Category Archives: etc

Daunserly Light

Yeah, Twitter, like everything else, is imperfect, but when you see it crowdsourcing like this—just random people dogpiling a question—then it’s a bit closer, anyway (also? been researching this stuff for a story, so, was lucky to stumble into this):

What’s the weirdest thing you remember misunderstanding as a kid? I thought adultery meant “pretending to be an adult.”

— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) March 7, 2018

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Psycho Cat

I think this will be only the second cat-related thing I’ve ever posted in all my internet years (before then, it was just leaving cat-related stuff on utility poles, I guess) (which I was a fiend for). The other is this Mapquest cat, whom I so completely identify with. This is maybe even cooler, though:

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Bandanna land

haven’t seen one yet, but I keep hearing about these:

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Cool spread of books . . .

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Jack Ketchum words

Thanks to Michael David Wilson for wrapping them up over at LitReactor. Especially “I figure if I don’t scare myself, if I don’t feel that dread of what’s coming up next, I probably won’t scare you.”

https://litreactor.com/columns/celebrating-dallas-mayr-the-wisdom-of-jack-ketchum-1946-2018 

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Oh, man

[ from the current Discover ]

Thought I was just writing fiction in Sterling City, what with the giant chrome-eyed caterpillars and all, but, oops:

Here’s how Sterling City starts out:

So, you know, watch out for the jumbo-size caterpillars and all. In a few million years.

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Mick Garris’s Post Mortem

I dial up John Carpenter every chance I get. Whether he’s tolerating the person asking questions or not—and of course he’s good with Garris—there’s always something to learn:

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Caves, Words, & Us

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Words per minute

I dream of a word processor that throws a little a WPM gauge up in the right corner, so I can keep a close eye for when I’m backing off the throttle more than I should. Way back, when instant-messaging first came around? I used to write chat scripts to talk to different hardly-remote people, and we’d testrun it, use the chat to IM, all that. What I found out pretty quick with that was that I never cared for the content of our back and forth. What mattered to me was winning the race: getting my reply jammed in faster than the person on the other end could even read it. And have it be proper and right, of course. In short, I wasn’t good to chat with, since it was never about the discussion, always about the speed.

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Tethered by Letters

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