Links: Animals, Elizabeth Hoyt, & Woman Facts

Workspace with computer, journal, books, coffee, and glasses.Hey there! It’s about that time for Wednesday Links! The Northeast was hit with a snowstorm yesterday and come on, it’s fucking March and I’m sick of it. I mean, I hate the summer, but this late snow is getting ridiculous.

The Bechdel test is a test given to books, tv, and movies (plus any other form of media) that gauges the portrayal of women. Are there more than two women? Do they talk to each other? And are their conversations about more than just a man? Well IWriteAllDay_ on Twitter as created the Kent test, which is similar, but rates the portrayal of femmes of color. I think it’s an interesting resource!

Need some zoo humor and photos of cute animals? Zoos are writing Amazon-style reviews on their animals and it’s A+! Which one is your favorite?

Sarah: There’s a new site for romance fans, y’all. Frolic.media will have a mix of articles and video from authors and readers, including op-eds, movie and tv recaps, and food. YAY FOOD.

They’ve already shared a video on how to make the chocolate biscuits from Outlander Kitchen and there’s more coming in terms of food pr0n, literary discussion, and eye candy. I’m on their advisory board, so I get a sneak peek at some of the new stuff, and I think it’s pretty spiffy. So welcome to Frolic.media!

If you ever need to inform someone about the woman experience, McSweeney’s has a great list of Woman Facts for the uninformed:

Behind men’s backs, all women speak French.

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The “period” is a myth devised by the 1810 Ladies’ Secret Conclave. Tampons actually serve to prevent the genie from escaping.

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Once women who lived unconventional lives were seized as witches and burned. Now people just say to them, “You look tired.”

I’m currently doing my best to keep my genie from running amok.

Excited by Elizabeth Hoyt’s next series? There are some great behind-the-scenes stuff on Twitter regarding the forthcoming covers of her Greycourt series!

Here’s just a snippet. Click the link above to see more!

Don’t forget to share what super cool things you’ve seen, read, or listened to this week! And if you have anything you think we’d like to post on a future Wednesday Links, send it my way!

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