Friday Links (hot messes edition)

It’s September. How did that happen?

Ah, September, the most blessed of months. The month in which superior people are born! Perhaps, now that it has arrived, are long horrible hot and dry nightmare of a summer will end?

It’s also Friday, so, here are the links, sorted into categories as accurately as I could.

Links of the Week

Man born and raised in UK told he is not a British citizen.

The Earl Grey Addict.

There is no such thing as western civilisation .


Raiders of the Lost Nova.

Rain-Swollen Addicks Dam in Houston Overflows for First Time.

Intelligent people are more likely to swear study says.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!


Emotional Labour in SFF – The Work Of Caring.

The Dynamic Queer Characters of Bone Street Rumba.

The Hubris of Icarus: Women Who Fly Into the Sun.

Too Long for Twitter: I don’t like fantasy maps. I understand the point she’s trying to make, but I think she intentionally gave this blog post a click-baity title.

Restoring Our Faith in the Rule of Law

Judge Says Richard Simmons Can’t Sue Tabloids Because Calling Someone Transgender Isn’t Defamatory.

This week in scams recently thwarted

Novel removed from independent stores’ best-seller list.

Handbook for Mortals: How an actress pretending to be an author exposed the house of card of bestseller lists.

This week in awful people

Chicago Public School Teacher Charged With Dealing Ammo, Gun Accessories In Federal Sting.

News for queers and our allies:

Hundreds Of Christian Leaders Denounce Anti-LGBTQ ‘Nashville Statement’.

Public library denies request to remove gay book from children’s section.

This Week in Tech

PSA: Now’s a good time to check which of your apps won’t open in iOS 11 as 32-bit support dropped.

Tweetment Effects on the Tweeted: Experimentally Reducing Racist Harassment.

Net Neutrality 101: Why It Matters |.

This Week in Inclusion

LGBT representation on television is tokenistic and de-sexualised.

Why I don’t use #ownvoices, and why readers should stop demanding writers’ personal credentials.

Culture war news:

The Nashville Statement Is Anti-LGBTQ Christian Bigotry Written in Stone.

This week in so-called Christians

Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch opens to Harvey victims after backlash.

Was Joel Osteen’s Houston ‘Megachurch’ Affected By Hurricane Harvey?.

Evangelical Pastor: Harvey Is God’s Judgment On Houston For Having A ‘Very Aggressively Pro-Homosexual Mayor’. If God is punishing us queers, how come he destroyed thousands of homes owned by straight people?

The Slowly Boiled Frog: Your daily dose of Liberty Counsel bat guano.

Survey Shows Most Christians Don’t Understand the Fundamentals of Their Faith.

Solarbird: The Nashville Statement.

Bigoted evangelicals comically think LGBTQs give a damn about their opinions.

The Christians Who Blamed Hurricane Katrina on Sinners Are Very Quiet Right Now.

This Week Regarding the Lying Liar:

The ‘Trump Loophole’ Would Benefit Millionaires, Not Small Businesses.

Trump relishes role as chief executive of Harvey response.

Finnish president denies Trump claim of fighter jets sale.

Malicious! See What Trump Did to Former President Jimmy Carter. Petty. He’s so petty.

News about the Fascist Regime:

Hurricane Harvey Spotlights Trump’s Planned Cuts to the National Weather Service.

White House Nazi Sebastian Gorka Worked Hard to Make it Sound Like His Firing Was a Resignation.

Mattis did not freeze Trump’s transgender troops ban.

ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Deaths in Custody. This is full-blown fascist dictatorship stuff!

This week in Politics:

Congressional Staffer Tells Young Activist His Lack of Religion is a “Problem”.

This Week in Racists, White Nationalists, and other deplorables:

Trump’s bigoted base, by the numbers.

In chat rooms, Unite the Right organizers planned to obscure their racism .

Man arrested for firing gun at Charlottesville rally.

Sheridan police arrest man for fake story about being stabbed by an anti-fascist.

‘We only kill black people’: Georgia Cop Tells White Woman During DUI Stop.

Oklahoma police chief outed as owner of racist website and white supremacist record label.

This Week in Hate Crimes

KIRO Makes No Mention of Race in Story About Murdered Sikh.


Jeannie Rousseau de Clarens, Valiant World War II Spy, Dies at 98.

Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ actor, dead at 91.

He played Oscar Goldman in ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘The Bionic Woman’ spinoff as well after working in such films as ‘Paths of Glory,’ ‘Seven Days in May’ and ‘Seconds’.

Things I wrote:

“Oh, it’s not that bad!” and other adventures in being human.

Confessions of a recovering evangelical, part 2.

Doubling down on the same-old hate, or drawing a new battle line?


JUSTICE LEAGUE SDCC RETRO Trailer 2017 (Lucy Lawless would have been an awesome Wonder Woman in the 90s…):

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St. Vincent – New York (Official Video):

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4 The 2000’s by Todrick Hall:

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The War on Drugs – Pain [Official Video]:

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. For more than 20 years I edited and published an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live near Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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