In which Alice and Jasper send Peter and Charlotte to go witness for Renesmee.
Jasper: Hey we need a favor
Jasper: Can you guys run eight hundred miles to our house in Forks?
Jasper: Edward just got married to a human but accidentally got her pregnant and now I have this weird hybrid niece-in-law who was born with a full set of teeth and Irina is mad at us because some werewolves killed her true love so she ran to the Volturi and told them we have an immortal child so now they’re coming to kill us all so we need you to come witness for us that she’s not a monster who needs to be killed. I mean I won’t be there myself since we’ll be vacationing in South America but we need all the help we can get because you gotta admit it looks bad. It’s not like you have to stay and die with the family, just witness, although I would remind you that I’ve saved your butt ten times whereas you’ve only saved mine eight times so please.
Charlotte: … No?
Peter: Good grief the animal blood is driving him crazy faster than I thought.
Jasper: Look I’ll probably be dead in a couple weeks so I’ll bequeath my new Ducati to you guys you do this.
UR HEAD IS MINE, is a meeting of bodies for nights of revenge.
An intimate summer performance series that brings together [ gay and_or brown and_or fluid ] artists for nights of actions fueled by frustration. This is a takeover of spaces that we have historically been excluded from. We want to create an environment that facilitates the gathering of our communities, and a platform to voice our collective disillusionment with the systems we operate within. This is four (4) intensive weeks with no theoretical parameters, just our bodies at play.
Nine months ago I wrote a review of peterbd’s book We’re Fucked for HTMLGiant. I now regret writing that review and want to apologise for it.
When I first read Janey Smith/Steven Trull’s ‘Fuck List’ (which inspired the book) I perceived it as humorous due to the number of people included in it. At that time it seemed to me that Smith/Trull was using ‘I want to fuck this person’ as a metaphor for ‘I admire this person’s art’. I was happy to see my name on the list because I perceived my inclusion as recognition for my writing. I thought that the length of the list was a positive because it showed Smith/Trull was being inclusive in his support of writers.
My reading of the list was entrenched in privilege. Even if it was a metaphor that did not stop it from being harmful. Sure, the list was inclusive but I didn’t consider that what it was including people in was something that they wouldn’t/didn’t want to be included in. I was unaware of Smith/Trull’s history as a sexual abuser and rapist. That knowledge changes my perspective on the list, and the book inspired by it. What’s more, even if Smith/Trull was not an abuser people would be completely justified in not wanting to be included in these documents.
I believe that everyone should have been asked for consent and shown proofs before being included in this book. I was aware that I was being included. I didn’t realise that many of the subjects were not aware of their inclusion. If I had been more vigilant I would have realised. I should have been more vigilant and I should have realised.
In my review I wrote the phrase “Everybody cums” as a way of praising Smith/Trull’s inclusiveness. I am now disgusted by that sentence. I also wrote the sentence “This book is good.” I was wrong. This book is not good. I regret that I promoted it. I am glad that it has been pulled by Plain Wrap. I apologise to the people that my review was insensitive towards and I stand behind the victims of Smith/Trull and others’ abuse.
Currently I am focused on educating myself by reading as much as I can about these issues. I am doing my best to help by being supportive towards the victims of abuse who have come forward and signal boosting their posts.