The Cover Freak. "Songs that don't sound like you remember."
"I think people really, really resonate to the idea of darker emotions in something that is considered a really light medium." -- Matt Groening, on Charles Schultz, on Morning Edition.
Or, you know. "My fandom is somewhat incongrous."
Author Jon Evans (better known to us as rezendi) is publishing his "children's novel for adults," Beasts of New York, online one chapter at a time. You can read it at the wesite--shockingly, http://www.beastsofnewyork.com/ --or on livejournal, beastsofnewyork.
A discussion at Blue Rose Girls on how authors really feel about recieving editorial letters.
Me? I have a complex relationship with editorial letters.
Which is to say, I dread them until I get them (because I'm always sure that what I've written is terrible), and I then once I have them I simultaneously whine about them (because everybody hates more work) while being (a) grateful for all the times editors save my butt and (b) shaking my head and going "WTF book did you read?, and then there are the
Christy should have stayed Christy, though.
via theinferior4, Electric Sheep for your android's dreaming pleasure.
"Electric Sheep is a free, open source screen saver run by thousands of people all over the world. It can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers 'sleep,' the screen saver comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as 'sheep.' The result is a collective 'android dream,' an homage to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
"Anyone watching one of these computers may vote for their favorite animations using the keyboard. The more popular sheep live longer and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over. Hence the flock evolves to please its global audience. You can also design your own sheep and submit them to the gene pool."
bellatrys is reading Tarnsman of Gor so you don't have to:
If that wasn't enough horror, she also reads Outlaw of Gor so you don't have to:
And suggests a possible solution: