gemmacorrell:

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I submit unto you my submission: Volcanonucleosis! First there’s a gas cloud full of microbes that make everyone sick, so they’re all like “urgh, I can’t even get off the couch. just kill me” and then the molten lava flow is like “mmkay sure”. End of movie.

gemmacorrell:

(via Four Eyes Comic Strip, June 09, 2014 on GoComics.com)

Gemma Correll [website | tumblr | blogspot]

I submit unto you my submission: Volcanonucleosis! First there’s a gas cloud full of microbes that make everyone sick, so they’re all like “urgh, I can’t even get off the couch. just kill me” and then the molten lava flow is like “mmkay sure”. End of movie.

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You know, sometimes I think about getting older and I’m tempted to do the thing we’re all trained to do: to stress out and worry about lost youth and all that. Then I remember that Dick Lucas and the rest of the SubHumAns, despite the band having been formed when I was two, are /still/ out there at 50+ kicking the asses of bands literally half their age. I’ve seen them live three times in the last sevenish years and they’ve been amazing every time.

I know old school punk isn’t all of y’all’s thing, but man, too many memories of teeny!me banging away on his drums while yelling out the lyrics to this song* for me not to share.

the mellowness of age does move to express a heartfelt thanks to my parents for putting up with this, at least.

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towritelesbiansonherarms:

sassygayalexkralie:

i’M GOING TO FUCKING SHIT

OK I GOT THIS EXTENSION STAYFOCUSD THAT STOPS ME FROM BROWSING SITES MORE THAN A SET AMOUNT EACH DAY AND I ACCIDENTALLY SET IT TO 10 MINUTES PER 24 HOURS WHICH WAS WAY DRACONIAN AND I DIDNT NOTICE ‘TIL THE 60 SECOND COUNTER WAS GOING AND

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SO I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER RIGHT AFTER ALL THAT BUT NO

IT OPENED THIS FUCKING PAGE

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GOD

DAMN

brilliant

It’s even better if you read all the dialogs in the voice of GLaDOS

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9 Plays

I’ve been sitting on this project for a while now, working on it a bit here and a bit there, tweaking this and that for months, which is a bit sad given that it’s all of 12 minutes long. So, I’ve decided that it’s time for me to flip the damn switch on this thing and put it out there. This is my first attempt at producing, for lack of a better term, an “NPR-ish”, non-fiction audio piece (plus text preamble), and I would love to hear what people think. I’ve got a few more ideas kicking around, and especially if people are into this, I may make more.

Postcards from DragonCon
So there I was at DragonCon, one of the biggest scifi/fantasy conventions in the world. I was there because two audio theater podcasts with which I’ve had the pleasure of being involved, Second Shift and The Mask of Inanna, were up for Parsec awards (Inanna won!), but other than a short awards ceremony, I really had no idea what to expect from or do at such a huge convention.

It’s easy to feel alone in a crowd at an event like DragonCon so, reminded of my exchange with Mr. Glass, and encouraged by Seth Boyer, a musician and podcaster I met there, I… just started interviewing people; anyone who would talk to me. This is the result of that project. I recorded about 40 interviews over the course of two days, mostly between the hours of 1am and 6:30am (yes, am), and was only able to use a small fraction of them in this piece. The biggest lesson I learned is that when you go into an interview project without a specific narrative in mind (which seems to me the most honest way to do it), building a narrative out of what you get can be surprisingly difficult. I got a lot of great advice on this subject and others from Melissa Galvez, a public radio pro who was a huge help to me as I worked on editing this project. Thanks, Melissa! (by the way, as of this writing, she’s in the job market, in case anyone’s looking!)

One thing I wish I could have worked into the piece was some acknowledgement of the issues the con has had recently, which range from a problematic (if legally binding) relationship with its co-founder to conflicts with fan groups. I say this not because I want to bring down the many people who work hard to make Dragon*Con great, but because I think they’re nonetheless important issues that warrant acknowledgement and due consideration in any introduction to the con that aspires to be comprehensive. Shortly after my return I wrote about the two biggest issues of which I’m aware, along with my general impressions of the con as a first-time attendee, hereEdit: someone else has a writeup detailing some of the legal complexities here.

