Schlagwort-Archive: Fantasy

ti_leos Links der Woche (KW 30)

Hallo Neuleser, die ihr von hierher gefunden habt. Seit gewarnt: Wenn ihr schon Renés Linkposts zu lang findet: Meine Links der Woche sind in der Regel mindestens genauso lang und die verlinkten Texte sind oft noch länger!

Immerhin sammle ich darin alles, was ich diese Woche besonders lesenswert oder interessant fand und auch wenn das nur ein Bruchteil dessen ist, was ich gelesen habe, um die Links zu finden: Meine Interessen sind vielseitig. Diese Woche habe ich mich kurz gefasst. Viel Spaß. ^^

ti_leos Links der Woche (KW 31)

It’s strange, how you go from a being person who is away from home to a person with no home at all. The country that is supposed to want you has pushed you out. No other country takes you in. You are unwanted, by everyone. You are a refugee.

Everything is yours Everything is not yours liest sich teilweise wie Parable of the Sower, ein Roman von Octavia Butler, der in einer postapokalyptischen Welt spielt. Bewegende Erinnerung an eine Kindheit in Ruanda, die durch den Konflikt zwischen Hutu und Tutsi ein jähes Ende findet, Flucht, aber der Krieg kommt immer mit, Auffanglager, das Gefühl der Verlorenheit, eine zerrissene Familie. Wegen solcher Texte begebe ich mich immer wieder auf die Suche nach Longreads. Außerdem will ich jetzt gern was von W. G. Sebald lesen, der für die Autorin eine wichtige Rolle spielt, aber dank der Unfähigkeit deutscher Verlage müsste ich dafür auf die englische Übersetzung zurückgreifen, weil’s nämlich nur die als E-Books gibt.


Bobby Jindal has already decided that nothing else can be done — indeed, that God himself divinely ordained an inerrant amended parchment to forbid anything else to be done. So what we can do now is pray.

Ein lesenswerter, wenn auch deprimierender Rant von Jeb Lund: Another mass shooting, and yet again we’re told: don’t politicize, pray. Auslöser: Der Anschlag in einem Kino in Lafayette, Louisiana. Related:

There have been 204 mass shootings — and 204 days — in 2015 so far


Like the victims whose stories they tell, reporters who cover rape face a powerful challenge to their credibility. A failure to withstand that challenge could silence reporters and rape survivors alike.

Krakauer’s Missoula and the scrutiny of reporters who cover rape, über den Umgang von Journalisten mit dem Thema Vergewaltigung.


“I don’t have a white saviour complex – but I want to help dismantle racism and patriarchy. Material (and Wolf as well, to a lesser extent) is my way of staying sane in a world where these patterns and systems are still very alive, and it’s also a part of my way of working towards breaking these patterns and systems apart and building something new and better instead. Speaking of racism being still well and alive, it just sometimes hides under a different name: the prison-industrial complex.”

The Guardian schreibt über Ales Kot, einen der derzeit interessantesten Autoren von Comics. Ales Kot, the writer taking comic books to mindbending new dimensions


When questioned on Tumblr about why hip-hop variant covers were a good idea given the pronounced absence of black writers or artists at the publisher, Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort offered a response that seemed emblematic of comics’ often tone-deaf approach to race: “What does one have to do with the other, really?”

It’s Time to Get Real About Racial Diversity in Comics über Marvels Variant-Cover im Stil ikonischer Rap-Albumcover und (den Mangel an) Diversität, kulturelle Aneignung in der Comic-Industrie.


In 1990, ARIS had found about 45,000 Scientologists. In 2001, it found 55,000, and in 2008, it found 25,000.

Have you ever wondered how many Scientologists there really are? – Die gute Nachricht: Kaum noch welche.


Gordon Carr’s film explores covers the roots of the Angry Brigade in the revolutionary ferment of the 1960’s and the anarchist First of May Group, and follows their campaign and the police investigation to its culmination in the ‚Stoke Newington 8‘ conspiracy trial at the Old Bailey — the longest criminal trial in British legal history.

[E.O.M.S.] hat Infos und Videos über die Angry Brigade gesammelt, Großbritanniens erster urban Guerilla:

The Angry Brigade Communiques & Chronology

Angry Brigade – Persons Unknown

The Angry Brigade – World in Action

The Angry Brigade


Virtual porn really ups the ante on intimacy. When you feel like you are there and can feel like you’re touching a person, it can really cross the boundary of our notion of fidelity

Virtual reality is the new hope of the porn industry with headsets like Oculus Rift set to go mainstream. Nicht überraschend, aber schon weiter fortgeschritten, als ich dachte.


Following rigorous competition and more than 130,000 voters, the World’s Most Beautiful Vagina Contest anointed a champion this week. It was a strange, difficult-to-gauge event—but that’s why organizers turned to scientists to tell us what it all means.

This happened: The ‚World’s Most Beautiful Vagina‘ winners, as explained by scientists. Eher Pseudo-Science, aber naja.


