Things I Wrote This Week #6

Things I wrote this week

Happy Friday folks! Those of you who are at Comic-Con I hope you’re enjoying yourself. Those of you who aren’t there like myself, there’s always Guardians of the Galaxy to go see. Sadly I won’t be seeing it because I have no money to. It’ll be the first MCU film I won’t see on opening day. I knew I should have saved my money and not see Transformers: Age of Extinction (know that I think about it, that title is kinda ironic). Curse you Michael Bay!

Ahem. As the title of this post indicates, I wrote some stuff, some things this week. And here they are:

Musings of a Blerd:

Wednesday was Batman Day and this year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Dark Knight so I posted two Batman related articles to celebrate the occasion:

Batman Franchise Media, My Top 14

14 Facts About The Dark Knight

As usual here is my Thorsday post:

Thorsday #4 Adversaries of Thor Part 1

Bonus:

Today at 5pm I’ll be a guest on the Media Junk Food Podcast which is hosted by @Da_Nerdette. When the show is posted I’ll let you all know!

I’m also gonna attempt an idea I’ve had, it involves my comic book story ideas. Right now I can’t afford to pay an artist so I have to be creative in how I share my stories with the public. More details forthcoming soon.

That’s it for now! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Until next time!

 

Things I Wrote This Week #5

Things I wrote this week

 

Happy Friday everybody! This week, I didn’t write a lot-well actually that’s not true. I finally finished writing my horror short story and flash fiction collection. And I also posted another entry for my Musings of a Blerd column, but that is all I have for you to read from me this weekend. But as always I also have some bonus articles that you need to check out. So without further ado, here’s the list.

Musings of a Blerd

Thorsday #3 The Worthy

In the wake of awesome news that a new person will wield the power of Thor and will also be a lady named Thor, I wrote this article about others who were found worthy (or not) in the eyes of mjolnir.

Bonus:

This week also herald the announcement that the new Captain America will be Sam Wilson. So here are a few great articles regarding race and gender in comics and in the nerd/geek community.

BlackgirlNerds.com:

Why Captain America Should Stay Black Forever by Boxing With God

Women and Black Men Replacing White Male Protagonists in Comics, Oh My! by Cynfinite

XO Jane.com:

These are from last year but are still relevant.

I’m Demanding Better Representation For Black Girl Nerds In Geek Culture by Chaka Cumberbatch

I’m a Black Female Cosplayer And Some People Hate It also by Chaka Cumberbatch

BleedingCool.com:

 

A Career of Milestones – Joseph Illidge Talks Hardware, Batman, Diversity, And Verge Entertainment

For Harriet.com:

So I Geek Yeeah: Six Black Women Geeks You Should Know

Recommended Reading:

I finished reading the Blackest Night series from DC Comics. It was a great reading adventure so I wanted to pass it along to all of you.

News:

I’ve joined the ranks of contributors over at MoviePilot.com so stay tuned to my first article. It will be posted soon. Hint: It’s about Matt Dillon.

Also my books are available for free over at Smashwords in their e-book formats. So go get your copies!

And that concludes this post. Follow me over on Tumblr.

Until next time!

 

 

Things I Wrote This Week #4

Things I wrote this week

Happy Friday! It’s time once again to recap the things I wrote this week. And here they are:

Musings of a Blerd:

For my weekly column over at Gonnageek.com, I posted two new entries.

Sailor Moon Crystal Recap Episode 1

Thorsday #2 All In the Family

 

Tumblr:

If you didn’t know, I spend more time over at Tumblr writing than I do on here. In fact I’m thinking of making WordPress and Tumblr into one site in the future.

A Tales of Poes and Fire:

Me and Graves

Movieology:

Anyways, aside from writing, music, and all things geeky and nerdy, I love movies and I’ve created this Tumblr page dedicated to all things cinema. I’m currently doing a Matt Dillon movie marathon so I’ve posted a few entries about the subject which you outta check out.

My Movieology

Movie Marathon: Matt Dillon

Sunlight Jr. Movie Review

 

Readwave:

I post my short stories and flash fiction on my Readwave profile for viewing and feedback.  This week I posted 4 stories.

