A Cat-alogue of Bitzlers


In which I hope to post links and tidbits of cats and kings and other things.

Seven Things The Movies Forgot About Ron →

lurknomoar:

Book Ron was an interesting, attractive and relatable character, and I feel that the movies really unfairly relegated him to the position of comic relief. The dynamics of the trio had to be simplified into hero + heroine + mascot, and that robbed us of a truly fascinating…

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deerhoof:

the future is here and it’s horrible

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 the marvel cast keeping it professional

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rlbrody:

statisticallynerdy:

calmingbrits:

Based on our follower count I believe Calming Brits and Irishmen is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. 


42 is the answer to life the universe and everything. Perhaps you are the ultimate question.

Mind. Blown.

rlbrody:

statisticallynerdy:

calmingbrits:

Based on our follower count I believe Calming Brits and Irishmen is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. 

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42 is the answer to life the universe and everything. Perhaps you are the ultimate question.

Mind. Blown.

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I made you a song →

billba:

As one of the stretch goals for our Library Ranger Badges Kickstarter I promised to write and record a library anthem. I made this, essentially a pastiche of Unshelved comic strips in musical form.

I wrote the lyrics and music, sang the words, and played the tenor ukulele. I am…

If you’re a boy writer, it’s a simple rule: you’ve gotta get used to the fact that you suck at writing women and that the worst women writer can write a better man than the best male writer can write a good woman. And it’s just the minimum. Because the thing about the sort of heteronormative masculine privilege, whether it’s in Santo Dommingo, or the United States, is you grow up your entire life being told that women aren’t human beings, and that women have no independent subjectivity. And because you grow up with this, it’s this huge surprise when you go to college and realize that, “Oh, women aren’t people who does my shit and fucks me.”

And I think that this a huge challenge for boys, because they want to pretend they can write girls. Every time I’m teaching boys to write, I read their women to them, and I’m like, “Yo, you think this is good writing?” These motherfuckers attack each other over cliche lines but they won’t attack each other over these toxic representations of women that they have inherited… their sexist shorthand, they think that is observation. They think that their sexist distortions are insight. And if you’re in a writing program and you say to a guy that their characters are sexist, this guy, it’s like you said they fucking love Hitler. They will fight tooth and nail because they want to preserve this really vicious sexism in the art because that is what they have been taught.

And I think the first step is to admit that you, because of your privilege, have a very distorted sense of women’s subjectivity. And without an enormous amount of assistance, you’re not even going to get a D. I think with male writers the most that you can hope for is a D with an occasional C thrown in. Where the average women writer, when she writes men, she gets a B right off the bat, because they spent their whole life being taught that men have a subjectivity. In fact, part of the whole feminism revolution was saying, “Me too, motherfuckers.” So women come with it built in because of the society.

It’s the same way when people write about race. If you didn’t grow up being a subaltern person in the United States, you might need help writing about race. Motherfuckers are like ‘I got a black boy friend,’ and their shit sounds like Klan Fiction 101.

The most toxic formulas in our cultures are not pass down in political practice, they’re pass down in mundane narratives. It’s our fiction where the toxic virus of sexism, racism, homophobia, where it passes from one generation to the next, and the average artist will kill you before they remove those poisons. And if you want to be a good artist, it means writing, really, about the world. And when you write cliches, whether they are sexist, racist, homophobic, classist, that is a fucking cliche. And motherfuckers will kill you for their cliches about x, but they want their cliches about their race, class, queerness. They want it in there because they feel lost without it. So for me, this has always been the great challenge.

As a writer, if you’re really trying to write something new, you must figure out, with the help of a community, how can you shed these fucking received formulas. They are received. You didn’t come up with them. And why we need fellow artists is because they help us stay on track. They tell you, “You know what? You’re a bit of a fucking homophobe.” You can’t write about the world with these simplistic distortions. They are cliches. People know art, always, because they are uncomfortable. Art discomforts. The trangressiveness of art has to deal with confronting people with the real. And sexism is a way to avoid the real, avoiding the reality of women. Homophobia is to avoid the real, the reality of queerness. All these things are the way we hide from encountering the real. But art, art is just about that.

— Junot Diaz speaking at Word Up Bookshop, 2012 (via ofgrammatology)

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markruffalo:

Sure, it’s cool if the Avengers decide to have a little shawarma in your restaurant after defeating inter-dimensional aliens. But if the Hulk wrecks your joint, don’t expect the insurance company to foot the bill. 

Hulk smash. 

accioslothsplease:

JK Rowling’s new update about Harry, Ron, Hermione, and friends.

I love it, even Rita’s snide comments. :)

Tagged: Harry PotterHarryRonHermioneJK RowlingNeville LongbottomRita Skeeter

asylum-art:

Alexa Meade :  People Transformed Into Paintings

on Facebook

What you are about to see, are not paintings on canvas! Alexa Meade paints with acrylics directly on human flesh creating the illusion of painterly portraits.

“Alexa Meade is an installation artist based in the Washington, DC area. Her background in the world of political communications has fueled her intellectual interest in the tensions between perception and reality.


watch the video:

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