“One of the things that’s really important to me about the show is that the Gems are all non-binary women. They’re very specific and they’re coming from a world where they don’t really have the frame of reference. They’re coded female which is very important. I was really excited because I felt like I had not seen this. To make a show about a young boy who was looking up to these female-coded characters—they appear to be female, but they’re a little more representative of nonbinary women.
They wouldn’t think of themselves as women, but they’re fine with being interpreted that way amongst humans. And I am also a non-binary woman which is been really great to express myself through these characters because it’s very much how I have felt throughout my life.”
If you can, listen to the full interview that covers writing minorities, heavy subjects, sexual orientation, and empathy into a children’s animated series.
Just go out and see it. While “life changing” is a cliche, I came out of this film hoping to become less snarky in my life.
Other media notes below cut:
A chunk of my hobby programming includes looking at stuff and thinking, “oh hey, I can do that in…” In this case, I wanted the icons from the ruby project colorls and figured I could do it in ksh93. I’m liking ksh93 because:
- it’s relatively simple compared to bash and zsh
- the same versions are available on linux and OS X
- it has some nice upgrades from POSIX shell like associative lists, expression matching, and variable modification that are worthwhile.
EDIT 7.14.2018: Fixed loading of helper scripts.
On the subject of interspecies sex, the only reliable rule is Goguenar Gorecannon’s (1) longest, most controversial, and least profanity-riddled Unkillable Fact: the Fourteenth Special. A wide variety of interestingly shaped parents have petitioned to have it redacted on the grounds that, while true, it makes for screamingly awkward postlullaby conversations, and its inclusion makes it very difficult to leave offspring home alone with any unguarded household appliances. All such requests are routinely burned unread by the Gorecannon estate. The Fourteenth Unkillable Fact states the following:
Ben Tollefson, “I’ll Give It Some Thought,” at the Savannah LGBT Center.
Other updates below the cut.
I went to see Incredibles 2 for birthday week. I had been a bit worried that it was going to be “superhero Mr Mom” based on an early trailer, but that was a bit misleading. Bob quickly steps up as primary parent, giving most of the screen time to Helen. The on-rails aspect of the plot with predictable twists is secondary to the family drama. Overall one of the better releases, and Brad Bird’s mid-century animation style is a welcome break from the sameness of a lot of 3D animation these days.
The forthcoming Cyberpunk 2077 release was previewed for developers. Projeckt Red confirmed multiple and diverse love interests. The protagonist will be entirely customizable.
I’ve been back and forth between zsh for most of the last month. Some of the big differences I see between them:
zsh: You can get everything you ever want, and a lot of things you don’t want, but you’ll need to look through a dozen man pages or a half-dozen plugin frameworks to find it.
ksh: Here’s the language, go build it.
And of course, one of the things I do is try one thing and do it again in a different programming language. While enabling Mercurial for zsh is just a matter of turning on the right options, doing it for ksh involves dipping into Mercurial internals. Code and commentary under cut:
NOTE: Updated with git code. Full library fast_vcs_prompt.ksh.