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Hi, I'm Edmond Lu, Chinese-Canadian ex-Journalist and photographer, now freelance. Interested in issues of community building and moderation, decolonization, art, games, and intersectional leftist politics.

My pronouns are He/Him.

This is my GPG key.

github.com/geektox

www.last.fm/user/geektox

 

Finished the latest season of GLOW last night, some quick thoughts:

it's a really fun and consistent show and manages to just talk about wrestling enough without being so bogged down in the weeds where it becomes not fun for people who aren't into wrestling.

The show also *generally* doesn't let its characters off the hook for their bigotry under the guise of "the times", which is kinda new for a show like this.

Still not a fan of Marc Maron or his character. The trope of a dude who is an asshole but is redeemed by being just a baseline decent human being toward the women around him is tired as hell and Maron brings absolutely nothing new to that character. (Spoilers Ahead in rot13) Gur ebznagvp cybg orgjrra Fnz naq Ehgu srryf obgu pbzcyrgryl cerqvpgnoyr naq harnearq.

 

If the last year has taught me anything is that the worst thing about the colonial violence I've experienced here is that it has robbed me of the ability to trust other Asian folks. In 2020 I hope to find online and offline progressive spaces for Asian folks. The "for" here is an important distinction, for the other big realization I made is that spaces are *friendly* to POC is not at all the same as spaces that are *for* POC, however well-meaning.

 

Not sure if it helps y'all out there in the UK but this really helped me, CW for some slightly ableist language: https://twitter.com/cheryllynneaton/status/1205266288131608576

Those who would oppress us, whether it's the white, cis, het, rich, powerful or any combination thereof, aren't tested time and again. Whether that's day by day or generation by generation. We get stronger, and they don't, I have to believe that.