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So when I asked people to vote on what I should make link salad posts about, there was a tie between LGBT issues and "stuff which I find entertaining."  I did the serious one first, which means now, it's time for the other one.

Avatar: The Legend of Korra has begun airing.  Here's its tumblr site; and here's a review of the first episode.  My review:  it's awesome!  Discuss in the comments if you like, but put spoilertags at the top of your comments if spoilers there be.

Ten more diverse choices for the next Doctor Who companion.  I'm interested to see the plot with the existing companion, of course, but some variety would've been nice.  Amara Karan was especially fantastic, and I assumed at the beginning of the episode she appeared in that she was the obvious choice for next Companion.

Baby owls in teacups
.  Some of these things require no explanation or commentary.  For instance:

Steampunk Janine
from Ghostbusters.  Hell I'm gonna comment anyway: how awesome would Steampunk Ghostbusters be?  Very.

Types of Extremist
, categorized by religion.

Spider-Man would rather have a banana
.

People make an interesting variety of art using books.

Getting political for juuuuust a moment here:  trickle-down economics and Keith Olbermann.  Yes, I can like Keith Olbermann and still find this hilarious.

A cute thing, a harmless but alarming thing you can't unsee, and another harmless but alarming thing.  All worksafe, nothing gross.

A Game of Ponies.

Severed limbs in Star Wars.  It's a motif!

A friend and I were discussing the opposite of hypocrisy the other day.


And that's all I got.  Well, no it isn't, but it's all I got that fits easily into a post of manageable length.


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By which I mean, it's time for another link salad!

Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Stephen Colbert weigh in on Bill O'Reilly's "Tides Go In" meme.
  This is actually a year old but I just saw it this week.

The woman suing to prevent mandatory health insurance goes bankrupt...
because she's uninsured and can't pay her medical bills.  This is just sort of sad.

In a very badly written article, a cancer patient is kicked out of a hospital for using medical marijuana... apparently legally using medical marijuana... in a hospital where they do medical marijuana research?  Admittedly the quality of the newswriting in the article makes the details tricky to figure out.

Jay Lake on Christian persecution complexes.
  And then, The Ferrett on Jay Lake on Christian persecution complexes.  There's some interesting stuff in the comments, too.

A Democratic state senator says what's good for the goose is good for the gander
-- if women need counseling and examination to get reproductive health care, men should get cardio exams and sex therapy before they're allowed to get Viagra.  In related news, women give Virginia senators some feedback.

James Inofe, the Oklahoma Senator denying humans can change the climate, seems to have forgotten about the Dust Bowl.

That's all for today, but I still have nineteen bookmarks on my sidebar to share with you this weekend.

Fictions!

Oct. 24th, 2011 12:02 pm
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Just posted two snippets of fiction, the start of a pair of sequel-stories to The Shepherd's Rule, my western noir horror bildungsroman with werewolves in AU Spanish Utah.  They were meant to be posted under a filter, but I forgot and just friendslocked them, so what the heck.  Why not. 

Here's what I'm reading this morning:

Ways to avoid The Drain of Writing.

25 Questions to ask as you write.

Bill Maher on why the GOP doesn't understand OWS.


Is OWS Changing the Discourse?

Big Money and George W. get involved in schoolboard elections.

Notes on 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!'



While I wrote 2400+ words over the weekend, over half of that was written yesterday.

Let's try for another 1200-word day.

And a promise:  Chapter 18 of The Hellion Prince will get posted tomorrow, no later.



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