Someone just called me “sir” at the airport. This is awesome!
Shout out to all the closeted LGBT people who have to return to unsafe family environments this season. Remember that there is nothing wrong with you and that no, you are not a hypocrite for loving the people who raised you despite the things they have done to hurt you. Above all remember that you will always have friends who support you even if your family does not.
foodstain asked: any lesbian fantasy books? stuff with wizards and rogues, knights and dragons.. anything in the range of fairly realistic fantasy (game of thrones) or full on magical fantasy with .. magic
Of course! There are actually tons. Here’s a good list to start: Good Lesbian Fantasy Novels. And Goodreads’s Lesbian Fantasy list. Also Fantasy & Sci-Fi Featuring Lesbian Characters, Lesbian Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction Books and F/F Paranormal and Urban Fantasy.
- Lesbian Knights in Fiction
- Lesbian Fairy Tales
- Lesbian Princesses in Fiction
- Lesbian Steampunk Stories
My recommendations, in descending order of what you’re looking for, linked to my reviews:
The Narrows by m. craig: Questers, magicweavers, magic instead of electricity, all in a Portland-like hipster setting.
Fire Logic by Laurie J. Marks (linked to Mfred’s review because hers is better): a fantasy world where homophobia does not exist. Nobody cares that she’s attracted to women. Such a relief after reading a bunch of coming out stories.
Hellebore & Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Catherine Lundoff: The title speaks for itself. Also that cover.
Indigo Springs by A.M. Dellamonica: This one will appeal to you if you liked the TV show Warehouse 13. Similarly, this is a realistic world. Except that there is magic contaminating our world, mutating things, but also being channeled into objects that perform specific magic tasks. The main character is bisexual.
The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson: I can’t explain this book, and it’s probably not exactly fantasy, but it is amazing.
Books that I’ve heard good things about and are on my TBR list:
When Women Were Warriors series by Catherine M. Wilson, Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey, The Telling by Ursula K. Le Guin, and The Second Mango by Shira Glassman.
Whoops, more links. Popular Lesbian Fantasy Books, Outstanding Lesbian Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Outer Alliance’s podcasts are all about queer s/ff, List of Lambda Literary Awards winners and nominees for science fiction, fantasy and horror, List of Winners of the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards (queer S/FF/Horror).
I really have to do/add to a Lesbian Fantasy Goodreads list soon.
Nowadays the princesses all know kung fu, and yet they’re still the same princesses. They’re still love interests, still the one girl in a team of five boys, and they’re all kind of the same. They march on screen, punch someone to show how they don’t take no shit, throw around a couple of one-liners or forcibly kiss someone because getting consent is for wimps, and then with ladylike discretion they back out of the narrative’s way.
On the posters they’re posed way in the back of the shot behind the men, in the trailers they may pout or smile or kick things, but they remain silent. Their strength lets them, briefly, dominate bystanders but never dominate the plot. It’s an anodyne, a sop, a Trojan Horse - it’s there to distract and confuse you, so you forget to ask for more."
Sara McKenna, a former Marine, became pregnant during a brief relationship with Bode Miller, an Olympic skier. While seven months pregnant, she moved from California to New York to go to school, leading a judge to scold her for “virtually absconding with her fetus.” Now, the fight for custody of their son has become “a closely watched legal battle over the rights of pregnant women to travel and make life choices.” (via bebinn)
FUCK THIS SHIT
It’s a Saturday night, I just finished a HUGE outline, now I want to have some quiet time and the campus is too fucking loud.
I don’t like it, go to bed you whipersnappers. I don’t want to live on a college campus anymore.