Happy Saturday everyone! If you’re looking for some interesting reads to check out while you kick back and relax, look no further, I’ve got you covered! Every weekend I like to share with you the most interesting things I found across the great, wide web. Enjoy!
Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance // Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Nobody likes to be afraid and we were eager to make the fear go away.
It is a normal human response to want to do whatever it takes to keep themselves and their loved ones safe but we have to think critically when we decide to take certain measures.
Zine Review: How to Talk to Your Cat About Abstinence // Sea Green Zines
*Do I really need to talk to my cat about abstinence?
*What difficulties do kittens born from premarital sex face?
*What are other things I can do to safeguard the purity of my cat?
Bahahahah! Oh my God, I want to get a copy of this for every cat owner I knew, especially my mom, who treats her cats like they are her children.
Women (Trailer) // Viceland
The raw and revolutionary look at womanhood brings together a team of female journalists who explore how violence against women drives global instability.
See this is what I like about Vice, they tell the stories people forget to tell or to hear. I don’t have cable but I do follow them, and all their other channels too, on Youtube. They have been a big source of inspiration for the kinds of things I want to write and share here.
Witchy Women: Marie Laveau // Part-Time Monster
Everything is further complicated by the truth–Marie Laveau was actually two people (mother and daughter bearing the same name) who have been combined into a single iconic persona.
One of the most interesting women featured in a very interesting Blogging A to Z theme. I first heard of Marie Laveau from the show American Horror Story: Coven and I have been obsessed ever since.
Six Word Stories: Underwhelmed // Richard Ankers
How can you know which you prefer if you haven’t tried both?
Virus trading cards // Tabletop Whale
Viruses are surprisingly symmetrical, and I love them because they remind me of a biological version of snowflakes.
Oooooo! These are neat! I love viruses, the not quite alive, not quite dead things that infect us, kill us, have become a part of our DNA, and from whom all life may have ultimately descended from.
To The People I Don’t Write About // Hookup Culture
I’m sure someone will write about you someday, but you’re just not part of my story.
There are people we all write about, and ones we don’t. I wonder if looking to the people who have meant less in your life’s story might be another source of inspiration?
Free Bullet Journal Reference Guide // Tiny Ray of Sunshine
A funny dream of mine is for everyone who reads this to print out a bunch of these and scatter them around wherever you live.
I had a couple of Moleskine Cahier notebooks laying around and I thought I should give bullet journaling a real try. There is so much you can do with the system the choices may feel overwhelming. That’s a big part of why I haven’t started yet. I saw this printout though and thought I might just start with the basics.
100 things I’ve learned // A Year of Creative Habits
100. you can do this!
I have been following Crystal Moody and her journey to a more creative life for a long time now. I wanted to do my own year of creative habits but I have a few other goals for the year and didn’t want to overload myself. Doesn’t mean I can’t learn a little from her journey.
I can dream, can’t I? // Alec Nevala-Lee
For years, I’ve been daydreaming about a piece of fan fiction that I’d love to write, although I doubt I’ll ever get a chance to do it.
Since I have started writing fiction for my A to Z Challenge I have been doing my best to keep track of what is working and not working, and what inspired me along the way. I haven’t tried fanfiction yet but I am very tempted, it sounds like fun :)
Cambridge Animal Alphabet // University of Cambridge
The Cambridge Animal Alphabet series celebrates Cambridge’s connections with animals through literature, art, science and society.
Not part of the A to Z challenge but still interesting alphabetical list.
And that’s it for this week. Have you read, watched, heard, or written an interesting thing this week? Has something on the internet made you think or feel strongly? If so, drop a link in the comments :)