Archive for April, 2008

Designated Sidelinks

Saturday, April 12th, 2008
I remembered that I own a del.icio.us account, and started collecting links for an infrequent DS round up
Comics related Links Wrap Up
  • Lesbian Gamers: Morgan Gray & Racial Stereotyping in Games
    Coverage by Lesbian Gamers of an interesting interview highlighting the structural similarities in how companies justify excluding groups from gaming content.  I’ve heard a bunch of those arguments explaining why comic books characters have to look the same
  • Occasional Superheroine:
    Female Superhero Comic Book Readers Desire “Good Storylines”. Yes, yes they do – amazing conceptual breakthrough not yet grasped by the major labels – story lines could be the revolution in comics that Liefield was for pouches.

Not quite so comics connected, but still in the broader feminism movement category, (for which this blog is aiming to belong)

  • Shakesville: It’s Right There in the Name
    We’re supposed to apologize and admit that they’re right, suppress our real feelings to keep the peace. We’re supposed to show them just how far we can bend. Oddly enough, though, that’s not how things work on a feminist blog

Finally, props to to InternetDuctTape.com and the  Delicious Links Builder for turning this sort of list blogging after from pain to glory in numerous really complex YahooPipes! steps and one straightforward page.

Ode to Marvel

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

It’s a world of laughterIt's a skrull world after all!
A world of tears
It’s a world of hopes
And a world of fears
There’s so much that we share
That it’s time we’re aware
It’s a skrull world after all

There is just one moon (maybe)
And one golden sun (possibly)
And a smile means
Friendship to every one
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It’s a skrull world after all

It’s a skrull world after
It’s a skrull world after all
It’s a skrull world after all
It’s a skrull, skrull world

The forgotten in the festival of the fruit

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
Venn diagram representing the relationship between (botanical) fruits and vegetables. Botanical fruits that are not vegetables are culinary fruits.Image from Wikipedia

It’s been alright for some in the recognition of vegetables and fruits to over look the plight of the Wolf Peach (Lycopersicon).  But have you ever spared a thought for those in the shadow of both fruit and vegetable?

Whilst my fellow bloggers will be outraged at the portrayals of violence against fruit in webcomics and the suffering of vegetables in manga, they go oddly silent at the sight of pizza.  Little more than munching and grunting sounds are ever heard on the issue of the rampant slaughter of the wolf peach kind in the name of pizza toppings.

Not today though.

From out of the shadow of fruits and vegetables shall step the tomato.

It will not be forgotten by the Designated Sidechefkick.