The world of thew newbie writer is slightly less safe now than one of our defenders, Ann C. Crispin, has passed. If you don't know Writer Beware and are just starting out writing, you really need to check them out.
Todd Wheeler wraps up his summer reading program. Congrats to commentator and all around good person, Random Michelle.
Also, Janiece's writing program has also concluded.
Someone's getting a little cranky about the writing advice.
First there's that marker to Azathoth shows up at that Oklahoma restaurant, and now an Oklahoma town's water system is infesting with hard to kill blood worms. Not so funny now, is it? (Grokked from the Slactivist)
"Roughly 2 million years ago, the Taylor Glacier sealed beneath it a small body of water which contained an ancient community of microbes… they have remained there ever since… Evolving independently of the rest of the living world… The trapped lake has very high salinity and is rich in iron, which gives the waterfall its red color. A fissure in the glacier allows the subglacial lake to flow out, forming the falls without contaminating the ecosystem within." Um, yea, what about the ecosystem without? A blood-red waterfall is flowing out of glacier in Antarctica. What could possibly go wrong? Say, wasn't Antarctica where At the Mountains of Madness took place? We're boned. (Grokked from Tor.com)
"What fresh shovelful of bullshit is this?" Apparently US business has forgotten just who buys the crap they like to sell. Or they think they'll get the top 10% to buy everything. And "The best way to 'foster serious discussion,' of course, is to ignore the country's low-wage workers when they take to the streets. That always turns out well." (Grokked form the Slactivist)
Want to really dissuade the rest of the world from screwing with the US? Show them things like this. We put flame throwers on mobility scooters. Just for the fun of it, and in our spare time. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
"What happened to my mother was a relic of an America that was not free nor equal nor very kind." And yet there is a very large and well funded movement to turns us back to that time. (Grokked from the Slactivist)
You know what the opposite of herd immunity is? Hot spot activity. (Grokked from Jay Lake)