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Afghan women defy the Taliban and vote

"The people out there are scared as hell of the Taliban," a U.S. Army officer who recently returned from Afghanistan told the Daily Beast. And given the 39 suicide bombings, countless threats of death and mutilation and the murder of an Afghan provincial council candidate just before the elections, they have legitimate reason to be so. 

However, the imminent danger from the Taliban did not stop the people of Afghanistan from heading to polling stations on Saturday to elect President Hamid Karzai’s successor. It’s the country’s third presidential election since the U.S. led invasion in 2001, and its first time transferring power from one elected leader to another.

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say. The takeaway for writers may be that complex sentences really will spin your reader out of the story. Most commercial fiction writers probably know this already, but if you want really definitive proof, read this article.

Someone Created A Slightly Less Horrible Version Of Comic Sans

Who else is having flashbacks to your weirdest friend/relative’s emails from ten years ago?

Isaac Asimov talks about science vs. religion, lifelong learning, and the role of science fiction in our society.

Wow, this is fascinating (found on brainpickings.org)
Fascinating interview with Isaac Asimov from the 1980’s. He talks about lifelong learning, that weird strain of anti-science bias that has run through this country for pretty much the country’s entire existence, religion, culture, fiction, science fiction, and more.

Film Reviews by Cotton Mather





A Brazen Woman earns the Wrath of God for working outside the Home and wearing her Hair short like a Man’s. While it is a diverting Pleasure to witness her sundry Punishments and Tortures at the Hands of an Angry Creator, those of sound Judgment will find it exceedingly unlikely that she would know how to pilot that Chinese Shuttle. Also, I am not sure, but I think everyone is floating because they are Witches?

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photo by @ektraynor

So very cool.  I must visit all six.  


photo by @ektraynor

So very cool.  I must visit all six.  

Loki gets it.

LOVE this! 

Loki gets it.

LOVE this! 

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Wow, so much fun!



Breaking Bad, alternate ending


In my experience, writers tend to be really good at the inside of their own heads and imaginary people, and a lot less good at the stuff going on outside, which means that quite often if you flirt with us we will completely fail to notice, leaving everybody involved slightly uncomfortable and more than slightly unlaid.

So I would suggest that any attempted seduction of a writer would probably go a great deal easier for all parties if you sent them a cheerful note saying “YOU ARE INVITED TO A SEDUCTION: Please come to dinner on Friday Night. Wear the kind of clothes you would like to be seduced in.”

And alcohol may help, too. Or kissing. Many writers figure out that they’re being seduced or flirted with if someone is actually kissing them.

—   Neil Gaiman on flirting with / seducing writers (via illfightyourdemons)

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