Western Canadian Literature: “The prairie is cold and empty, like my marriage.”
Eastern Canadian Literature: “The sea is cold and empty, like my marriage.”
The fan on my laptop has crapped out, so I will be MIA for a while. I LOVE YOU ALL <3
House Hippo is a sickeningly adorable Canadian public service announcement originally released in 1999 by Concerned Children’s Advertisers. It chronicles the life of the house hippo, a small mammal that lives in the Canadian home. The ad claims: "They build their nests in bedroom closets…
Alfonso Ribeiro brings back the Carlton on Dancing With The Stars
say what you will but:
#1: The Carlton was a staple of the 90s.
#2: Mofo can dance.
"alright, alright, i do it one time for my niggas." -Alfonso Ribeiro
Just give him the win already
Kill shit broski !!
This was amazing
HIT THAT CARLTON
This scene is sO FUCKING IMPORTANT
I had a lot of fun with this cover. Throwback to some old Arthur Adams/Whilce Portacio Longshot, Rob Liefeld New Mutants, and Jim Lee X-Men, mixed in with some of the newer X-Factor stuff.
PETER DAVID (W)
LEONARD KIRK (A)
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
• THE END OF X-FACTOR, part 3 of 6
• One of X-Factor’s oldest secrets revealed…
• The truth about Longshot and Shatterstar!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
In the middle of the night on a quiet, residential street in Halifax, a 28-year-old man climbed the steps of a white house with a…
Nicole was here the day all those photos were posted on that business’ social media. It was the knowing and defeated look that nothing could be done on her face when she found out that broke my heart the most. Spread the word and make noise so that change can happen and things like this can be stopped before they escalate, so that victims aren’t made to feel as though they’re to blame, and so that maybe one day people I love, people you love, people in general, can feel safe and as though the law and mental health are on our sides.
EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND READ THIS BECAUSE HOLY SHIT MY WHOLE LIFE JUST CHANGED FOR THE BETTER.
So apparently in addition to running Archive of Our Own and providing legal advocacy to fans who run up against plagiarism accusations, the Organization for Transformative Works also publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal called Transformative Works and Cultures that is dedicated to promoting scholarship about fanworks and practices. This journal is 100% free to access and has been publishing 2-3 volumes (each containing 15-18 articles, essays, interviews, and book reviews) per year since 2008.
Why is this so fucking exciting? For one thing, academia has a terrible habit of being increeeedibly sloooow to discuss new ideas — partly due to the very long turnaround time necessary to get articles published. By contrast, Transformative Works and Cultures is super up-to-date and teaming with topics that are actually relevant to modern fandom.
Want to read an academic article about female fans being “fridged” in comic book culture? Done. Interested in learning about the societal implications of mpreg within fanfiction/fanart? Here you go. Want to learn more about race and ethnicity in fandom? Well, would you look at that. Feel a mighty need to read a specially-conducted interview with Orlando Jones about producer/fan interactions in “Sleepy Hollow”? Holy butts the show only came out in 2013 and they already have this what the hell.
And all of this — all of the knowledge, all of the analysis, all of the academic credibility being added to fannish ideas — is 100% free to access.
Transformative Works and Cultures is doing fandom an incredible service: by giving a voice to people within fandom, by preserving the discussions and ideas that were important to fannish culture at certain points in time, by emphasizing our significance as a subculture — and all the while doing it on our own terms.
These are fans working hard to give legitimacy to other fans, and if you don’t think that’s rad as hell then I don’t even know what to tell you.
Man. There are a bunch of things I want to do since I don’t work today. Like draw. Or play GW2. Or clean my room. Or do more laundry.
But… my bed is really comfortable and I’m so tiiiiired…
Energy, where did you goooooo?
I shall never not poke fun at Star’s hair.