Sing Out, Louise

You’ll never believe what this nearsighted humanities PhD student did next

When I named my parakeet Esa Pekka Salonen.

fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

weneeddiversebooks:

weneeddiversebooks:

If you like Cinder, try Ash by Malinda Lo. #WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If you enjoyed Cinder because of its amazing world-building and lovely prose then try out Ash by Malinda Lo, a fairytale retelling where Cinderella falls in love with the king’s female huntress.

Please note that issues have been raised about the problems with Cinder’s worldbuilding. This is a good rundown of why it is problematic.
As we’ve stated before, we can be fans of problematic books as long as we understand why it is problematic.


"we can be fans of problematic books as long as we understand why it is problematic." LOL. Wow, thanks so much for granting readers permission to enjoy things, as long as we enjoy them properly (with sufficient guilt?). 

fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

weneeddiversebooks:

weneeddiversebooks:

If you like Cinder, try Ash by Malinda Lo. #WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If you enjoyed Cinder because of its amazing world-building and lovely prose then try out Ash by Malinda Lo, a fairytale retelling where Cinderella falls in love with the king’s female huntress.

Please note that issues have been raised about the problems with Cinder’s worldbuilding. This is a good rundown of why it is problematic.

As we’ve stated before, we can be fans of problematic books as long as we understand why it is problematic.

"we can be fans of problematic books as long as we understand why it is problematic." LOL. Wow, thanks so much for granting readers permission to enjoy things, as long as we enjoy them properly (with sufficient guilt?). 

Fantasy Conversations With Big Money Clients

  • Client: You must watch the Tonys, and tell me what you think of my {redacted contribution}!
  • Me: How hard an intuitive leap is it to make that one of the reasons I am paying my rent facilitating your sexual fantasies rather than stumping around unpaid internships (as I broke my ass in university to be better prepared to do) is because I have less than zero desire to immerse myself in the relentlessly navel-gazing, hopelessly cash-bloated self-congratulatory culture that grows like staph colonies in a warm dish of agar around theatrical storytelling? If you are not paying me my hourly rate, and, indeed, sitting beside me to make sure I follow through, what on earth could make you possibly imagine that I would waste one joule of energy, one second of the singular and sole life I have to live tracking down and then watching the fucking Tony Awards?

Another way lesbian culture eludes me

I have never been REMOTELY interested in a straight girl, much less fallen in love with one, and that’s supposed to be some rite of passage, just like cutting your hair, which I also never did. 

Straight women interest me sexually about as much as cartons of orange juice.