Organized fandom is, perhaps and foremost, an institution of theory and...– Henry Jenkins, 1992, Textual Poachers, p.86 (via fanthropologist) #Most accurate definition of fandom as a construct I have ever seen #I approve (via amorremanet)
Cosmo Sex Tip #413
queenmpreg: when he’s least expecting it, confess you’re from the future
Judge calls residential schools a form of genocide...
racismfreeontario: The chairman of Canada’s truth and reconciliation commission says removing more than 100,000 aboriginal children from their homes and placing them in residential schools was an act of genocide. Justice Murray Sinclair says the United Nations defines genocide to include the removal of children based on race, then placing them with another race to indoctrinate them. He says...
[O]ne of its first written appearances came in 1883, in the American magazine,...– The etymology of “dude,” a fine addition to the origins of other famous modern words. (via ohnindo) Oh my! I know some “steampunks” who fit this definition! (via jhameia) PLEASE BE TRUE
For the first eight years of our marriage, [Michelle and I] were paying more in...– President Obama in North Carolina today on why Congress has to act to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling (via barackobama)
beyoncebeyotch: today at starbucks this girl ordered a drink and told them to put the name “primrose everdeen” on the cup and when the barista called out the name she screamed “i volunteer as tribute” and everyone just stared at her
itswalky: eschergirls: lobs submitted: There was something really off about this. I’m no pro but I gave it a shot anyway… And if somehow you liked the anatomy from the first one I leave you with this… I’d be terrified too Batman! You gave me a much needed laugh. Thank you. :) (Also nice redraw) eeeeeeeeeeeee What I would like to know is where she keeps her organs. Unless...
I love how physically STRONG Korra is. I love that we can see her strength in her frame. I used to say, when ranting about how much I wanted to develop upper body strength, that I wanted to be “strong like Buffy” — because the only physically powerful woman who came to mind had to have a magical source for that strength and keep it in a teenytiny frame with no visible muscle...
"Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal"...
april-is: After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic, Please come to the gate immediately. Well — one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there. An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress, Just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing loudly. Help, said the flight...
The American idea of racial progress is measured by how fast I become white.– James Baldwin, “On Language, Race, and the Black Writer” (via ethiopienne)
What do we mean when we say "Jews became white"?
holzmantweed: It’s actually a pretty literal description of how Jews were moved from one category into another. It illustrates what is meant by the phrase “Race is a social construct,” which is important because that phrase does not mean “race doesn’t exist”: if something has been constructed, it exists. That’s what construction means. But what does it mean that before Jews became white, we...
Voice Like a Stair: Story of a Collaboration →
My post for Tor.com on how I came to write “Stairs in Her Hair” for Welcome to Bordertown. Comments are love!
Some Nickelodeon executives were worried, says Konietzko, about backing an...– ‘Airbender’ Creators Reclaim Their World in ‘Korra’ (via firenationroyalty) Thank gawd for Korra, SBFF, MLP, and hopefully a growing list. Boo for every time this “data” has been brought up, and hurray for the day when I can go to a pitch without hearing this. Just make something good, give it...
"BRING A FRIEND TO BORDERTOWN" CONTEST
hollyblack: More addictive than Mad River water! Lighter than a Spell Box! Cheaper than a round of drinks at the Dancing Ferret…. It’s the: WELCOME TO BORDERTOWN paperback, now available from Bluefire Books! (Check out that pretty new cover!) And in honor of the paperback, we’re running a CONTEST: “BRING A FRIEND TO BORDERTOWN!” Here’s how: So you’ve already found your way to Bordertown. It...
replace the vowels in your name with the letter o
alexandraerin: johnisdollywood: danielefton: bdoing: cheapbeerand-wastedlove: chroniclesofbrobiwan: hina-ta: lthaca: hyacin-th: loolo ovono voloroo woll bronk drow Donool (I like it, sounds like an alien war hero) John …wait. Oloxondro Oron Omol Ol-Mohtor. Not so far off from ways people have already spelled and/or pronounced my name!
ilovebender asked: what season did you write about for chicks unravel time? I wrote on season 5 :D (you can answer in an "ask" if you want, mine is open)
: It's easy to forget what a sin is in the middle of a battlefield.
: opposite over hypotenuse