Futures Worth Remembering

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But I agree with you. It bothers me that I’m always told that I do strong female characters. When in reality, I look at my characters and I feel like they were all broken. They all came from a very devastating past. They were trying to achieve something, they had hope, and they wanted to get someplace, like everything other character that has a meaningful and relevant arc in the story.

It’s because we don’t really know women. We don’t write women accurately. We don’t see women the way that we should see women as a society, as a human race. When you see a real woman, you shouldn’t be saying she’s strong, you should be saying she’s real.

I’m not saying that Gamora is an exception, but you look at my character in Columbiana, and she’s stealthy, she’s agile, she’s physical. But even if I wasn’t physically agile, she would still carry the baggage of whatever happened in my childhood. And I handle myself in the way that I feel a woman should be. I don’t create it. It’s just something that comes natural.

So when people think they are paying me a compliment, in reality what we are saying as a society and as an art society, is that we need to focus more on the real aspect of what a woman is, and not the superficial cosmetic features of a woman as a muse to inspire us to create calendar girls. To create bombshells. To create serviceable characters, beautiful paintings of the girl with a pearl earring: if there’s nothing there behind it, it’s just her face - what’s the story?

Zoe Saldana, speaking to Den of Geek. These musings in particular are so wonderfully expressed. (via pixiegrace)

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atlinmerrick:

A real-live book on fan fiction! With essays by fan fiction writers! Like Wordstrings, Heidi8, and meeeee!
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atlinmerrick:

A real-live book on fan fiction! With essays by fan fiction writers! Like Wordstrings, Heidi8, and meeeee!

smartpopbooks:

For a very limited time, we’ve put the e-book of Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World on sale for only $3.99 US. And not just for US readers!

Fic's also heavily discounted at:

A few quotes about Fic:

"An indispensable guide to the dizzying world of fanfiction—its history, names, games, and creative promise. With … provocative interviews with writers, lively essays by readers and activists, and engaging examples from the kingdoms of fandom." —Elaine Showalter, Professor Emerita of English and American Literature, Princeton University

"This definitive volume offers a rich immersion into fanfiction and is for anyone who has both loved and lived for the unique community of fandom, as well as for those who desire a look into this world or who are curious about the unexpected impact fic is having on the literary realm." —Library Journal

"a perfect marriage of scholarly knowledge and fangirl enthusiasm … Jamison does not serve as Fic’s singular voice, and in fact, stresses within the book that the fan-fiction community is best represented through featuring a diversity of voices and perspectives … an informative and enjoyable guide to the culture and history of fan-fiction that will appeal to veteran fan-writers” —The Learned Fangirl

"Fic is brilliant! As a fanfiction writer my jaw has not lifted from the table. This book is amazing, it’s giving fanfiction writers a reason to come out of the fanfiction closet. It’s providing a sense of pride and shining a long overdue spotlight on the ways in which we work.” —Behind the Pages

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lamebryant:

slightly-oblivvyous:

I love Trekkies because we are so aware of how ridiculous Star Trek can be, and we will pick apart the episodes and point out how completely nonsensical the situation is and how the $20 budget was really showing in this one and how that ten-second-long significant look was entirely unnecessary and like we talk smack about our own show all the time, but you say something that tries to dismiss the originality or the purpose or the spirit of Star Trek and we will boldly defend it like no man has done before.

Truth.

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oliverboliverbutts:

What I don’t understand is how those who work in an industry preoccupied with romance can be so surprised and confused and irritated when the consumers are subsequently preoccupied with romance.

Or how those who write fictions of fictions can misunderstand others who do the same.

Or how those who are essentially professional LARPers can find those who do it as amateurs and hobbyists as something bizarre.

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itreallyisthelittlethings:

Want an awesome Star Trek Backpack or Messenger bag? Want it for free? Then this is the post for you!

With school starting up all too soon (sorry for the reminder) I figured it was a good time for my etsy shop To Boldly Hold to have another giveaway,

There will be TWO prizes: ONE custom backpack and ONE messenger bag with the fabric of your choice!

There will be TWO winners selected. The first winner has their pick between backpack and messenger bag; the second winner receives what the first does not select.

To enter you are allowed ONE REBLOG and ONE LIKE per day. Each note gets you one entry and I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winner. (I’m not responsible for any tumblr fuckary i.e. lost reblog’s or likes.)

You do not have to follow me to enter- however, if you like Star Trek enough to use one of these bags, I’d say you have a good chance of liking my blog.

The giveaway will close on Friday August 15th at 9PM PST. The winner will be tagged in a post and I’ll also send an ask, so be sure yours is open. The winners will have 24 hours to respond to the message. If I don’t receive a response within 24 hours, I will select another recipient.

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owlmylove:

vulcunism:

Captain, everybody on this ship is going to die if you do not let me speak to him.

                 (via sweetfleet)

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spicyshimmy:

patterns of force is such an amazing star trek episode because it speaks to the dangers of nazi ideology and the crippling destruction caused to a society by said ideology. it outlines the threats inherent in a militarized us vs them mindset, and how quickly it can take root to poison not just a society or even a world, but an entire planetary system

it also has jim kirk half-naked and glistening with golden sweat, covered in lashes drawn onto his skin with lipstick, bent over double and grunt-moaning spock’s name

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the best thing about star trek is that you can’t have one without the other and i think that’s beautiful

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