Happy Friday, team! This time next week, I’d like to say the worst election season that ever electioned will all be over, but I can’t say it with any degree of confidence. This time next week WHO KNOWS but hopefully it’ll be okay and we can start the long and arduous process of getting our mental health back to normal. Have some links, in the meantime.
A very cool look at how the designer for The Science behind Game of Thrones created the book’s cover (and her very own Iron Throne).
Remember that whole VOYA mess? Of course you do. Well, School Library Journal is showing VOYA how it’s done in that regard.
In a shocking turn of events that leads me to believe that one scene in Shakespeare in Love where Rupert Everett gives Joseph Fiennes notes on his dumb play is TOTALLY REAL FROM REAL LIFE, the New Oxford Shakespeare gives Christopher Marlowe co-writing credit on all the Henry IVs.
Nimona is now an audiobook. Question: How. Answer: This.
Another week, another incident of comics bros being assholes.
I don’t endorse this ranking of Halloween candies from worst to best, because it’s blatantly wrong to have Milky Way ranked above Snickers, but I’m glad we’re having these important conversations. The description of the experience of eating a Butterfingers is absolutely accurate. Great work, internet!
Kai Ashante Wilson writes about the use of dialect in SFF and it’s brilliant.
And here’s some quick shots of things that I hope make you feel better in general: That guy’s still doing that dumb dance all around the world. Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Mixtape is available for preorder. Leslie Odom Jr. sang this song. Ariel had legal recourse against Ursula. Chris Evans and Jenny Slate are in a movie with an adorable munchkin.
Go vote on Tuesday. Take care of yourselves in the meantime. Stay sexy, don’t get murdered.