Open Thread: Another Wet Plant


Sorry this is a day and a half late.  I've been having computer (and other) problems.

Picture taken the same day as last week's.

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Writings: Thank God, A Girl

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[Trigger Warning: Gender Detecting]

I've been watching The Borgias on Netflix this month in my downtime because I love lush historical dramas and the actors really are so good in this series. But I'd forgotten that there's a gross subplot in Season 2 where the pope becomes attracted to a young man only to find that "he" is a woman who disguised herself in order to apprentice as a painter. (I'm using she/her pronouns for her because she really does seem to be a disguised cis woman rather than a trans man to me.) There's one of those trope moments of "well, phew, at least the pope wasn't attracted to a GUY" because obviously there is nothing more upsetting than queerness. Ugh.

I've seen this trope a lot and it irks me so much. Why does no one ever just not care? Or have a little lightbulb moment where they realize they're bisexual? Or even a major lightbulb moment where they realize they're full-on no-girls-allowed gay? Or at the very least not make this moment about their manly heterosexual boner? This girl is telling you she had to disguise herself and live a lie for her own safety and you want to talk about your dick? Dude.

So. I've written a classic version of this scene and then re-written it five different ways I'd much prefer to see instead.

Narnia: The Red Wedding

[Narnia Content Note: Misogyny, References to Torture]

Narnia Recap: Digory prevented Polly from leaving so he could ring a bell.

The Magician's Nephew, Chapter 5: The Deplorable Word

   THE CHILDREN WERE FACING ONE ANOTHER across, still trembling, though it no longer gave out any note. Suddenly they heard a soft noise from the end of the room which was still undamaged. They turned quick as lightning to see what it was. One of the robed figures, the furthest-off one of all, the woman whom Digory thought so beautiful, was rising from its chair. When she stood up they realized that she was even taller than they had thought. And you could see at once, not only from her crown and robes, but from the flash of her eyes and the curve of her lips, that she was a great queen. She looked round the room and saw the damage and saw the children, but you could not guess from her face what she thought of either or whether she was surprised. She came forward with long, swift strides.

I know I don't say this a lot about Lewis' writings, but I almost like this.

Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #21 Fall 7 Year 1

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Let's Play Darkest Dungeon | Week 11-13

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #20 Fall 4 Year 1

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Let's Play Darkest Dungeon | Week 9-11

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Open Thread: Drops On A Plant


I really like this picture.  I hope you do too.

Sorry this is so late.  I was helping my sister on her farm today from absurdly early until nowish.


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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #19 Fall 1 Year 1

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Let's Play Darkest Dungeon | Week 8-9

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #18 Summer 25 Year 1

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Let's Play Darkest Dungeon | Week 6-8

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Open Thread: Color Like Whoa


There's a more in-depth explanation, but the short version is that I finally got around to testing what the "Vibrant" mode of current camera actually does.

Taken from my porch on the 27th of April.

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #17 Summer 22 Year 1

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #16 Summer 19 Year 1

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Time Quintet: Don't Worry, Be Happy

[Wrinkle Content Note: Unconscious Undressing, Captivity, Torture, Recreational Drug Use]

Wrinkle Recap: After their confrontation with IT went badly, Mr Murry teleported himself, Meg, and Calvin away. Charles Wallace was left behind. Meg is now badly wounded.

A Wrinkle in Time, Chapter 11: Aunt Beast

I gave Mr. Murry a lot of crap last time for passively letting aliens pick up his daughter and carry her away, but it turns out that he's actually going to protest because this scene starts on his next sentence. I'm so used to modern notions that a chapter ending should signal a scene-change that this was actually jarring to me, ha.

May Newsletter (2019)

It's May.

I don't really know how to deal with that, actually? I keep thinking if I wait long enough it'll start to seem like May, but I haven't gotten there yet. I don't really remember where April went. I was finally diagnosed with adult ADHD (yay!) but they put me on a medication which did not work (boo!) and I lost a couple weeks in a haze. I am now finally divorced (yay!) but that means I have to settle up with my lawyer (boo!) so that's been a lot of things.

But it's May. And I think that's a good thing!

May Things! I have words in my head that I want to get on paper for everyone, so that's my biggest goal for this month: get the words down for everyone to see. I have videos going up, so watch for those! I have art that I want to share with you all (art! I love art!) but that requires words so that's part of the "get words on paper" portion of this month. I'm still working an unsustainable amount of overtime at the Day Job but I'm going to try to balance that a little better. I have a lot of high hopes.

Reminder! It's a new month, which means new paper books for the $25 patrons and new bookmarks for the $5 patrons! If I don't have your address, send me a message on the internal system or email me at AnaMardoll at gmail dot com. I love sending ya'll things!

Thank you all so much again for being here with me. And, hey, I'm single again!

Open Thread: Signs of Life


I couldn't think of a good name, so I went with something generic.

Sorry this is so late in the day, I didn't get it done in the early morning, and then spent all day helping my sister turn her farmish place into an actual functioning farm.  (Third day in a row, and I'll be doing it again tomorrow.)

