Weekend Reading List: FemLove and fitting in
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- I don’t know how I wasn’t aware of The Toast’s Femslash Fridays, but now I am and I wouldn’t have it any other way. You want Buffy/Faith? On it. Kaylee/Inara? Done. Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy? You got it. Rory Gilmore/Paris Gellar? Sure thing. Sansa/Brienne? You’re welcome (and oh what a pair they make).
- Disney princesses as World of Warcraft characters. I never thought I’d type the phrase “Snow White is my favourite,” but there you go. [Kotaku]
- Disney princesses as college students. They are now much more relatable. Who knew I spent four years reenacting Sleeping Beauty? [College Humor]
- Aromaleigh Mineral Cosmetics has a new line of eye shadow inspired by women in antiquity. Give it a look, if only to read the great descriptions of badass women we don’t hear nearly enough about.
- The Guardian reviews Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, by Peter Bagge, and makes me more excited about it than I already was.
- We now know more about the sex life of Cretaceous flowers. [Geekosystem]
- Tamagotchi app.
- This one’s from a little while back, but Spock’s answer to a little biracial girl still warms the cold, jaded cockles of my heart. [Buzzfeed]
- The 1992 documentary Black Sci-Fi might be lost, but there are some great clips still floating around, including interviews with Octavia Butler, Nichelle Nichols, and Mike Sargent. [Tor]
- There’s actually a lot of good stuff on Tor this week, including articles expressing disappointment with the character of River Song, and explaining why Labyrinth is a classic.
- These travel destinations are so absurdly beautiful they look otherworldly, science fictional even. [Buzzfeed]