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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” - Dr. Seuss

please help!

Hallo guys, This is just a short post to note that my and Eve's webzine, Imaginary Beasts, is short on submissions for this round. The theme is MASKS AND COSTUMES and the deadline is in, uh, two weeks. *ducks* If you're a writer or know writers and feel like ...


MOAR LJ FAIL LINKS The third link is from , the first is from I Forget. The second came up in a google search. In order: funny comments from users responding to the LJ "news" post, babelfish translation of the more straightforward Russian news post (warning: link is ...


Livejournal abolishes Basic accounts for new users, tells no one. Comments disabled as I have nothing much to say; just wanted to help get the word out. (My opinion, for what it's worth, is here.)

Sold to Russia

Livejournal's sale to internet start-up company SUP (pronounced "soup") based in Russia makes last summer's fracas over journal deletion look like hot air. I like 's post on this so I am just going to link it: check the Wired article at the end for a (possibly greatly ...

About This Blog

This wordpress is a mirror of my livejournal since January 2006, but with the fanfiction and shout-outs taken out. I'd been thinking about -- not leaving livejournal, but moving some of the content on my livejournal (EDIT: now Dreamwidth) to my own domain -- for a while, mostly so ...

January 1st 2013
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My 2012 In Review

I didn't write much this year - or not much fiction anyway. I wrote my masters thesis, and though it could have been much better I am content with the way it came out.  In nonfiction land, I signed on as a contributor to The Hooded Utilitarian. Though I don't have ...
November 12th 2012
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Big Bang @ Prudential Center, 12/9/12

As promised on tumblr. This is very long, so I apologize in advance. ^^ BTW, I'm sitting in a cafe in New Brunswick next to someone using "Fantastic Baby" as a ringtone, and it turns out she was also at the show on Friday. Small world! The New York ...
September 12th 2012
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I turned in my master's thesis. It's kinda weak - I wrote the conclusion in 24 hours including searching for supporting references - but it's a personal milestone for me since it's the longest thing I have ever finished, more-or-less on time. It's 50 pages without references or appendixes (but ...
July 19th 2012
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Olympics, etc.

I am so totally out of the Olympic loop - though I heard there's an outdoor screen at the Castle Museum gardens in York that's doing public screenings of Olympic events, so I might go to that. I missed the torch when it passed through a few weeks ago. ...
July 15th 2012
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6-years-too-late review of disposable teen comedy, John Tucker Must Die

Saw this with M. It's really not too bad... if you ignore the ending, aha. Especially the casting for John Tucker is good: at first you are like, what do any of these girls see in this guy? But by the end you are like, hmm, ...


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