Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad sleeps the sleep of dreams

Kalimpura — Paul di Filippo reviews my Green trilogy at barnesandnoblereview.com, with a focus on the latest book, Kalimpura. In creating Green and her universe, Lake has not only provided a vivid protagonist and a grittily glamorous world, conducive to high heroics, but also updated the kind of Red Sonja (Robert E. Howard's heroine) and Jirel of Joiry (C. L. Moore's swordwoman) archetype for postmodern, egalitarian sensibilities. He's never obtrusive in this program, but always effective. This trilogy stands as a landmark in heroic fantasy that fuses pulp brio with sharp philosophical underpinnings. I think he liked it.

Australian Experts Report First Known Quintuple Negative — A language funny from Lowering the Bar.

No breasts for our guests — Censored wallpaper? Really?

Male as the Neutral Default — Ah, gender. Sigh.

Alcohol said to have big role in cancer — Not mine, since alcohol never played a big role in my life.

Cuomo Bucks Tide With Bill to Ease Limits on Abortion — As we all know, conservatives don't want the government to come between them and their doctor, so I'm certain Republicans across America will do the intellectually consistent thing in supporting this bill.

Can the Republicans Be Saved From Obsolescence? — A fascinating article that points to some blindingly obvious conclusions about pervasive conservative hypocrisy and the Republicans' much beloved tactics of social repression.

Preemptive Pessimism Isn’t A Plan Still, today, after all the debunking, the repeated certification by the State of Hawaii, two successful presidential campaigns and all the background checking that implies, more intense scrutiny than any other single president in American history – after all of that, a significant fraction of conservatives in this country still refuse to openly admit that Barack Obama is a fellow citizen, that his skinny black ass is just as American as they are. They’ll readily believe every silly poorly reasoned, logically inconsistent, idiotic, ridiculous, asinine, soundly debunked conspiracy theory that comes along from every coked-out, crazy-haired, wild-eyed fruitcake with an Internet connection, but they won’t believe Barack Obama is an American citizen, a Christian, and Capitalist. And there’s nothing you can do to convince them otherwise. Nothing. Welcome to the conservative mind. Which Jim Wright analyzes in detail, contrasting their own words and stated policy positions with objective reality. (Via Steve Buchheit.)

QotD?: Did you dream the dream of sleep?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (2,400 words on novella in progress, to first draft complete at 18,100 words.)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Weight: 231.6
Number of FEMA troops on my block covering up high crimes and misdemeanors in Benghazi: 0
Currently reading: Mort by Terry Pratchett

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