Afternoon Snack

Ambition, eagles, and Dragon Age thinkpieces

October 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Good afternoon, POMEs! Welcome to a lovely mid-October Afternoon Snack! Everything is terrible, so here are some links and articles to sustain you through your day.

 


 

Portrait of America in 2016

 


 

ATTN: stylish nerds — there’s an Outlander clothing line right now!

 

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via Buzzfeed by way of Hot Topic


 

A triumphant take on the punk band, G.L.O.S.S.

 

G.L.O.S.S. was the band I never realized I needed until I heard them for the first time. They released just over 15 minutes of music in total. In that 15 minutes, they championed queer solidarity, queer resistance, queer power, queer rage. They argued against being passive and called for bringing the fight to racist police, to predatory men, to the entire straight patriarchal world. They proved that we are not alone in our pain, and that vulnerability is not weakness. And they gave a gift to all trans women: a voice with which to scream.

 


 

A lovely, weighty longread about ambition and “real work” and writing combined.

 


 

An incredible article on racial “othering” and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

 


 

After reading Rebecca Solnit’s piece on street names and their namesakes, I couldn’t think of one street I  cross on the regular that is named after a woman. Can you?

 


 

Friend-of-the-coven David Tarafa’s brand-new webcomic just launched and y’all should all check it out because his work is great (NSFW!).

 


 

What are y’all reading/thinking about this week? Drop some reading recs in the comments!

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