11/09/2016 Act 78 Comments
01/29/2017 Farla Add Comment
I’ve always loved stories.
Sometimes when I sit in my home office, I just stare at my bookshelves, and I imagine one day getting to talk with my own daughter about the stories I’ve collected. I hope she’ll like reading as much as I did as a kid. I hope she’ll like fantasy worlds about magic and dragons. I hope she’ll share things she finds with me, and ask me to share my favorites with her, like I did with my dad.
I try to only bring stories into our home that I think I could in good conscience share with this theoretical little girl. I want her to be surrounded by stories about women like Rin, like Yennefer, like Emily Kaldwell and Furude Rika. I want her to be surrounded, all the time, by Ada Lovelace and Harriet Tubman, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hedy Lamarr.
I’ve also always known that the stories in our bubble can’t be where things end, because there are bigger stories, cultural ones, that she’ll hear no matter what I do.
I’ve always thought I could arm her to deal with that.
But right now, I find myself doubting if I can.
12/25/2017 Farla 1 Comment
Some extremely weird stabs at pokemon as thinking individuals today. (more…)
01/19/2018 Farla Add Comment
After all we’ve put up with from Dresden, here’s a quick proper fantasy detective yarn, courtesy of the Girl Genius webcomic.
Fanfiction, Pokemon Fanfic, Reviews, Uncategorized Pokemon fanfic
01/27/2018 Farla 1 Comment
In which the great purpose of pokemon is battling, and their only happiness is found in accepting this.
Author Responses, Fanfiction, Pokemon Author Replies, Uncategorized Pokemon author replies
08/19/2018 Act 23 Comments
“4. I capitalize things like Pikachu and Charizard, because they are names or titles, ergo PROnouns, not nouns.”
12/25/2018 St. Elmo's Fire 1 Comment
I’m dying and unable to function, but you can enjoy this bizarre exchange in which my personal brand of media criticism smashes headlong into whatever the fuck tumblr considers media criticism. I’m still not entirely sure what happened; maybe I’ve lost the ability to use words. Also my comment was absolutely flagged on purpose, which I know because disqus told me, the ol’ devil.
Anyway my point is that was a fucking great post on Saber and I want y’all to appreciate the one time in 10 years I’ve posted more than ‘fukkin takeuchi’ about her design.
Trusting you not to comment there; I will ban you from here if you do.
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01/01/2020 Farla 4 Comments
Lots of people upset about Sevenways today.
Fanfiction, Pokemon Fanfic, Reviews, Uncategorized NaRe2020, Pokemon fanfic
01/07/2020 Farla 2 Comments
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13466763/1/Fresh-Start (0) Yup, story up almost a day, zero reviews, not a good start to this.
Author Responses, Fanfiction, Pokemon Author Replies, Uncategorized NaRe2020, Pokemon author responses
06/02/2020 Act 7 Comments
With Special Guest Stars I-Totally-Forgot-Halloween-Whoops-Sorry. Also, apparently there’s coding changes and now neither Chrome nor Firefox will let me copy chunks of formatting off FFN.
Like many websites and blogs, we will participating in the blackout. This is not a time to say nothing, but instead to put aside things that can wait and focus energy on helping those in need. To that end, I have posted some links and reading recs here, and I hope others will contribute as well.
Stay safe out there, and don’t stop speaking up.
Meanwhile, here’s a list of black-owned etsy shops to support
And a piece how to help if you’re in New England, including reading, mental health resources, and a list of local businesses with black owners
Feel free to leave links to charities and resources in the comments.