I’ve been really jumpy and stressed out and gloomy all week, so I made myself a calming manatee in space.
Look at this wonderful piece Sarah Catherine drew! Isn’t it wonderful?
the main thing jkr should be regretting about harry potter is telling her audience that you should forgive six years of abuse if the abuser in question wanted to shag your mum.
i decided a big photoset was in order cuz they’d all fit and im proud of em
and because i cant shut up about it
I was thinking yesterday about fandom gatekeepers and straight white fanboys with chips on their shoulders and how much they suck, and while as female fans it’s immensely satisfying to lay the smack down with proof of our nerd cred, I think it’s important to also emphasise that it’s okay to be a ‘casual fan.’
It’s okay to have only seen the Marvel movies and not read the comics. It’s okay to have not seen every single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It’s okay to not have memorised entire scenes worth of dialogue from Star Wars. It’s okay to not know every single detail from 50+ years worth of Captain America continuity.
It’s okay to make mistakes, and it’s okay to ask questions, and it’s okay to walk into a comics store after having seen a cool superhero movie and not know where to start (and by the way, older fans, screaming ‘just google it!’ at a new fan when a new fan asks a basic question is a) rude, b) not actually helpful considering the state of a lot of wikipedia entries).
Everyone was a new fan once. Just because someone is newer to a fandom than you are doesn’t mean they’re less worthy of being treated with respect and courtesy. It’s a fucking fandom, not the Free Masons.
[Edit]: Free! season 2 is saying that they HOPE S2 will be in July - translations provided by fabulousferrousfucker
Thankyou for the correction!
On Wednesday, the BBC revealed plans to axe youth-oriented TV channel BBC Three, cutting its budget from £85 million to £25 million, and moving all programming online.
The decision to switch BBC Three to purely online programming is being framed as a positive step towards engaging with younger viewers who no longer tend to watch live TV. However, the accompanying budget cut translates to less money for youth-oriented, experimental television than before. Ash Atalla, producer of the U.K. version of The Office, is already characterising this as a shift toward older, more conservative output for the BBC.
“It feels like a 60-year-old man in a golf jumper has walked into a really good nightclub and turned the music off so he can hear more Mozart next door,” he said. “Today the BBC has got whiter, older, and more middle class because it’s the BBC3 audience that is the most diverse of all channels.”
It’s also worth noting that £30 million of the planned budget cuts will be transferred to flagship channel BBC One, rather than being eliminated entirely. Many people are interpreting this as an ideological choice to remove funding for BBC Three’s more diverse programming, rather than it being an economically motivated decision.
Camp NaNoWriMo 2014 is almost here! What makes Camp different? You can set your own word-count goal, and tackle any writing project you can think of, including scripts, revisions, or theses. It’s a virtual writing retreat where your pen can run wild.
Graphic by Dominic Flask for Camp NaNoWriMo.
*encounters the real world* ugh god all this diversity for the sake of diversity
Sorry for the lack of art, I have been suffering sort of artblock
Dís sending her young one of to the adventure.
Trailer: ‘Annie' - Dec 19
Directed by Will Gluck, starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz.
they just won’t stop. it’s too easy
watch both their faces go from “courteous TV smile” to “not paid enough for this bullshit”