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State of the 'Song
Severe nausea, second day in a row. Ugh.
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"Between Truth and Life" to Steam Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories. Which means I get ice cream when the nausea passes.
Dating While Feminist
Tomorrow! 6pm! Lir Pub on Boylston! Come and discuss the particular challenges of dating while feminist with me, Jaclyn Friedman, Holly Pervocracy and Ian Trefethen! RSVP here.
Rebecca Loebe show!
Rebecca Loebe is playing at TOAD next Tuesday 7-9pm; I'm going their straight from Diesel. Anyone want to join me? Facebook invite here.
I'll be leaving the confessional posts up indefinitely, as they've not attracted much abuse. Keep playing! Have fun! Yes, you can respond to people on both posts. No, it is not bad form to respond to people who are crushing on you. In fact, it could lead to Good Things for all involved. I say go for it.
Her Vampires in Literature course, btw, had a focus on Polidori, le Fanu, and Goethe rather than Rice and Meyer. Don't know if I mentioned that. They have a workshop day today, and tomorrow she starts her Shakespeare Goes to the Movies course. (She keeps criminal psych and forensic science.) Her workshops are Flash-Fiction Writing; Fairy, Zombie, and Monster Make-Up; and Video Aesthetics In Music Videos.
* From everyone: Jane Austen's Fight Club.
* The ten goofiest panels from X-Men: Mutant Genesis.
* Epilepsy drugs and suicidality, which does not surprise any of us who've been on said drugs. Of particular interest, as always, is Keppra, which actually lists psychosis as a side effect on the manufacturer's website. I was basically River Tam when I was on Keppra. Firefly iteration, not more-together Serenity iteration.
Link Soup: Daily Science Edition
* Scientists have for some years been able to 'teleport' quantum states from one place to another. Now Seth Lloyd and his MIT team say that, using the same principles and a further strange quantum effect known as 'postselection', it should be possible to do the same backwards in time.
* Researchers studying human conversation have discovered the brains of listeners and speakers become synchronized, and this "neural coupling" makes for effective communication. In essence, the participants’ brains connect in a kind of "mind meld."
* Why it matters that we're close to discovering the Higgs Boson particle.
In this state, I can't imagine I'll be up for anything much but a nap post-work. Hopefully I'll get off my ass and edit "Maxfield Parrish Blue(s)", and I also should submit some stuff; it's been ages since I've sent anything anywhere, besides "Between Truth and Life", which was written specifically for that anthology.