This year, LeakyCon is shining the spotlight on the awesome costumes that fans create and wear! CosPLAY encourages fans submit a short clip of themselves in costume reenacting a pivotal scene for their character for a chance to rock their costume on the LeakyCon MainStage!
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A whole new way to cosplay, at leaky this year :)))
Same search, swapping the gender, page one of Google results.
This is one reason why I won’t shut up about it.
Just letting you guys know that silence hasn’t meant inactivity on the stalking front. A number of irons are in the fire, and I’m getting more information than ever before. I just don’t want to burden you too hard with all of it or make my Tumblr / internet presence ENTIRELY ABOUT this terrible…
A STUDY IN SINK: it’s a real story. Photo proof. (ACTUAL PHOTO BY THE HARRY POTTER ALLIANCE. YOU CAN DONATE TO GET THE STORY HERE.)
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."
I hate if when I’m taking a picture of my wife and suddenly Nicolas Cage
No one is ever truly ready.
Would you take a dip in a swimming pool that once functioned as a subway station?
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a center-right candidate for mayor of Paris and former environment minister, has unveiled a series of plans to turn the legendary “ghost stations” of the Paris Metro into underground oases.
THIS IS SO COOL
I filled these stations with ghosts in the Shades of London, but I guess pools are good too.
I’ve read so many things lately about unlikable characters — girls, always girls. These characters are unlikable as a criticism from readers. So many of these characters cast as unlikable are that way because they want and ache and need and GO AFTER those things, be it power or romance or success or anything, really.
It just got me thinking about how much we focus on boys and showing boys how to be and how we don’t talk to and with girls about how dynamic and complex they can be, too. Because I bet if we did, we would have far fewer discussions about the likability factor and far more about the complexities and challenges of being a girl.
I want girls to know it’s okay to be who they are, rather than be some version of themselves that’s easier for people to like.
New display going up - if you like a specific TV show, check out a similar YA book!
I probably had way too much fun creating this new book list.
This is fantastic!!
Wow. Love it!!
Sarah Rees Brennan has a new post up about her experiences (some of them heart-breaking) as a now-published author who used to write fanfiction. It’s well worth a read, especially for the way it highlights the role that gender may play in these issues.
What this post made me think about is the…
Once again, Jen Lynn Barnes brings the science.