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Not much in the mood for an entry today. We'll play a nice game of catch up tomorrow.

My thanks to everyone who has donated mine and kylecassidy's Drowning Girl Kickstarter project. At this point, it's 141% funded, and we still have twenty-eight days to go. And there are some amazing new rewards, soon to be announced. So, it's not too late. Also, people seem shy about those donations between $1-$14, but they ought not. Every bit helps, plus those donations grant access to the project blog.

Today, I am going to the sea.

Try to go seventy-two hours without using "lol," in any context (unless it's part of an actual word, such as lollipop). Maybe future generations won't thank you, them being doomed and all, but I'll sure be grateful.

Oh! One last thing. From Richard Horton's review of Ellen Datlow's Supernatural Noir, in the August issue of Locus:

Finally, Caitlín R. Kiernan’s ‘‘The Maltese Unicorn’’, which is as stylishly noir as any story here, is about a used bookstore owner who is friendly with a mysterious brothel owner, and thus ends up trying to track down a strange object – a dildo – for her, and gets involved, to her distress, with a beautiful and untrustworthy woman mixed up in the whole business. I thought this the best story in the book, and the story that most perfectly, to my taste, matched the theme.


Lastly, thanks to sovay for news of this wondrous fossil, a plesiosaur found with an unborn plesioaur in its abdomen:


( 8 comments — Have your say! )
Aug. 13th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)

re: the Science article - I'm sending you mail off-LJ. Let me know if it doesn't arrive....

Aug. 13th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)

Thank you! There's an article I wanted to ask you to track down for me...but I've mislaid the reference.
Aug. 13th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)

Got it! Thank you!

Edited at 2011-08-13 05:48 pm (UTC)
Aug. 13th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)

Sure, just send along the reference when you find it.
Aug. 13th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
The abbreviation doesn't bother me as much as the sentiment. What is the alternative to laughing out loud? Laughing quietly, in your brain. And that is creepy. Every time I see a person just staring, I think they're laughing with their brains. And I become afraid.
Aug. 14th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
That's still preferable to them killing you with their brains.

Also, it can be kind of a useful skill to laugh silently. I worked in a call center, and had this guy get over-the-top pissed at the company and was ranting at me over my phone. I was able to laugh without a sound. It was a good way to vent at him as he yelled at me. My co-workers knew I was laughing, though. The sentiment was still conveyed. (And they knew that in that job, you sometimes had to laugh.)
Aug. 13th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
I try to follow your advice
I don't use lol, I say haha after my little sister whose laugh is literally that. But as a big Raymond Chandler fan, reading that it was a dildo in place of the Maltese falcon, well I literally laughed out loud.
I'm going to see what I can do about donating a dollar, because even I as a broke chick with no job realize that I have at least that much in change in the bottom of my purse. I just need a moment to make sure my deposit is in my bank. I still feel like a git for donating just that much, but since you made the comment it makes it seem a little bit better.
Aug. 14th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
That plesiosaur news is delightful! Thank you for passing it on. Hope your day at the beach is a good one.
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