Links for February 10, 2019: An Angry Gay’s Overdue Screed on Bohemian Rhapsody, Chivalry is not that, naked webcomics, Terry Pratchett’s Oblivion mod

Christine Kelley posted a belated, but powerful response to Bohemian Rhapsody, a Queen biopic I have personally refused to watch because shouting and throwing eggs at a movie screen is not my idea of a good time: An Angry Gay’s Overdue Screed on Bohemian Rhapsody. That’s Not What Chivalry Is by Dr Eleanor Janega is …

Link for January 31, 2019: substituting Doctor Who, Season 11 stories with earlier, funnier ones.

I’m at a campsite in Southern Spain with poot Internet access, so I’m not going to try to post daily links, but this first part of a series in which Doctor Who episodes from the rather dire Season 11 are compared with similar episodes from earlier seasons was too good not to share: Adventures in …

Links for January 24, 2018: Venezuela, “the most pro-Black President”

I’m supposed to be on vacation, semi-incommunicado at a campsite in southern Spain. But because of the snowfall, we could not travel so me, my spouse and the dogs are still in the Netherlands. I’ve been scheduling posts and drawing comics, and now here’s another batch of links. Verónica Bayetti Flores pleads for nuance and …

Links for December 20: Sealioning, the far right on Tumblr

Epic Twitter thread by Secret Gamer Girl about how people claiming to be Just Asking Questions are almost never doing so in good faith, which is also noteworthy for its form, which breaks down paragraphs and sentences across multiple tweets to discourage Quote-Tweeting out of context. There should be a fancy acronym for that, like …

Links for January 18: Color-blindness considerations, Dreams of Orgonon

Color-blindness considerations for Designers and Content Managers by Sheri Byrne-Haber on Medium lays it down starkly: It is completely unclear to me why designers think that it is acceptable to use colors (or combinations of colors) that others can’t see. This is a wide-spread problem that is very easily avoidable. The designers, who generally have …

Links for January 17: Medical transphobia, ad tech

Amanda Jette Knox on Twitter discusses a letter by a small group of doctors agains gender-affirming treatment for children. She’s not impressed by the science and less impressed by the history of homophobia and transphobia behind the signers. On a related topic, some of the studies that are used to argue against gender confirmation, or …

Links for January 16: Art reference, XS4All, oblivion and TERFs

Links I picked up on Twitter and Mastodon.social today. Because sharing on any social media platform, including the good ones, is a lot like casting links into the void, I’m reposting them here so that I, and you, can always find them again later. Fantasy and game artist Noah Bradley and his wife Rachel have …

Links for January 13: Cars, non-indoctrination in academia, recycling, fucky furniture and more

I skipped a few days of linklogging, but that was mostly because I didn’t have much to talk about. I am not dropping the habit. “They Saw It Coming: The Car Was Always the Cause Of All The Problems In Our City” is mostly about the early history of parking congestion in New York, but …