Posted: 15th March 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I come back to LJ after days away due to Real Life and other foul substances, and the first thing I run across is yet another post on Racefail ’09. I don’t know where to begin on that rolling, rotting, insipid heap in vitriol, ignorance and self congratulation, so I will for the sake of not making dozens of people cry or jump off bridges stay out of it. Somebody please post something interesting that has nothing to do with this in comments.

(yes that really was the song playing at random when I wrote this.)

  • Go read the beautiful… story. If you like it, check out and tell the author so!
    Oh, if you like Bujold's work?
    Follow The links To Cetaganda.

  • Have you ever heard any discussion of the martial art called Silat?
    I bought myself a nice little dirk at Radcon, and now I feel the urge to study martial arts which involve knives. Probably easier than studying anything involving shooting at the moment–though there's a public shooting range nearby, timing is not the best for me to pick up another skill I want, which is to spend more time mastering a large frame handgun like a Sig Sauer.
    (Okay, is that different enough? I remember our weapons discussion from Denvention)

    • 🙂
      If you're looking for something that simply goes BOOM a Sig is great, but mine has too many parts to clean. I much prefer my Para Ord.

  • Um…it was actually warm enough to go to the park today. Without mittens.
    (Don't know if it's interesting, but at least it's optimistic.)

    • yes, and still _light_ out at 6:30pm. Twas wonderful

      • Yep. I can't drive after dark, and I've felt trapped in the house for months, so boy is that light welcome!

  • It rained the entire time at Stellarcon. Please send a lifeboat.

    • 😀
      Poor southern belle, some kind stranger will help no doubt.

    • And oars (it's STILL raining). And good chocolate.

  • I bought Rob Thurman's Deathwish and cackled my way through it! And now I started on Caitlin Kiernan's Threshold. Very interesting read.

    • Rob Thurman's stuff is made of Awesome and Attitude which is a great combination, and i can't wait until i finish the current pile of client work so i can reward myself by getting it. I don't know that i've run across Caitlin Kiernan's work yet.

      • I shameless worship at the altar of Rob Thurman and have done so for years. (It's worth the wait of the client pile!)
        Kiernan seems to be horror; the prose is very, very different – I'm not even sure how to describe it. I think most her books have the "take a peek" option on Amazon.

        • good to knw, and will look at some point.

          • I read her first book, Silk. It was a good different read.

  • The asteroid missed?

  • The space shuttle made its launch finally. That's got to be worth something.

  • That one totally eludes me.

  • I met a most interesting girl this weekend. Things seem quite promising.

  • I was just instructed that my made-up-as-I-went along setting for the D&D one-shot I ran tonight is to be turned into at least a short campaign.
    or there will be blood on the walls.

  • Here's something interesting if vaguely annoying–The Sci Fi Channel has decided that "Sci Fi" is too geeky a name, so they're ditching it in favor of… "Syfy."
    From the article:
    "The name Sci Fi has been associated with geeks and dysfunctional, antisocial boys in their basements with video games and stuff like that, as opposed to the general public and the female audience in particular," said TV historian Tim Brooks, who helped launch Sci Fi Channel when he worked at USA Network.
    In what universe is alienating your core audience a GOOD thing?

  • It's drama like Racefail that makes the trouble I cause seem quite small by comparison…
    I'm gonna have to try harder next time! LOL!

  • I watched all four of the first episodes of Babylon 5 in one go. I plan to treat the rest of my Netflix prizes the same way.



    Well I *tried* fail

    googled “something kinda funny” Ewwww


  • Live journal
    Here's a website you might find amusing, not to mention informative about the origins of words:
    But the question lingers: if this racefail 09 is so bloody offensive, why waste precious heartbeats of your life reading it? If Thurman is your carrot and stick, read him instead.

    • Re: Live journal


      And I was asked for my evaluation of a particular piece of drivel by a good friend because of the um, conspicuous place it is placed on the web. It’s one of those places one can’t avoid 100% without missing too much. In this case I don’t _want_ to avoid the place. The commentary in questions is full of the egregious nonsense that is fit to send me from zero to Statesman in 0.3 seconds.