July 10th, 2008

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[links] Link salad Thursday crouton

Bloggasm on Tor’s free e-book program

Be a sex-writing strumpet — Some solid advice on sex scenes.

Climate change delusion — In which we discover that neither global warming denial, nor snark, are particularly American phenomena. (Thanks to tetar.)

Bush to G8: ‘Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter’ — Classy to the end, that’s our president. Just makes me proud to be a Fratboy-American. Wait, I was never in a frat.


7/10/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (travelling)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: n/a

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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[funny] A steampunk abecedary

From an email exchange this morning:

A is for airship which flies in the sky.
B is for bat which the evening brings by.

Let’s play a bloggy game. Per the above, put your suggestions for a steampunk abecedary in comments — next week I’ll distill them out, and we’ll have a poll for the coolest/funniest, with hardback copies of Escapement Powell's | Amazon ] as prizes. Then we’ll have a steampunk abecedary.

Bonus points for rhyming couplets or more complex formalisms.

Big bonus points for posting art to go with your letter(s).

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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[travel] “They climbed aboard their starship and headed for the skies”

Up too late already, given my 3:30 am (Central) wakeup call. At least I’ve been horizontal for a while.

After too short a night’s sleep, I’m off for San Francisco tomorrow. (I’ll crash more on the plane.) Doing nothing but light socializing and resting when I get there, before Saturday’s three-ring circus of a day. First ring: the 10 am GeekSpeak interview. [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] Second ring: the 3 pm Borderlands reading and signing. Third ring: the 7 pm appearance with Susan Palwick at SF in SF.

I wasn’t able to finagle a ride to Santa Cruz in the morning, so I’ll be doing a lot of driving that day. I imagine I’ll survive, but I’ll be useless Sunday, so I don’t expect to get back to fiction until at least Monday after I’ve been home. It will be a lot of fun, though.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.