Inspired | February 2018

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A roundup of all the things I can’t stop thinking about this month.

What’s the biggest challenge novelists face when switching to screenwriting? by Scott Myers

How I Write a Comic Book Script by Greg Pak

We Need to Start Taking Young Women’s Love Stories Seriously by Marian Crotty

Conjuring Creative Permission from Our Tools by Craig Mod

To Feel Strong by Lucy Bellwood

Detailed London Transport Map including closed and never opened stations, platforms, and lines

The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence | Forbes

Inspired | January 2018

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I thought that this was going to be a new monthly feature for the blog, but it’s really just a revamp of one that I let slide two years ago. This time, instead of sharing one cool thing every week, I’ll be doing a monthly roundup of all the things (articles, videos, et cetera) that I can’t stop thinking about. Enjoy!

Learning to Write Fluffy, Glittery Violence from My Little Pony by Seanan McGuire

You could get away with anything, if you made it fluffy and pink enough. You could destroy the whole world, as long as you were willing to cover it in glitter first.

Oh, this was going to be fun.

How Comic Book Storytelling is Changing Movies by Patrick (H) Willems (via TMS)

Do You Want to Be Known For Your Writing, or For Your Swift Email Responses? by Melissa Febos: How Patriarchy Has Fucked Up Your Priorities

The Organized Writer by Antony Johnston

Meet the original single lady, who wrote the book on living alone by Laura Smith: Marjorie Hillis was the “spinster-in-chief” who showed women that they could make it on their own

Frances Glessner Lee revolutionized forensic science by building mini crime scenes an excerpt from ‘BRAZEN: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World’ by Pénélope Bagieu

I Choose My Pearls: On Feminism, Fashion, and Disneyland by Tabitha Blankenbiller

Women don’t need laws to repress their fashion, comfort, identity, or preference. Our society’s deft ability to shame does all the heavy lifting. Frontierland Feminist didn’t dismantle a patriarchal demand to regulate clothing; she picked up the baton.

Losing its sparkle: the dark side of glitter by Ellie Violet Bramley

Twitter’s Great Depression by Mike Monteiro

The Incredible Possibility of a Year by Paul Jun

You’re Most Likely to Do Something Extreme Right Before You Turn 30 by Daniel H. Pink (via The Art of Non-Conformity)

Growing apart and losing touch is human and healthy by DHH

What allowed me to change and prosper was the freedom to grow apart and lose touch with people. It’s hard to change yourself if you’re stuck in the same social orbit. There’s a gravitational force that pulls you into repeating the same circular pattern over and over again. Breaking out of that takes tremendous force.

• My inner 15-year-old just found her new favourite band:

The Kodak Girl | Inspired

Inspiration + Obsessions

Inspired: The Kodak Girl | Reghan Skerry

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Eastman Kodak Company started introducing the first cameras truly suited to amateur photographers: small, easy to use, and capable of being loaded and unloaded without access to a darkroom.

These early Kodak cameras were perfectly suited to an emerging market: young women, eager to take advantage of the freedoms that were slowly being granted to them. In 1893, the first ‘Kodak Girl’ was introduced: carefree, adventurous, and independent.

The Kodak Girl: Women in Kodak Advertising | Ryerson Archives & Special Collections
The Martha Cooper Collection

(Note: like a lot of early advertising, this particular image is uncredited. If you know the artist’s name, please let me know.)