18 4 / 2014

Awkward group selfie with Esme!  She puts up with so much from us.

Awkward group selfie with Esme!  She puts up with so much from us.

18 4 / 2014

17 4 / 2014

By which I mean I just submitted a query letter and the first ten pages of my manuscript.  I’m dying.

17 4 / 2014

endlessdarkparadise:

✝ GRUNGE & VINTAGE ✝

endlessdarkparadise:

✝ GRUNGE & VINTAGE ✝

17 4 / 2014

iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for cutter of their dragon OC !!

iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for cutter of their dragon OC !!

(via lizardshuffle)

17 4 / 2014

sexxxisbeautiful:

pi-ratical:

I am really, extremely, amazingly excited to announce the release of my new Hello Pronoun stickers! I posted about these on twitter last night, but I can finally talk about them at length a bit more here. 

The stickers read “Hello, address me as:_________, Please use: ________”, allowing you to declare your name of choice and preferred pronouns immediately upon meeting people. These have been my pet project over the last week or two and a lot of thought has gone into their production. The colours were specifically chosen to be nongendered - no pink or baby blue (The Ze/Hir/Hirs looks a bit blue in these pictures but is really solidly teal), They rather specifically do not read “my name is” to head off people being dicks about “Is that REALLY your name?” because frankly it doesn’t matter if it is or not because it’s what you fucking go by. (Besides which, the concept of a true name is pretty bullshit unless you’re looking into demon summoning) I feel like there are a lot of great potential uses for these! They’d be great at school LGBT-club meetings or other large gatherings where you’re likely to meet a lot of new people, like conventions. They can be used right after coming out to help people who’ve known you for a while adapt to your new name/pronouns. If you’re genderfluid, you can use them to declare your preference on any particular day (and I’m looking into some more permanent buttons that’d make this much easier). They can even be used to remind that one old friend who can never get your damn pronouns right. Overall, it seems like these’ll be a wonderfully useful thing for folks under the trans* umbrella to have around and I’m really happy to have made them.

Obviously I couldn’t cover every pronoun variation/combination, particularly on the first run of stickers, but I tried to cover my bases on common nongendered/third gender pronouns. I’m completely open to taking requests for additional stickers, though, and if I get enough requests for a particular pronoun set I’ll be glad to maker a sticker for it.

I’ll have these with me at SacAnime this weekend for 1/$0.50, 5/$2, and 10/$3. They’re currently available on my Storenvy at 5/$2 - I’ll be adding 10/$3 after the con, at the moment I just want to make sure I don’t run out as I’ve only printed up 160 of each design.

Good design is when you think “duh” when you see it.

AND DUH!

17 4 / 2014

"my heart says yes but bones and spock and their eyebrows keep telling me no"

james t kirk at some point, probably (via spicyshimmy)

(via thelogicaltribble)

17 4 / 2014

wocinsolidarity:

momakesthings:

♥ embroidery for the ignorant ♥

!!!

(via finalreverie)

17 4 / 2014

(Source: kingsleeze, via thetalkinghusk)

17 4 / 2014

"Criticisms about representations of gender (or race and other diversity) are often countered in fandom by sociological or scientific analyses attempting to explain why the inequality happens according to the internal logic of the fictional world. As though there is any real reason that anything happens in a story except that someone chose to write it that way.

Fiction is not Darwinian: It contains no impartial process of evolution that dispassionately produces the events of a fictional universe. Fiction is miraculously, fundamentally Creationist. When we make worlds, we become gods. And gods are responsible for the things they create, particularly when they create them in their own image.

"

Laura Hudson writes about the shotage of women characters in Star Wars fore Wired.com in her article "Leia is not enough:  Star Wars and the woman problem in Hollywood."

"Science fiction in particular has always offered a vision of the world not myopically limited by the world as it exists, but liberated by the power of imagination. Perhaps more than any genre of storytelling, it has no excuse to exclude women for so-called practical reasons — especially when it has every reason to imagine a world where they are just as heroic, exceptional, and well-represented as men."

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