US pol; independent candidate
If you think Mark Charles is cool, he still needs a few electors to register in VA: https://www.markcharles2020.com/elector-form
Foxes in Love is nice today: https://foxes-in-love.tumblr.com/post/632118499281666048
some personal boundaries
Call for Jewish Scifi/Fantasy Analysis
Hey all, someone at Multiverse was saying they're looking for essays/analysis of speculative fiction from #Jewish folks, so I thought I might share it here: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2020/10/04/jewish-science-fiction-and-fantasy-criticism?fbclid=IwAR2XHuhiiLKgPzK5DkTi3e3Msq42iVPfADMscN5-A8-rJ7jzAso-fSMW-HU
This looks like it could be a good #solarpunk-related newsletter once it gets started!
Hi all, I wrote an essay pulbished in the Gargoyle about what the old norse god Óðinn might have to do with queer representation. Loki is there too!
"I started ISeeChange to help people tell stories of how they are personally impacted by climate change. The idea was to create a system in which anyone, anywhere, could make observations about what’s changing in their environment, and then ask questions about those changes."
I wrote a review of Rewiring America by Saul Griffith: https://solarpunkstation.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/rewiring-america-a-review/
It's a plan for transitioning the US to almost 100% renewables by 2035.
@solarpunkgnome "Pulling on small threads."
I think this is a really good point and actually the core of any realistic and believable story. Good things are very rarely windfalls or Deus Ex Machinas. They are usually the result of lots of unseen, unappreciated hard work.
Even stories that have characters with just insane luck/destiny's favor/superpowers still have to build up these abilities and these realities over time to be convincing. Even a steel suspension cable is made of threads.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.