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #15 Summer 16 Year 1

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Transcending Flesh: Boys Shall Not Pass

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Transcending Flesh:
Gender and Body Diversity in Futuristic and Fantastical Settings


Essay #11: Boys Shall Not Pass (Gender Detection Spells)

Let's talk about Joanna.

Joanna is writing a whimsical story with young adults living together in school dormitories while they study magic. Gender doesn't come up much in the story (and that's fine) until Joanna remembers that she doesn't really want boys sneaking into the girls' dormitory to do naughty things. A easy solution presents itself: just put a gender-detection spell on the dorm and teleport away any boys who try to enter! The problem is that Joanna's story is now a mess of gender issues which effectively exclude trans people not only from the named cast of characters but from the background world-building at large.

What is this "gender detection" spell actually doing? It is the author's job to figure this out, first and foremost. If the spell is detecting genitals, then it is worth asking why it was considered appropriate for a school to conduct magical genital searches on underage students. That seems incredibly invasive and inappropriate! Why do school officials need to know what young Harvey's genitals are?

If the spell is detecting genitals, by what criteria are students barred from the girls' dorms? If the spell is looking for penises and ejecting anyone who has one, then trans girls who have not medically transitioned are being denied entrance to the girls' dormitory. If the spell is looking for, say, a uterus and ejecting anyone who doesn't have one, then cis girls with certain medical conditions are now also being ejected.

But what if the spell isn't detecting genitals and is instead detecting actual gender? Well, you can have spells which detect gender in trans-affirming ways, but it's still problematic for it to be used in this fashion here. Why? Well, you're now "outing" to peers and parents any trans boys who were closeted and living in the girls' dorms, potentially exposing them to bigotry and violence. The spell will also catch Luella in its net, as she is genderfluid and only a girl on every day that isn't Thursday; on Thursdays, Luella is a boy and now magically barred from the dormitory--which is inconvenient and cruel, to say the least.

If Joanna really wants a spell to keep certain people out of the girls' dorms, then she will need to make a listed database of people who are allowed inside and pair that databae with a spell that boots anyone not on the list. That way at the beginning of school year, people who can sign up for the "girl" dormitory include trans girls, closeted trans boys, nonbinary people, and genderfluid people. As a bonus, nothing at the school is rummaging around in people's pants!

It can be okay in certain instances to have magical gender detection spells which affirm trans people's gender. But those spells should never be used to forcibly "out" trans people to others, nor to expose them to violence or bigotry.

Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #14 Summer 13 Year 1

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Open Thread: Endgame



Alright. Spoilers exist here. This is a place to discuss the movie Avengers: Endgame, including spoilers (without need for ROT 13.)

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Open Thread: Pinkness


View from the train platform between the South Station Bus Terminal and the rest of South Station (on the bus terminal side) in Boston.  At this time of year, the view tends to have a sort of pinkishness to it.

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Let's Play: King's Quest

I have a new King's Quest playlist up!

- King's Quest 1 AGD Interactive Remake
- King's Quest 2 AGD Interactive Remake
- King's Quest 5 VGA
- King's Quest 6
- King's Quest 7

Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #13 Summer 10 Year 1

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #12 Summer 7 Year 1

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Open Thread: Bridge Shadow on Estuary


Picture taken two days ago from the South Portland side of the Casco Bay bridge (thus showing the Fore River estuary.

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #11 Summer 4 Year 1

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Let's Play Darkest Dungeon | Week 4-6

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #10 Summer 1 Year 1

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Let's Play Darkest Dungeon | Week 8-9

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Let's Play Darkest Dungeon | Week 3-4

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Open Thread: Ripples and Ducks.



It looks like I haven't inflicted ducks upon you all since January.  Obviously that had to change.  Thus I give you two ducks and ripples that they're mostly responsible for.

If you want to talk about the new Star Wars trailer and such, it has its own thread.

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Open Thread: We're Gonna Have a Star War!

Theories and spoilers within!

Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #9 Spring 26 Year 1

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Let's Play Darkest Dungeon | Week 2-3

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #8 Spring 22 Year 1

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Narnia: He Grabbed Her Wrist

[Narnia Content Note: Misogyny, Coercive Violence]

Narnia Recap: Polly and Digory have agreed to explore a new world at random.

The Magician's Nephew, Chapter 4: The Bell and The Hammer

When we last left off, the kids were in a hall of bodies. Let's finish off Chapter 4 real quick.

   This woman, as I said, was the last: but there were plenty of empty chairs beyond her, as if the room had been intended for a much larger collection of images.
   “I do wish we knew the story that’s behind all this,” said Digory. “Let’s go back and look at that table sort of thing in the middle of the room.”

Let's Play: Darkest Dungeon | Week 1-2

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Open Thread: Light, Mist, and Shadow


I think that's the light of the South Portland Branch Library (there's only one branch, so they're just called the main library and the branch library, no further distinction needed) pouring out into the mist over the municipal golf course.

I didn't actually go over there to check whether I was correct about the source of the light or not.

