Oh man. Is this going to turn into a home design blog now? We (hopefully) close on our house next week. I am so excited I can barely stand it. A week off has done wonders for my anxiety, and even though I’m still tempted to worry about what could go wrong, I’m kind of at a loss for coming up with things that could go wrong as pretty much every single step except for the actual closing is...
The other Laras all wore khakis, combat boots, grey tanks, had a bow and did...– PAX East Tomb Raider Video Game Cosplay Harassment Story | The Mary Sue We interviewed one of the cosplayers and got a statement from PAX. (via themarysue)
[[MORE]] I have been a crazy bundle of anxiety lately, like, way way more than “normal”, like, crazy anxious even though everything is pretty amazing right now, like, so much so that I haven’t been able to engage with anything very much lately, I haven’t been watching any movies, so much so that I can’t use my superhero powers of presenting this perfectly FINE facade...
Roxane Gay is Spelled With One "N": What Empathy... →
roxanegay: I was a visiting professor at the University of Alabama last week, teaching a group of students about how to write difference into our fiction. I thought about how we teach many things in the creative writing workshop—how to read and think like a writer, how to bring discipline to the wilder of… Roxane is the best at articulating the messy and complex and unclear
Letters of Note: The Outsiders →
In March of 1980, a school librarian by the name of Jo Ellen Misakian wrote to Francis Ford Coppola and, on behalf of the students at Lone Star School in Fresno, California, asked him to consider adapting their favourite novel, S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, for the big screen. Also included with her letter were a copy of the book, and a petition signed by 110 of the kids. Amazingly, three...
Channing Tatum is My Spring Boyfriend
roxanegay: GI JOE RETALIATION WAS AWESOME. I wrote about it on my website. Damn I was going to write about how much I loved GI Joe Retaliation, but Roxane already did so lol why bother
readingbythepool replied to your post: What the fuck’s been going on with me lately. I… Don’t disparage TV! I want to hear your thoughts on Scandal! I just caught up last night! I wasn’t disparaging TV! There is nothing wrong with light entertainment that is great in its own ways. I was just going to bring up my own personal reasons for preferring not to watch TV. Mostly: My...
.mattfraction: On SAGA and the Kerfuffle →
mattfractionblog: What interested me — and all of what follows is my two cents with nothing else implied or suggested — about the saga with SAGA this week (aside from how many people decided what they wanted to decide by my posting of the panel I described as ‘heteronormative’ because it had a peener going into a… I bought my copy (twice actually, as I bought it in the shop first and...
nathanbarrios replied to your post: A March in Films or: You Should See My Fucking Spreadsheet I just saw Brazil for the first time recently and you described it perfectly. I love the ending the most, though. It is a perfect ending!
Roxane Gay is Spelled With One "N": These Ways We... →
roxanegay: I am in Alabama for the week, teaching a mini-class at The University of Alabama on writing difference into fiction. The South is what I thought it would be and nothing like what I thought it would be. I’ve noticed that you rarely see people of different races together in public. It’s… Are you reading Roxane Gay? Is that a yes? It needs to be. There was this collective...
.mattfraction: from Brian K Vaughan, re SAGA 12... →
mattfractionblog: As has hopefully been clear from the first page of our first issue, SAGA is a series for the proverbial “mature reader.” Unfortunately, because of two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex, Apple is banning tomorrow’s SAGA #12 from being sold through any iOS apps. This is a drag, especially…
What the fuck’s been going on with me lately. I watched a-not-entirely-shameful eleven movies last month, but I also wasn’t really into much of anything else either. Instead of reading, or writing, or even playing video games, I just watched a lot of TV. I guess I did a little more cooking than normal, though. I don’t know, it’s not like I’ve lost interest in...