Accidental Musings

It occurred to me, after reading this excellent post on women in fiction and the Bechdel Test, that perhaps you could construct one to address issues of POC and race. The analog seemed obvious, so I just wrote it out.

1. It has to have two POC in it.
2. Who talk to each other.
3. About something other than a white person.

Now, you see the obvious issue there, right? Yeah, it has to do with number one. Even in stories that feature prominent POC characters, it is so rare to find more than one present, let alone who know each other well enough to talk to each other…

Alaya Dawn Johnson on The Bechdel Test and Race in Popular Fiction (via richincolor)

saladinahmed:


One could spend the rest of one’s life digging through the astonishing archive that is the digitalcomicmuseum.org. This remarkable resource — free full-issue scans of hundreds of public domain comic books from the 1930s-1950s — gives comics fans a raw glimpse of the ‘Golden Age,’ an age before…

Wow. I would have read the shit out of these when I was a kid!

spookywael:

obsessive-wr3ck:

let me tell you a story that i think i need to share when i was new to John Green i asked my friend what book to read she told me to read the fault in our stars and when i finally got the book im the satan where I skip to the end and see what the last line is and I only read “I do, Augustus. I do” and i was like theyre going to get married what a beautiful ending

i was wrong

so wrong

because of this i dont skip to the end of books anymore thanks

YOU DESERVE THIS

queerly-it-is:

inspired by JK Rowling, other authors speak out about pairing regrets in their work

queerly-it-is:

inspired by JK Rowling, other authors speak out about pairing regrets in their work

annejamison:

J. K. Rowling’s confession that she’d come to believe Ron/Hermione was a mistake from the beginning set in motion an unprecedented deluge of author regrets. As a professor, I of course enjoy a privileged position as conduit to the intentions of author-oracles, but in this case they spoke to many…

nikaalexandra:

a summary of season eight

This is TOTALLY series 8. :( Kind of applies to every series though. ‘Do you like this person who isn’t Dean or Sam? WELL DON’T GET ATTACHED.’

all-things-canon:

The last game I played was Limbo, so I decided to do a crossover with it for the SPN art challenge.

Besides, Purgatory reminds me a bit of the Limbo style.

3 levels, and a bonus “Game Over” picture

wincesters-assbutt:

Supernatural Cast + Beards

leedsbookclub:

You know how Trudy Canavan revisited the world of the Dark Magicians and wrote a prequel set 1000years in the past? 

I’d love if JK Rowling would write stand-alone stories set in the Harry Potter universe. Particularly the dark art eras! Nothing that intersects with any of the stories we know, just history. 

Loves me some fictional history…

I’m excited about A World of Ice and Fire for this very reason. A PROPER history. All of the wars and feuds you can shake a stick at. Probably maps too. I’m genuinely giddy about this!

leedsbookclub:

You know how Trudy Canavan revisited the world of the Dark Magicians and wrote a prequel set 1000years in the past?

I’d love if JK Rowling would write stand-alone stories set in the Harry Potter universe. Particularly the dark art eras! Nothing that intersects with any of the stories we know, just history.

Loves me some fictional history…

I’m excited about A World of Ice and Fire for this very reason. A PROPER history. All of the wars and feuds you can shake a stick at. Probably maps too. I’m genuinely giddy about this!

sarahseeandersen:

Slow walkers make my life 10x harder on a daily basis.

sarahseeandersen:

Slow walkers make my life 10x harder on a daily basis.