Over on LiveJournal, ysabetwordsmith is doing her monthly poetry fishbowl. The theme this month is unexpected uses for ordinary things. You can leave prompts and donate to unlock the poems. (There’s still a little time left!) There’s also a freebie up. Over on the Dreamwidth mirror, I left the following prompt: If you stay alive […]
This video from The Mary Sue gets into some of the reasons why I adore Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s films. In particular, the way their films handle villains is something I both love to watch and struggle to emulate in my own stories. A good villain is hard to make, and the nuanced characters who […]
A friend mauled me until I played through this. Since I can’t stop thinking about it, I thought I’d pass along the pain/pleasure. Creatures Such as We, by Lynnea Glasser, is an interactive fiction game from the Choice of Games line–which is frequently brilliant, by the way. You can play it online or via app […]
Because I am very, very tired, have this in lieu of a more coherent holiday post: Candy-making. Because science should be tasty.
Oh my gosh, I’m still not over how cool this is. The University of Iowa Libraries has tons of primary source materials in need of transcription–everything from letters and diaries to recipes from cookbooks. And they’ve set up a project that allows the public to help. DIY History The DIY History project allows anyone to […]