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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-03-17 04:19
Subject: [links] Link salad heads for Florida
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Tags:audio, books, endurance, green, japan, links, mainstream, personal, politics, polyphony, process, publishing, reviews
A reader reacts to Green — She liked it, I think. Also, a comment on the Endurance cover.

A reader reacts to Mainspring — A bit more mixed.

Pod Castle with Ken Liu's "State Change" — A story originally published in Polyphony 4, edited by Deborah Layne and me.

Confessions of a Slush Reader: Why Should I Care? — I don't necessarily agree with everything in this article, but it's interesting reading.

"Writeprint" — Your new word for day. Textual analysis as a forensic tool.

Potential Health Effects of Radiation Exposure — Fukushima, Japan and you.

Is the AIR Supposed to be Blue? — A discussion of radiation dispersal.

Some in GOP grow tired of right wing — Psst. GOP. Welcome to the real America. The vast majority of us have been sick of the right wing for years.

[info]pecunium on the GOP's efforts to turn Michigan into a banana republic. — Small government, yep.

?otD: Atlantic or Gulf coast?

Writing time yesterday: 1.75 hours (2,700 words on Sunspin)
Body movement: airport walking to come
Hours slept: 5.5 hours (solid)
Weight: n/a (forgot)
Currently reading: A Bard's Eye View, ed. Michael A. Ventrella

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User: jtdiii
Date: 2011-03-17 11:26 (UTC)
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The Banana republic link is not resolving and leads to a page not found message.
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Larry Sanderson
User: lsanderson
Date: 2011-03-17 11:47 (UTC)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-17 12:29 (UTC)
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Thanks, guys. I fixed the link in the post. Looks like he reported the original piece with a new URL instead of editing it in place.
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Amy Sisson
User: amysisson
Date: 2011-03-17 11:58 (UTC)
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Yikes, the questions you ask!

So, without realizing it, for a long time my perceptions of coast were simply that water should be east of one.

Then I moved to California, and the water was all on the wrong side.

And then I moved to Texas -- Clear Lake region of Houston, to be exact -- and water somehow became life-threatening at worst, house-damaging at best.

For better or worse, my life now seems defined by the Gulf Coast. I now live in a world where not just hurricanes, but simple rainstorms seem to be life-changing or life-threatening. It takes some getting used to.

If life and careers had no bearing, I now think Colorago might be a good choice. In some ways, I don't want to be land-locked. In other ways, I really, really want to be.
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mlerules: Ugly
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-03-17 16:03 (UTC)
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Heh - I grew up in California, so upon visiting the East Coast for the first time was fascinated seeing the ocean on the wrong side. Then I started college at UC Santa Cruz, where you could look out window and see the Pacific due SOUTH (Monterey Bay). Very confusticating!
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Reynardo the Red
User: reynardo
Date: 2011-03-17 12:56 (UTC)
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The "Writeprint" one is interesting. My husband has used something similar to prove that trolls/gits/etc on Wikipedia are often the same person and their socks.
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The Ferrett
User: theferrett
Date: 2011-03-17 12:57 (UTC)
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"I don't necessarily agree with everything in this article, but it's interesting reading."

I'd be curious to know what you disagree with! I don't claim those are iron-clad rules, merely good guidelines for starting writers, but if you think I'm off somewhere I'd like to know so I can at least consider.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-03-21 21:14 (UTC)
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More to be said another time, but basically it's not so much that I thought you were wrong on specific points so much as the points you made are elastic with respect to a writer's career arc and market recognition. Barry Longyear's "Silent Her" is my favorite example of this.
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mlerules: dolphins
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-03-17 16:01 (UTC)
Subject: Qx o' Day
Pacific or Mediterranean.
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