The Good

Riot Nrrd by RJ Edwards is a webcomic about nerds and geekdom with an emphasis on LGBT, genderqueer, and other minority nrrds. It’s smart, funny, and sharp, so you should totally go read it now. RJ’s book Child, Friend, Kin, Queer: Coming Out as Non-Binary is also a great introductory read for those interested in genders and identity.

The Bad

I’m sure by now that everyone on earth has heard about the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. I found myself genuinely moved and saddened by his passing. My first computer was an Apple IIc in 1987; since then, I’ve gone through a PowerBook 145B, one of the original bondi blue iMacs, one of the original Titanium laptops, a later version of the Titanium, and now have a MacBook and a MacPro (along with an iPad and an iPod Touch.). Basically every book I’ve ever written, including some really awful stuff from high school, was written on an Apple product.

In response to Jobs’ death, the despicable Westboro Baptist Church announced that they will picket his funeral. Of course, they made this announcement via an iPhone, which they later claimed was created by the Christian god and not Jobs. Which, now that I think about it, is probably the logical outcome of their anti-science stance; no one actually ever discovers or invents anything, it just miraculously appears at the store for you to buy.

My head hurts.

The Sexy

The artist known as ceruleanvii on deviantART paints exquisitely beautiful men (and a few women), usually with a fantasy flair. You won’t be able to see all of her works if you don’t have a deviantART account, but there are still plenty to feast your eyes on.

Study of a Demon II by ceruleanvii

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