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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 as they went along.

That Spinoff list of NZ non-fiction had very little Māori content in it. The site follows up with a Team Brown remix.

Smiling slaves and the real censorship in childrens’ books.

A search engine that digs up the appropriate screen captures to go with any Simpsons quote.

via Hannah Shaffer, Worst Draft: “”Worst Draft is a minimalist word processor that removes the two biggest roadblocks for writers: editing & distractions. Users will be unable to delete anything more than a few most recently typed words, and they will also be unable to access any other applications without first closing Worst Draft.”

via Jenni, Anil Dash writes against the internet wisdom that is “don’t read the comments”

via Debbie, the Melbourne Museum has a great computer animated video of the destruction of Pompeii.

via Fraser, the secret of the writing on Poe Dameron’s jacket in the new Star Wars film.

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Paul | February 5, 2016 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Look up the details on JJ abrams beasty boys reference in Starwars for fun. There is a character called Ello Asty.
    It involves reading aubresh

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ello_Asty

  2. Stephanie | February 5, 2016 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    “That Spinoff list of NZ non-fiction had very little Māori content in it. The site follows up with a Team Brown remix.”
    It’s very borderline about being non-fiction, but Huia Publishers do a great line in Te Reo readers. The illustrations are appealing, they give a glossary at the back in case you’re not sure of the phrase from the image, and there’s a real sense of humour in there.

  3. morgue | February 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    good to know! I’ll have to check those out.

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