I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul. In my...– “A Tale of Two Cities,” Charles Dickens. (via dandandeenio) It’s a pretty excellent tale y’all. ;)
Shameless Plug Time!
So, in case anyone was wondering, I’ve been writing quite a lot of posts for The Book Lantern recently, which has been very time consuming, but also very fun. I recently embarked on a series of deconstructions of “Skip Beat!”, of which the first post is up today. If you’re interested, do check it out!
The Casual Vacancy
So I said this on twitter, but I thought I should repeat it here. The Internet seems to have exploded because of “The Casual Vacancy”, J.K. Rowling’s new “adult” book. From a quick glance, it seems that everyone is comparing it somehow to Potter, and that at least 50% of the readers are unhappy with it. I don’t know if I should read this book, but I admire...
STFU, Conservatives: I wish I could have had an... →
soapboxinggeek: stfuconservatives: (trigger warning for depression, substance abuse, suicide, and for just being really fucking sad) prochoicetruth: I was inspired to post this because of the submission about the girl who aborted her child with Tay-Sachs. I wish I could have been so lucky. My husband Alan and I found out… This might possibly be the most heart-wrenching thing I’ve ever...
Little Lungs: Why i am really pissed off (about... →
lost-girl-pip: renirabbit: This is my kid and she is 5 She wanted to take hulk with her to school today, and she was so happy that i took her pic. she loves avengers, she watched the movie multiple times, and she always asks me for their action figures, especially from Black widow… Damn it, kiddo, it’s not your fault your teacher’s an idiot! This is the worst - when an...
150 Years of Lesbians and Other Lady-Loving Ladies →
Linkara's Tumblr: Let's Help MarzGurl, shall we? →
atopfourthwall: Okay, people, here’s the deal - MarzGurl has been having a really crappy few months. I notice it because I follow her twitter feed and, well, because she’s my friend and I care about her. In addition to repeated car troubles that have forced her to auction off several of her personal items, she…
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Nerds and Male Privilege
soapboxinggeek: Nerds and Male Privilege (definitely worth a read!) I want to tell you a story. A few years ago, I was dating a girl who was decidedly not nerd curious. She tolerated my geeky interests with a certain bemused air but definitely didn’t participate in ‘em… not even setting foot inside a comic store on new comic day. She’d wait outside until I was done… which could be a while,...
Some Little Girls
Some little girls have all the best friends. Some little girls get the coolest new toys. Some little girls are insanely talented and accomplished, and everyone agrees they are amazing. Some little girls are average. Their toys are not as nice. They’re not as assertive. Their friends tend to leave them alone. Some little girls think something’s wrong with them. They think...
That Moment When:
Two of the people you love and respect and look up to suddenly fall out. (Source) Things were so much simpler when I was back in the womb.
Why the new episode of the LBD bothers me
So, in addition to my Monday deconstruction, it seems like I really, really, really have a need to talk about the youtube adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, also known as The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. And, here’s a warning, if you’re a fan, you may not agree with the Things I Have to Say. Now that we got that disclaimer out of the way, let’s continue. ...
Kristen Stewart Dropped from 'Snow White' Sequel... →
hannahorvath: Okay, so Kristen Stewart cheats on her boyfriend, who she is not married to, not engaged to, has no real legal bond to, and her career suffers. This is not the first movie she has been rumored to be dropped from. (I think it might be the third) People have talked about how this might hurt Breaking Dawn. How people will harass her at premieres or public appearances. Pretty much, the...
Neil Gaiman: real feminists don't gaze at males. →
amandapalmer: i won’t link to the full review of our show the other night, or even name the publication (if you care, google), because i don’t want to give the writer the satsifaction of the hits. but can i talk for a moment about how incredibly much this pisses me off? thanks, i will….
Deconstruction: Lizzie Bennet
So the other week I came across this post by nerdfighterfighter on “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”, which has been… well, sobering, to say the least. I consider myself a fan of the book and Jane Austen in general, but I never really understood what it was about. But when I read this… yeah, I kind of had a duh moment: P&P was largely a critique about women’s position in...
book, write yourself: Please reblog this, it is... →
edman93: If you don’t remember Sophie M. Herold, she is a German girl who is extremely homophobic and transphobic. She has found out LGBTQ persons names, addresses, personal info etc. and set up her own database. Her intentions with this are harmful. She is sending out this information, …
My Final Rant on Chick-Fil-A
jpbrammer: My original intent for this article was to write a thoughtful analysis of the craziness that was Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. But nope. You will get none of that from me. Because I am frustrated, very frustrated, with how this all went down. Read More
The Feminism of Sailor Moon
soapboxinggeek: This has been a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time. I’m an absolutely die-hard fan of Sailor Moon, and part of that is because it served as my childhood introduction to feminism. That might be a little bit hard to believe, considering the superheroines of the show are known for outfits not much more revealing than Wonder Woman’s. Silly outfits aside (you get used...
From a Reader's POV: The Dreaded Prologue
Hello, and welcome to the pilot episode of my new series, Writing Myths From a Reader’s Point of View. Now, for the purposes of this post, I will be using examples from Garth Nix’s book, Sabriel, so there might be minor spoilers. If you haven’t read the book, and you don’t want to even read the slightest bit about it first, this may not be the post for you. Okay?...
emma .m. woolley: Misandry 101 →
sodisarmingdarling: Misandry explained. Because people (including myself) tend to scream MISANDRY ISN’T A THING without ever explaining why. So here we go. misandry: the hatred or dislike of men and boys. Technically, misandry is a thing. There are people who hate men and boys. (To my knowledge, there haven’t…
The best advice on writing was given to me by my first editor, Michael Korda, of...– Dominick Dunne (via amandaonwriting)
Character Deconstruction: Ahiru from Princess Tutu
Whew, been a while, hasn’t it. But it’s okay, because I’m back with the last part of the deconstruction! For those of you who missed it: Rue’s deconstruction. Mytho’s deconstruction. Fakir’s deconstruction. This piece of nitpick has been brought to you by SPOILERS! (image by wikia) [[MORE]] Ahiru, or Duck, as in the English version, is literally a small...
ANNOUNCEMENT: New Series
For those of you wondering what’s happened with Ahiru’s deconstruction, fear not, it’s coming up soon. But before I do that, I have a new announcement. Because tumblr seems oddly fascinated by my picking stuff apart, I give you this new brain-bender series. *drumroll* From a Reader’s POV: Writing Myths I’m an avid reader and an aspiring writer. I don’t think...
Shannon Hale: Why boys don't read girls... →
shannonhale: When I do book signings, most of my line is made up of young girls with their mothers, teen girls alone, and mother friend groups. But there’s usually at least one boy with a stack of my books. This boy is anywhere from 8-19, he’s carrying a worn stack of the Books of Bayern, and he’s excited and… Tragic.
Critical Thinking and Why We Need It
Those of you following me from Goodreads might know I occasionally moonlight as a book reviewer. I must say, for the two years I’ve been part of the site, it’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ve met many, many wonderful people there. Unfortunately, the drama that’s been happening on and off since the beginning of the year has left a rather sour taste in my mouth, so much so...
Gettysburg College Allies: Op-ed: Cyndi Lauper on... →
gettysburgcollegeallies: Singer, philanthropist and activist Cyndi Lauper says it’s time to give a damn about LGBT youth homelessness BY CYNDI LAUPER JUNE 29 2012 6:43 PM ET Five years ago, on the Christopher Street Pier in New York City, my eyes were opened. I was doing a photo shoot for Interview…