Ladies Making Comics: Miss America →
Can’t underline this enough. Sexiness isn’t bad in itself, but presenting it over and over and over as the primary—if not only—means of “empowerment” offered to female characters—and, by extension, female readers—is all kinds of bullshit. rosalarian: Trying to reblog ladiesmakingcomics, and it isn’t working, but I have thoughts! Thoughts!!! This...
When I Think About Blurbs, I Touch You
Some time ago, I posted a list of blurbs I’d composed for a then-top-secret DVD. The cat has, as they say, been out of the bag for some time, but I keep forgetting to post about it, because I’m flaky like that. So! If you are a nerd, and you like funny web series, and you particularly like funny web series from the folks who brought you two of the best geek movies of all time (and if...
The Invisible Girl Gets Her Eyes Checked (And...
I work as an editor, in a field where career advancement is inevitably accompanied by public visibility, at least within certain circles. It’s a delicate, frustrating connundrum: I believe deeply in the principle of editorial invisibility, which makes for an uncomfortable marriage with a job where the quality and range of my editorial work often ends up directly proportional to my visibility...
Giraffes Drawn By People Who Should Not Be Drawing... →
Pretty much what it says on the tin. Here’s one from author and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, one of the co-founders of string field theory:
LIGHT THIS CANDLE Contest
crownpublishing: In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Alan Shepard being tossed into space, we’re giving away a couple copies of his biography, Light This Candle, by Neal Thompson. Reblog or like this post to be entered to randomly win. (Contest Rules)
Wish You Were--
I make postcards. Most of them are pieces of cut up corrugated cardboard boxes I rescue from recycling bins. We go through a lot of cardboard and paper at my job; I try to reuse what I can and repurpose at least some of what can’t be salvaged whole. Some of the postcards have a purpose. Many make up my half of ongoing semi-correspondence with one of my oldest friends; of those, most fall...
LOL SOMEONE REALLY DID IT! →
jump-suit: asonlynasacan: Non-Stafford though :( This is what happens when Samuel Beckett spends too much time on tumblr. HOW DO I VIEW THIS MASTERPIECE? It’s apparently based on a two-man play by Scott Alan Smith. Couldn’t track down the book, but Smith teaches at Pepperdine and is thus probably pretty easy to contact.
Does context matter?
davidmalki: A lot of people have been posting quotes today, trying to make sense of the news. But are quotes just words? Or does context matter?
Counting Down →
CRACKED: The 6 Weirdest Dangers of Space Travel →
spaceandstuffidk: Hold on to your ass, Gene Cernan appears in this article twice. Gene Cernan is the #1 danger of space travel.