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I didn’t MAKE him for YOU!

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In The Rocky Horror Picture Show (which I saw an unconscionable number of times in my adolescence) when Frank N. Furter unveils Rocky, his artificially created superhunk, Janet says, “I don’t like a man with too many muscles.” Frank snarls back, “I didn’t MAKE him for YOU!

That little exchange always goes through my head when certain conversations come up. For example, if you follow any SF writers online, you are probably aware that there is a very big sexism controversy going on right now over the content of the SFWA bulletin. It goes like this: Step 1, put a cheesy bikini-chainmail babe on the cover. Step 2, write a condescending article about “lady” editors and writers in the field. Step 3, when people express objections to these two things, let Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg make epic fools of themselves trying to defend sexism by equating the act of expressing a contrary opinion to censorship.

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Update: 24-hour Comic Day at my house

It is scheduled from 10 am Saturday October 18 through 10 am Sunday October 19. I have prepared an anti-mellow playlist for my ipod which is exactly one day long. It has a lot of X on it. Right now, I know of me and uly as designated cartoonists. dangerdaisy has promised to come over and mock. I am going to periodically twitter about it unless at the last minute I don’t feel like doing that. You can also go to the main goth house site to follow. Since I don’t have a webcam, I will get Paul to periodically…

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24 hour comics day

I have been informed that I am hosting a 24-hour comics day at my house on October 18. It will not be an entirely proper comics day, as it will go from 10 am on the 18th to 10 am on the 19th instead of from midnight to midnight. But it will be at my house. Participants and minions (that is, people to make coffee and fetch snacks) are welcome.

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