Washington Post: Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos resigns following outrage over his past comments about pedophilia
The New Yorker: How Alt-Right “Fellow-Traveller” Milo Yiannopoulos Cracked Up the Right
BBC: Donald Trump: MPs clash over UK state visit
Mr Flynn, a member of the petitions committee, said [...] there was "no question of any disrespect" towards the United States in opposing Mr Trump's visit, but said the president had caused problems in "every political area in which he has become involved in" and had been "behaving like a petulant child".
BBC: Transgender dolls: Breaking the mould or just a fad?
Everyday Feminism: 9 Things Not to Say to a Non-Binary Person
CNL: Adorable 4 year old holds her own Women's March with her dolls
BBC: Hidden Figures: How Nasa hired its first black women 'computers'
via Tumblr (and EXCELLENT): A brilliant explanation of actual feminism, rather than what most people think it is! :)
Michael Moore: Do These 10 Things, And Trump Will Be Toast
Item 2: The authors for chocolateboxcomm have been revealed, so I can admit that I wrote That Which Is Dead, in which Spike and Buffy return to Sunnydale on the trail of a necromancer and hijinks ensue. It got more comments than I've gotten in ages in a ficathon, which I now find a bit odd because when I went to respond to the comments, I noticed that it was missing a whole paragraph of text from the end. I edited and rewrote the fic so many times that I must have made a mistake copy-pasting it the last time... I almost added the missing paragraph but then I thought that since people liked the fic as it was, would I only be making the fic worse? Argh.
Item 3: If you have a a Woldcon membership and some open slots in your Hugo noms (or just want recs for some SFF), here is a a list of Finnish works that are eligible.
Item 4: Since I'm already here, a meme:
What did you just finish reading?
Jeppis by Tommi Liimatainen, which was basically a plotless nostalgia trip for people like me who grew up in a small town in the 80's. I enjoyed it, but mainly just because of all the childhood memories it inspired.
What are you reading now?
Work and Love, a biography of Tove Jansson. I've liked it so far because it's more focused on her art than her private life, though the most interesting parts have been about how the two intersect - for example how her bisexuality and her experiences during the Winter War/Continuation War were reflected in the Moomin books.
What will you read next?
My local library got rid of reservation fees at the beginning of the year, so my next book will be whatever book from my to-read queue at the library turns up next:D
Bustle discusses "What 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Would Look Like If It Were Written By 4 Famous Authors".
Popularium talks "Vampire Slaying For The Soul". "Buffy was more than a character. She was a mentor and a friend. When I felt lonely and scared, she showed me that it was okay. Pouring hours into the show didn’t make me weak. She taught me that failure won’t trigger the end of the world. When the Hellmouth opens and demons pour out, you dust yourself off and get right back in the fray".
BUFFY: Strong is fighting! It's hard, and it's painful, and it's every day. It's what we have to do. And we can do it together. But if you're too much of a coward for that, then burn. If I can't convince you that you belong in this world, then I don't know what can. But do *not* expect me to watch. And don't expect me to mourn for you, because...
~~Amends (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 3, Episode 10)~~
[Drabbles & Short Fiction]
- A Midnight Dreary (Crossover, Teen) by shini02
- gods aren't made to live forever, but maybe girls are (wars make something new of us all) (Cordelia/Nikki, Teen) by kwritten
- Corrective Therapy (Gunn/Gwen, General Audiences) by ladyjax
- prom queen no more (Faith/Buffy, Explicit) by lesbian_killers
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Chosen (Crossover, Teen) by Anakinflair
- fun. (Faith/Tarra, Teen) by slutorama
- still life (Willow/Buffy, Teen) by nowrunalong
- The Coven: Prologue - Witch Maclay (Tara/Willow, Mature) by Njbinky
- Attack of the Fluff (Spike/Buffy, Teen) by Baphrosia (spuffy_luvr)
- Hunger (Spike/Buffy, Explicit) by sunalso
[Images, Audio & Video]
[Reviews & Recaps]
- Buffy watching as a newbie by mysweetetc
- Buffy meme by demandingbillydolls
- My theory about Giles by rahirah
- bangel is kinda rapey by buffster
- how do u feel about faith and kennedy as a ship by buffster
If you like our texts, you’ll love our podcast.
It’s pretty great.
One of my favorite podcasts, definitely recommend to my fandom peeps.
Title: Junk Code
Author: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Person of Interest, season 3-ish
Characters/Pairing: Samantha Groves/Hanna Frey, Root/Shaw
Word count: ~800
Notes: Written for clockwork_hart1's femfeb ficathon and lynzie914's prompt.
Summary: Once upon a time, there was a happy little girl…then she grew up and turned into a monster.
"That's not a bug. It's an undocumented feature."
