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


Happy birthday to shveta_thakrar!

Hello to new reader pale_chartreuse!

I was *almost* asymptomatic coldwise for a few hours yesterday. Now? Can't stop coughing, am beset by snot weasels, and have lost my voice entirely. Fibrowise and SeizureLasswise, I'm okay, at least.

Interstitial Arts Foundation!
IAF luncheon at Asgard in Central Square this Thursday, November 6, 11-1! (You can drop in/leave whenever, so if you get less time for lunch, no worries.)

What is interstitial art? It is art made in the interstices between genres and categories. It is art that flourishes in the borderlands between different disciplines, mediums, and cultures. It is art that crosses borders, made by artists who refuse to be constrained by category labels.

So writers, artists, craftspeople, come on by. We'll be discussing some interesting art show ideas and our next salon, among other things. (Basically whatever comes up. We meander.)

Watch This.
An election day message from S.J. Tucker.

Enter the Haggis!
Who wants to see Enter the Haggis with me? Johnny D's in Somerville, November 20. People who've been to Johnny D's, how necessary do you think it is for me to do dinner there before the show to guarantee a seat? I expect to be dancing, but also expect to need occasional rest.

Mall of Shadesong
Reminder: If you make or write or do something that would make a nice $WINTERHOLIDAY gift, post here! I'll do the Big Post sometime soon, and I'll be shopping from this list...

cbpotts is doing pimpage as well - check her LJ out!

Daily Science
NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer has lifted the veil off a ghost known to haunt the local universe, providing new insight into the formation and evolution of galaxies.

The eerie creature, called NGC 404, is a type of galaxy known as "lenticular." Lenticular galaxies are disk-shaped, with little ongoing star formation and no spiral arms. NGC 404 is the nearest example of a lenticular galaxy, and therefore of great interest. But it lies hidden in the glare from a red giant star called Mirach. For this reason, NGC 404 became known to astronomers as the "Ghost of Mirach."

Bleh. A hot bath and a good book. I actually have a very busy week from Wednesday onward, so I absolutely need to be better, or at least better than this. So I am resting.
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