Through months of interviews and hundreds of pages of public documents, The Verge reconstructed what they were seeing: a multi-million-dollar embezzlement scheme that would ensnare a crooked lawyer, a multinational corporation, and some of the most sought-out comics in the world.

Krasse Geschichte, liest sich wie das Drehbuch zu einem Film. COMIC CONMAN – A true crime tale of comic books, corruption, and a $9 Million vanishing act hat alles: Comics, Betrug, Korruption, Verrat, verschwundene Millionen, Geldkoffer und und und.


More than one-third of the public believe that people with mental health problems are more likely to be violent. Violent crime statistics tell a different story, though. One survey suggested that only 1% of victims of violent crime believed that the incident occurred because the offender had a mental illness.

Fact checking: The myth of mental illness and violence


Auroville was built by hand by the flower-power generation of the 1960s. It was a “psychological revolution,” as W.M. Sullivan noted in his book The Dawning of Auroville—a venture in which Marxist-flavored socialism met anarchy. There is no money, no government, no religion, no skyscrapers or expressways, no newspapers with headlines of war, poverty, and genocide.

Ich hab noch nie von Auroville gehört, einer Art Hippie-Utopie einer Stadt, die in Indien tatsächlich existiert und natürlich nicht wirklich funktioniert, wie ich dank Trouble in Utopia jetzt weiß. Faszinierende Einblicke in eine Parallelgesellschaft bzw. Sekte.


We live in a Philip K Dick world now. The technology-led, military-led big names like Asimov, Robert Heinlein and Arthur got it deadwrong. They were all strong on the military as subject matter, on space wars, rational futures – essentially, fascist futures – and none of these things really matters today. It’s Dick and people like Frederik Pohl and Alfred Bester who were incredibly successful in predicting the future, because they were interested in social change, ecology, advertising. Look at Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Google . . . These are Philip K Dick phenomena.”

Michael Moorcock: “I think Tolkien was a crypto-fascist.” Michael Moorcock über Tolkiens Faschismus und den eigenen Anarchismus, Counter Culture & Gentrifizierung, seine Zeit als Editor von New Worlds, in der er Autoren wie J.G. Ballard, Brian Aldiss oder William Burroughs veröffentlichte, seine erste Ehe und Gender Politics, sein Multiversum & den Eternal Champion und sein neuestes Buch, eine autobiographical Fantasy. Hochinteressant.


“Dr John H Conway sits down at his computer and gets ready to log on. But before the computer allows him to begin work, it quickly spews out 10 randomly selected dates from the past and the future, dates like 3/15/2005 or 4/29/1803. Dr Conway has to mentally calculate what day of the week each would be before his computer lets him open a file and get to work. It is a game he has rigged up to play with himself.”

The world’s most charismatic mathematician finde ich spannend, weil es Einblicke in einen Menschen gibt, der die Welt mit ganz anderen Augen sieht als ich.


File under: Der Mensch uns ein Verhältnis zur Technologie: Futuristic Lexus Glows to the Beat of the Driver’s Heart


Sister Rosetta Tharpe Shows Us Why She’s Known As “The Godmother Of Rock And Roll”




ti_leos Links zum Sonntag (KW 10)

Sonntag hat man Ruhe. Daher hier noch ein paar interessante Links, die ich diese Woche sonst noch so entdeckt habe.

If you’re still struggling, just imagine instead of initiating sex, you’re making them a cup of tea.

Consent: Not actually that complicated

We gonna get our respect one way or another.

Check It: The all gay and transgender gang from D.C.

Now, I have to imagine that when a younger John Lewis woke up that morning fifty years ago and made his way to Brown Chapel, heroics were not on his mind. A day like this was not on his mind.

Transcript: Read Full Text of President Barack Obama’s Speech in Selma (Vorsicht, da startet leider automatisch ein Video)

LET me hazard a guess that you think a real person has written what you’re reading. Maybe you’re right. Maybe not. Perhaps you should ask me to confirm it the way your computer does when it demands that you type those letters and numbers crammed like abstract art into that annoying little box.

If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know?

She could say with absolute certainty that that’s precisely how it happened. Except, it turns out, none of what she remembered was accurate.

You have no idea what happened

She led an extraordinary life, enjoying success as a concert pianist when she was a young woman, before spending her middle years living in a battered old car following a failed romance and latterly turning a scrap of land at the foot of a London Underground embankment into her makeshift home and garden.

From concert pianist to lady in the car: the extraordinary life of Anne Naysmith

One theory suggests he was abducted by a sophisticated organized crime syndicate, and then forced into a hacker brigade that builds and services the cartel’s hidden, backcountry communications infrastructure. They’re the Geek Squads to some of the biggest mafia-style organizations in the world.

The Drug Cartels‘ IT Guy

It might seem odd to interview a science fiction author on a website that’s explicitly about blue jeans, but not every science fiction author has a capsule collection with Buzz Rickson’s. If Mr. Gibson knows anything as well as writing novels it’s clothing

William Gibson Interview: His Buzz Rickson Line, Tech wear, and the limits of authenticity

T H E  L A D I E S  A L M A N A C K is a feature-­length experimental narrative film (now in pre-production) written & directed by Daviel Shy, based on the novel of the same title by Djuna Barnes.

