Autistic, non-binary, queer horror nerd with a lot to say.
Disneyland adds some extra magic in time for the holidays
Just in time for the magic of this year's holiday season, Disneyland in Anaheim, California has unveiled new dolls in wheelchairs on their "It's A Small World" attraction. It's quite fitting to do on a ride that is one of the few completely accessible rides at the park. The two new dolls exist first in the Latin American section and then again later in the final choir room where every nationality congregates to sing a holiday anthem together. It's about time for some obviously disabled representation on a ride that's supposed to represent every child and nation known to the world--even the fictional mermaids of Atlantica! Disability is something that exists world wide, experienced in every corner of the planet and it's long overdue to those of us who are disabled to be seen in such a way.
Listening to Bad Idea by Dove Cameron is one GOOD Idea
Dove Cameron had returned with her third single of 2022, and she's delivering yet another delicious & delightful bop. It began with the sultry Boyfriend, followed by the emboldening Breakfast and now she's belting out a Bad Idea. I joke that if she keeps releasing songs with titles that begin with B, she might as well just call her album B-Sides. However, there's nothing B rated about Bad Idea, it's definitely a grade A choice to guide us further into fall. When it comes to astrology Scorpio season is a time for reflection after all. When it comes to relationships - new and old, especially. It's a season of entanglement and sometimes those very entanglements can come with a side order of regret.
No, You Don't Want to BE Me
Last night at Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, a young man looked me in the eyes, sighed and said...Oh how I wish I was you right now, as my wife pushed me by in my wheelchair. We both yelled "NO YOU DONT!" but it took every bit of willpower within me not to stop him and tell him the laundry list of reasons why he doesn't wish he was me.
Abusing the system
It happens pretty much every time I'm in a line at an amusement park. I almost always need a mobility aid, specifically my wheelchair, and so I have to use disability accommodations regularly. Without fail, someone will complain the line isn't moving fast enough, try to cut around me, or make comments to the employees about how they though this "skipped the line." I roll my eyes pretty much every time, knowing they gave themselves up then and there. They don't actually need a wider line, or a few more minutes getting on a ride, they just want to get on faster.