Indoctus

In the Room Where You Sleep

Little Zonbi Girl

Vampire of Light

 

Bonus:

Check out the updated Nerdy Sites page to find more diverse and interesting sites than before.

Also check out this video of cosplayer Jay Justice at the Philadelphia Wizard World Con.  From her Tumblr “I was interviewed at Philadelphia Wizard World in my Gamora costume! They basically asked me for a quick summary of who I am, why I cosplay, and WHY ANYONE OF ANY RACE OR BACKGROUND SHOULD COSPLAY AS WHOEVER THEY WANT. And I told them. You can also see lallyinthesky pose with me as Nebula! <3 <3″


And that’s all folks! Until next time! Have a wonderful weekend!

dynastylnoire:

lastrealindians:

The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there.

They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.
Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

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rosalarian:

Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.

Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.

philliciaglee:

Me

nikkisshadetree:

thedisneykiid:

duchessofdeviance:

securelyinsecure:

Clair Huxtable shutting down men’s outdated opinions on female menstruation (◡‿◡✿)

Clair was always dropping truth bombs…

but why we still saying this stuff 30 years later?

my girl

Clair stayed shutting it down.

yeahwriters:

5 Books on Writing That Every Writer Should Read

To be a better writer, there are really only things that you need to do: Read, and write. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t read about being a writer, and that having a well-rounded understanding of how writing “works” isn’t beneficial.

These 5 books were all assigned to me as a creative writing undergrad, and all have pieces of wisdom in them that have etched themselves so thoroughly into my consciousness that I feel like they’re all floating over my head while I’m writing.

While there are loads of other great books on writing, I specifically chose these because they aren’t all just saying “here’s how I write, you should do it too”the topics of these books are very diverse!

  1. Reading Like A Writer  by Francine Prose: Like I said, the best thing you can do to be a better writer is read. But what does that mean? What should you read? Francine Prose (yes, that is her real last name, if you can even believe it!) helps you answer those questions, and shows how looking for certain things while you read and reread can strengthen your own writing. Check it!
  2. On Writing by Stephen King: This is the one book on my list that is saying “here’s how I write, you should too”. But Stephen King is basically the most prolific writer ever, so I was happy to listen to his advice. Two points of his really stuck with me: 1. Adverbs are lazy and 2. Sometimes the best thing you can do for a story is put it down for a long timelike, 6 months or a yearand come back to it with eyes so fresh that it’s like you’re editing someone else’s story. I’d be interested to know what points of his sticks with you guys!
  3. Bird by Bird  by Anne Lamott: I posted about this the other day, but this book is like my writing Bible. In fact, a friend of mine who doesn’t even write got to reading it, and he loved it, too. Basically if you’re a human with a goal, this book will help you. And Anne Lamott writes kinda like this wise, kind mother who isn’t afraid to also tell you what’s up. Whereas a lot of other books on writing are about the actual storytelling, I like this book because it’s more about the writer’s “lifestyle”. Go get it now so that we can gush together!
  4. The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe: This is actually just an essay, but considering that Poe is often credited with being the inventor of the modern short story, I had to include it on this list. It’s in this essay that Poe famously defined a short story as one that can be told in one sitting. Whereas King’s On Writing is really “zoomed in” on topics like word choice, this essay is a high level, theoretical piece on what a story actually is. You can get it for 99 cents on Kindle, or, even better, read it as part of a collection of all of his stories… ugh, they’re SO good!!!
  5. Elements of Style  by Strunk & White: I cannot tell you how often I’ve received this little book as a giftfor high school graduation, for college graduation, and for many Christmases and birthdays. But it’s all good because it is kinda essential for a writer to have. Elements of Style is all aboutgasp!grammar. (I should probably give it a read-through again so that I can re-center and remember my grammatical skillz, actually!) Also, there are some cute versions out now that make it seem less snore-fest-yI really want this illustrated copy!

If you read any of these books and post quotes from them on your Tumblr, tag them #yeahwritingbooks and I’ll reblog you!