sqbr: She's getting existential again. It's ok I have a super soaker. (existentialism)
Thursday, June 7th, 2012 08:07 pm

I did a meme on tumblr offering to do a video post on any requested subject (the other one is on maths so got posted to alias_sqbr) and was given the topic "being a queer, disabled, feminist writer". I didn't talk much about feminism in the end! I'm wearing a Kate Beaton "Brontes" shirt and key earrings (and pants. You can't see them, just letting you know they're there)

It's interesting seeing what assumptions and stuff show up when I can't go back and edit the first thing that pops out of my head eg the idea that queer fandom = femslash fanfic which is all written by women, which...no :) Also, as a kid I actually did like the idea of a husband/boyfriend being like a best friend but better. But I knew not all relationships were like that.

Transcript below the cut, there are also closed captions through the magic of Youtube. A few errors but I can't be bothered fixing them right now, sorry!
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sqbr: pretty purple pi (I like pi!)
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 10:22 am

The History of Racism - Episode 1 (part 1/6) by the BBC.

I found this very accessible, I have trouble concentrating on documentaries with brainfog (and today am having trouble concentrating on everything) but this gets right to the point, and there's a lot of punch even in this first ten minute chunk (which is all I've gotten around to so far). They start with a white male academic doing a voiceover then as I recall all the remaining academics were non-white/POC, which is... interesting.
sqbr: A cartoon cat saying Ham! (ham!)
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 10:17 am
To make sure I don't not get around to posting in time, a very short lazy International blog against Racism Week post.

This morning I inadvertently came across Political Remix Video, a blog of remixes, vids, mashups etc which repurpose footage to send an opposing political message.

They don't have a lot specifically dealing with race, but what they have is definitely worth checking out.

Another site worth checking out is Sociological Images, which posts images from the world around us like ads, book covers etc and then looks at their subtext and context. They have a lot at their race/ethnicity tag.

Warning: Reading/watching too many posts from these blogs makes it hard to take any images at face value :) (also it gets a bit repetitive reading too many at once)
sqbr: And yet all I can think is this will make for a great livejournal entry. (livejournal)
Friday, November 14th, 2008 02:47 pm
My muse has been making vague rumblings about the possibilities of video-blogging (or something, my muse is pretty vague when she's working on a new idea), but part of me didn't want to think about it in case it all turned out to be Too Hard.

So I had a brief play around with the software to see what it was like. Not too hard, actually, and the file is pretty small. Thus: A brief and rather pointless video-blog entry (link to file, right-click save-as etc)

No cats were permanently harmed in the making of this video :)

Let me know if you have trouble downloading/watching etc.
(I was reminded to do this after [livejournal.com profile] mothwentbad expressed curiosity as to what my accent sounds like. So now you know)

Given how impossible I am to understand at the best of times, even without bad audio, a transcript (minus "um"s):
Hi, I wanted to try out this videoblogging thing, but I had no idea what to say, so I thought I'd just pick up the cat, and say "Hi I'm Sophie, this is Kira", say hello Kira, (Kira does not say hello) thus proving myself to be a complete cat lady. And that's all I have to say.

I'm sure any hearing impaired people reading this are SO glad not to have missed out on that scintillating dialogue :D
sqbr: A cartoon cat saying Ham! (ham!)
Saturday, July 19th, 2008 10:11 pm
In case you haven't seen it: Dr Horrible's Sing along blog: Supervillain musical by Joss whedon. Free right now. Will cost money tommorrow (Sunday. In America, I assume, which may end up being mid-sunday here. Unless you're in America, obviously. I think. Um...) Watch now!

And then watch "The Dark Knight".