Recommended Reading (And Watching)

Part of the cover of Issue 8 of Ctrl Alt Defeat. It has the name of the magazine and a fingerpaint illustration of stick figures in a rainbow of colors.

Got a lot of good things to read on the internet, stranger!

Issue 8 – Ctrl+Alt+Defeat. Our own editor, Gunthera, guest edited this month’s issue of Ctrl+Alt+Defeat, which focuses on diversity issues. A number of Border House authors (including yours truly) contributed to this issue, and it also includes a few classic TBH posts. Definitely check it out.

Courtney on Cosplay – Courtney Stoker at From Austin to A&M. I wrote about cosplay and diversity 101 for Ctrl+Alt+Defeat, but I didn’t get a chance to link Stoker’s great cosplay research, so check it out here.

For Women Like You – Patricia Hernandez at Bit Creature. Trigger warning on this one. Patricia takes a powerful and personal look at Lollipop Chainsaw, sexual assault, and eating disorders.

Men in Games – Deirdra Kiai at No Show Conference. The reason for the “watching” addendum to this edition of Recommended Reading, TBH author (and claymation musical video game developer) Deirdra Kiai gave a talk at last month’s No Show Conference in Boston. It begins as hilarious satire and then turns into so much more. (While you’re there, also check out Naomi Clark’s comprehensive keynote.)

Guest Post: Joe Peacock’s Misguided Fake Female Geek Crusade – Alli Thresher at Think Progress. Thresher deftly explains just how terrible the whole “fake geek girl” bullshit is.

It’s been a while since the last RR–what other good reads (and watches) have you come across, folks?

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2 Responses to Recommended Reading (And Watching)

  1. prezzey says:

    I’ve just read an article on the portrayal of dwarves in fantasy – important video game implications, though those are not discussed explicitly, but I’m sure we can all think of Dragon Age etc.

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