It is Neville Longbottom's birthday, and marginalia is celebrating with fic lists.
In an interview about the fashion concious set of Madmen, VK talks at length about how he has none at all. And then shares the following:sigrun informs me that Joss is doing a webcomic (and reminds me that his Runaways arc is ending soon -- but still, does the man ever take a break?).
"When I was in eighth grade, I decided I would dress as a girl for Halloween," he said. "No one recognized me. In fact, I got asked to the homecoming dance."
And then Kita's head esploded.
Thanks to kartheiser_grl for the interview transcript.
antheia tells me that the BBC plans to film "Ripper" as a 90-minute TV movie, and ASH is on board. (S9 comics spoilers in the next item down.)
sigrun linked to some articles about The Sarah Connor Chronicles which include a censorship issue which makes me sad. To quote from the first article:
According to the BBC, scenes in the pilot that include a school shooting (putting young John in jeopardy and setting the stage for the show) are going to be revised due to the recent shootings at Virginia Tech. Fox Entertainment chairman Peter Liguori said that the scenes would be changed, although he defended their inclusion in the original script.jennyo has been posting about Bionic Woman. sigrun links to an an article stating that Isaiah Washington's character will only be a six-episode guest arc. It still makes me ill that anybody hired him, though.
Liguori said, "This woman is charged with protecting and preparing her son to be the future leader of the resistance. The one single place a parent has to give up control of their child is school."
The daily_deviant "miscegenation" tag debacle has been linked all over now, but I particularly liked minim_calibre's phrasing: "If you still don't think that there are any race issues in fandom, read this and think again."
After you read zvi_likes_tv's post, liviapenn has a round-up of other posts.
[I've only read a few posts on this issue so far, and I did read a few defending the mods with arguments which I was sympathetic to, but I am inclined to side with those who are arguing that the term and its usage in d_d are problematic.]