1. Weird Fiction Storybundle — One Day Left!

    Weird Fiction Storybundle — One Day Left!

    Art by Jeremy Zerfoss

    Jeff VanderMeer has graciously included The Honey Month in his Weird Fiction Storybundle, a collection of works from Cheeky Frawg Books. This delights me, as it places me in the company of Michael Cisco, Karin Tidbeck, Desirina Boskovich, and Leena Krohn, not to mention Jeff himself — his latest collection of stories is available too. You can read more from Jeff about the…

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  2. so-nerdy-it-hurts:

    There are over 526 million black women in the world, all with different appearances, and your racist ass is going to say not liking black women is a ‘preference’, when the only damn thing they all got in common physically is their blackness? Sure, honey. 

    (Source: cardozzza, via maryrobinette)

     
  3. kateelliottsff:

    medievalpoc:

    For those of you who’ve asked how you can support Medievalpoc:

    Become a Medievalpoc Patron!

    Medievalpoc is a collection of art, history, and academic resources accessible to anyone. Ph.D. candidates, history educators, fantasy authors, fans of historical media and cultural studies, as well as those who are just interested in learning something different have found new and exciting information at Medievalpoc. These artworks and documentation are readily available on multiple social media platforms, including Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Medievalpoc.org. The goal of Medievalpoc is not to hoard information, but to share it as widely as possible and incite discussion in social as well as activist and educational communities.

    Patronage will provide the opportunity to not only bring Medievalpoc to a wider audience online, but the ability to travel for appearances at academic and literary conventions, speak at functions, and facilitate activist work in face-to-face environments. Patronage means more access to databases, art collections, and academic resources for the creation of Medievalpoc. In addition, your patronage can pave the way for exciting new projects across various media, like print, film, and interactive online content—projects Patrons can see in the making.

    I look forward to forging a new era of Patron and Creator with my readers in my goal of bringing Art and History to life in a new way-a History in which we can see ourselves.

    I became a Medievalpoc Patron and wanted to signal boost this.

    When people complain about “revisionist history” what they don’t tell you is that the “default history” so many were taught in school—the one that leaves out PoC, the one that leaves out women, the one that leaves out the ways in which indigenous people fought back, adapted, co-opted and SURVIVED—is the true revisionist history.

    For me a project like medievalpoc and all the people writing and educating about the full panoply of history is part of RESTORATIVE HISTORY. We have always been here.

     

  4. blue-author:

    tithenai:

    Signal-boosting this again! There’s a week left to get a slew of super excellent books for a preposterously tiny amount of money, DRM-free, formatted for loads of devices.

    This bundle includes The Honey Month and my royalties are fixed at 65%.

    The projected amount owed to me right now is more money than I’ve ever made from one writing project and may very well be the most I ever make from writing, short of a novel advance — which, given that I’m a near-penniless freelancer, is too welcome for words. It’s DEFINITELY more than I think this book will ever make me again, and probably the best deal going on it for readers short of a pirated edition (which, why would you, you can literally get it for free here if you have no money).

    It’s kind of a huge deal to me to have been part of this — and a little freaky to think of all the people who’ve bought it for other people’s books who might try out mine as a consequence. Wonderful, but freaky. 

    Boosts are hugely appreciated.

    Personal testimonial: hearing one poem from the Honey Month (the Rhysling award winning Peach-Creamed Honey) performed by the author was all the recommendation I needed to buy the book, not just for myself but as a gift to the person I love most in the world.

    Buy this bundle. Read this book. Find this poem. Read it to someone you love.

    You will not regret it.

    <3 <3 <3

     

  5. Signal-boosting this again! There’s a week left to get a slew of super excellent books for a preposterously tiny amount of money, DRM-free, formatted for loads of devices.

    This bundle includes The Honey Month and my royalties are fixed at 65%.

    The projected amount owed to me right now is more money than I’ve ever made from one writing project and may very well be the most I ever make from writing, short of a novel advance — which, given that I’m a near-penniless freelancer, is too welcome for words. It’s DEFINITELY more than I think this book will ever make me again, and probably the best deal going on it for readers short of a pirated edition (which, why would you, you can literally get it for free here if you have no money).

    It’s kind of a huge deal to me to have been part of this — and a little freaky to think of all the people who’ve bought it for other people’s books who might try out mine as a consequence. Wonderful, but freaky. 

    Boosts are hugely appreciated.

     

  6. My Readercon Schedule

    My Readercon schedule, let me show you it! I can’t freakin’ believe I booked an autograph session. I’ll look forward to nattering at Gemma if no one turns up!

    Thursday July 10

    8:00 PM G Power Differentials in Reviewing. Kevin Clark, John Clute, Amal El-Mohtar (leader), Lila Garrott, Alex Jablokow, Gregory Wilson.The Twitter sage @FILMCRITHULK wrote in a blog post, “REVIEWS ARE FUCKING WEIRD. NO…

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  7. This StoryBundle includes THE HONEY MONTH, and a passel of other incredible freakin’ books. If you pay $12 (for 5 books!) they throw in an extra three! It’s pretty amazing. And they’re all DRM-free!

    On a filthy lucre note, the royalties on this are immense, so if you’ve ever wanted to support my work in a way that buys me groceries (while availing yourself of other people’s truly astonishing works), this is a great one.

     

  8. partybarackisinthehousetonight:

    i love the term “bear with me” because it could mean either 1 of 2 things:

    • asking someone to be patient
    • confirmation that the zoo heist was a success

    (via blue-author)

     
  9. kakaphoe:

    kate-wisehart:

    that-botlane-guy:

    decepticonsensual:

    gamewiregirl:

    This is Princess Dead Pool. My 3 year old told me EXACTLY how she wanted the costume to look and walked me through the entire thing, bossing me around. It was so much fun.

    Always reblog Princess Deadpool.

    THIS IS SO CUTE

    All the deadpools posing with princess deadpool give me life.

    I can’t handle the preciousness and the sass.

    (via moniquill)

     
  10. jhameia:

    halleluyang:

    ichthyologist:

    The Pharyngeal Jaws of the Moray Eel

    Most fish eat by rapidly expanding their mouth and sucking in their prey. However, due to their narrow heads, moray eels are unable to generate enough negative pressure to capture fish.

    Instead, morays use a second pair of jaws located in their throat, called the pharyngeal jaw, to grasp prey and transport it to their digestive systems. The pharyngeal jaw has hooked teeth and can be launched into the oral cavity.

    While many species possess these second jaws, moray eels are the only animals that use them to actively capture and restrain prey.

    See the Pharyngeal Jaws in Action via Youtube

    Yellow Mouthed Moray (Gymnothorax nudivomer) depicted

    Images: Hagainativ via Wikimedia Commons; Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation

    Everything new I learn about morays only further convinces me that they are horrible hellbeasts that have swum up from the inferno in the centre of the planet through cracks in the Earth’s crust

    THAT’S—A MORAY!