Amy Pond appreciation week: Day 1: Favorite Moments and Favorite Quotes
So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)
This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.
This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.
Someshing you may not know about me… My bad self DMs for an almost weekly Dungeons & Dragons group (because
dorkawesome). If you have never played, I highly recommend finding someone who can guide you through the learning curve and giving it the old college try.
A few weeks ago, one of my players found their character (a level 8 wizard named Abadon) in a really bad spot— separated from the rest of the group and just a turn away from irreversible death at the hands of a very powerful wizard. Having already exhausted every obvious possibility for survival, he began scrambling through the notes and spells and items scrawled in every margin of his character sheets, looking for some means of saving himself. He tells me Abadon pulls out the Charming Dreamcatcher, an item that allows the user to control the actions of an opponent to a point (don’t worry, I am careful with item creation), provided that the user can keep sight of his target through the center of the dreamcatcher. He tells me that he uses it to force the enemy wizard to “Uhhm… Teleport to his mother’s house!”
I’m like, “But then you won’t be able to see him anymore, and he’ll just teleport right back!”
Eager to defend Abadon’s rationale, another player chimes in with, “No way, he’s a member of the prestigious Red Guard, so he probably NEVER visits home! He just appears at home and mom’s just gonna let him leave? UNLIKELY.”
So I grab my dice and do a bunch of rolls to determine if mom’s even home, and of course she is, and the players are going crazy trying to convince me of how overbearing and controlling this particular guard’s mom is.
They are just tickling me with all of this, so I say, “Okay okay, we’ll do opposing Diplomacy checks. I’ll roll for the Red Guard wizard, and one of you rolls for mom.” As they roll for mom, one of them says (in their best Mrs. Costanza voice), “I haven’t even met your girlfriend, for cryin’ out loud!”
The above picture was the result. I rolled a paltry seven, and they totally dominated me with a 20. Abadon was able to escape death because he sent an enemy home to his mother, who then guilted him into sitting down to a home-cooked meal. “You’re always out guarding this, or killing that— never any time to visit your poor mother!”
Best encounter ever.
New thought for Clara: her story as a whole, encompassing both series 7 and 8, is the importance of emotions. She makes better, decisions when she lets herself feel and act emotionally, compared to when she restricts her feelings and tries to approach things in a reasoned, adult way.
And it’s definitely another thing I need to take as inspiration from Clara.
#it’s also a celebration of youth and femininity#because uncontrolled emotions are a decidedly not adult thing#and also coded as being feminine by our society#and for both these reasons generally shown as being bad or to be changed/grown out of#but then with clara they’re celebrated#as her greatest strength#i love it#so damn much
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