Daddy’s Dying: Notes on ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

Beasts of the Southern Wild (dir. Benh Zeitlin, 2012) wasn’t originated by Black people, and the play that inspired it — Lucy Alibar’s Juicy and Delicious (2007) — didn’t foresee a main cast of Black people, but this film adaptation

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Some write of what was; others of what is...but I write of what will be.' — Mary Wollstonecraft

Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world. - Susan Sontag

Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories. - Hilary Mantel

Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories. - Hilary Mantel

Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing. - Gertrude Stein

Everybody should be quiet near a little stream and listen. - Ruth Krauss

Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories. - Hilary Mantel

I distrust any advice that contains the words 'ought' or 'should'. - Tamora Pierce

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. - Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip. - Diane Duane

Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing. - Gertrude Stein

Why are we reading, if not in hope of beauty laid bare, life heightened and its deepest mystery probed? - Annie Dillard

On chronic illness rep in spec fic, from my own experience

When I was a teenager, someone informed me that I was unjustified in wanting chronic illness representation in science fiction. I was told that my desire to see my experiences reflected in my favorite genre was unrealistic because "science would have advanced enough where ch

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I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. - Oprah Winfrey

I have a huge and savage conscience that won't let me get away with things. - Octavia E. Butler

The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time. - Mary Oliver

Some write of what was; others of what is...but I write of what will be.' — Mary Wollstonecraft

A word after a word after a word is power. - Margaret Atwood

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.