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28 October 2010 @ 10:15 pm
"We're normal women! Just get on a fucking bike!"  
Discard the post I made earlier, I was in a mood and kind of bitchy. Long story short: people can be such assholes online, but I'm over it.

But exciting (to me anyway) news, TRICIA AND KATEE REPLIED TO MY COMMENT I WROTE TO THEM ON THEIR LIVE U-STREAM TONIGHT!!

It starts around 40:00min where Tricia reads my comment, which I wrote: "I've always wanted to ride motorcycles but some peopled laughed at me because I'm tiny and girlie and that they're too 'rough' for me. You two are truly role models, love you!" (I had to write it out twice, the chat board goes by so fast so that's why they have trouble reading all the comments), and this spawned them in giving a very nice speech about women being able to do whatever they wanted that makes them happy despite all the stereotypes. Which is what makes me love them even more. ♥

And what I wrote is absolutely true, I wasn't just writing it out so they could comment on it. For the longest time I've always had been interested in wanting to ride motorcycles but kind of got some flack from others who scoffed at me for thinking I could. I mean not maliciously, but rather as a side-comment like "yeah sure you could" kind of way. I know that women ride motorcycles, but because I'm small and tiny and definitely very girlie I got the impression that I would be laughed at. I don't know much about bikes in general but I would love to learn, I would love to test it out and see if it's something I would like doing or not, you know?

So thank you Tricia and Katee, you are true role models and inspirations and I love you even more than I have before. ♥ ♥ ♥
 
 
Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: KESHA - Take It Off
 
 
 
Nicole Anell: katee/tricianicole_anell on October 29th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
That was you? YAAAAY!

Gah, I'm so jealous, I really wish I could catch more of these live. (And that I had the guts to post something to them.)

Edited at 2010-10-29 05:53 am (UTC)
Renée: Six. Satisfied.rogueslayer452 on October 29th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
YES! \O/ HEEEEE!

At first I was nervous even signing up for the chat, because I'm like, what could I possibly say? I've never done chat boards before so I had no idea how it all worked but kind of understood how they were doing it. So I just ended up writing that because what they were talking about kind of spoke to me. And whatd'ya know, they responded! :D

But come on, you got to meet these ladies IN PERSON. So I'm more jealous of you because of that. ;p
icecoldrain: Stock - Cupcakesicecoldrain on October 29th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
I always think it's cool when I see a woman riding a motorcycle. It's not something you see often so it's always HEY THERE'S A WOMAN RIDING A MOTORCYCLE! :D

Personally, I'd be too scared to sit on a motorcycle so I would never ever ride one lol.
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 29th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
I've been fascinated by motorcycles because I think they look gorgeous and totally awesome, and wanted to ride one. Women riders aren't seen enough, but yeah I agree seeing them is soooo amazing nonetheless. Which is why I adore Tricia and Katee more than I already did for what they're doing. ♥
himhilien: Avatar >>> Toph >>> Chillaxhimhilien on October 29th, 2010 06:54 am (UTC)
That's really awesome that they responded to your comment. Their response was even better.

I myself do not have any interest in learning how to ride a motorcycle. I'm interested in being a passenger in it at least once though, so if you ever learn to ride one and buy one, give me a call and I'll ride with you.
Renée: Cylons. Happy endings are love.rogueslayer452 on October 29th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
I loved their response because they had previously mentioned it before in the video, which is what prompted me to write in that comment. And I loved how they elaborated that message about women doing what they love and screw anyone else that puts them down. Such an inspirational speech, love them. ♥

lol, definitely will take that under consideration once I do learn how bb! :D
just a small town girl: [supernatural] impalacarameltrap on October 29th, 2010 08:07 am (UTC)
Just because you're tiny and girlie doesn't mean that you can't ride motorcycles. It's like saying you can't be an engineer or a mechanic because you're a girl.

Their responding and their reply to your comment is just awesome.

