Dusktreader eats.

I do roller derby. I eat food.

Jul 24
ofcityromance:

self-love by jackie burkhart.

ofcityromance:

self-love by jackie burkhart.


“When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.” Lemony Snicket  (via caitlinthinks)

(via caitlinthinks)


beatonna:

Look what’s here, it’s comics!  Click and go read em.  From the news post:
Hello my friends!It’s been a while. I’m trying to stretch these comic making muscles again, so here are a load of sketchy sillies. In the past year, I’ve been doing some work in books and tv, as I’ve mentioned, some of it working out and some of it not. But I’m very excited to tell you that I just finished this book with Scholastic, which should be out next fall! It’s a lot of fun and I hope you will like it! I’m working on the sequel to the Hark A Vagrant book next with Drawn and Quarterly, so good news, you’ll be seeing comics more frequently! And I miss making them.

New Kate Beaton, yeah yeah yeah!

beatonna:

Look what’s here, it’s comics!  Click and go read em.  From the news post:

Hello my friends!

It’s been a while. I’m trying to stretch these comic making muscles again, so here are a load of sketchy sillies. In the past year, I’ve been doing some work in books and tv, as I’ve mentioned, some of it working out and some of it not. But I’m very excited to tell you that I just finished this book with Scholastic, which should be out next fall! It’s a lot of fun and I hope you will like it! 

I’m working on the sequel to the Hark A Vagrant book next with Drawn and Quarterly, so good news, you’ll be seeing comics more frequently! And I miss making them.

New Kate Beaton, yeah yeah yeah!


Jul 22

Okay but what about the lesbian communes?

Things are bleak in Edna Lepucki’s California, what with the ever-present threat of rape and mutilation from the Pirates* and everyone accepting that survival means reverting back to a more traditional gendered division of labour.** Do you think any feminist/lesbian communes still exist in this scenario? You know, the old school radicals who sort of threw up their hands and said, “welp, the world is fucked, let’s get as far away from it as we can and start over.” Because I’d be tempted to set out in search of one, or start my own.*** Women who’ve been living off the land for decades would probably know a thing or two about survival, and probably about defending their land from intruders and equitable division of labour. (You know they’ve put A LOT of thought into division of labour.)

I think the first thing that got me into dystopia was feminist science fiction (e.g. Marge Piercy), so while I think Lepucki’s world is definitely realistic and possible, and really only a step away from ours, when I imagine the future I like to think about how our understanding of sex and gender could be different.

*Did this remind anyone of the reavers in Firefly?
**Ask me why I think this is bullshit.
***Hell, sometimes I’m tempted to do it now.



Jul 21

Lying Cat

beefranck:

pandamusk:

Saga themed motivational poster.

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Love.

(via amyofdoom)


Jul 20

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madamepeach:

Hehe c:

madamepeach:

Hehe c:

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Jul 17

“I love seeing flawed women in media. I want to see more women who are arrogant and selfish and mean and cold. What I want to see less of is criticism of women who are reacting realistically to their situations.”

youngadultescent, "The difference between Unlikeable Characters and characters you just don’t like" 

Because one of my favorite things to do is to find new people to follow and then prowl through their archives, I happened across this amazing bit from our fellow Reblog Book Clubber youngadultescent, stemming from an earlier discussion on how male Unlikables and female Unlikables are treated differently by audiences (and reviewers, I would argue). 

I see a lot of myself in Frieda—not just in her personality, but in the way she handles her relationship with Cal. So when Sara Sklaroff wrote in the Washington Post that “[Lepucki’s] protagonist, Frida, isn’t much of a heroine. She’s annoying, self-centered and tragically naive,” it really struck me off-guard. No, she’s not perfect—but neither is Cal or Micah, and there’s not a quibble about them.

In fact, I would argue that there’s a humanity, a core to Frieda that really comes across in the story, a realness that I’ve not experienced in a long time. She’s not a caricature. I want to see more characters, but especially more women, like Frieda.

(via lovenotestothefuture)

Ding ding ding! Pretty tired of seeing people criticize women for acting like people. 


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