Aug. 24th, 2012

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I honestly have a lot to take care of. Most of which I'm not planning to bother with until tomorrow. I feel like writing about a new project that I'll probably forget about in a couple days, nerds, and stupid people on the Internet.

A truly unimaginative rant. But, well. That's me.

So I had an old logic puzzle left over from seventh grade that I never solved, which our teacher commented was especially hard, and which no one in the class solved, and which I kept in order to one day finished. I've tried it several times over the years, to no avail. And... I finally solved it today. I checked it over three times, too! It's rather large and complicated and you have four groups of variables to put together and it just... I mean, wow. Should I have been able to solve it back then? Yeah... maybe. Thank you LSAT classes! I actually feel accomplished now! (And a little sad... I mean, really? All these years and it took me YEARS to solve the damn thing?).

On that note, let's pretend I'm intelligent.

Anyway. I don't remember what I was planning to rant about last night/this morning, but it wasn't quite what I actually did rant about yesterday/this morning. So it was kind of a "let's point out the bad art points in Sailor Moon, cause no one's ever done THAT before, right?"

The thing about that, is that it kind of looks like I found one specific panel that had a lot of problems (and it's not even a big panel, at that, kind of just a throwaway panel) and got nit picky. That's just sad.

So, rather than play more Diablo 3, I went around and gathered some more panels from the manga... and started putting them together and doing the same thing. And, well... I've gone through six chapters. That's it. And I already have lots of pictures. And it's interesting because I'm seeing similar problems. The artists have issues drawing knees, elbows, and legs in general, as well as accurate spines.

It's kind of fun. Kind of sad, too. But fun and really funny. How far will it go? I don't know. Like anything truly worthwhile (and this isn't to anyone other than me and other people who procrastinate too much and have too much time on their hands), it takes a while to do everything. So who knows? I don't have a chance of running out of material any time soon, so that's not a problem. It's just effort.

So I was on deviantart and an artist I like, Nebeziel, put up a drawing of Wonder Woman. He made a comment about how one of her original vulnerabilities was bondage. Which, like kryptonite and Superman, gave people a lot of excuses to draw a woman in bondage in comics. Now that's been taken out (for the most part at least), and he thought it would be funny if an old villain came along and still thought that was her vulnerability... and then she kicked the person's ass.

This was informative for me. I didn't know that she had that sort of vulnerability at one time. So someone posted a link to a video they'd seen previously about Wonder Woman's history on So I checked it out, and it was interesting. Somewhat insulting, too, but informative, all the same.

Personally, I shrugged off the comments in the video as male nerd testosterone (or just male idiot testosterone), because I've heard the like before.

Then I read the comments. Personally, I'm curious for the most part about what people think about videos like this. Other times, the comments are pretty funny.

Honestly I know I'm just asking for trouble. Why read it if they can make me angry? It's comments on the Internet, of all places. I'm just asking to fall into that "responding to stupid people on the Internet" trap that is just... stupid, really.

Most of the comments I read were fine and typically to the tune of "this was interesting" or "I never this!"

Then there was one really long comment that was just... Ugh...

You know it could have been a troll. It really could have. I'm not very experienced with the people. In WoW and Diablo 3 I typically just ignore them and offer that same advice to others. I also don't explore much of the sight other than the Escapist dude who talks about video games. But I read this anyway. And... well... Also, this author has stated that English is his third language, so bear with him. Hard as it is. And I don't mean the level usage of English.

"But, then, even after all the time saving advencments that girls have at their disposal. weakened and brain dead majority of the recent generations, failed to really produce any segnifican number of female leaders, or scientist, engineers, mathematicians, inventors......
(below this is a lot of skipable BLA BLA, read at your own bordum, just kidding... or was I?)
Also I *some what* hat feminism, simply because they tend to be way-one sided, and almost blameful towards all men. People who are over invested into a side tend to over stereotypes and character attack their opposition.
I had women literally tell me that they don't need man to populate the planet, so therefore men were useless. Heh, sure sure. Someone wasn't paying attention in school, maybe she was to busy texting?

Yet, I find that people are waying gender and race
fare to heavily, wile the fare more important individualism is forgotten.

I don't like the fact that there seems to be some lobbying against any form of "anti-feminism" in the media.
The fact that girls have an upper hand in many judicial proceedings is abuse in certain cases and loop holes. Another miss-judgment of the overly brisk and over-compensating judicial system.

Also, some episodes get canceled because of lobbying against what some consider to be discriminative against females...
(When it makes no difference or just happens to be part of the plot).
For example, apparently one of the Star Gate episodes was taken of, because of such a case.

Over all, I think his short sited theory fell on it’s head, that said a theory is just a theory, so who knows, maybe there’s an alternate universe where all woman are wonder-woman females and are more man-like, but then they would become man O.o” so what is gender any way?"

The editor in me is very, very glad to just give this over to the very annoyed scholar/feminist/intelligent human being.

I can only conclude that this person is a complete idiot, on top of being racist and sexist.

They have probably never paid proper attention in history class, or their history classes were extremely censored and screwed up in comparison to, well... reality. Yes, we're working on making our history textbooks and classes more accurate, but we haven't been THIS bad in a long time.

