Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Poema de Mi Id: Parte V

“Babelands”

Poor girls want to be rich.
Rich girls want to be queen,
And a queen ain't satisfied
Till she rules everything.

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Monday, March 05, 2018

Quote of the Week

Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn't for race, X-Men doesn't make sense. If it wasn't for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn't make sense. If it wasn't for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn't make sense. If it wasn't for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn't make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things -- erased, and yet without us —- we are essential.
--Junot Díaz

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Mi Sobrina!

It's the birthday of my late sister's daughter today. She turns 18 and hopefully she will be going to college this fall. I hope she enjoys her day and has a wonderful time in school.

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Saturday, March 03, 2018

Movie Quote of the Week

Men! Every time you search for an answer, you always come up with women. You're not getting out of this one so easily.
--Barboura Morris, The Wasp Woman (1959)

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TV Quote of the Week

Like sewage and smartphones and Donald Trump, some things are just inevitable.
--Peter Capaldi, Doctor Who (The Second Series), “The Doctor Falls”

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