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w r a p u p | june 2017

▪Everybody Sees the Ants by AS King
▪The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
▪Reindeer Boy by Cassandra Jean
▪Lumberjanes #1 by Noelle Stevenson
▪Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
▪The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
▪The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
▪Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling


Okay so being a horseperson myself I was curious about the horses used in King Arthur (2004) and did a bit of research. This is an excerpt from ‘Hollywood Hoofbeats’ by Petrine Day Mitchum and Audrey Pavia. 

Just thought I’d share in case anyone else would like to know the genders/breeds of the horses that the knights rode, whether for just trivia or for creative/fanfic-writing purposes.

We’re too celebratory of civil rights these days. We have these 50th anniversaries and everyone is happy and everybody is celebrating. Nobody is talking about the hardship.

It’s almost as if the civil rights movement was this three-day event: On Day 1, Rosa Parks didn’t give up her seat on the bus. On Day 2, [the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.] led a march on Washington. And on the third day, we signed all of these laws. And if you think about that history in that way, you minimize the trauma, the damage, the divides that were created. You can’t segregate and humiliate people decade after decade without creating long-lasting injuries.


Bryan Stevenson 

Hear his interview.

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“There was a definite thing at the beginning of the casting process where they wanted to stick to English actors because of the nature of the history and the accents they were looking for. Thankfully for me, they were nice enough to widen their search a little bit. They just gathered a strange collection of heads and put them all together in the right way.”    – Joel Edgerton

“Hollywood has tendency to always love the pretty boy who is on the cover of magazines. I’m sick of it. It’s ridiculous. [These guys] don’t make $20 million, they’re actors. They are in it for the love of it. [They] loved being there, they show up every day ready to work, not complaining. Nobody’s running off to get on a jet.”   – “King Arthur” director Anthony Fuqua

Photo: Director Anthony Fuqua and cast during the filming of “King Arthur”