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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-09-03 15:52
Subject: [links] Link salad learns Strine, eats kangaroo steak
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Tags:art, conventions, cool, culture, language, links, personal, politics, process, tech
catvalente on the glamour of being a writer at an overseas con — As has oft been observed, one of the paradoxes of developing a meaningful writing career is that the issues which are problematic to the writer begin to seem ever more odd to non-writers.

Detective Storytelling — Art guru James Gurney deconstructs the narrative of a painting. As a writer, I use narrative to create pictures. I love this kind of parallax view of the creative process.

The babbling phase: ranting toddler speaks out

WWII Poster: Are You Helping? — I love this image.

The New Science of Network Archaeology...a powerful tool that is likely to generate some interesting new insights into the process of evolution, not to mention the history of the networks.

Beck-MLK flow chart — Because Glenn Beck is the white MLK. (Via lt260.)

Top 10 Reasons for Higher Taxes on the Top 1%

?otD: What's the Australian word for beer?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (AussieCon 4)
Body movement: convention walking to come
Hours slept: 8.5 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: The Judas Rose by Suzette Haden Elgin

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Little and foxy and sexy... what more do you want?
User: little_foxy
Date: 2010-09-04 01:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I will point out that most aussies don't drink Fosters. We keep the good stuff and export the crappy stuff ;)
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User: fledgist
Date: 2010-09-04 13:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Fosters is closely related to piss, and is not actually drunk by Australians.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-09-04 10:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I must own up to a tinge of something -- not exactly amusement, nor yet recognition, but something in-between -- when I read US writers on foreign con-going. Over here in the UK, I've been a part of fandom for nearly 30 years and my writer-self is just a late add-on to that, which makes little difference in many ways.
In the US, or Japan, or Canada... Anywhere where I'm primarily the writer-self and not the fan-self, I am always foreign, always on the other foot, always jet-lagged and disconnected and adrift. This is my life as a writer.
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