Howdy, everyone! Things have been rather busy of late, class is taking off again and I’m having a grand old time. I’ve gotten out my bullwhip and leather hat since I’m taking a course in the archaeology of ancient women, and I am also taking a transgender studies independent research course with a good friend of mine which, as part of our grade, we will be liveblogging. More information on that will come as soon as it is available.
For those of you who enjoy my writing, enjoy my latest work from The Border House:
- Cyberfucking While Feminist: Here I publish the first of several interviews with women and feministy people who erotically roleplay online. Their experiences have proven to be quite interesting. The first interview, published here, as well as the yet-to-be-published ones to follow are interesting tales of both empowerment and struggle with misogyny.
- Characters done Right: Kreia from KotOR2: This loveletter for my favourite character ever was a long time coming. Kreia, the shadowy and dark mentor Jedi from Knights of the Old Republic 2, is analysed by yours truly in loving detail.
- It’s Not a Dress! It’s Transphobia!: This article briefly examines one of the more aggravating tics of speech I’ve found in online gaming- the defensiveness and mockery on the part of cis male gamers about the fact that spellcasters wear robes that sometimes (*gasp*) have bright colours.
As always, enjoy! I’ll be back with more updates soon.
I am also taking a transgender studies independent research course with a good friend of mine which, as part of our grade, we will be liveblogging. More information on that will come as soon as it is available.
Oooh! Very excited for this.
I landed on your blog following a breadcrumb (vegan organic bike-delivered bread crumbs, I’m sure) trail leading from a list of films that passed the Bechdel test to a blog reviewing Bandidas to here and darned if I don’t vaguely remember a Quinnae from roleplaying somewhere online and darned if I can figure out what it was. Lord of the Rings and Shieldmaidens? Second Life and Ambrea or Everwind?
Anyway, good to see all the thoughtful writing you’re doing on these issues! I will likely dig in further when I am not wiped out from being led all over the web by intriguing conversations about women and gaming!
You sound so familiar… I did play Lord of the Rings Online for a while, yes, but as Qerawen and Quiliaen (Q names are my thing). Quinnae was a World of Warcraft character. I don’t want to give out too many details openly but do you mind if I email you at the address you gave for this comment?
And, thank you kindly, I hope you enjoy this blog. 🙂
Not at all, feel free!
Not a gamer (unless you count the occasional Civ fix or a few hours of Tony Hawk’s Underground :D), but this was truly fun to read. Writing style pulled me in for good. Thanks.