It was almost a lovely weekend this weekend. Before I get to the meat of this post, there are a few things I need to announce.
First, it's C.O.N. this weekend! What is C.O.N? Creative Ottawa Nerds is a craft fair started by the wonderful husband and wife team that makes up JenEric Designs. The craft fair is going towards helping out the Ottawa Food Bank. I think this is wildly important. I have been desperately hungry before. It is awful. No one should have to go through that. Anyway, I would consider it a huge favour if you were to like their Facebook page (HERE), and even better if you were to attend their awesome even this weekend. You can find all the details you need HERE.
Secondly, I'm awful around technology, and I may have broken the external hard drive that held all the footage for Silver Stage Entertainment's Nights at the Round Table. I discovered this break last night, as I was preparing to edit episode 9 for upload and release tonight. Needless to say, episode 9 will not be uploaded and released tonight. The hard drive requires some fixing before I can get that done.
Thirdly, Silver Stag is looking to start a new programme, but we need some input from you. Let us know your pet peeves. That's right. You can do so here in the comments or, if you're on Twitter, tweet Silver Stag Entertainment (HERE) using #PetPeevesGN. We'll be keeping an eye out on that hashtag.
Right, now that's out of the way, let's get on with what today's post is actually supposed to be about.
It can certainly feel that way sometimes, but most of the time, I'm not miserable, and I do think that there is so much good in the world. That's why I get so angry, I suppose; I know for a fact that humanity can do better. So, because everything on Thursday was angry, I wanted to take the time to highlight some wonderful things that are in the world. Let's start with a rebuttal of the idiotic male speculative fiction writers I was speaking of on Thursday, by other male speculative fiction writers.
You see, I know there are wonderful men in the world. I have a father and a brother, uncles, cousins and a nephew, all of whom are wonderful folk. I have the best friends in the world, many of whom are men. Most of my Kung Fu crew are awesome folk, too. Sometimes, though, it's really hard to remember how many wonderful dudes there are in my life, especially when faced by the soul-crushing weight of the loud idiots trying their hardest to make life difficult for minorities; be they women, people of colour or LGBTQ. It can get really tough pushing through all of that, and I am so grateful to be reminded of my awesome friends and family. It's even more heartening when I see strangers being publicly awesome as in the above video.
That's really all I wanted to say on that. So here is a second video designed to make you cry. I cried. A lot.