Archives: April 2011

Surprising Literary Marketing

In the New York Times – How Writers Build the Brand The surprising ways that some classic authors did some marketing prostitution (ahem) to promote their literary endeavors. “Bloomsbury set regularly posed for fashion shoots in British Vogue in the 1920s. The frumpy Virginia Woolf even went on a “Pretty Woman”-style shopping expedition at French

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links for 2011-04-27

Liposuction does not permanently remove fat | Obesity Panacea However, a hot-off-the-press study by Hernandez and colleagues suggests something less ideal than this scenario. Indeed, the authors found that a year after liposuction was performed the fat initially removed is basically all replaced, but not necessarily where you’d want it to go. Specifically, while fat

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links for 2011-04-22

Wonder Woman pilot script rewrites make her more badass… sort of Wow, this sounds like the stupidest thing possible. Did they not watch the train wreck that was the Bionic Woman remake and take notes or something? I hate David E. Kelley with a passion now. (tags: WonderWoman television stupid)

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Sexual fluidity, Skins US, and labels! labels! labels!

This is a subject that has been bouncing around in my brain pan for several months… I’ve tried to figure out a number of ways to write about it, but nothing was really gelling well for me, and it’s a tricky subject, so I’ve left it alone. But I realized I had a way to

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Produce as much as you consume project

In the spirit of this article I linked to the other day on Jimiyo, And a challenge from the unmarketing blog on twitter: “For one day this week, stop consuming info and create something.” I’m going to try to set aside at least one day a week, (Saturdays) and possibly two (Wednesdays) in which I

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links for 2011-04-19

Startling Stats: Women in TV and movies… | Statette In the 2009-10 prime-time television season, women accounted for 27% of all creators, executive producers, producers, directors, writers, editors, and directors of photography working on situation comedies, dramas, and reality programs airing on the broadcast networks. (tags: women statistics sexism feminism)

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A Song of Ice and Fire

The HBO series A Game of Thrones starts tonight, and author George R. R. Martin responds on his blog to the off-base New York Times article by Ginia Bellafante claiming that the fantasy genre of literature is “boy fiction” and that his series attracts women by spicing up his novels with graphic sex. As he

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links for 2011-04-16

How to Make Lots of Whatever. Produce Not Consume. « JIMIYO This is my stumbling block every time – and exactly what I need to dig myself out of right now. (tags: creativity success art) 50 Creative, Cheap Ways to Have Fun | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In (tags: money creativity

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I like

Nice colors. I especially love them because they would get rid of a whole bunch of clutter in our cupboards. Alas, I don’t think I can talk Stephanie into it.

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links for 2011-04-14

Bret Easton Ellis' homophobia shows Wow. What a douche bag. God. (tags: homophobia) Ladies, It's Time To Stop Giving Things Up Best quote: "Framing women's desire for various things — usually, things that are imposed on them by society in the first place — in terms of what they'd sacrifice in order to achieve them

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My Drunk Kitchen: “Omelette You Finish”

A YouTube Series from Hannah Hart. It’s a cooking show. Sort of. Or a drinking show? I wanted a glass of wine more than an omelette after watching, so I’m going with drinking show. I am so subscribed.

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links for 2011-04-12

Duotrope's Digest Duotrope's Digest, an award-winning, free writers' resource listing over 3350 current Fiction and Poetry publications. Use this page to search for markets that may make a fine home for the piece you just polished. (tags: writing publishing fiction reference) How much does a short story earn in a magazine? | johnaugust.com These are

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Crushable: Women with awesome voices

In my catalog of “hot women” I have a special category for women with awesome voices – and I don’t just mean singing voices, but speaking voices as well. There are a handful of women to whom I would just sit for hours upon hours and listen while they talked – and two of them

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Paula Cole: Mississippi

This song falls under the heading of really awesome music I’ve rediscovered in my music library recently. Of course I was listening to Paula Cole something like 10 years ago (1996 – so 15 years ago.) At a particular time in my life when I was completely in love with a woman who was in

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Stand with Planned Parenthood

Please take a few moments to go and sign this petition against defunding Planned Parenthood: After months of budget negotiations, extreme anti-choice members of Congress are trying to force a shutdown of the federal government. This shutdown is not about disagreements over spending or taxes — it’s about a single-minded vendetta against Planned Parenthood and

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links for 2011-04-08

Fark.com | Caveman outed as gay by the way he was buried and by his fabulous furs Wow. Stereotype much, people? This is ridiculous. (tags: lgbt stupid)

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links for 2011-04-07

People You Might Not Want to Have Casual Sex With | The Hairpin At least I finally effing know how to pronounce "Ayn Rand." Who knew it was pronounced " self-servicing biggoted tea party ho-bag"? (tags: funny) Stamps these days: “Polar bears, lots of women and blacks no one has ever heard of” Conservative dude

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swimming across the current

You know how you have those stories that affect you but they aren’t exactly yours to tell, so you hesitate to bring them up? I’ve been going back and forth with that lately. I wrote at the beginning of March about dealing with our rental house and the clean-up efforts post-tenant occupation. Stephanie’s dad came

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links for 2011-04-06

Lying Around Listening To Music All Day Linked To Depression "The kids who listened to the most music were the most likely to be depressed; kids who read the most were the least likely." I knew books were good therapy. (tags: reading music depression) Woman Attacked Gaugin Because It Was So Totally Gay Maybe she's

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links for 2011-04-05

Childless by choice – Boing Boing Brian Frazer in Details magazine talks about choosing not to have kids, in a conversation that could be verbatim what Stephanie and I have had: Our individual philosophies on the subject fell somewhere between casual indifference and acute apathy. "You want kids?" "I don't know…do you?" "Um…not sure." "I'll

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links for 2011-04-03

Cast Calculus – Television Tropes & Idioms How many protagonists can a story have? (tags: characters writing tropes television movies)

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links for 2011-04-02

Feature films with 4 or more Harry Potter Wizards Interesting idea, but one of the worst infographics I've ever seen. Practically impossible to read, and the graphic treatment is terrible, too. (tags: HarryPotter visualization movie) Watch a Cute Blooper Reel From Season Two of Parks and Recreation — Vulture I almost wish I worked there.

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Sucker Punch Disney Mashup

Apparently the Sucker Punch movie I was excited about seeing a few weeks back (but didn’t get around to, due to recent events) turned out to have been very bad indeed. So, good thing I didn’t waste my money. But this came out of it, which is quite funny – a mashup of the trailer

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links for 2011-04-01

Buffy Speak – Television Tropes & Idioms Badger: "You think you're better than other people!" Mal: "Just the ones I'm better than." (tags: tropes language television) Growing The Beard – Television Tropes & Idioms The point a which a show transforms from good to great. (tags: StarTrek tropes television) The Sunk Cost Fallacy « You

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