Tag Archives: Buzzfeed

Weekend Reading List: Atwood, Buffy, Carrie, Disney

Hey kids, it’s been a while! Lots to catch up on:

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekend Reading List: Here’s to 2017

screen-shot-2016-12-25-at-5-26-11-pm

It’s been a while since I’ve had a Weekend Reading List for you, but never fear: here’s a selection of stuff to keep you busy as you gear up for the new year:

Image from “Brujas” music video, Princess Nokia

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekend Reading List: Climate fiction, colours, Carmilla

fanfictionfluff-16969

 

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekend Reading List: Seduction, surrealism, and so much love

sub-buzz-32560-1468258389-2

 

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekend Reading List: Werewolf heroes, Wakandan heroes

Screen Shot 2016-05-14 at 12.06.42 AM

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekend Reading List: Sorrows, shadows, and sanctuary

tumblr_o0x0ukcKrR1qbi8feo1_1280

Hey kids, life stuff unfortunately got in the way of these weekend lists, but quite a lot of big things happened, so I won’t keep you hanging any longer.

  • This a very pretty comic series that recasts literary figures as witches, and there’s nothing more I want from life, really. [Electric Literature]
  • Unearthing the sea witch” is Hazlitt’s stab at unpacking the glory that is Ursula, and her source material, the drag queen Divine.
  • Problem Glyphs are magic sigils created by artist Eliza Gauger. They are meant to help with anonymously submitted problems, and they are very, very beautiful. There are also over 200 of them and I spent an enormous amount of time looking through them a little while ago.
  • The American Gods adaptation has cast its protagonist, Shadow. The gods’ errand boy will be played by Ricky Whittle, which is hugely promising in terms of casting diversity. [Tor]
  • In the face of the Angoulême Festival’s statement that women don’t appear in the history of comics, the Guardian has a pretty solid rebuttal.
  • Eleven year-old Marley Dias has put together a book drive to collect #1000BlackGirlBooks, or books with Black girl protagonists. Go Marley! [The Mary Sue]
  • This Toast piece takes on Aragorn, his tenuous claim to the throne, and the more bullshit aspects of life in Middle Earth.
  • Here are a couple of short stories for you: Laurie Penny’s “The House of Surrender” is an interesting look at criminal justice and rape culture from the point of view of a future culture, and Anne-E. Wood’s “Ghost Walk” a weird little story of murderous sisters. [der Freitag/Tin House]
  • And definitely read this note Octavia Butler wrote to herself as encouragement. Even her affirmations are beautiful. [Tor]

 

Image by Brian Duffy

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekend Reading List: Jessica Jones, Jessica Rabbit, and some other stuff

aspbxigruwusu88bxndk

Hey kids, it’s been a while so there’s lots of good reading here for you:

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekend Reading List: Happy halloween!

wait until dark title

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekend Reading List: Borg babes and scary stories

enhanced-buzz-wide-11166-1442945991-7

Top image by Andrea Hickey

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekend Reading List: horror heroines and lovey-dovey vampires

Kate-Beaton-The-Princess-and-the-Pony1

  • THERE IS A LESBIAN VAMPIRE WEB SERIES BASED ON CARMILLA AND I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT IT. Some things just make no sense in the world. Also, you know how you learn about a thing for the first time, and immediately after you hear about it everywhere? That is happening to me so hard right now. Anyway, Carmilla is great, season two just ended, go watch it.
  • 29 signs you’re actually a witch.” Never felt so much like a muggle tbh. [Buzzfeed]
  • The UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development Working Group on Broadband and Gender (hey mouthful) issued an in-depth report on cyber violence against women and girls and it’s definitely worth a look.
  • Kate Beaton’s new book, Step Aside, Pops, recently came out! It’s great and here she talks about it with Vulture. (Full disclosure I work for the publisher, Drawn & Quarterly, but also the book is fantastic, Kate Beaton is always a good time, and you should be a fan of hers.)
  • You know how there’s an upcoming Jem and the Holograms live-action movie, and people are worried it won’t stay true to the animated series? Well the real Jem watched the trailer and she is PISSED.
  • If you would like to listen to me talk about Star Trek for 45 minutes, then have I got the Random Trek episode for you! Scott McNulty invited me to be the guest in this week’s episode of his podcast, and it was very good fun.
  • And last thing, read this thing from the Toast. I can’t do it justice, so here: “Here at the Final Girl Groves Retirement Home, we provide top-quality live-in care, recreational activities, and social opportunities for Final Girls in their senior years. If you’re a smart, resourceful, pretty-but-not-too-slutty woman who has survived brutal serial killers, zombie attacks, vengeful spirits, and the return of secrets from your own dark past, we believe you deserve to spend your golden years in peace and tranquility.”

Top image from Kate Beaton’s The Princess and the Pony.

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,