On “Oh You Sexy Geek Girls & Self Objectification”

Ok, so I've read this article, really sat down and parsed it out, shared it on my Tumblr after a FB friend posted a link to it and I can't get behind it.  This person doesn't seem to be a member of the cosplaying community, is painting every woman who does cosplay with the same brush … Continue reading On “Oh You Sexy Geek Girls & Self Objectification”

Review: Throne of the Crescent Moon

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed My rating: 5 of 5 stars Excellent showing for Saladin Ahmed's fantasy. I got sucked into the characters and invested in them. Raseed bas Raseed especially won me over. Zamia, our Badawi tribeswoman, augh all the feels for her character. I think that The Good Doctor needs … Continue reading Review: Throne of the Crescent Moon

Savage Reality (Repost from Neo Prodigy on Livejournal)

"Bisexual activists like to complain that they're the most oppressed because (1) it's a contest, and (2) it's a good excuse. If they can argue—and unfortunately, they can—that lots of gay people are mean to them (some gay people don't want to date them, some gay people doubt they exist) and straight people are mean … Continue reading Savage Reality (Repost from Neo Prodigy on Livejournal)

Next up: we host Dennis Upkins for a spell on his Hollowstone book tour

I'm very happy to host the most excellent Dennis Upkins, author of the soon to be released Hollowstone. He breezed through the windy city during a stop on his book tour. Hollowstone is due out on 17 June 2011. Q: Now, it's great to see more POC authors and queer authors getting their work out … Continue reading Next up: we host Dennis Upkins for a spell on his Hollowstone book tour

ThinkGalacticon Early Registration and WisCon Book Swap!

Hey folks! We’re less than two months from Think Galacticon 2011! Did you hear that our Notable Guest N.K. Jemisin is up for a Hugo *and* a Nebula this year? Amazing! We are taking programming suggestions through May 31st! Write them up now and post them as comments on any of our social media sites … Continue reading ThinkGalacticon Early Registration and WisCon Book Swap!

Clear proof of the Tea Party’s racism (via A little more conversation, please)

Yeah, I know this is news just like the shocking revelation that water is wet. I'm not telling you anything you don't already know but I felt like this needed to be shared and outrage spent on it. In response to the NAACP calling the Tea Party racist, Tea Party leader Mark Williams published a … Continue reading Clear proof of the Tea Party’s racism (via A little more conversation, please)

The internet isn’t written in Pencil, It’s written in Ink

So, I was able to see a preview of The Social Network, the story of the guys who created Facebook. Before I get into the movie review, I want to gripe about the ridiculous security they had in place for the film. Bags checked, had to turn in your phone, laptop or any electronics before … Continue reading The internet isn’t written in Pencil, It’s written in Ink

As usual I heart John Scalzi, he cuts to the chase

He gives his $0.02 on the Far Right totally flipping their shit over President Obama having the nerve to tell children to stay in school and LEARN. Oh my GODS, that socialist bastard! He's telling our kids to...to oh, wait. /snark For the link phobic, here's the relevant section of this Whatever Post: "* Apparently … Continue reading As usual I heart John Scalzi, he cuts to the chase

Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen

So I saw Transformers 2 yesterday...the rest of it is under a cut to avoid spoilers So I saw Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen yesterday. I didn't think it was so horrible, not horrible enough to warrant Ebert's merciless review of it. vs I realized this movie pays homage to the original animated Transformers Movie … Continue reading Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen

So sick of the scary black man lie being used as a cover up by stupid white women

... with the imaginary black man kidnapped me tale that's been used lately. This time? Stupid bitch was $250 short on her drug deal but sent text messages to her family saying she'd been raped, kidnapped, beaten, forcibly shot up with the dopes. The next time someone tries to sell me the line that we … Continue reading So sick of the scary black man lie being used as a cover up by stupid white women

What is Guerilla Gardening?

Lush is promoting Guerrilla Gardening with Seed Bombs What is Guerilla Gardening? The concept of Guerilla Gardening was formed on the mission to transform abandoned lots and neglected pieces of land in the middle of concrete jungles, into something of beauty. Guerilla Gardeners perform random acts of gardening. They target vacant lots, railway land, under … Continue reading What is Guerilla Gardening?

Girl starved, beaten for being too fat?!

OMG What the fucking fuck is wrong with people? Never mind, he's a sick controlling abusive fucktard. Seen via wondersheep's LJ and Kate Harding's take on it for Shapely Prose The article on his arrest can be read here. What the fuck... he beat her for getting peas and corn!?!! Not candy, not chocolate, not … Continue reading Girl starved, beaten for being too fat?!

Democracy server patch update notes… v44.0

US Democracy Server: Patch Day Version 44.0 President Leadership: Will now scale properly to national crises. Intelligence was not being properly applied. A bug has been fixed that allowed the President to ignore the effects of debuffs applied by the Legislative classes. Drain Treasury: There appears to be a bug that allowed loot to be … Continue reading Democracy server patch update notes… v44.0

Please help the people of Emmonak. You, yes you can help these poor folks.

Another passage described a family of six: "(The husband's) family has been out of food for quite some time now. Their one-year-old child is out of milk, can't get it and he has no idea when he will be able to get the next can. He has been borrowing milk from anyone he can." The next day, Tucker gave his letter to local officials who gathered for a meeting on fuel prices. It calls for someone, anyone, to fly food into the village over the next several months. "I'm not messing around. If we can get a massive air lift, do it," he said in a phone interview Wednesday. "I don't care how it's done," he said.

Would someone put a muzzle on Bobby Rush already!

I am so goddamned sick and tired of hearing clips of Bobby "Everyone's a racist" Rush flapping his gums about how the vacant (I'm considering it vacant until the DNC allows someone to take it) seat left by our President-Elect has to go to a black politician. Now Burris is going to DC anyway and … Continue reading Would someone put a muzzle on Bobby Rush already!

Call in Gay to protest prop 8? I don’t think so

Now some brilliant idiot thought up the idea of "calling in gay" to protest Prop 8's passage. Seen in LJ Bisexual Community My personal opinion is its a really stupid fucking idea and will do nothing to help repeal Prop 8. Where was all this energy before the damn thing passed? Where did all of … Continue reading Call in Gay to protest prop 8? I don’t think so

Seriously… cut this Black Friday shit out right fucking now.

You know why I say that? Because no one should die for a goddamn sale on crap that's probably left over from last year. All of you fucking nutcases that trampled this poor guy to DEATH so you could save a few dollars? Get a goddamned grip on yourselves and go home. You all ought … Continue reading Seriously… cut this Black Friday shit out right fucking now.

Neil Gaiman weighs in on the Christopher Handley Manga case…

Neil Gaiman talks about the Christopher Handley trial where a comic reader is being attacked for owning what some perceive as "child porn". O_o?! It's bad enough people want to regulate what can and can't be sold but now they are going after his private collection of manga? Context on how the case got started … Continue reading Neil Gaiman weighs in on the Christopher Handley Manga case…

8 Reason’s Obama will win

08 reasons Barack Obama will win next Tuesday On Tuesday I offered 08 reasons why John McCain might still pull off an upset in next week’s `08 presidential election. Today I offer 08 reasons why Barack Obama will nevertheless win handily: 1. Obama’s supporters are more energized. Obama draws enormous crowds wherever he goes and … Continue reading 8 Reason’s Obama will win