T H E  L A D I E S  A L M A N A C K

Furthermore, when gamer boys were asked if they want to see more girls play games, 86 percent said yes. When asked if they wanted to see more female heroes, only 19 percent disagreed. This data, the authors said, means that the majority of boys are welcoming to the girls that enjoy the hobby, and that they are eager to share it.

The games industry is wrong about kids, gaming and gender

Octopuses are cephalopod molluscs which include almost 300 species.

Octopus Facts

I’m not a journalist—I’m more like a novelist with a tennis background.

David Foster Wallace and the Nature of Fact

What do women want in their women characters? Art director and Muddy Colors columnist Lauren Panepinto addresses sexism in art and what she wants creators to think about when developing female characters. Even better, she shares redesigns of popular female characters done by female science fiction and fantasy artists.

Fantastic Redesigns Of Women Characters By Women Science Fiction Artists

Aside from doing research in order to make a believable character, in addition to leaving one’s personal (and media-learned) biases at the door, I don’t know the right answer to my friend’s question. How can she infuse PoC into her story in a believable manner, when her experience has only ever been as a white person?

Writing People of Color

There is a Reddit forum called SuicideWatch that feels a little bit like a digital version of those telephone crisis hotlines—if all the volunteers took off early for the day, leaving the depressed to start answering each other’s calls.

“Please Do Not Downvote Anyone Who’s Asked for Help”

Unfortunately, the author also had a bit of a drinking problem. In fact, he was so drunk at the welcome reception for his 1955 trip to Japan that the U.S. ambassador ordered he be put on the next plane back to the states.

“Put Someone in Charge of His Liquor” and Other Foreign-Service Rules for Handling William Faulkner

The 55-year-old mother of two in 2012 agreed to let surgeons  electrodes on her brain to control a robotic arm. More recently, she flew an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter simulator using nothing but her thoughts

This Woman Flew an F-35 Simulator with Her Mind

When all was said and done, Spock’s cool, rational intellect didn’t represent authority or dominance—it represented curiosity.

Spock taught me not to be racist—but not in the way you’d expect

Kellogg executives don’t expect cereal sales to return to growth this year, though they hope to slow the rate of decline and do better in 2016. But some Wall Street analysts say cereal sales may never fully recover. In Battle Creek, so-called Cereal City, that would be the equivalent of the apocalypse.

Who Killed Tony the Tiger?

Bonus, weil’s immer wieder gesucht wird: Die Antwort auf die Frage: Wie lang ist der Durchschnittspenis?

Robert Jordan bittet George R. R. Martin um eine signierte Ausgabe von Game of Thrones

Sowas mag ich ja. Es ist ein Brief von Fantasyautor Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time) aufgetaucht, in dem dieser um eine signierte Kopie von George R. R. Martins Game of Thrones bittet. Jordan ist ja leider vor Beendigung seines Lebenswerks verstorben; ein Schicksal, dass wir Martin nicht wünschen. Im März 1997 wurde offenbar langsam verkündet, dass Game of Thrones doch kein Dreiteiler werden würde.

Robert Jordan Letter to George R. R. Martin via

Figurschmeichelnde Plattenpanzer, Boob Windows und andere dumme Ideen

Ich bin nicht unbedingt großer Anhänger realistischer Kostüme , aber ich mag Kostüme zumindest ansatzweise glaubwürdig und praktikabel. Da kriegt man in Comics (und Fantasyfilmen) vor allem bei Kostümen weiblicher Charaktere mitunter die absurdesten Dinge zu sehen. Letztens erst im Fernsehen bei Catwoman:

Dieses Kostüm ist manches, aber nicht praktisch. Schaut man sich die Kostüme der anderen Catwoman-Verfilmungen an, so ist sowohl das von Michelle Pfeiffer als auch das von Anne Hathaway viel besser gelungen.

Ein anderes, sehr bekanntes Beispiel eines Kostümdesign-Fails: Das „Boob Window“ von Power Girl. Dazu hat Terry Moore eigentlich alles denkbar gut gesagt und gezeichnet:

Powergirl Terry Moore

Why cleavage is bad for crime-fighting“ führt die Unsinnigkeit von „Boob Windows“ und Co nochmal detaillierter aus. Wonder Womans Kostüm kommt im Faktencheck ebenfalls nicht gut weg.

“Why do you hate the shape of breasts in plate armor so much?” beschäftigt sich mit Brüsten in Plattenpanzern und warum es keine gute Idee wäre, diese allzu eng anliegend zu gestalten. Lesenswert! Das „Boob Window“ ist übrigens beim aktuellen Power Girl-Kostüm entfernt worden!

Habt ihr noch mehr Links, die sich mit diesem Thema beschäftigen? Dann immer her damit, ich bau die dann gern ein.