What Lucy Found There
So…

…I have friends who see Wonder Woman panties in the shops and buy them for me.

I have the best friends.

I was focused on the headless torsos! So sorry!
~thealmightyris

Two sentences from one of the best messages I have ever received. No I will not provide context.

:P

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Freshmeat’n’greet

On January 12th, it was time to welcome more potential freshies. I had been counting down the days to the freshmeat’n’greet for three reasons. Firstly, I was going to be spending the afternoon with my leopard cubbies, the beautiful friends I’ve made in my freshie group. There was some serious bear hugging after being away from each other over Christmas. Secondly, seeing more people join roller derby is always going to be a good day. & finally, one of the newbies was my husband!

My husband has continuously supported & cheered me on but was always adamant that was the extent of his involvement in roller derby. I don’t know what changed his mind. Maybe it’s because I seem to continuously talk derby. Maybe it’s because he was enthusiastically encouraged/bullied by everyone to join. Whatever it was, he officially made up his mind after the Rollerbillies Christmas party. There’s something about roller derby that brings together a collection of truly outstanding people. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?! 

As I wasn’t going to be skating, I decided to take along my video camera for the session. I pointed my husband in the direction of the freshmeat coordinators so he could fill out some paperwork & chatted to some of the newbies whilst the league scrimmaged. A few games of shoe derby (the less scary off-skates version of derby) followed, alongside a chance for everyone to try some contact. 

When it was time for the newbies to try skating, I couldn’t help but feel all warm & fuzzy. I recognised so many moments from my first time on the track. Words of encouragement, advice about derby gear, friendly smiles, a helping hand off the floor - the Rollerbillies yet again showing themselves to be some of the most supportive, motivating and kind people you could ever meet. 

Next Sunday the freshmeat course officially begins & I am so freaking excited about getting to know the new intake of leopard cubs!

This was only in January, but the new Freshmeat are already looking so great!

I am not sure that the gender imbalance in librarianship is discussed as often as it should be. Yes, there have been endless conferences on boys and reading, and the emphasis on nonfiction that has come with the Common Core is sometimes framed as an effort to bring more books boys like into the curriculum. Yet, I wonder what would happen if, say, if the American Library Association approached a group that was as male as librarianship is female–in sports, business, military, business (I realize that women are rising in all of these fields)–and conducted focus groups on what K-12 libraries are, can be, and should be. The meetings would be private and have no determinative role–so there would be no danger that libraries would suddenly need to change the books they buy, or drop printed books–but there would be an influx of new ideas from a different perspective. In turn, adult males–who often have least contact with a school or public library, yet frequently vote in local elections, might see more reason to support existing or increased funding for libraries. While this would not address the gender gap in librarianship, it would bring a new set of ideas and actors to the field while it remains primarily female.

Marc Aronson- Diversity in Librarianship

I mean yeah there are no POC but you know what’s really important? The fact that there are no men. Let’s add men. White men. We’re the ones who really suffer.

Is it any wonder I dislike my program so much?

(via asthedaysgobylifehappenss)

As an adult male—a white one, at that—I’m well aware that if I bring substantially “new ideas […] to the field,” it’ll be in part because too many folks who look like me will only begin to listen to an idea when it comes out of my mouth, even as I literally explain to them that I’m repeating something I read from bell hooks, Wendy Brown, Rosi Braidotti, Lisa Nakamura, Samuel Delany, etc.

Sure, many patrons might be drawn to librarians who look like them.

But that doesn’t magically turn the larger issues (i.e. structural racism and the shift away from funding resources that benefit the community in indirect-yet-highly-quantifiable-ways) into issues that can be solved by merely bringing more phalluses to librarianship’s yard. Certainly not when, as Andy Woodward recently pointed out, 75% of the bloggers and columnists of Library Journal and American Libraries are male.

Of all the problems facing librarianship, our gender gap barely registers—and if it does, it’s as a symptom rather than a cause. However, the underlying issues that perpetuate it, and that render a female-dominated field less respected/funded, do actually merit sustained work.

Let’s use our time addressing important problems, not distractions that are simple to count.

(via not-evenly-distributed)

My god, he’s right. The women. They’re  taking over. Soon there will be no place to hide. Did you hear, women are even rising up in fields like “sports, business, military, business” (gosh, that’s a lot of business. I feel like I should make a Business Time joke, but no I shall hold back). THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR LIBRARIES PEOPLE. WHERE ARE THE MEN???!!?

thealmightyris said: ah! Perfect 40s stockings and dress! And the shoes! Did you do the hair as well?
Alas, I tried for the proper victory rolls but it wasn’t happening on the day! Had to make do with simply pinning some of it away from my face. I did do makeup for the first time in a long time though - and I’ve never had to do eye-makeup like that before! How people do that every day…
I have been away at my brother’s wedding - the outfit I wore for the ceremony accidentally made me look like an extra in Foyle’s War or something.

I have been away at my brother’s wedding - the outfit I wore for the ceremony accidentally made me look like an extra in Foyle’s War or something.

kevinwada:

Marvel Now! She-Hulk is out this Wednesday, Feb. 12.  Spread the word!
Reblog for a chance to win this Shulkie sketch!

Well, who wouldn’t want to own this gorgeous green glamazon?!

kevinwada:

Marvel Now! She-Hulk is out this Wednesday, Feb. 12.  Spread the word!

Reblog for a chance to win this Shulkie sketch!

Well, who wouldn’t want to own this gorgeous green glamazon?!

misterlucian:

And this is the NICE mermaid for Beastly Beverages!

I am honour-bound to reblog mermaids & tea, and this is one fantabulous mermaid. I have perpetual feelings of awe and jealousy regarding Mr Lucian’s art, especially his colouring.

misterlucian:

And this is the NICE mermaid for Beastly Beverages!

I am honour-bound to reblog mermaids & tea, and this is one fantabulous mermaid. I have perpetual feelings of awe and jealousy regarding Mr Lucian’s art, especially his colouring.

~ Medusa
I just finished a couple of assignments, so it’s finally drawing time! I’ve been trying to get this idea on paper for months, so it’s good to have managed it! Her face is… interesting. She looks sort of odd, but I think I like her. Those snakes were at once fun and horrible to draw. I’m thinking of colouring the snakes with a gold pen but haven’t decided yet.

~ Medusa

I just finished a couple of assignments, so it’s finally drawing time! I’ve been trying to get this idea on paper for months, so it’s good to have managed it! Her face is… interesting. She looks sort of odd, but I think I like her. Those snakes were at once fun and horrible to draw. I’m thinking of colouring the snakes with a gold pen but haven’t decided yet.

~ Little Prince

For thealmightyris, whose Little Wolf AU snippet was adorable. Angry princess!Tim in a dress is a wonderful thing, and I found myself doing little sketches today.