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Rather late for January, and there's a lot of short fiction to list...

Fiction:
- Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves (K)
- Porterhouse Blue by Tom Sharpe (K)
- Season of the Witch by Arni Thorarinsson (K)
- The Vanishing Kind by Lavie Tidhar (K)
- Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (K)
- The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar (K)
- The Devil's Highway by Gregory Norminton (K)
- The Chronicles of Morgaine (Gate of Ivrel, Well of Shiuan,

Fires of Azeroth)

 by C J Cherryh
- Exile's Gate by C J Cherryh
 
Short Fiction:
- Picnic in the Storm by Yukiko Motoya (K) (collection)
 

Non-fiction
- https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/feb/03/labyrinth-artists-exhibition-charlotte-higgins-red-thread

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 That's pronunciation, not ale! Hints and info on remembering the IPA vowel chart.

There was another small thing I thought of yesterday, but now I've forgotten (post-'flu brain).
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 I'd not tried anything on Teachable before. But free, and just the right length for someone with a 'flu-addled brain, was How to pick a supporter spindle and bowl.

Since I've never used one, or seen one used in the flesh, it was a good primer.

I'm definitely going to try and then buy one this year.
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Something of a hiatus in listing these.... (and I know I'm missing some, too)
 
Read
Fiction:
- The Quarry by Iain Banks
- The ABC Murders (Poirot) (Hercule Poirot Series Book 13) by Agatha Christie (K)
- The Witch at Wayside Cross: Jesperson and Lane Book II by Lisa Tuttle (K)
- Lies Sleeping: The Seventh Rivers of London novel (A Rivers of London novel Book 7) Ben Aaronovitch (K)
- Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Margaret Atwood (K)
- Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar (K)
- Dreams Before the Start of Time by Anne Charnock (K)
- Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book One (The Dresden Files series 1) by Jim Butcher (K)
- The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief: Jesperson and Lane Book I by Lisa Tuttle (K)
- It Happened at the Ball by Sherwood Smith (K)
- The Tea Master and the Detective by Ailette de Bodard (K)
- Wild Fire (Shetland Book 8) by Ann Cleeves (K)
- Cold Earth (Shetland Book 7) by Ann Cleeves (K)
- The Mysteries by Lisa Tuttle (K)
- Time Was by Ian McDonald (K)
- Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie (K)
- The Air Raid Killer (Max Heller, Dresden Detective Book 1) by Frank Goldammer (K)
- The Green Man's Heir by Juliet E. McKenna (K)
 
Shorts:
- The Need for Air by Lettie Prell (https://www.tor.com/2018/06/27/the-need-for-air-lettie-prell/)
- Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers by ALYSSA WONG (http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/fiction/hungry-daughters-of-starving-mothers/)
- Rib by YUKIMI OGAWA (http://strangehorizons.com/fiction/rib/)
- The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere by John Chu(https://www.tor.com/2013/02/20/the-water-that-falls-on-you-from-nowhere/)
- Cat Pictures Please by NAOMI KRITZER (http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kritzer_01_15/)
- Glass Stiletto by Meagan K McKinley (DSF)
- HELLO AGAIN • BY K. BARRETT (https://everydayfiction.com/hello-again-by-k-barrett/)
- THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE GUNNER BY ANANYO BHATTACHARYA
- She Still Loves the Dragon BY ELIZABETH BEAR (https://uncannymagazine.com/article/still-loves-dragon/)
- The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories ed. Rubin (K)
- Pride of London by Jadesfire (https://archiveofourown.org/works/13090152)

Non-fiction:
- https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/12/when-nicci-french-met-ambrose-parry-couples-who-write-together
- https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/07/brian-catling-the-vorrh-interview
- https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/08/fanfiction-fifty-shades-star-trek-harry-potter
- https://io9.gizmodo.com/15-unholy-tabletop-games-and-rpgs-to-mark-the-birth-of-1828391198
- https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/21/when-my-childhood-bully-said-sorry-40-years-too-late
- Gender Identity and Sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction ed. Barbini (K)
- The Reykjavik Confessions: The Incredible True Story of Iceland’s Most Notorious Murder Case by Simon Cox (K)
- The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane (K)

Nu Hens

Aug. 24th, 2018 09:18 am
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These are Creme Caramel and Syllabub:
Two silkie hens called Creme Caramel and Syllabub
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 Are these suitable names for three young hens?
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 And I can't remember how we got onto talking about it, but we did, and then I wondered about fanfiction and Tom/Jerry. And I quoted Rule 34. And then forgot about it. Today, I read Attraction and Statuary which did the (I assumed it was pretty much implied in the canon) partner swapping but with a Torchwood crossover. I'm glad to see the rule's proven correct... again.
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 I've had to shut the big sliding door to the garden office to prevent the hen getting in: she's found the one ex-meat delivery container, made of expanded polystyrene, and is eating it. What is it with hens and polystyrene?

It's such a shame. Yesterday, before Miss Sixpence started eating the boxes, I had her and one of next door's cats for company.

