it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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even lovers don't go there these last few years.

First off, Nisi Shawl has a blog post up about Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, a Butler Scholar and one of my Clarion West students--and the Octavia Butler Scholarship program. You should go read it because it's beatiful and satisfying and a perfect example of how SFF, at its best, is a family I am proud to be a member of. Also, it contains some ideas on how one can go about encouraging Diversity in Our Despised Genre.

Second, climbed tonight. Half a move higher on my project wall--got my hand on the next hold but couldn't stick it. I'm now really really good at the bottom two thirds, though. Screamed when I fell off it, and the route setter was standing right there, so I teased him a little. *g*

Other than that, 5.6 warmup and then three 5.8s I've done before, and I had a good time doing them. Also, new routes accomplished last week were rated 5.8, 5.8, and 5.9, respectively. Go, team me.

Then I made wonton soup for dinner.

Now I'm going to watch old episodes of House until I fall asleep.
Tags: falling off perfectly good rocks, multiculturalism in sff, our despised genre
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