Irregular Roundup #12

Why Beauty and the Beast is a million times better than Cinderella has a good point—and some good rebuttal commentary. I also love the story and even collect Disney “Beauty & the Beast” stuff.

Just Happiness, by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess. Gaiman says, “And it is so beautiful… I want to make everyone watch it.”

An interesting blog entry about color by Randall Munroe, the guy who writes/draws xkcd. Also, this and this.

heartsupport has a new website. I’m not sure how I feel about it, honestly, but I approve of what they’re trying to do (at least as far as I can tell).

Neat little games by Silver Stitch. They should probably be played in order to understand the story but don’t strictly have to be. Colour My Heart | Colour My World | Colour My Dreams | Colour My Fate | Colour My Life

Editing Your Novel? A Round-Up of Some Good Advice Also, 5 Ways to Make Your Novel Unforgettable.

Official Power Morphicon: celebrating “the hit TV series Power Rangers with industry guests, live events, and more. Join us as we convene for the show’s 17th anniversary of its premiere!” August 27-29, 2010, in Pasadena, California. WANT(ed) TO GO.

Anime related, for your information and mine:, an essay about Cosplay in Japan, and how most conventions lie about their attendance.

OMG best thing ever: Golden Girls nesting dolls. (Thank you for being a friend!)

If historical events had Facebook statuses; I admit, I loled. Also, part 2.

Queerness in Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land; a good read about the main problem I had with my favorite book.

I want to see this movie: Real Injun! When is it coming to Los Angeles????

People ask me why I don’t drink or do drugs, or even drink coffee, and I always have a hard time telling them in the time I’m allowed. (It’s a long story and most people don’t want to sit there and have me explain my life story to them, obviously. Who has time for that?) I struggled for a while with the idea of being straight edge—I’m not. That is, I’m not struggling with it anymore, but I’m also not straight edge. I’m just me.

400 Years Without a Comb: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6. Or, just watch the playlist on YouTube.

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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