It’s not my typical link day, but it’s my last post of the week. I’m on my way to Las Vegas to celebrate my wedding anniversary. It seems like it was so recently that I was writing my blog post about taking time off to get married, but that was a whole year ago!
Between my book deal, launching Gunpla 101, and a slew of other projects, May has been REALLY busy for me. So in order to ensure that I take some time off, I’m not even bringing my laptop! I’ll be updating my Instagram, but that’s pretty much it.
And now, on to the links:
- Tony is commemorating Mental Health Month with a series of guest posts. I wrote Mushi-shi as a metaphor for mental illness.
- This isn’t necessarily geeky, but Dr. Nerdlove, has been saying some very important stuff about the UC Santa Barbara shooting. It’s hard for me to draw a conclusion without making generalizations or making less of the lives that were lost, so I’ve been reading the thoughts of people more articulate than myself.
- Aja wrote about how the Supernatural fandom is sick of socially regressive plots in which women have to die to motivate men over and again.
- Mary, a talented filmmaker, friend, and fellow geek, directed Good Game, a documentary on the eSports industry. It just became available for pre-order!
- You’ve probably heard about Boys’ Love, a Japanese genre for girls who like boys who like boys. But have you heard about bara, a similar entertainment targeted at gay men? Tumblr user gaymanga has a very thorough history on the term and its uses (link is NSFW).
- Each year, Fanime Con attracts protestors who assume that anime fans are in need of salvation. This time around, here’s how Christian attendees are responding to religious protestors with prayer.
- There are still a few more days to submit panel ideas to Geek Girl Con. I’ve submitted three panels and counting because I am determined to go this year!
Screenshot via Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro.