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* Via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, musical stairs on YouTube!

* Also via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, A Regency Romance in 2 Minutes.

* Michael M. Jones puts out an open call for submissions to his new anthology, Scheherazade's Facade: Fantastical Tales of Gender Bending, Cross-Dressing and Transformation.

* Recent Strange Horizons pieces that are excellent: poem "Thirteen Scifaiku for Blackbirds" by Joanne Merriam and story "Minghun: Unlikely Patron Saints, No. 5" by Amy Sisson.

* [livejournal.com profile] yhlee (Yoon Ha Lee) has an awesome story up at Beneath Ceaseless Skies called "The Pirate's Daughter," about words and poetry and music and awesomeness.

* Another enrapturing story of music from Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Michael Anthony Ashley's "To Kiss a Granite Choir," Part 1 and Part 2.

* Quite the depressing, and truthful, article about grad school in the humanities.
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* [livejournal.com profile] shwetha_narayan's wonderful poem "Apsara" is now up at Goblin Fruit for the summer. First link should be permanent, second is where you can read the poem right now (ETA: may also be permanent, and better formatted, if it goes in the archive).

* Dylan Thomas's "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," with audio--perhaps the most famous English-language villanelle.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, The Periodic Table of Typefaces.

* Geeky article about Lenovo's new keyboard design. Nothing like Dvorak's complete overhaul, just some interesting usability tweaks. I will say this: I love my caps lock key for easily marking out book titles. I really want a big delete key, though... So annoying on this laptop to sloooowly reach up to hit it in the corner.

* Color illusion!

* Notable Unshelved strip.

* Isaiah 55:12--"...and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."

* A compendium of beautiful--no, gorgeous--libraries.
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A bunch via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee:

* Clever typographical logos. I especially like the piano and the coffee and the playground and and.

* Kitchen chores, geek-style.

* [livejournal.com profile] nestra on what happens too often.


* IBARW 4 will be from July 27 to August 2! While I am away, so I shall have to promote it heartily in-person.

* [livejournal.com profile] thedeadparrot's Remyth story for the Asian Women's Carnival #2, titled "Chopsticks."
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* Greta Christina talks about subtle homophobia in the professional dance world, specifically "So You Think You Can Dance."

* A New Jersey med student is expelled for calling himself a "white African-American." (No, he's not from South Africa; apparently he is the third generation of a Portuguese family in Mozambique, where he was born and raised.)

ETA:* 2nd Asian Women of Color Carnival!


In happier news...

* Higher education's best new staircase, aka some very good architecture porn. Apparently Caltech has the most entertaining new staircase at the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics--heads-up [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, do report back if you visit!

* Another one for you, [livejournal.com profile] yhlee: a musical synthesizer toy, innovative and dead-simple for those of us without compositional skills.

* Transcription of a speech on new methods for humanities research. I've only skimmed, but looks really interesting.
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* I trimmed my current flist reading filter in an attempt to do actual work this summer, versus Internet reading. I also reorganized tags from "racism" to "race" and combined "sexism" and "feminism" under "gender."

* It is raining ridiculously hard right now. There goes my swimsuit-shopping plans tonight. (ETA: WTF, now there's a perfect blue sky.)

* Catch up on reviews first, and then I will start posting selections from the RaceFail archives with commentary. May or may not be under flock, depending on how inflammatory the content and how argumentative I feel.


* Free e-book: The Element of Fire by Martha Wells. Secondhanded high rec'd.

* Three Catherine Asaro short stories/novellas: Walk in Silence is an SF tale about Lieutenant Colonel Jess Fernández and exemplifies a very carefully and obviously diverse cast telling a moral of interracial conflict. For all its ideological faults as Message Fiction (TM), it's a good read. The Spacetime Pool, a Nebula nominee, is a typical cross-world SF romance; Asaro has done better, but it suffices for what it is. The best of the three, in my opinion--Aurora in Four Voices, a prequel novella to her novel Primary Inversion that tells Soz and Jato's love story; the musical motif is gorgeously done, especially Jato's fugue bird.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] oyceter, Kali Tal's lengthy critical review of Cybertypes by Lisa Nakamura. Although Nakamura's success happens to be in the area of highest personal interest, I can empathize, having experienced the same frustration as Tal in reading acclaimed African-American studies scholar Cornel West's Democracy Matters.


