Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Links (Gay Superheroes Getting Married and More!)

Starbuck and Starbuck in Starbucks. Boom. Your brain just exploded.
I don't have a lot for you this week, folks, partly because I was busy going out and being awesome (and seeing Conan O'Brien give a talk at the JFK library, which was very fun), but also because there wasn't a whole lot that caught my eye this week.

So here are this week's top picks.

1. In that-took-a-while news, DC has announced that one of their major established characters will be revealed to be gay in the New 52, which could almost make me want to start reading it...if I wasn't so sure it was going to be handled terribly. Still, read about the announcement here.

2. In hey-we've-had-gay-characters-for-years news, Marvel decided not to let DC get all the credit, and is now planning a wedding serial for Northstar, the gay member of the X-Men. Again, I have nothing against this, and I do trust Marvel a bit more, but it'll be interesting to see how this one plays out. At least they're competing against each other on something a little healthier? Check out the announcement for this one here.

3. In yes-I-would-like-to-see-that news, the Feminist Frequency, which I so often reference, is looking to expand their videos on tropes about women from just films to a series on videogames. This is a great cause and well-worth supporting, so check it out and give generously here.

4. In not-very-feminist-but-absolutely-hysterical news, the blog "Conversations in Marvel" has become one of my new favorites. It's based on the idea that all of the characters from X-Men: First Class and The Avengers exist in the same time stream, roughly now, and have access to current technology. And drink a lot. So totally worth it. Read it here.

5. Finally, I don't have a super-new video to share this week, but because Amanda Palmer is always cool, and because she's using Kickstarter to raise money for her new album (check it out here), enjoy this video of one of her more...intriguing songs.

Have a great weekend, and I'll see you on Monday, with some Memorial Day themed nerd thoughts!

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