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The Term 'Graphic Novel' Has Had A Good Run. We Don't Need It Anymore.
Coined in an era when comics were considered 'junk' culture, graphic novel is a hoary, meaningless, and often completely inaccurate term. Comics are comics; stop apologizing for them.

Hey Glen, did you hear? Last night, March: Book Three by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell — the final book in their graphic novel trilogy about young Lewis’ experiences in the civil rights movement — won the National Book Award for young people’s literature!

I heard! It’s fantastic! Both the fact that it won, and the comic itself, which is a deeply moving, eye-level, feet-on-the-ground account of the era that shows just how much hard, punishing work it took to change America. Lewis and co-writer Aydin take time to dig into the kind of small, human moments of pain, anguish, doubt and fear that history books tend to breeze past. And Artist Nate Powell makes sure you feel all those emotions — as well as moments of joy and soaring triumph.

It ends up offering far more than a how-to on civil disobedience — ultimately, it’s a why-to: a searingly hopeful testament to the power of protest, and a celebration of the young people who sacrificed their safety to make the country a more just place to live.

Yeah, I figured you’d be happy. I know you’re a graphic novel guy, so.

… It’s not a graphic novel.

What?

That’s the second time you called it a graphic novel. Stop calling it a graphic novel. It’s not a graphic novel. For one thing, it’s non-fiction.

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CANADA BANK ADDRESSES STAR TREK FANS

The Bank of Canada has made it public that they want fans of Star Trek to stop spocking their five dollar bills. Apparently some awesome people with an epic senses of humor have taken the liberty of writing on the money and editing it to make the person on the five look like Spock from Star Trek. 

How cool is this! …. Live long and prosper

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In 1896, Jagadish Chandra Bose proved science (and science fiction) wasn’t a white man’s game

  • Jagadish Chandra Bose’s list of accomplishments is long and inspiring.
  • He was a genius polymath, studying and contributing to the fields of physics, biology, biophysics, botany and archaeology.
  • He also made significant contributions to radio and sonic technology and was hailed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering as one of the “fathers of radio.”
  • For his work in radio technology, a crater on the moon was named after him.
  • Beyond his professional work, however, Bose was also one of the first writers of science fiction.
  • Bose wrote “Nirrudeshar Kahini” (“The Story of the Missing”) in 1896 for a writing competition sponsored by a popular hair oil. He won.
  • On Wednesday, Bose’s 158th birthday, Google published a Doodle to honor his achievements and scientific contributions. Read more

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The San Fernando Valley in film 

Back To The Future (1985) - 535 N. Victory Blvd, Burbank 

The Karate Kid (1984) - 19223 Saticoy St. Reseda 

American Beauty (1999) - 20105 Saticoy St. Winnetka “Mr. Smiley’s” 

The Bad News Bears (1976) - 10500 Mason Ave. Chatsworth

Boogie Nights (1997) - 12036 Ventura Blvd. Studio City

Pulp Fiction (1994) - 20933 Roscoe Blvd. Canoga Park

Superbad (2007) - 1700 Victory Blvd. Glendale

Clueless (1995) - 5600 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood

Real talk: When people send in prompts that start off with “I wish I could ask off anon/I’m on anon bc I feel so dirty/embarrassed/etc. asking for fanfiction”

That doesn’t make me feel great. If you think you feel dirty asking for it, what does that make me? Am I dirty? :”I

I get it if you’re too shy to ask off anon, and I’m totally cool with anon prompts (99.99999% of my prompts are anon-based anyways), but I mean…I don’t want to know why you’re on anon. My favorite one is:

“I wish I could come off anon but the embarrassment if my followers found me here… asking for fanfiction”

If your followers are going to ostracize you for asking for fanfiction of fake people you care a lot about like I do, then maybe they’re not worth your salt anyways…

Look, if you’re gonna be embarrassed by it then maybe don’t ask…or at least just don’t tell  me  that. It makes me less inclined to answer your prompts when you write something like that…I wanna be cool about it, but it makes me feel like I’m a loser or I’m embarrassing or I’m dirty and that’s just not cool.

Please don’t send me prompts saying stuff like that…

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ACOWAR Tease from Sarah J. Maas

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What is the point of an anti-ship blog?

Like really? Why are you devoting so much of your time to something you hate? Do you just really have nothing better to do with your time than being mad at people drawing fictional characters?

I got news for you, buddy. Whatever the ship is, you’re just as addicted to it as the shipper.

Think about it. All you do is talk about it. All you do is reblog text post of other people talking about it. You make it your blog’s only purpose.

Yeah incest ships aren’t exactly my cup of tea either, but I don’t dedicate my life to disliking them. Because how I feel doesn’t matter. The artists are ones with the pencil and paper, and they can do what they want with them.

The only true difference between you and the shipper is instead of passing around fan art with hundreds of people, smiling, and enjoying yourself…

…it’s just you and maybe five or six people sitting around going “GRRR! I HATE THAT SHIP! GRRR! IF YOU SHIP THAT, YOU NEED TO KILL YOURSELF! GRRR! I’M GONNA GO TO YOUR BLOG AND SEND YOU HATE BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY TIME!”

So really, just leave them alone. The only person you’re making look bad is yourself.

larry

me at a m&g: *crying*

harry: hey, c’mon! don’t cry love, what’s the matter?

me: I just- *cries more*

louis: you just what?

me: I just- I JUST DON’T FUCKING UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN GO FIVE FUCKING YEARS AND NOT MENTION LARRY ONCE. LIKE O N C E. YEAH, SO YOU ‘DENIED’ IT BUT WHY CAN’T YOU FUCKING EXPLAIN SHIT? WELLINGTON? HMM BITCH? FUCKING CHICKEN STUFFED WITH MOZZERELLA WRAPPED IN PARMA HAM WITH A SIDE OF HOMEMADE MASH POTATOES? WHAT ABOUT THAT ‘EVEN AS YOUNG AS YOU ARE SHIT? THINKING YOU CAN LOOK AT EACH OTHER WHEN SHE ASKED IF YOU WANT KIDS? YOU’RE MY LARENTS SO EXPLAIN LOVE TO ME! MORE SPECIFICALLY EXPLAIN YOUR LOVE TO ME. FUCKING OWN IT! FUCKING OWN THAT YOU TWO ARE THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER BORN AND FUCKING TELL. THE. TRUTH. AND. ANSWER. OUR. FUCKING. QUESTIONS.

liam: right! fuck.

niall: *looks @ larry* and you thought I was bad?

Sound of Bullshit.

I have always imagined lies to be, to some extent, Musical.

I wasn’t aware that twitter would be the crucible for the unprovable.

I’m sorry, That wasn’t fair, Not very clear….

“My Feed.. Is Alive.. With the Sound of Bullshit..

Because the only way to make musical metaphors on fictionalised news’ like “11 Awful Facts about Obama’s Gay Love Affairs, Number 6 will shock you” is Julie Andrews.

I’m sorry, I don’t like fake news.

Because it makes me choose. What is fake and what is true.

So do I fly with the funny melody or swing against the symmetry?

Fake news spits in the face of the productive, laughs at the objective and sleeps with the destructive.

It takes the brain from the strawman and builds walls around the blind man.

It uses the Boogieman to bully you and scare tactics to follow suit.

It leaves opposing views mute and makes difficult facts cute.

When it’s without a source, It pisses on political discourse.

It’s Bullshit. It’s all bullshit.

It makes you choose. What is fake, What is true.

However, the only thing I can be certain of is: I can’t tell the difference anymore.

I’m sorry if I thought the prime minister should know perhaps what feminism meant.

I’m sorry about being skeptical about Duterte death squads and mobs against consent.

I’m sorry if everything I read leaves me feeling either torment or disorient.

I’m sorry, I didn’t think I’d think about what type of peach tea trump kept.

When I hear the Unicorns have been slain, It’s easier to think that you can make Pink Lemonade.

Its Bullshit. So how will the Human race have this problem portrayed?

Turn everything into fictional disarray.

Take me for example, Ignoring Obama’s failings to watch Mordor start blazing.

Take me for example, Stepping from fiction to fiction, just to find one with Julie Andrews singing.

If Cat and the Hat can teach you about Communism and Winnie the Pooh can teach you Nihilism, why spend time with people who believe in social Darwinism?

Actually. That seems to be their point.

They made art to start paraphrasing our own personal hell raising, Not vice’s for us to be left to our own devices.

So I’m not sorry. For finding fiction to help to depict my afflictions.

I’m not sorry for finding that Mordor has better fucking race relations than our own nations

I’m not sorry for finding fascination in avoiding these simulations of our damnation

I’m not sorry for thinking our creations can ever be more than just distractions in a time where our journalism makes me want to attempt castration.

We run from our problems into illusioned solutions. Fight things that abuse and confuse or you’ll have to face the orchestra of Fox News.