I Wish I Was A Hipster

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Wishful thinking. Or, ways in which I waste time so as not to have to actually decide what I want to be when I grow up.
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A short note on the Geek Girl Illuminati shirt/patch - several people have asked if, despite not being or identifying as a Geek Girl, they could wear this shirt. My answer is a resounding YES. I made this shirt as what I hoped was a positive and encouraging response to the way women are sometimes viewed and treated in geek culture. I think of it as the opposite of this shirt. I’m not meaning it to be antagonistic, but I don’t mind if it is a little intimidating.

I chose the phrase “we’ve got your back” because it works on a few levels - for those Geek Girls wearing it, it’s a symbol of encouragement; a celebration of women in comics, gaming, writing, art, cosplay, etc. For those who simply love and appreciate the Geek Girls in their lives and media, “we’ve got your back” means solidarity and is, I hope, an expression of support.

There’s a lot of negativity towards women in geekdom, and there’s understandably the want to scream and yell about how awful it can be. I feel that on a weekly basis at least - for myself or someone I like - but I want to focus on the power that comes from supporting each other and working to make the industry better, bit by bit. I like to think that someone wearing this shirt would come to your table if you looked like you were in trouble, or would intervene at a bar if someone was being a creep, or would speak out online against misogyny, or would just make an effort to seek out and celebrate women’s contributions to the nerd world.

I know that’s a lot to ask from a t-shirt, but that was my thinking when I made it, and I made it inspired by the communities I’ve found both online and off for women in comics. They make me feel powerful!

Plus, MRAs will hate it and it looks pretty badass.



I think my first general rule is that most of my experiences are not that interesting. It’s usually other people’s experiences. It’s not that entirely conscious. Somebody tells me a story or, you know, repeats an anecdote that somebody else told them and I just feel like I have to write it down so I don’t forget — that means for me, something made it fiction-worthy. Interesting things never happen to me, so maybe two or three times when they do, I have to use them, so I write them down.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via writingquotes)


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In what might be the most blatant move the city of Ferguson has made to try to block public investigation of the Michael Brown shooting, officials are charging journalists thousands of dollars to turn over public records.

Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees’ salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The city has demanded high fees to produce copies of records that, under Missouri law, it could give away free if it determined the material was in the public’s interest to see. Instead, in some cases, the city has demanded high fees with little explanation or cost breakdown.


In some instances, they’re charging over $100 an hour just to copy and paste some emails.  A) Where can I get that job?  B) If you have nothing to hide, why are you throwing up monetary roadblocks?

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Bullshit continues.



I love my adopted state. Go CA!

Fall is the only season I really miss from PA - love that I get to be back for a tiny bit of grape season (my parent’s back yard!) #pennsylvania #grapes #itsmellssofreakinggood



Ban This Book.



Working in customer service


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Knowing no limits (audacity) isn’t as good as knowing your limits and working to exceed them (courage).
Wisdom from John Maeda, the Seneca of the web. For a necessary pairing, see Seth Godin on courage in the face of vulnerability.  (via explore-blog)

Rogue feminist graffiti in the ladies’ room at the airport.