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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-04-02 04:55
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"The Weight of History, the Lightness of the Future"Subterranean Press publishes a Sunspin novella. For those particularly interested in the series, this piece occurs immediately prior to the events of book one, Calamity of So Long a Life.

Is “Game of Thrones” too white?Fantasy fiction might have racial problems, but they're just a reflection of America's broader battles. Saladin Ahmed at Salon.

Ever the Reluctant Warrior, I Take Up My Sword for Justice — Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Yesterday, I was silly, too: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Some of the comments are comedy gold.

Young Writers Dazzle Publisher (Mom and Dad) — Self-publishing and kids. Interesting. (Via my Dad.)

Tungurahua Erupts — Wow. Just wow. This photo...

A universe without purposeNew revelations in science have shown what a strange and remarkable universe we live in.

Romney: Uninsured with preexisting conditions should be denied coverage — Disgusting. See my comment yesterday about how conservative positions affect people personally.

I trust government more than insurance companiesThe government has at least a theoretical interest in keeping its citizens healthy and productive. The government is accountable to the voters and taxpayers, that is, to us. Insurance companies have only one interest -- profit. And they are essentially accountable to no one. Yep, market-based solutions for the win!

Debunking Canadian health care mythsIt is becoming increasingly more difficult to dispute the fact that Canada spends less money on health care to get better outcomes. That would be a little something we call a "fact". If you're a conservative opposed to healthcare reform, then pretty much by definition you're unaware of and/or impervious to the existence of these "facts".

Charlie Petit on the GOP vice presidential selection — Hahahah.

A widening gender gap boosts Obama over Romney — Oddly enough, if your party declares war on women, women don't like it that much… No one could have predicted this!

Ann Romney is the Romney Democrats fear most

?otd: Where did you come from, where did you go?




4/2/2012
Writing time yesterday: 6.5 hours (Reviewing existing draft of Their Currents Turn Awry, added 1,600 words; 2.25 hours of WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.75 (solid)
Weight: 239.2
Currently reading: The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling

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Nathan
User: mastadge
Date: 2012-04-02 12:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
While I agree with the stochastic view of the universe and nature, David Z. Albert's LA Times review of Krauss's new book is fun reading.
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jordan179
User: jordan179
Date: 2012-04-02 14:30 (UTC)
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Is “Game of Thrones” too white? — Fantasy fiction might have racial problems, but they're just a reflection of America's broader battles. Saladin Ahmed at Salon.

ROFLMAO! George R. R. Martin chose to center his story on a subcontinental-sized fantasy version of the British Isles, so of course the characters are white. It's the same reason why most of the charactes in Lord of the Rings are white.

If a fantasy novel was set in a fantasy-counterpart of Africa, would the writer be "racist" because most of his characters were black? Is Avatar the Last Airbender "racist" because most of the characters look East Asian?

When one chooses setting, one chooses the origin of most of the characters.
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zxhrue
User: zxhrue
Date: 2012-04-03 02:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

that sir is an awesome novella. I eagerly await moar.
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