I like to think I'm vicious, but really, I'm adorable. Don't let that fool you though. I bite.
Current obsessions are
The Legend of Zelda
Avatar: The Last Airbender & Legend of Korra
Honda Rebel motorcycles
campier science fiction flicks
A compilation of my favorite teacher/school related posts
THE TOP ONE THO
What’s the tallest buildings in your city?
THE LIBRARY BECAUSE IT HAS THE MOST STORIES
I can’t believe I’m being punder arrest.
Humans have spent the last 10,000 years mastering agriculture. But a freak summer storm or bad drought can still mar many a well-planted harvest. Not anymore, says Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, who has moved industrial-scale farming under the roof.
I took a couple of hours out of my day to be on a panel for Young Author’s Day, an event put on by the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association. I was invited to join by John Lustig, who I feel very lucky to call my friend and mentor. We answered the usual questions about the writing process and how we broke into comics, but I was even more intrigued by the audience. Notice something about them?
Yeah. GIRLS. Very. Young. Girls.
So I asked THEM some questions. “How many of you read comics?”
All hands went up.
"How many of you want to make comics some day?"
Most of the hands went up.
Here’s where it really got interesting. “How many of you BUY comics?”
Only one hand raised. I asked her where she buys her comics. She said, “At the comic book store.”
"Do you have a comic book store you like going to?" I asked.
She hesitated. “It’s complicated.”
That’s 10 year-old speak for “I have to go there to get comics but the store makes me uncomfortable.” The rest of them read webcomics. None of them had heard of Comixology before, but they knew all about it by the time the panel was over. What comic would they like to see most? Minecraft. Only Steve needs to be a girl.
It was a fascinating experience, especially in the wake of this article detailing why girls in the 1980s (like me and one of the moms nodding eagerly in the audience) stopped buying comics for 20 years.
The future of comics is bright indeed.
This is absolutely wonderful.
We all know that feeling, vending machine
For a long confused moment I thought I had stumbled upon vending machine shaming.
pumpkin spice candles soon
pumpkin lattes soon
Our paramedic carried a guy who had six small plastic horses shoved up his ass for unknown reasons. The hospital listed his condition as “stable.” We died.
I was looking in the fridge for some mangos and I couldn’t find them so I asked my brother “are the mangos mang-gone?” and he threw a spatula at me
I lost a follower for this. whatever bro id like to see your mango puns