Posts Tagged: History

Links: Tuesday, December 31st

Links: Tuesday, December 31st

December 31, 2013 Links 9

This image is why I love imgur. Romance and the Defensive Crouch – I’m not well versed in literary theory, and I haven’t read the book being reviewed, but I found this piece thought provoking. I will admit to an exasperated sigh at “You know what romance needs? Books without… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, December 21st

Links: Saturday, December 21st

December 21, 2013 Links 2

An igloo made from colorful ice bricks and snow mortar. Girls of Color in Dystopia – Author/activist Victoria Law did a series of reviews and posts on race and gender in dystopian YA. As I said in my first post: No matter how terrible and oppressive these futuristic fiction worlds… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, December 12th

Links: Thursday, December 12th

December 12, 2013 Links 7

Artist Creates 12 Shoes For 12 Ex Lovers Where’s the Diversity? The NY Times Top 10 Bestsellers List – “Only three out of the 124 authors who appeared on the list during 2012 are people of color” And one of them is E.L. James, who’s apparently half Chilean. They follow… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, December 7th

Links: Saturday, December 7th

December 7, 2013 Links 5

Accessibility Set – If this gets 10,000 votes, it could become a LEGO product. Pretty neat. (h/t to Willaful, I think.) On Smarm – Tom Scocca asks the question “What is snark a reaction to?” and argues that it’s a reaction to smarm. Anyone interested in the “be nice” kerfluffles… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 23rd

Links: Saturday, November 23rd

November 23, 2013 Links 0

Life-affirming advice. Abusive Tropes are not Romantic – Fangs for the Fantasy takes on paranormal romance’s problematic relationship dynamics. This post is why I’m not a big fan of the “romance is feminist” claim. It’s often reinforcing patriarchal ideas like a boss. Each of these tropes, separately, has some questionable… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 16th

Links: Saturday, November 16th

November 16, 2013 Links 5

Images of Regency-era free people of colour MUCH ADO ABOUT NICENESS – A smart take on the value of negative criticism. Interesting to see it’s being debated outside genre fandoms. Some might argue that there’s no particular reason that the establishment of a positive place shouldn’t be a perfectly viable… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, November 12th

Links: Tuesday, November 12th

November 12, 2013 Links 2

Pictures From Poppa – A tumblr of pictures her grandfather took, starting when he shipped out to Germany in 1945 during WWII. Mind the Queue: Privilege, Diversity and Romance by Suleikha Snyder – Snyder’s response to the Brockmann article is spot on. While it’s great to see more white authors… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, November 9th

Links: Saturday, November 9th

November 9, 2013 Links 5

Realistically colorized historical photos make the past seem incredibly real [36 pictures] Time for straight allies to get out of the spotlight in the LGBT sports movement – Spotlight hogging is why “ally” is a dirty word for some people. Patrick Burke has a done a lot of good with… Read more »

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Links: Thursday, October 10th

Links: Thursday, October 10th

October 10, 2013 Links 2

This needs to be the cover of a romance novel. Pride and prejudice: Scotland’s complicated black history – Hat tip to Laura Vivanco for this link. May it breed plot bunnies. Black History Month has been held annually in the US since the 1920s and in the UK from the… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, September 10th

Links: Tuesday, September 10th

September 10, 2013 Links 2

History according to Tumblr. Romance Debate part one – why Anachronist doesn’t like the genre – I do like romance, obviously, and I can’t really argue with these points. After writing several nasty reviews of romantic fiction (because nothing makes my inner demon more active than a bad romance) I… Read more »

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