Comic about slurs, published in the Galago magazine last summer.
This is so powerful.
In which Derek is technologically inept and needs help clearing his browser cache and history, recruiting his new bff Kira to help him with the task.
a team of magical girls, each granted powers based on their obscure music genre of choice
but no can you imagine like
the main char who’s p much a giant nerd who plays vidya and knows nothing about music just that she likes video game music except she discovers her powers based on 8bit and gets recruited into the team
at first she’s the weakest of them all w/ her powers being p much basic pew pew lasers but she’s fast and doesn’t need a lot of windup before she can go at it and that’s really important because her teammates need her to distract the enemy to buy time for them to compose their melodies
(and then she discovers her latent powers to p much emulate the abilities from any video game whose ost she’s memorized)
then there’s the classical chick whose weapon is a conductor’s baton and you’d think she’d abhor fighting and be all elegant and shit when really she just revels in epic orchestras and is tossing everyone into walls w/ the beat of the drum and there’s just so much violins (lol pun) when she’s involved
also the strategist who doesn’t really fight which is fine b/c her analyzing is bomb, but then when the battle gets serious she just spends half the time standing around on the sidelines posing or w/e and 8bit’s freaking out b/c ‘wow we’re getting our asses kicked here what do you think you’re doing’
but then classic goes ‘now!’ after luring the opponent into position and the bass just fucking /drops/ and suddenly the brainy tactician is just battering and pounding away w/ dubstep
i like you
by Nicole Ouimette
The revolution will not be cited. It will not have a bibliography, or a title page. The revolution will never happen in the seclusion of the ivory tower built by racist, sexist, and classist institutions. Professional academic researchers in the social sciences of many colleges and universities exploit the struggles of oppressed peoples. Oppressed peoples are left stranded with little to no resources after researchers leave their communities high and dry.
Researchers steal value from oppressed peoples by making them the subjects of theoretical research without lending them access to information that could better help their communities. Articles, books, and dissertations written about marginalized populations are written for academics, not working people, and as such have little impact on the people whose lives are the subject of this research. Liberal academics and social scientists are more concerned about developing the wealth of academic literature than addressing the immediate material concerns of the communities they research.
Thomas Millar, Meet the Predators (via fuckinq)
my mom told me this when i was like 6. though not specifically about rape jokes, she just said “when people are being mean and you laugh, you are agreeing.”
“when people are being mean and you laugh, you are agreeing.”
Check out Jamie xx’s quietly intense remix of “Sunset” by The xx.
I was asked in an interview once: You’re writing another book with a female lead? Aren’t you afraid you’re going to be pigeonholed? And I thought, I write a team superhero book, an uplifting solo hero book, I write a horror-western, and I write a ghost story. What am I gonna be pigeonholed as?
Has a man in the history of men ever been asked if he was going to be pigeonholed because he wrote two consecutive books with male leads? Half of the population is women. I lose my temper here. And it’s certainly not at you. It’s just this pervasive notion that “white male” is the default. And you have to justify any variation from it.
|—||Kelly-Sue stating the fucking obvious to anyone who actually pays attention and being no less inspiring for it. Hero. (via kierongillen)|
Crywolf and Ianborg put together this beautiful, heart stirring song, “Stay”. It’s dubstep at its most delicate. Enjoy.
If you look at the world and say “Yes, there are enough homes for people, yes, there is enough food for people, but if we give it away for free they won’t have earned it and the economy will collapse.” Then you have chosen money (a constructed medium of exchange) over living beings who only want to continue living in peace and safety.
And I have no qualms telling you, that is the wrong choice, and you have been brainwashed by this destructive, exploitative system.