The Miss Rumphius Project
@fobazombie and I are demolishing disco fries. Be jealous.

@fobazombie and I are demolishing disco fries. Be jealous.

Everyone wants to see Maze Runner, but I am old, and crotchety, and I don’t want to read or see another dystopian without a happy ending and a healthy romance plot.

Get your damn angst off my lawn.

millionsmillions:

Bechdel test, passed: Alison Bechdel has won a MacArthur “genius grant.” 

:D

millionsmillions:

Bechdel test, passed: Alison Bechdel has won a MacArthur “genius grant.” 

:D

grofjardanhazy:

Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

gif: grofjardanhazy, original video via Best Reviews

This makes me incandescently happy.

diversityinya:

Analysis of the most banned/challenged books in the U.S. shows that diverse books are disproportionately targeted for book challenges and censorship. [Read more at Diversity in YA.]

This is horrifying, but it does not surprise me at all.

In addition to diversity in race, the article also discusses QUILTBAG content.

continuants:

forgottengrin my uncle just texted to tell me you are on the homepage of nj.com and EVERYONE IS SO PROUD OF U especially me and grandma

My thought process: I can’t catch Screaming Females in New Brunswick.…but! Maybe Brooklyn!…OR! Maybe Baltimore! That might possibly be a thing. Hmm…

continuants:

forgottengrin my uncle just texted to tell me you are on the homepage of nj.com and EVERYONE IS SO PROUD OF U especially me and grandma

My thought process:
I can’t catch Screaming Females in New Brunswick.
…but! Maybe Brooklyn!
…OR! Maybe Baltimore! That might possibly be a thing. Hmm…

dailydot:

Harassment happens at comic conventions every year, and that unfortunate fact has made it vitally important for event coordinators to make attendees feel safe. Having a clear and visible anti-harassment policy is a key part of this, but it’s also something that many conventions find difficult to do.

Even big conventions like San Diego Comic-Con have been called out for weak or unclear policies, and it’s a conversation that continues well past the busy summer convention season.

That’s why it’s refreshing to see a convention team get proactive on the topic. New York Comic Con (NYCC) has released an updated anti-harassment policy it put together with a little outside help.

Earlier this year ReedPOP, the organizers behind New York Comic Con and a number of other conventions, contacted geek culture website The Mary Sue for help with its policy. The site took things further by reaching out for additional help and formed a panel of seven people to help them advise NYCC.

This is good.

librarylinknj:

Jersey pride, man.

librarylinknj:

Jersey pride, man.

megkips said: Night Vale wisdom: say nothing and drink to forget

Meg, I’m gonna go ahead and follow that advice to the letter.

What am I supposed to do with this information?

I wanted it.

Can I give it back?

Can I unhappen it?

mapsontheweb:

Every country that has declared independence from the U.K./Great Britain

mapsontheweb:

Every country that has declared independence from the U.K./Great Britain

mapsontheweb:

Geographic and demographic changes to UK if Scotland secedes.

mapsontheweb:

Geographic and demographic changes to UK if Scotland secedes.

katiemariefunk:

Succinct and informative for anyone else cramming to understand the big picture here before tomorrow’s referendum.