* For [livejournal.com profile] yhlee: musician's dice!

* Top 10 reasons to become a librarian. Many of the cited benefits are inaccurate, as I know from talking to actual librarians; but #1 and #3 are why I'm attracted to the field.

* Via yhlee: the ultimate IB test.
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* Eunoia, a constrained-writing experiment by Christian Bök.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, the constrained-writing group Oulipo: Ouvroir de littérature potentielle.

* Also via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, 25 subliminal-messaging logos.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] mrissa: [livejournal.com profile] swan_tower aka Marie Brennan is offering a free novella, Deeds of Men, online.

* Just a call-out to the Secular Coalition for America.

* Helping those with Mormon interests. A parody, although I don't think it makes fun of Mormonism in particular rather than religion in general.

* Lee's Art Shop's 30-second pen primer.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] rilina, the top 10 hot Asian actors.
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* H.E.R.B.--Had Enough Religious Bullshit--amuses me.

* As does this humorous dialogue between an atheist and an agnostic.

* I heard on the radio that Justice Souter is retiring? Here's an article on one possible Obama pick to replace him. Look, he's Asian! Wouldn't that be nice, to have the country's first Asian ever (I think) on the Supreme Court.

* Pledge to cut the "r-word" (retard) from your life.

* Article on a white girl adopted by a black family.


* NewFoundSpecFic is seeking submissions, deadline July 5th, 2009. It is automatically nifty for the pun, O my beloved Newfoundland. Sadly, living abroad I don't qualify (must be a resident of Canada, not necessarily a citizen).

* O Canada!

* In praise of learning alphabets, not characters. YES.

* A friendly note on Dreamwidth advocacy.

* [livejournal.com profile] kate_nepveu makes a detailed post about Dreamwidth that I pretty much second all the way through.


* Ooh, shape notes! Heads-up [livejournal.com profile] yhlee?

* A Cool Tools review of Finale Allegro.

* From VSL, a modern instrumental composer releases one ditty (doodle? sketch? [livejournal.com profile] yhlee had a good word for this but I can't remember) a day for a week. All seven are available to download for free.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, neato ultra-small artworks.

* Paper typography!
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* I have 3 Dreamwidth invite codes to give out, anyone want? Comment with your email address (comments are screened) and I will update here with the number remaining. ETA: Gone already! That was fast.

* Vermont legalizes gay marriage through a legislative override of a governor veto. [livejournal.com profile] seth_dickinson is proud, I'm sure.

* Voluntary Human Extinction Movement!

* Via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee and VSL, a neat musical game called BallDroppings.

* On AmazonFail/TrollWin: [livejournal.com profile] mac_stone alerts me first to [livejournal.com profile] markprobst's post, Amazon Follies. [livejournal.com profile] fireriven then points me to [livejournal.com profile] rosefox's linkage summary; Dear Author also chimes in. Finally, [livejournal.com profile] tehdely points out the traits of trolling, Bantown, and similarity to Strikethrough; over at [livejournal.com profile] brutal_honesty, [livejournal.com profile] weev claims responsibility for propagating the lulz.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] netmouse from [livejournal.com profile] racism_101, an illuminating pictorial comparison of AvatarFail. Racebending has also started a petition.

* Belatedly, the first Asian Women's Carnival is just awesome. I've collected a lot of good stuff from that and previous RaceFail fallout; there's enough for one loooong Link Anthology, even discounting the ones I want to discuss in full-length posts. Haven't decided yet whether the discussion will be flocked.

* In non-activism news, an interesting article about linguistics and speech development, courtesy of StumbleUpon.

* Also via StumbleUpon, trees in stitches!

* ZOMG CUTE Tweenbots--little cardboard robots in NYC--via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee and others.

