- Becky Chambers talks about her favourite video game romances, just in time for Valentine’s Day (or as I like to call it: Meh, Whatever Day). Obvious spoiler warning (and one I did not remember in time to leave Guild Wars 2 unspoilt, whoops). [The Mary Sue]
- Actually, let’s talk more about video game romance. Way back when, Geek & Sundry had a romance in games-themed show called Metadating, and I highly recommend it.
- Back when I was an intern at Drawn & Quarterly, I had the chance to read Jolies ténèbres (Beautiful Darkness) in its original French while scanning the artwork. They’ve since put out a translation, and you can read the first ten pages over at Buzzfeed. It’s so creepy and beautiful and great.
- Facebook has changed its gender settings to include more options than just male and female, in a great step toward inclusivity. [The Huffington Post]
- Racialicious discusses potentially reading the cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as an interracial family, a point of view that hadn’t previously occurred to me.
- Read up about ten badass black women in comics! [Clutch Magazine]
- Over at Quirk Books, I wrote about the scariest computers in science fiction, and, in honour of Darwin’s birthday, six fictional explorers worth their salt.
- There used to be a neon, woodland-themed, pay-what-you-can cafeteria in 1930s Brooklyn. It was dedicated to providing a hot meal to those who couldn’t afford it, and it was, apparently, marvellous. [Collectors Weekly]
- Here’s a review of IDW’s recent Star Trek #29 comic, that featured a genderbent crew of the Enterprise. [Geek Feminism]