September 18, 2014

topsidepress:

gravitys-rimbaud:

I just finished the topsidepress fall 2014 tour zine where we’re going we don’t need roads which includes:

  • some of the hottest lesbian erotica involving a trans woman I’ve ever ever read (“Fun,” merritt kopas)
  • gruesomely enticing body horror (“Skin,” Red Durkin)
  • sexy none-more-goth intergalactic brigands (“Don’t Worry About It, Robocop,” Imogen Binnie)
  • various dystopic nightmares of the US-to-be (“No Comment,” Bahar Akyurlu)
  • a really great essay on representation in literature (“Why I Care Who Writes the Words that Touch My Heart,” Ryka Aoki)
  • and the following gem
  • Maybe it’s fucked up and appropriative for you as a vampire to say this, but the lives of trans women are your usual metaphor for trying to think about the unique challenges facing you, as a vampire
  • which is like just about the best tenor/vehicle reversal Ever but EVER I’m still screaming about it (“Vampire Book Tour,” Jeanne Thornton)

ANYWAYS this zine and its fab writing and me blogging about it right now is all in support of Sybil Lamb’s and Casey Plett’s US and Canada tour this fall, which they’ve already kicked off! If you are living in any of the cities they’re travelling to you should go out and support Topside Press and two badass trans women authors, plus whoever else will be reading with them the night they’re in your town. 

Things you should do if you can:

- buy the zine for pay-what-you-will with an $8 suggested donation

- go to see them when they come to your town

- check out the rest of Topside Press’s website for trans authors doing cool things with words

<3 <3 <3

yes

September 18, 2014

tomwingfields replied to your post: look what i found my copies of they’re…

RIGHT IN THE GIRLHOOD

ikr, it’s like POW

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September 18, 2014

Remember the paperof rabbit tusk teeth?Or the jam in the sandwich that dropped to your feetRemember Jenny and Mumon their towel by the wall?As the bear claw extendedto slaughter them all.
- Graham Lambkin, “Nice Day at the Beach,” from Came to Call Mine

Remember the paper
of rabbit tusk teeth?
Or the jam in the sandwich 
that dropped to your feet
Remember Jenny and Mum
on their towel by the wall?
As the bear claw extended
to slaughter them all.

- Graham Lambkin, “Nice Day at the Beach,” from Came to Call Mine

(Source: conradtao)

September 18, 2014
look what i found my copies of
they&#8217;re flipped but yeah!!

look what i found my copies of

they’re flipped but yeah!!

September 18, 2014

benepla:

everyone has their bird friend. like their friend who no matter what is a bird person. they’re among the most valuable.

hey amanda

(via queerrose)

September 17, 2014

likeafieldmouse:

Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)

Original on top, later version below

"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’ 

The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.

(via smoky-barnable)

September 17, 2014

disneyashmandemos:

Today sees the first release of the Beauty and the Beast demos! We begin with the full, slightly restored demo to “Belle.”

According to Alan Menken in The Music Behind the Magic song notes, ”When Howard and I finished our first demo of ‘Belle,’ we were sure our colleagues at Disney would laugh and send it back with regrets. Instead, they loved it! Their reaction both surprised and encouraged us to continue setting an ambitious tone for the project.”

As usual, the final animation has been synced up to the demo.

(via howard-ashman)

September 17, 2014
excdus:

The Bandeirante
Gustavo Peña

excdus:

The Bandeirante

Gustavo Peña

(via isums)

September 17, 2014

straight brother won’t stop talking about gangrene

"can you get gangrene just of the skin? skin failure, like, they say your skin is an organ…can it fail?"

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September 17, 2014

ghoulmccrea:

dreamboat