Things I'm reading:
I'm still working on my To-Read pile
- I finished Charitable Getting
, but the review wants to be either one sentence ('I love this book but it's really, really white') or a multi-page academic analysis, so I'm sitting on it until it settles. I'm currently on A Princess of Roumania
I've also recently finished the first volumes of Chew
, The Invisibles
, and Persepolis
, along with American Born Chinese
, and The Vesuvius Club
. Yay, comics!
I may or may not have bought another three books at Half Price over the weekend. Things I'm Watching:
Fringe! Roommate D is a big fan and watching season 3 with her has finally convinced me to go back and watch season 1 (Abrams has burned me before). I'm on episode 14 and it's fantastic
. All of the love for this bizarre little gem of a show <3.
Doctor Who, obviously. The new season has been awesome and creepy and awesome and creepy
so far, I'm so glad my show is back on my TV.Tiger & Bunny
, which is an anime about a reality TV show about superheroes. It's like someone made a list of my favorite things and checked them off one by one - reluctant partners with homoerotic
text, a diverse cast, explicitly queer characters, well rounded women, wacky hijinks, commentary on the media, celebrity, and the shaping of identity, and general ridiculousness.
It's not perfect - it's barely passed the bechdel test, dispute having four women in the main cast, and I'm still waiting to see if Fire Emblem
(a queer black man) will allowed to be more than 'the flamboyant gay one
'. There's hints that he's 'the one who owns his own company and sponsors himself and can do whatever the fuck he wants, including being flamboyantly gay and a respected superhero' and I hope they continue in that direction. Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi
- there's a fun story here, buried under the stupid tropes and sexual assault, and I enjoy the look inside the manga industry. Unfortunately it's... buried under stupid tropes and sexual assault. I'm kind of rewriting it in my head while I watch, we'll see how long I can keep it up.
I'm way behind on Community, Wandering Son and Sanctuary, woe.Three Weeks for Dreamwidth:
I want to do something but I don't have any ideas. If there's anything you've ever wanted me to talk about - food, books, movies, Dallas, college, miniature horses, art, religion, whales, doujinshi, music, queerness, whatever - let me know!SciFi Fest
The resource post
went up yesterday, chock full of science blogs, articles about space battles and examples of science fiction in fanfic. Only 10 days until prompting starts, I am excite.