November 28th, 2010


[links] Link salad wakes up in another day

Outer Alliance Spotlight #57: Put This on the Map — Supporting and celebrating LGBTQI speculative fiction.

The blank page — What will you do with the blank page?

Dazey Boy: 1939 — A slice of life from eastern Oregon, back in the day.

Thankful for Ham — An odd classic illustration of a particularly demonic looking child.

A new and interesting form of wrongBad Science on surveys and statistics.

Blair, Hitchens Debate Religion — Juan Cole with a play-by-play.

?otD: Where will you go today?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (2,800 new words on Kalimpura.)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 248.4
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 4/10 (peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Between books


[books|movies] Pocket reviews

Of recent interest...

Act of Will by A.J. Hartley [ Powell's ] — I enjoyed this book a lot, but still can't decide if I liked it. A young William Shakespeare-analog as superhero in a secondary world with some strong resemblances to Elizabethan England. Reminded me a lot of Shakespeare In Love in that the character and setting were just platforms for modern dialog, situations and internal narratives.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 [ imdb ] — A film adaptation of a cult favorite novel you may have heard about. Could just as easily been titled Harry Potter and the Wild Places of Great Britain, with occasional alarums and excursions. (Which, honestly, is about how I remember the book.) The action and plot-driving scenes of this movie would have made an excellent short film to watch over a long coffee break. On the other hand, about 100 million people will see this movie, so what do I know?