We are two people, possibly pirates, navigating our ship on the occasionally treacherous sea known as Love.
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rachelhaimowitz:

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swapcats:

I keep seeing posts to the tune of not enjoying published works of fiction because they’re full of straight romance; of having been ruined by fanfiction, because where else are you going to find universes where everyone’s queer, and they also get to go on space pirate adventures?

And I get that. Like everyone, I’ve spent my life inundated by straight media to the point where seeing a man and a woman make eye contact on TV makes me groan. But here’s the thing: these stories about queer characters absolutely do exist.

Don’t conflate mainstream literature with good literature. Queer authors are writing books about queer characters having entire worlds as safe-spaces. I talk to queer authors every day who are writing and have written amazing works of fiction, and I’ve poured endless hours and love into writing my own trilogy.

But here’s the thing: if you want to read about queer characters, you have to support queer authors. If you see something that catches your interest and have the funds to do so, buy it. If you can’t afford it or it’s not your cup of tea, reblog it. Queer fiction isn’t mainstream fiction because it’s queer fiction, and the only way queer people are going to be able to continue to produce the works people are chomping at the bit for is if you support them.

So instead of continuing to indulge in queerbaiting and settling down to read AU number eight-hundred and seventy five about a pair of cis white males, take a look around! Ask for recommendations! Pay attention to what queer people are producing. Trundle through the e-books on Amazon. I promise you, it’s no more stressful than digging through AO3 for something that catches your fancy.

Hear hear.  I’d also like to wholeheartedly recommend ebooks from riptidepublishing.   Even when I’ve read things that were not my personal cup of tea, they have a a strong commitment to editorial quality and representing queer lives honestly and authentically. 

- Sarah

God knows I love my fanfic, but we’ve got your professionally published queer space pirates right here ;-) Or perhaps you’d prefer queer sky pirates? :D

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gunpowderandspark:

According to the song Seasons of Love from RENT, there are 525,600 minutes a year.

One line later, there are “525,000 Moments so dear”.

So, doing the math, we can glean that there are 600 moments which aren’t so dear.

And I think I just used one of them by walking in on my boss who forgot to lock the bathroom stall.

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5 Plots on Gender You Have to See (Weekly Plotly Roundup)

We’ve posted a new roundup of the latest and greatest Plotly plots! Check out our full post with the interactive plots embedded to find more awesome content.

The data for this area plot comes from a study in which researchers sent thousands of identical emails to professors across the country and signed them with names signalling different genders and ethnicities. Basically, in every department outside the Fine Arts, emails signed with a “white male” name received more attention than almost any of the others — even when the professors were themselves women or members of a minority group. Read more…