- Microsoft Tech Support joke
( One of the things I left out of my file. I kind of enjoy this sort of thing. )
Craig and John take a deep dive looking at how the Writers Guild attempts to make a deal with the studios on behalf of film and TV writers.
Then we answer listener questions about writing for producers versus writing for the audience, and last steps when finishing up a script.
- Kellyanne Conway’s interview tricks, explained
- On shared false memories
- Allison Schroeder
- Avoid a Screenwriting Trap: No Film School article
- Fran Bow
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Find past episodes
- Outro by Kristian Gotthelf (send us yours!)
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the episode here.
Watch: Kristen Bell opens up about the mental health double standard and how she manages her own struggle.
Hit reblog on this so hard
Funny how that happened when I was unexpectedly at Casual Job for a week and then we had a much-anticipated house guest for the entire long weekend, which meant almost non-stop socializing for the duration.
Now Much-Anticipated House Guest is back in Toronto, and Ginny and I are back to work tomorrow morning. Until Friday afternoon we'd thought we'd be back to work tonight at midnight, so the fact that we're actually starting at 9 AM instead is almost relaxing. The thing that's completely up in the air is if we'll basically be working standard workdays all week until we catch up on the "emergency" work (at which point I'll be done again until the actual spring session begins, whenever that is) or if we'll be working long hours for some or all of the days.
All of which is to say that I'm behind on absolutely everything else, other than keeping up with reading DW. And what with non-stop work flowing straight into non-stop socialization, I'm bone-tired now, no matter how good the former is for my wallet and the latter is for my heart.
(Thanks to the Humble Bundle included in the linkspam I just posted, I've had the new Mira Grant novella in my possession for a few days and haven't even started reading it yet. Really, that probably tells you all you need to know about busyness levels. [And that the novella isn't Newsflesh related, because that would've been read immediately...although I have no clue how.])
pbam (Porn Battle Amnesty)'s second Prompt Stack is open for prompts for a couple more days (until February 22, 23:00 GMT).
Humble Bundle currently has a Subterranean Press bundle that includes Mira Grant's new novella, Final Girls, which doesn't come out in hardcover until April.
"Kino's Journey Novels Get 1st Manga Adaptation Next Month". [ANN]
Via misbegotten, "Learn How To Make An Origami Princess Leia [Video]".
Via spikedluv, "Hayley Atwell to Star in Howards End Adaptation for Starz, BBC".
"Star Trek: Shirts and Skins in TOS". "Two important questions that we are asked fairly frequently are:
Why does Kirk’s command tunic sometimes appear gold and other times greenish?
Why does Mr. Spock’s skin color seem to vary from chicken-soup yellow to crab pink?
They’re good questions, and ones that we ourselves asked when we were learning about TOS. And since they do get asked often, we thought we’d address them here, at StarTrek.com."
"40% of Wikipedia is under threat from deletionists". [Boing Boing]
Via dine, "Overflowing Bouquets Built From Hundreds of Spare Utensils".
Via sovay, "Zealandia – pieces finally falling together for continent we didn't know we had".
"The Mermaid" at Scandinavian ballad blog Balladspot.
"Nokia’s beloved 3310 cell phone is being relaunched".
"Museums Share Their Creepiest Possessions In Twitter Challenge".
Via alisanne, "Bead Dragon Brooches By This Russian Artist Will Make You Want To Tame One".
"Having Disabled Kids In Public School Classrooms Is Good For Everyone". [Sarah Kurchak at The Establishment]
Via jimhines, "Cherry Blossoms Have Just Bloomed In This Japanese Town, And The Photos Are Magical".
"The Improbable Life of the Inventor of the Modern Bra: She was also a pioneering publisher and, later, a princess". [Atlas Obscura]
"McDonald’s Engineers a New Type of Straw for Slurping Shamrock Shakes". [Mental Floss]
(Olaf picks up a keg with one hand, lifts it to his mouth and begins to drink. )
XANDER: (to Spike) So, uh ... think I should run and get Buffy?
(Olaf finishes off the keg, sighs happily and tosses it aside. He looks around at the patrons staring at him in fear. He spots a waitress. )
OLAF: Barmaid! Bring me stronger ale, and some plump, succulent babies to eat.
XANDER: I'm gonna run and get Buffy.
(he pats Spike on the shoulder)
XANDER: Or maybe you could fight him.
SPIKE: Yeah, I could do that, but I'm paralyzed with not caring very much.
