Why can I not conquer linkpost? June 5, 2015
Posted by dolorosa12 in linkpost.
Tags: charles tan, fanvid, ghostwords, janet limonard, jocarthage, julianne ross, kate elliott, mad max: fury road, representation matters, rochita loenen-ruiz, samantha shannon, tade thompson, tell them stories, zen cho
The links this week are a bit of a mixed bag, partly because I’ve been somewhat distracted, and as a result this post is a bit shorter than usual.
Tade Thompson made some important points about literature and diversity, storified by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz. I see Tade’s thoughts as another part in the conversation I linked to last week.
Rochita Loenen-Ruiz had some further thoughts on the matter.
Zen Cho posted ‘Ten Things I Believe About Writing’. There’s also a great interview with her up at Kitaab:
I write stories as a way of answering questions.
Another post by Rochita talks about language, identity, and the process behind writing her latest published story, ‘ Bagi: Ada ti Istorya’:
While thinking of language recovery, I found myself thinking too about what lies buried in language. What narratives had I chosen to erase when I chose to leave behind that language? What narratives could be pulled out of a text or a few lines or a word? What memory–what emotion would rise up from the use of a language that has lain dormant for so long.
More on language and storytelling: Samantha Shannon interviewed her Dutch translator, Janet Limonard.
I loved this new, bilingual Ghostwords post.
Kate Elliott had lots of thoughts about Mad Max: Fury Road, and Charles Tan storified them.
This review of Mad Max: Fury Road by Julianne Ross really resonated with me:
But where Fury Road really surprises is in its genuine respect for the five women Furiosa is trying to save. They are beautiful, generous and kind — deliberately feminine traits that have allowed them to survive as long as they have, and which the movie refuses to treat as a burden or incidental.
This Mad Max fanvid by Tumblr user jocarthage is simply breathtaking.
Happy Friday, everyone!