Tiny trees and Dirty Computers to bring you into a new week
April 30, 2018 at 12:01 pm
Happy Monday, POMEs! We’re at 89%(!!!!) of the way towards our Kickstarter goal, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to being so close to putting Group Chat out into the world! Help get us over that line (and maybe into some stretch goals???) by sharing our book with your nearest and dearest, or pledging for a copy for yourself if you haven’t already.
On to the Afternoon Snack!
A precious Twitter account that crafts beautiful, smol emoji forests. Very soothing, would recommend.
🌸 🌳 🌲
🕷 🐞 🌲🌲
🌳🌳 🐛 🐍 🌳
🐣 🍄 🐝🌲
🌹 🌳 🌼 🐌
🐥 🌳 🌲🌲🌿🌲
— Tiny Forests (@tiny_forests) April 29, 2018
Our someday-bff Jenny Slate was on Sesame Street!! Proud of u, girl.
Women Write About Comics featured Group Chat in their “Crowdfunding Comics Roundup”!! We absolutely adore this site so to be listed among other truly excellent crowdfunding campaigns is a real honor!
Speaking of Women Write About Comics, Jazmine Joyner has written a super in-depth, incredibly researched account of the known facts about the disaster that is/was Universal Fan Con. Whether an intentional scam or not, when events like Fan Con betray the trust of the community they are supposed to support, it has both immediate and downstream affects on that community. We’re grateful that Women Write About Comics is out there doing good work and shedding some light on what has been a super opaque debacle.
A District of Columbia judge has ruled that Trump’s attempt to shut down DACA is unlawful, and has ruled that not only but the government keep DACA, but they must also begin accepting new applications. This isn’t the first time a judge has ruled that DACA’s termination is unlawful, but it is the first time a judge has gone a step further and required that the government accept new applications. The Department of Homeland Security has 90 days to make its case to the courts, otherwise this ruling goes into affect. Hell fucking yeah.
A beautiful and heartfelt comic by Sophia Foster-Dimino about the creativity of kiddos looking to play games together, even when the experience is designed for a single player. This resonates with a lot of us here at POMEmag, as many of us have memories of playing with siblings or neighbors or friends and creating our own emerging narratives through that shared gameplay. It’s also just a really beautiful comic!
What is this world we are living in??
What even happened today? pic.twitter.com/OfiiOtca7g
— Holly Fletcher (@hollyfletcher) April 25, 2018
On the POME Slack, we’ve been talking A LOT about Janelle Monaé’s new album, Dirty Computer, and about the absolute gift that Janelle Monaé is. The Rolling Stone has a good article about our goddess of pop androids that we’ve re-read so many times, where Monaé talks about her work, her self, and her growth. Also, if you haven’t watched the afro-futuristic film that accompanies the albums release (and stars Tessa Thompson!!!) just set some time out of your day to treat yourself. It’s so, so good.