First trailer for 'The Hobbit' arrives
Part 1. The Origins of Dinotopia: Childhood Dreams — Art guru James Gurney with a very detailed series of blog posts on how he developed Dinotopia. A wonderful series of pieces on world building for all you writers and artists out there.
Watch the Solstice Approach (and Recede) — Be sure to click through to the year clock.
Metal undergoes novel transition under extreme pressure — Under extreme pressures and temperatures, one of the main materials of the Earth's interior has exhibited a never-before-seen transition. Cool.
Sheriff: Ohio man cleaning gun killed Amish girl — Ah, the death of a child. As my conservative friends stoutly agree in their party platforms, a small price to pay for the Second Amendment right to defense of essentially liberties. How many deaths are your guns worth to you?
In Madison, 1,000 Singers Defy Walker’s Edict — Ah, the price of free speech. (Via
Politifact, R.I.P. — The pernicious GOP "liberal media" meme strikes again.
Fox and Friends on the SpongeBob Conspiracy — Further proof that the conservative worldview is nutty crankery. (Via
?otd: Long nights? Impossible odds?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 12.5 (solid plus napping)
Currently (re)reading: Dragonquest by Anne McCaffrey