I'm very out of practice writing, I've realized. I keep starting to write posts, and nothing comes out. There are numerous reasons for this, I'm sure. I don't read as many blogs as I used to, I don't have any interest in getting into shouting matches against particular people, I'm less interested in just tearing things apart and being snarky, and, you know... I don't write that much. It's hard to write when you've fallen out of the habit. So, this is just a bunch of short thoughts for the moment.
I was looking over some of the background stats on my space here. People come here from some pretty strange searches. Once you get rid of all the really gross results, though, it looks like most of my visitors are coming here from two basic searches--they're looking up information about red spots (and getting hits from my post about my psoriasis outbreak), or they're looking up variations of "castration harsh punishment." I still get a few visitors coming over from finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com, but it's mostly red splotch or castration searches. I'm pretty sure I only wrote one post on either of those topics, but that's how people are finding the site. Part of me feels a little bad about that--it must be disappointing if you're looking for a lot of information about either of those things, and you come across this pretty quiet blog.
Oh, and in case anyone is wondering--the psoriasis is vastly improved. Not gone away, but significantly reduced. It's still worst on my legs and head (mostly behind my ears and on my scalp), but if I'm wearing pants, you probably wouldn't even notice it. Unless you were looking behind my ears for some reason, I suppose. It can still be embarassing--when I was flaking all over a black tux in a wedding, and the other groomsmen had to keep brushing me off, for example--and I still have moments where it's painful, but it's very much at a stage where I can live with it. Which is good, since I have to.
In other news, I, like a million other people, saw the Avengers over the weekend. I rather thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was a really fun origin story for the team. I know that Whedon's writing style isn't for everyone, but I thought it was quite fun. Lots of great humorous touches. I know a few people (friends of friends) who were very unhappy with it, though. In particular, they were upset with the depictions of Black Widow and the way that Loki threatened her. I was more disappointed not to see War Machine in it, since, with the exception of Fury, the Avengers are looking pretty white-washed. I would definitely like to see some more women on the team, too. Maybe next time we could get She-Hulk, Spider-Woman, Black Panther, Warbird, Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), etc. on board?
Anyway, that's what I've got for now. We'll see if I can't get back into writing, you know... substance.
Or at least something interesting.