An expat New Yorker living in Austin. This blog contains high quantities of: roller derby, comics, harry potter, supernatural, doctor who, welcome to night vale, fringe, glee (show and state of being), social justice discussion, and whatever the hell else I feel like putting here.

32, Female, bi/pan, a swingng pendulum between butch and femme, she/her pronouns

Find me on Skype at: dontbearuinerstapler

 

kangeiko:

The CaiRollers are Egypt’s first Roller Derby team. They all sound amazing.

Cairollers!!

Dashcon ATX

heliogoodbye and I are standing in the Austin Convention Center scrolling the #Ball_Pit tag on our phones.

We got Dashcon right here.

An extra hour in the ball pit?

Nah son. We got TXRG roller derby.

Pet Peeve

I can’t with people who draw characters as derby players, but draw the gear wrong. There is SO much info out there, and so many photos, diagrams, and descriptions. It’s not hard to find.

"Derby safety gear."

That’s all you need to search.

Please do it, or no matter how awesome your art is, I’m going to wince and not reblog it.

Anonymous asked
A local roller derby team is called the Woodstock Warriors. Their logo has a woman in braids wearing beads and feathers in her hair. She's also holding a tomahawk (with feathers on that, too). Racist or just woefully fucking ignorant? Both?

yoisthisracist:

How the fuck do you think “woefully fucking ignorant” could possibly mitigate this obviously racist bullshit, damn.

I get extra sad when racist bulshittery is committed by members of the roller derby community.

But just because you’re a part of a community that prides itself on inclusivity and open-mindedness doesn’t mean that same community can’t fuck up bad.

I love how I’ve had them for almost two years, and my skates are still the sample image for the custom AR-1s on Medusa Skates.
Also, you should all shop Medusa Skates. It’s Austin local, derby owned, and pretty much made of awesome.
Also, this is the shop kitty:

His name is Deckster and he’s adorable.

I love how I’ve had them for almost two years, and my skates are still the sample image for the custom AR-1s on Medusa Skates.

Also, you should all shop Medusa Skates. It’s Austin local, derby owned, and pretty much made of awesome.

Also, this is the shop kitty:

His name is Deckster and he’s adorable.

davisthefuckedup asked
What's your advice for wearing skates at a con?

GREAT question!

  1. Be confident in your ability to skate on a variety of different surfaces.
  2. Soft wheels kinda suck on carpet, but plan accordingly if you’ll be skating on concrete. Marble (like in hotel/convention center lobbies) is hella slick. I’d rather wear softer wheels for outdoors/slick indoor surfaces, and tighten the shit out of them to walk on carpet like they were platform shoes. Soft hotel carpet is an entirely different surface than hard-packed high-traffic convention center carpet. 
  3. Be confident in your ability to navigate chaos. If you’re used to playing roller derby or street skating, this shouldn’t be much trouble. You can’t control the people around you who are not on skates. They’re not looking for you, so you have to be aware of them. 
  4. Wear at least your knee, elbow, and wrist guards at all times. Helmet, too, if it’s convenient or comfortable. If you are outdoors, wear your helmet, no question. 
  5. Have a change of shoes on hand. I prefer flip-flops, or a similarly lightweight sandal for this. It is very likely security/con ops will ask you to remove your skates. Be prepared to do so.
  6. Seriously, plan for the likelihood that photos are the only time you’ll be able to keep your skates on.
  7. I love things like skate nooses, and wearing belts with flip-flops laced through the belt for convenience. (I don’t wear socks when I skate, so I don’t have the “what do I do with my socks?” issue.)
  8. As long as you plan ahead and work around contingencies, you should be fine. 

Hail Hydra

Last night I got to tell Hydra to see Cap 2, that there was a very special thing in it that she would especially appreciate.

I fucking love that I live in Austin sometimes.