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The Walking Thread

[Content Note: Descriptions of violence. Spoilers are lurching around undeadly herein.] These eyes are the window to the only soul left in this show. When last we left our sweaty band of survivalists, Grimes Gang + the Doctor Mulletsworth...Show More Summary

Pistorius Update

[Content Note: Guns; homicide; misogyny.]Oscar Pistorius, who stood trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, whom he was dating at the time he shot her, claiming he believed she was intruder, was found not guilty of murder last month...Show More Summary

Another Domino Falls

[Content Note: Homophobia.]Over the weekend, a federal judge ruled Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional: The late Sunday afternoon decision caught many people off guard. No rallies were immediately planned, but some plaintiffs...Show More Summary

Open Thread (+ Programming Note)

Hosted by a Weimaraner. I've got a friend visiting from out of town today, so I'll be taking today off. And don't worry—I will definitely have a Walking Dead recap on Tuesday! Wheeeeeee! See you tomorrow.

Open Thread

Hosted by a volleyball.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by the letter V.


Rob at io9: "Tucked away in a Variety article about Billy Crystal joining the Henson Company's production of Which Witch?—which, you know, whatever—comes the much more interesting news that a sequel to 1986's Labyrinth is in the works (along with the previously rumored Dark Crystal 2 and Fraggle Rock movies). Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Rape culture.]"This Court finds that no individual clothed and positioned in such a manner in a public area in broad daylight in the presence of countless other individuals could have a reasonable expectation of privacy."—Washington,...Show More Summary

Discussion Thread: Creative Endeavors!

Shaker Socchan emails (which I am sharing with permission): "Would you be willing to post a thread for Shakers to talk about creative projects they're working on? I know a lot of us are crafty, artistic, or writer-y, and I'd love toShow More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Olivia, the most food-aggressive cat who has ever lived, licking out my salad bowl after dinner last night. I couldn't even stop her, because I was laughing too hard at the lengths to which she'll go and the contortions into which she'll put herself to get the tiniest bit of food. Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by oil paint.Recommended Reading:Prison Culture: [Content Note: Carcerality; homophobia; transphobia] #NoSchoolPushout: LGBTQ StudentsCarly: [CN: Disablism; lookism] My Face Is Not a Halloween CostumeTLC:...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...Congratulations to 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and 60-year-old Kailash Satyarthi of India who have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.[Content Note: Possible harm] 12-year-old Daekyia Shropshire from Washington, DC, has been missing since Monday. Show More Summary

The Misogyny Tax

[Content Note: Misogyny; fat hatred; harassment.]I've spoken before about the misogyny tax—the personal cost to being a woman in the public eye (or any sphere); the cost to one's emotional resources to be expected to weather all manner...Show More Summary

Good News

[Content Note: Voter suppression; racism; classism; disablism.]Courts have struck down voter ID laws in both Wisconsin and Texas:The Supreme Court on Thursday evening stopped officials in Wisconsin from requiring voters there to provide...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker catvoncat: Inspired by yesterday's QotD from Brenda A.: "Tell about a time (or more than one!) when you have helped a random stranger."When I lived in Chicago, I lived on the far north side, and, when I took the El home from work, by the time it got to my neighborhood, the train was usually almost entirely empty. Show More Summary

Number of the Day

[Content Note: Disablism; carcerality.]356,368: The number of people with severe mental illness who were imprisoned in the US in 2012. (And, personally, I'm guessing that number is an underestimate.)The state of mental health services in this country is unacceptable. Show More Summary

Who Ya Gonna Call?

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Yesterday I mentioned that the all-female Ghostbusters reboot IS GO. And I've pretty much been vibrating with excitement like Beavis on too much soda ever since. Now this interview with the director and co-writer...Show More Summary

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