narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (dreaming)
Transatlantic flights make for useful film-watching occasions when there are a few films that I’ve caught wind of but not managed to get around to watching. This year I managed three while avoiding anything that looked like it promised the sort of pointless waste of my time that Franklyn was.

Shutter Island )

The Ghost Writer )

I Love You Phillip Morris )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (lazy)
Theban Blindness – the case of Qurna - Caroline Simpson (Qurna History Project) via Egyptology News

All change )

Women in Pharonic Egypt - Dr. Zahi Hawass via Asharq Alawsat (English Edition)
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (lazy)
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Also:
[livejournal.com profile] lynkemma’s Death Note – A Queer Reading
[livejournal.com profile] dr_worm’s Together, We are Providence (Reanimator)

Because that’s what queer analysis should look like least I forget.
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Not so long ago I got into it about racism in the belief that some kind of improvement to the situation could be made by actually addressing the issues. Sadly, that wasn’t the case and from that same wellspring of privilege comes the next part of my discussion. This time it’s homophobia but not in the obvious fashion that at least the privileged know isn’t quite acceptable anymore.

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Links

Oct. 22nd, 2009 07:24 pm
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (flashback)
Review of Wraeththu: From Enchantment to Fulfillment RPGnet
”The Wraeththu aren’t gay-friendly; they’re gay-friendly to the extent that they appeal to thirteen-year old girls.”
The whole Wraethehu concept always reminds me of the main character in The Witcher (Zero Punctuation review) for some reason.

Tokyo: Town of Terror CNN Go
Tokyo is renowned for being one of the safest cities in the world, but that only refers to humans. Strange things lurk in the shadows of this high-tech metropolis. Ancient things. Powerful things. Possibly even dangerous things ...

Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide yokaiattack.com

Autumnal Greens Casserole (Vegetarian) [livejournal.com profile] vom_marlowe (linked by [livejournal.com profile] nekonexus)

Crossed Genres
Issue 12, released November 1st will be the LGBTQ one featuring at least one pretty darn amazing writer that I will cryptically not name. Tekeli-li.
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Something stupid this way comes: Amazon removing rankings from LGBT books thus removing them from Amazon searches because they’re ‘adult’. Though you can still search for Playboy centrefolds for some reason.

Further details/links via [livejournal.com profile] nekonexuspost on the topic.

And honestly, all of the evident stupidity above on the part of Amazon aside, from a business perspective isn’t this just counterproductive to their function?


Update:

’Gay writing’ falls foul of Amazon sales ranking system Guardian.co.uk

Amazon Rank definition by Smart Bitches.

And the conclusion of this mess.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (dreaming)
"Writers are people who write. By and large, they are not happy people. They're not good at relationships. Often they're drunks. And writing -- good writing -- does not get easier and easier with practice. It gets harder and harder -- so eventually the writer must stall out into silence. The silence that waits for every writer and that, inevitably, if only with death (if we're lucky the two may happen at the same time: but they are still two, and their coincidence is rare), the writer must fall into is angst-ridden and terrifying - and often drives us mad. (In a letter to Allen Tate, the poet Hart Crane once described writing as "dancing on dynamite.") So if you're not a writer, consider yourself fortunate."

- Samuel R. Delany’s About Writing quoted here.

Cameron, education, saints & fairytales )

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