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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-01-20 04:49
Subject: [links] Link salad has the frost heaves
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I'm still taking interview questions from readers: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Thanks to those who have posted already. Will probably answer them tomorrow or over the weekend and post next Monday. This is fun.

A reader reacts to Green — Definitely not with the liking of the book. My favorite bit: Green is a bog-standard fantasy with pretensions to be more. I have achieved mediocrity!

A Hungarian commentary on Trial of Flowers

A reader reacts to my collection Dogs In the Moonlight — Not so much with the liking of the book.

A reader reacts to my Sunspin short "A Long Walk Home"

A partial review of Love and Rockets — Including some commentary on my short story, "The Women Who Ate Stone Squid", a pastiche of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Joanna Russ. Because, yes, I could.

Non Sequitur on editors

Wind and Mr. Ug — Quite a sweet video with a mathematical inclination. (Via willyumtx.)

A Bracing Look at the Unseen UniverseCentauri Dreams on dark energy. Interesting read.

Alabama Governor Insults All Seven or So Non-Christian Alabamans — The snark, she burns us. (Thanks to lt260.)

Rush Limbaugh Rips Fox News Panel For 'Slobbering' Over Obama Speech, Panel Responds (VIDEO) — Limbaugh's comments as quoted in this piece pretty much capture everything that's so very wrong with conservative America. Personally, I don't want to live in a society where having a smart, articulate, oratorical leader is a bad thing. C.f. Sarah Palin.

George Lucas Destroyed Modernity — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison compares Star Trek and Star Wars in discussing a rather odd thesis advanced by Michael Lind. Science fiction meets politics.

?otD: How cold does it have to be before you say 'enough already'?




1/20/2011
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (4,000 words on Calamity of So Long a Life, Sunspin book one)
Body movement: n/a (still too damned cold to walk from hotel to gym)
Hours slept: 7.25 hours (interrupted)
Weight: n/a (no scale here)
Currently reading: Dancing With Bears by Michael Swanwick

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Jim Hetley
User: jhetley
Date: 2011-01-20 13:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
-20 F
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kellymccullough
User: kellymccullough
Date: 2011-01-20 23:46 (UTC)
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That's pretty much where I start to get really irritated because it makes things like snowshoeing much more like work and much less like fun.
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threeoutside
User: threeoutside
Date: 2011-01-20 15:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"I have achieved mediocrity!"

*pat-pat* That's nice, sweetie. It's good to meet our goals.

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threeoutside
User: threeoutside
Date: 2011-01-20 15:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, crap. There was supposed to be a "bwahahahaa!" in there but I guess LJ doesn't like greater-than-lesser-than marks, eh?
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Nathan
User: mastadge
Date: 2011-01-20 15:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
But Bentley didn't mean it like that!
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Nicosian: hellifax lobster
User: nicosian
Date: 2011-01-20 17:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:hellifax lobster
-10c.

I've suffered the -40c and at that point it's ridiculous cold. I've lost much of my cold weather tolerance. i fail as a canadian on that front!
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Coffee Shop Whore
User: skidspoppe
Date: 2011-01-20 19:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
As someone currently living in Hungary... do you want me to try and have that review translated for you?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-01-21 03:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sure, that would be cool...
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2011-01-20 22:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
>>Personally, I don't want to live in a society where having a smart, articulate, oratorical leader is a bad thing.<<

I've actually been called an elitist a few times over the past couple of years. My standard response now is, "I'm no more elitist than William F. Buckley was".
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2011-01-20 22:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
(Which would've been a much snappier reply if more of the people I said this to in fact knew who Buckley was.)
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andelku
User: andelku
Date: 2011-01-21 20:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Michael Lind is rehashing an old David Brin argument that I liked somewhat better.
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