genre stuff

Geek Links

A few geek links of note. Firstly, the Guardian has a good video feature on 2000AD, to coincide with the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

The dark side of geek culture goes more mainstream as the New Statesman looks at what lies behind “fake geek girl” accusations.

And while I continue highlighting how tough things are for women in geek culture, the LA Times looks at comic writer Mark Millar’s comments on rape in narratives. Which is best summed up by this response from Laura Hudson:

It’s using a trauma you don’t understand in a way whose implications you can’t understand, and then talking about it as though you’re doing the same thing as having someone’s head explode. You’re not. Those two things are not equivalent, and if you don’t understand, you shouldn’t be writing rape scenes.


By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.