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Quick update: My work, elsewhere

Hi, readers! I know I’ve been neglecting ye olde blog (and hopefully I will start to do better on the whole “updating it regularly” thing soon!), but I wanted to draw your attention to a couple of things in which I have been involved lately:

Last week, I wrote a guest post for Tiger Beatdown on Lars von Trier’s 2009 film Antichrist, and how it relates to the pop cultural depiction (or lack thereof) of depression and pain, women and emotion, plus the unintended backlash that the expectation of “strong lady characters” has wrought. Go and join the discussion if you feel so inclined. Content warning for discussions of some graphic violence that the film depicts.

s.e. smith and I recently wrote an article (on disability culture on the internets and online feminism, naturally) for the latest print issue of Bitch Magazine, which is currently available for purchase or download. I also did the illustrations, which is kind of (read: EXTREMELY) exciting for me. We were interviewed at length by Kjerstin for the Bitch Radio podcast as well. Hooray!

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Quick Signal Boost: BADD 2011

I haven’t been able to put together a post for Blogging Against Disablism Day (BADD) this year due to other commitments, but be sure to go check out the list of this year’s posts, compiled by Goldfish at Diary of a Goldfish. As with other years, I am sure that there will be many excellent and thought-provoking posts!

I’ve contributed to BADD in the past, so now may be as good a time as any to drop some links: a poem, a bingo card, the first bingo card (cross-posted at FWD; not for BADD, but perhaps necessary for context of card #2).

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MST3K: Posture Pals

Holiday-themed MST3K shorts are rather scarce, so you get this instead.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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Dancing robot

I am in the middle of doing many things (including moving), which means I haven’t had much time to update! Here is a robot, developed by H. Kozima and M. Michalow, dancing to some music.

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[Description: Line drawing of a woman in a bed, sitting up against the pillows as her eyes—popping out of her head—focus on her body parts, which have detached from their sockets and are floating around the room.]

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On donations

In a move that I have been resisting for a very long time, I put up a PayPal donation link on this here blog (and also in the sidebar, under the category “Donate, if you feel like it” [scroll down a bit]). This is mostly because I don’t make a lot of extra money, and figured that there are maybe some people out there who might enjoy my writing so much that they feel strangely compelled to donate?

I wrestle a lot with the whole “entitlement” question, and I definitely do not expect or think that people will or “should” give me money; there is a reason that I’ve been doing the blogging thing explicitly for free for a while now—because I enjoy writing. But on the other hand, I could use any extra money, really (for example: I just got a rather hefty and not-totally-expected hospital bill from an ER visit back in April). And if some people get enough out of my writing/ideas/verbosity to want to donate, that’s great. If not–because they can’t afford it or don’t want to donate–that’s okay, too. So if you want to or can donate, I thank you in advance. If not, I totally understand. And if you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at hamdotblog AT gmail[.]com.

[Cross-posted at Tumblr in a slightly different form.]

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Because I am not feeling well today…

A clip of Tori Amos performing “Precious Things” [lyrics here] on Sessions at West 54th. This clip also features an introduction by David Byrne, who–WHADDAYA KNOW–released an album today on which he and Fatboy Slim collaborated with a great roster of musicians, including Tori! This is probably NSFW.

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