I skate for the Nashville Rollergirls, but all opinions are my own. Expect derby and lots of it. Possible musings as well. Donno.
I donno how much I can say in public, but I somehow found myself in fairly regular contact with people on both sides of this, and I was shocked yesterday. There are just… Ugh.
Nothing is ever as simple as it seems, and I can’t believe how people are jumping down the WFTDA’s throat about the decision of a third party.
Running a website is hard. Covering sports is hard. Running a volunteer website with no funds, covering an amateur sport that is spread out over the world, interacting with a well meaning but new governing body…..?
That sounds heartbreaking and horrifyingly difficult.
Are there things the WFTDA might have done better? Possibly.. But for fucks sake people, it is a heavily volunteer organization who’s primary responsibility is the governance of the sport.
Are there things that DNN could have done better? Possibly, but for fucks sake people, it is a volunteer organization run by people who, by their own description, are burnt out and exhausted.
Let’s get our shit together, stop turning on ourselves, and pack the fuck up. Support DNN and the people who ran it for so many years and gave us so many good things. Support the WFTDA and all the hard work that the people involved in making sure we can play.
This shit is hard. We all know how hard running a league is. I am in constant awe of all the people at the local levels who dedicate large sections of their lives to making this wonderful thing happen. When I started doing more for the WFTDA, I became even more in awe of the scope and difficulty of the work that is completed.
I can only imagine that the same is true of DNN. That is certainly what their statement implies.
We all know growth is painful. It comes with its fair share of setbacks and things that could have been done better. It also is a process.
It has been pointed out that parts of this post create a false equivalency between the WFTDA and DNN in terms of staffing. This wasn’t my intent, and I respect the FUCK out what the much smaller DNN team accomplished.
TEAM NO FUN ISN’T SUPPOSED TO FUCKING WIN :(
Thanks guys! It was awesome while it lasted!
I donno how I feel about Framing DNN closing down as “Team no-fun winning”. Running a site is hard… running one that tries to cover an international sport with no travel budget, no real development expenses, and no $$ to pay writers sounds… Heart breaking.
this isn’t shade to anyone, but yall need to stop acting surprised when your fave celebs fuck up. they’re part of a ruling class who are thoroughly isolated from concrete global issues and catastrophes and actually rely on the disenfranchisement of others to sustain their status. their entire persona is inherently problematic as ultimate beneficiaries of capitalism. what ethics do you expect, idgi
I abso-freaking-lutely hate this new thing where blockers think it’s ok to forcibly shove jammers backwards with their arms.
I don’t give a shit if it’s legal or not cause I’ve been elbowed FORCEFULLY in the face twice in one hour and winded by and elbow to the stomach.
You’re not being clever. You’re being a dick.
Don’t tell me it’s my fault either. If everywhere you go smells like dog shit, chances are it’s on you.
I’ve been working on ways to counter this. :D
Can’t get back to sleep, even though I am tired. Pup has had two pooping-in-her-crate episodes recently, can’t tell if something is wrong. Also, internal clock set for 5:30 now. Blah.