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In the mud on your knees

This week is Aye Write!, the Glasgow literary festival. Typically, I'm on late shifts - my first week of 4-midnight shifts, to be precise. (They've changed our shift pattern again, to something that sucks even more, obviously.) Equally typically, there's nothing much I'm interested in today or tomorrow - or next weekend, when I could pop out of Conflagration for a bit - but there are people I'm interested in every night this week. So because of stupid work shifts, I'm missing Sandi Toksvig, Richard Holloway, Christopher Brookmyre, Jon Ronson (there's a *slight* chance I might get to this) and Howard Marks. Actually, Howard Marks is on Friday when I've swapped to an early shift, because I'm going to a night of Cole Porter songs at the Royal Concert Hall, so I can't really moan about that. I suppose.

There's an article on Slate about interjections, like meh. And Heh. Heh. They've mainly been ignored by grammarians because they were always a part of spoken speech rather than written...until the internet.

I've been reading bits and pieces of Wil Wheaton's Star Trek recaps (of eps with him, aka Wesley, in them) on TV Squad despite never really having watched TNG, because I like recaps (though TV Squad isn't a patch on Television Without Pity, of course) and because Wil's writing is great. TV Squad is a huuuuuge site, I must remember to have a proper poke around it some time soon. I did spot news which I'd missed, that there's going to be an animated Doctor Who series of shorts broadcast in the kids' magazine show Totally Doctor Who, with Anthony Head voicing a character. Yay. I'm assuming someone will upload them - the Barney man from Totally annoys me beyond all reason, and I can't watch it.

Catching up with my rss feeds, Paul Cornell has an interesting essay/ discussion about canon, in the Who fandom specifically, but the comments drift on to other fandoms. The Oz (as in Wizard of, not Scary Prison Types) fandom sounds particularly intriguing. I must dig out Geoff Ryman's Was again.

Optical illusions! Some animals painted on people's hands, which are far cooler than they sound. Look, here's one:

And also amazing mazes. Um, I just like mazes, and these ones are awesome.

(Incidentally, I've got bored of naming posts "links" and "Some more links", so I'm using somewhat random song lyrics. This won't make it any easier for me to find things, but at least it's a bit more interesting.)



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Feb. 18th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
Those painted hands were awesome!
Feb. 19th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
I know, they're great!
Feb. 19th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
BTW, I saw this picture and have to say I am actually rather impressed. Rarr.
Feb. 19th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
Heheh, I meant to ask you about that. Yes, he's quite nice to look at, despite his age!
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