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April Newsletter (2019)

April! I know I usually do newsletters on the 1st, but I really hate April Fool's Day and don't post anything on or around there if I can avoid it because I don't want people to think I'm trying to fool them. We're now a safe distance away, I think.

According to Patreon, March was a pretty solid month for us! I wanted to ask how y'all are liking the Let's Play videos and how you feel about the posting schedule. Is it okay? I don't want to spam your inboxes with too much stuff. I could just post a link to the playlist and you could check it periodically for new material if the "direct email each time" thing is too much? Let me know in the comments, okay? I know all our inboxes are full.

Fun Thing #1: Earthside. Chapter 1 is up on my Patreon! I wasn't sure if it would be; it's been written for a long time but it wasn't quite right and I got it polished to a high shine and I'm very happy. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Fun Thing #2: Vallis (Fire Mage WIP). I haven't had a chance to sit down with this one yet, but I have so many things I want to share. I've got art and that'll be coming up in posts in the nearish future, and I'd like to have more words to share.

Less Fun Thing: Day Jobs. I've had to pick up a lot of overtime at my day job just to make ends meet, which means my two "writing days" (Tuesdays and Thursdays) are basically not available anymore. I don't know if this is a "new normal" or a temporary thing, but since my back is hurting as a result I'm hoping it's a temporary thing and I can go back to creating soon. I continue to be in grateful awe at your support and patience with me. Thank you!!

Remember: It's a new month, which means new paper books for the $25 patrons and new bookmarks for the $5 patrons! If I don't have your address, send me a message on the internal system or email me at AnaMardoll at gmail dot com. I love sending ya'll things!

Thank you all so much again for being here with me and sticking with me through thick and thin. Oh! I might be officially divorced by the end of this month!

Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #7 Spring 19 Year 1

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #6 Spring 15 Year 1

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Transcending Flesh: Vampires, Werewolves, and Quick Healers

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Essay #10: Vampires, Werewolves, and Quick Healers

Let's talk briefly about people with supernatural healing capabilities. I've written characters with magical powers and super-healing and I put forth that if your characters have super-healing, that power must interface with the body-owner's consent and desires, or you're going to run into trouble very quickly.

"Magical healing" that restores a body to a default state is a medical impossibility that we handwave with magic or magical science when we include it as a power in stories. It's one that can be fun to play with, but it has a history of being used to heap angst onto marginalized people in ways which are harmful, and then forgotten about when that same magical healing would become inconvenient to privileged audiences.

Below is a short list of things I've seen magical healing powers used for:

- Removing an existing long-term disability.
- Preventing or undoing gender confirmation surgery for trans people.
- Making sex painful by regenerating a hymen again and again.
- Enforcing an unwanted hairstyle which caused bodily dysphoria for the person.

Here is the catch. If you're going to regenerate all "damage" to a body instantly without consideration for the body-owner's desires, you cannot have:

- Tattoos.
- Body piercings.
- Tanned skin.
- Muscles.
- Pregnancy.

Oh, and if you're going to regenerate hair growth in ways which cause bodily dysphoria for the owner, you will also need to include:

- Leg hair.
- Armpit hair.
- Pubic hair.
- Fingernails and toenails of socially unacceptable length.

This is what I mean when I say that super-healing is often used to cause angst for marginalized people ("No gender confirmation surgery for trans people! The magic heals them right back to where they were!") but is forgotten about when privileged audiences want something for themselves, like pregnancy or modern hair styles. If you're going to show vampire angst because Claudie can't cut her girlish hairstyle away into something more mature or more masculine, then your sexy vampire ladies also need leg hair and armpit hair. If you're going to grow back a trans man's breasts after a mastectomy, nobody gets to have piercings.

If magic healing expels bullets and foreign bodies and doesn't take into account the wishes and consent of the body-owner, then pregnancy is impossible. Pregnancy involves a parasite which burrows into the lining of the uterus and then feeds from the host for months without considering the host's welfare. Real world pregnancy requires suppression of normal immune responses in order to prevent the body from rejecting the invasive foreign object. The fact that every pregnancy isn't rejected is, frankly, astounding.

Now, you can have pregnancy in super-healers by simply embracing the fact that the super-healing is magic and that magic can be guided by willpower and consent. If the character wants to be pregnant, their talent can accommodate for that. If the character wants to cut, grow, or otherwise change their hair, their talent can allow for that. If the character is transgender and wants to medically transition, their magical talent can make room for their choice and adjust to their self-image as the new "default" state to which the body is returned when wounded. Magic and the mind do not need to be at odds!

Similarly, if a character wants their magical talent to heal a childhood disability or old scars, that's a valid character decision. The problem is not with healing. The problem is with worlds which present the healing as something the character has no input or control over, and which erases their disability or erects a barrier to medical transition options, but then doesn't include foot-long toenails and armpit hair down to the waist because doing so would upset the intended cis and able-bodied audience.

