Queen of All She Can See: Gee, I don't know how to... →
Directly relevant to the some of the more godawful questions at the GeekGirlCon Feminism, Race, and Geek Culture panel: “But what if I’m a white chick planning to write characters of color and I don’t want to take the time / effort to do the ethical minimum of research?” missturdle: So You Want to Write a Fantasy: Writing Female Characters So You want to Write a...
We Now Return to Our Regularly Scheduled...
Alan Bean and Alexei Leonov on g-chat in the middle of the night. (Goddamnit jump-suit this time tomorrow I am going to miss you so much all over again.)
An Open Letter on the Idea of Geek Cred
Following up on this whole saga: Dear Fellow Geeks, No one is hurting you when they wear superhero t-shirts without memorizing every title the character has appeared in. They’re expressing enthusiasm—novice enthusiasm, but enthusiasm nonetheless—for something you care deeply about and have done your damnedest to evangelize. That they don’t have the same degree of...
Not by the Direct Method.: German colonialism,... →
jessnevins: And why they are more entangled than you might think. From Lora Wildenthals’ German Women for Empire, 1884-1945 (which is a lot better than the sole Amazon review gives it credit for): In colonial surroundings, the European idea of patriarchal authority over an extended household of social… You see a lot of that same nuance in imperial British stereotyping and caricature...
EIGHT? WHO TAUGHT YOU MATH?!: To the girls who... →
skies-of-honey: diktynna:fuckyeahthisperson: Yeah, but we all still think you’re a dick? Because you’re that person who thinks that a woman in a superhero t-shirt is somehow a ‘slut’ (the most realistic leap of logic I’ve ever witnessed) until it’s proven that she can tell you that Superman’s… It’s a shame because I see female comic book fans doing this to women as well. If a girl is...
angfdz asked: Thanks for the post about girl geek cred. I have a hard time talking to guys about comics because I'm always afraid they'll quiz me on all the mainstream comics I don't follow. I've read some mainstream comics, and I do know SOME things, but it's hard to have a conversation when you feel like your knowledge is constantly being judged. So thanks for the post, you're...
another flavor: To the girls who actually know... →
diktynna: fuckyeahthisperson: Yeah, but we all still think you’re a dick? Because you’re that person who thinks that a woman in a superhero t-shirt is somehow a ‘slut’ (the most realistic leap of logic I’ve ever witnessed) until it’s proven that she can tell you that Superman’s real name is… Yeah, this. I don’t fucking care about your approval. I do care that you’re...
Gallimaufry: Half of you bitches who wear comic... →
karenhealey: missturdle: rudimentree: homoerotics: zerostop: thestarspangledman: callmekitto: killerkaleidoscope: callmekitto: fuckyeahthisperson: don’t even know who those people are You never read a single comic book in your life You probably don’t even know Superman’s real name fucking sluts. Stop posing in those pictures you guys make me wanna punch babies superman...
Mike Mitchell's Tumblr of Amazing Things.:... →
sirmitchell: 1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald. 2. “Fortune” is a word for having a lot of money and for having a lot of luck, but…
I want Mike Collins to recommend books to me.
spaceandstuffidk: I would read everything he recommended because I am sure he has amazing taste in books. Well, yeah.
Kern Type →
It’s a kerning game, you guys! I feel so… so… understood!
Apollo 15's Al Worden on Space and Scandal | Arts... →
lightthiscandle: complex34: Forgot to link this when I got the magazine. So, you know, here’s an interview with Al Worden. Nice article! And Michael Collins is his hero, too.
Marvel Studios Debuts "The Avengers" Trailer -... →
dyfl: Wow, and speaking of adolescent fantasies, here’s one of my favorite Nine Inch Nails songs (“We’re In This Together”) soundtracking the Avengers trailer. We’re two for two today, high-school Chris! IT GETS BETTER! This, and this. On days when everything was fucked up and awful and overwhelming, I used to turn out all the lights, close the blinds, put on the Fragile, and pretend the world...
APE IN A CAPE: Some Personal Highlights From Geek... →
gailsimone: These are purely personal, and being ON so many panels and events, I missed a lot of stuff. So this is just from a very limited perspective. This event could have been a failure. It could have flopped. And if it had, it might have been years before anyone attempted another female nerd con of this… This, this, this. I’ll probably be saving my official write-up for...
TW FOR RAPE CULTURE When somebody says, “I don’t think women should be raped for...– Harriet J (via bitterbuffalo) The common element in rape is the presence of a rapist. (via karenhealey)
jump-suit: Tonight is International Observe the Moon Night
Call for Artists!
idrawnintendo: The Tantalus Theater Review needs you! I’m putting together a new zine dedicated to FFIX, probably one of the greatest and most underrated games of all time! It’s going to be a full color, digest sized zine (which is about 5.5 x 8.5 inches), and it will feature drawings and comics by yours truly as well as the work of a TON of other amazing artists. PLEASE SUBMIT BEFORE THE END...
NASA on the hunt for new crop of astronauts |... →
I refuse to lie to children,” says Sendak. “I refuse to cater to the...– Maurice Sendak: ‘I refuse to lie to children’ | Books | The Guardian Every Sendak interview I read leaves me in tears. What a sad, splendid, brilliant man.
Indistinguishable From Magic: Rebooting the... →
dresdencodak: So, following the immense popularity of my 5 Essential Character Redesigns post, I decided to take a more thorough stab at revamping DC Comic’s Justice League. I’ve already mentioned before that I think their current “New 52” reboot, aimed at gaining new readers, is terribly ineffective,… I would read the hell outta this Justice League.