I'm curious about where this person is getting their statistics on the make-up of scientists and politicians based on gender or sexuality (the lack of specification is also informative). There have been female leaders and scientists of one form or another for centuries in many cultures.  Well-known figures, as well. True, they most likely weren't as populous or well-known as the men in every case or even most cases, but that doesn't mean they didn't exist. If you study anything related to English literature or history, you've probably heard of Queen Elizabeth I. If you study any American history, especially related to the Civl War, you probably know Harriet Tubman. There have been female astronauts in a field that still numbers in only the double digits. There are female chemists, female doctors in just about every field of medicine, female astronomers, physicists, theoretical scientists, research scientists, professors, teachers, school leaders, politicians, and a growing number of women in different jobs in the world. As a matter of fact, my mother is an engineer. She's worked on one of the space shuttles. My chemistry teacher was a woman, as were my pre-calculus, pre-algebra, and geometry teachers.

This person is literally saying that they hate a stereotype because they stereotype and hate the stereotype.

Complete. Idiot.

He obviously has no idea what feminism is or what any type of feminism is about or that there even ARE different types of feminism and feminists and that not everything you see on television or the Internet is true.

I somehow think that whichever women this person actually managed to get to talk to him said a great deal ELSE other than "men aren't needed to populate the planet, and are therefore useless". He was probably too busy texting or staring at their boobs or inserting "BLA BLA" in capital letters into what he was hearing from them.

So individualism is important. Just because people value gender and race does not mean that people do not value individualism. How is individualism ignored? Like most of the things mentioned here, he doesn't say.

Actually, it's rather untrue that women have the "upper hand" in judicial proceedings. That's why "victim blaming" is a problem. A very prevalent problem that people are still trying to deal with. And it's almost always directed at women and people who aren't white. I can only assume that this comment stems from someone who, like many people who watch Law and Order or any of the police shows (although not all of them by any means), has no idea how the actual judicial system works.

TV episodes have been cancelled throughout television history for an assortment of reasons, just like almost every kind of entertainment. Ballet was controvertial when it first started out, as were musical compositions with words that weren't hymns and movies with people talking. What you can and cannot do on screen and in front of an audience has changed constantly throughout human history. If you want weird examples, think of this one: Disney once made a short informational episode about menstruation that was cancelled, most likely because it was considered "inappropriate" for viewers. Women and men weren't allowed on-set without a chaperone at one point in history, or to be shown serving alcohol to each other, alone. Flirting that showed a woman being in control, sexually, wasn't showed. Married couples in a single bed wasn't shown. Their bedrooms featured two single beds. No suggestion of sex occuring, no sirree. What are children, anyway? Non-white people couldn't be shown in anything other than low-paying or villainous positions. Divorced couples were not shown or referenced, nor were family problems outside of, well... the villains.

I love how he says that this happens... and then fails to list the reason for why the episode was controversial, let alone why he doesn't believe this matters in the specific case. So it was cancelled. Which episode? And why? Stargate had seven seasons, two spin-off series, a spin-off animated series, a number of comic book series, at least one video game of some sort, and three movies. Saying "an episode" was cancelled is a little unspecific. Or is the fact that someone DARED to cancel an episode of a show as vaunted as "Stargate" supposed to be the point?

I can't understand what he means by commenting about how the discrimination problem has nothing to do with the plot. I'm guessing he has no comprehension of why people care about these things. He probably doesn't have much comprehension of what's going on in Stargate, either, if this is the way he looks at things.

What short-sighted theory? That women are bound to take over the world (according to the creator of Wonder Woman)? Short-sighted HOW, exactly? And how does it fail? He hasn't proven anything. He hasn't even stated ANYTHING to prove.

Then there's the last paragraph.


He's one of THOSE people. Those people who think wearing purple or pink or a sweater vest makes you gay, or all poets smoke or only men think or cooking will emasculate you or something.

[Doctor Who] On a side note, there was a dude who looks a lot like Will Ferrell on this episode. Of course, Will Ferrell isn't that old by far, so. That was weird.

Being intelligent is not genetic. Any trait giving you an increased intellectual capacity is not a strictly male trait. Strength is not a strictly male genetic trait. Agility is not a strictly male genetic trait. Flying an airplane, using a lasso, fist-fighting and any fighting style are also not genetic or strictly male traits.

Wonder Woman is a strong and powerful person who happens to be genetically female and considers herself female. Superman is a strong and powerful person who happens to be genetically male (by human standards) and considers himself male. Both could hold their own against the other in a fight. Becoming strong or smart or fast or good at a specific skill does not decide one's sex or even someone's gender. The person picks their gender and how they wish to identify themselves to the rest of society, if they care. Sexuality is an ever-evolving topic involving an increasing number of sexes and how to decide on such things. I play video games, like science fiction, plan on being an attorney, and read Sailor Moon and like playing with my hair. The former stuff is all traditionally male, yet I am not a male, do not consider myself male, and have no BECOME male. The latter does not designate me as female. It's just something I enjoy. I know plenty of men who like Sailor Moon and playing with their hair. I know plenty of women who dislike Sailor Moon and playing with their hair. I know plenty of men who dislike video games, science fiction, and science in general. I know plenty of other women who share my interests. Saying that enjoying something decides your sex or gender is a completely ridiculous phrase, and I literally cannot say that enough because people will not stop saying that it DOES. People who include my mother, sister, at least two of my best friends, and many, many peers, and not just generic people on the Internet or in the media. Heck, my maternal grandmother thought that all cats were female for some reason, and I've recently become aware that this is not an unknown and unusual phenomenon.

I'm glad he asked "what is gender anyway?", because he obviously has no clue about what gender or sexuality are. The first true glimpse into this person's psyche that makes sense.

Complete idiocy.

So anyway, there was that. Now I want to take a shower and... I don't know. Add more to my powerpoint, finish an episode of Doctor Who, watch another episode of YST... or something.

I might stop watching this, too. This show is just... ridiculous, especially considering the stuff I've been ranting about.



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