things going on this week
April 29, 2015
Lesson I’ve been reminded of this week: Don’t compare myself to others. Especially don’t compare my blooper reel to other people’s greatest hits.
I’m back to that thing where I’ve got a bunch of projects in progress and if I could just finish some of them, just get a couple of things out there, I would feel so much better.
But hey, I’ve got tickets to see Avengers: Age of Ultron on Friday. So there’s that. No idea what to expect with this one. I’m sure it’ll be a fine ride. It’s weird, the Marvel Cinematic Universe feels like it’s turning into this really high-end TV show that only has two episodes per year. And you know what? That’s okay.
People are passing around this link: Shit People Say to Women Directors. And it’s horrifying. It’s one thing to know that sexism is pretty darned rampant. It’s another to get individual stories and specific examples. Imagine going to work every single day and hearing this stuff. Imagine going to work at a job you’ve dreamed about doing for your entire life and hearing this stuff. Imagine the courage and will it takes to keep going. Yeah.
Heading into an election cycle with Hillary Clinton as a front runner after the kind of backlash to feminism we’ve been experiencing over the last couple of years — we’re all about to hear a lot more of this kind of shit. Brace yourselves.
It’s almost May, isn’t it? Geez.