Now I want to watch Brokeback Mountain again but but but feeeeeeels.
A Poem By Sherman Alexie | The Awl →
Pachyderm 1. Sheldon decided he was an elephant. 2. Everywhere he went, he wore a gray t-shirt, gray sweat pants, and gray basketball shoes. 3. He also carried a brass trumpet that he’d painted white. 4. Sometimes he used that trumpet as a tusk. 5. Then he’d use it as the other tusk. 6. Sometimes he played that brass trumpet and pretended it was an elephant...
South Korean officials discover 17,000 pills made... →
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK IS THIS HEADLINE. ETA: THE STORY IS JUST AS BAD AS YOU’D THINK. I am going back to bed, everything is ruined forever.
Dystopias should be insurgent. They should force readers to question who they...– Paolo Bacigalupi, The Invisible Dystopia | Kirkus Book Reviews (via annaetc)
Things about books #4: Children's Fiction, part 1
Let’s take a moment to talk about kids fiction, shall we? Actually, let’s take a moment for some gratitude and celebration, because children’s fiction is fucking awesome. I say that without reservation, knowing that yes, there’s some crap out there; there’s crap that is boring, sexist, and ignorant. There’s an entire industry devoted to getting kids to spend...
why yes this is a dinner made of fancy cheese,...
no more canaries in the mine: 25 Reasons I Hate... →
ladderax: IIt’s possible I hate your main character. Now, that might be on me. The list below? Entirely personal. And, as always, in the hands of a master, none of this shit applies. A masterful storyteller can break all the rules and make the breaking of the rules seem like that should’ve been the rule all along. Your Mileage May Vary, but just the same I thought it an interesting exercise to...
Flagging for femmes and other people who need an... →
Is there anything better than combining kink and craft? I THINK NOT.
Things about Books #2: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
The first book I remember loving as an adolescent was The Girl Who Owned a City. In it, everyone over the age of twelve or thirteen has been killed in a mysterious plague, and children are left trying to keep themselves alive. A ten-year-old girl named Lisa becomes a de facto leader in her suburb, and eventually faces off with a bunch of thuggish gangs. I loved it so much that I stole the only...
LET'S TALK ABOUT BOOKS
Floating somewhere around the internet, there’s a “Blog 100 Things About Something or Other” challenge. A few of my peeps have signed up, but I wasn’t planning to. Because, like, 100 posts? That’s asking a lot from me. I’m a busy person. I have things to do. (Right now, I’m making soup and editing a short story and wondering if I threw away last...