Having difficulty making up your own fantasy language? Elizabeth Shack has got your back with her random word generator for fictional languages. Of course, in the 5th book of your series you'll need to standardize and come up with a verb for "be" and find that it doesn't exist in your language, only then to violate cannon to make one up.
Okay, so people don't know you're a dog on the internet, but they will figure out if you're a sock puppet. You know, he's an award winning author and he still felt the need to sock puppet praise his own works and trash talk others. Just don't do this. (Grokked from John Scalzi)
The trailer for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Sigh. Okay, look, I don't go to see many movies in a year, but even I'm growing tired of the crossbow tottin' fantastical hunters in the dark, army of darkness, leather clad fetishist thing. Just stop it. There is plenty of darkness one can explore in fairy tales already, if you really know what you're doing and your subject matter. It was cool when Jim Hines did it, because, you know, he knows his fairy tales and he writes a damn good complex character.
As if we need even more examples of how dysfunctional our society is and how shitty men can be toward women. (Grokked from Cherie Priest)
Catherine Schaffer has more if less borish examples. Look, fellow members of the Y-Gene persuasion, stop it.
Conservatives should be happy, now progressives have a reason to hate the DoJ. That's right, no prosecutions for deaths as a result of torture are going to happen. Now you all can talk about how our freedoms are being tossed down the pisser. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
"(T)he public favored the Republican Party on national security and foreign policy when it had a reputation for competence. That reputation is now in tatters… it will likely be two or three more elections before most voters will be interested in hearing the usual hard-line saber-rattling." Seems I'm not the only one to say people should hold off popping the champaign corks. Also now see the re-rise of the isolationist wing of the conservatives. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
A little on the rewriting of the Romney personal history. "The doc also notes, as an example of Romney 'becoming his own man,' that he protested in favor of the draft that he so skillfully avoided, before moving on to the time he spent in France, a time that Romney once described as 'tough' because the French were 'not happy to see Americans, because we were in Vietnam at the time.'" (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Tweet of my heart: @ElizabethShack: Really wish Spotify radio would stop playing Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas music on the Lord of the Rings soundtrack station.