- Monday was the start of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I have attempted NaNoWriMo in the past but was never successful. I signed up again this year and am rather confident I'll make it. If you're also NaNoing, you can find me on the site as AzureDragonfly.
- A graphic video of a Texas judge beating his disabled daughter because of her internet use is making its rounds on the 'net. I can't watch the entire thing as it is quite graphic and unsettling. I sincerely hope this girl gets the help she needs.
- Whale Trail has got to be one of the cutest gaming apps ever. I'm also squeeing over the Fantasia 2000 reference in the original article.
- DC Universe Online is now free to play. And I am still uninterested.
- Tim Burton is going to design a float for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm really looking forward to seeing it.
Good Internet Reads
- As Wonder Woman turns 70, Newsarama has the 10 Wonder Woman stories everyone should read.
- 12 looks that apparently all men hate. I can't imagine why any woman in her right mind would give a shit about stuff like this. A man who is going to reject you for wearing a baseball hat isn't a man that's worth your time.
- The Rebirth of the Feminist Manifesto.
- We march down University Place, chanting all the old familiar “hey, ho” alternatives, plus some new ones like “Rapists! Go fuck yourselves.” (Marchers lock eyes and grin; it’s so percussive and playful.) In college in the eighties, I’d gone to my share of rallies, but this reminds me more of ones I’ve read about: the 1970 sit-in at Ladies’ Home Journal; the Atlantic City “zap” at the Miss America Pageant, when activists crowned a sheep; and my personal favorite, the 1968 “hex” cast on Wall Street by the collective WITCH—Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell—when women in pointy hats spooked the brokers so badly they reportedly made the Dow drop.
- Mona Simpson wrote an emotional and moving obituary for her brother Steve Jobs.
- Even as a feminist, my whole life I’d been waiting for a man to love, who could love me. For decades, I’d thought that man would be my father. When I was 25, I met that man and he was my brother.
- A gay man's quest to lose is hetero virginity before cancer took his ability to orgasm. It's a funny, touching, emotional piece.
- A lovely piece about Amanda Palmer - her artistry, music, and work with Occupy Wall Street.