Muscles require injury to the body. Tanning requires injury to the body. Pregnancy requires injury to the body. If these injuries are instantly healed then the muscles don't grow, the tan doesn't set, and the pregnancy doesn't develop. If your character can do any of these things, then there is no reason why they can't also maintain a disability or scar by choice, or seek out medical transition options to confirm their gender identity. Super-healing should not be used as a tool to strip agency from marginalized people.

In short: There's nothing wrong with super-healing magic. The problem is when that magic is used to harm marginalized people for supposed reasons which then evaporate when the result would inconvenience or upset privileged people in the audience.

Writings: The Lost Last Princess of Ravelin (Part 7)

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Open Thread: Captain Marvel

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Open Thread: Reflection


I've mentioned before that I tend to find reflections quite interesting.  No idea when I mentioned that, but I've definitely said it here.

Usually that shows up in the form of reflections off the water, because I see those more often and, perhaps more importantly, because I tend to see them when I'm on foot.  I tend to see reflections off of buildings when I'm a passenger on a bus, which is not an ideal location for photography.

Picture taken from the inside of a bus, somewhere on the streets of Boston.

In other news, Blogger trying to be helpful by "correcting" the already corrected rotation of this image (and then deciding not to do that when I uncorrected the rotation) meant I ended up uploading it three times.

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #5 Spring 12 Year 1

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Time Quintet: I'm Afraid This Is Going To Hurt

[Wrinkle Content Note: Christian Gaslighting]

Wrinkle Recap: After their confrontation with IT went badly, Mr Murry teleported himself, Meg, and Calvin away. Charles Wallace was left behind.

A Wrinkle in Time, Chapter 10: Absolute Zero

When we last left our heroes, Meg was correctly pointing out that Calvin and her father choose to leave Charles Wallace behind. They did so on the assumption that tessering him while he was controlled by IT would hurt him, but they have no data whatsoever to support that claim. They also apparently think there will be an opportunity in the future to rescue Charles Wallace, but it's unclear how they expect that to work given that Murry can only tesser at random and doesn't know how to find his way back. Meg is, according to the narrative, to blame for pointing these things out.

Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #4 Spring 9 Year 1

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My Cats as Disney's The Three Musketeers

Previously posted on my Patreon. Reposted here in loving memory of Mina. 

I'm sick so please have a short thread comparing the kittens to the Disney's Three Musketeers.


Chip. Athos. Leader of the pack, but cranky about it. When he wants to stomp on Mommy and told she's busy sleeping, reacts with the same betrayed hurt as Athos discovering the criminal brand on Milady de Winter. Sad sack.


Cookie. Porthos. Fat and utterly lacking in fucks. Instigator of trouble who is surprisingly good at finding fall-guys to take the blame. Master liar. The Queen of America once kissed the white spot on her nose.


Cherry. Aramis. Tiny and skittish. Would absolutely fling herself out of a window rather than fight an angry jilted husband. Good intentions ruined by bad company. Looks too frail to be any use in a fight; somehow inexplicably is anyway.


Crisp. D'artagnan. Ladies man is his literal only motivation and he barely tries to hide this fact. Almost didn't make the Musketeer cut because he overslept. Too pretty for this cruel world. Needs a jaunty hat with a massive foofy feather.


HONORABLE MENTION. Mina. Milady de Winter. Has a tragic backstory but will die before she reveals it to any of you lesser mortals. Secretly wants to kill D'artagnan/Crisp because he keeps sleeping in her bed.

Open Thread: Snow, and lack thereof, on wood


Picture taken in my driveway.

Not really sure what I can say about it.  A certain type of snow creates big snow branches built upon a skeleton of normal sized wood branches.  Thus you get things that look like this.

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #3 Spring 6 Year 1

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #2 Spring 3 Year 1

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Open Thread: Cartoon Dog on a Train


If you're like me your reaction is:
 "I know that that dog"
*pause*
"Who is that dog?"
My initial attempt to find out failed, but "famous cartoon dog hat" (no quotes) got the job done.  That is a full length portrait of one Huckleberry Hound in spray paint on a boxcar canvas.

The picture was taken in South Portland, but that was a while ago, so he could be anywhere on the continent by now.

When I am corporate overlord, any unmarked cars on my trains will be treated as free walls.  Maybe I'll even have them park in specially designated places with scaffolding around them so that artists have easy access to the whole canvas, instead of just the parts near the ground.

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Let's Play: Stardew Valley | #1 Spring 1 Year 1

My first Let's Play video of Stardew Valley is available!

Narnia: Fierce Women and Cruel Lions

[Narnia Content Note: Misogyny]

Narnia Recap: Polly and Digory have agreed to explore a new world at random.

The Magician's Nephew, Chapter 4: The Bell and The Hammer

When we last left Polly and Digory, they were exploring a castle in which nothing lives (no plants, no ants, nothing) and which never provides a convenient window or parapet for looking out onto the "country [which] lay around the enormous palace" because (I presume) then Lewis would have to make up a description of the landscape of an alien world and he didn't want to.