* [livejournal.com profile] nihilistic_kid talks about how to write a term paper.
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* ZOMG CUTE GAMES. Orisinal is amazing. Especially check out Winter Bells and Panda Run. SO CUTE.

* Via VSL: click bored. No seriously.

* Also VSL, a bicycle built for two thousand. Music autoplay warning.

* [livejournal.com profile] fireriven shares her beautiful Postcards from a Traveling Oracle: To Nine Sisters, from Kyoto.

* Over at [livejournal.com profile] ivoryink, my list of memorable quotes has been updated.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, free soundtrack/writing music: Planescape Torment, complete.

* [livejournal.com profile] buymeaclue writes a overjoyed, optimistic open letter from Massachusetts to Iowa and Vermont et. al. Also [livejournal.com profile] diatryma: Iowa has legalized same-sex marriage! We'll see if it survives legislative challenges, but I have hope.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] yeloson, a ridiculous example of anti-immigrant bias and racism in public school bureaucracy.

* The UNESCO atlas of endangered languages.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore, mindmelting cuteness. Not interactive, alas; but it's real!
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* Happy St. Patty's Day, everyone! Have some (quite a lot, actually) free Celtic music in celebration.

* Over at Dear Author, Jane reviews the absolutely hilarious(ly bad) erotic romance Knight Moves by Jamaica Layne.

* Also via [livejournal.com profile] telophase, the Houston Zoo unveils a squeeeeeee (aka red panda).

* And again via [livejournal.com profile] telophase, a so-adorable cat cafe.

* Articles on Tibetan marriage practices and polyandry. I would love to see some fantasy based on this practice.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] telophase, the Nothing But Nets campaign sends mosquito nets to Africa to prevent malaria. Which reminds me: [livejournal.com profile] rachelmanija, is there an official nonprofit front for that manga-for-Native-American-reservations charity you promoted a while back? In a little over a month I'll be in a position to choose a service project to support, as my personal "Division Project." As the time draws closer, I'll probably make a separate post seeking suggestions. Malaria nets were heavily promoted just this past year, so I'd like to choose something more obscure.

* The very neat Book Cover Archive.

* From Lifehacker, a simple but beautifully illustrated site for world city weather forecasts.

* Readability may be one of the best bookmarklets ever. Choose your preferred layout, drag the link to your toolbar, and instantly reformat pages for easier reading.

* The classic reading test!


* [livejournal.com profile] sierrawyndsong writes on pseudononymity from a journalist's perspective--as a matter of public record. Warning for tone. For a different, also semi-expert perspective, Jane from Dear Author discusses the constitutional right to speak anonymously. I can't argue with either about the legal aspect, but I still believe in the ethical aspect--and revealing someone's identity without their permission is simply, purely unethical.

* Naamen writes a moving and painful response to RaceFail '09, Cut #999.

* [livejournal.com profile] spiralsheep posits a theory on the harassment received by [livejournal.com profile] mac_stone and [livejournal.com profile] medievalist.

* Finally, I will make a separate post for this soon because it inadvertently became very very important to me: via [livejournal.com profile] coffeeandink, at John Scalzi's Whatever, Mary Anne Mohanraj presents a racism 101 primer. Such things are not new; however, as far as I have seen, this part is:
I generally use the definition of racism that argues that in the world we currently live in, everyone’s racist, and when I want to talk about prejudice + institutionalized power, I try to say so explicitly.
Yes, oh yes. For so many reasons.
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* Via Dave Wolverton's email list, how to sketch a novel in an hour (a free writing exercise). I'm going to try this tonight, hopefully--the Snowflake Method is a bit too overwhelming when I've only got a tiny inkling of what's going on.

* [livejournal.com profile] yhlee and [livejournal.com profile] rachelmanija have launched [livejournal.com profile] springfluff, "a no-stress, no-deadline fandom gift exchange"!

* Why skilled immigrants are leaving the United States--the same reason why my father, who has a Ph.D. and is a Canadian citizen (so not even from the high-immigrant countries of China and India), waited five years to receive permanent residency.

