Our irregular round-up of interesting (if not particularly timely) reading from around the webbernets. Plus, what our contributors have been doing in other, less kitschy places.
Because, let's be honest, this is easily the best thing that's happened in the past two weeks. Also, the most science fictional. #hugoforkaty
Great piece from Genevieve Valentine for the AV Club on the power of 'shipping:
The degree to which a pairing directs a show, however, depends as much on ’shipping as on canon, for watching a show and ’shipping are two different beasts. Those who watch a show and absorb the canon presented to them, either care for it or don’t, and largely consider the matter closed: They deal with the show as it comes. For ’shippers, watching the show isn’t passive, but active: The actual outcome of any given relationship is only one factor to be taken into consideration, and if actual events disappoint, they’ll happily imagine otherwise.
Sobek can river dance. Seriously, if you click one link, this should be the one. I can't stop laughing.