Time for my second speedlinking post! I'll share some of the coolest stuff I've seen around the Internet lately for you guys to check in on.
First, at the beginning of the month, this happened: a YA book at auction with thirteen publishing houses! You might not know a lot about publishing, but let me tell you, if you have thirteen publishing houses vying for a deal with you, that is big news. Also cool was Angela's encouraging tweet afterwards:
Since my last speedlinking post, I was introduced by a good friend of mine to this really intense online sci-fi comic that has gorgeous illustration and a fascinating, YA-novel-worthy plot thus far. (For extra awesomeness, note the fan theory that the different possessing spirits in this story represent the Seven Deadly Sins.)
Funko Pop!s are adorable and awesome and you guys probably already knew that, but I only just discovered the fandom power of Hot Topic, so calm down.
Donald Drumpf's tweets, as it so turns out, work perfectly as book reviews.
Also, Scarlet Witch continues to be bae and don't even question me on this, but here's some fan art (with cameos from her brother Quicksilver and the Hawkeye, who is totes their Avengers papa) because I love her:
Now on to social justice, because that's my jam! Thoughts on why "inspiration porn" is ableist here and here. Thoughts on the diverse nature of disability here. Thoughts on disabled metaphorical-rep in sci-fi/fantasy here. A thorough look at sexism in the YA lit industry here. And finally, thoughts on diversity problems in the industry for publishing, advertising, and Hollywood.
And a little bit of query help for my writers in this tweet:
Finally, my speedlinking YouTube playlist! New videos start after #8 and include more social justice thoughts, Star Wars, Captain America: Civil War, and more; I can't guarantee clean language.
That's the linkage for this time! For more fun/interesting stuff, as always, you can go hang out on my social medias, which are linked on my blog sidebar. Annnnnnd if you are on Tumblr and would like to ask the "ask me"s I've posted there, please do slide into my askbox there.
Hope you like the links, and I'll see you again Tuesday!
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