That is so stupid. That’s the most ridiculous, horrifying story I’ve ever heard. It’s crazy. I mean, why? Number one, it’s my face as a child in the commercial. Me, when I was little. Why would I want a white child to play me? I’m a black American. I’m proud to be a black American. I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride in who I am and dignity.
So I used to be as obsessed with the French Revolution as I now am with balloons. True story. I was particularly fixated on a revolutionary named Louis Antoine Saint-Just.
Today I discovered the French Revolution Digital Archive, which is utterly amazing. I searched for SJ and found a drawing made just before the execution of him, Robespierre, and their associates. SJ is labeled a “scoundrel” and depicted awaiting his death… and facepalming.
Oh Saint-Just, you magnificent bastard, you.
P.S. #10 there is Robespierre, lightly dabbing his face with a handkerchief… because he was shot in the jaw hours before. Alas, I don’t think this drawing is particularly accurate.
I only train wearing inadequate or no protection, against people I trust not to attack me hard, and we use minimal power and avoid critical targets. This makes me a better and more skilled fencer than all those tournament guys hitting each other hard and sniping hands!
Too much of the HEMA drama I see online: Vol II.
OK STORY TIME One of the skills you acquire as a teacher is the prolonged and effective face-palm. This picture is about a year and half old—it was 2014, and the combination of my Seniors and my 7th graders that year was A B S U R D (and I loved them so much) and the facepalm stopped being effective. I told them I’d find a way to up my game, and I did.
An hour of print, pasting and cackling later, I had this treasure. I kept it under my hat until the perfect moment, and then I whipped out the Picard-on-a-Stick. He was a hit, and he was effective! I still have him in my box of Teacher Stuff for when I get back into my own classroom once again.
I’m sorry are you literally mad at the people who are saying you look like the gender you want to identify as? Just wow. #antifeminism #antifeminist #feminism #feminist #sjw #trans #cringe #why #facepalm #stupidity