Yay for unrestrained snark :) I can't tell you how many times a friend has been like "wait, I thought you liked this show?" because I'm making fun of it while we watch. News flash, making fun of something does not mean equal disliking it! » 10/23/14 4:33pm 10/23/14 4:33pm

There's nothing irrational about the love of Lee Pace. He is the most intensely lovable Oklahoman in the annals of history. I will love Pushing Daisies and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day til the end of time. Although he's in a lot of projects I don't care for (why is HCF so bad?!?!?!) he is always the best part of… » 10/23/14 11:43am 10/23/14 11:43am

Even for people who eventually decide on a monogendered orientation, this dismissive "we were boys at a boarding school" nonsense is so hollow and normative. But I guess it goes without saying that if we can't have characters actively attracted to more than one gender, we also can't have characters whose lives were… » 10/20/14 3:34pm 10/20/14 3:34pm

I think the most defining qualities for a zine are that the publishing schedule isn't fixed, the source of materials and costs are not fixed, and that the publisher(s) and author(s) are generally the same entity. Bitch is still self-published and has preserved its editorial voice but doesn't "feel like a zine" to me… » 10/20/14 1:56pm 10/20/14 1:56pm

Yeah, Midwesterner here and I totally agree. I don't actually remember using mommy/daddy as children either. My Texan friend growing up absolutely did call his parents mommy and daddy to their faces through high school — but by middle school they were his "mom and dad" when talking to 3rd parties, mommy and daddy only… » 10/17/14 3:46pm 10/17/14 3:46pm

Not even legal weed is cheap enough to waste dosing unsuspecting people. All this fearmongering nonsense is a holdover from the good ol' days when you could legally get enough reagents to brew bathtubs full of LSD for a pittance and therefore afford to dump 200 hits into the Homecoming punchbowl. » 10/17/14 2:30pm 10/17/14 2:30pm

100% agree, and I see this as yet another example in a recent string of examples that show how malleable our legal system is based on cultural assumptions about the plaintiff. The first was the absolutely wretched "closely held beliefs" nonsense that came from the Supreme Court on Hobby Lobby. The second one was the… » 10/17/14 1:48pm 10/17/14 1:48pm

I used to live in the Tokyo area. I think the best thing to do is pick a few densely-packed areas that you can get to from your lodgings easily and spend an afternoon wandering around. Otherwise you lose a lot of time navigating from spot to spot (especially if you don't speak Japanese or feel comfortable with… » 10/15/14 10:10am 10/15/14 10:10am

I think this "who fucking cares" sentiment is dead-on and is exactly why GamerGate obviously has very little to do with ethics and journalism and everything to do with sanctioned misogyny. It's everything to do with violating the private lives of women as a group (which sanctions and reinforces the actions of its… » 10/14/14 5:16pm 10/14/14 5:16pm