Streaming, copyright, gendercide and other writing/reading/viewing links

Are streaming services becoming increasingly like broadcast TV? And should Hollywood gloat too much about Netflix losing subscribers?

“Streaming shows compared with the era of (US) broadcast shows have fewer episodes, fewer seasons and a bigger emphasis on story arcs. ” — Camestros Felapton, who argues this has become a problem for streaming-era Star Trek.

The late George Perez planned to marry off Etta Candy and Steve Trevor at the end of his Wonder Woman run. Here’s why it never happened.

Mark Waid says the late Neal Adams “was a crusader for creators’ rights. He looked out for others and was fiercely protective of his colleagues. He was passionate, he was loud, and he didn’t like bullies. In fact, I say he never left a dollar behind, but that’s not really true — he left lots of money behind over the years because he wouldn’t betray his principles, an admirable trait.”

The Mary Sue and Vox ask whether “gendercide” stories such as Y: The Last Man are transphobic.

I’m inclined to agree with Brian Cronin that contrarian positions on movies (“X was the real villain of the story all along!”) are amusing but in most cases shouldn’t be taken seriously.

First they came for the school libraries, now they’re coming for the bookstores. Even so, Barnes & Noble is in resurgence with a philosophy that “nothing happens until it happens at retail.”

The Mary Sue argues that if Moon Knight is Jewish, he should be played by a Jewish actor. I don’t agree, but I’ll link to it.

NYC’s public libraries push back against book banners. Texas AG Ken Paxton is on the banners’ side.

Long before Maus, a 1945 comic-book gave readers visuals of the Holocaust.

How the Internet encourages plagiarism. And then there’s academic plagiarism

James Patterson insists it’s just soooo hard for white men to make it in publishing.

Winnie the Pooh is now public domain, but not 100 percent.

Here’s a bizarre take on character ownership: if you make your characters suffer you deserve to lose the rights to them.

I have no strong opinion on Charlie Jane Anders’ “sweetweird” genre theory but I do like this quote: “he world makes no sense, but we can be nurturing, frivolous and kind. We don’t have to respond to the ludicrous illogic of the world around us by turning mean and nasty, or by expecting everyone else to be horrible. At the very least, we can carve out friendly, supportive spaces in the midst of chaotic nonsense, and maybe help each other survive.”

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