Afternoon Snack

Things that are good: science, dogs, pastels.

July 30, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Welcome to your weekly roundup of all things witchy and wonderful!


SCAM ALERT!! This longread on literary scammer Anna March is… strangely gripping? We don’t know why we’re enthralled by the con artists of the world, but there you have it.


We have been informed that we should all be watching this British vampire crime drama starring an early-career Idris Elba, and like, yes but, how haven’t we heard about it until now????


In other must-watch news, you can now catch POME fave Obvious Child on Netflix! We thank the Crones of Yore for blessing us with Jenny Slate, one of the few comedians who could make a romantic comedy about a woman who gets an abortion not just work, but shine.


In this excellent essay, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw asks: for a genre that’s all about modifying your body to actualize your truest self, why isn’t cyberpunk better at trans representation?


Colleen Tighe’s comic Powerlifting Doesn’t Care What I Look Like gave us ALL the feels with her glorious illustrations of big, powerful bodies.


If you’re going to FlameCon, SPX, or MICE, be sure to pick up this gorgeous compilation by Wendy Xu about a young witch and an old witch living together as roommates! We are always here for that good good #cronetent.


The Adventure Zone graphic novel Here There Be Gerblins hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list for trade fiction, holy cow!!! Congrats to all the delightful folks who made it happen!


Shout-out to the scientists in Florida and Texas who are desperately working to save our coral reefs, as they increasingly die in ever-warming ocean waters.


July 28 was the birthday of Beatrix Potter, who we learned was an excellent mycologist and made gorgeous illustrations of fungi, but was nonetheless denied access to the scientific community in England.


Chalk is goth now, as we learned that it is composed of tiny microscopic single-celled plankton SKELETONS!!!


ULTIMATE WEDDING GOALS


And now for Nature’s most awe-inspiring creation, Dog Who Stole a GoPro.

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