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Catch-up post 
28th-Aug-2010 11:42 am
I missed a lot of birthday announcements this week! Happy birthday, belated and current and tomorrow, to felisdemens, hammercock, fairylogic, mer_moon, c1, annaguirre, jasra, zarhooie, and bahtswana!

State of the 'Song
Y'all. Exhausted. To sum up: I had a con, then an insanely busy and overlong workweek (average of an extra 1/4-1/2 a day every day), plus not sleeping in my own bed, which always throws me off anyway. My house is a mess and I have piles of unanswered e-mails and undone chores. I call pajama day.


Alas, now Epic Owl is hung over.

Read This
Because all women are real women.

Order Electric Velocipede!
Issue #20 is out, and features a story and a poem by me. Or save money by subscribing - I'm in issue #21, too.

Now I will Drop a Pile of Links Upon Your Head
* How to crochet a yip-yip alien.
* "Seven Hair-Metal Ballads That Gave Me Stupid Ideas About Love and Sex". So yes.
* We are so there.
* Marvel responds to Runaways casting concerns. Phew.
* The Doctor visits MIT. Of course he does. I love Boston.
* You GUYS. There is a JEM convention. Bus distance from me. This is TRULY, TRULY, TRULY OUTRAGEOUS.
* The new Weird Al polka is called "Polka Face" and it is, of course, awesome.
* There was a Philip K. Dick festival and no one told me!
* This "What Would You Do?" brought tears to my eyes; I'm showing it to Elayna soon as I finish this post.
* And remember the treatsfortits bake sale!

* Tiny pitcher-plant dwelling frog.
* A distant solar system that centers on the star HD 10180 has at least 5 planets, and most likely two more. It's possibly the most populous solar system we've spotted, other than our own. And it's pretty weird.
* Gorgeous photos of insect eggs.

IT ARE PAJAMA DAY. Also nap day. I imagine I'll get some cleaning around the house done because it would make me twitchy not to. Party tonight. Tomorrow's another very necessary pajama day; maybe I'll get cracking on replying to that stack of e-mails then.
28th-Aug-2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
Holy Roman Emperors, that owl IS epic.
28th-Aug-2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
I can't believe you posted a pattern for the yip-yip alien! I SO know what I am going to make Kent for his birthday!

We actually looked up the clips from 'The Muppet Show' last weekend. And it has been all "yip-yip" all the time around here ever since.

"Are you going to make coffee?"

Yeah, we're dorks. ;)
28th-Aug-2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Already Pretty! I already know I will love this. ♥
28th-Aug-2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
Wait, how did you not know about JemCon?

(I need to figure out whether I'm going or not.)

Power Morphicon is going on right now, and I'm all oh god, people better be all making formal apologies to David Yost in between Power Rangers Samurai information.
28th-Aug-2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
(I should have coffee, swear.

David Yost = the original Blue Ranger. He quit suddenly; the general thinking was that it was over some combination of money and character marginalization. He'd been getting older, he'd been replaced as Blue Ranger while still remaining on the show, yadda yadda.

Nope. It was harassment. One too many "faggot" instances on set from the production team.

So, yeah. There is also that.)
28th-Aug-2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
One more thing to add to the "all women are real women" post:

Real women are born girls, real women are born boys, and real women are born intersex.

This needs to be said, and it hasn't been.
28th-Aug-2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
Also true!
28th-Aug-2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
Is this something I could add to the original post without massive trans-hating blowing up?
28th-Aug-2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
I don't know the blogger, so no guarantees... *peeks* Ah, second comment on the original post says "don't forget trans women", and no explosions so far.
28th-Aug-2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, good, thanks.
29th-Aug-2010 08:31 am (UTC)
re. Polka Face: It is indeed a fun little medly, but I'm actually more impressed by this rendition (made back in February! Weird Al, you're behind the times! =:o} )

29th-Aug-2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the birthday wishes!

30th-Aug-2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
YES on the hair metal ballads. I heard "More Than Words" on the radio the other day and I was like "I can't believe I didn't get what this guy was really saying back when I was in high school."
31st-Aug-2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
I misread "undone chores" as "undine chores".

Glad you had a good con, and thank you for sharing the "Already Pretty" links.
1st-Sep-2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
The ABC "What Would You Do?" link brings up so many thoughts and questions for me, from "What makes a woman of color?" to "Would those hijabi women be treated differently if they were obviously 'white'?"

A lot of my own history with Islam and WOC is wrapped up in my questions so I feel like I should unpack those things first but yeah.
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