Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime POMEs. It’s a lovely Tuesday afternoon, so have a link or two while you impatiently wait for the end of the workday, or the inevitable extinguishing of your life’s candle.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL
If you are unfamiliar with Princess Jellyfish, it’s a story about a house full of adult lady nerds and the beautiful crossdressing princess who helps them circumvent zoning issues through marine biology-inspired couture. It’s incredible and everybody loves it so come on and ride the hype train into the sunset.
For the time being, you can watch some of it on Hulu, although y’all missed the glory days of the entire series being on Free Hulu, so sad~~
Also, the live action movie (!!!!) has been out for a while in Japan but there’s no licensed subtitled version yet. If any of you POMEs hear anything to the contrary please let us know.
The official newsletter of dying alone (in a cool way) (ironically) (right?).
An alternative take on magical girls by a whole bunch of your favorite comics people:
“All my best friends now are people I’ve met in the last five years. And I think it’s that way for a lot of people, so it’s great to show it in a story you usually don’t see it in,” says Ganucheau. “It’s based in a more real reality than, say, the ‘friends forever’ mentality that is all of Sailor Moon.
And with this promo art, a thousand fanart predications launch and a bunch of ships set sail.
Mass Effect: Andromeda timeline predictions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t tell me to smile. Don’t tell me not to apologize. Don’t tell me not to say “just.”
This endless policing of women’s language—their voices, their intonation patterns, the words they use, their syntax—is uncomfortably similar to the way our culture polices women’s bodily appearance. Just as the media and the beauty industry continually invent new reasons for women to be self-conscious about their bodies, so magazine articles and radio programmes like the ones I’ve mentioned encourage a similar self-consciousness about our speech. The effect on our behaviour is also similar. Instead of focusing on what we’re saying, we’re distracted by anxieties about the way we sound to others. ‘Am I being too apologetic?’ and ‘Is my voice too high?’ are linguistic analogues of ‘is my nail polish chipped?’ and ‘do I look fat in this?’
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Let’s get meta about the ethics of reviews.
We’ve got some neat stuff coming up for you guys, but in the meantime, what have you guys been listening to / reading / writing / thinking about? Drop us a line in the comments.