Thursday, March 14, 2013

Three Interesting Things

1. In case this little viral hack didn't make it's way across your corner of the internet yet, a guy, erm, updated Donkey Kong so that you could play as the princess, after a request from his daughter.  As the man in question points out, he did this not as a grand feminist statement, but because, given his day job is as a game developer, this was a request from his kid that he could actually fulfill.  And, in my humble opinion, the message his daughter got was not so much play as the princess, but hey, there are things out there that are in your power to fix.  Who wouldn't want their kid getting that message?
2. Cassandra Clare wrote a very thoughtful response to a person who asked her how she reconciles her Christian faith with her writing of LGBTQ characters. 
3. And you know how I love a story about books helping people, so three boys - ages 11, 9, and 6 -  get stuck in the mudflats in Australia, and then get out because one of them read a book about that
4.  (Yes I know this is more than three.)  The Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter has been funded!  You can still give money, should you be so inclined. I think this means interesting things for beloved shows.  But, I also think, as many have pointed out, this was a right show, right people, right time kind of deal.  As one person on Twitter posted, a girl who faced off against rape culture and those who thought excesses of money excused crime and who did this all without special powers, just her brain?  Yeah, I could watch that.  (And have.)