Sunday, February 26, 2017

Status Quo Wednesday Is On Back On Sunday

Omni Expo!
My concert is on Saturday! BE THERE! Working on some new stuff, which you'll find out about under the next header. I also put the damn thing in the sidebar.

PAX East!
Four days of Boston fun times! I'm not performing or anything, I'll just be in Beantown playing some Magic, playing some games, and reveling in the fact that I'm writing the OFFICIAL THEME SONG FOR PAXAMANIA 3, "Fire In The Hole"! Also it's the catalyst to a surprise!

Pat Baer already used it in two of his Baer Caev Promos:

GP Orlando!
Maybe! But I'll have another surprise ready by then!

Next week, I'll have the Single version of "Fire In The Hole" on my Bandcamp page! It'll include the full song, the PAXAMANIA MIX and another new song that also pertains to Overwatch in case you missed the reference!

Also planning on doing the same for my Aether Revolt song that comes out before GP Orlando!

JAM OF THE WEEK: "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" by Against Me!

Trans Lives Matter.

It's not as visible as skin color, and you can't sell it on something bombastic and emotional like Love Is Love!, they're human beings who deserve the same rights and respect as anyone else.

I've known enough trans people in my lifetime at various points in their transitions to know that it's normal. Gender is a question, and some are more confident in their answers than others, and that's fine.

Donald Trump rescinded Obama's Title IX guidance that gave federal protections for transgender students. The protection guaranteed students the right to use restrooms matching their gender, not their sex assigned at birth. That was probably the 7,000th bullshit thing this past week, but I feel this is important.

This was never about the bathrooms, like it was never about where you sat on the bus or at the lunch counter. This was about continuing marginalization.

"Geez, who cares? It's just _____. Suck it up!"- Privileged asshole

Whoo, where do I begin?

Sure, how about "Geez, suck it up! It's just a joke!"- Privileged asshole

Speaking of jokes, "Triggered" and "Did You Just Assume My Gender?" are not jokes.

A. The joke is "Ha! People upset by something!" or "Ha! Trans people exist!"
B. It be countered by "Sorry, my bad!"

Cool? Cool. That "Sorry, my bad!" thing is going to come up again.

Since I'm going to drop the ball on this one, Film Critic Hulk summed this up very well in an essay he wrote.

A lot of assholes who use their "edginess" and readiness to disregard and offend the marginalized finally got what was coming to them in the past couple weeks, and while it is optimistic, this has been going on for too long, there's always this pushback when people get called on their bigotry. Not even in a defensive "I'm not racist/sexist/etc!", but in a "Quit killing our buzz, maaaaaan!".

First off,

Free Speech

This insistence on "being offensive" and "triggering SJWs" means one thing: You have nothing to contribute, and have no desire to improve.

Milo Yannipolis is self-hating wreck who actively harmed others, and PewDiePie might go the JonTron route and start shilling for Briebart and InfoWars because it's easier than saying "I messed up" and reconsidering your attitude.

Think of it like this: if you were exactly the same as you are right now, only not white and not male, what would you be able to do? How would you be able to make yourself useful to others?

The greatest failing of my generation is "participation trophies" or "we're too soft", it the fact that we have the power to learn about others experiences, then choose not to, because we'd rather laugh then take a second and listen.

If all you have is provocation, then don't get upset when you get punched in the face.

To wrap it up: HBomberGuy, right on cue!

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