Neal Pollack’s article defending Amazon has many points of interest.  The only one I’ll engage with is that, contrary to the marketing, Amazon is still seeding Kindle Worlds with pro authors under contract—and apparently given advances as well as editorial assistance—to produce “fan fiction” in various authorized Worlds, while anyone else who takes Amazon up on its offer will not get an advance.  Again, I don’t think Kindle Worlds is inherently bad.  I do think that calling it “fan fiction” is misleading; this is not an organic, community-based set of works.  I think it’s important to recognize, when Amazon says that it’s happy with the performance of Kindle Worlds, that it’s very different to write from an advance than not. 

sibellahallward:

My favorite thing about Sweeney Todd is that they come up with their evil plan and then just make puns about it for 10 minutes and that’s the act one finale

journal-of-a-man-of-letters:

Sam Winchester’s Journal – Entry #72bis

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
― Oscar Wilde

Intruders

meret118:

meret118:

I made myself sit through the first ep, but only lasted about 5 minutes of the 2nd one before turning it off. So incredibly boring! I didn’t think the promos looked good, but I like the production people, (Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter from RTD era DW, and Glen and Darin Morgan from XF), so much that I watched it anyway. I should have trusted my instincts! :(

rivkat said: I hated the promos too. It’s based on a book by Michael Marshall Smith, whose work I really like, but this particular book is very grim and IMO not his strongest. I decided to give it a try but haven’t seen the second episode yet.

I’m not familiar with his work. What book of his would you recommend to try?

Spares or One of Us are my favorites.  He also has some books of short stories, but those are my go-to books.

claudiablacks:

aeryn sun meme  eight lines

put-your-head-on-my-shoulder:

averypottermormon:

honorarytenenbaum:

fili-kili-at-your-service:

a-tumbler-of-ice-and-fire:

What a boss

AND IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.

NO ONE’S GEEK GAME IS STRONGER THAN COLBERT’S GEEK GAME.

there may be a day I stop reblogging this, but today is not that day

Whoa Colbert! Cool your jets man.

Dean in 1x03 ‘Dead in the Water’.

fyeahcopyright:

Find me at DragonCon, get a badge ribbon! Here’s where FYEAHCOPYRIGHT’s Heidi will definitely be:
YA Rules! Saturday, 1pm at a707 at the Marriott:  Fan culture influences popular culture and drives media trends. This discussion covers fanfic, Tumblr culture, Wattpad, and more. Panelists: Lev Grossman, Naomi Novik, Heidi Tandy, Casey Fiesler, Jennifer Clack (Moderator)
 Future of the Potterverse, Saturday at 5:30 at Hyatt South: Speculation the future of HP, including the Fantastic Beasts movie, JKR’s new play, and the short story recently published in USA Today. Panelists: Travis Heerman, M.B. Weston,Heidi Tandy, Aja Romano, Tara McMurdy (Moderator), Jennifer Clack

fyeahcopyright:

Find me at DragonCon, get a badge ribbon!
Here’s where FYEAHCOPYRIGHT’s Heidi will definitely be:

YA Rules! Saturday, 1pm at a707 at the Marriott:
Fan culture influences popular culture and drives media trends. This discussion covers fanfic, Tumblr culture, Wattpad, and more. Panelists: Lev Grossman, Naomi Novik, Heidi Tandy, Casey Fiesler, Jennifer Clack (Moderator)


Future of the Potterverse, Saturday at 5:30 at Hyatt South: Speculation the future of HP, including the Fantastic Beasts movie, JKR’s new play, and the short story recently published in USA Today. Panelists: Travis Heerman, M.B. Weston,Heidi Tandy, Aja Romano, Tara McMurdy (Moderator), Jennifer Clack