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

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Thor's Day

Happy early birthday to mouseferatu and excursively, who'll advance a year over the weekend!

Hello to new reader hugh_mannity!

Slightly less meh than I've been. *is cautiously optimistic*

You can has content! New front page. Follow that link - it'll take you to the first Shayara puzzle (by slipjig), which will open up a new area. Also, there are new bios, Tyka's has new art courtesy of Grey, the Dramatis Personae is updated and on the main page now, et cetera. I have had a busy morning. EDIT: And posted Tyka's and Halloran's Purges stories. Whee.

australian_joe has some very good posts here and here.

People participating or not participating in tomorrow's content strike: anyone willing to be interviewed for an article?

This seems perfectly reasonable to me.

Shade and Sweet Internet
ElfQuest is being released for free online. All of it. Ayooah!

Link Soup
* The Niapele Project: Safeguarding refugee rights in Ghana. Read that. It's some of the news American news outlets aren't giving you.
* Wyrding Studios "easter egg" hunt tomorrow! Pick up some shinies for me, guys!
* Jay Carlson of The Plug tied a disposable camera to a bench with a sign asking people to take photos. When he came back later that evening, the entire roll of film had been shot.
* Daily Kos on Obama's speech: "It is possible that we will have a President who not only will speak in full, complete sentences, but who will do so in a manner that is eloquent, and who will also be articulate and eloquent in delivering words he is intelligent enough to know, understand, and use in a speech he is capable of writing himself."
* compfight: a flickr search tool. Find Creative-Commons-licensed pictures!

Daily Science
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has made the first detection ever of an organic molecule in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting another star. This breakthrough is an important step in eventually identifying signs of life on a planet outside our solar system. The molecule found by Hubble is methane, which under the right circumstances can play a key role in prebiotic chemistry — the chemical reactions considered necessary to form life as we know it.

Friday memage, since I won't be posting tomorrow:
Wearing: Dia de los Muertos skull nightgown.
Reading: In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan; Whitechapel Gods, by S.M. Peters; The Secret History of Moscow, by Ekaterina Sedia.
Writing: Shayara. Also, want to make progress today on Places You Haunt and/or The Things We Value, and I still need to get off my ass about editing "Flying Lessons".
Planning: Totally unplugging from the 'net tomorrow to Get Shit Done. Watching Velvet Goldmine with eustaciavye tomorrow night - anyone else want to come over? The weekend is mercifully unplanned; I may go see "Twelfth Night" at MIT with Adam, Elayna, and feste_sylvain Saturday night. But otherwise...this is pretty much my first free weekend of the year. Oy.

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