- MXD zine is full of powerful voices talking about being mixed race. Contributors discuss being constantly asked to explain their ethnicities, being seen as white and experiencing casual racism of white people, queer genders and sexualities with mixed race identity, being fetishized and a lot more.
28 p./B & W/Half size - $ 3.00MXD Zine is available from The Alchemist’s Closet >
“Don’t do impressions of other races.” - Angie Jordan (portrayed by Sherri Shepherd) from 30 Rock
Seems so simple, and yet…
some people need this to be explained repeatedly and even still..
“My cousin Jody Potts made my niece Nazhre, who was our flower girl, a beaded hide dress with porcupine quillwork.
My Great Aunt Adeline Potts made my wedding dress out of white elk hide, with traditional Hän Gwich’in beadwork. She also made a matching pair of beaded wedding slippers.”
- Shyanne Beatty
in response to the "nigga" meme: Help give Baby Marcus a proper funeral (TW: child murder)
“Baby Marcus, one year old, of Pittsburgh was the victim of a tragic drive by shooting in East Hills on May 21, 2013. Please donate what you can to donate to his family! Every dollar counts! This summer is for you Baby Marcus! “
Please signal boost and make donations here:
Going through old old clothes,jfc some of these things are so 90’s it hurts.
The fuck I just hear on the news? “Trayvon Martin’s phone images and text messages released. But will they ever reach the court room?”
why do they need to be brought up in court? The youth was killed in cold blood,we all know that.
Character: Marceline & Lumpy Space Princess
Series: Adventure Time
Amazon Legitimizes Fan-Fiction for Profit
Amazon Debuts ‘Kindle Worlds,’ Where Your Gossip Girl Fan Fiction Can Earn You Cash Sometimes a writer creates a universe so compelling that others feel the need to join and help flesh out that world with their own tribute fiction. And sometimes you make something crappy like Gossip…
What in the hell! Damn, this makes me hella uncomfortable. I’m torn between deleting all my online fanfiction or… hoping that this madness passes. This is so not a good idea.
People would be stealing shit left and right. Hell, they do that now and fanfiction is for free. Let’s not get into the authors who are going to be fucking pissed at this as well they should be because they won’t be getting any of that money based off of their characters.
I’m not here for this at all. I need people to profit from their own creativity, not just jumping off of someone else’s.
the biggest problem with this is that, even if you do decide to sell your fanfic through them, you won’t get much protection. once you publish - according to the details of this program - they own it. they can republish it in an anthology or in another country/language, and you won’t see an additional dime.
furthermore, the owner of the original universe and characters can take your idea and turn it into a film/book/tv show/etc and not have to compensate you at all. it’s typical Amazon bait-and-switch. on the surface, it seems alluring, but you have to read the fine print. the only way property rights’ owners would agree to this is if Amazon promised them a deal they couldn’t refuse. “you’ll get a cut of the profits AND have an endless pool of story ideas that you don’t have to pay for!” the fanfic writer will get screwed. twice.
fanfiction isn’t new. hell, the Star Trek novels are basically authorized fanfiction. at least there, the authors are properly credited and compensated. this sounds like a really, really bad idea.
I know, right. This will not end well. *headdesk*