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But mostly this:
That is the gif he linked to. THAT IS THE GIF HE LINKED TO. I’M CRYING.
I mean, that arrow means download right? I am not hallucinating. Pahahaha!
No. That arrow means GREAT BIG DOWNVOTE NO BAD DO NOT WANT. It’s from reddit.
Mpreg isn’t for everyone. He’s allowed to have his own opinions. Even if they’re wrong. ;P
I love when actors are clearly excited to realize they are in a fandom. Like, dang I’ve been waiting my whole career for a role that will get me invited to conventions and inspire slash! YES.
You know that rad Hawkguy book that Comics Internet knows and loves and extols the virtues of in all sorts of ways, from Pizza Dog tributes to knit caps?
Well. This book is going to be like Jen’s version of that. Except not, because Jen is Jen, and Clint is Clint (though they’re pretty good friends, so who knows? We might even get a crossover one day!). This is going to be punching dudes in the face one moment, and preparing cases for court the next. This is going to be going to the beach and singing karaoke and also juggling Incredible Life Drama and grappling with demons, physical and mental. This is going to be Jen, the answer to many feminist new comic readers’ pleas for a truly strong (in more than just the brute strength way, or the 2D “”Strong Female Character”” way) female character who is well-developed, intelligent, geeky, funny, sexy (on her own terms), kind, but also tough and determined as hell.
This is going to be FUN.
Oh, and Comics Internet? I’ve seen how much some of you clamor for a move away from the Darker-n-Grittier cape comics movement ushered in at the tail end of the Bronze Age by Miller & Co. You want a character who combats the ugly evils of the ever-changing, weird wide world around her with a wry smile and a wisecrack (and maybe some good ol’ fashioned punching), instead of moping around alleyways and clinging sadly to gargoyles and crucifixes in the pouring rain (sorry, [pre-Waid] Matt, love you, buddy)?
WELL, HERE SHE IS, FOLKS.
Because, let’s face it. Peter’s gone. The main Marvel U is generally running low on the ever-essential quip quota these days. Jen is, and always has been, the witty hero that the 616 deserves and needs right now. I mean, come on — she was smashing the fourth wall and yelling at her book’s staff back when Deadpool was barely being conceptualized (and let me tell you: early Deadpool? Nothing like the guy you see today.).
So, please, True Believers, give this book a chance in February, and support one of the best characters — female, green, or otherwise — that superhero comics has to offer.
YOU FOLLOW SOCIES SHE KNOWS WHAT’S UP.
This book is going to ROCK.
SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS.
Here is a thing I am thinking of doing.
Assuming that I can get my shit together enough to do Nanowrimo this year, my plan is to start over on a book that I started about a year and a half ago and set aside. It’s about fandom. It’s about a fake fandom. It is, actually, kind of like instead of riffing on Harry Potter and epic sprawling BNF fan fiction like the awesome novel Fangirl, it is riffing on Supernatural and Vampire Diaries and RPS instead. (It was also started and outlined before I’d ever heard of Fangirl, which I just recently read, and adored.)
But what I am thinking of doing to prepare is start a tumblr from the point of view of the main character, devoted to this nonexistent television show and doing a fancasting and throwing up gifs and quotes and things. Not that I expect anyone else to have an interest, but it might be a useful exercise for me.
Also I like meta. :)
(P.S. The fake television show: Teeth and Claws, the story of two brothers, one a vampire, one a werewolf, against the backdrop of the American Civil War.)
MCALC the first Gender Neutral Menstruation Calculator.
Mcalc started off as an idea to create a menstruation calculator app that could be used by anyone regardless of their gender, this way our app keeps the trans* and genderqueer community in mind so they can enjoy the features without being constantly misgendered (as with other apps).
Our new app is still in BETA so we appreciate any feedback you can give us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we try to solve as many bugs as possible in as little time as we can so please, let us know if anything is not working properly.
What is Mcalc?
