The image above is “Why Not Go the Limit,” a 1908 Harry Grant Dart illustration, meant to show a dystopian future in which women smoked, drank, and neglected their husbands and children.
Can I go? Please? [The Appendix] These heart-shaped
Star Trek TNG cookies are the cutest things I’ve ever seen. I’m not even sure how one could ever get icing to look that nice, but now I’m looking at my oven and yelling “ENGAGE.” [Semi Sweet Designs] This
pretty much sums up my feelings about Batman, Superman, and the upcoming DC movies. Except for Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, she seems cool. [Pajiba]
Wired lists all the source material, references, and easter eggs from the season three finale of Sherlock.
Golden Lion Tamarin livestream! They even have a nest cam for nighttime viewings of the fanciest monkey on the block. [Animal Planet Live] “
Tinderella: A Modern Day Fairy Tale.” [College Humor] Most of you have probably heard that J.K. Rowling regrets pairing Ron with Hermione, but Think Progress
defends the couple (and rightly so). The Mary Sue reports that we’re getting
a Studio Ghibli television show based on Astrid Lindgren’s ! Ronja Rövardotter Ice-T recorded a
Dungeons & Dragons audiobook. Verdict? “ Motherfuckers talk like Yoda.” I will probably buy this. [Paste Magazine]
Art News spotlights some of the amazing female artists who got their own Wikipedia pages during the recent Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. As part of
The Daily Show, Sir Patrick Stewart did a dramatic reenactment of Jade Rabbit’s final message to Earth. Robot feels! Tagged Animal Planet Live, Art News, Astrid Lindgren, audiobook, Batman, College Humor, DC, Dungeons & Dragons, easter eggs, Gal Gadot, Golden Lion Tamarin, Harry Grant Dart, Harry Potter, Hermione Grander, Ice-T, J.K. Rowling, Jade Rabbit, Pajiba, Paste Magazine, Ron Weasley, Semi Sweet Designs, Sherlock, Sir Patrick Stewart, Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Studio Ghibli, Superman, The Appendix, The Daily Show, The Mary Sue, Think Progress, Tinderella, Why Not Go the Limit?, Wikipedia, Wired, Wonder Woman
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 . I never thought I’d type the phrase “Snow White is my favourite,” but there you go. [Kotaku] World of Warcraft characters
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 , by Peter Bagge, and makes me more excited about it than I already was. Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story 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] Tagged A Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, Aromaleigh Mineral Cosmetics, Batman, Black Sci-Fi, Buffy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buzzfeed, College Humor, Cretaceous, DC, Disney, Doctor Who, Faith, Femslash Fridays, Firefly, Geekosystem, Gilmore Girls, Harley Quinn, Inara, Kaylee, Kotaku, Labyrinth, Mike Sargent, Nichelle Nichols, Octavia Butler, Paris Gellar, Peter Bagge, Poison Ivy, River Song, Rory Gilmore, Sansa Brienne, Spock, Star Trek, tamagotchi, The Guardian, The Toast, Tor, Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger story, World of Warcraft
Sims is probably the ultimate throwback to my childhood, and the Sims 3 Starter Pack is part of the latest Humble Bundle, if you pay more than the average donation. There are a few days left to get in on the “wake up, go to work, repeat” action! David Kawena
drew all the Disney princes (and commoner leading men) as underwear models. You’re welcome. [The Underwear Expert] Though I don’t agree with everything in
Paul Graham’s essay, the long read thoughtfully explores why nerds just don’t seem to get popular in high school. [Thanks to Jens Reineking for pointing this one out].
“Twin Baby Stars Belch Into Their Mother’s Face.” [Slate] Michael Dorn
will not give up on the idea of having a Worf-centric Star Trek series. And I kind of love it. [io9] Bobby Roberts over at the
Portland Mercury talks about how Batman could be black and, contrary to what many people seem to think, it wouldn’t be the end of the world. Tagged Batman, Bobby Roberts, David Kawena, Disney, Humble Bundle, io9, Michael Dorn, Paul Graham, Portland Mercury, race, Sims, Sims 3, Slate, Star Trek, underwear