If you’re one of the good guys and you want to help speed things up, you can start by respecting that even if my being different doesn’t bother you, it may very well bother me—and only one of us has to be uncomfortable for it to count as a problem. Understand that while individual differences between me and the majority of my coworkers might seem small and silly, they can add up to an overall feeling of isolation.
I was internally nodding and agreeing with this whole article. Plus it’s just great writing, the juxtaposition between her sense of humor, and her sense of isolation.
Karen McGrane provided an excellent transcript of her talk “I Suck! And So Do You!” that is really timely for me. I’ve pretty much completely internalized imposter syndrome at this point, and her exploration of the “everyone else’s highlights versus your own lowlights” concept helps my … confidence? ego? self-esteem? a lot. I’m not sure what word I mean there. Basically, I like her talk; go read it!
I got distracted since the last Avatar/TTGL crossover I did but then I saw niuner’s Tenzin Lagann. Figured I needed to get this done before everyone moves on to Kill la Kill crossovers!
Also I attempted it make some sort of Raava/Dai Gurren Dan logo thing but every time I tried…I just kept picturing something like this and kept laughing:
(believe in tea, who believes in you)
Moment of Release
One of the most polished ultimate videos I’ve seen (dat quality) that really captures the feeling and mood of being at a tournament in the game to go. Not that I have much experience with that personally, but, I’d imagine it’s like that… :P
Really well commentated - Lou Burrus and Chase Sparling-Beckley had solid knowledge of both teams’ rosters & coaches and decent (to my untrained ear) pronunciation of the Japanese names. Lots of good colour commentary to fill the between-points time.
29m10s - An amazing up-line handler cut by the USA handler; doesn’t look like much at first, but it’s so effective. I re-watched this like 15 times. I want to do this: so little movement, consists mainly of weight shifts and foot work, and being super aware of her defender’s weight/balance. Holy crap I love this cut. And, she’s able to connect with not one but two deep cuts with two-three steps on their defenders. Nice :D
40m10s - 7 minute marathon O point for USA, I really love the Japanese zone here. The downfield switches between the short deep, wings, and deep deep is really nice. Their contain after the handlers get around the cup is due to their excellent communication - we can see and hear a lot of on-field pointing and shouting. There were a few turns on this point, and I especially like Japan’s O-to-D transitions immediately back in to the zone - no hesitation, everyone immediately goes where they need to. Also a big fan of their sideline enthusiasm after the D’s :p.
47m00s - Ugh, super jealous of Japan’s IO throws to their handlers cutting towards the breakside from the open side (the opposite of your standard up-line). I do not have that throw, but I want it. They march it right up the middle of the field.
53m58s - Japan’s D-line O set is pretty interesting to see. They set it up every time (this one’s maybe the 5th) and their handlers keep getting open from the same position. Their stack is super tight, approx the same distance between the handler and the first in the stack (maybe 5 or 6 yards) and each successive cutter/defender pair.
57m28s - Sweet offensive set by USA - 4 strong handler pivots to move the mark around like puppets, and then really just an unguardable iso at the end. With such a strong handler, it’s hard as the downfield defender to stop that from happening, unless the mark somehow knows to shade around to help out (ofc that only makes sense knowing Snyder wants to throw the IO flick; had the mark shaded, it probably would’ve led to a break throw/score.)
1:12:55 - US comes down with a junk look disguised as a person-to-person look? I’m not sure if this is on purpose, but it completely tricked me. One of the announcers recognized it like immediately, though. Pretty curious to see how Japan deals with this cup/junk of three/four taller women. One game from my college career haunts me where they threw a 4 man cup of tall people on a really windy day. I can handle tall people if it’s not windy, and windy days if it’s not a tall cup, but not together. Japan’s offense on this point is a clinic in handling a really effective USA zone that cut off basically everything to the middle and forced a ton of handler swings before conceding a goal.
1:18:15 - ugh this catch though! sick (lol the handler putting her hand up to her mouth while watching the throw happen. I know that feeling well.)
We’ll be discussing this video tonight for the Men’s Involvement and Leadership Committee: “At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don’t ‘act like a man.’ Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the ‘man box.’”
This is a short talk, and has nothing to do with the TED science-y talks, which may confuse you as it did me. It is an excellent ten minutes, but while watching I realized I am more predisposed to watching (and subsequently endorsing) talks about feminism that are by men instead of women; no bueno.
This is a basic principle: until it is proven otherwise, beyond a reasonable doubt, it’s important to extend the presumption of innocence to Dylan Farrow, and presume that she is not guilty of the crime of lying about what Woody Allen did to her.
[…] “he said, she said” doesn’t resolve to “let’s start by assume she’s lying,” except in a rape culture, and if you are presuming his innocence by presuming her mendacity, you are rape cultured.