Links, May 1

SFF
Patricia McKillip – Wonders of the Invisible World
Lee Battersby – The Corpse-Rat King
Remembering Leonard Nimoy: A Rabbi’s Eulogy
The Strange Horizons Book Club: Academic Exercises by K. J. Parker
The Changing Style of Doctor Who X: Continuity and Violence
Abseiling. Oh Alan Garner.
Panoramic animations offer “romantic overview” of dystopian future cities
A floating McDonalds, abandoned for the last 30 years.
Your Problematic Is Fave
So Much Action Is Squeezed Into This Sixty-Second Trailer For JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL

OTHER LITERATURE
INFOGRAPHIC: Word Counts of Famous Books

FANDOM/FAN STUDIES
I Used To Think Maybe You Loved Me (Now Baby I’m Sure): The Reconstruction of the Supernatural Fangirl this was a good discussion of the bizarreness of the self-aware canon negotiating with its fans, though it lost me a bit on the mechanics of how Marie was used to discipline fandom
Uhura and Aging
I Ship It: A Short Film

ACADEMIA
Critical Hand Gestures
How to Create Your Own Post-ac Job
What Happens To Your #Postac Application: From Submission to Interview (Gover)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Does Not Exist
How To Tailor a Job Letter (Without Flattering, Pandering, or Begging)
“I’m the Ideal Candidate for Your Position!”
Those 12 Sentences: Evaluating Cover Letter Advice

WRITING
BBC Writersroom interviews comedy writer and script editor Andrew Ellard
9 Fundamental Fears that Motivate Your Characters wank
Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One

WRITING AND RACE
Can a White Author Write Black Characters?
7 Offensive Mistakes Well-Intentioned Writers Make when writing about race
How Zadie Smith Is Trying to Wake White Writers Up
From ‘Uncle Tom’ to ‘The Help’: Can white writers tell black stories?
Can white writers write non-white characters?
Is My Character “Black Enough”? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally
White Writer, Black Characters: Bad Idea?
Transracial Writing for the Sincere
10 Great Resources for Writing Cross-Culturally
Writing Race: A Checklist For Writers
Notes from SCBWI Winter Conference

FILM
More pictures are passing the test, although in 2014 still 25% of the released movies has women who only discuss men between each other. Explore data on more than 5,600 films released since 1892.
Flux Capacitor (review of Aeon Flux)
If Critics Wrote About the Male Best Director Nominees the Same Way They Write About Selma Director Ava DuVernay.
Watching Father Brown
Why women love ‘Jupiter Ascending’

The Secrets of Over The Garden Wall Revealed! – Virtual Jordan<–I find this kind of annoying?

ART
what could be done to improve modern art appreciation in museums
h32 Paintings Paired With Quotes From “Mean Girls”
Thorne Miniature Rooms
What It’s Like To See 100 Million Colors

INTERNET ARCHITECTURE
@SuperSpacedad layin’ down truth about Twitter

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