Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Art Inspired by Octavia Estelle Butler

samueldelany:

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Near Kin explores, questions, and pays tribute the multifaceted brilliance of Octavia Butler’s work through poetry, prose and essays by writers all over the world. Among these works are:

There’s the question over a writer’s reasons for self-censorship and what it means to the future of racial survival in Alexis Pauline Gumb’s astounding essay “A Litany for Survivor.” Lenard D. Moore, Wanda Vanhoy Smith, Deborah L. Warner, and Marieta Maglas pay tribute to Butler the writer with their works “Charisma,” “Octavia’s Brood and Vision,” “Identity,” and “Terzenalle for Octavia Estelle Butler.”

Alex Hernandez, Carol Wysinger, M. Justine Gerard, and Meghan Elison take inspiration from Butler’s near/post-apocalyptic life-and-death scenarios in their stories, “A Thing With Soft Bonds,” “In the Beginning,” “Small Talk,” and “Dys-Mytopia.”

Helene Cardona, Charie D La Marr, and Janani Balasubramanian touch on the themes of kinship and motherhood in “The Measure of Death,” “Sweet Autumn, and “My Mother Has Wombs in Her Feet That Will Not Close.”

Linda Ravenswood, Dave Scriven, Joy KMT, Diane Quinones, and Apryl Skies discuss humanity’s violent and indelible interactions with the natural world in “The Saint of the Unknown Universe,” “There is Nothing Inconsistent,” “Autonomous,” “Wisdom’s Path,” and “Immortal Kyn.”

Cacy Fogenie, Soraya Jean-Louise McElroy, Fabiola Jean-Louise, Lance Tooks, Roju, and Marissa Lafferty have contributed amazing paintings and illustrations inspired by Butler’s work: “Justus”, “In A Dream”, “Birth of a Seed”, “Kindred”, “Eternal”, and “Space Lady”

The brilliant Walidah Imarisha has a piece in it, as well.

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nudiemuse:

thewitchesofmisspelled:

Watch MisSpelled and tell us what you think! We LOVE to hear from you!
Promologue
First Episode
Reblog if you like and share with your friends!!!!

YASSSSS

nudiemuse:

thewitchesofmisspelled:

Watch MisSpelled and tell us what you think! We LOVE to hear from you!

Promologue

First Episode

Reblog if you like and share with your friends!!!!

YASSSSS

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bana05:

centrumlumina:

This is part of the 2014 AO3 ship stats. For a guide to what each column means, click here.

This list shows the 100 most popular relationship tags on AO3. There are 3 F/F pairings, 23 F/M, 3 Gen and 71 M/M.

Of the 200 names, 29 belong to women - down from 32 this time last year. 11 of the 200 names are POC, compared with 11 last year.

Only one ship featuring a black woman and no ships featuring Asian women? And isn’t Attack on Titan anime? Wouldn’t that make them Japanese and not white? Either way, Fandom staying beige and basic basic, I see.

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diversityinfilmtv:

Hello!

Lindsey McDowell has produced and stars in a web series about five women who mysteriously get powers, become witches and have to cope with each other and the forces that lie among them. We debuted our first episode and wanted to link it to you in hopes you’ll check it out!

The show features all WOC! Our stars are Gabriela Banus (Nina), Chelsea Jones (Quinn), Carina Perez (Stella), Vyvy Nguyen (Emma) and Lindsey McDowell (Gladys).

if you like, please share with the community! Check us out on Tumblr! www.thewitchesofmisspelled.tumblr.com

All the best!

annathepiper:


Kendis Thompson of Seattle thinks she’s as normal as the next computer geek, and up till now, she’s been right. But her world is about to turn on its ear, for she is the daughter of a Seelie Court mage and her mortal husband–and her faerie blood is awakening. Suddenly the city she’s known all her life is transforming before her eyes. Trolls haunt the bike trails. Fairies and goblins run loose in the streets. An old woman who is not what she seems and a young wanderer running from his past stand ready to defend Seattle–and Kendis–from magical assault. She will need those allies, for the power rising within her is calling her fey kin to the Emerald City to find her. And kill her.

