20 July 2017 @ 09:53 pm
Parenting: A Gender Moment  
I was just reading [personal profile] veleda_k's great post on gender in The Lego Movie and commenting on how I worry about how messages like this affect my kids, but it put me in mind of a more hopeful recent gender moment with my son.

I've been reading him The Lord of the Rings, and we came across some line (I don't remember exactly) like whoever has the Ring, it will corrupt "him":

Son: Who's "him"?

Me: Whoever gets the Ring, whoever possesses it.

Son: But it could be a woman.

Me: That's true, but this older English from a time when "he" meant any random person, including women.

(Son looks at me like both I and the world are insane.)

Me: One day I will show you the Blake's 7 episode where Avon uses "he" (actually "his") to refer to a group of one man and two women.

(Son looks even more dubious.)

(Mom's heart is profoundly encouraged.)
18 July 2017 @ 10:31 am
A Little House Cleaning  
I have done a small amount of house cleaning of summary links at the bottom of the profile page: deleted a couple of dead links and broke out the original novels and prequels into separate categories.
18 July 2017 @ 10:14 am
Volume 28 Summary  
Many thanks to Rina for the excellent, in-depth summary of volume 28:

This is the first significant update we've had beyond vol. 24, I believe, since 2012, so yay! This is huge! (And, yes, we do have a gap right now between vols. 24 and 28.)

So much fun to get a sense of what's actually going on in those later volumes! Thank you, Rina!
15 July 2017 @ 12:43 am
Not dead  
Still keeping this blog in existence though inactive.
Current Mood: blank
10 July 2017 @ 03:08 pm
Showa Prequel vol. 4 Muhyoumachi Blues Summary  
Here is Imperfekti's summary of the Showa Prequel (i.e. Minako era) volume 4. Many thanks, Imperfekti!