Music Credits (in order of audience):

Special thanks to Jamendo.com and FreeMusicArchive.org, where I found most of the music for this show, all of which is used with permission and/or under a creative commons license.

If I do anything else like this, I’ll put it up on the RSS feed at http://geekdome.net/podcast/

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inurashii:

motherjones:

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ilu mojo <3

inurashii:

motherjones:

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ilu mojo <3

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The other reason, aside from the speeches, why I was up way past my bedtime last night. My gimp-fu is still not strong enough to make up for the different lighting sources in the photos, but after spending forever tweaking the thing I think I finally got the colors mostly right. 
MY TIME HAS BEEN WELL SPENT AND NONE MAY TELL ME OTHERWISE!

The other reason, aside from the speeches, why I was up way past my bedtime last night. My gimp-fu is still not strong enough to make up for the different lighting sources in the photos, but after spending forever tweaking the thing I think I finally got the colors mostly right. 

MY TIME HAS BEEN WELL SPENT AND NONE MAY TELL ME OTHERWISE!

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stephaniefoo:

It’s easy to feel like you’re the only girl who skates in this whole city, but it’s definitely not true. There’s a whole, amazing community out there.  I shredded around SF with a bunch of other girl skaters and wrote about it for the Bold Italic. 
http://www.thebolditalic.com/sfoo/stories/2354-ladies-on-board

stephaniefoo:

It’s easy to feel like you’re the only girl who skates in this whole city, but it’s definitely not true. There’s a whole, amazing community out there.  I shredded around SF with a bunch of other girl skaters and wrote about it for the Bold Italic. 

http://www.thebolditalic.com/sfoo/stories/2354-ladies-on-board

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The Science of Racism: Radiolab's Treatment of Hmong Experience

I need to be clear that I haven’t heard the RadioLab segment in question, but to me, it’s not really about that. If I give this woman the same benefit of the doubt that I want to give the RL team, namely that she’s telling the truth of her experience, I don’t need to have heard the piece to believe that there are important cautionary tales here for any journalist, ones that can be expanded to apply to any human in a position of power; social, political, editorial or otherwise. It speaks to all kinds of important things, from (to give the RL crew that same benefit of the doubt) the dangers of making careless statements about one’s intentions in engaging with someone, to the subtle and insidious nature of “modern racism”, which doesn’t require people to wear pointy hoods or have malice in their hearts, but just to be unaware of how casually some voices can be dismissed and disrespected, even by those who are trying to hear them out. 

I’m not spreading this to condemn RadioLab; again, I haven’t head their side, and from what I know of their reputation I believe they acted in good faith. But the fact that this other side of the story exists, that the account linked here could be written in good faith, illustrates layers and layers of important stuff.

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this-is-not-native:

ayiman:

juxtapose-me:

littleangrytiger:

adailyriot:

mistress-caitriona:

for me as a european, it’s unbelievable. seriously. 

to watch later.

this is why racism is not a fucking joke, if you dont understand what Natives deal with, why we’re angry, watch this and you will understand

I can’t stop crying.

So much love to Megan Bertasson for her bravery in sharing her stories. 

Canada does not give a shit.

It really doesn’t.  Our dehumanization, especially that of Native women, is total.

and I’m sorry, but to the “as a European” person: if this is unbelievable, your blinders must be something else.  Fuckin believe it, and remember that the vast edifices of Europe were bought and paid for with the blood and suffering of billions.

I have nothing else to say.  I cried.  I’m pissed.  

because no one gives a shit.


ayhay wapi-maskwa iskwew

This is native and you should all watch it.

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"Look, guys. No matter what a girl does, no matter how she’s dressed, no matter how much she’s had to drink, it’s never, never, never, never, never okay to touch her without her consent. That doesn’t make you a man, it makes you a coward."

Vice President Joe “the BAMF” Biden, in a speech launching the federal government’s campaign to fight sexual violence on college campuses (via girl-non-grata)

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