Okay, I think I've asked this before, but I'm asking again.

if you got to design a reading curriculum (K-5, K-12, college, the sky's the limit) what would you put on it? Please justify books if they're not a good reading experience today but important. And I think this goes without saying, but please include Diverse books.

I MAY be looking for more things to read ๐Ÿ‘€

I got a surprise package today, turned out to be an early holiday gift I probably wasn't supposed to open but it's too late for that!

It is the box set of Neil Gaiman books illustrated by Chris Riddell and I am very excited to read them all.

I always think I've read Coraline already but I flipped through and definitely have not. I was thinking of The Wolves in the Walls, which is also very good and I recommend it especially if you like slightly spooky children's books.

My witchy mastodon instances no longer exist, and I miss them. What are some good current witchy instances?

Probably mostly gonna be talking about tarot/oracle stuff and maybe sometimes ritual design.

Recorded a podcast on The Craft tonight. It was so fun.

A lot more room to actually talk about the religious and spiritual aspects of it, which we haven't wound up doing nearly as much as I envisioned with CAoS. I like those conversations too, but this was just so much more in my wheelhouse and I had so much fun to dig into the layers and get probably at least a bit more into the symbolism than the writers intended.

This is your irregular reminder to caption your images. Yes, even your memes. Thank you.

sharin' my reading list, anyone have any reccs out of these i should put on top of my pile?
The Stone Gods (Winterson)
Bats of the Republic (Dodson)
Docile (Szpara)
Paradise Rot (Hval)
The City in the Middle of Night (Anders)

a warehouse is a normal house that turns into an industrial unit when thereโ€™s a full moon

It's a new month!

Currently reading:
- The Graveyard Apartment (Mariko Koike)
- Fangirl graphic novel (Rainbow Rowell & Sam Maggs)

Probably will start soon-ish:
- Speak of the Devil (Joseph Laycock)
- Deadpool (Kelly Thompson)

A co-worker told me she wasn't really familiar with X-Men but did see one of the movies.

Her: Is there one with claws?
Me: Huh?
Her: One of the movies had a guy with claws, right?
Me: Yeah, that's Wolverine, he's in like all of them.
Her: Yeah, Wolverine! I saw the one with Wolverine!

I love my co-workers *so much*.

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Not a single person recognized my costume but it's cool.

Fat transmasc Quentin Quire, yay!

My favorite part is the Quentin pin I definitely think he would wear if he saw it, and which made a convenient "I'm this guy!" non-explanation when people asked. XD

Partner's take: ... But. How will people know it's even a costume? That's just how you dress. True.

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I was 100% just gonna dress up for Halloween to sit alone at home Saturday. XD

But my co-worker texted to ask if I'm dressing up for work tomorrow, which I didn't know I could do! Hurray!

I predict 0 people will recognize my costume (Quentin Quire), but if they do I will know they have great taste and maybe we can be friends!

I love Halloween.

Panel discussion from earlier today on Africanfuturism, featuring Nnedi Okorafor, Marlon James and Roye Okupe:

youtube.com/watch?v=kmQsIzk4Qp

Probably of interest to #SFFBookClub amongst others...

The Craft: Legacy, actual spoilers 

OK SO.

I like the ways witchcraft is used in fiction as a manifestation of feminine power, and obviously that lends itself to some commentary about patriarchy. Super on board for that.

*Not* so on board with the oversimplified "oh there's a guy here and he's a misogynist and that's it that's the whole conflict."

The villain to overcome was basically made of cardboard therefore their victory felt a little underwhelming and they deserve better tbh.

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The Craft: Legacy, very mild spoilers 

It was...fine. Not really on the same level as the original, but I mostly liked it.

Things I liked:
- The main 4
- Friendship!
- The ending
- Reformed Timmy

Things I disliked:
- How easily nostalgic callbacks win me over XD
- Very quick and simple plot, felt a little TV-movie, not helped by just...skipping over things that would probably cause more conflict

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Time to watch "The Craft: Legacy."

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vous aimez mes queernosaures ?

do you like my queernosaurs ?

allez les acheter sur la boutique !

go buy them on the shop !

etsy.com/fr/shop/Hiraiguille

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RT ?

Just started reading The Graveyard Apartment (thanks @lapis!). A family moves into an apartment right next to a graveyard (surprise!) and the main POV character is really unnerved by it.

...

When my husband and I were looking for a house there was one in the middle of nowhere (which always freaks me out). The owners never even showed up to let us in and it looked bad.

Then I saw the graveyard behind it and I suddenly wanted to live there SO. MUCH.

We didn't get it. But I still love the idea.

Like not even the magic stuff, just like. Friends who will want to form a coven? That would be so cool. I never had friends like that. I went through like 9 million religious changes because what I was really looking for was a community like that and it doesn't exist anywhere. Le sigh.

Also cute lil spooky book shops with very helpful experienced witches.

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