- Have some short stories from Arizona State University’s 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest.
- Head over to Atlas Obscura for the history of the vampire Carmilla.
- And for a more contemporary perspective, Autostraddle reviewed part three of Carmilla‘s third season, and the Mary Sue is very on board for the relationship between Laura and Carmilla.
- Also, also, looks like there’s going to be a Carmilla movie!
- “Hayao Miyazaki and the art of being a woman.” [The Atlantic]
- The BBC pays tribute to Michiyo Yasuda, the genius behind the colour in some of your favourite Studio Ghibli films, who passed away recently.
- Looks like the Rocky Horror Picture Show reboot is getting panned pretty universally, including at the Mary Sue, who are disappointed with how the remake excised almost all of the film’s queerness.
- Meanwhile, Bitch questions some of the issues present even in the original Rocky.
- Also from the Mary Sue, how Stranger Things subverts disability tropes and does better by its outsider characters.
- Want to watch The Northlander, a Drumheller-filmed Indigenous science fiction movie? It’ll be screening across Canada. [CBC]
- Someone who saw an early screenplay for Disney’s live-action Mulan remake had serious reservations about its white-man-centric plot, and asks Disney to do better in an anonymous open letter. Disney has denied that this is what the plot will look like, but only time will tell if they do justice to the amazing original. [Angry Asian Man/The Mary Sue]
- “The world’s first bullet-proof Black man is here whether you like it or not.” [Buzzfeed]
- Give the trailer for Jordan Peele’s Get Out a look, it looks like the Stepford Wives for racial discrimination, in the best way possible.
- Autostraddle gives us a list of the ten best trans women in comics.
- “Witches allegedly stole penises and kept them as pets in the Middle Ages.” [Broadly]
- Broadly also explores why people dealing with anxiety sometimes find comfort in horror movies.
- “How America’s leading science fiction authors are shaping our future.” [Smithsonian magazine]
- Tim Burton explained why his cast for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is predominantly white, and I for one remain unconvinced. [Bustle]
- The Black List is on year two of their #31DaysofFeministHorrorFilms, and here are all their selections so far.
- Have a comic! It’s called Dykes in Print: the evolution of a lesbian literary character, by Jennifer Camper. [PEN America]
- Aaaand finally, you absolutely must read Ursula K. Le Guin’s New Yorker profile.