commented on SL Letter of the Day: LGBT&P?
I would be fine with adding P to LGBT&P, if only my fursona wasn't a cis-gendered ligertaur who thought we solved this with "queer" back in the '90s.
commented on Post-PAX Shitstorm Report
Trigger warning for common sense.
Mary, Paul, and Rob's response is exactly right.
The question was about a *past* event. His answer was about his reaction *at that time*. And realizing that answer might (and was) being misconstrued in the press for page clicks, he rushed to clarify.
Anyone thinking that statement was an endorsement/resumption of the whole mess is willfully, intentionally not getting it and will *never* be satisfied.
So the lesson here is that several apologies, pulling merchandise, three years of honest and open discussion, changed behavior, going out of your way to distance yourself from and disavow abusive fans, crafting the industry's only "no booth babes" policy, and creating one of the safest, friendliest gaming spaces means nothing if you have a penis and once said a hurtful thing.
Also breasts are not funny. Ever. We must light votive candles in their honor.
commented on What Do You Think About Dave Chappelle?
Friend of mine I very much respect and trust was at the show and spent a lot of time on FB today defending the crowd, not Dave—said as a firsthand witness that it was supportive and excited and respectful (not bro-y) until after he stopped performing. The video that's floating around comes to the scene late: well after Dave had repeatedly confused and then abused the audience.
People have rushed to think-piece this, but it looks like this is more Dave's issue than that of the crowd. This wasn't an "I'm Rick james, bitch," moment; this was an artist who couldn't handle some "I love you"s—in which case, don't play stadiums.
commented on Ads in the Motherfucking Sky
I actually disagree (though I make my living in advertising, so my views are suspect). But I'll take sky banners over, say, billboards any day. They're far less ubiquitous, they inspire genuine curiosity (especially since you can't always read them at first, so there's a little anticipation), and they're fleeting—the sky returns. Plus, anything that sets my mind thinking of flight is welcome... I guess I'll always be four inside, yelling, "A plane!"
commented on The Science Today: They Live! They're Coming!
Everyone here on the East Coast is freaking out, and I just don't get it. A) They don't eat anything or get in your house, so what's the problem. And B) at least here in MD, this Brood is nothing; it's the 1987-2004-2021 cohort that's CRAZY.
commented on Sweet Nothings
I've hated Jamaica Kinkaid ("Girl" excepted) since grad school. I could eat this review with a spoon.
commented on Which Is The Best Star Trek Series?
Going back to read the results of DS9 poll (which I missed at the time, and which apparently went apeshit for the largely lifeless, characterless Jadzia Dax) has undermined my faith in all Slog polls ever.