I am /loving/ the dynamic style here, by stigmata:
uspol, supreme court, death
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just died of complications from cancer.
“could everyone pls keep boosting <3 I'm almost at my goal”
trans, Lil Nas X, +
"When I log on to the Zoom call with Christian Cowan and Lil Nas X, I’m first greeted by Cowan, who is in a full face of gold glitter. “Oh, hi, just a casual Zoom look,” Cowan says. The designer had just gotten off set from shooting the campaign for his new spring 2021 collection, which stars himself and Lil Nas X."
"After this summer’s Pride month and Black Lives Matter protests, they originally felt a duty to set up something in support of the LGBTQ+ community’s Black trans women, a group they both agree continues to be one of the most ignored. “The trans community, especially the Black trans community, is one of the most looked down upon groups in the entire world, and the least cared for,” says Lil Nas, while Cowan adds, “There’s been so many attacks on the trans community, even within the past few months, and it’s not publicized enough in the U.S. People forget that the entire Pride movement was started by Black trans women.” As the project moved forward, they decided to support Black queer youth more broadly: 100 percent of its proceeds will benefit Atlanta’s Black queer youth through a new fund set up with the Loveland Foundation, a nonprofit launched in 2018 by Rachel Cargle that typically provides support and therapy aid for Black girls and women."
ukpol, trans, TUC, +
Encouraging to see the TUC come out vociferously in support of trans rights. ^_^
"Portraying trans rights as dangerous to women and children is “reminiscent of homophobic lies of the past and we reject this”, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has said in a motion emphatically standing with trans and non-binary people.
Condemning “anti-trans campaigners” as “deliberately stoking dissention between LGB and T sections of our communities”, the TUC also strongly came out against anti-trans organisations in the UK.
The “anti-trans LGB Alliance“, the TUC said, is one of the groups that “are seeking to roll back the existing rights of trans people”.
The TUC is the federation of trade unions in England and Wales, representing 5.5 million workers from 48 affiliated unions. Its current general secretary is Frances O’Grady, with the socialist feminist Gail Cartmail as president.
It passed the motion in support of trans rights and called for a progressive reform of the Gender Recognition Act – the 2004 law that governs legal gender recognition for adult trans men and women – at its 2020 Congress this week.
In the motion, the TUC said it recognised that “transphobic attacks” in social and mainstream media are led by groups who want to roll back trans rights; that the Tories are using trans rights as “a wedge issue” to divide working-class people; and called out newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch for “regularly promoting… myths and tropes about trans and non-binary people”."
Oooh. No, this toolset was /used/ to examine branch prediction. It actually implements a MIPS-inspired processor of the author's devising, designed to enable experimental configurations and strategies. So, I won't be able to /only/ look at prediction, but inside /other/ fun aspects, like out of order execution implementation.
Building it might be fun - the compiler it uses to produce the soft processor executables is a port of gcc 2.6.3. =:D
The Devil Wears Prada, thoughts, spoilers
I'm.. disappointed, overall. It began wonderfully, and Miranda's awfulness was initially comic, but we then see she really doesn't give one shit about almost anybody, with rare exceptions.
Then there's the love interest - a nice enough guy, and her friends too all seem pleasant enough, though left almost entirely undeveloped.
A kiss from a *strange man?* Suddenly, it's all over!
She's late for her beau's birthday. Bad going, but gods, shouldn't they have worked that out /before/? Everyone knew that job was virtually certainly going to sabotage any such plans. Either give up on the job before that, because MP's certainly not going to change, or everyone needs to accept it'd be good if that can happen, but not the end of the world if it can't.
Ugh, that kiss/seduction in Paris. That was seriously uncomfortable to watch. (Not "Passengers" grade terribleness, at least)
And so it winds up with her accepting MP's awful and leaving, and that's that.
It's sort of the opposite of an Alice Wu film - there, she'll lead you into a situation where the trope and outcome seem obvious, only to take it /differently/. This? Walks smack into trope after trope, Sideshow Bob style. No surprises, no intriguing departures from expectations.
Ah well. At least there were some stunning outfits, amidst others I'd run from, mixed with the film's delight in observing how fat size 6 is. =:P
I doubt I'll watch it again, other than studying some of the outfits and makeup. Saving Face, though.. oh, now that was a total delight. And /there/, the love, the *passion*, and the relationships shown, felt *so* plausible, so real.
Ah well. At least it was only $8 two years ago, and it could be fun to riff on with friends someday. =:)
Mohammed Agbadi: Stay away from Kim Jung-Gi's art until you have a better understanding of perspective, because he would just confuse you.
me (looking at a Kim Jung-Gi sketch of a girl whose legs are in sections practicing dentistry on an anthro fish and there's also a samurai riding a tiger): my confusion here actually doesn't relate to his use of curvilinear perspective
covid-19, working class, organizing
Seriously, I've got friends in the hospitality business. They're already struggling to get by. Layoffs are gonna devastate some of them.
It's time for some serious organizing around this. Universal health care, universal paid sick leave, universal full salary unemployment benefit for disruptions by emergency.
People should not be bearing the brunt of the failures of a system designed for maximal wealth extraction rather than wellbeing and resilience.
TFW you see a comic that's been sitting in the "dormant" section for eight years suddenly spring back into life. =:D
Kukuburi, by Ramón Pérez:
All of the storyboard/design book for Jodorowsky's "Dune", illustrated by Moebius:
(h/t @Leucrotta )
Oop! Looks like lgbt.io took a nap. Hopefully @self will be along to set things right..
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