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albinwonderland:

I posted a new video today! It’s a tutorial to create the look above, you yes YOU can too become a most babely Skeleton. Well not like, a real skeleton. A pretendleton.

Stay spoopy.

Um well hello perfect

albinwonderland:

a dream is a wish your heart makes~

Oh stopppp.

albinwonderland:

Today’s hair! Courtesy of my mother. I had a lot of work to do today so I wanted it out of my face. The best part about braids means tomorrow is mermaid hair! Yay! Every time I put a ribbon in my hair I think of Violet Baudelaire, today especially so. 

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albinwonderland:

today I froze because Canadian summers are approximately zero degrees  but it’s okay because I am hanging out with a dashund puppy now 

This girl I swear

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albinwonderland:

onesmashingchild:

ON THE STREET CAR
35MM FILM 

it’s tough bein a prancess

Albinwonderland, just bringin’ magic to yo everyday life.

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albinwonderland:

now in rebloggable form for those who requested!

BOOM, baby

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ltcamerica:

roxannameta:

Thank you for making this rebloggable. I saw it on ALB’s blog and it really struck a chord with me. I was also raised Catholic and can’t shake my pro-life roots, but I’m also becoming more and more feminist, and I’m having trouble reconciling those things. This helped me in starting to find peace with it.

I’ve been thinking about this one all day. I don’t normally reblog/post things, but I want to ask…

Doesn’t this make you basically pro-choice? To me, if you support the right of all women to have decision-making control over their bodies and their health, including when it comes down to deciding whether to have children or not, then you are pro-choice. The pro-life argument, to me, is basically an anti-choice argument. If you made the decision to keep a pregnancy rather than end it, then you are still exercising your freedom of choice… if you go one step further and you support the right of others to make decisions as they see fit, then that makes you pro-choice.

I guess I’m confused by the question and the response. It smacks of “I’m pro-choice buuut”, which has always bothered me. Whatever your personal decisions about your own body are, if you support the freedom of others, then you are pro-choice, period.

Tell me if I’m misunderstanding. I wasn’t raised religiously so I don’t have the same mindset.

Well, I have a lot of further, complicated thoughts swirling around in my head about it. No, I don’t think this post is singly the answer. But it helped me ruminate.

My problem is that I do believe life begins at conception, and so abortion is murder. But there are some ways around this. The book “How to Be a Woman” by Caitlin Moran gave me a lot of food for thought: the idea that in some cases, it actually CAN be okay to take someone else’s life. The idea that there is some crossover here with euthanasia, or self-defense. This isn’t exactly about simple freedom of choice for me, the way you’re phrasing it. It’s about when it’s okay to exercise control over the life of another person.

Basically I am forced to admit that there are situations in which it’s okay to kill, even though I consider that an utterly drastic measure and I probably could never kill anyone myself.

And I call myself pro-life because I don’t WANT to call myself pro-choice. I can’t go that far right now. I have a lot more to think about before then.

Besides, you’re making the incorrect assumption that, as Alb put it, “being personally pro-life and not forcing your shit on anyone or voting for pro-life shenanigans” is the same thing as “supporting the right of all women to etc.” It is not, not to me. I do the first thing but not the second. I remain silent. I do not support either side at the moment.

(I think Alb misphrased slightly when she described her mother as being personally pro-life while politically pro-choice, but the rest was spot on.)

Thank you for making this rebloggable. I saw it on ALB’s blog and it really struck a chord with me. I was also raised Catholic and can’t shake my pro-life roots, but I’m also becoming more and more feminist, and I’m having trouble reconciling those things. This helped me in starting to find peace with it.

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albinwonderland:

I recently did an interview with BUST Magazine and they gave me permission to post it here as well! Click the image to read it at it’s original source.

       Katrina: I just wrapped up a piece for our blog about false binaries in “The Battle of the Fake Geek Girl”, and the role that labels play in the conflict. It seems that the trouble always begins when one group (in this case, geek naysayers) tries to categorize another group (in this case, “fake” geek girls) as “not-them”. What has your own experience been with the geek/nerd subculture and its labels? Do you consider yourself to be a geek girl, and furthermore, do you think that the labels of “geek” and “not geek” need to exist at all?