* Jo Walton ([livejournal.com profile] papersky) on real world reading for fantasy writers. An old link, but obviously still relevant.

* The Bush Administration's memos regarding the War on Terror.

* For Asian faces, M. Night Shyamalan goes to Virginia--not the most informed news article ever, but it does give [livejournal.com profile] aang_aint_white much-needed press coverage.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, Cake Wrecks on the problem with phone orders. Laugh-out-loud funny.

* Did you know there's a Discworld MUD? I haven't tried it yet, but it tempts me...
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* From Language Log, an interesting analysis of Zhonglish (the specific Chinese-English creole of China, I presume, as opposed to Chinglish of the West).

* Via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, an article on e-publishing in China.

* Tibetans refuse to celebrate the New Year.


* On the atheist community befriending the ex-Muslim. Definitely worth reading from an intersectional perspective.

* A skeptical argument for troll-feeding. I have to agree with this: "I view troll-feeding as a useful tool in the skeptical arsenal--because I owe much of my skeptical "conversion" to reading skeptics' responses to internet trolls."

* Greta Christina on Alternet, presenting 10 Myths and Truths about Atheists. It's a great primer aimed at the totally clueless.

* On being good without God. If you want to call me immoral for possessing relative morality, of course, be my guest. Just don't expect me to pay you much attention.

* Nontheism among Friends (, Society of--aka Quakers). This made me seriously want to try out a meeting sometime, because I do value meditation and silence. But "Quaker atheist" remains somewhat of an oxymoron, especially if one is not born into the faith. And I haven't met many Asian Quakers, either.


* As a rule, I usually don't watch videos online. "Fidelity," however, was a worthwhile and worthy exception. Please click through and judge for yourself. (Warning for liberal bias.)

* And to lighten the mood, Austenbook! Pride and Prejudice as Facebook status updates.
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* A facetious guide written by an engineer on how to deconstruct almost anything.

* [livejournal.com profile] mrissa declares a new holiday, February 13: One Year Closer to Balance. And there's a homework assignment! Do something to bring balance to your life, then drop her a line about it. Go on, you know you want to! I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet; it may or may not involve living by Transcendentalist principles for the year. We'll see.

* LibriVox is a project aiming to verbalize every public-domain book in the country and release them as free audiobooks.

* From Coyote Wild, a lovely little parody short by Sarah Rees Brennan--"An Old-Fashioned Unicorn's Guide to Courtship."

* Via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, a funny anecdote about Chinese vs. Swedish manners. I've definitely observed this, and been frustrated by the brusque commands.

* The California 4th District Court of Appeals decides that private schools can discriminate against students. Specifically, a Lutheran school expelled two girls for appearing to act like lesbians.

* Obama talks obliquely about his plans for his Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. I think his idealistic vision of promoting religious tolerance through this particular venue is doomed to failure, but he's welcome to try. And I'll give him props for including secular humanism groups. Still, I'm disturbed by the implication that the Obama administration may yield to pressure to allow these faith-based organizations--which receive taxpayer funding--to discriminate in employment based on their beliefs. And one of the commenters makes an interesting point: if religious organizations may receive taxpayer money, shouldn't they be contributing taxes as well?

* In happier news, Johanna Sigurdardottir has become Iceland's prime minister and also the first openly gay head of government in modern times. And the bestest part of all--Icelanders don't think it's any big deal!
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* I have not a lot to say about the Great Cultural Appropriation Debate of DOOM, as [livejournal.com profile] oyceter so aptly named it. [livejournal.com profile] rilina has a nice links round-up, to which I will add truepenny's excellent post. I'm truly on the fence about this one, as I can see both sides--I think Bear failed to take her character beyond token, but I also respect her inclusion of the character as a person. Maybe I'm just too cynical to be offended? I don't know and my brain is kind of broken right now (for unrelated reasons); there's only so much I can multi-task and an affirmative action debate on a different forum has used up all of my Argument Energy.

* [livejournal.com profile] hawkwing_lb on being Irish. This particular part hit home with me:
I can speak in English, but in Irish I am mute.