Go and ride a bike, bb.
Renée: Cylons. By your command!rogueslayer452 on October 29th, 2010 08:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, and I know I shouldn't be thinking that because there are tons of tiny, girlie-girls that do all this tough shit all the time. But sometimes it's just an irrational nagging at your brain with all those kind of generalizations society has bred us with. I don't usually let it get to me because I AM INDEPENDENT WOMAN DAMMIT, it's just something I revert to from time to time because of some comments I've received during my lifetime.

And I loved the comments Katee mentioned about us just being women, how we get emotional about everything but we're still strong and can do whatever we want. Because it's so true and I applaud both of these lovely ladies in commenting on this issue.

I'm definitely going be considering taking lessons on motorbiking in the near future. It's on my queue list along with snowboarding and going to a shooting range. ;D
she who hangs out in librariesvelvet_midnight on October 29th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
Siiiiiigh &hearts _ ♥ they're just so wonderful.

What time is tonight's? I'm Eastern, so they've been saying it's on at 8:30 Pacific?
Renée: Cylons. By your command!rogueslayer452 on October 29th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
They're so precious. I love them to itty-bitty bits. ♥

I'm not entirely sure. They've been going on at least around 7:00pm Pacific (started at 7:30 last night). I would check @actingoutlaws on Twitter because it usually updates with things about their ride along with what time they're gonna be on.
Jenni: people ○ tricia helferonlyechoes on October 29th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
Omg I love that they responded to you. So happy for you, that's brilliant. ♥ Watching it later today.

And don't let the stereotypes stop you from trying things. I know you agree with that but it's definitely hard when other people don't believe in you and you don't know where to start. But you can do it, girl.

OT but I actually saw a dream last night where I rented a motorbike but then I kept crashing with it. THIS WOULD ALSO HAPPEN TO ME IN REALITY.

I wish I could join the chat too but apparently it's around 6:30AM my time.
Renée: Cylons. By your command!rogueslayer452 on October 30th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
It's probably the closest I'll ever get to talking with them one-on-one. Which is why I kinda love these live-streaming chats since it gives you a chance to communicate with people like these lovely ladies on an entirely different level! :D They are so awesome at replying to whatever they can. So when Tricia started reading mine I was all OMGOMGOMG SHE IS READING MY COMMENT THAT IS SO AWESOME! And their response was amazing too.

It's definitely hard when stereotypes and generalizations happen and I know I have certain anxieties so getting out and going against the mold is kind of difficult, but I definitely think Tricia and Katee and other women who are breaking such stereotypes are such good role models. I mean, looking at these videos I have fallen in love with what they're advocating and promoting and that these actresses in such a pretentious business are just so normal like us. It's not just for the cause they're doing for the awareness of the environment but also a great message they're presenting for women everwhere.

AND YES I AM GUSHING I CANNOT HELP IT I ADORE THEM. ♥ ♥ ♥

Totally am gonna try out these things though, bb. ;) And not just testing out motorcycles, I'm going to be learning to snowboard sometime soon (we have to set a date, already bought the proper gear so, yay). \O/
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Renée: Cylons. Happy endings are love.rogueslayer452 on October 30th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
LOL I WOULD BE THE MOTORCYCLE SUPER-HEROINE OR SOMETHING IF I HAD FOUR AT ONCE! WATCH OUT ROAD HERE I COME! XD

I love how responsive they are to the fans. I know they can't reply to every single one because the chat moves by so fast, but I love it when they do, whether it's shoutouts or hilarious comments or even questions. The fact that such a mechanism exists to communicate with them on this level is such an amazing thing (even if Ustream can be evil and freeze the recording of it at times).
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Renée: Cylons. By your command!rogueslayer452 on October 30th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
I would seriously watch their reality show. In fact their live streams are more reality than most reality shows, hence why I love watching them. ;p

I can't wait to buy their DVD. \O/