Another week, another round of links.
- An invitation to bring back your personal site: “Because it turns out there is an immense power in avoiding shortcuts and instead doing things the long, hard, stupid way.”
- “I certainly never set out to be here, but here I am, and the invisible territory ahead requires a new compass at the very least, methinks.”
- “The first step in not reducing other people to characters in bad novels is to situateyour self—your desires, intentions, or whatever—in relation to the story you’re attempting to tell. It seems most honest to make the position of “the writer” as clear and open as possible—a frame to be seen around and through, like the decorative bars on an iron gate beyond which we see into to the garden of other people’s lives, in different places and distant times.”
- San Francisco Tech Bro Sick Of Stepping Over Untouchables On Way To And From Mansion
- “Thanks to the world’s urging, I finally checked my privilege. It turns out my privilege is awesome.”
- Why is the Media Continuing to Sell Out Victims of Abuse? I found the second half of this article to be delicious.
- So Mark Oshiro had a terrible experience at ConQuesT 46 and wrote about it in extensive detail last weekend. He’s since posted an update where some people have apologized and others…have not. I also found this gem on Facebook yesterday morning (screencap, right-click to open in new tab).
- On Bad Cons & How You Kill An Event in Advance Mikki Kendall speaks truth here. People just gonna go elsewhere if they don’t like your event.
- Or, you know, if your attendees are badly behaved and most of the con comm doesn’t give a crap, that can kill a con, too.
- “You Will Be Tokenized”: Speaking Out about the State of Diversity in Publishing This is a long, difficult, and important read. Take the time.
- Sasheer Zamata on fixing Hollywood’s diversity problem: “I don’t know when this started happening, but some people are using the word diversity to mean ‘anyone but white people,’ and that’s not what it actually means.”
- A Brief Analysis of the Alphahole Trope in Romantic Fiction I love Ilona Andrews so very much for this. The illustrations really help illuminate the analysis.
- No Wool, No Vikings This is so freaking cool.
- Imposter Syndrome: An analogy and a pep talk Just what I needed.
- Olivebridge Cottage: Little House of Horrors I am pretty sure that this is the actual definition of a money pit.
- Muggle IT guy gets a job at Hogwarts. This is his story. (via @craftalchemy, thank you!)
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