I have no ear for it. I have no tongue for it. In my mouth it becomes clunky and without music, full of awkward solecisms and embarrassed pauses.


* [livejournal.com profile] tithenai on Gaza and the Palestinian perspective. As I said in her comments, I really don't know enough to make a judgment either way--and I'm not hiding a pro-Israeli stance behind that, either, because I had the classic don't-give-a-shit Asian upbringing.

* Via [livejournal.com profile] afuna, Dreamwidth Studios is working on a radical fork of the LJ source, founded by [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic on the small-business ethic. I have great hopes.

* An insightful discussion of ebooks from a blog-site with the coolest name ever.

* On utility monopolies. This, folks, is why I'm socialist and proud of it (well, other than being Canadian and not understanding why Americans hate socialism so much).

* Apple has taken iTunes DRM-free, with a catch--each file is embedded with the purchaser's name and email address. Given that they haven't exactly disclosed this distribution of information, I am unenthused. I wonder how long it will take for someone to come out with a program to strip the identifying information. And, does this information stay with the file if you convert to mp3? I wasn't aware that mp3s had that kind of secret-info capability.


Finally, that book meme going around the flist again--I just happen to have the BEST BOOK EVAR sitting closest. Really.

Grab the book nearest you. Right now. Turn to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post that sentence along with these instructions in your LiveJournal. Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

But what was important to me, when I read the Gospels, was less what Jesus said about God or a possible life after death (indeed, he said relatively little on the subject) than what he said about humanity and life on earth.

'Tis The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality by André Comte-Sponville, of course. (Okay, I did cheat a tiny bit by not counting a partial sentence at the top of the page, because this sentence was so much cooler than the other possibility.)
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* A NYT article on what carriers aren't eager to tell you about texting.

* JournalSpace loses everything in a malicious database wipe--this is why mirroring is not a backup solution, folks.

* Terry Pratchett is knighted for services to literature!

* Another NYT article, this one relevant to ableism, which I don't know enough about. Assistance animals now come in all shapes and sizes

* Via Dear Author: LJ has sent out a reassuring message, of course, but at this point I don't know how much to believe them. 12 of 28 employees have been axed. I've backed up everything with LJArchive, and I also hear that LJ-Sec is good.

* To end on a brighter note, via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee: 50 modern and creative bookshelf designs.
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Some of these have been sitting in my bookmarks for a while, so I'll try to mention the new stuff first.

* Wyrding Studios is having an end-of-year clearance sale! I have my eye on Skylit Revisited #6, a gorgeous choker-style necklace; but I don't really need to spend $50 on a necklace when I hardly wear the jewelry I already own, so someone else go buy it and remove the temptation.

* Two great stories from Strange Horizons: Meredith Schwartz's How to Hold Your Breath, which packs quite a lot into under 700 words; and a lovely modern fairy-tale from Elizabeth Bear, Love Among the Talus (Mongolian-inspired worldbuilding is a bonus).

* The NYT publishes an interesting college admissions Q&A with reps from Yale University, Pomona College, Lawrence University, and the University of Texas - Austin. It's a representative mix and a good portion of the responses are enlightening; the other portion is amusing in its dodge-the-intent tactics.

* I haven't read Cherryh, but apparently her novels feature an unusual common theme--the rape of men.

* If you haven't seen it already: Every Fanfic Ever Written.

* [livejournal.com profile] vagabond_sal summarizes, with a brief anecdote, the Avatar casting issue. [livejournal.com profile] shati does the same with a smiley face. And here's how you can help. --I did say some of these links were old.