Instead, we get a monstrous stone fountain with wide-spread wings. I don't know if Lewis intended this, but that would definitely read to my Christian upbringing culture as quasi-demonic and a sign that whoever had lived here had not been "right with Jesus". Good people don't decorate with winged monsters: that much was drilled into me as a child.

Open Thread: Clouds Before Sunset


Taken from the parking lot of Billy's Roast Beef and Seafood.

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Film Corner: Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Nebula from GOTG2

Now it's time for my favorite show: scrolling Netflix for an hour until I finally decide to rewatch my favorite 15 minutes from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 rather than burning down my impossibly big watch-list.

"In a little cafe, just the other side of the borderrrrr...."

God, I love Nebula so much.

This movie is so good if you take out Peter from all of it, and really all the parts that aren't Mantis or Nebula or Gamora. I have a fan-script for 3 that's basically Michelle Yeoh teaching Mantis, Nebula, and Gamora to be badass girl pirates.

Nebula's FACE when she hot-rigs herself to generate the ship, I would DIE for her. Someone needs to recut this movie into a version which recognizes that Nebula and Mantis are the most important emotional arcs, and the Peter/Yondu/Raccoon/Dad stuff... isn't. (I like Yondu, it's just that I have a whole world of Dad Issue Movies to choose from and far sparser pickings in the field of Murderous Sisters. Like, it's not that the Peter/Dad/Yondu/Raccoon stuff is *bad*, it's not, it's just EXTREMELY WELL-TROD GROUND and over there you have Mantis and Nebula being unique and interesting.)

Ugh, and this movie does the trope I hate MOST: knocking out a girl so she can't have a Big Damn Hero moment. Rocket shooting Gamora so she can't save Peter is just so fucking annoying to me, and sooooo maaaaaaany movies pull that shit. If you can't figure out a way to have a female character not sacrifice herself for her loved one EXCEPT by having a man knock her out for her own good, you don't deserve to write female characters.

I really wish Peter was less toxic because I feel like he *could* be my favorite MCU dude if he were just...............a little different? He's softer-bodied, he's family-oriented, he (sorta) focuses on group dynamics and mother-henning his team, he's got the capacity to avoid toxic masculinity and laugh at himself......and then the writers fling him at Gamora in toxic ways and I want to do a murder. He could be an excellent mother hen / cat herder!!! He doesn't NEED to always be badgering Gamora about the "unspoken thing" until I want her to jam a knife in his tongue. Siiiiiiiiiiigh. So close, so far.

The scene where they crash and Ego lands.

The scene where she stops them from killing Rocket.

The scene where she shares her plans.

The scene where she generates power for the ship.

Ironically, Thor--the embodiment of godly masculinity--comes off as softer and less toxic (to me) than Peter Quill most of the time. He really does look like he should be emotionally potty-trained by now into basic things like "don't badger the girl into a relationship" and "it's okay to admit being wrong." Whereas... Thor...shows emotions? We see him smile and grin goofily when he sees the Hulk, we see him show fear when facing a haircut, he... has emotional RANGE besides "Dudey McDude".

I also love those little "Whoa." moments Thor has, like when Valkyrie drinks faster than he ever imagined and he just has to stop and admire the spectacle. You just KNOW he and Loki played as valkyries as kids.

I'll be honest that a MAJOR reason I haven't and probably won't watch Infinity War was because I didn't believe they'd do right by Nebula. After her emotional arc in GOTG2, she deserves to be the one who takes down Thanos. It is the most emotionally satisfying conclusion and if she were a boy, the people involved in these stories would *get* that. Sigh.

How does Peter know Thanos again? He's the abusive father of the girl Peter badgered into being his sorta-girlfriend? That's... I don't... *beats head quietly against desk*

If Nebula is the star of Infinity War 2 or whatever, I will happily go see it.

It is SO CLEARLY what GOTG2 is *BUILDING TOWARDS*, even! Nebula and Gamora resolve their differences and team up to take on THEIR universe-ending dad, after Peter takes care of HIS universe-ending dad! This is why I would never be allowed to work on the MCU because I would keep being a bitch about things like "why are we setting this girl up to be Thanos' nemesis if nothing will ever come of it" and "lol, are you joking".

Like, if you KNOW that Nebula isn't going to be allowed to face down Thanos in the epic one-on-one she deserves, GIVE HER SOMETHING ELSE as her driving motivation OR commit to the job and let him kill her. Those are basically your narrative options? Either let her force a confrontation she's not competent to win (and thus loses and dies) or give her literally any other motivation in the world so she can do that instead.

But it's danged annoying because "son faces down evil father" is entrenched as a goddamn movie right of passage but make the son a daughter and all the sudden it's whoa nelly.

Make Luke Skywalker a girl you cowards, etc.

Film Corner: Bird Box


[TW: Ableism]

Alright, BIRD BOX, you get five minutes to make your case for why you exist.

We open with the standard zombie apocalypse broadcast. WE ARE HERE, COME FIND SURVIVORS.