ALB: I don’t consider myself a “geek girl”, but I don’t consider myself anything. It was never by conscious effort, but I haven’t found masking taping a label onto myself to produce positive results of any kind. I just like what I like, and I don’t apologize for it to anyone. However, some of my interests fall under the category of “geekdom” so whenever the name is mentioned my ears perk up, because there’s a good chance you’re speaking my language.
But don’t get me wrong, if “geek” is someone’s identity, then more power to them! Every human on this earth feels a need to belong, even in small ways. So I think that at times labels, such as geek, can help people find others who share similar interests or levels of passion about a subject. What makes the difference is when labels are placed on you, versus labels you construct and choose for yourself.

Katrina: Your video, “Fake Geek Girls” is making its way around the Web like wildfire. It’s my personal favorite takedown of the whole “Fake Geek Girl” debacle. What did you initially want viewers to come away with, after watching your video?

ALB: I didn’t really know what I wanted to accomplish with this video. I was just angry. And frustrated. Because Tony Harris’s rant, as ridiculous as it was, represented a tangible piece of evidence of what I, and other people, have been experiencing for years. I just needed to express myself, and to talk, and create dialogue. And to be honest, I didn’t think it would take off the way it did. But I think that speaks to my point- people, especially women, could relate with what I was saying, meaning it’s a widespread problem. I guess now, after the fact, I can say that I want viewers, especially certain men in the geek community, to self evaluate with an honest heart.

Katrina: Have you ever felt personally attacked for being a girl who is interested in things within the geek subculture? How has your interaction with the realm of all things geeky been altered because of this negativity (if at all), and how do you combat the naysayers?

ALB: I’ve never been attacked in real life, only online, but that speaks to the cowardice of certain individuals. What I have experienced though, is normalized sexism. Asking to join a D&D group in high school, and being turned down because they didn’t want to “have to deal with women”. Asking for help in a comic book store and being talked down to as a result. Constant and endless quizzing from men once they find out I’m interested in a fandom they participate in. It’s discouraging, sure. I’m not sure if it’s my personality, or the way I was brought up, or something else, but it never made me want to give up. In fact, it made me want to be there even more. If you tell me I can’t do something, or that I’m not welcome, I’m going to do it. So in a way, I think the best way to combat this behaviour is to exist. To be seen, be heard, and to not back out or leave, even when being bullied. To support and encourage other women to pursue whatever interests they want. To demand safe and respective “geeky” environments.

Katrina: What advice would you give a younger girl who is interested in exploring the geek subculture, but who may be feeling put-off by all this recent insanity? 

ALB: To younger girls, I say, jump! Take the leap and bust in. Because there is so much wonderfulness to be had. Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t know enough, or you’re too new, because at some point they were too. Everyone was once where you are, no one is born an expert. You’re aloud to like whatever you want. And if anyone tells you otherwise, pull a Big Barda and push them aside with one hand.

Katrina: Finally, what’s your wildest fantasy/impossible dream/ultimate hope for the end of this conflict? Where does the geek subculture go from here, in terms of being a more inclusive and far less hostile body? What can women do to contribute meaningfully despite the backlash?

ALB: My dream? Oh man! I think I want, and this sounds really simple but just hear me on this one- listening. I want the protective geekdom fenceholders to listen. And not just listen, but UNDERSTAND. Because no one likes feeling excluded. Everyone just wants to belong. And at the end of the day, isn’t that the point of this subculture? If this is where someone feels they fit in, shouldn’t we let them? We all, women included, need to look at ourselves and say, is the mindset I’m promoting elitist? And if so, what does that say about the relationship I have with others, and myself? I think that’s one of the problems with labelling yourself, once you do, it can become your whole identity. And if someone you don’t agree with wants to wear your identity too, you can feel personally threatened, like they’re trying to take something away from you. But they aren’t, not really. They just want to belong. And there is room for everyone in this sandbox.

Oh my god amazing, one of my favorite bloggers saying cool shit in one of my favorite magazines!!

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