It’s been barely two weeks since the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse broke free and reduced the earth to a smoldering pile of ash, but we’re still struggling a bit to keep up with the news in these trying times. We know you’re probably pretty inundated by all of this calamity, so here are some blessedly inconsequential articles to bolster your spirits for a bit.
A lot of us turn to food for comfort. Some of us (ahem) find solace in beautifully animated fictional food. Rosie Knight from Women Write About Comics talks about the spirit-bolstering power of Ghibli Food.
Genderswapped Yuri on Ice fanart, for all of us who watched YoI and thought “I really love this show and it’s really nice, but this is not what I was promised by this show’s title.”
A Very Good Patreon for folks who want to support WoC in romance fiction.
This longread chronicling Taylor Swift’s Rise And Fall (and rise, and fall, and rise, and fall, & repeat).
Never Forget: The Day Fabio Killed A Bird With His Face (mark your calendars).
lol Johnny Depp is broke & just, like, okay:
“In December 2016, Depp was named the worst value actor by Forbes magazine, a title he also won in 2015. Forbes found that Depp brought in just $2.80 for every $1 he was paid, thanks to the flopped box office for Disney sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, whose release coincided with domestic violence allegations by his then wife Amber Heard, which Depp rejected. They divorced in January.”
An Ask Polly on forgiving and being kinder to yourself that you might need right now.
Take care of yourselves, POMEs, and we’ll see y’all here next week.