Sandra Bullock is looking me in the face and saying this is gonna feel like forever and it's gonna be hard to stay alert and it's very meta and I'm supposed to chortle and say SANDY YOU'VE NO IDEA HOW RIGHT YOU ARE, IT'S MY BEDTIME. I refuse. I'm as alert as a peckish tiger, BIRD BOX. Your move.

Open Thread: The meeting of true and false


I thought of various names for this, "Where Imitation met reality" for example, and I wasn't really satisfied with any of them, including the one I used as a title.

Apparently fake bricks are a pretty common thing, they don't exactly endure very well, though.

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March Newsletter (2019)

Holy crap, it's March? I lost all track of time until today. There are reasons for that but they're sad ones and I don't want to dwell on them here. Let's talk fun stuff.

I mentioned in my last newsletter that I'd like to start posting Patreon rewards at the end of the month (4 weeks after the monthly newsletter) because that means the newsletter gets to be "here are all the fun things I'm planning!" rather than a downer "here are all the things I didn't get to..." so let's try this on for size and see how it goes.

Fun Thing #1: Earthside. I really want to finish polishing my Earthside Chapter 1 and get it in a state where I can post it. This is my first real series and I'm struggling with the delicate balance of how much information to give "new arrivals" to the series (so they can read the books in any order) versus how to not bore the regular readers to tears. This has been really an interesting learning process, from a craft perspective!

Fun Thing #2: Vallis (Fire Mage WIP). I really want to try to re-draft Vallis so that we have some new chapters which slot in before chapter 1. (This will mean radically re-doing all the following chapters, yay!) I think a big problem here is that I take too seriously the Vonnegut advice to "start as close to the end as possible". You do actually need to take time to introduce the world and characters, I think, before you fling a crisis at their faces like a custard pie.

Fun Thing #3: Stardew Valley! I have some Let's Plays which will be going up on Patreon and eventually on YouTube and I am very excited about that! I've never LP'd Stardew Valley before because I was afraid I'd be a very boring commentator, but I think I'll be able to strike a nice balance between "interesting babble" and "soothing white noise" for people who want to fall asleep to my videos.

Fun Thing #4: Deconstructions. I have a new Magician's Nephew post I'm working on which will go up on Patreon first, and I'd link to post reposts of my old Narnia work...somewhere. Maybe I'll post teasers with links up on Patreon that link to the larger blog post on my website? Sort of an In Case You Missed It? That way, the ensuing comments aren't split across multiple pages.

Remember: It's a new month, which means new paper books for the $25 patrons and new bookmarks for the $5 patrons! If I don't have your address, send me a message on the internal system or email me at AnaMardoll at gmail dot com. I love sending ya'll things!

Thank you all so much again for being here with me and sticking with me through thick and thin. Oh! I might be officially divorced by the end of this month!

Transcending Flesh: Magical Potions and Gender Belts

Note: This was previously published on my Patreon.

a pink and blue sky with a radio tower

This essay is one in a series which focuses on writing gender in science fiction and fantasy settings that provide body modification options beyond our current level of technology. Note that you can download this collection of essays from my website here.

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Transcending Flesh:
Gender and Body Diversity in Futuristic and Fantastical Settings


Essay #9: Magical Potions and Gender Belts (a Dungeon Master's Guide)

So you're a dungeon master (or a story teller or a game master or just a cool cat with a gaming screen) and you have a player who wants to play a trans character in your world. You want to be sensitive to their needs and the needs of their character so, surprise!, you give them a magical body transformation potion in their inventory at game start and now they never need to face bigotry or adversity again. Well done you, right?

Well, maybe.

Some players want their escape into a fantasy world to not be marred by the same bigotry they face on a day-to-day basis. Other players want their time in your fantasy world to allow them to explore bigotry in a safe setting. The key to being a good dungeon master to your players is to talk to them about what they're hoping to experience and accomplish with their character. It's also important to understand what your limits are as the creator of this world, and where your comfort levels lie.

One solution I've found is to craft a world which does not have systemic bigotry against trans people, but wherein small subcultures such as families or small towns or religious groupings may have pockets of prejudice. That way, Yolanda can play xer trans character over in the main plot without having to experience bigotry, but Zanadar can play ner trans character over here in a side-plot and work through bigotry with the power of persuasion or charisma or fireballs to the face. (Whatever floats your and the Zanster's boat, really!)

I will also make body modification spells, potions, and wearables available as part of the setting, but players can decide whether they want their character to start with those items already in their possession or whether they want their character to work towards those items as a goal. One player decided that her belt of gender confirmation had been pawned prior to game start because she was strapped for cash. This gave her a chance to work through dysphoria while understanding that a solution was still available to her once her character had earned enough money on the main plot quest.

What I absolutely will not do is make a world in which bigotry is pervasive and unavoidable, and players have to accept that in order to play. Nor will I make a setting in which there are no options, either mundane or magical, to allow them to transition. Every society I know of has had pockets of "safe" folks who accepted trans people among them, and had transition options of some kind available to people who needed them. Why would I craft a setting which doesn't include these parts of the human experience? Why would I make a game where people have to agree to let me hurt them in order for them to play?

