atomicheavybike: zetsubonna: prismatic-bell: zetsubonna: I think what probably gets me deeply into my feelings about this “JKR should have just made her students Of Color to start with, she can’t ret-con and pretend she did it right the first time” is that I grew up with Anne Rice and Anne McCaffery, two female fantasy writers who […]

Callout post for people who use the word ‘thot’

sadoeconomist: Folks, I need to warn you I’ve been seeing a sudden surge of use of the word ‘thot’ and I’m concerned We’ve recently seen at least one ancient Egyptian deity resurrected through meme magic Thoth is a significantly more powerful member of the pantheon than Kek and the consequences of summoning him may be even […]

ghostbees: The second issue of the Practical Handbook was all about queer readings so I made this non-fiction comic about reading Holmes as trans! It’s actually more of an introduction to the subject, ideally I’d like to turn it into a proper article some day, but it felt good to reflect on it and be […]

Myers Briggs by Things Women In Literature Have Died From

readingontheroof: from this post INFJ: The Unpleasantness ESTP: Flirting headaches INTJ: Night brain ESFP: Going outside at night in italyINFP: Drawing-room anguish ESTJ: Sherry served too coldINTP: Too many novelsESFJ: Shawl insufficiency ISFJ: Spent more than a month in London after growing up in Yorkshire ENTP: Parents too happyISTJ: General bummersENFP: Haven’t seen the sea in a long time […]

Just finished watching To Walk Invisible, a dramatisation of the Brontes’ lives which aired on the BBC last night. One of the things that struck me most was the contrast between Bramwell and the sisters. Bramwell was brought up to think he was going to achieve incredible things, but ultimately was crippled by the fear […]

roane72: notyourexrotic: wombatking: tikkunolamorgtfo: cassandrashipsit: thisiseverydayracism: Remember this logo. If a book has this logo, boycott it. That’s the logo for publishing company Simon & Schuster who have given racist sack of shit Milo Yiannopoulos a $250,000 contract to write a book. Yiannopoulos is the “alt-right” editor at Breitbart News, who was banned from Twitter […]

chaosophia218: Icelandic Magical Stave called Draumstafir – “To dream what your heart desires”. Icelandic magical staves (sigils) are symbols credited with magical effect preserved in various grimoires dating from the 17th century and later. According to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft, the effects credited to most of the staves were very relevant to […]

recycledstars: I can’t stop thinking about the wisecrack carrie fisher would make about debbie reynolds dying a day after her: the joke about her family, always bringing the drama, the ‘she couldn’t stand to let me have all the attention even when I had just died. I want you all to remember that I did it first.’   […]