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... that the word 'transman' is apparently an offensive slur.

The lovely Amanda Manning at Cracked.com informed me last night about the article we're publishing that they needed to change the word every time it appeared in the text in case it would offend someone somewhere's delicate self-imposed triggers. We both laughed at how silly that is but agreed to change it anyway - no one needs a fight over something so trivial.

I will joke about it, however.  

Gee golly jeepers I and my fellow trans boyfriend use that word every day and all this time we've been a pair of transphobic jerkwads I mean what the Funk and Wagnalls is our deal. 

But get this: if there is a space between the word 'trans' and 'man' it's suddenly a family friendly term for grandma to enjoy. We should get with the program already, sheesh. 

I don't know, I guess that finding out that a term used to describe us that we use every day to describe ourselves is apparently a slur is just about the funniest thing that's happened all month. Is this a reverse of how women felt in the 90's when people started using 'bitch' as a positive term? 

I'm still using it, though. My brain is too elderly to grasp modern vocabulary and change is a frightening thing.

This has been Sarcasm Saturdays with Ro. 

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Serious Engineering - Brigadoon page 23 by RomanJones
Serious Engineering - Brigadoon page 23
So, what will happen next?? Will Corelle make it to the Key Point? Will she meet this mysterious Susan and have wild adventures crossing the second most boring nation on earth? Will we ever find out what Brigadoon has to do with the story??

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Serious Engineering - Mermaid in a Manhole 8 by RomanJones
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Quen's t-shirt is an advertizement for 80's Dan, a cute real-life web series by Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob) and a wildly popular tv show in the SE universe.

I contacted Mr. Jones and asked permission to use his series in my comic, to which he responded "Sounds great!"

That Brad. What a cool guy.

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... that the word 'transman' is apparently an offensive slur.

The lovely Amanda Manning at Cracked.com informed me last night about the article we're publishing that they needed to change the word every time it appeared in the text in case it would offend someone somewhere's delicate self-imposed triggers. We both laughed at how silly that is but agreed to change it anyway - no one needs a fight over something so trivial.

I will joke about it, however.  

Gee golly jeepers I and my fellow trans boyfriend use that word every day and all this time we've been a pair of transphobic jerkwads I mean what the Funk and Wagnalls is our deal. 

But get this: if there is a space between the word 'trans' and 'man' it's suddenly a family friendly term for grandma to enjoy. We should get with the program already, sheesh. 

I don't know, I guess that finding out that a term used to describe us that we use every day to describe ourselves is apparently a slur is just about the funniest thing that's happened all month. Is this a reverse of how women felt in the 90's when people started using 'bitch' as a positive term? 

I'm still using it, though. My brain is too elderly to grasp modern vocabulary and change is a frightening thing.

This has been Sarcasm Saturdays with Ro. 
www.imdb.com/title/tt0159696/?…

This is a mess of a film, but I can't dismiss it completely.

Does it have an overly sweet tone that doesn't match reality, but that's nothing new.

I'm not a fan of the graphic sex scenes but they didn't feel all that exploitative so whatever.

PROS:
There are moments of true beauty here. The scene where they sit around the dinner table after one has announced that he's HIV positive. The attitude may seem weird and frivolous to us as viewers, but we have to remember that immediately entering a maudlin attitude would not help anyone in this situation. They talk about medical theories, about life, and even gossip a bit.

The scenes with the lesbian couple talking out their issues was handled with care and respect, as well as the two gay men having the rather hilarious talk about what straight people consider 'normal'. I overall enjoyed the ongoing grumpy narration that pointed out aspects of the gay community that irritate everyone who is not the biggest stereotype.

The climax was dark, powerful, and honest. It was a celebration of the hard truths of life and the love and strength we all need to get through them.

CONS:
There is a graphic rape scene.

Why. Why is there a graphic rape scene.

Why do he have the main character - the narrator - chase down a violent frat boy and rape him in front of the entire cast? Why is he not called out on it? Why does this serve no purpose to the plot? What happened to the victim? Sure, the victim was a bastard and deserved a good punch in the mouth, but NO ONE DESERVES TO GET RAPED.

This scene ruins an otherwise alright film. I know that most of the discussions of the movie somehow leave out this scene altogether (what that says about the desensitization of rape in cinema I don't know) but it was a struggle for me to finish the film afterwards.  

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I was born in South Candyland under the rule of Queen Frosting. I was raised in a strict Necronomic household by Nigerian parents who died in a freak child-rearing accident that left me alone and homeless at the tender age of thirty-four. After traveling Asia via balloon and sniping those FUCKING MONGOLIAN FUCKERS for ice cream money I started drawing cartoons about a homosexual super villain with a debilitating spinal disease.

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