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This is a community version of What Are you Reading Wednesday. This post will be shared Clan wide. All Clan members may leave a comment with reccs of your own - for fan fics, tv shows, movies, books, video games, podcasts, etc in our genres, related non-fiction/research/education, or on matters of writing/art/media in general. They will be the content for next week’s post.

For extended fandom/non-genre fandom/personal venting and squeeing, the Fandom Squee/Vent post still goes up every Thursday at [livejournal.com profile] terror_scifi.

For promoting your own fan works, the weekly newsletters will be posted on Mondays and/or Fridays. Appropriate fan works can always be posted directly to [livejournal.com profile] aanime_fan, [livejournal.com profile] myth_fan, [livejournal.com profile] mythology_kink (to comment thread), and [livejournal.com profile] spn_dark_vault; and to [livejournal.com profile] terror_scifi during Winter Fest.

Science Recc:
Courtesyof [livejournal.com profile] thenewbuzwuzz EU Prize for Women Innovators
“The links on that page are full of awesome, futuristic ideas.”

Zombie Comedy:
The Santa Clarita Diet from Netflix

This is less of a zombie show, and more of a quirky suburban comedy where one of the wives happens to be a zombie and the interpersonal conflicts that creates. Hysterical and filled with surprises.

Besides Drew Barrymore, actors from tragically cancelled The Grinder, and Nathan Fillion playing a sleazy real estate agent sucked me right in. I’ll admit, the cliffhanger season finale wasn’t all I was hoping for, and the last couple of episodes got a little too gruesome for my taste, but I still cannot wait to see season two and will def be rewatching season one.

Animation Recc:
Elena of Avalor by Disney

I absolutely adore this show. There have been some complaints that it smushes together different indigenous cultures and myths, but honestly, white people tend to do that with our own European ancestry, so I really don’t think any racism is at work here. It’s a huge step in the right direction, as Elena is a very smart, proactive young woman, who honors her indigenous cultural heritage, as well as the blended in European aspects.

It’s wonderful seeing a ‘cast’ of mostly POC, while also being reminded that there are blonde Latinos out there. Most of the voice actors are of Latin/Caribbean descent. The show has a similar feel to Star Wars Rebels, with a gender balanced ensemble cast, and plots that don’t shy away from adult themes. There is also an obviously progressive social/environmental message being promoted that I quite like. And thank all, Dia de los Muertos is covered accurately, as far as this American pagan can tell.

Also - flying jaguars! Spirit guides! A super smoking hot moth fairy, and a musical number in every single episode. And, these are not all performed by the lead character - everyone gets their moment in the spotlight. And it all begins with the catchiest theme song I have ever heard.
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