Be a responsible dungeon master by talking with your players, understanding their goals, and minimizing the harm they will have to endure in order to play your game. Find out if they want to experience bigotry and, if so, what kinds and how much. Work out exactly what you're willing to portray, since you will be playing the villains--you're allowed to have boundaries, too! Respect yourself and your players as you create an enjoyable experience together.

Writings: The Lost Last Princess of Ravelin (Part 6)

Previously posted on my Patreon.


Metapost: Questions, Concerns, Suggestions

Content has been slow this year and there's reasons for that which I won't belabor. What I would like to know is whether folks would enjoy regular "reposts" of the old deconstructions. Those reposts allow folks to comment again (or for the first time) on old material that is currently locked down. It also gives you something "new" to read every week, if you want that.

Thoughts on whether this feature would be welcome?

Open Thread: Ice Berries


It is, by now, well attested that all ice is harvested from the fruit of the ice berry plant.

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Open Thread: Ice, water, and light



Icicles off the underside of a bridge.

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February Newsletter (2019)

This is cross-posted from Patreon.

Good news! I still don't have leukemia. Gonna be happy about that one for a while!! Patreon rewards are going up today and I'm so grateful to everyone for being patient with me. You are all the best, thank you. I want to talk about some changes I'd like to make regarding the Patreon structure here, and how I think these changes will spark more joy for us.

Change #1: First of Month Newsletter / End of Month Postings. When I began this patreon it made sense to me to post everything on the first of the month. You should get all your February rewards on February 1st, right? But since a big part of the patreon structure for me is this newsletter, I ended up writing newsletters which perpetually looked backwards. I was giving you a report card and apologizing for not doing more--which I don't think does anything but depress people and certainly didn't make me feel like a success.

What I'd like to try is a newsletter at the first of the month which tells you what I hope to work on that month, which seems like a much better way to build enthusiasm than rattling off how I failed once again to pack 90 days worth of ambition into the last 30 days of living. Will the postings at the end of the month accurately reflect what I stated I wanted to work on? I don't know! Maybe not! I'm going to try to embrace the flexibility you've all so generously extended to me and write what my heart and my fingers want to write.

Change #2: Earthside Goes Live. I've been dragging my feet on posting my Earthside WIP chapters because... like... I know a lot of the content will change between this first draft and the final published copy. It's scary for me to post something which isn't "final". Now I'm going to embrace that fear and post anyway. The same is true for my magical fire mage WIP, which I realized stalled because I was afraid of doing anything which would require a change to what had already been posted up on Patreon. I'm going to make strides in plowing ahead and making a literary mess and embracing that first drafts are supposed to change. Writing is rewriting and I think everyone here heartily accepts that!

Change #3: Content Diversification. I had a lot of time to think while I was sick this month and I realized I've been juggling all these content creation projects--writings (books, short stories, scribbles), blog posts (films, Prairie Fires, Narnia, Wrinkle in Time, Twilight), YouTube videos, and Twitter threads. The whole time I've been making all this content, I've been carrying around this complicated hierarchy like a cross on my shoulders: I "only" worked on a YouTube video today, I didn't do the "good" words for my book, I "wasted" time writing an educational Twitter thread, etc. NO MORE. This is guilt that I've been carrying around for no reason and you all made me realize that when I asked for more time to put up the "good" content. Thank you.

So: There will be content every month. I can't promise it will be books or stories or videos or blog posts or twitter threads all in the same month because that's a LOT of content while I'm working overtime at the day job, but there will be content and it will be produced with love and brought before you with all my gratitude that you're here to share this space with me.

Change #4: Giving Back. As much as possible, I am striving to make my spaces accessible and able to give back to the community which has given me so much. I'm working out a structure by which I can hire a transcriptionist to caption at least some of my YouTube videos (the eventual goal is *all* of them) and I'm commissioning character art again so that in future posts I can talk to you about some of the characters you'll be meeting in my posts. I tailed off on the fan art project (despite all the joy it brought me!) because of the silly headspace stuff above about which words "counted". They all count here, thanks to you all.

Change #5: Polls? Maybe? I would like to gauge interest about what you all value the most, in a sort of "ranked from top to bottom" sense. Some of you are here for the stories, some for the gaming videos, some for the cat pictures, some for the deconstructions, some for the twitter rants, and some because you just love and want to support me. ALL OF THESE ARE SUPER VALID, thank you! If I run any polls in the near future it will just be in order to guide me according to what sparks the most joy for you, my wonderful patrons.

In Closing

Thank you all so much. The income from this patreon feeds me in a very real physical sense, but the emotional support from you all being here feeds my soul as well. I appreciate more than I could ever say how you were all willing to stick with me through my illness this month. Not everyone would, but you did. Thank you. I have a good feeling about this year.

Promotion: Freelancers Found

People often ask me on twitter if I know sensitivity readers for [x, y, or z] topic, or if I can recommend indie artists for [x, y, or z] commission, or if I can name all the freelance editors I know, and often on the spur of the moment I can't because my brain is a sieve.

