Links to catch up on from last week:
5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person Zoe Quinn herself on the so-called “GamerGate Scandal” and the impact the hate campaign has had on her life since it started a few weeks ago.
Disrupters, Disconnectionists, and Dicks Emma Healey’s takedown of Nev Schulman (aka that guy from Catfish) and the pseudo-philosophy espoused in his new book is the BEST kind of book review.
What If You Just Don’t Know If You Want Kids? Ann Friedman investigates why more and more young women find themselves ambivalent about having kids, and what kind of effect that uncertainty has on some of their behaviour.
Selfies Lavie Tidhar’s short story at Tor is a must-read for horror enthusiasts, and anyone who’s ever felt wary about buying a used phone
“As Good As New" by Charlie Jane Anders
Click through and read the whole thing, you know you want to
The Scotiabank Giller Prize unveiled its long list on Tuesday, along with the unexpected news that its purse has doubled, immediately vaulting the literary award to among the richest in the English language.
Beginning this year, the winner of the Giller Prize will receive $100,000, while the finalists will each take home $10,000."
— Giller Prize unveils long list, doubles purse by Mark Medley
Anonymous said: Why do I have to justify my experience as a young, bisexual woman of color to the public? Why can't I just live my life with no explanations?
Every translator knows the point where one language cannot be translated into another. But now what if, within this silence, you discover a deeper one — a word that does not intend to be translatable. A word that stops itself. There is something maddeningly attractive about the untranslatable, about a word that goes silent in transit.
I’m making soup out of questionable chicken bones (don’t ask) and preparing activities for my tutoring gig this afternoon and oh yeah i just found out that a story I wrote about a girl on a bad blind date placed first in a contest I submitted it to earlier this year.
So all in all, not a bad start to the week, is what I’m saying.
— Edna St. Vincent Millay (via vintageanchorbooks)