Gynomite’s Reading Room!

May 29, 2012 at 7:59 am (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

A long, well-graphed, interesting read about race, gender, and Young Adult book covers.

Laura Jane Grace makes her debut as the lead singer of Against Me! (That name makes so much more sense now, eh?)

The newest Indoor Kids, where we welcome Guy Branum to talk about being the head writer for XPlay, being gay, being a gamer, being an original staff member at TechTV, and more more more!

I’ve made a few life changes in the past few weeks, and here’s a post at the NerdMelt site about them.

I wrote this for xoJane to give some pointers on how to deal with other people’s medical issues.

Ashley Judd needs to get some new ideas for movie posters.

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Ever get the feeling someone is watching you?

May 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm (cuteness)

From my walk yesterday.

ENHANCE!

ENHANCE MORE!

To his credit, this cat never stopped looking at me like I was stupid.

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May 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm (Uncategorized)

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

May 24, 2012 at 9:18 am (gynomite's reading room)

I loved this post at ThinkProgress about how D’Angelo’s video for “Untitled” kinda ruined his career. Really interesting stuff. Here’s the follow up, and here’s a quote from it.

I’m used to the constant struggle to think of my body as something that belongs to me, but I’m not personally familiar with my body not performing up to an arbitrary set of standards set for it.

I wrote this for xoJane about how nerds don’t need pity sex.

I love this collection of photos of movie stars with their body doubles! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Please enjoy Law & Order food.

The leaked memo that Sony sent the rest of the staff of Community about how to handle the Dan Harmon fracas. Hilarious. I guess they’re all looking forward to the next season?

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BatBear!

May 23, 2012 at 8:51 am (Uncategorized)

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Ask Gynomite!

May 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm (ask gynomite)

In her former life, Emily “Gynomite” Gordon was a couples and family therapist licensed in 2 1/2 states.  In this life, she’s a freelance fighter of your emotional woes with Ask Gynomite.  Write her at askgynomite@gmail.com- all emails stay confidential.  Today, Gynomite takes on breakups and self-esteem.

I recently tweeted a link to one of your Ask Gynomite blog entries, mostly because I hope against hope my very recent ex may see it before he unfollows me. In it you say most relationships are worth salvaging. I believe ours is worth salvaging, not just based upon my own feelings (I’m the squishy type of person who never gives up) but on his own confused feelings for me.

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We’ve always had a loving and close relationship, until I had a complete breakdown in December. The loving and closeness never went away, but the physical intimacy has diminished slowly over the last few months. This was his reason for leaving me. I feel this decrease was caused mainly by our trouble communicating residual emotions from my breakdown and my low self esteem (feeling unsexy doesn’t help the mood) as well as his belief that a relationship shouldn’t need work.

I plan on giving him the space to think about if this is the right decision (he voiced unprovoked several times that he felt “dumb” and “crazy” for walking away from us), but let’s pretend we live in an alternate universe where he’s decided that he does want to work it out. How can I raise my self esteem so I don’t alienate him again? What are somethings we could do to help both of us communicate our emotions so that we can heal and grow together? I want him to do what makes him happiest, and I will always support him (even if it’s by never seeing him again), but  what will make me happiest is not entering a yo-yo relationship that just leaves everyone more bruised than before, which is a possibility given both our pasts. If given the chance I want to be able to act upon it in a positive way.

Yikes, you’ve had a tough six months, huh? Well, my advice to you, for starters, is to recommend that you not raise your self-esteem because it will make him feel better.

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Reggie Watts on The Indoor Kids!

May 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm (video games)

Today, Kumail and I welcome Reggie Watts onto the couch to play some Mass Effect 3 and sing Madonna songs!

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

May 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm (gynomite's reading room, Uncategorized)

Would you like to smell like an Avenger? Of course you would.

If you haven’t read the Dan Harmon blog about his departure from Community, you should.

New Indoor Kids episode up, and it’s a live one. Like, literally it was a live show. We had a blast with it!

I love this post from Rich of fourfour (ok fine, Gawker) about leaving his boyfriend and their two cats.

I wrote this for GuySpeed about dating surveys and how useful they might be in real life.

This is the website for Inflatable Crowds, a company that makes realistic, non-CG crowds for use in movies and commercials. The secret, they say? Hair and clothes. Here’s my favorite pic from their gallery.

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My sister’s cat hates me.

May 21, 2012 at 9:43 am (cuteness)

Ezra was staring at me from his perch, so I walked up and tried to pet him and this is what happened. This has been a problem for YEARS. This cat never has liked me, and it makes me feel defective.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room: Mostly video games edition.

May 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm (Uncategorized)

I really loved this Kotaku article that compares white privilege to video game difficulty settings.

Please enjoy this description of Diablo III by WalMart.

Tonight, The Indoor Kids do a live show in LA at NerdMelt!

Non video game-related (but I do reference The Indoor Kids), here’s a thing I wrote for xoJane about my history of hair dye.

And now, the final episode of Power Up, the Disney webshow I wrote, in which I make a cute teenage girl dress like a boy.

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