Holy shit, this month of events celebrating Earthsea is fucking THRILLING. Margaret Atwood, Kelly Link, Elizabeth Hand, Andrea Hairston, and a ton of other awesomes.
Catherynne Valente on Shirley Jackson
One of my fav writers (Orphan’s Tales FUCK YES), Cat Valente read The Haunting of Hill House, and writes about it here. Below I’ve taken out spoilers: “Holy crap! This book is so good! I know this is all I Should Have Read It By Now territory, but I hadn’t read it before and it is just so very awesome. And lo! It has a female lead! With an internal life and thoughts and...
me: andrew. do i look like george r. r. martin? Andrew Cha: ha no but you talk like him. me: you love like him. Andrew Cha: you make the same sound when you stand up out of a chair and say the same thing. “Oh, by Odin’s hammer…wheeze.”
nick cave plus pam.
Basically, I sometimes feel like Red Hot Chili Peppers are ruining my life. And the devil toddler puppet Flea is so mad that Nick Cave won’t love them. And I love knowing that Nick Cave is super famous and brill, but he still has the same kinds of problems to deal with on a day to day basis as I do. Average people problems, that all working people have. Problems like: Kiedises. Fleas. the...
Lisa saw Rob Delaney, Hannibal Burress, Aziz Ansari perform. “Ansari was going on @ this shit bc all his friends are marrieds & pregs. He said when they email the birth announcements he replies “unsubscribe”. “
I don’t want to even begin to write about him because of you know. Every word you choose is a winner, making losers of the infinite number of words you didn’t choose. But all these other words could have won too! There are no perfect descriptors for him. I’m not equal to judging this contest of next word and then next. I don’t want to trace his outline because it shifts. And he is a word...
just 10 years ago
In 2001, 2% of TV characters were queer - and 92% of those were gay men. There were only 3 recurring lesbian characters. Two of those three were Tara and Willow. (this info’s from Alissa Wilts’ essay in Buffy Goes Dark, she cites Children Now 2001 Prime Time Diversity Report) THAT IS NUCKING FUTS YOU GUYS