Mcalc is a new menstruation calculator app, it tracks your period and keeps you updated on your current status and any upcoming important events of your menstrual cycle
How does it work?
Simple! just provide the app with some basic information about you and your cycle, Mcalc will calculate the rest, taking your personal context into consideration. Afterwards you can set alarms and even log relevant events.
What features does it have?
-Neutrality Guaranteed: We understand that sex and gender identity are not the same, because of this, we designed our app so it can be used by almost everyone. Mcalc is 100% gender neutral and it won’t assume anything from you while using it.
-Notifications: Mcalc will keep you updated on the important dates of your menstrual cycle, it’s built in alarm system will allow you to set notifications you care about.
-Adaptation: We all have different needs, and Mcalc can suit them accordingly, it will only display the information relevant to your purposes and won’t nag you with irrelevant data. Using Mcalc on “sex mode” will help you reduce your risks of getting pregnant when having sex for fun, while setting it on “baby mode” will help you increase your chances of getting pregnant when planning one.
-Tracking: Mcalc lets you keep a log of your activity for later reference, it’s as simple as tapping a date in our calendar and tick the events that happened that day to save them for further reference.
-Information: Discover new things about menstrual cycles by using Mcalc’s informative pages.
You can learn more about mcalc by visiting our website:
Or you can go to the app store and download it here:
GET MCALC TODAY!
Guys we worked like hell to get this to be a thing, we are just a bunch of 20 something year old nerdy gay guys who want to do something cool for the LGBT community tech-wise, so please even if you are not gonna download it at least reblog it, we don’t have any investors on this so we rely on mere tumblr and social media support.
Please share! all the earnings will go to fund new sexpedia articles and pay our collaborators in this project.
THIS IS THE COOLEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN.
Oh thank goodness! FINALLY!
OMG this sounds awesome! Even better than P-tracker
I would totally use this if it were on iOS, partly because the interface looks so much cleaner and simpler than any other tracker I’ve seen. (The one I currently use is hideous.)
Dolly Parton quotes, part 3 of 3
okay guys let me talk to you about dolly parton
dolly parton is the best
i love dolly parton and please acknowledge that she’s a queen
Dolly Parton has come up with some of my fav quotes. Two I remember very well are:
"No money doesn’t make you happy but at least you can wear nice clothes while you’re miserable."
"No it doesn’t bother me when people call me a dumb blonde because I know I’m not dumb and I know I’m not blonde."
I adore Dolly Parton. Any time I hear her music I feel nostalgic for being eight years old again.
LEVI’S PUMPKIN MOCHA BREVE
You guys. Last night during my shift at Starbucks, I made a version of the Pumpkin Mocha Breve that was just mind-blowingly delicious—and it wasn’t just me who thought so. I shared it with my co-baristas and my customers, and the reaction was INSANE. People were raving, taking photos of the drink, asking what it was called and how to order it in the future—I explained and of course told them that it was inspired by a character in Rainbow Rowell’s amazing book, Fangirl, WHICH THEY SHOULD READ :)
So without further ado! Here it is, a secret-ingredient Pumpkin Mocha Breve that you should definitely give your crush ;)
So it’s not actually a latte, since there’s no espresso in it. It’s a “steamed milk,” which actually kind of really works, since Levi never said it was espresso-based—it also explains why Cath wouldn’t be able to just order it from just any regular barista who didn’t know Levi’s secret recipe, we’d all just assume it was a latte unless told otherwise. (And yes I realize I’m treating these characters like they’re real BUT SO WHAT.)
Here’s what to say if you want to order it at Starbucks:
"I’d love a grande, NO espresso, 2 pumps chai, 2 pumps pumpkin spice, 1 pump mocha, breve milk, with whipped cream and pumpkin spice topping, steamed milk. Also, you’re fabulous."
Finally, huge shout out to the Librarian Pirate—she was the one with the brilliant idea to swap espresso for chai. Lady, we’ve never met, but I like you a lot :)
Enjoy friends! Hope you like it too :)
YET ANOTHER RECIPE.