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Link Treats

Well, this has been the longest break I’ve taken from the blog in a while now. Life has been busy. Last weekend involved a drive down to the Eastern Shore of MD to see family. Much fun was had and many crabs were eaten. We returned with many pics of family gravestones and pounds of scrapple. (You can’t get scrapple up here in New England. Yes, that’s a bad thing.)

These links have been sitting around for a while, so there’s a good chance you’ve already read them. You know, if you hang out in the same neighborhoods I do. Hopefully, they’re not too redundant. I like them, anyway.

Hey, Everyone — Stop Taking This Picture! (No, I Mean It.)
This is the oldest one–from last year. Fit, Feminist, and (almost) Fifty hipped me to it.

Beta Readers
Minerva Zimmerman shares her thoughts about a writer’s dearest asset, her beta readers.

These Are a Few Of My Favorite Things, On Tiers
I used to be one of those folks who creates best-of lists. I was very Rob Gordon about it, but then I met Alpha Reader who refuses to makes lists like that. At first, I found that kind of quaint; over time I saw his point. It was interesting to see Scalzi’s take on the concept.

Your Ultimate Feminist Mixtape
A good collection of tunes from Vagenda’s Emily B. Fun suggestions in the comments, as well. What would you add?

#510: Falling out of love with your creative work and losing momentum
I so needed to read this today. As I said on Twitter yesterday, I’m trapped in the third act of The Travelers and can’t get out. Well, the only way out is through, isn’t it? Finish the fucking novel, M.

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Weekend Linkroll

So, you thought I might have been kidding about my fingers last week, didn’t you? It got so cold on Friday that one of them turned white as I was driving home from the day job. Talk about startling. I wish I’d thought to take a picture. You would have been impressed, or creeped out, or something. I know I was. Here’s hoping that doesn’t happen again. Yeesh.

raynauds

Not my hand. Imagine my entire middle finger looking like this woman’s pinkie. You get the idea. And you can learn more about this strange phenomenon by checking out the blog post this pic came from.

So, anyway, links. More links. Other links.

Best Not To Exchange With Haters
Cool folks turn the tables on a homophobe. Love it and Not Always Right.

Mamas, Let Your Daughters Grow Up to Be Geeks
Katie Bug shares what is so cool about being a geek. “Raise your daughter to be a geek because geekdom is a beautiful place.”

The Voice of Authority: Morality and Dictionaries
Kory Stamper discusses what dictionaries are and what they aren’t.

Can men and women be friends? An essay and a website launch.
Captain Awkward (JenniferP) takes on the ancient question of whether men and women can be friends. Why do people keep getting this wrong?

Baby Got Back (In The Style of Glee)
Jonathon Coulton records a new version of his cover of “Baby Got Back,” based on the Glee cover which is identical to his cover. Glee and FOX basically told him to fuck off when he complained about not getting credit on the show. Because they’re awesome that way. JoCo’s giving the profits of this “new” version to charity.

The Inaugural Bad Graph Thursday
Skepchick begins a new weekly feature. Male fertility dropping as Florida manatees become more popular? It’s got to be connected. There’s a graph!

Miss Piggy’s Version Of Global Warming: What About Me?
Robert Krulwich at NPR links to a New Scientist app that lets folks see how climate change is happening anywhere they want to click. Vermont? Yep, getting warmer up here. (In general. Not today, although it could get near 40 next week.)

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Weekend Linkroll

Well, Thanksgiving weekend is coming to an end here in the U.S. I hope you’ve had a good weekend wherever you are and whatever you celebrate. Let’s see what the internet had to say for itself this week. Continue reading

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