How was your 4th, Americans? Nice? Good.
I was at CONvergence. It was fun, but also very, very exhausting for me with the whole fibro plus GAD thing. But I did remember my self-care, so I got through it.
…told y’all I loved me some Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Anyway, that happened and then the week of mental and physical recovery happened and now I’m here. Still tired in the brain, but holy shit stuff happened and I can’t let it all pass without some commentary, so I’m dragging the Linky Roundup tag out of storage just for you.
** First of all: The ever awesome Iris Vander Pluym has awarded Seriously?!? a Very Inspiring Blogger Award, and I am very pleased as punch. Thank you, Iris! If you haven’t given Perry Street Place a gander, you simply must. And if you haven’t also given any of the other blogs on the list a gander, see previous sentence.
** I apparently missed an amazing Twitter clapback, or should I call this a clapBLACK. There’s this hashtag that got some notice, #whitegirlsdoitbetter. It in the vein of those “Post to make a black girl mad” BS nonsense that has white women try super hard with their attempt to copy our dance moves, gratuitous booty shots and picture of adorable interracial children. Personally, the first two make me giggle (I’m not into body shaming, but if you’re trying to prove that your ass is better than your average black girl, HAVE SOME ASS. Otherwise, stick with what you know you’ve got and do you, okay?), and the last makes me roll my eyes. Congrats, you have bedded a black man and have born his children. I’m supposed to be ‘mad’ why?
So, this hashtag. I have no idea when it appeared on Black Twitter’s radar, but it did and the reactions were priceless. Blavity has the highlights. Lesson, don’t come for us if we didn’t send for you.
** Speaking of people on Twitter who I think are amazing and should be followed by everyone, actress/comedian/general hoopy frood who knows where her towel is Pia Glenn delighted her YouTube subscribers by bringing back her trifling cousin Yvonne to explain why Black Twitter is pissed by people who pull from them without compensation.
“What’s going on with Black Twitter? The rent, bitch!”
Seriously, watch it.
** Bringing the mood down, another day, another reminder of how Black Lives Don’t Matter. Add “exercising your own damn horses” to the list of shit we can’t do without getting some shit and then death from cops Rest in Power, Jonathan Sanders.
** Bringing the mood up a bit, Obama’s ‘screw you’ to the Hobby Lobby decision is glorious. Fuck your ‘closely-held religious beliefs”.
** Homophobic and just plain foolish county clerks are reacting to gay marriage being a thing everywhere in this country by refusing to do their jobs. Again, fuck your “closely-held religious beliefs”.
** In “shit I can’t believe I have to say to people news”: Ladies, a man in a kilt is not an invitation. Keep your fucking hands to yourselves, for fuck’s sake.
…and to round things off, Rest Well, Satoru Iwata-san, president of Nintendo. The gamer community will miss you terribly.