[Drabbles & Short Fiction]
- Another Harris Family Joke (Xander, gen, PG) by punch-kicker15
- Of All The Bars In All The World ( Nikki/Darla, R) by brutti_ma_buoni
- Fist and Fangs (AtS ensemble, teen and up ) by theemdash
- Timing Is Everything: Part 4 (Buffy, Dean, Crossover with SPN, General audiences) by DreamingInColor
- Untitled Spuffy (Explicit) by babybatscreations
- Spangelus (Spike/Angelus, Explicit) by babybatscreations
- BtVS Drabbles (CHAPTER 5/?) (Faith/Wesley, teen and up) by dreamsofspike
- Some Say in Ice (CHAPTER 1/14) (Angel/Buffy, Mature) by ariaadagio
- Danse Macabre (CHAPTER 1/?) (Ensemble, Mature) by BAdeMorte
[Images, Audio & Video]
[Reviews & Recaps]
- Reminder that Challenge #10 [the finals] ends on Saturday, February 25th at 11 PM ET. at lims-btvs
- 2017 Headline Award Winners by tonyhead-awardsCongratulations to all the winners.
- Buffy S11x01. A bit too real by feliciacraft
- Interesting take on "The Gift" by intrigue-posthaste-please
- Buffy/Willow romantic feelings by angelandfaith
- Cry Little Sister: A Defense of Dawn Summers - Wicked Horror by youhitmewithanaxeonetime
- Usenet commentary on Buffy from when it aired by intrigue-posthaste-please
- Faith, classism, and assimilation by spikesjojo
- Supernatural + Swan Song and Buffy + The Gift by sulietsexual
- Angel & Buffy the Vampire Slayer: “Anne” (nee Lily, Chantarelle) [ISFP] by funkymbtifiction
- Angel didn’t really love Buffy by buffy-truths
- I Only Have Eyes For You by withoutpassionwedbetrulydead
- The prop demon book used by Doyle in IWRY revealed by whedoncon
- Is it hard loving Buffy and Firefly when Joss Whedon is an outspoken liberal? by conservativeleague
- Mixed Feelings on The Gift by torrilin
- Why such hate for Dawn? by brundleflyforawhiteguy
- Popularium: Vampire Slaying For The Soul by Tonya Smith
From my friend Michael Moore:
“GOOD NEWS FRIENDS! I’ve promised you a one-stop site, a clearinghouse of all actions – a RESISTANCE CALENDAR – where you can find EVERY upcoming action, protest, march, sit-in, town hall, anti-Trump, pro-democracy event in all 50 states! A site where YOU can post your own action so all can see it. A place where you can quickly go and check it daily, ensuring that you don’t miss any event in your area to stop the Trump madness.
So, right now, I and a team of graphic designers are launching the RESISTANCE CALENDAR!
Here’s the link: resistancecalendar.org
In addition to you finding events in your area, we want you to be able to post any local actions you’re aware of. So much is happening so fast it’s hard to keep track of all the actions popping up – but our intention is to do just that. Every day. A 24/7 clearinghouse of the already MASSIVE resistance to Trump, to the Republican Congress, and, yes, to many of the spineless Democratic politicians out there. We welcome all resisters across the movement to use this tool. It’s completely free. There’s no big “funder” or group behind it. There will be no ads, no commercialization, no fundraising lists – all the stuff we hate. Just you, me, the volunteers donating their time to keep it going and the World Wide Web. BOOM!
Follow the Resistance Calendar on Facebook at: facebook.com/resistancecalendar
Follow Resistance Calendar on Twitter at @ResistCalendar
Go to our site at www.resistancecalendar.org
When you go on Resistance Calendar, go to the search box and type in your city or state to find events near you. You can also type in keywords to find actions around issues in which you share a concern. Or you can just scroll down and see every upcoming event across the country in chronological order. In the other box you can add events happening in your area. Our team carefully curates the listings to guarantee accuracy.
A note of explanation: As we are still building this site, we will be constantly upgrading it. For instance, it’s going to have a killer map of the US and a big desk-style calendar where you can just click on any day and see what’s happening with the movement across America. We’ll have better and easier filters and other goodies. But for now, I wanted to get this up and let millions know what’s going on in their area.
Many large cities like New York, Seattle and Portland have excellent independent calendars online. My goal has been to have one all-encompassing national calendar covering even the smallest towns and villages. This calendar isn’t meant to replace anything out there that is doing great work, just add to it! A lot of you have asked me to put something like this together, so consider this as a simple contribution to the movement. It is crowdsourced, vetted and belongs to everyone. Let us know if you want to be part of the volunteer tech and curation team!
I sincerely hope this is a huge help and that all of you use it! Sign up on Facebook and Twitter now – and please tell your friends about it. Take a moment to add all the local events you know of. And remember – All hands on deck! It’s the only way we’re going to beat him and lessen the damage he’s doing. Our goal is his removal from office – and the defeat of any politician who isn’t with us. WE ARE THE MAJORITY.
PLEASE SHARE! AND RESIST!”