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Layton, Ace Attorney artbooks coming from Udon ⊟

Yayyy, Udon Entertainment will be publishing English versions of the Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies artbook and the Professor Layton handbook, which, by the way, had better have a puzzle on every other page or somebody done goofed.

Also the artbook for Gungnir, one of Sting’s Dept. Heaven strategy games? How intriguingly random. I am down with a reality in which a company can survive translating and printing artbooks for Gungnir in America.

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Gungnir?! Fantastic, but definitely a strange choice. Perhaps this means Sting is ready to start pumping a new DHE title?

50 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Works Every Socialist Should Read (by China Mieville) 


Reposted from Fantastic Metropolis, author China Mieville lays out a list of 50 science fiction and fantasy works he feels every socialist ought to read.

Metropolis is THE sci-fi film every thoughtful socialist should watch, though its ultimate conclusion can be described as fascist.

When I became a socialist I was also studying Sociology and Philosophy academically. I experienced something…

To clarify something in this list: Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita never did get past censors. Bulgakov almost failed to complete it before his death in 1940. The first publishing was a heavily censored version in 1966, and the first uncensored version published in the Soviet Union was released in 1973. It is an amazing book, and really must be experienced.

I know Minnesota only seems appealing on this visit because it feels so safe and familiar; home is a dangerously pacifying opiate.

But I’m not looking forward to saying goodbye again.

We’re tired of war. I, for one, have had enough of bloodshed, death and destruction. But I also can no longer tolerate the return to a deeply unjust status quo. I can no longer agree to live in this open-air prison. We can no longer tolerate to be treated as sub-humans, deprived of our most basic human rights. We are trapped here, trapped between two deaths: death by Israeli bombs and missiles, and death by Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

Mohammed Suliman, Palestinian human rights worker in Gaza, "From Gaza: I would rather die in dignity than agree to living in an open-air prison" (via thepeoplesrecord)



Some pics from a foray I went on a few weekends ago with the University of Minnesota mycology club.


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Courtenay McKay created a series of posters for the Gender Based Violence Prevention Project (GBVPP) at the University of Alberta to spread awareness about rape culture.

The Gender Based Violence Prevention Project is a new project of the Students’ Union that promotes a campus free of gender based violence. Gender Based Violence exists in both visible and invisible ways on our campus and affects the lives of many University students, staff, faculty, and community members. Through education, awareness, and institutional change, we are striving to create a campus free of gender based violence where everyone can feel safe and supported.”

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