I’ve been poking around the internet – as you do – and have found some articles that interested me enough to share.
First off a discussion at a convention about women in sensible armour.
Kirsten Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman sprang to mind. The armour was very sensible but why didn’t she wear a helmet. Also, she had spent 10 years incarcerated in an 8 by 10 cell room so how did she build up the body strength required to use plate armour credibly? A chain mail bikini – though OMG how it would chafe – would be easier to adapt to. But the movie was, I assume, made for Twilight fans rather than the straight male gaze so it made sense for her to be kept covered up.
Why did I go and see it? For the laughs and for Chris Hemsworth in a light coating of grime.
Secondly a very nice piece in USA Today by Aleksandr Voinov about the frustrations of romance authors when faced with the prejudice of mainstream publishing and how you can quadruple it if you write anything at all featuring LGBT characters. Voinov knows what he’s talking about from both sides of the business having published mainstream works and LGBT themed fiction and co-started a publishing company – Riptide – to give a more inclusive opportunity for writers who don’t conform to the norm.
And finally Humble Bundle! This is a project where creative types get together to offer a bundle of goodies at whatever price you care to offer. The more you offer the more additional goodies you get. 84k bundles sold in 2 weeks, raising over a million dollars. That’s pretty good going.
Finally, theres another blog hop over this weekend with masses of prizes. Worth a look , y/n?