In which Alisa and Tansy look at crimes against superheroines in the DC Universe, the good and the bad of the companions' journeys in Doctor Who, and why we love Olivia Dunham and her gun. We also plug our own books (yes really!), Tansy is still reading comics, and Alisa confesses that e-books have broken her brain.
No, seriously, she's broken now.
The WSFA SP shortlist (Tehani wooo!)
Death of Sara Douglass
Catwoman & Starfire - this isn’t what empowerment looks like i09 on a seven-year-old who loves Starfire and her reaction to the new version of the character: "She doesn't do anything." A great webcomic response to the Starfire issue. Tansy blogged about it too!
DC Comics, Bunker & the Current State of LGBTQ Superheroes (Tansy would have commented on how Bunker is portrayed as a gay superhero in the Teen Titans but he wasn't in the first issue!)
What Culture Have we Consumed?
Alisa: Haven, Fringe S4, Doctor Who Season 4?, Ringer, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, A Taste of the Nightlife by Sarah Zettel and one of my new reading projects
Pet Subject: Indie and E-books Twelfth Planet Press Website Twelfth Planet Press E-Store Wizard's Tower Bookstore (yay Cheryl) Tansy is Rocking the Romanpunk on her blog this week in celebration of the e-release of Love and Romanpunk.
Feedback: Björn is embarking on a quest to read all women authors for a year - and he needs a catchy title to help this become an awesome internet meme. Can you help him? Send us your suggestions and we'll think of some prizes for the best ones.
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“Ringer” is a bit terrible, but I’ve watched three episodes and I think I’ll keep watching, pretty much purely because of Buffy nostalgia. Even though it makes me a bit sad to see SMG woodenly “acting” all over the place, and not kicking any kind of arse.
I think I’ll probably keep watching it too and for the same reason!