All novels are sequels; influence is bliss.– from Michael Chabon’s essay “Fan Fictions: On Sherlock Holmes,” collected in his book Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands (via nympheline)
When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… grow up, get a job, get married, get...– Doctor Who (Love and Monsters) I need this framed on my wall. (via owlett)
In an oppressive system, the very act of speaking... →
feminishblog: dearcissexism: sourcedumal: People blogging and finding others who are like minded and finding community? THAT IS ACTIVISM Because I guarantee that I’ve learned a whole lot simply by BLOGGING ON THE INTERNET. I’ve found more resources to help me do what I need to do BY BLOGGING ON… Yeah, I’ve heard it all - slacktivism, clicktivism… They try to tell you you’re doing...
What was Mr. Rubio’s complaint about science teaching? That it might undermine...– Paul Krugman (via wilwheaton)
Being a geek is all about your own personal level of enthusiasm, not how your...– The Mary Sue defines what it means to be a geek — and I couldn’t have said it better myself. (via)
Privilege is not something I take and which I therefore have the option of not...– Harry Brod, “Privilege, Power, and Difference” (via heartmarten)
Please, reblog if you're among the BBC Sherlock...
lokis-army-at-221b: lokihorcruxes: brightandbakerstreet: I really want to see these numbers.
Reblog if you respect Moffat.
We need to acknowledge that we cannot know what it’s like to be an oppressed...– White Feminists: It’s Time to Put Up or Shut Up on Race (via fromonesurvivortoanother)
If farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire, if immigrants...– Michelle Obama, speaking at the Democratic National Convention. (via pantslessprogressive)
Over the last 12 months both Facebook and Twitter have quietly removed RSS links...– It’s interesting that seemingly small decisions like eliminating RSS links can have huge consequences for users. Apple joins the war on RSS Gerd Leonhard comments: the ever increasing death of The Commons - this can’t be a good thing for the majority of users… (via futuristgerd) FJP:...
How to Get Out From Under an Email Avalanche →
the-how-to: by Cathie LeBlanc I became the chair of my department a little over a year ago and within a few months, I found myself completely overwhelmed by email. Emails started to get buried in my inbox, either read and then forgotten or never read at all. I realized that I needed to use part of the summer break from teaching to develop a new system for dealing with the volume of emails that...
The How-To Issue: The How-To Issue →
the-how-to: This weekend, the New York Times Book Review ran its how-to issue, which is a rather nifty idea. The cover of the How-To issue lists eight pieces, two of which are by women. The cover reads, in part, “Judith Warner on How to Raise Your Kids” and “Kate Christensen on How to Cook a Clam.”…
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