christmas is so much worse as you get older it’s like “what do you want this year?” “a sense of purpose”
"a career" "financial security" "a sex life" "tuition for grad school" "alcohol" "a nap" "socks would be nice"
caught between asking for the things you need and can’t afford, and the realisation that your family can’t afford to buy them for you either because it’s not like when you were nine and wanted a Jem doll
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson
so it’s fanfiction based on a book based on fanfiction based on a book
You will never convince me that every girl with an ample chest hasn’t at least once used their cleavage as a shelf or cup holder.
Can we talk about Spy Kids 3 for a second because it’s just the MOST BAFFLING CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE EVER
First we open to LITTLE BABY SELENA GOMEZ
THE PRESIDENT IS GEORGE CLOONEY?
Later we see Juni’s grandpa who is KHAN??
who spends the whole movie chasing a butterfly
THE VILLAIN IS SYLVESTER STALLONE
WHO GETS VILLAIN ADVICE FROM THREE OTHER SYLVESTER STALLONES
ELIJAH WOOD SHOWS UP
ONLY TO DIE IN THE NEXT SCENE
Then we find out that the president was actually the villain the whole time which makes ZERO SENSE but leads to this glorious George Clooney Sylvester Stallone impression
Then we get Antonio Benderez doing this?
AND THEIR UNCLE WHO IS STILL MACHETE
AND THEN STEVE BUSCEMI SHOWS UP ON A FLYING PIG FOR NO REASON
HOW WAS THIS A MOVIE???
I genuinely enjoy films that were obviously the result of someone getting away with just getting their friends together to have fun telling a silly story, but with professional facilities and budget.
*DISCLAIMER* I have just been hit with a nasty cold, so while I really want to make it to all my panels and readings… well, we’ll see how Sunday goes. Meanwhile, if I see you and don’t hug you, it’s a sign that I love you.
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Wow! I cannot believe I’m about to attend my 10th DragonCon! Where did the time go? I can still remember my first one where I only knew a couple people, and back in those days I wasn’t a guest, but a fangirl & a costumer (I’m still a fangirl, though DragonCon tends to be the only place I ever put on a costume the past few years). That first DCon for costumes all I had was my Jedi and my super cheesy (though I loved it, and still do) coronation Arwen (it was the first dress where I came up with the pattern all by myself). I met some really cool people (I wish I knew who this fantastic Frodo I got a pic with was), had a blast, and have been attending ever since.
Sooooo, where were we? Oh right, MY SCHEDULE! If you’re going to DCon, I’d love to see you! Per the usual my schedule is really full, so hopefully you can make it to one of the panels or events/signings I’ll be at.
Title: Geek Girls Run Fun Run
Description: Kick off your Dragon Con by joining other Geeks on Friday morning for a short run around downtown Atlanta!
Distance: Approximately 2 miles: up to Olympic Park and back.
Time: Fri 8:30 am Location: In front of the Marriott (between the Marriott & the Hyatt) by the northern lion sculpture. It’ll be hard to miss us - we’ll be dressed up in running costumes (TBD). Feel free to come in a costume, or not - whatever you’re comfortable running in in the August Atlanta weather.
We’ll start out in different pace groups, but all stick around at the finish to cheer each other on. Run (or walk) at the pace you feel comfortable. We will not leave you behind! The most important thing will be to HAVE FUN!
Title: Digesting the Divergent Triliogy
Description: Have you read all three Divergent books and want to talk about your feelings? SPOILER WARNING for all books, including and especially Allegiant.
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: International South - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Lil Watson, Davey Beauchamp, Janine K. Spendlove)
Title: SCIENCE! Of the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Description: From the realities of flight to repulsor technology, our scientists discuss the possibilities of some of the tech in the films/show.
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Dr. Pamela L. Gay, Michael Gilkey, Janine K. Spendlove)
Title: All the Single Ladies
Description: A more academic discussion of the concepts of sexism and objectification in Star Wars, and fandom, & the controversy surrounding the Episode VII cast.
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: A706 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Janine K. Spendlove, Kathryn Hinds)
Title: Carol Corps meetup
Description: Like Captain Marvel or Ms. Marvel? Then this is the place for you! Also, the writer of Captain Marvel, Kelly Sue Deconnick will be there too!
Time: Fri 8:30 pm Location: Hanover F, Hyatt Regency
Title: Athena’s Daughters Authors Meet & Greet
Description: Meet the talented ladies behind the wildely popular Athena’s Daughters Anthology, featuring heroines of all ages & stories for the entire family
Time: Sat 10:00 am Location: A708 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Janine K. Spendlove, Gail Z. Martin, Jean Marie Ward, Diana Peterfreund, Ron Garner)
Title: Seminar 7: YA Fiction: making it work in publishing today.
Description: What makes the Young Adult Literature genre so appealing to readers of all ages and genders? What are the past, current, and future trends?
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Hanover A - B - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Janine K. Spendlove)
Title: YA Fandom Rules The World: How Fan Creativity is Driving Popular Culture
Description: Harry Potter, TFiOS, Bronies fan culture influences popular culture & drives media trends. A discussion of fanfic, Tumblr culture, Wattpad & more.
Time: Sat 1pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Naomi Novik, Janine K. Spendlove, Lev Grossman, Heidi Tandy, Casey Fiesler)
Title: Seminar 9: Them’s Fightin’ Words
Description: From logistics and tactics to the logical impacts on worlds and characters. If you want to get combat right, come learn how to do it from a master of the art form.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Hanover A - B - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Timothy Zahn, Janine K. Spendlove)
Title: Athena’s Daughters signing
Time: Sat 4:00-5:30 pm Location: Tables T38-39 in pop artist alley (Length: 1.5 Hours)
Title: All Kinds of Super Heroes
Description: Superheroes are for everyone & come in all shapes & sizes. A discussion of how superhero shows influence kids today.
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: A708 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: E. C. Myers, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Janine K. Spendlove)
Title: Reading: BROAD UNIVERSE
Time: Sun 10:30 am Location: Vinings - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Gail Z. Martin, Jean Marie Ward, Janine K. Spendlove)
Title: Aaron Allston’s Memorial Kids Writing Workshop
Description: Hands on interactive writing workshop with Silence in the Library Publishing. Targeted at kids 9-13 years but all ages are welcome.
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: A708 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young, Ron Garner)
Title: Reading: Janine K. Spendlove & Bryan Young
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: Vinings - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Janine K. Spendlove, Bryan Young)
Title: Geek Girls Run
Description: Members of Geek Girls Run answer your basic running & costume questions plus offer advice on how to set up a Local GGR chapter in your area.
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: A708 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Janine K. Spendlove, Caitlin Shindler, Betsy Waddell, Lucien Lockhart, Ron Garner)
Title: Appreciating Aaron Allston & AC Crispin
Description: We lost 2 great talents, mentors, writers, and friends this year. Join some that knew them well as we reminisce.
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: International North - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Janine K. Spendlove, Michael Stackpole, Bryan Young, Kevin J. Anderson, Timothy Zahn)
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Holy Crap! I don’t know how you do it. Have fun and take care of that cold!