Says Inga Muscio, in Cunt: A Declaration of Independence:* "Try this experimental test. You will need a sheet of gold stars to conduct it properly. Stand in the middle of your kitchen. Scan every single appliance, work of art, food product, fixture, and piece of furniture in the room. Place…
It’s that most wonderful time of the year: GYNOARY! Second annual, back and better than ever, etc., and friends, it is time to fill your lives with women-produced awesome! All January, all women, all the time.
The extent of your participation is up to you. If media is part of your school or work life, that’s okay. Do what you gotta do.
Books: Written and/or edited by women
Gynoary, how to play. Join me?5
thinkin’ about alien desert outfits
i dont know if you guys know this but I Love Outfit Design
except I always get sidetracked into making them way too practical
The #sidewalks of #Brooklyn always seem to have something for me to be interested in. This one instantly reminded me of my brother. #discarded #books #Dune #NYC (Taken with Instagram)
OMG! Dune Reference! So crazy I just rewatched all the sci-fi channel shows last week.
sometimes i think about tracking the dune tag
but then i remember how much shit that i don’t care about is in the dune tag
and i also remember that time ( read: literally most of this year ) that it was full of lewd and unrelated imagery
so i don’t
and refuse to
susurrantpetrichor said: Hi! I'm the mod of the Revels tumblr, so I came over here after you reblogged our Dune article, and I just want to tell you I think your research sounds awesome! I just graduated with an English degree, and my Junior independent study thesis was also ecocriticism/sf-related. (I was looking at Childhood's End and Accelerando and what the fantasy of transcending the material world says about the relationship between Earth and human identity.) Anyway, one eco/sf/english nerd to another: rock on! :)
This is great to hear! This is just the kind of thing I hoped for when I started the blog last September!0
Emily’s a science fiction n00b! She’s never read Dune! What’s wrong with her? Maybe it’s because this is what she thought it was about based on vague descriptions and the first five minutes of the David Lynch movie:
A poorly-written jumble of philosophy set in a giant sandpit filled with train-sized nightcrawlers?
Naturally, she discovered that it’s actually a complex, lyrically-written novel about politics, religion, and the environment, set on the desert planet of Arrakis, which is filled with train-sized Shai-hulud. Right, Emily? (Ok, the lyrically-written part may be a slight exaggeration.) Whatever. She liked it! Maybe you will, too!
Fun fact: my conservation biology professor once told me that her grad advisor said that every conservation biologist should read Dune, because it’s a perfect description of a system dependent on a single, limited resource (water, duh!) or something like that. Another reason to read Dune. Like the giant sandworms weren’t enough.
An interesting take on Dune. Ecology! (YES!)4
You called it.
just started my free trial of netflix and so far im unipressed. first like 5 things I searched they didn’t have. sigh. gonna watch Dune now.
edit: okay so there’s an alien with what looks like a vagina for a mouth. oh.
Indeed there is.