Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jay Lake's Handy Guide to Genre Distinctions

"I have found genre distinctions in fiction publishing to be sometimes confusing.

To aid others in their curiosity, and planning their reading lists, I present the following handy guide."

-- Jay Lake

Visit Jay at JLake.Com

GenreDistinguishing Characteristics

General fictionNothing to explain

Literary fictionIf I have to explain, you wouldn't understand it anyway

MysteryExplain what happened

Thriller/TechnothrillerExplain how it happened

RomanceExplain who it happened to

WesternExplain what lily-livered varmint gone and done it

HorrorExplain what's about to happen

Science FictionExplain everything in technical detail

FantasyExplain everything in nonsensical detail

Magical RealismExplain nothing

SurrealismGo fishing for ice cream

With a nod to Kelly M...

Winter Olympics 2010 - Day Four

Day Four. Some pretty nifty snowboarding and skiing. I love snow.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I Can Be Irreverent

Image Courtesy of from an article by Marie Lyn Bernard

“The Grammy voters chose someone who, according to her lyrics, has spent her entire life waiting for phone calls and dreaming about horses and sunsets.”

Go on, click to read it. If you are a teenage girl it will tell you that the most important thing about you isn't your virginity. Plus, it will also generate a giggle at the notion of Taylor Swift being an "outsider".

A Challenge To Religion

"If religions merely cling to "fundamental" past understandings, denying revelations at hand, they will become superfluous. By not allowing myths to grow and develop, by denying new prophecy, as it were, many religious entities contribute to stultification and even collective psychic unbalance. It is as if they insisted that adolescent dreams were the sole vehicles for truth and took a pill to stop further dreaming."

-- Myth: A Biography of Belief, David Leeming

Winter Olympics Day 3

Day Three (which I spent the whole afternoon watching. In bed.)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Winter Olympics 2010 Day One

For no other reason than me liking the Google logos for the Winter Olympics, I'm going to post them for their pure artistic appeal.

Day One - 13 February 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Avatar 3D - Finally

Saw Avatar 3D. Looked Fantastic. Beautiful. Seamless CGI integration. Story a right clunker. Head hurts from being repeatedly beaten with a New Age mallet. Jimmy Cameron, you're not a subtle boy. Verdict? Great way to spend 3 hours.

And why has my font changed? Is it trying to tell me something?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Watching a Top 10 80's Anthems on TV. Every time I see Cyndi Lauper I'm reminded of, no matter what happened to muddy my childhood in any way, the spirit of the music (particularly between 1980-1986) somehow refuses to die. Everyone's always so quick to judge the neon legwarmers and lipstick... For shame!