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Sir Terry Pratchett dies aged 66
My immediate reaction? ᴛɪᴍᴇ ғᴏʀ ᴀ ɴɪᴄᴇ ᴄᴜᴘ ᴏғ ᴛᴇᴀ
death  literature  sad  fantasy  news 
march 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
"A Canadian bestseller"
Somewhat NSFW image (nipple-less woman+bear). Many questions raised about our friends across the pond.
amusing  WTF  and-then-A-BEAR  what-the-everliving-fuck  humanity;-we-are-a-fucked-up-species  literature  animals  Canada 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Skip Ender's Game
Do not let your box-office dollars fuel his anti-gay agenda.
discrimination  cinema  scifi  literature  LGBT 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
33 Of The Most Hilariously Terrible First Sentences In Literature History | Thought Catalog
'the wheezy shriek was just the sort of sound he always imagined a baby moose being beaten with a pair of accordions might make'
via-Aquarion  silly  amusing  literature 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Is A Major Step Back For Witches and Women - Film.com
'as you go through the Oz series, one fact can’t help but jump out at you: The feisty, heroic characters of Oz are all young women.'
history  books  posttofacebook  movies  literature  fiction  Wizard-of-Oz  feminism  interesting 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Snow, Glass, Apples
Dark and fairly NSFW, but wonderfully written short story take on an old fairy tale from Neil Gaiman

'I think of her hair as black as coal, her lips as red as blood, her skin, snow-white.'
literature  fantasy  fairy-tales  awesome  NSFW-text  NSFW  short-story 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
NaNoWriMo countdown
For all those doing the novel writing thing to torment themselves with. Currently at 1632
posttofacebook  ooh…nasty  geeky  internet  writing  literature  NaNoWriMo  clever  cruel  amusing 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The man who turned his home into a public library
'If you put all the books you own on the street outside your house, you might expect them to disappear in a trice. But one man in Manila tried it - and found that his collection grew.'
posttofacebook  dude!  culture  literature  books  reading  humanity;-actually-able-to-do-some-awesome-stuff-after-all  human  awesome  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Making Light: Slushkiller
Interesting commentary on how authors submitting books to publishers get very het up about the rejections they receive and often assume malice on the part of the rejecters.
interesting  literature  comment  fairness 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
CMAP #2: How Books Are Made - Charlie's Diary
'It is a common misconception — to paraphrase a commenter in the previous post on common misconceptions about publishing, that "the only two people that matter are the author and the reader (one puts creativity in, the other money: the rest add cost)".'
interesting  literature  money  business 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Amazon Rewrites the Rules of Book Publishing - NYTimes.com
'Amazon.com has taught readers that they do not need bookstores. Now it is encouraging writers to cast aside their publishers.'
interesting  books  literature  economy  money  technology 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Guest blogger Joanna Stampfel-Volpe responds to a recent PW article on LGBTQ YA - The Swivet [Colleen Lindsay]
A rebuttal to/disagreement with the "Authors Say Agents Try to “Straighten” Gay Characters in YA « Genreville" story I linked previously. No idea what the real situation is; it's entirely possible that it was in fact someone else that turned these things down.
LGBT  discrimination  fiction  literature  scifi 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Authors Say Agents Try to “Straighten” Gay Characters in YA « Genreville
'We are published authors who co-wrote a post-apocalyptic young adult novel. When we set out to find an agent for it, we expected to get some rejections. But we never expected to be offered representation… on the condition that we make a gay character straight, or cut him out altogether.'
literature  fiction  scifi  discrimination  LGBT  culture 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Mysterious paper sculptures - Central Station Blog post
'Those of you who don't keep up with Edinburgh's literary world through Twitter may have missed the recent spate of mysterious paper sculptures appearing around the city.'
Awesome  art  interesting  literature  via-Andrew-Ducker 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
scott_lynch: "Our gayness and our gilt are all besmirch'd..."
'THE SO MUCH LESS GAY and NOT WRITTEN WITH GAY BIG WORDS version of THE CRONICLE HISTORY OF HENRY THE FIFTH formerly by William Shakespeare' (relates to the Orson Scott Card thing)
amusing  LGBT  discrimination  literature  history 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
RAINTAXI online Summer 2011
'Orson Scott Card has rewritten Hamlet. The back of this slim novella boasts that once we have read this "revelatory version of the Hamlet story, Shakespeare's play will be much more fun to watch—because now you'll know what's really going on."'
(also, it's now homophobic)
literature  retcon  interesting  comment  discrimination  LGBT 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Warren Ellis » GUEST INFORMANT: Jess Nevins
'Fandom wasn’t always such a negative experience for creators.'
Fandom in the era of Lord Byron.
interesting  literature 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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