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So I spent Spring Break in Atlanta with Scott, taking it easy. I feel like myself for the first time in ages.

So, first off, here is a foodie picspam:

A Cupcake Martini from Kellykakes in Roswell. IT TASTES LIKE CUPCAKE!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cupcake--MUST figure out how to reverse engineer this!!

Strawberry Cupcake!

We also went to Tuk Tuk, which is a Thai tapas place near the High Museum.

A Coconut Martini

Tasty Thai bbq skewers!

Fried ginger ice cream!

Two articles of mine came out over the weekend:

That Girl: Bella, Buffy, and the Feminist Ethics of Choice in Twilight and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You should read it if only because it contains the single most offensive sentence ever published in Slayage, at least according to the copy editor. *G*

The Contraband Incident: The strange case of Marion Zimmer Bradley. Fanfic and copyright issues, and my other great obsession, MZB.

Lastly, I've been watching one of the crackiest movies I've ever seen: Angel. It reminds me a lot of Cold Comfort Farm but even more crackier.

Man tears!

Declaration of love ina thunderstorm followed by rainbow!

This is TOTALLY how I write, all the time.

Okay that's all I got. For now at least.


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Mar. 21st, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Now I'm hungry again! I want those cupcakes.
Mar. 21st, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
That cookie dough one was a thing of beauty and wonder!!!
Mar. 21st, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
ooh which sentence is the most offensive??
Mar. 21st, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
"On the other hand, Bella reads and sounds a lot like a genuine teenage girl: she eats pop tarts and
is relieved when her teachers show videos in class."

My copy editor was very easily to offend, I think. ;)
Mar. 21st, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
*headtilt* I wanted to leave a comment asking this, but I see it has been answered already! I'm a little perplexed as to why that was so offensive. I read the article first, going 'that must be the offensive sentence! Oh wait, Bella's spine being broken is canon.'

Interesting article!! I have to admit, surface comparisons between Buffy and Bella tend to get my back up, but your take was insightful and definitely not surface level.
Mar. 21st, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)

Strangely enough, the only question about Twilight canon was "double-check the c-section by fang and supply a page reference"--I'm like, Oh, like THAT's the most unbelievable thing there!!
Mar. 21st, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
I have to say, I'm one of those people who have all sorts of issues with Twilight, but I really, really liked the point of view you brought with the Buffy/Bella comparison. I liked that the article wasn't cheering in one corner and scoffing at the other and that the entire point was to LOOK at these characters as women who make choices.

So, uh, this is me? Cheering like whoa.
Mar. 21st, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
*G*G*G* Thanks!!!!!
Mar. 21st, 2011 10:43 am (UTC)
Oh that strawberry cupcake sounds AWESOME :D

Glad you had a lovely time! And thanks for the links :D
Mar. 21st, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)

Cupcakes ftw!!
Mar. 21st, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
*frantically licks screen*

Do you have a bibliography of all your insightful articles?
Mar. 21st, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
Well you DID Ask for it...
Here's other stuff I have out:

Bales, Stephen, Laura Sare, Catherine Coker, and Wyoma vanDuinkerken. “Journal-Ranking, Lists, Ideology, and Academic Librarians.” Library Review 60.2 (2011): 142-154.

Coker, Catherine, Wyoma VanDuinkerken, and Stephen Bales. “Seeking Full Citizenship: A Defense of Tenure Faculty Status for Librarians.” College & Research Libraries 71.5 (September 2010): 406-420. I contributed 40% of the article, as well as editing, revision, and submission. Currently online as a pre-print at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crljournal/preprints/Coker-vanDuinkerken-.pdf

VanDuinkerken, Wyoma, Catherine Coker, and Margaret Anderson. “Looking Like Everyone Else: Academic Portfolios for Librarians.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 36.2 (March 2010): 166-172. I contributed 30% of the article.

Coker, Catherine. “The Friends of Darkover: An Annotated History and Bibliography.” Foundation. Vol. 37.104 (2008): 42-66. This article is the only complete bibliography of the Friends of Darkover.

Coker, Catherine. “42 Kindles: A Discussion on the Evolution of Text.” Journal of E-Media Studies. 2.1 (2009). URL: http://journals.dartmouth.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Journals.woa/2/xmlpage/4/article/327 (Thirteen pages when printed out.)

Clark, Dennis T., Susan P. Goodwin, Todd Samuelson, Catherine Coker. “A Qualitative Assessment of the Kindle E-Book Reader: Results from Initial Focus Groups.” Performance Measurement and Metrics. Vol. 9.2(2008): 118-129. This article was featured in the September 2008 issue of The Informed Librarian Online.

Samuelson, Todd, Catherine Coker, and Hal Hall. One Hundred Years Hence: Science Fiction and Fantasy at Texas A&M. Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, 2010. 84 p. This catalog accompanied the Spring 2010 exhibit.

Coker, Catherine. “Courting Edward Cullen.” Twilight and History. Ed. Nancy Reagin. Wiley: Blackwell, 2010.: 70-88. My chapter was referenced without my name in the blurbs on the back of the book.

Coker, Catherine. “Exploitation of Bodies and Minds in Dollhouse.” Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse. Ed. Erin B. Waggoner. McFarland & Company, Inc. 2010: 226-238. My chapter was singled out as “a rare example of engagement” in a book review in Rue Morgue No. 101, p 53.

Those are the biggies. I've got some smaller reviews and things out there too. BTW If you want a copy of the scifi catalog, we can send you one if you contact my work addie. :)
Mar. 22nd, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
Re: Well you DID Ask for it...
Eeee, thank you! This is indeed very much what I wanted! I will have to write your library sometime when my thought processes aren't being pulverized by a screaming little child. *wry grin*
Mar. 22nd, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Re: Well you DID Ask for it...
*G* *makes faces to entertain bb*

Btw if you don't want me to know your personal info or something, you can go to the Contact page of my library and contact one of my coworkers instead. :)
Mar. 23rd, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Well you DID Ask for it...
*laugh* I guess this is as good a time as ever to ask you if you'd like to be on my Winter Holiday Card list?

*sends a PM*
Mar. 21st, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
YUMMMMMMMMMMMM, cupcakes. *wipes at drool*

I read the MZB article, haven't gotten to the Buffy one yet, but mannnnnn. What a situation. Oof.

Also, that last pic you posted? LOLOL, it's like burning it's way into my eyeballs. I don't even know why, maybe because you can see her ass at the bottom? And I keep thinking, couldn't they have used a chair with a full back? *shakes head at odd thoughts*
Mar. 22nd, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
Completely understood. Kinda why I asked Evi to make me a writing girl icon.


*ignores drafts*
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