"(Almost) Every SFF Adaptation Coming to Television and Movie Theaters!" [Tor.com] (Not news that both Newsflesh and October Daye are on the list, and there's no real info on Newsflesh, but I, at least, was unaware that the writer adapting Toby for TV is Margaret Dunlap, who's worked on The Middleman and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.)
"Yuri!!! on Ice Anime Casts Pro Skater Nobunari Oda as Himself". [ANN]
"Announcement: official Mass Effect novels coming from Titan Books in 2017!" Authors include N.K. Jemisin and Catherine M. Valente.
"The Continent, Carve the Mark, and the Trope of the Dark Skinned Aggressor". [Justina Ireland]
"John Scalzi: Writing For Audio Made Me A Better Writer, Period".
Merriam-Webster discusses "What is 'World-Building'? And how do you spell it?"
"The Progress and Pitfalls of Television’s Treatment of Rape". [Variety]
"Cat Can’t Breathe? Feline Asthma: What You Need To Know".
Via newredshoes, "Speak Up & Stay Safe(r): A Guide to Protecting Yourself From Online Harassment". [Feminist Frequency]
"‘Please, I am out of options’: inside the murky world of DIY abortions: As Donald Trump promises new restrictions on abortion, emails reveal the desperation of women who have no place to go to end unwanted pregnancies". [The Guardian]
"What Was the Nerd? The myth of the bullied white outcast loner is helping fuel a fascist resurgence".
"'All my life suddenly made sense': how it feels to be diagnosed with autism late in life".
"Why My Online Relationships With Fat Women Have Been The Most Important Ones Of My Life".
At The Establishment:
--"Why The Publishing Industry Can’t Get Disability Right".
--"How To Help The Cause When You Need Help Yourself". [Content warning: suicidal ideation]
--"You Don't Have To Like Me--You Just Have To Believe I'm A Human Being". "Here’s the thing. You either believe in justice and equality or you don’t. You either believe that people of color are human beings deserving of full rights or you don’t. There are no preconditions to that. There are no exceptions to that. You believe in my humanity or you don’t."
"Dog wears camera that takes photo when he gets excited".
"15 Cats Who Think They Are Hiding From The Vet".
"Rescue Goat With Anxiety Only Calms Down In Her Duck Costume".
"Before-and-After Photos of Dogs and Their Humans Growing Up Together".
Via jimhines, "17 Dogs Who Are Carefully Bending Their Human’s Rules". [Buzzfeed]
Via disobey_gravity, a short video of a kitty tackling a climbing wall. [1 min., 10 seconds]