SCIENCE...FOR HER!

meganamram:

What’s up, everyone! How have you been? Did we ever find the plane?

With that, I am overjoyed to announce that my book SCIENCE…FOR HER! comes out NOVEMBER 4, 2014, published by Scribner.

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Science…For Her! is a science textbook written by a lady (me) for other ladies (you, the Spice…

fezman92:

mswyrr:

note: cartoon network cancelled this show because girls liked to watch it

Reblogging again even though I just did 15 min ago because it is so funny yet sad.

(Source: missarrowette, via holycheeseandcrackers)

franzferdinand2 asked: This is an intentionally vague question, but at what point do you think genre stops being useful?

iamdavidbrothers:

I used to be really embarrassed about this, but I eventually got over myself: I don’t get the difference between genre and literary fiction. In my head, I know that there is a difference. Literary fiction has literary value of some sort, while genre fiction is pop fiction, meant to entertain or appeal to the population at large.

I know it, I understand it, I can define it, but I don’t get it. I can’t differentiate between one and the other unless I’m given a hint, and then I can work backwards and come up with reasons why a book is one or the other. But inside, I feel like it’s a fake dichotomy.

But I’m in a position where I’m not too concerned about the difference between the two because of my own personal interests and what I tend to write about, so I never had to do the legwork to really crystalize the difference between the two in my head, or seek out someone who could lay it out for me plainly. I don’t have to care, so I don’t, pretty much. I struggled with it before realizing I didn’t need it.

I think genre is always useful. Every story, no matter how fantastic, reflects some aspect of the culture it was created in. Call of Duty Ghosts is garbagio, but its plot reflects certain anxieties of our time. The new wave of war movies means something. Rappers suddenly being cool with going down, after a couple decades of dudes treating oral like a one-way street, means something. Even like…trashy freaky sex novels, the resurgence of practical effects in increasingly explicit horror flicks, there’s reasons behind it.

I feel like those reasons in genre fiction are as valid and interesting as the reasons for stuff in literary fiction. I get a lot out of stuff. If you’re willing to approach a work and put it on the autopsy table, you can find a lot to chew on, and that’s as valuable to me as whatever old novel makes it into the canon. Everything is useful, forever! So far, at least.

Short-sighted POV, maybe, but life’s short! And nobody pays me to write nothing, so I can have whatever dumb opinions and shortcomings I want

Bet you didn’t expect THAT answer! Or maybe you did, every once and a while I ask somebody to explain the difference to me online, so maybe this was a trap you set for me!!

fearofarobotplanet:

comicbookcovers:

Happy Earth Day!

Silver Age all day

evandorkin:

It, The Terror From Beyond Space sketch card, 2 1/2” by 3 1/2”.

evandorkin:

It, The Terror From Beyond Space sketch card, 2 1/2” by 3 1/2”.

brianmichaelbendis:

Mirage and the Demon Bear by Bill Sienkiewicz

brianmichaelbendis:

Mirage and the Demon Bear by Bill Sienkiewicz

(Source: astonishingx, via mattfractionblog)

marvel1980s:

The Incredible Hulk vs. The Amazing Spider-Man by Steve Rude

marvel1980s:

The Incredible Hulk vs. The Amazing Spider-Man by Steve Rude

(via themarvelageofcomics)

jthenr-comics-vault:

SPIDEY SUPER STORIES #9 (June 1975)
Art by Win Mortimer & Mike Esposito
Words by Jean Thomas

A couple of fun facts. The first, this story was based on an Electric Company script written by Joss Whedon’s dad, Tom Whedon. The second, flag pins were approximately 40% larger back then. 

Hope everyone is having a great Easter!

(via seanhowe)

joehillsthrills:

One Maggie Mimsy has discovered this in the garage of a family member. That appears to be the shriveled corpse of Santa Claus in the front seat of a Rolls-Royce Wraith, and, very possibly, a vintage Triumph parked nearby.
I am sure there is no reason to be uneasy about Ms. Mimsy’s relatives.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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joehillsthrills:

One Maggie Mimsy has discovered this in the garage of a family member. That appears to be the shriveled corpse of Santa Claus in the front seat of a Rolls-Royce Wraith, and, very possibly, a vintage Triumph parked nearby.

I am sure there is no reason to be uneasy about Ms. Mimsy’s relatives.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(!!!!!!!!)