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TacticalRainboom

Joined February 2012
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I wrote some stories for you. I hope you enjoy them.

Stories (19)

  • From One to Another
    All students of magic know the legacy of Starswirl the Bearded, personal student to Princess Celestia. He was a genius; a mage of formidable power and ingenuity. Few ponies know that his greatest legacy is that of his greatest, and last, failure.

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  • Good Thing I'm So Organized
    Twilight Sparkle is organized. Twilight Sparkle is very, very organized. Twilight Sparkle has never told anypony why she's so organized. Until now. || One-shot, edited and extended.
    5,215 words · 7,263 views · 447 likes · 19 dislikes
  • Long Live the Queen
    Equestria is full of secrets. This is the story of a very ancient, forgotten thing.
    4,763 words · 2,928 views · 194 likes · 10 dislikes
  • The Sixth Age
    Welcome to New Canterlot City, chummer. It's a magical place--"magical" in the dangerous way.
    14,026 words · 1,986 views · 135 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Equestrian Aerial Magic Assault Unit 00
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  • Waking From the Nightmare
    6,318 words · 1,440 views · 81 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Hush Now, Quiet Now
    2,432 words · 346 views · 23 likes · 0 dislikes
  • Bedtime Stories
    11,263 words · 553 views · 41 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Ancient Heart's First Beating
    4,298 words · 913 views · 69 likes · 6 dislikes
  • The Skyborne Dance
    18,191 words · 480 views · 42 likes · 3 dislikes

Blog Posts (218)

Feb
24th
2014

This is fucking fascinating and I don't really know what to think about her argument, which means it is the best kind of argument.

I'm trying to give myself a little extra time to digest this. It's too easy to read her article and quietly nod along when of course the issues she's talking about are more nuanced than she makes them look with her point-blank assertion that being a pornstar is empowering because it's fun.

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Comments ( 2 )

#1 · 22w, 20h ago · · ·

Try reading this: Filk Crit Hulk: We Need To Change How We Talk About Rape

You'll find it more palatable because you'll choke on it and be upset, but it's saying very much the same things. It just looks only at the parts that the Duke Pornstar article insists on not ONLY looking at. It's two sides of the same coin, in a very obvious way.

Another way to look at it is, the Hulk article shows the poisonousness of the culture, and the Duke article shows someone who at least clams to have happily stepped outside that poison. Heck, the only good sexual experiences I've had have been with women much like that. So long as the patriarchy doesn't hunt down and punish this woman for her 'sins', I buy it completely. I could cry that I don't get to be in her personal life, but that's another story. That's the sort of person I'd like to know (in all sorts of ways! :raritywink: )

It makes it damned awkward for me when I have to function not only as a male, but as one who is primarily stuck in rape culture and deemed grossly unfit because I fail at doing my share of rape. All I can do is sit there rejecting that whole scene and seeing signal flares shot over the wall, from women who cry out, I'm free and can make my own choices and own myself! These choices so rarely involve a reclusive serial novelist and inventor, for obvious practical reasons, but I can't honorably decide that the world owes me a mate just as I am, so I'm stuck cheerleading from behind enemy lines, collateral damage.

Emergency rations would be nice. Air-drops. I'll have Dashie begin some in March, as that is within my power to do for my compatriots. :rainbowwild:

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#2 · 22w, 14h ago · · ·

The only thing she's maybe wrong about is the whole "I wouldn't want to work for someone who discriminates against sex workers" thing. I mean, it's a good viewpoint to have, but jobs don't grow on trees at the moment, so neither is it very prudent. c.c But if you're having any concerns about her general argument, Tac, it mirrors a lot of what I've been reading about feminism topics in general. She's entirely on the money, and it's nice to see her calling out anti-porn feminists as well.

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