Apr. 13th, 2017 02:27 pm
muccamukk: text 'Writers expressed themselves with cymbals' with a picture of a set of cymbals (Books: Writing)
[personal profile] muccamukk
I just found out that my Peggy/Angie story is included in Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology.
I don't know if they missed telling other authors, so check the ToC and see if your stories are in there too! I see a couple names I know. (I have a blanket permission statement, but I do wish people would let me know so I can squee at them.)

Over at Jim C. Hines' blog: Sexism and Second Chances by Brianna Wu.
This is specific to the latest round of SF/F con mismanagement, but I think speaks to women in STEM and SF/F generally.

In Hakai Magazine: Pool-landia: For 70 years, Iceland has kept afloat the idea that mandatory swimming lessons save lives, but the policy doesn’t hold water by Egill Bjarnason
For those interested in oddly specific policy wank.

At [personal profile] hearts_blood's: Portrait of a young Gregory Peck before his entrance into Hollywood, 1942.

Date: 2017-04-14 01:38 am (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
Oh, wow, that's neat!

....LOL, I sound like such a babbling idiot in those comments. //hides

Date: 2017-04-14 01:52 am (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
I'm helping resurrect it all by myself! at least until my medz kick in

Date: 2017-04-14 01:52 am (UTC)
kore: (Laura Kinney - MCU)
From: [personal profile] kore
also omg is that Laura Kinney, I ADORE Laura Kinney now

Date: 2017-04-14 02:18 am (UTC)
kore: (Laura Kinney - Wolverine)
From: [personal profile] kore
NO I HAVE NOT FOUND IT YET, but I saw the trailer for Logan (haven't seen it yet!), looked up Laura Kinney, found the Tom Taylor run on a pirate site and then my LCS sold me the first volume at a discount. LOVE HER. LOVE. HER. (I also love Jane Thor and Sam Cap, haha, I am David Gabriel's nightmare)

Not so sure I want the rest of the X-23 backstory stuff but I definitely want Liu, her Black Widow book was amazing.

Date: 2017-04-14 02:32 am (UTC)
kore: (Laura Kinney - Wolverine)
From: [personal profile] kore
I loooove the Sisters trade. I read it last night. It was just amazing. Laura! Gabby! ZELDA <33 Also, tiny murderous Gabby scaring the absolute shit out of the scientist. Loved every bit of it.

Date: 2017-04-14 02:34 am (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
Also, jesus FUCKING christ, Marvel lets things go out of print really fucking fast. Trades and even single runs of issues! I wanted Gamora # 2 and my LCS was like "Sorry, it's out of print and we have no chance of getting it, try Amazon." (yeah I know, everyone else is using Marvel Unlimited, I don't have a tablet or pad and I don't like just renting stuff and I like trying to support the artists with floppies)

Date: 2017-04-14 09:02 am (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: Wonder Woman poster (kneeling with sword) (Default)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka

(no word yet on what [personal profile] hearts_blood thinks of being overwhelmed by 50+ comments, but I can't see her being upset? :D?)

....and okay, Dreamwidth, you win. I have now set Gregory Peck eating ice cream as my default. (what else do I comment about here lately anyway) You made me displace Peggy and her awesome hat I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY, DREAMWIDTH

Date: 2017-04-14 03:00 pm (UTC)
kore: (Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman on the s)
From: [personal profile] kore

It really was like old school LJ spontaneous comment parties! Very fun.

Date: 2017-04-14 06:10 am (UTC)
kjata: tales from the borderlands (Default)
From: [personal profile] kjata
*hi5* about your fic being on an anthology! That's pretty rad :D

I've got Wu's article open in another tab, will read in a bit. Oh my god Gregory Peck was a babe. He never stopped being a babe, but HE'S WAS SUCH A BABE.

Date: 2017-04-14 11:50 pm (UTC)
anandrine: (ouat. belle: book lover)
From: [personal profile] anandrine
jim hines is a quality dude--i like that he solicits guest posts from people who are actually impacted by the things he talks about.

the discussion about second chances vs. clean slate is good too. i'm reminded for some reason, probably because there was a recent article about her, of megan phelps-roper. she left the westboro baptist church and talks a lot about the work she has to do to unlearn, how she knows she caused people a lot of hurt and does not deserve their empathy, but is grateful when she has the chance to speak with them and find understanding. THAT'S what happens when someone honestly wants a second chance.

wu says: America loves second chances. But it’s hard to not notice that the main people that seem to get them are straight, white, and male.

and i think privilege/entitlement obviously colors how this is handled: straight/white/etc men think they are owed a "second chance" (by which they mean a clean slate, and no one better dare mention they wrongs they've done); other people, especially women i feel because of socialization, recognize that it's something you have to work to be worthy of.

Date: 2017-04-15 05:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lil_shepherd
Hi, I added you to my circle a few days ago because I love your fanfic (what of it I've read) and you kindly added me back. Now I'm even more happy that I did! Your life is in some ways so wildly different from mine (and therefore seems far more interesting.) On the other hand, I'm with you on so many things...
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