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Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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10:47a
Oh, and another thing...
One of the many reasons I voted to boycott Pride is that, after last year, when my good time was wrecked by security guards, at the Trafalgar Square toilets, who then proceeded to try and frame one of my friends for assault, and created a situation in which another trans woman was sexually assaulted, the very last thing I want is to go on a march, surrounded by security guards, for my own protection.

Who are they protecting me against, pray? Themselves?

I for one don't want those people anywhere near me. Since I am thought of by their manager as a trouble maker, I wouldn't feel safe.
11:43a
I just watched the Star Trek episode of CSI
Which was all a bit meta...To put it mildly...

It is set at a convention for a classic SF television show, at which the victim earlier showed a pilot for a reimagining of it as grittier and grimmer - sort of classic Star Trek done in the style of new BSG. And a lab worker who finds him gets to ring up Brass and say 'He's dead, Jim'.

And Collapse )

Oh, and more evidence here that the last episode of BSG was a cunning lie, and that, in fact, THEY WALK AMONG US.
2:46p
From fjm

if someone who appears to you to be outgoing, tells you that they are shy, believe them. What you are seeing is their performance face, their coping mechanisms. It may come over as arrogance, be expressed as sarcasm, be over ebullient, or talking too much. It may exhaust them so much that they can't think too straight about the reality of a situation while they are "performing". It may not be a good coping mechanism. But it is not proof that they have lied about their shyness.

And finally: there is a hierarchy in inter-actions which means someone who is well known to a group is facing a room full of strangers. You may see them as a celebrity. They see themselves as someone desperate for a familiar face. I have lost count of the number of "arrogant" authors, editors and academics I have come across who turn out to be really lovely people when not surrounded by thirty people they have never met before. In a way, it is a privilege to be relatively unknown and to have your nerves and shyness accepted as nerves and shyness.


To which I would add, the same applies on line.

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