* *bounce* Also also, people other than my recipient like my Yuletide story! I am so happy inside, because I do like it myself (which is rare). No link, of course, although I welcome guesses. I limit myself to offering only fandoms whose canon I own, which is a decidedly short but secretive list. (And I'm so curious about my own mystery author, because the prose and the characters are just. Perfect.)
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Yuletide is due in exactly 10 days, and I haven't written a single word yet. Nor have I even finished rereading the book, although I think I have enough of a refresher to write on. Strangely, I am not yet in panic mode, probably because I'm panicking about other nearer things. And last year, I wrote my fic in two sittings three days before the deadline. I didn't even hate it. Still, I don't know if I can pull off the same feat when ficcing an author I idolize. Not to mention that I have secured a beta in the form of kate_nepveu, so I should be answerable to her and finish my story earlier. I do have some vague noodling, but no concrete ideas--any prompt suggestions, for image/theme especially? I am generally incapable of cramming plot into 1000 words and will not have the energy or willpower to set myself up to write more.


* Almost a month late, but better late than never: POC in SF Carnival, IBARW3 Edition. Blogging about racism isn't limited to one week!

* On SH, William Mingin's review of Realms: the First Year of Clarkesworld Magazine edited by Nick Mamatas and Sean Wallace provides links to free stories, Clarkesworld being a free online magazine. With good taste, I might add--I had read two of the stories in the anthology already from internets-linkage. I skimmed the others, but my favorite is definitely the cutting and powerful tale by Michael de Kler (who is unknown to me), "The First Female President." I admit that I have a weak spot for dystopia politics; still.

* [livejournal.com profile] two_star, whom I know solely via [livejournal.com profile] yhlee for his awesome song "The Maid of Féil," discusses the look-and-say mathematical sequence and fractalizes it. The result is quite pretty.

* Not atheistic, really--God for the Godless: Salman Rushdie's Secular Sermon.

* Let me Google that for you.

* 28 reasons that Twilight the movie is better than Twilight the book, presented as a picture essay; also, the terribly intelligent [livejournal.com profile] helen_keeble with adroit analysis of Twilight's appeal that resonates with me for perhaps obvious reasons.

* For those who care, the College Board's new SAT score choice policy and how it may be no help at all.

* Finally, xkcd posters! This is so going on my Xmas wishlist, if only as a self-reminder. The Online Communities poster would be so much fun to put in my room. And about half the products would be good presents for one programmer-geek friend, but unfortunately (and fortunately) I've already bought his present (it was a lot cheaper too).


A final musing: exactly how much do I love Semagic with quick links, quick user-links, and sensible HTML implementation? Much.
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Via VSL, a cool webapp called GenderAnalyzer--enter a URL and it will tell you whether the page seems to be written by a man or a woman. This blog came out as 57% male, which amuses me.
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* Strange Horizons has a wonderful column on genre boundaries.

* [livejournal.com profile] varkat on 10 epic fantasy themes we don't see enough [of].

* A cool cheatsheet on the major publishing imprints.

* SF Signal presents various contributors' favorite F/SF subgenres.

* I'm finally reading xkcd, and the fiction rule of thumb is beautiful.

* A moving article on contemporary human bondage.

* [livejournal.com profile] copperwise on politics and Joe Six-Pack.

* [livejournal.com profile] rachelmanija asks for manga donations to benefit a Native American reservation. I should probably send those two random volumes of Prince of Tennis that are gathering dust on my bookshelf--I love POT, but it's not something one rereads.

* I weep for Terry Pratchett, and am ashamed of it because I know he wouldn't want my pity.

* Top ten weirdest bible verses. I really need to read the danged thing front-to-back someday. It'd definitely be interesting to analyze from a literature, and atheist, perspective.

* What happens if you're locked out of Gmail? Eek.
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* An old TIME article called Between Two Worlds, on feeling like the hyphen in Asian-American.

* Greta Christina's obligatory Sarah Palin column, or, Why I Don't Care About A Pregnant 17 Year Old.

* Greta Christina again (her blogging is quite link-worthy!) in defense of atheist blogging.

* If you don't like gay marriage, don't have one. Really.

* On "militant" atheists, a term that I like to think I've redefined a la Gloria Naylor and Christine Leong with nigger and chink respectively.

* EXPOSED: Gravity is absurd, and here's why.

* From [livejournal.com profile] shadowhelm, a 12/15 step guide to gaining good writing habits. I really need to follow this advice.


Also, sorry for the abundance of controversial/trigger-issue links recently.

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