I read an interview with Janelle Monae...
dorianisms: In Extra magazine, which I think is based in Toronto. I can’t find it on the internet, but she said: 1) She is filming a video for every song on The Archandroid 2) There will be an ArchAndroid graphic novel and 3) She hopes to bring The ArchAndroid to Broadway. OMGGGGGGG It’s in Exclaim, the music magazine. From the article: “I’m shooting a video for every...
very filled with dreams: question for tumblrites →
are there things that are utter and immediate blog dealbreakers for you? or if not general things, have there ever been times when a blogger has fucked up in such a way that you’ve deleted them off the feed immediately and never looked back? i’m not talking, obviously, about shit like “it’s an MRA blog” or whatever. i mean like a blogger you really liked, who fucked up, and fucked up in a...
challyzatb: rhymeswithnothing: It’s a little late, but I need to hit up the library and I was wondering if any of you night owls/day walkers had any books that I absolutely have to find and read lest my life be incomplete without it. Suggest a way! FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS GOOD IN THIS WORLD, WOMAN, OCTAVIA ESTELLE BUTLER. EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH OCTAVIA BUTLER
coffeeandink: Goto, Hiromi: Half World (2009) →
The whole thing reads like Hiromi Goto wanted to rewrite Narnia to be based in a Buddhist East Asian philosophy and star a Japanese-Canadian kid. […] I want to give a copy to every Asian kid in North America who loves fantasy before they can grow up to break my heart by saying they never thought sf/f could be about them. And it’s illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (Skim). CAN’T GO WRONG.
So for anyone reading who doesn’t know why I called this scrapbook “Wild Unicorn Herd”, it’s from late Racefail (about a year ago). In a tangential Mammothfail discussion, SF A-lister Lois McMaster Bujold posted a comment implying that before the Internet, POC simply didn’t read or watch SF. In response, delux_vivens posted in fen-of-colour LJ comm* deadbrowalking,...
Hollywood whitewash? 'Airbender' and 'Prince of... →
Via @nkjemisin. Since its release, the video game franchise Prince of Persia has become notable for the acrobatic grace of its dagger-wielding, balloon pants-wearing hero as well as for what the games didn’t do: affront gamers of Middle Eastern and Muslim descent with stereotypical depictions of people from the region as terrorists or religious zealots. Independent filmmaker and blogger...
Two-wheel triumph | The Guardian →
Techies are nerds too, everyone! Armed with a netbook, medical supplies and a bicycle, Bangladesh’s InfoLadies are giving millions of poor people access to crucial information on their doorsteps that will improve their chances in life Davinder Kumar The Guardian Caption: Luich Akhter gets on her bike to take information to people in rural areas, helping with a whole range of social,...
Fuck Yeah Janelle Monáe: Album review: Janelle... →
By Greg Knot May 17, 2010 Rating: 4 stars (out of 4) Janelle Monae’s hair could’ve been designed by an architect. With her angular features and Grace Jones-with-a-riding-crop couture, she oozes exotic mystique. Her music, she says in the liner notes to her new album, draws inspiration from…
Silver Goggles: Countering Victorientalism →
An oldie but a goodie, from Jhameia. There is a fairly recent term that has sprung in the annals of steampunk: Victorientalism. It is used to refer to steampunk that is inspired by the Orient, the vague, large region that was strange and new to Western explorers back in the day when there was no Internet and travelling took many months of dangerous journeying. It’s a pretty-sounding...
I have followers? Even just 2? I’ve got to update this thing.