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Fairy tale linky

Tracing the origins of fairy tales using a genetic methodology – “The Smith and the Devil” may be 6,000 years old. The secret lives of tumblr teens – while insightful, I found this depressing reading. It starts as a discussion of why the clever weird kids gravitate to tumblr, and then, like the kids in […]

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New Mutants Linky

via Theron – if you read Marvel Comics in the 80s, this will be a bit surreal. Interesting look at how a wholesome TV personality in Japan was undone by scandal, and what that reveals about sexism within the culture. What happened after Sweden started putting Bechdel test results on films. Some insights into the […]

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Heroine Linky

Maire shares her top ten heroines from YA fantasy, her top seven feminist villains, and her top seven feminist supporting characters. Via Ben S, the history of the original run of Star Wars comics from Marvel. They have a goofy rep because of the green talking bunny rabbit alien, but they did some interesting stuff […]

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CIA Linky

Via alastair g: a 1980 CIA research paper, by their Deception Research Program, on facts and folklore about deception [PDF link] Here’s a reading list for me: the 100 best works of New Zealand non-fiction. Many of these I’d never even heard about! Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a new shortread following up his hugely impactful Case […]

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Some Linky

It’s a new year, 2016, and it looks like the world could need some linky. So here are some. Matthew Dentith, a theorist about conspiracy theorists, gives a fascinating analysis of how the Serial podcast deals with evidence in the Adnan Syed case, and how the Undisclosed podcast that looks at the same case approaches […]

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Butts Linky

An extensive, illustrated guide to the butts of Middle-earth (via Theron, who was just trying to share the pain.) Via Lew: Philip K Dick Stories Adapted as Vintage Radio Plays https://t.co/SQ93tQOlwJ Now on our list of 700 Free AudioBooks https://t.co/nP8qYiFJnJ — Open Culture (@openculture) December 17, 2015 The Radicalization of Luke Skywalker: A Jedi’s Path […]

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Creepy Linky

Archive.org has a whole mess of Warren Publishing mags up for download, including loads of issues of Creepy! (Also, it would be timely to note, the Famous Monsters of Filmland Star Wars special from 1977. Speaking of, the best thing about new Star Wars is probably Carrie Fisher doing media. This breakfast TV interview is […]

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Judd Aye Linky

Ken Loach does Star Wars (via Andrew Layden) The heartwarming story of the pink R2 robot that will appear in the new Star Wars film. And this was a very important mission for the stormtroopers (via Sam W) Great video summary of the case for JarJar Binks as a hardcore evil Jedi (via the Alligator) […]

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Dystopia Linky

via Scott Common: ranking dystopias by their livability. via Ben Sedley: that time Alan Moore wrote stories for Star Wars. It’s Steph Curry playing HORSE with his dad! (If you don’t know who Steph Curry is… he’s like, in the movies where an overlooked kid with none of the physical attributes rises to somehow become […]

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Weird English Linky

Via Allen Varney: Why English is so weirdly different from other languages Also via Allen: the heartbreaking truth behind Snape’s first words to Harry Potter The New Yorker has a great longread about one of the most visible faces of the Westboro Baptist Church and how she ended up leaving it. The reason? Twitter. Fascinating […]

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