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Latest draft is off. To celebrate, I went out for dinner, practiced clarinet, and watched Dr. Who with Ken. Life is good.

And then, after saying I wouldn't be able to do any writing for GF for a bit, I got inspired by a twitter link and wrote this:

Quick Hit: Why Strong Female Characters Are Bad for Women


Everyone knows Hollywood isn't so good at depicting women, especially in blockbuster films. This is why we have the Bechdel test. But while I've seen a lot of good articles on the subject, Why Strong Female Characters Are Bad for Women not only makes some great points, but it makes some of them with hilariously snarky photos:

A Strong Female Character? Not so much.

It's tempting to link more, but seriously, just go over there and look. Don't miss the one with the queen. And if you're as busy as I am lately, don't feel guilty if you're reading the article just for the pictures. ;)


So, um. Now you know.

And while I'm all link-happy, doesn't this look delicious? Plus, I've been wanting to get a copy of Fat since I heard about it. Basic premise seems to be that fat is tasty, and by having some we'll feel more satisfied by our food and thus wind up eating less in total. Sounds both fascinating and tasty.
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One of the neat things I learned about last year at PAX is the completely unofficial Cookie Brigade -- a group of people who make and distribute cookies at PAX in exchange for donations to Child's Play, the gamer charity that buys games for kids in hospitals. I didn't know in advance, but one of the friends I was traveling with had a huge pile of cookies for the cause.

Anyhow, I love baking, games and children, so this was clearly something I should get in on. Here's some of the cookies in progress:

Mushroom, Heart, Star, Coin, etc. cookiesInvincibility star cookies (in progress)Pacman and ghost cookies

If you're out at PAX, look for the people wearing cookie brigade badges and donate to receive a button or a cookie! Suggested donation is $1 (although it's up to you!), and I've got little quarter-sized cookies if you're watching your weight, your wallet, or just love tiny cookies.

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