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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-06-23 04:59
Subject: [links] Link salad stumbles into Tuesday
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Tags:books, green, language, links, personal, politics, process, publishing, reviews, writing
John Clute on Green Powell's | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders  ]

Me guest blogging at Tor.com on "Telling Stories with Character"

A good book ain't all you need. — Lilith Saintcrow on writers and agents.

Layers Upon Layers Of Fail — "English only": coming to an idiot near you. Hmm, wonder how many progressives are in favor of "English only" policies?

?otD: Should we speak pure Anglo-Saxon?

Body movement: 50 minute workout at gym
This morning's weigh-in: 219.4
Currently reading: Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold (reread of omnibus edition)

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2009-06-23 13:12 (UTC)
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Dude. You and Gene Wolfe? Cool--but you're not as depressing as Wolfe. Still, has to be a bit of a thrill.
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User: e_bourne
Date: 2009-06-23 14:32 (UTC)
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Answer: No! The Anglo-Saxons were Germanic interlopers. I'm going with Pictish.
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User: fledgist
Date: 2009-06-23 15:43 (UTC)
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2009-06-23 16:53 (UTC)
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"wonder how many progressives are in favor of "English only" policies?"

More than you might suspect, as depending on what poll you check & what the exact wording of the question is, support appears to vary between Great to Overwhelming (77% to 87%) majorities.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-06-23 17:45 (UTC)
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Got a reference for that? That's a data point which sounds a lot like conservative wishful thinking to me.
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2009-06-23 17:55 (UTC)
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Wow, you're almost Gene Wolfe if only your character didn't turn out to be a self-actualizing young woman with rage issues. And as for English Fail, the comment writers on Clute's side are as clueless as the Buchannanites of the world.

"The review was too hard to read, so the book must be as well," gave me quite the giggle.

I think I'll go get Green. Or maybe re-read Appleseed.
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