- io9 has the highlights from the Star Wars Sand Diego comic con panel.
- Also the Orphan Black panel. [io9]
- Avatar and Legend of Korra co-creator Bryan Konietzko will be putting out a new graphic novel series called Threadworlds, and it looks just as good as his previous work. [Newsarama]
- Key & Peele and the best pirate shanty ever.
- Here’s the Mary Sue talking about Steven Universe, Pearl, flawed heroes, and queer tropes.
- “Orange is the New Black is the only TV show that understands rape.” If you click on one thing, let it be this. As the stories we tell continue to focus more on rape, it is so crucial that it is done in a way that is sensitive and realistic, rather than sensationalized and trivializing of the experience. Shows like Game of Thrones should absolutely be taking note.
Top image: Mary Read and Anne Bonny, from Captain Charles Johnson’s A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates.