June 24, 2010

An Attempt to Start Anew

Would any of you role-playing ladies in the Chicago area like to participate in a group that will hopefully breathe life into this cause again?

I am trying to bring this back while I still have the time on my hands, so I am hoping that people like the idea of a 20 Sided Women Group to meet up and discuss the things that I have barely touched upon on this blog.  If you think this is a fantastic idea and you're in the Chicago area, please find it here and like it so I know I should start up the group!

Thanks for everyone for being patient once again.  I am finding more free time on my hands so I'm hoping to come back to this more consistently.

April 26, 2010

How to go forward

Hello all,

I am finding myself in a place where I can actually devote more time to this project, but I'm wondering if the interviews are productive at this point.  I am wondering if a survey at first would be good--but how would I do a survey that would actually be honest?  I envision it to be as informative as the Hite report, with probably less controversy.

I'm also wondering if I should see the "relevance" women's studies would have to women in the RPG world.  Start doing some academic research.

But I do have time now to come back to this, I hope.  I'm planning my next step, and you all should get word about it soon.

February 08, 2010

I Feel I Should Explain The Situation

It's been a long time, hasn't it.

When I stopped consistently posting here, things at my job started to get stressful.  Being the sensitive person I am, the worries of others, and my own worries about even just getting paid on time, let alone if I want to stay at my job, would ring in my head.  The way I cope with a lot of stress is to proceed to relax as much as possible.  Unfortunately, this coping strategy has taken me away from this project, and all the other projects I love.  I have no problem doing more work for something I love when I'm not worried about being employed or having a paycheck.  But when I am worried, the only way I feel "normal" and function well is if I only worry about one big thing at a time.

And unfortunately I did not attend to this project.  And I feel awful about it.  This is something I really want to pursue, even to the point of doing an experiment.  But I've failed to do that.  I'm sincerely sorry.

As soon as I know (which will be relatively soon) how things are going at my job, I will be back on this blog talking about gender in RPGs.  It's a topic I'm not going to give up on.  And all the support I've received from the get go reminds me how important this project is.

I hope to be posting consistently on this blog again soon.


      d20 Sapphire