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Rowan Cota
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I definitely need more events in my life where I can dress up and play pretend Princesses.
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No one at work even comments when I wear a tiara anymore. 
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I'm sick. So sick in fact that it's Disney Movie time. If I'm still sick tomorrow, I'm calling in the big guns...yes, that's right...

The Princess Bride
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don't start a land war in Asia.
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So, I had a break through on my +Jessica Hammer cupcake. It's going to be posted as soon as I have a chance to whip up a batch and make sure it works, but I'll leave this teaser here...

Cheese blintzes.
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[Content note: There's some "comedy" gore at the end. Obviously not real, but there.]

The sketch here is basically my life. I say "sorry" so fucking much. (Like, other people have pointed it out to me and said that it's problematic.)

http://happyplace.someecards.com/really-sorry/amy-schumer-wrote-a-sketch-about-how-women-say-theyre-sorry-too-much-sorry/
Oh my gosh, I hope this video doesn't make anyone uncomfortable, I'm so sorry.Why do women say they're sorry so much? Probably because we're socialized to be polite over all other human behaviors, lik
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It's probably a little worse for me as in a service industry it's far easier to just say Sorry to ease a conversation and soothe the client than appear argumentative. I even had a conversation with a customer service agent about this a few weeks ago and we were laughing about how much we say sorry especially to people in emails or on the phone.  They deal with our customers, I deal with our business owners, employees and corporate people.
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Okay. Fine. Yes. I will be your straw feminist. I don't think we should ever show rape in fiction. I think if the choices are "shit like GoT" or "no rape in fiction," then NO RAPE IN FICTION is the way to go.

[Comments off, I don't want to talk about this.]
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Have to figure out how to edit my commenting policy to add something. Having trouble articulating why the behavior is inappropriate. FML.
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Comment moderation is very necessary and no fun at all. offers hugs
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What should I read next?
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Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Salvage the Bones - Jesmyn Ward
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On Beauty - Zadie Smith
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Poop, I am sorry people suck
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Having just discovered that the NY Ren Faire is equidistant from my current abode as the PA one is...I have decided I will also need to attend the NY one this year. (In costume, of course.)
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+Rachael Peters - I grew up in the SCA and at Renaissance Pleasure Faire (North) back when it was still a Patterson endeavor. Ren Faires will always have a special place in my heart for that reason.
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I have been working on a conscious practice of not defaulting to appearance based compliments on people's pictures ("you're pretty," "gorgeous," etc.) and instead saying, "I see you," as in: I am really looking, I see all the parts of you and they delight me, I am happy you are visible and taking space in the world.

So please understand that when I say, "I see you Caitlyn Jenner," I am not just saying, "I view this picture with my eyes," but that I am thrilled to see Caitlyn be visible, that I am delighted and heartwarmed that Caitlyn is taking space in the world. 

And that I wish every transperson I know could have Annie Leibowitz to take their first public photos.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/01/caitlyn-jenner-bruce-jenner-her-vanity-fair_n_7483176.html?ir=Gay+Voices&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000050
In April, Bruce Jenner came out as transgender during a sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20." In May, the 65-year-old shared the intimate and often difficult conversations s
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Now if we can get her Political Reassignment as well, I'll be pleased...
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Painted my nails a color I can only describe as "mermaid" tonight. It's helping deal with the fact that I have my summer cold (ick!) and am fevery and snot filled and cranky.

But at least I'm getting lots of sleep! :D
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Hooray for mermaid nails, sympathy for summer colds. I hate those.
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Using a Buzzfeed generator, my Mad Max name is either:

Anti-Lock Tantrum or Diesel Morningstar.

Those are pretty bad ass.
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Doof Bag!? :(
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#PoisonApple  Not Quite an Update:

I took a break from hemming the skirt to work on the stays for a bit, because with a project like this when I get bored with one part I can work on another and thus not lose forward motion.

I'm thinking, while I finish this, about what I will make for +Jesse Rupp to coordinate with it.
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Definitely a plus of "big", composite projects, I agree :) 
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Fake Geek Princess, Painted Internet Jezebel
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We’ll get there, and we will be the stars we were always meant to be.
Introduction
"I promise to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, that I will never accept what I am told, that I will never fall in love with safety and forget liberty. I promise that I will look for the lie in every pretty story and the bribe in every convenience."  -- Jim Marcus


Nail polish addict, administrative goddess, writer, student, historical fashion couturier-in-training, geek, gamer, girl.

Former tag lines: 
* Three words. Eight letters.
* ...and I fell in love instantly.
* You did not break me, I'm still fighting for peace.
* Do no harm (but take no shit).

Also, some tags to help you determine if I'm your speed: #gamer #writer #fictionalist #diarist #geek #comicbooks #rpg #liberal #democrat #feminist


And my standard social media disclaimers:

My general G+ policy is as follows: I add people who are interesting to me, I share content I'm comfortable with having public publicly. If I haven't added you to a circle at all, and you think I should be following you (because I know you) you have the means to contact me and let me know where I know you from. 

I circle people based on reading preferences of mine, not based on what I post.  I post pretty much everything "public" or "limited to circles."  If that bothers you and you think anything I post might not be something you want to read please take responsibility for sorting me on your own appropriately.

My political is personal, and my personal is political. I have liberal, feminist, anti-racist politics, and I do not believe that misogyny, racism, classism, or prejudice have been eradicated. I don't believe we live post anything, except possibly common sense.

I am an advocate for privacy, and for public responsibility for your content. I believe that pseudonyms are important and vital for retaining voices from marginalized and underrepresented communities on the internet.  I also believe that too many people are willing to be jerks under their real names, believing that the internet has no consequences.  For these reasons I support a policy of allowing pseudonymity on G+, and G+ giving users the tools to decide which content is important to them.

I actively "curate" and manage my G+ stream.  What this means to you is probably very little unless you're actively disruptive in the commentariat.  I aim to keep discussions on track and without derail, especially as G+ currently does not have threaded replies.

I welcome reasoned debate, I do not host arguments. I am interested in hearing your side, but unless you have facts and reasons to back up your statements, I probably won't take you seriously. And I do believe there is room for us all in these discussions.


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Thinks women are human beings, not human shields! / HIGH MAGUS of the WIZARDING SCHOOL OF CLOTH! / a woman shaped behavior modifying angry person / Hey everyone, I've got boobs, isn't that exciting?
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Philadelphia, PA
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State College, PA - Harrisburg, PA - Glasgow, Scotland - Colorado Springs, CO - Los Angeles, CA - San Francisco, CA