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Community, Fanta, and Friends: The Thing About Ghost Stories," 2019 HUGO AWARD Sor achieventt Soence Fiction and Fanta BeRelate Wark Aedre of Cur Own arlketion for 1ransformacive Wcks OA Kelsh Workde a 2019 HUGO AWARD or achievennent (Science Fiction and Faritasy a project of the Organization for Transformative Works Dubiln 2019: An Irish eridcon Best Related Work Archive of Our Own infiniteviking: doughtier: transformativeworks: AO3 won the 2019 Hugo Award for Best Related Work! Here’s the speech given by Naomi Novik when the award was accepted: All fanwork, from fanfic to vids to fanart to podfic, centers the idea that art happens not in isolation but in community. And that is true of the AO3 itself. We’re up here accepting, but only on behalf of literally thousands of volunteers and millions of users, all of whom have come together and built this thriving home for fandom, a nonprofit and non-commercial community space built entirely by volunteer labor and user donations, on the principle that we needed a place of our own that was not out to exploit its users but to serve them. Even if I listed every founder, every builder, every tireless support staff member and translator and tag wrangler, if I named every last donor, all our hard work and contributions would mean nothing without the work of the fan creators who share their work freely with other fans, and the fans who read their stories and view their art and comment and share bookmarks and give kudos to encourage them and nourish the community in their turn. This Hugo will be joining the traveling exhibition that goes to each Worldcon, because it belongs to all of us. I would like to ask that we raise the lights and for all of you who feel a part of our community stand up for a moment and share in this with us. [Tweet by J.Rho Oh my god, the real Hugo Award *was* the friends we made along the way!] HUZZAH~~

infiniteviking: doughtier: transformativeworks: AO3 won the 2019 Hugo Award for Best Related Work! Here’s the speech given by Naomi Novik ...

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Ash, Donald Trump, and Fall: <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://blueboxofsnark.tumblr.com/post/152893665871">blueboxofsnark</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://exchristiantimelord.tumblr.com/post/152887463970">exchristiantimelord</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://fallenangelmuse.tumblr.com/post/152883294045">fallenangelmuse</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://theskaldspeaks.tumblr.com/post/152881355209">theskaldspeaks</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://naamahdarling.tumblr.com/post/152873852016">naamahdarling</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cannibalcoalition.tumblr.com/post/152855112796">cannibalcoalition</a>:</p> <xkit></xkit><blockquote><p>Like to charge, reblog to cast. </p></blockquote> <p>I curse Donald Trump and I curse his ideas.  I invoke the Hex of Obsolescence.<br/></p> <div class="media-holder media-holder-draggable media-holder-figure" contenteditable="false" draggable="true" style="display: block;"> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1280" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/529f0ef2d5900d3f379b02eba706b8c8/tumblr_inline_ogao8hurPp1r975cx_540.png" data-img-key="708" data-orig-height="1280" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure><div class="media-button icon_close media-killer"></div> </div> <p>May he be devoured by his own shadow, may his name stick in every throat, may the favoring of him bind to the earth every roving foot until the nail of hatred is pulled, may his ideas twist to lance any hand which will not renounce its greed, may the churned mud of lies clot every closed heart with weakness and fear, may he and his works fall and be devoured by the teeming creatures that feast on rot and putrescence, may his ugliness be sunk into emptiness and ruin, may his name and his word turn to dust and be driven like ash before a fiery wind, never to find rest in any fertile field, nor nourish any fruit.</p> </blockquote> <p>Sure, i’m down to join a tumblr curse.</p> </blockquote> <p>Boi, I’m down with it</p> </blockquote> <p>Let’s fuckin do it </p> </blockquote> <p>Let’s do the thing</p> </blockquote>
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Anaconda, Beautiful, and Interstellar: <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://pictures-of-space.tumblr.com/post/145323483534">pictures-of-space</a>:</p> <blockquote> <h2> Blue bubble in Carina</h2> <p>Sparkling at the centre of this beautiful NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a Wolf–Rayet star known as WR 31a, located about 30 000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel).</p> <p>The distinctive blue bubble appearing to encircle WR 31a, and its uncatalogued stellar sidekick, is a Wolf–Rayet nebula — an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other gases. Created when speedy stellar winds interact with the outer layers of hydrogen ejected by Wolf–Rayet stars, these nebulae are frequently ring-shaped or spherical. The bubble — estimated to have formed around 20 000 years ago — is expanding at a rate of around 220 000 kilometres per hour!</p> <p>Unfortunately, the lifecycle of a Wolf–Rayet star is only a few hundred thousand years — the blink of an eye in cosmic terms. Despite beginning life with a mass at least 20 times that of the Sun, Wolf–Rayet stars typically lose half their mass in less than 100 000 years. And WR 31a is no exception to this case. It will, therefore, eventually end its life as a spectacular supernova, and the stellar material expelled from its explosion will later nourish a new generation of stars and planets.</p> <p>Credit: ESA/Hubble &amp; NASA<br/>Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt</p> </blockquote>

pictures-of-space: Blue bubble in Carina Sparkling at the centre of this beautiful NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a Wolf–Rayet ...

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Brains, Life, and Tumblr: NEVER AGAIN gaveskimos If you do not know what this picture is; let me inform you. In the late 50's when abortion was completely illegal, women would resort to using household items to have a self-given abortion. These items included bleach, wire hangers, and cleaning products. So, would you rather save unborn cells, like the ones that come off your feet or body, millions at a time, or save a woman who might end up curing a life-threatening disease? Do we really wanna step 60 years back? <p><a href="http://lifedeathandeternity.tumblr.com/post/95501381866/just-so-many-things-wrong-with-this-post-i" class="tumblr_blog">lifedeathandeternity</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Just…. so many things wrong with this post. I don’t even know where to start. But as a sampler:</p> <ul><li>the number of these “coat hanger abortions” is blown out of proportion with regularity by abortion advocates- Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist, admitted to making up statistics of deaths by back-alley abortions.</li> <li>In fact the number of deaths by illegal abortions (as <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5212a1.htm#tab19">reported by the Centers for Disease Control</a>) in 1972, the year before abortion was legalized, was only 39.</li> <li>Former Planned Parenthood president Mary Calderone stated in 1960, “The conference estimated that <strong>90 percent</strong> of all illegal abortions are presently being done <strong>by</strong> <strong>physicians</strong>.”(emphasis mine) (sources cited <a href="Mary%20Steichen%20Calderone,%20%E2%80%9CIllegal%20Abortion%20as%20a%20Public%20Health%20Problem%E2%80%9D%20American%20Journal%20of%20Public%20Health%20Nations%20Health.%2050(7):%20July1960;%20949.">here</a>)<span><br/></span></li> <li>Unborn babies are not “like the [cells] that come off your feet and body.” Those dead skin cells will never be anything other than dead skin cells. Unborn babies are living, growing human beings. Your dead skin cells still carry your DNA. Unborn babies have a completely different DNA, their own organs (otherwise the mother would, for a time, have two brains, four lungs, two hearts, etc.).</li> <li>&ldquo;…or save a woman who might end up curing a life-threatening disease?&rdquo; Yeah, like the female who is growing inside her mother’s womb? </li> </ul><p>Stop the spread of lies about abortion. Stop painting it as some great achievement for women. Stop pretending that cutting off the <em>uniquely feminine ability</em> to carry and nourish a brand-new life is pro-woman.<em><br/></em></p></blockquote>

lifedeathandeternity: Just…. so many things wrong with this post. I don’t even know where to start. But as a sampler: the number of these “...

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