Lisa and I went and saw Ottmar Liebert at the Coach House–an easy drive down with fun commercial street parking.
Door guy was letting people in and out as long as they were going to do coke or get high.
He took my ticket stub & did not give it back.
I raised my arm to be searched and he laughed at me–he thought it was cool I was taking my kid to see Tool & TSOL–I wished I had mentioned Primus.
Lisa and I were the youngest people in the very white crowd & were seated by an old couple in the back. They ignored us and then left. Lee and Ken then sat down with us–he was from Nebraska and loved Jack London. She was from LA and Taught ESL To Adults at SELF [which is now called Creekside]. Lee and Ken were great–they had kids who had gone with a family member to Sky High and were getting video updates.
The show was amazing–Ottmar has some weird hopi explanation on the connection between Flamenco and Reggae which made no sense but was fantastic.
The drummer is a machine.
We had to leave before the show was over, the security guard on the back door exit was a complete trip.
We plan to take other couples to the Coach House soon—it was a really good time.
It was clearly meant to be playful and endearing.
I heard it very differently.
Now, if it had come from Shelly or Greg, I likely would not have even noticed–but the Art Director had previously said several things that made it clear she was not “one of us” and so her comment struck me with the force of a 9th grade hallway slam–if you know what I mean.
Some Art Kid calling anyone a Goob immediately triggers me and I really wish it did not. I get defensive. It makes me mad–I want to strike back and shame them, and taunt them, and explain to them that they do not know what it was like growing up playing D&D…The way in which playful and endearing can switch to mean and exclusionary.
And I have no idea where I am getting this “one of us” feeling–sounds like some Fake Geek Girl conspiracy or Anti-Cosplay idiot response…Right Fun…I mean The Art Director’s likely had a lot more crap in their life then I have had in mine & for me to get all prickly over this is just lame…
But it is not going away…
And I *know* I am being hyper over sensitive to this at some level. And I wish I could let this go–but I am literally thinking about it a lot & hoping a blog post may help is likely the worst form of desperation, but but but…
I am tired of being called names.
I have been tired of it since 1982. I am not a nerd, geek, goob, or anything else. When the Deadpool movie comes out I do not need a lot of articles explaining what it means to be nerdy… Articles on how to have a Geek Valentine’s Day are not helping…
I am tired of it & I am struggling to come up with a creative response…
Shelly is again joined by Greg Tito for another fantastic episode! Here is the blurb:
Creative Director Shauna Narciso and Art Director Kate Irwin share insights on the visual look of D&D and the Curse of Strahd adventure, which is available in March. Listen to the new podcast.
They discuss the art of the new season which looks amazing!