Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Thor's Day

Administration
Happy birthday to alexjay, avad, and racerxgirl!

State of the 'Song
Progress is. My temp is back down to the 97s. The main thing is the remaining congestion and especially the shortness of breath.

Julian Assange
The whole media/blog treatment of the Assange rape case is reminding me a lot of the Polanski coverage, in all the worst ways. Yes, I have to write about it for BARCC. In the meantime, here's a Link Soup for it:
* Tiger Beatdown
* I'm Not Dead, I'm Enraged
* Jim Hines
* Feministe and more Feministe
* Liz Henry
* Kate Harding
* Ferrett (warning: comments full of rape apologists, but original post is good)

One thing I want you to take away from this, which I will cover later, is that this is not about a condom breaking. That's the Assange-supporter spin on one facet of one of the rapes Assange is accused of. Yes, there's more than one. Yes, the timing is convenient, but that doesn't mean he didn't do it. Yes, I hear y'all being like "and Al Capone was busted for tax evasion instead of his real criminal activities," but hey, was Capone not guilty of tax evasion? He was. So this may be a "convenient" way for police to seize Assange, but that doesn't mean he's not guilty.

Link Soup
* Law and the Multiverse: Superheroes, Supervillains, and the Law.
* Pirates sex toys. I'm shocked except no.
* Win necklaces based on Steam Powered stories!

Daily Science
Writing with a nanoquill: Dip-pen nanolithography with a porous tip generates nanopatterns with viruses.

Plans
I'm still convalescing, so work, then rest.
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