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I said it once, I’ll say it again

September 21st, 2017 by ashliecrooks

“I think you make a lot of valid points in your blogs,posts, etc., but hatred toward a group of individuals is contradictory to the cause. The majority of police officers are amazing at what they do and serve and protect us daily while risking their lives. ” Fuck. The. Police. ” is not an inclusive… [Continue reading]

Unpopular Opinion: Mass Effect 3* Is the Best of the Trilogy

September 14th, 2017 by ashliecrooks

Back in 2012 when I fired up Mass Effect 3 for the first time, I hadn’t played Mass Effect 2 since it first came out years before. I was a few months behind the masses and already knew there were issues with the new game, though I had avoided enough media to know nothing beyond… [Continue reading]

Begin at the Beginning

September 2nd, 2017 by ashliecrooks

Disclaimer: I don’t want you to think I know what I’m doing, because truth is I don’t — these are just the things that have helped me, and will continue to help me, as I strive to be more antiracist. First off, I recommend reading Ijeoma Oluo’s fantastic piece Welcome to the Anti-Racism Movement —… [Continue reading]

On Tina Fey: Or, How White Feminism Finds Itself Defending a Rape Joke

August 26th, 2017 by ashliecrooks

Dear Nice White Ladies, I know you enjoyed the Tina Fey video. It was cathartic watching her let loose on Nazis and the lack of leadership on the Republican side while shoveling cake into her mouth, and I howled at “Yard sale Barbie.” But friends, we gotta talk about the problems in the sketch. We… [Continue reading]

An Introduction to What Is to Come

August 23rd, 2017 by ashliecrooks

I started this blog more as a way to learn WordPress & expand on my PHP knowledge. I planned on occasionally writing about live music, video games, my cat, and food/cooking, since those are basically my favoritest things ever. But the world outside is on fire and I am being called to witness it. Witness:… [Continue reading]

FRZN Fest 2017

January 17th, 2017 by ashliecrooks

Music-wise, 2017 is off to a pretty good start. I attended two of the three nights of FRZN Fest at High Noon Saloon and, amazingly, I made it through all four bands playing each night. A sad effect of getting older is I rarely make it through to watch the headliners when they don’t start until… [Continue reading]