This is trying something new: if you're a freelancer taking commissions/clients at this time, please post in here with whatever service you offer and a means to contact you. (Might be a good time to make up a work-only email that you can post publicly.) Rates are helpful to add but not required--what you post is entirely up to you.

If folks find this useful, I'll repeat the post on occasion as a means of keeping current who is still active and taking commissions vs. who is done or full up for now. Previous threads will be searchable under the "promotion" tag.

Open Thread: Dirty Snow and Ice


Not much to say about this picture.  It's icicles from the melting of road (or, possibly, parking lot) snow.

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Index: Revolutionary Girl Utena


Revolutionary Girl Utena


Note: Not to be confused with the other Revolutionary Girl Utena index.
Source: Revolutionary Girl Utena
Label: Deconstruction (Utena)

09-08-2017 - Revolutionary Genderfeels
09-09-2017 - Bottom of the Ocean
09-10-2017 - Naked Ballroom Dancing
09-12-2017 - Nice Guy Miki
10-22-2017 - Nanami and Tsuwabuki

Note: Last updated 02/03/2019.

Index: Gender

Label: Deconstruction (Gender)

2018
02-28-2018 - Transgender Terminology
02-28-2018 - "Girl in Boy Clothes" Tropes
02-28-2018 - Daughters of Witches
02-28-2018 - Why I use Enby and not NB
02-28-2018 - Why I Don't Call Myself a Trans Woman
02-28-2018 - Queer Coding Characters and Re-Pronouning Historical People
04-01-2018 - Transcending Flesh: Why You Care
04-13-2018 - Social Constructs
04-13-2018 - Calling In Our Own
04-13-2018 - The Gender Binary Is False
04-13-2018 - Transness and Our Community
04-14-2018 - Stop Defending Cis Men from the Opinions of Trans Women
04-15-2018 - Including Trans People In Your Anthology Calls
04-16-2018 - Who Defines Transness?
04-17-2018 - Gender Non-Conforming (and why I'm not)
04-18-2018 - Transition and Fluidity
04-19-2018 - Enby Gaslighting in TERF Spaces
04-20-2018 - Cis Actors in Trans Roles
04-21-2018 - Deadnames in Fiction
04-22-2018 - Pride Month
04-23-2018 - "Cis Enbys" and Nope
04-27-2018 - We're Here, We're Queer
04-27-2018 - Gender Reveal Parties
04-28-2018 - Respecting Chosen Names
05-01-2018 - Transcending Flesh: What Is Gender
05-09-2018 - A Breakdown of Bathroom Bills
05-10-2018 - Transphobia and Caring About (Cis) Children
05-11-2018 - How to Support LBGTQUIA+ People
05-12-2018 - Stop Misusing 'Straight'
05-13-2018 - Menstruator and Planned Parenthood
05-14-2018 - Mis-Identifying People
05-15-2018 - Genitals Isn't Gender
05-16-2018 - Some Gender Identities
05-17-2018 - Transgender Terminology in 2017
05-18-2018 - TERF Warning Flags and Rhetoric
05-19-2018 - Queer Books for Queer Kids
05-20-2018 - Poor Relations and Transness
05-21-2018 - Magical Body Modifications and Transgender Characters
05-22-2018 - Boring Stories
05-25-2018 - Bisexuality and Transgender
05-26-2018 - What's the Difference Between Bisexuality and Pansexuality?
06-01-2018 - Transcending Flesh: What is Body Modification?
06-18-2018 - NYT Opinion "My Daughter Isn't Transgender"
10-01-2018 - Transcending Flesh: Gender and Stereotypes
11-01-2018 - Transcending Flesh: Buffet Bodies
12-01-2018 - Transcending Flesh: Pronouns and Self

2019
01-01-2019 - Transcending Flesh: Pronouns and Others
02-01-2019 - Transcending Flesh: Hi, My Name Is Tran S. Gender
03-01-2019 - Transcending Flesh: Magical Potions and Gender Belts
04-01-2019 - Transcending Flesh: Vampires, Werewolves, and Quick Healers
05-01-2019 - Transcending Flesh: Boys Shall Not Pass
06-01-2019 - Transcending Flesh: Sexuality and Gender
07-01-2019 - Transcending Flesh: Children and Childhoods
08-01-2019 - Transcending Flesh: Bodily Autonomy and Rape Culture
09-01-2019 - Transcending Flesh: Body Diversity Beyond Gender Presentation

Note: Last updated 02/03/2019.

Index: Good Luck With That

Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgans


Good Luck With That


Source: Good Luck With That
Label: Deconstruction (GLWT)

01-14-2018 - Good Luck With That: Prologue
01-14-2018 - Good Luck With That: Chapter 1
01-14-2018 - Good Luck With That: Chapter 2
01-14-2018 - Good Luck With That: Chapter 3
01-14-2018 - Good Luck With That: Chapter 4
01-14-2018 - Good Luck With That: Chapter 5
01-17-2018 - Good Luck With That: Review