Why, Hello There: A Post That Is About Introductions

You know what is awkward to write? Introduction posts! They are not about any specific thing, really. They are not serving any cause. All they are doing – I have verified this! With scientists* – is introducing someone to a blog. Namely, yourself.

My self, since you asked** quite specifically for this information, is Sady Doyle. I am a lady person! And, specifically, a lady person who is kind of awed and humbled to be interblogging before you, the readers of Feministe, today.

I love Feministe! I love the people who read Feministe! The comment threads here are always so smart! And entertaining! When I started my own little ladyblogular venture, Tiger Beatdown, Feministe and all of its many bloggers were a constant source of inspiration. And they remain so, to this day. Except that now I am also posting on their blog. Which is super.

So, I am going to assume you do not know me very well. Which, unless you read Tiger Beatdown, you probably don’t. Here are some vital facts relating to Sady Doyle:

THINGS SADY DOYLE LIKES: Iced coffee, writing long and somewhat over-the-top exegeses of sexism in popular entertainment, playing “Hey! A Douche Posted Something On The Internet,” intersectional feminisms, people to whom I can say the phrase “intersectional feminisms” without getting scrunchy puzzled or threatened faces, ladies with poor self-censoring skills, curse words, footnotes, exclamation points, lengthy sentences, Joss Whedon shows, when feminists disagree and talk to each other and all get smarter as the result of it, feminist bloggers.

THINGS SADY DOYLE DISLIKES: Douches who post things on the Internet, the entire Apatow canon including Freaks and Geeks retroactively even though I can look back on it and recognize that it was objectively a good and moving show, Joss Whedon shows inevitably getting cancelled (when will it STOP), when somewhat older ladies write things that are like, “the reason feminism failed is that younger women are all so SLUTTY now,” when somewhat younger ladies write things that are like, “the reason feminism failed is that older women were not SEXY enough,” divide-and-conquer, Blog Wars, the idea that feminism failed or is failing, the idea that feminism should stop moving forward or cannot move forward or is not constantly moving forward no matter what anybody says.

THINGS SADY DOYLE IS SUPPOSED TO DISLIKE, BUT LIKES: Cigarettes, Megan Fox for some reason, Dr. Gaius Baltar.

THINGS SADY DOYLE IS SUPPOSED TO LIKE, BUT DISLIKES: Non-lengthy blog posts, fresh air, exercise.

THINGS SADY DOYLE DISLIKED BECAUSE THEIR FIRST SINGLES WERE ANNOYING, THEN LIKED A LITTLE TOO MUCH IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THE SINGLE WAS STILL ANNOYING BECAUSE THE MUSIC IN AND OF ITSELF WAS TOTALLY NOT THE POINT, THEN GOT OVER LIKING AROUND THE 1,000th TIME SOMEONE THOUGHT COVERING AND/OR RECITING THE LYRICS TO “POKER FACE” QUALIFIED AS A CUTTING-EDGE POP-CULTURAL JOKE REFERENCE, THEN WAS GROSSED OUT BY AROUND THE TIME SHE HEARD THE PREMISE FOR THE “BAD ROMANCE” VIDEO, THEN STARTED LIKING AGAIN THE MOMENT THE “BAD ROMANCE” VIDEO ACTUALLY HAPPENED: Lady Gaga.

There you go! That was a nice, hefty load of information for you! But most importantly, the information I have to convey is: I will be posting here now. And I thank you all for having me.

* No, I have not. I know very few scientists. And they are not Introduction Post Scientists, because those don’t exist. It would be a futile endeavor.

** No, you didn’t. You never asked. YOU ARE ON A COMPUTER. I cannot see you.

31 comments for “Why, Hello There: A Post That Is About Introductions

  1. November 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Squee!!!

    confidential to Feministe: did you peeps like find out all the people I like to read but whose sites I can’t access at work and then invite them to join you? Because I’m lonving these new additions that I’ve been going through withdrawal for.

  2. November 13, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    SADY!!!!!

    This is so exciting.

  3. Madeleine
    November 13, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    YAY you’re at Feministe!!

    Although you forgot to mention LIKES: CAPSLOCK.

