be able to eat the rest of this month after all.  And for many months to come!  Plus, several folks have asked for updates to their sites or other single jobs, which I’m really grateful for.

Hopefully bad news won’t slow me down too much tomorrow, but it does make things a bit more stressful with one day to go before I leave for WisCon.  However, the apartment is clean, I only have one more image for IAFAuctions to shoot, and laundry is happening today so packing can happen tomorrow before I go downtown for KGB.

Still, I could have done without Bad News today.

Jill Sobule!! Here!

Okay, here’s the thing, I need to be careful about my spending right now and I need to prepare for WisCon.  But I found out last night that Jill Sobule is giving a concert at Joe’s Pub tomorrow night.  I love Jill down to my toes and would not pass up a chance to see her for anything.  So apparently I am on ramen for the rest of the week, I need to see her!

Does anyone want to join me?  Tickets are actually reasonable–$21 with the online booking fee–and I have a dinner reservation so we’ll actually have a seat.  It’s Jill Sobule!  She’s so awesome.  Come see.


Now that a significant chunk of my friends have an eeepc, I am starting to feel like we’re in a gang. The small laptops are coming! They are taking over. I want a picture of everyone from Altered Fluid with one. I want us all lined up, eying Devin (who has a small laptop, but not a tiny one) with suspicion.

Anyway, this is not a meme, but it is some fun-ness. The challenge is to post pictures of your eeepc in all its glorious eeeness. Top points to shots of the eee in the wild, or somewhere fun, or doing something hilarious. Here’s mine:

My eeepc, her name is \
My eee again, but half closed

I christened her “The Maidenhead” and Mary Robinette Kowal is going to make me a custom skin with art based on Cat Valente’s book as the base. Then she will be red and piratey.

What is my eeepc doing that is interesting? It’s helping me test out the “Set White Balance” function on my camera, which I just discovered today. Hooray. (Thanks for the tip, Mary.)

I showed you mine, now show me yours! I should tag people, just to make it more meme-y. I tag coffeeandink, Eugene, and Kris.

(p.s. also, we should make our eeepictures into icons, like I did!)