Name: classified Age: 29 Gender: mostly cis woman with occasional philosophical bouts who has been accused of wanting to be/acting/dressing like a teenage boy, who feels agender when not looking at a mirror. But being a cis woman is easiest, so I usually go with that.
(over-processed by the photographer. I may be quite pale, but I’m not usually a dazzling white. I also usually don’t run around in a Dirndl, but all the best current photos of myself are from that wedding, so…)
Food: Kitfo special. Korma. Pho. Pepper steak. Adana kebab… Drink: Water. Also freshly squeezed orange juice. Milk straight from the carton. Horchata. Talisker. Book: Geez. Too many. If it was written by Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Stephen Fry, or Christopher Brookmyre, there’s a good chance I like it. Dang it, I need to read more female authors. Movie: The Fall, Brick, Stardust… TV shows: Brace yourselves. In no particular order: SPACED, Fullmetal Alchemist, The Hour, BtVS, Black Books, Life On Mars, Doctor Who (Nine and Ten), 1st season of Sherlock, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Blackadder, Lie To Me, The Middleman, first 4 seasons of Dexter, first 3 seasons of Misfits, Star Trek: Voyager & DS9,… Band: Too fucking many. The Cooper Temple Clause, The 22-20s, BRMC, Shearwater, Porcupine Tree, The Protomen, Kaizers Orchestra, Hellacopters,… are good starting points. Place: My flat and the Viennese woods. Also Iceland, and possibly the alps. And wherever my friends are. School subject: Er… that changed over the course of my school years. German and English are good bets. Sport: Hiking/walks. Before I fucked up my feet, a bit of running. Some exercises. DANCING. Once I’ve fixed my feet, I’ll get back to some fencing. Male actor: David Tennant, Tom Hiddleston, James McAvoy, Simon Pegg. Female actor: Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Dormer, Scarlett Johanssen.
Siblings: 0 Dream job: actor/comedian/writer/teacher (one of these is not like the others…) Fears: death, disease, disability, forever alone Religion: No, thanks Tattoos: 1 Piercings: 0 (holes in my earlobes, if that counts) Languages: German (native), English (as good as), Italian (meh), French (le meh)
Reason behind my URL: it’s been my handle since 2005 Why you joined: can’t remember. Los Brotos, probably. First URL: this is still my first URL. I’m not as fickle as the rest of you, ya young nippers ;) # of blogs: I wouldn’t call this a blog. I have a real blog, though. Which I really should update. https://thedragonandhare.wordpress.com/
Rule 2. Answer the questions the person gave you, and write 11 new questions for the people you tag
Rule 3. Tag 11 people and link them to the post
Rule 4. Tell them you tag them
I’m gonna just answer questions for now, because ugh how brain.
What is your current obsession?
Saying hi to Simon Pegg while he is in Vienna. Capaldi’s eyebrows and hands. Digital painting. Medieval Mongols.
You’re in the woods and you just walked past a crumbling little cottage when the path you’re on forks: on the right path, you see some tracks but you don’t know whether they’re from humans. From the left path it feels like a breeze is blowing on which you can hear music. Where do you go?
That really depends on whether I am in a place I know or a place I don’t know; whether I have a map, whether I am alone, how tired I am, whether it’s late, whether I want to be alone…
Is there something you always wanted to do but didn’t get around to yet?
Travel to Norway. Travel to Morocco. Travel to Hong Kong. Travel to Japan. Travel to New Zealand. The list goes on.
What’s the book you’ve been meaning to read for the longest time?
Do you have a special project planned for the next time?
Finish my fucking thesis :/ Oh and performing at the Women In Comedy festival and driving around Scotland :D
Will you recommend a song for me?
Olympique - Why I Came
Do you have a pet? If no, would you like one?
I don’t, and I kind of would like to.
What’s the last concert you’ve been to?
Finish this sentence: Count Rickgraf looked at the scene in horror. He never would have thought that…
anyone would come up with so many uses for cotton candy.
What is your weirdest/most unusual hobby?
Historical fencing, I guess.
What do you think about rats?
Social, clever, and potentially terrifying. I love them.
petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor
petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)
“Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.”—Brian Lord.org (via tariella)
There’s a new Spider-Woman variant cover that is, er…. less than good. But(t) we had fun with it, anyway.
Hit the link for the rest (as well as for actual, serious commentary on the cover).
So. Wrote this up today. Later on, professional comic artist Vasilis Lolos decided to comment on the post, then called himself a troll and was obviously just there to start some trouble (a no-no on The Mary Sue comment policy), so I banned him.
Then he signed up for another Disqus account to say some more.
All of his comments are still on the post except for one where he linked off to some adult comic art and this second-account one.
Then he decided to chat me up on Twitter.
Thanks for reminding me why I stopped buying comic books in my late teens.
If Kristen Stewart can lose her job, risk losing her entire career, fanbase, and respect over cheating on her boyfriend, the fact that Chris Brown is still acknowledged and celebrated is a fucking crime. If you want a prime example of women’s inequality in the media, there it is.
Actually, a more apt comparison would be Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Gary Oldham, Sean Connery, Josh Brolin, Charlie Sheen, and Nicolas Cage. All of these white actors have had issues with domestic violence and didn’t garner nearly as much ire, legal, and career ramifications as Chris Brown. OP probably didn’t even know that these men had issues with domestic violence (allegations, convictions, etc). That’s all you need to know really.
Now, compare that to Chris Brown. He’s constantly vilified and used by white feminists as the poster boy to compare how white women are mistreated by the media. Let’s ignore that the media shits on black men more than white women. Let’s ignore this reeks of “big black boogie man” scare tactics. Every time Chris gets out of line, all his bad behavior is brought up. Let’s not forget his music was pulled off the radio. Let’s ignore that he was denied a visa to work in the UK, as he had pending charges of domestic violence. Let’s ignore that he’s never been given a pass for his behavior towards Rihanna and it’s constantly mentioned in every single article written about him, as it should be. People rail against Chris Brown all the time, but I guess because it’s mostly black women and media outlets geared towards black people, no one pays attention to that.
Why not compare the media’s treatment of Kirsten’s “affair” to Charlie Sheen’s entire career of fucking up? Charlie shot his fiancee, Kelly Preston, while he was high. Although Charlie has abused pretty much all of his wives and girlfriends, it hasn’t impacted his career one bit. He was still allowed to star in Two and a Half Men (earning $1.5MM/episode), until he was fired due to not showing up to work (not the domestic violence and drug usage). His firing led to him getting his own show on FX, Anger Management. He was a customer of Heidi Fleiss’ escort service while married, and that revelation was treated as a “wink-n-nudge”, “oh that’s just Charlie”. He has a widely known substance abuse problem that has not hindered his ability to get work in 30 years. A lot of his terrible behavior is actively downplayed, and led to him being even more popular AND garnering new fans.
Charlie Sheen is THE poster boy for being celebrated and acknowledged after AND while doing really horrible things, not Chris Brown. I guess Chris is a softer target and great for stark comparisons.