Afternoon Snack

We’re still obsessed with feral hogs. DEAL WITH IT.


Today in The Straights Are Not Okay, Ask Polly advises a person whose mother-in-law appears to be actively trying to poison her? With mushrooms??

I literally held my breath as the mushrooms passed in front of me at the table that day. That was extremely dangerous for me. That food could kill me. What’s worse is my husband told me that mushrooms were not a common dish served by his parents before he started dating me.


To cleanse your palate from that homicidal heterosexual horror show, please enjoy a thread of historical and contemporary gay romance novels.


We don’t usually get grim here in the snack zone, but Austin friends: if you have dogs, keep them out of Lady Bird Lake! Traces of a neurotoxin in some strange algae has killed 3 dogs in the past week after swimming at Red Bud Isle.


On to some good news: Fantagraphics is FINALLY releasing the long-awaited, gorgeous-looking reprint of Moto Hagio’s The Poe Clan, and we are just itching to get our hands on it. Preorder now for a ship date of August 20!


We are VERY excited for Jupiter Ascending‘s ascent (heh) into Netflix’s rotation this month, despite our ongoing bitterness over the cancellation of Sense8. If you want to dive deeper into the glory of the Jupiter-Ascending-verse, don’t miss our own Jenny’s Jupiter Ascending fan novel series proposal, “The Lifespring Dodecagy.”


Here’s a really thought-provoking and inspiring read: an interview with the creative team behind the Eisner award-winning comic anthology, Puerto Rico Strong!


This weekend, a deadly crisis in Norway was averted by a septuagenarian hero, Muhammad Rafiq. We are, frankly, in awe.


You made it through this weekend and most of Monday. Have a cat on us.

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Xenomorph from the 1979 film Alien
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Finding My Monsters

My fascination began with the 1979 film Alien. I was six when my parents let me watch it with them one night. The idea of an alien monster, called the Xenomorph in the movie, lurking in the vents of a spaceship was terrifying and invigorating. I wanted to know the Xenomorph’s motives. Why was the crew scared of it? Rewatching the movie as a pre-teen filled in the blanks. The crew feared the unknown, and this alien monster, for me, represented the misunderstood. I associated this monster with how I saw my body: strange, grotesque, and unnatural. It took me until my thirties to confront and reclaim my monsters.

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Afternoon Snack

If you’re still sleepy from the long weekend, we hope this sampling of links will perk you up, with no side effects! Our favorite discovery

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Roadtrip Snacks!

It’s a big national holiday in the US this week, and whether you’re driving across the state, across the street, or simply taking a mental vacation, we’ve got a little treat for you.

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