Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Guy-Blaché Film Pioneer, Truitt Art Treatise, Okorafor Whitewashed, Babina Archiatric and More!

Hello hello, my friends. We’re still digging out here in the Northeast after a fairly unseasonal blizzard. For my friends in Colorado, this is just, y’know, Saturday. Despite that fact, I’m bringing you some lovely links. Let’s get to it! Hugo-Winning author Nnedi Okorafor on how Hyperion/Disney tried to whitewash …

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Activism

Resisto Tyrannus

I use writing Harry Potter fanfiction as a way to give myself a break from the cacophony of political turmoil that seems to pervade everything right now. However, it has even managed to seep into my Potterverse ponderings, ruining my whimsical reverie. So I made up a new Harry Potter …

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GamesGeekery

Superhero RPG Design Diary 1

I have been developing a superhero tabletop RPG since early last year and some blog-mates have encouraged me to share the challenges of developing it and talk about the process of game design, in general. In this post I’m going to talk about why I’m doing it, and define what …

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BiologyInterviewsScienceScience & Nature

Better Know a Herpetologist

I’ve decided to try to get back into some regular blogging and since I’ve been in contact with so many cool scientists lately, I’d like to start with a little mini-interview with Keely “HK” Smith, who studies amphibian chytrid fungus. Yes, that’s right, chytrid isn’t just a monster I made up …

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ActivismIllustrationpolitics

Wake Me Up When Impeachment Begins

I sat up until about 3 am last night trying to think of a way to illustrate the repeal and replacement plan for the ACA health care in the United States. It’s so ridiculous and unfair to the people who need heath care most. Costs will go from $1,700 up …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Venn Piagram, Levitation Pavilion, Project Stardust, Saint Hoax Art, Hipster Snacks and More!

Happy Pi Day which a number of you are celebrating by frolicking through a thundersnow event. And the rest of you can enjoy while watching Vi Hart’s new video at the end of this groovy list. Let’s go! CALL FOR ENTRY: Edited by Françoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman, RESIST! is …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Kristen Stewart Film, Unlikely Dragons, Super Flemish, Martian Potatoes and More!

Good day, my lovelies! It’s 20 degrees in MARCH and soon I have to go take pictures of a parade. [Yep – no climate change here. Nope. Not at all.] Let me leave you to your tasty hot beverages with this interesting bag of stories I collected for you. Br-r-r-r-r. …

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CosplayFashionGeekery

Corporate Cosplay

Most of the costumes I make aren’t exactly workplace appropriate. I put mounds of work into them, but I only get to wear them four or five days a year, at conventions, where I effectively pay for the right to do so. This seems very silly. Recently, I’ve started making …

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