1. 12:35 24th Apr 2014

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    Reblogged from ruckawriter

    Contents Under Pressure

    ruckawriter:

    I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

    Warning. Contents under pressure.

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    Greg Rucka dropping some fuckign knowledge and taking some people to task. And there is a great deal of catharsis in just reading his rage fueled takedown of fans who think it’s okay to be a douche.

     
  2. 12:27

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    Reblogged from wilwheaton

    “I like fangirls how I like my coffee. I hate coffee.” Three days after being spotted on a T-shrt for sale at WonderCon, this idiotic slogan is still making waves in the geek community.

    Why? Well, for one thing, it seems like a perfect example of the hostile environment women have to deal with when they attend conventions. However, the T-shirt’s manufacturer, Tankhead Custom Tees, has just come forward to explain why the shirt isn’t sexist.

    “the fangirl/fanboy shirts can best be explained like this: fangirls/boys =/= fans. Fans are people who like and genuinely respect a fandom, and it’s creators. Fangirls/boys are like those creepy fedora wearing neckbearded bronies, or hetalia fanfiction shippers, who make us all collectively cringe in pain at what they do to the things we love.

    No one should ever defend these kinds of people. Seriously, they make the rest of us look bad.”

    So, just to be clear here, the shirt isn’t insulting toward all women, just the ones who are the wrong kind of fan. And that’s totally not a gendered insult because bronies (i.e. male fans of a media source that’s traditionally aimed at girls) are repulsive as well. Right?

    The idea that it’s OK to be disgusted by certain types of fan is pretty widespread in geek culture, and it’s ridiculous to suggest that this habit isn’t connected to sexist prejudice. In the nonsensical social strata of geekdom, “serious” sci-fi literature fans are somewhere at the top, Trekkies and comic book nerds are somewhere around the middle, and anything women are interested in is invariably right down at the bottom. Popular examples: Supernatural, YA novels with female protagonists, fanfiction, shoujo anime, and pretty much anything that’s popular on Tumblr.

    It’s no coincidence that “fangirl” is most commonly used to describe women who read and write fanfiction. By the logic of people who use fangirl as a pejorative term, fans who spend hours reading and collecting superhero comics are at the cool, respectable end of the geek scale, while “fangirls”  who write tens of thousands of words of superhero fanfic are embarrassing weirdos. In other words, if you conform to the old-fashioned, male-dominated form of fandom then you’re fine, but if you prefer to join the subculture that was primarily founded on the work of female fans, then it’s acceptable to publicly mock you at an event like WonderCon.

    [READ MORE]

    Take some time to read thsi whole article. It’s incredibly worthwhile.

    (Source: hellotailor)

     
  3. 22:02 23rd Apr 2014

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  4. 17:36

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  5. 16:30

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    worldcafe:

Would you paint your house Daft Punk? Kelly-Moore Paint’s Sound of Color project matches up colors with the feelings provoked by music. Read more about it here.

    worldcafe:

    Would you paint your house Daft Punk? Kelly-Moore Paint’s Sound of Color project matches up colors with the feelings provoked by music. Read more about it here.

     
  6. 16:23

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    francavillarts:

X-FILES Season 10 #14Cover Art by Francesco Francavilla 
Here’s the solicits for #14 out in July.
Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)Pilgrims, Part 4 of 5: Agent Mulder has been infected with black oil, playing host to an alien being seeking to use his knowledge, history, and expertise to unlock something mysteriously and terribly powerful. But Mulder and the would-be alien colonist possessing him aren’t the only ones looking for it…FC • 32 pages • $3.99•Ask your retailer about the Mark McHaley variant cover featuring Agent Mulder!•Witness the strange return of fan-favorite character Alex Krycek!
Cheers,FF

    francavillarts:

    X-FILES Season 10 #14
    Cover Art by Francesco Francavilla

    Here’s the solicits for #14 out in July.

    Joe Harris (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)
    Pilgrims, Part 4 of 5: Agent Mulder has been infected with black oil, playing host to an alien being seeking to use his knowledge, history, and expertise to unlock something mysteriously and terribly powerful. But Mulder and the would-be alien colonist possessing him aren’t the only ones looking for it…
    FC • 32 pages • $3.99
    •Ask your retailer about the Mark McHaley variant cover featuring Agent Mulder!
    •Witness the strange return of fan-favorite character Alex Krycek!

    Cheers,
    FF

     
  7. 13:53

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    wilwheaton:

thatcablenewsblog:

Journalism, the game, by CNN. 

Plot twist: it’s an empty box.

Da fuq?

    wilwheaton:

    thatcablenewsblog:

    Journalism, the game, by CNN. 

    Plot twist: it’s an empty box.

    Da fuq?

     
  8. 12:43

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    cartoonpolitics:

and you’d think inherited wealth and privilege must make up a very large part of that ‘luck’ category ..

    cartoonpolitics:

    and you’d think inherited wealth and privilege must make up a very large part of that ‘luck’ category ..

     
  9. 11:12

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  10. 11:12

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    cartoonpolitics:

A study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that only 37% of unpaid interns who graduated college in 2013 were offered a job - not significantly better than those without internships ..

    cartoonpolitics:

    A study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that only 37% of unpaid interns who graduated college in 2013 were offered a job - not significantly better than those without internships ..