some thoughts on power and lizard brains

So recently I was WORKING HARD and also listening to Day9 play Hearthstone when a serious conversation came up that gave me many thoughts. And since I’m a curmudgeonly old lady who hates tweet threads here I am trying to articulate them in a concise-ish fashion.

The topic came up of “boobie streamers” and all the hate that comes up around them and their boobish ways. I won’t go through the whole thing, but Day9 made some seriously good points, many of which ended in a more eloquent version of “just be a kind human being”.

Reactionary Thoughts and The Measured Response

A Facebook friend shared an article today that was really well-written and hit me in a slightly uncomfortable place and I had to puzzle out why that was. It didn't take long. The article - "A Widow's Rage Defense of Patton Oswalt's Engagement" written by Erica Roman - is beautifully written and gets to the heart of the matter very well. But the thing that really hit me was reading some of the judgmental comments that inspired the article.

It Gets Better, With Work

I had to process a lot of feelings today, and now I sit listening to Audioslave trying to put words to some of them. Audioslave was my first real introduction to Chris Cornell’s voice, but I did get into Soundgarden later. I was never a devoted fan but I often listened to those tunes when I was feeling down or angry. As a friend told me earlier today, when a public figure takes their own life there are ripples. Those of us who have considered or tried the same thing have to take stock.

noms blows a gasket - chapter the hell you say?!



My perfectly normal workday was completely derailed by seeing this and its associated article on Twitter. And then when I got home I had to install a widget on my website so I could insert pictures to pictorially represent the horror we're dealing with. It took me a minute, but my rage has not subsided.


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