Welcome to Night Vale, Episode 2: “Glow Cloud:”
And above me in the night sky, above me I saw. Bitter taste of unripe peaches and a smell I could not place, nor could I escape.
"That smell. Aluminum. Ash. I’ve tasted it before."
I remembered other times that I could not escape. I remembered other smells.
The moon slunk like a wounded animal, the world spun like it had lost control.
Concentrate only on breathing and let go of ideas you had about nutrition and alarm clocks.
I took a walk on the cool sand dunes, brittle grass overgrown,
and above in the night sky, above me I saw
imagine being in ravenclaw and going back to your common room stumbling drunk in the middle of the night after a magical night of partying and having to answer a fucking riddle in order to get in your own goddamn bedroom
"what gets wetter and wetter the more it dries"
"your mom eeyyyyyyy"
I still stand beside it now, and I think a lot of the vehement anger I’ve seen on Tumblr lately is a response to people reacting against and trying to dismantle the things I wrote about in that post. But I have a giant caveat about it now, and that caveat is simply: don’t like it? hand the microphone to someone else.
Just as with the post I made about the John Green Effect, people are now reblogging my Tumblr post about the #SoWeary tag, and this is what’s happening.
Wil Wheaton: not mentioned in the article, only says three words on Twitter in response to the whole debate. Article is about women and other marginalized sci-fi fans speaking up about the Hugos and ensuing backlash.
Reaction from Tumblr to this post: WIL WHEATON IS SCUM!!!!!
So, look, I know how easy it is to feel bitter, but I don’t think this is about Wil Wheaton. I have no idea if he knew the context of Rothfuss’s quote (I mean he probably did unless he was vacationing in the Maldives for the last week, and I’m pretty sure they have great wi-fi in the Maldives, so man IDK). But guys, if you don’t want his three relatively unsubstantial words to have more power than anything else said by anyone else in this article? Stop talking about him. Hand the microphone to someone else. Stop talking about how he’s scum or needs to be stopped or needs to obey his own don’t be a dick law, and just simply stop giving him that power.
Go look at all the OTHER tweets in this article, go explore one of those smart people who spoke up and joined the hashtag and go read THEIR books, talk about THEM, and give *them* the microphone.
Stop talking about how people you don’t like have too much power and too much influence and start talking about other people who deserve to have more.
And when those dudes, Wil W et. al, ask, ‘what can we do to help?’ we can respond, “you can step back and give the microphone to someone else.”
Dork Tower ~ John Kovalic
Hullo, art of mine! :-)
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Guys! It is Book giveaway time! :D
Hi, all! I’m delighted to announce that I’m going to be on MacMillan’s 2014 Fierce Reads Street Team! So in celebration I’m going to give away a book by my very favorite MacMillan author, who is also one of my favorite writers of all time: Frances Hardinge.
If you aren’t familiar with Hardinge, she is an acclaimed children’s/YA author whose words contain more magic than anything I’ve read since Harry Potter. I don’t know anyone who’s read Hardinge that hasn’t immediately become a fan for life. (See also jibrailis and Ana of thebooksmugglers! <3)
She has a new book, Cuckoo Song, coming out in May and I’d love nothing more than to drum up some new lifelong fans for her, so I’m giving one of you guys a free book!
To Enter:please send me an email, or a tweet, or a Tumblr ask, and tell me what your fave children’s book is, and why! I’ll put your name in the hat and do a drawing next Thursday (when I get paid lol).
Feel to reblog or pass this around! But please only message me once. :)