Anonymous said: The difference is Reigns has gotten better over time on the mic. He makes progress every week. Brie Bella is horrendous. Her timing is always off, like she's reading from a damned cue card. Awful. Nikki's not so bad, though.
Except that Reigns, like Brie, is way up and down with his skills. There are times where I think he’s good (never great). And then there are times where I am wincing at how wooden he sounds. His progress is pretty friggin’ choppy. And he doesn’t have the excuse that Brie does, as he’s actually been given consistent mic opportunities, both in NXT, and pretty much immediately when he was called up to the main roster, whereas Brie hasn’t been graced that until only a couple months ago.
Nikki, in the past two Raws, is doing better than both. We’ll see if she can keep it up, or if she fluctuates, too. Which really, wouldn’t be surprisining or unforgivable, since she, like Brie, has never really been allowed steady mic time.
Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.
Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.
If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.
Anonymous said:Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it
It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.
Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they...