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Monthly Archive: April 2007

Apr 22 2007

International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day

Jo Walton has created a new holiday, International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day, as a way of turning crass idiocy on its head. Today is a day to post professional quality work online in celebration of our “technopeasanthood.” What this means in practical terms is an opportunity to check out lots of artists’ work for free before …

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Apr 18 2007

Perfectly Happy

I’ve written here about a movie and music experiences that have disappointed me. I’ll do it again, because it helps me understand where the artist/audience contract broke down. I don’t want to repeat the mistakes myself. However, when something makes me really happy, I want to share that, too. I’ve picked up two albums in …

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Apr 13 2007

The Egg, of Course

There are things we say without thinking about or knowing what they mean. “I could care less.” (Really. Then why do you sound so scornful?) “Penultimate.” (You know a prefix changes the meaning of a word, right?) “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Grr. This one’s bugged me for years. I grew up …

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Apr 04 2007

Generic Books

sdn, over on her lj, asks the following: my inflammatory comment of the day: why do books that are clearly generic ripoffs of other books (a) get ridiculous deals, (b) sell in large quantities to actual, presumably intelligent readers, and (c) get good reviews from established sources? is everyone high? this applies to all age …

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Apr 02 2007

The Boys in the Band

I went to see a bunch of very good musicians on Saturday. It’s a band I’ve liked for a long time, playing material I love, and I was deeply disappointed. Okay, so some of it may have been due to the car breaking down in the middle of the street earlier that day, or a …

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Apr 02 2007

Heh

What Be Your Nerd Type? Your Result: Drama Nerd You sure do love the spotlight and probably have a very out-going and loud personality. Or not. That’s just a stereotype, of course. Participation in the theatre is something to be very proud of. Whether you have a great voice for musicals, or astounding skills for …

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