People say, ‘I’m going to sleep now,’ as if it were nothing. But it’s really a bizarre activity. ‘For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I’m going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.’
If you didn’t know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you’d seen.
They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be OK? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the ‘mind adventures’ got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren’t unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee.’
So, next time you see someone sleeping, make believe you’re in a science fiction movie. And whisper, ‘The creature is regenerating itself.’
Derby-inspired protective gear designed by Atomatrix. Thoughts?
They seem nice!
I tried on the Armor at the Atom table at ECDX. I personally really liked it. The biggest thing I noticed was how flexible and non-clunky (can’t think of a better word) they felt. They also seemed like they would be more breathable than most other pads (or at least compared to mine, anyway). Although, I think the true test of that would be actually skating with them. I really loved the wrist guards… the shape of the hard plastic on the front is molded well and is comfortable and feels less restrictive than most wrist guards. A couple other skaters that I talked to that tried them on said similar things, but some seemed to be concerned about how much actual protection they would provide (primarily the knee pads). I think it will be up to an individual’s preference. I personally am seriously considering making the switch…I’m also talking specifically about the Elite series of these pads.
“Because, I think, there is a queerness about Roller Girls — whatever their gender preference in partners. There is an understanding that as women, the world we’ve been given and the roles we’ve been assigned aren’t quite right, don’t quite fit. There is a determination to do things differently, to in fact do everything we aren’t supposed to do: act out, speak up, take up space, know ourselves and be true to ourselves, own our sexuality and whatever it means to us, fight for what we want instead of accepting what we get, always have each other’s backs.”—
I don’t have a proper picture of my first skates, but I found these two from some old tumblr posts. Like a lot of people, I started on Reidell R3s (with those awful wheels!) I did get Poisons shortly afterward and ended up getting my current skates right before tryouts. I’ll always remember my R3’s for the awful perma blister/angry spot on my right foot :P
Oh, and the way I took these pictures made sense for the posts that they originally went with..
For some reason I thought that going to the midnight showing would mean going at midnight TOMORROW night…which doesn’t make any sense. I’m an idiot. I thought I had to miss the premiere since i’m going to NYC tomorrow. Effing fail.
I blame my shift. I have no understanding of time and days anymore.