Links: Video Games, Lord of the Rings, & More

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Welcome back, everyone! Let’s gather ’round for some links!

How was the week been treating you? It’s been awful cold in New England. My little space heater finally kicked the bucket yesterday, on a day when the high was 13 degrees Fahrenheit. Talk about timing!

Sarah and I also recorded a podcast, so keep your eyes (ears?) peeled for that!

If you love finding new patreons to support, I found one that may be of interest to some of you. It’s Sebastian Crane’s Hellfire Club, which explores queer, occult, erotic, and arcane histories. Sebastian is also a ghost tour guide in Salem, MA. How fucking rad!

Launching next year, Oakland-based artist and UC Santa Cruz assistant professor A.M. Darke will be starting what will probably be the world’s first free database for 3D-modeled Black hairstyles. The Open Source Afro Hair Library has plans to go live Juneteenth 2023. You can read more about it in this Vice article.

I’ve been obsessed with this Leia Ham’s reimagining of Lord of the Rings set in ancient China.

A thought that has haunted me for years is ‘what if LOTR but ancient China?’

So I finally made it!

Here’s the first look at a series of art I’ll be posting: Frodo at the beginning of the first ‘movie’, and the Fellowship of the Ring.

— Leia Ham (@leiahamart) January 3, 2022

Sometimes the YouTube algorithm giveth and I’ve come across the most accurate video title in existence.

Don’t forget to share what cool or interesting 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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