What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Linkee-poo takes its protein pills and puts its helmet on

It may be the 9 year old boy in me, but I love this video Random Michelle K pointed to. Who hasn't thought of what would happen if you drop a can of cream on a running lawnmower blade, or sugar on a candle, or popped an over filled water bed?

John Cleese on creativity. Thirty plus minutes on something that he says can't be done. Now, that's creative. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Justine Larbalestier shares some juvenilia.

Diana Peterfreund on revising versus rewriting.

More from Mer on those last edits (that I linked to earlier), asking if it was "worth it."

Twenty-five things writing Blackbirds taught Chuck Wendig. (note to self to go back and read this deeper)

Pixar to make a film based on Day of the Dead? Dangit. My long time reader(s) know I love to decorate for Halloween, and for the past three years I've been wanting to shift to a Day of the Dead theme, but haven't had the time or been able to find the right decorations to do it. And now I'll just look like an "also ran." Sigh. (Grokked from Tor.com)

I don't often do online petitions, but here's one I support. Rick Ferrel Moore has started a petition to define plagiarism for profit as consumer fraud. In case you're wondering, Rick has a dog in this fight (several, actually) having discovered he was being ripped off by the plagiarist David B. Boyer (note: there are two David Boyers who "write" - as far as I can tell, this one is legit and this one who ain't).

So glad this dick didn't make it very far in the primaries. And I say this as someone who wished for the disruption that Gringrich and Santorum made. (Pointed to by Dan)

The camera that gives you a description of your photo. (Pointed to by John)

The current presidential election Game of Thrones mashup. (Grokked from Miranda Suri)

Tweet of my heart:
@ANNELAMOTT: You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better.

Alligator Quotient: Wondering if I should teach them to waltz or to boogaloo?


Eric said...

I must confess my first thought reading this was that Pixar was remaking George Romero's Day Of The Dead, which admittedly would have been a bit of a departure from their usual fare.

Though I would have totally had to see it.

Steve Buchheit said...

I had the same thought, Eric. But once I saw the photo my brain went, "Oh, okay, yeah, that makes much more sense."

Random Michelle K said...

The article I saw actually had "Dia de los Muertos" (sp?) in the title. But of course, being me, I'd thought of that first anyway.

And I'm fascinated, but also confused. I mean, I've read some excellent Day of the Dead stories, but for kids?

Steve Buchheit said...

I have a feeling it'll be closer to Nightmare Before Xmas style of story. Enough of a nod to the darker aspects, but not enough to keep kids away. And Dia de Los Muertos is a family event, so I can see it happening.