- Photo series of the week: Stardust. Beautiful but NSFW.
- Illustration series of the week: If super heroes competed in the Olympics.
- Sculpture series of the week: Shadow Sculptures.
- Google Admits Google+ Was Just A Ploy To Track Your Behavior Online.
- Arranging Your Books by Color Is Not a Moral Failure. I’ve never actually done this (I tend to group by author if anything) but I think it looks cool. And I have a visual memory, so it wouldn’t be problem for me to find a book.
- In Defense of Unlikable Women Characters.
- Dear Authors: Not Every YA Heroine Needs a Boyfriend.
- 18 Things Women Keep In Their Lives That Only Hold Them Back.
- 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy.
Things of Note:
Looks like I was drawn to art, books, and happiness this week. 🙂 Not too surprising, as this past week has been filled with writing for the short story contest, book club, a ballet outing (which was fabulous!), and spending time with the boy for Valentine’s Day. This week should be a slightly more low-key. I have another sewing class tonight (learning to work with jersey knits!), and then this weekend the boy’s mom & step-dad are coming to visit. But as they are his family members, he is in charge of planning entertainment, so not too much stress there. I should get decor hung on the walls in the master bed/bath this week, too, so I can finally show you pictures of the makeover they got! They look pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.
What’s on your docket this week?
That was a GREAT post about unlikable female characters. I could get into a whole thing about the patriarchy and how’s it’s everywhere and blah, blah, blah–but I imagine you already know what most of that rant would cover. Instead, I’ll say that I find horrendously flawed characters equally unlikable, regardless of gender. Like Don Draper! I totally hate him.
I agree! I can’t get behind extremely flawed characters, regardless of gender. I like my characters with a set of realistic flaws and a dose of relatable qualities. I’m with you on Don Draper; I want to like him, but I just can’t. I actually don’t really like any of the characters in that show (probably why I quit watching).
Thanks for including my post on YA heroines! 🙂
I liked the other links, too — those Stardust photos really are ethereal. The wings and the heart were my favorites.
You are welcome! It was a good post. I get so sick of the same-old token love story in YA, too.
It’s become such an overused trope. I’m glad at least there are some newer stories, like Katya’s World, that don’t fall back on the formula. There is hope! 🙂