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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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: 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: 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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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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This Is Not Normal

One of the messages that activists tried to warn everyone about before Trump took office was that when an authoritarian or fascist government takes control of a democracy, things will, in the very beginning, seem incredibly wrong, but as time goes by a normalization of events and atrocities happens. We …

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Comey Come On

Comey come on buddy, do the right thing! I have assumed since the beginning of this horrible downward spiral into the Trump presidency that the only way we will begin to see any push back from the GOP is if Trump starts back-stabbing the people who helped him. And FBI …

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Mad Quickies: Scientist Somerville, NASA Women, Lego NASA Women, Kamala Fan Film, Boland Billboards and More!

Good day, my fellow seekers of truth. I’ve got some wonderful treats for you on this fine, fine International Women’s Day. Let’s start with THIS amazing fact… Meet Mary Somerville: The Brilliant Woman for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined. Yes! It was! “Scientist” was originally used to describe Somerville’s …

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