Before y’all think I’ve gone completely off the rails here, I think this is totally relevant to writing, especially since we know for a fact that things will be read hundreds and even thousands of years after their original printing. There are classes that discuss how Shakespeare’s anti-Semitism comes into play in ‘Othello,’ and of course more recently Orson Scott Card has come under fire for his anti-homosexuality. And I’m sure you can name some author or famous person whose behavior is generally not cool (I have this problem where I like Kanye West’s lyrics a bunch but…ugh. He’s Kanye West.) Continue reading
I spend a fair bit amount of time on chat (and, of course, writing things here or on Goodreads) and the amount of errors I make has gone crazy high. It’s most obvious on chat because I don’t bother correcting (real time communication > fancy conventions), though. Continue reading
NOTE: Palmer responded to the rage in a wonderfully non-defensive way. I still think it was a bad approach to a sensitive topic, and she doesn’t deny (or confirm) picking that title for the views, but okay sure one respect point back. Continue reading
With the whole ‘big dongle’ thing bringing feminism back into the spotlight (and I’m going to say now that I find that pretty much hilarious, I’m proud of my filthy mind) I’m reblogging this post, which was definitely my favorite from International Womens Week. Not just because I can relate to it (my friends tend to be male) but because it raises this amazing point about how we need to stop ragging on each other and stop dissing the choices or looking at people with hackles up and start being a community. Regardless of what you do, alienating others like you isn’t the way to go.
(Disclaimer: it’s technically not Bollywood, at least not the whole Mumbai giant machine industry, but eh. Sounded good in the title.) Continue reading
Ctrl + F “This last point may be related to one of the problems I’ve encountered translating modern Japanese literature: a different notion of editing in Japan.”
Honestly I didn’t see much point to the Kano sisters myself. They were so transient they didn’t need much development.
But at the same time, doesn’t this compromise Murakami’s original intent?
Or, as I personally put it…if you don’t sell yourself, who will?
A suggestion that the reasons women like romance novels is a load of BS.
$1.3 billion on these books, though? Whoa.