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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-20 05:22
Subject: [links] Link salad cruises into a new work week
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Tags:cancer, climate, cool, culture, healthcare, links, nature, personal, politics, process, science, sex, steampunk, writing
Crossing the demesne of dreams and fears — Urban fantasy author J.A. Pitts on reaching into his writing.

Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett's 'Frank Reade' may enjoy Steampunk-powered boost — (Via my Dad.)

The blended senses of synesthesiaSynesthetes can taste numbers, feel colors or have other sensations triggered by sensations. Studies of their brains could provide clues for neurological disorders. Some tastes have color and shape for me.

My brain. I think I'll keep it. — Sonia Lyris documents a middle aged moment as silly as anything my chemo brain ever came up with.

Physicists Create a Working Transistor From a Single Atom/a>

Being Privileged 101: "Privilege is not a synonym for douchebag" — Yep. (Vis @HalloranElder.)

Animal rights group says drone shot down — Welcome to the future.

Earth is losing 39 cubic miles of ice per year — Darn that liberal bias in reality.

US Interventions in the World since WW II

What Got Lost in the Debate About Birth Control — I know what got found: a lot more people woke up to the fact that American conservatism is all about intimate government control of their personal lives. Hey, GOP, keep showing your true colors. Those swing voters will run away from you like their hair was on fire.

?otd: Monday again? Whose idea was this, anyway?




2/20/2012
Writing time yesterday: 5.0 hours (Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bicycle ride
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
Weight: 235.4
Currently reading: 1491 by Charles C. Mann

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Clint Harris
User: wendigomountain
Date: 2012-02-20 16:24 (UTC)
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I have a friend who always said he could hear light. Everything from light bulbs to the aurora borealis.
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Marshal Zombie
User: skylion
Date: 2012-02-21 01:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am a synesthete. I hear shapes. This isn't an exact science, and I don't seem to have a deeper relationship with it, but I can hear music and sound coming out of all sorts of shapes. I goes away after awhile. I cannot sense any sounds coming from the various objects in my home, nor on the bus, nor in my place of business. But, if I go somewhere new, or come back to a place I haven't visited in a while, then the sounds...abound. Circles are stacatto drums over radio static, planed edges shoot a constant E minor at me in the form of a buzzy guitar feedback, and both arabesque and baroque patterns sound like piano arpeggios, with notes coming as they please, disappearing and being replaced by new notes as I get lost looking into the details. Shapes blend and new sounds form and go away as my brain gets used to the patterns and stop. All is quiet. Then I turn my head...
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