Faerie Blood, the first book of my urban fantasy series The Free Court of Seattle, is on sale for the entire month of July! 99 cents wherever ebooks are sold, and I’m waiving all shipping charges for orders of print copies! Please come visit this post on my site, and if you’re so inclined, spread the word with reblogs!

annathepiper:

Kendis Thompson of Seattle thinks she’s as normal as the next computer geek, and up till now, she’s been right. But her world is about to turn on its ear, for she is the daughter of a Seelie Court mage and her mortal husband–and her faerie blood is awakening. Suddenly the city she’s known all her life is transforming before her eyes. Trolls haunt the bike trails. Fairies and goblins run loose in the streets. An old woman who is not what she seems and a young wanderer running from his past stand ready to defend Seattle–and Kendis–from magical assault. She will need those allies, for the power rising within her is calling her fey kin to the Emerald City to find her. And kill her.

Faerie Blood, the first book of my urban fantasy series The Free Court of Seattle, is on sale for the entire month of July! 99 cents wherever ebooks are sold, and I’m waiving all shipping charges for orders of print copies! Please come visit this post on my site, and if you’re so inclined, spread the word with reblogs!

Tags: books fantasy

artistic-annihilation:

spiritscraft:

storiesandconjure:

carkusarose:

thewitchesofmisspelled:

The season premiere is HERE! “WitchBitch

eeeek! yay.

HOMGGGG AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

YESSSSS!!!!!

YESSSSSSSSSS I’VE WAITED SO LONG. 

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blackfolksmakingcomics:

Why don’t we talk about Kevin Grevioux as much as we should? 

Here we have an actor, stuntman, producer, and creator. Mr. Grevioux created the Underworld series of films for Columbia Pictures and starred as Raze. He also created a pair of comic houses, Astonishing Studios and DarkStorm Studios and has written a number of titles including New Warriors for Marvel. While at Marvel, he also created Adam Brashear, the Blue Marvel, who is now a core member of the Mighty Avengers. He also voiced the sinister Black Beetle on Young Justice: Invasion. A theatrical film adaptation of another one of his comic creations, I, Frankenstein, is set to be released later this month. 

Definitely someone who should be on your creative radar.

lesbianspaceprincex:

sourcedumal:

somuchmoresatan:

virtualchaplain:

storiesandconjure:

connor-sloancx:

darkfluffwitchcraft:

pagansofcolor:

Hello!

I recently have written and produced a web series about five witches who mysteriously get powers, become witches and have to cope with each other and the forces that lie amongst them. I debuted my web series promo episode and wanted to link at least the trailer in hopes you’ll check it out!

if you like, please share with the community!

All the best!

Perfection!

This is gonna be great. Can’t wait honestly.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW POC WITCHES YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! :)

Life is good.

Reblogging to watch later :3

OMG THIS IS FOR REAL???? OMG OMG OMG

not just POC but WOC WITCHES! BRUJAS! YES GET THE FUCK INTO IT I AM LOSING IT AHHHHHHH

tommisonfans:

Sleepy Hollow Season 1 DVD to be Released on September 16th
FOX has sent an early alert to retailers that the Blu-ray and DVD for Sleepy Hollow Season 1 will be in stores on September 16th. According to TVShowsonDVD.com, extras look to be the same as was reported eariler, and they’ll be available with both formats. The price point will be $49.99 for the Blu-ray and $39.99 for the standard DVD.  The above artwork may or may not final.
More information to come, when FOX issues the official press release.

tommisonfans:

Sleepy Hollow Season 1 DVD to be Released on September 16th

FOX has sent an early alert to retailers that the Blu-ray and DVD for Sleepy Hollow Season 1 will be in stores on September 16th. According to TVShowsonDVD.com, extras look to be the same as was reported eariler, and they’ll be available with both formats. The price point will be $49.99 for the Blu-ray and $39.99 for the standard DVD.  The above artwork may or may not final.

More information to come, when FOX issues the official press release.

sleepyhollowers:

themarysue:

Looks like Sleepy Hollow is coming to comics.

Awesomesauce.

sleepyhollowers:

themarysue:

Looks like Sleepy Hollow is coming to comics.

Awesomesauce.

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