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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-11-04 08:23
Subject: [links] Link salad knows that love is just a kiss away
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Reading: METAtropolis: Green Space — A reader reacts positively to my novella, “Rock of Ages”.

Love, The Weak and FragileLove, to me, is like an emaciated refugee that shows up at your door in the middle of the night during a storm. You’re not sure how she had the strength to get here, but here she is regardless, her thumb on your doorbell until you let her in. (Via [info]rekre8.)

A Girl and Her Room: Portraits of Teenage Girls’ Inner Worlds Through Their Bedroom Interiors — (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

The Acrobat Sublime — Some gorgeous photos of acrobats in unusual settings. NSFW in a very arty way. (Via [info]martang.)

Around 50% of people can 'see in the dark,' study shows

What is the craziest thing you have ever said to your boss, with or without getting fired? — (Via David Goldman.)

East Meets West: An Infographic PortraitGerman punctuality, Western ego and how to stand in line like a Chinese. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

I Noticed This Tiny Thing On Google Maps. And When I Zoomed In… Well, Nothing Could Prepare Me. — Wow. This is amazing, intense, and sad. (Thanks to [info]willyumtx.)

Telescopes as Time Machines — This has been obvious to me since I was a kid, and I’m pretty sure is clear enough to most SF readers and fans. It’s still a cool topic.

GOP Deeply Divided Over Climate Change — Polling about climate change is like polling about gravity. You can hold any ideology you want, but in the reality-based world shit still falls down.

More Passengers Are Trying To Board Planes With GunsThe most common explanation passengers give officers when they get caught is, “I forgot it was there.” Man, I feel so much safer when responsible citizens exercise their Second Amendment rights. So do the 30,000 people killed every year in this country by firearms, I’m just certain of it.

?otD: Gimme shelter?




11/4/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 9.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: n/a (traveling)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block forcing children to learn critical thinking skills: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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Edward Greaves
User: temporus
Date: 2013-11-04 15:15 (UTC)
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I just finished listening to METAtropolis: Green Space yesterday. Major kudos to everyone. Liked every story in the batch, and I just keep wanting more. I'm always impressed how the world keeps expanding over the course of stories and in great and surprising ways. (And sometimes I'm a bit freaked when I see elements of those stories poking their heads tentatively out into the real world.)
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Jay Lake: writing-genre
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-11-04 15:22 (UTC)
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Thank you. I really appreciate that. And yes, me too on the freaky bits. One of the occupational hazards of being a science fiction writer.
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