Minute-by-Minute: UFC 152
Hey, folks, I’m doing it again. I was at Air Canada Centre for UFC 152, so I wasn’t around to tweet it. Here’s the next-best thing: I’ve
finally got my hands on a decent video copy of the event, and I’ll be watching it end-to-end and writing up a mix of my thoughts on the rewatch and some comments from the live event.
As before, the timestamps will be off for the prelims because I’m not watching commercial breaks, but I think I’m the only one who cares about that. Here goes!
On Richard Fourtin, ‘L.K.’, and a Very Stupid Prosecutor
BEFORE YOU START READING, HERE ARE DISCLAIMERS THAT MATTER:
I don’t know the law. I certainly don’t know the law of Connecticut. And I don’t know anything about this case other than what my law-ignorant reading comprehension and undergraduate Pre-Law 101 teach me about reading judicial opinions. I am not an expert. I am not a lawyer. Don’t do anything based solely or in part on the opinions I’m about to give except think and form opinions. What you do with those thoughts and opinions is your own responsibility, not mine.
Also, for legal reasons, the accused in this case is legally not guilty. So for legal reasons, I’m calling him by his name and the legally-not-a-victim complainant by the initials used in the reports.
*** TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL VIOLENCE ***
Minute by Minute: UFC 146
I missed UFC 146 while I was on vacation.
Now I’m going to watch the FX and PPV broadcasts, writing down my thoughts as I go. I’ve entirely stolen this format from the Minute-by-Minute articles Sherdog used to do. (For example.) Unlike them, however, I’m going in with no foreknowledge. I still don’t know the results.
Unfunny How-This-Works Paragraph: I’ll be writing as I watch, pausing (but never rewinding) if I have a lot to say about something. I’m not allowing myself to go back and change previous comments either, because the temptation to make myself look prescient would be too strong. (For those of you who care, the time stamps during the prelims will be way off because I’m not watching the ad breaks.)
Clicking Play now.
On the Real Aftermath of Sexual Violence, Part Two - Corruption and Trust
Hey. Here’s more of me chatting at you about what it’s really like to cope with rape. My target audience here is mainly people who don’t know, so if you’ve been through something, a lot of this will seem really obvious. And parts of it might not be easy to read.
But for those who don’t know, I’m having a go at making a few things clearer. I’ve had a lot to say, so I’ve broken it it into two posts. The other one is about triggering. This one is about corruption and trust.
On the Real Aftermath of Sexual Violence, Part One - Triggering
Hey. Here’s me chatting at you about what it’s really like to cope with rape. My target audience here is mainly people who don’t know, so if you’ve been through something, a lot of this will seem really obvious. And parts of it might not be easy to read.
But for those who don’t know, I’m going to have a go at making a few things clearer. I have a lot to say, so I’m breaking it into two posts. The first, this one, is about triggering. The next one will be about corruption and trust.
On “On Coming Out (Twice)”
On Pat Hickey’s Comments
I’m about to spend a few paragraphs sounding like I’m defending Pat Hickey, or at least like I’m letting him off the hook. If you know who I am at all, you’ll bear with me secure in the knowledge that that isn’t where I’m going with this, and that things will get vitriolic soon enough.
On Coming Out (Twice)
That just happened. I just did that.