Friday Fun May 29, 2015

SFPThis past week I’ve discovered two sites that I just really wanted to share.

The first is the web comic Strong Female Protagonist by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag. The comic centers around Alison Green, a former teenage superhero turned cynical, feminist, wanna-be social activist college student. Unfortunately, as she navigates her way towards figuring out how to save the world (realistically, that is), people from her past emerge to cause trouble such as Cleaver, the knife-handed sociopath; Feral, the girl willing to literally rip herself to pieces to save others; and Menace, the telepath that convinced her to give up superheroing. It’s an incredibly well-written story with interesting characters, important insights into modern life, and some truly heart-rending moments. I devoured it within a few hours and am eagerly checking back on Tuesdays and Fridays for the updates. I can’t believe I hadn’t read it until now!

The second is today-ifuckedup.tumblr.com which is nowhere near as awesome as Strong Female Protagonist but succeeded in improving my mood when I was having a rough morning. The gist of this Tumblr is that people submit stories of how they fucked up. These stories include things like accidentally having diarrhea all over a group of people, washing yourself with baby spiders, and trying to help a lost little boy but getting accused of being a pedophile instead. Evidently, you can also go to todayifuckedup.tumblr.com for more stories or check out the original Reddit thread here. You may not feel like a decent person after laughing at these people’s misfortunes, but you will feel better about your life.

Enjoy!

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