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Alison Bechdel wins a MacArthur Foundation Grant

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bechdel 2014 hi res download 1 2 Alison Bechdel wins a MacArthur Foundation Grant

Alison Bechdel has been named one of this year’s MacArthur Foundation grant winners, often known as a genius grant.

Bechdel was cited for being

…a cartoonist and graphic memoirist exploring the complexities of familial relationships in multilayered works that use the interplay of word and image to weave sophisticated narratives. Bechdel’s command of sequential narrative and her aesthetic as a visual artist was established in her long-running comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For (1983–2008), which realistically captured the lives of women in the lesbian community as they influenced and were influenced by the important cultural and political events of the day.

The grant confers not only recognition as a leading thinker, but a stipend of 625,000, paid in quarterly installments over five years. Recipients are chosen for their future potential and the grant allows is intended to “encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.”

Bechdel’s achievements in furthering the medium of the graphic novel—and her immense potential for future work—indeed makes her a worthy recipient. As if being a great cartoonist wasn’t enough, the musical adaptation of her book, Fun Home is coming to Broadway next April.

Cartoonist Ben Katchor was the first cartoonist to win a grant in 2000.

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poetninja:

Hobbit Garden

This took a couple months to plan and collect all the materials and plants, and about a week to build and put it all together. 

The hobbit house is handmade, including the door, chimney, windows, and bird nest.  I also made the fence, gate, and a Shire signpost (not pictured).

A question for anyone who makes and sells crafts:

If I made more of these, either just doors and accessories or complete houses, and put them on etsy, would people buy them? If so, what would be a reasonable price to charge?  I’ve never done this before so i’m clueless about how this works.  I’d really appreciate your advice :)

(I’ve also made a harry potter wand and a couple hand-stenciled hogwarts textbooks for a cosplay, if anyone would be interested in those as well?)

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threepatchpodcast:

October’s episode is about kinks. That’s right, particular turn-ons and sexual practices. Consider it a similarly NSFW part two to our September Sexpisode 2: Come Again. So please rec us fics, art, and whatever fanworks you may deem relevant to get us introduced, intrigued, and helplessly enamored with your chosen kink. Anything from omegaverse to military kink, shibari to somnophilia, D/s to dirty talk, praise kink to public sex, tentacles to tattoos, we’re all ears.
Send us your recs by email to tmd@three-patch.com or by submission to our tumblr, and remember to include links where possible. We’ll be collecting until Friday, September 26th. Masterpost to come at the end of the month. 
Interested in recording your rec for the podcast? Email us for more information. This post is normally brought to you by the letter C for Caroline, but just for this month, we’ll call it K for Kinktober. 

threepatchpodcast:

October’s episode is about kinks. That’s right, particular turn-ons and sexual practices. Consider it a similarly NSFW part two to our September Sexpisode 2: Come Again. So please rec us fics, art, and whatever fanworks you may deem relevant to get us introduced, intrigued, and helplessly enamored with your chosen kink. Anything from omegaverse to military kink, shibari to somnophilia, D/s to dirty talk, praise kink to public sex, tentacles to tattoos, we’re all ears.

Send us your recs by email to tmd@three-patch.com or by submission to our tumblr, and remember to include links where possible. We’ll be collecting until Friday, September 26th. Masterpost to come at the end of the month. 

Interested in recording your rec for the podcast? Email us for more information. This post is normally brought to you by the letter C for Caroline, but just for this month, we’ll call it K for Kinktober. 

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Just for fun… If you’re on Twitter, why not share what you’ve been up to this morning while you were #notonabeachwithRupert?

(No idea what we’re talking about?)

If you’re not on Twitter - why not share it here? :)

…because I thought it was a twitter exclusive! :)

Stuck working at home waiting for a delivery. About to make blinis in a Slendertone because I can’t get to the gym. #notonabeachwithRupert

 

Zilla submitted:

I was at the dentist’s, having my teeth cleaned so I was #notonabeachwithRupert

What is this even????  :-D  And wow, Susie Graves’s response is exactly how I always imagined it must be for her when he’s away from home working.  Right now I am about to go pick up my two grade-schoolers, and though I am definitely #notonabeachwithRupert, it will probably be similar (if 60% quieter) to being around his family at home.  :-)  Also, I call them “the monkeys” (and they call themselves that) so hopefully he would find them adequately substantial.  ;-)

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