Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Friday!

Administration
Happy birthday to desperance!

Hello to returning reader fearthainnlent!

Medical
Having a bad couple of days for fatigue (probably just getting over travel) and pain (probably the weather).

Wind Tunnel Dreams
Thanks, new sponsor Mary G! We're at $30, almost at the halfway point; I hope we'll get a bit more when the story's finished.

This one isn't prewritten, btw; it's purely pulled from the brain to the keyboard and posted here. I may see about prewriting next month's, just to make it more cohesive. We'll see what ends up working better.

Shayara
I had zero writing time yesterday. Augh. Parents kept calling during my Wind Tunnel Dreams writing time, and swooped in to pick me up immediately afterwards.

I suppose that the launch date will be determined by how much I get done this weekend - and, really, by how much I get done today. I have til 2, and really need to spend every minute of it writing Katrina's story, seeing how close I can get it to finished.

*cracks up*
This is what every conversation I have with enderfem and chemokitty devolves into. But just the guy's part, for all of us. Yes, it is really recursive.

And then we build a yam pony.

Naughty Nurses!
Got your 2008 calendar yet? Buy this one - it's for charity! (If you buy it, I'll tell you which of these girls I've kissed. :) )

Link Soup
* Oh look! A hypercolor toilet seat to go with your hypercolor shower tiles.
* The FoxNews headline is "Japanese Robot Eats Snow, Poops Out Bricks of Ice". This is how we talk on the news now? Okay. Anyway, Boston needs a fleet of these things.
* Laurell hasn’t been able to settle on a stage name for Jason. One he uses as his stripper name. So we are opening it to a contest! That’s right we are asking you to name Jason’s stage persona. The winner will be chosen by Laurell. The winner will also appear in the acknowledgements of Blood Noir and receive a signed hard copy of the book. I can hear my husband screaming "KHAAAAAN!" from here.

Daily Science
An interesting articles about the possible future of human biotech. The part that shivered my bones:
The new human genetic technologies are among the two or three most consequential technologies ever developed. They have the potential for both great good and great harm. In the best case they could contribute to the prevention and cure of diseases that have afflicted humanity for millenia. In the worst case they could aid and abet the development of new eugenic practices that would corrode and then collapse the foundations of our common human nature.

Our common human nature evolved over millions of years but has been stable over the few thousand years during which modern human values, behaviors and institutions have developed. When we look into the eyes of another person, we know something about that person—indeed, an enormous amount, far more than we realize—no matter how dissimilar we may otherwise be. Manipulating the foundations of human nature would change all this. If human minds start modifying the basic structures of the human mind—that is, if the agent of change becomes the object of change—there will no longer be a “there” there. We will have destabilized both the biological and social foundations of the human world.


Friday Memage!
Wearing: Sock monkey flannel pajamas.
Reading: Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott, and How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen. (I have no idea how to pitch a nonfiction book.)
Planning: Writing today til the kid comes home from school, and how much I get done will determine whether I get to go to Cape Cod tomorrow or have to stay home and work. I'm edgy and torn, because I need to go to convince my aunt to either stay in Cape Cod through the summer (she's looking to move to Pennsylvania with her daughter) or rent us her condo for cheap-ish, because otherwise, the cost of Elayna's School of Science summer will double. On the other hand, I can get this done if I push. Argh. Maybe if I just delayed launch til January 15?

In my next life, I want to be the person who's not in charge of everything.
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