    • November 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

      Sady loves capslock perhaps more than any other person I know. But this is, of course, why we invited her: Feministe has been seriously and sadly lacking in the capslock department. Also, in exclamation points!

      Welcome, Sady :)

  4. Jim
    November 13, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Feministe is now officially the Best Blog Ever. And Pandagon.

  5. Sarah TX
    November 13, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    SADY! This is sort of like a job, no?

  6. November 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    So much awesomeness in one blog is too much to handle :)

  7. November 13, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Sady!

    Please tell me there will be a Gaga-related post by you somewhere in the near future.

  8. Jessica
    November 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Wow, I already tell I like your writing style! Exclamation points are AWESOME!

    Also, thank you for summing up my exact feelings for Lady Gaga.

  9. November 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Oh hello there Sady Doyle! I am 100% in favor of you writing for every website I ever read.

  10. Nymeria
    November 13, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    YAY, it is amazing to see you here. I’m not sure if “YAY” can work as the beginning of a sentence, but in this case I think it should!

  11. Evrybdy44
    November 13, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    You had me as a fan as soon as you mentioned Battlestar Galactica(Dr Gaius Baltar). And well. .. all of it, but that was the icing! SADY!!!!!!

  12. November 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Can’t wait to read you on Feministe, Sady!

  13. November 13, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    What Sweet Machine said!

  14. libdevil
    November 13, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I am a scientist, but I have no particular expertise in introduction posts. A quick search of the chemical literature turned up nothing particularly relevant to introduction posts. I could search pubmed, but I hate pubmed, and I rather doubt that we would find anything there either. Sorry. And welcome.

  15. roses
    November 13, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    OMG you’re going to be blogging here! I’m so excited, I’m such a fan!

  16. QuietStorm
    November 13, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Wow, Feministe are just fulfilling my Awesome Blogger Consolidation Wish List one writer at a time, aren’t they? :D

    If Harriet from Fugitivus and Cat from Second Awakening join here as well, I will possibly explode from blogsquee.

  17. November 13, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Whomg! Sady Doyle on Feministe! It’s like the peanut butter and chocolate of feminist blogging. I’m terrifically excited.

  18. Iara
    November 13, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Sady!

    And Freaks & Geeks was mostly Paul Feig’s child, anyway.

  19. November 14, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Okay, umm… I was all excited to blog with you when I found out you were gonna be here with me and Chally, and now I see this bullshit about not liking Freaks and Geeks, WTF?!

  20. November 14, 2009 at 1:28 am

    This is awesome! Happy to see you in a larger venue even if I disagree with you about Freaks and Geeks and some other Apatow movies. THAT’S OK CUZ WE’RE PEOPLE AND PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER.

  21. November 14, 2009 at 3:23 am

    This is actually awesome. Yay, Sady!

  22. Ens
    November 14, 2009 at 3:55 am

    As a scientist specializing in the field of introductory blog posts, I agree that these are causeless entities.

  23. November 14, 2009 at 6:47 am

    SADY AT FEMINISTE: LIKES!!!

    (Generally I’m not one for all CAPS, but when in Rome…)

  24. November 14, 2009 at 7:07 am

    I LIKE LISTS, ALSO CAPITAL LETTERS, ALSO SADY!!!!

  25. debbie
    November 14, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Yay!

  26. Josh
    November 16, 2009 at 11:25 am

    This is neat! I really enjoy Tiger Beatdown, and am a big fan of the fact that since I’ve been reading, Sady Doyle keeps getting invited to new, “higher profile” gigs. I read Feministe occasionally, but I think this will remind me to visit more often and potentially RSS.

  27. Ron O.
    November 16, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    WHY ARE YOU SO SAD ABOUT BEING A DOYLE?

    My cousins are Doyles and they are fine people. I think you’d be proud of your Doyleness, but you are not, you are sad.

  28. Level Best
    November 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Sady Doyle at Feministe is double-plus good. Yay!

  29. Lauren
    November 17, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Sady, I officially love you now.

  30. November 18, 2009 at 8:40 am

    W00t Good news indeed. You’ll be a wonderful addition here.

    “playing “Hey! A Douche Posted Something On The Internet,””

    I do this ALL THE TIME. Too much in fact. But it’s such an awesome pastime when it’s stormy, rainy and all autumn-ish outside.

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