Hello! This is going to be the first of what I hope will be a weekly feature in which I link you to all the fun, interesting, relevant or moving stuff I read on the internet in the past week. Despite the title, it doesn’t necessarily have to be particularly wordy to end up here – just notable. So here you go!
Fictional bad girls are back with a vengeance – The Guardian. Jane Bradley writes about the endurance of the morally ambiguous (or downright reprehensible) female protagonist in young adult literature.
GaymerX Co-Creator Kayce Brown: On Being a Girl Gaymer in a Male-Dominated World – Advocate. Exactly what it says on the tin! Robbie Imes interviews Kayce Brown on her gaming life and creating GaymerX.
Science fiction is no longer a boys’ club – Salon. Ghezal Hamidi on the rise of female-led science fiction franchises.
Batwoman writers depart DC Comics after lesbian superhero’s wedding is ‘prohibited’ – The Independent. Sad news: JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman leave DC after they are forbidden from depicting Kate Kane’s wedding to fiancée Maggie Sawyer.
Power Couples With Super Powers – Out. To combat DC’s bad decisions: seventeen superpowered queer couples, with pictures!
If I can be permitted to end on a sombre note: For Seamus Heaney on 2nd September, 2013 – Charles Causley News Blog. One of many tributes to Seamus Heaney, the late, great Irish poet, who died this week at the age of 74.