Wonder Women! Documentary to Air on PBS
The documentary Wonder Women! which looks at “the untold story of American Superheroines is finally coming to TV. The film, which has been playing a events around the country for the past year, will be shown beginning April 15. You can see a bit at the trailer above. This film was a labor of love for creator Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and many of you help fund it through Kickstarter. PBS recently aired a segment on Wonder Woman in their Pioneers of Television series.
The Elite Devotee or How The Sherlock Fandom Is A Horrible Embarrassment To The Sherlockian World by Phillip Shreffler
This is the article that the rant was written in retaliation to. At the time I hadn’t read it, because it was sent only to a select few Sherlockians, but heard through the grapevine of the contents. I’ve since been sent the article and warned of its actual words. I knew it was aimed at fandom in a very derogatory way, but I had no idea it was a personal attack. My name is mentioned. I’m quoted. I’m apparently a horrible embarrassment and a tragedy.You know what, that doesn’t matter. Were my feelings hurt? Sure. Was I enraged for being called out by a petty cowardly man? A bit. But that doesn’t matter, I’ll take your bitter words Mr. Shreffler and continue to make The Baker Street Babes amazing. Maybe you’ve seen us on your television, as we’ve been on NBC, The Today Show, CBS, and appeared in USA Today and online at FOX. Or maybe you’ll see us in your local bookstore when our essay collection is published. Or maybe you’ll see us at the BSI Dinner which, guess what, we were invited by your BSI boss Michael Whelan, to for our contributions to the Sherlockian world. Hmmm.
As for us just being silly Sherlock fangirls. I hope you know that you contradicted yourself. You said we only drooled over Sherlock and then quoted me saying I wanted to start something for SHERLOCK HOLMES fans. Notice I didn’t actually mention the BBC. Also, if you bother to look at our episode backlog, you’ll notice we only have three out of thirty-six episodes are directly linked to the BBC show. Sure, we mentioned it in others because, guess what, it’s a Sherlock Holmes adaptation. I know. It’s hard to accept. I’m sure you’ll get over it, after you get over yourself.
And so, for those who dare risk the ignorant babble of a man who cannot let go of the past and thinks himself at least ten times above every one of you, you made read below the cut. There are some blanks because the scan we have isn’t the greatest, but it doesn’t impede it much. No more than it impedes itself.
Disgusting sexism, classism, and general “anti-young people” sentiment aside, I’m most frustrated by Mr. Shreffler’s view that any ideas communicated via the internet or other digital medium cannot possibly be the products of careful, critical, or creative thinking. At this point, how can anyone believe that “online” automatically equals “illegitimate”?
I think this covers us Minnesotans as well.
dinner conversation with husband
- Me: I think I might want to start reading Captain Marvel. I started following Kelly Sue DeConnick on tumblr and I really like her.
- Hubs: Do you "like like" her?
- Me: Did you just ask me if I "like like" her? I'm saying I like the things she posts on tumblr and I think I'd like reading her work.
- Me: I "like like" Kate Leth though.
- Hubs: I know.
I made a comic that is about what a lot of people feel this time of year
There is so much amazing in this trailer, I love it!