Next door's cat has taken up residence in the fennel forest instead.
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 "Can I have my ball back, please?"
Well, not this time.
But daring rooftop rescues of stranded drones do enliven the evening.
(The major problem with the lost balls is to know if they belong to the boys on the left or the "boys" on the right. I know who the drone belongs to.)
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 This: https://newatlas.com/fjordenhus-studio-olafur-eliasson/54908/

LInk-y

May. 27th, 2018 06:12 pm
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Hardly makes up for the gap (work, tiredness, broken OS, moving laptop to office, no tablet, poetry... knitting!!), but two links:

How to pick uplift a cat: http://cheezburger.com/91536129/vet-demonstrates-how-to-pick-up-a-cat-like-a-pro

Alignments of linguistics subdisciplines: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=38402 (Especially good for the fonts!)
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 Read:
====
Plays
- Art by Yasmina Reza
- Art by Yasmina Reza, tr. Christopher Hampton
 
Non-Fiction
- Limiting Your Child’s Fire Time: A Guide for Concerned Paleolithic Parents by Rachel Klein (https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/limiting-your-childs-fire-time-a-guide-for-concerned-paleolithic-parents)
- Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays by MICHAEL BLANDING (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/07/books/plagiarism-software-unveils-a-new-source-for-11-of-shakespeares-plays.html)
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Little fly, I shall show humane restraint
And not wipe you out over fresh white paint.
In other news, two more days of decorating--and a rapid ordering of new carpet for the stairs. Deep red.
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(it's a chicken post, so the rest is inevitable)

Is no more. Stiff as a board t the back of the run this morning. Hale and hearty when fed last night.

Miss Sixpence very puzzled.
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Read:
====
Shorts
- Return Policy by Stacey Berg (DSF)
- Blood Wedding by ROBERT REED (http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/blood-wedding/)
- Moments by Brandon Crilly (DSF)
- A Villian Considers His Options by James Beamon (DSF)
- Playing for Amarante by A.B. Treadwell (http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/playing-for-amarante-by-a-b-treadwell/)
- ABSTRACTION • BY GRANT LONGSTAFF (https://everydayfiction.com/abstraction-by-grant-longstaff/)
- Matches by Jane Dougherty (http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/2018/01/fairy-tale-flash-monday-matches.html)
- Dances With Snoglafanians by Aimee Ogden (DSF)
- The Library is Open by Beth Cato (DSF)
- THE WEAK FORCE BY ADAM R. SHANNON (https://everydayfiction.com/the-weak-force-by-adam-r-shannon/)

Novels
- The Tryst by Monoque Roffey (K)
- The Dream-Quest of Vellit Boe (K)
- America City by Chris Beckett (K)

Knit:
- Sweater (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carbeth)
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Let's start from the bedroom door.

Take a look to your left. (Don't lath too much at the mess: you'll just end up choking on the dust.)

Look Up! (Yes, it might seem vertiginously down, but that is the ceiling right now.)

Reorient yourself.

And proceed towards the creepy door.

That door!

Or turn back. It looks just as welcoming up there.

Or, even, up there.

Yes, that's up. Again.
Ah, the joys of replastering.
(But the wall's are pretty sound. And the joists and beams are sound, unrotted, unendampened. This is a surprise.)
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A day to celebrate evermore!
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Ozzie and Alpaca
May all our yarns be beloved of cats!

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 Read:
====
Shorts
- Attrib.: by Eley Williams (K)
- A christmas story. Be careful what you ask for, especially if you have dodgy handwriting by opusanglicanum (https://opusanglicanum.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/a-christmas-story/)
- You Should Come With Me Now: Stories of Ghosts by M. John Harrison (K)
- Bethany on Jura by William Boyd (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/24/bethany-on-jura-original-short-story-by-william-boyd-george-orwell)
- The Do-Over by Jacob A. Boyd (DSF)
- Childished by jez patterson (DSF)
- Improbable Botany, ed. Gary Dalkin (K, kickstarted)
 
 
Fiction
- The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (K)
 
Non-Fiction
- https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/08/shaken-baby-syndrome-war-over-convictions
- http://www.history.com/news/the-delusion-that-made-nobles-think-their-bodies-were-made-of-glass
- Charlotte Wood: We’re told female anger is finding its moment. But I can’t trust it (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/18/charlotte-wood-were-told-female-anger-is-finding-its-moment-but-i-cant-trust-it)
- The College Student Who Decoded the Data Hidden in Inca Knots by Katherine Davis-Young (https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/khipus-inca-empire-harvard-university-colonialism.amp)
- The King is Dead by Nancy Jane Moore (http://bookviewcafe.com/blog/2017/12/07/the-king-is-dead/?doing_wp_cron=1512737945.5262739658355712890625)
- Don’t Diss Dystopias by Ramez Naam (http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/09/neal_stephenson_hieroglyph_in_defense_of_dystopian_science_fiction.html)
- Seamus Heaney: The Christmas card maker by Freya McClements (https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/seamus-heaney-the-christmas-card-maker-1.3330340?mode=amp)
- THE DATA THAT THREATENED TO BREAK PHYSICS by Ransom Stephens  (http://nautil.us/issue/55/trust/the-data-that-threatened-to-break-physics-rp?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication)
- The Bitcoin Paradox BY SIMON DEDEO (http://nautil.us/issue/55/trust/the-bitcoin-paradox?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=the-bitcoin-paradox)
- Does Survival of Cryptocurrency Technology Depend on Human Emotion? by Amanda B. Johnson (https://gigaom.com/2017/12/28/does-survival-of-cryptocurrency-technology-depend-on-human-emotion/)
- Charlie Stross: Bitcoin should die in a fire (https://boingboing.net/2013/12/19/charlie-stross-bitcoin-should.html)
- Designing for Blockchain (https://medium.com/emerson-stone/designing-for-blockchain-f0e8c25997bd)
- 'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read by Tegan Bennett Daylight (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/24/the-difficulty-is-the-point-teaching-spoon-fed-students-how-to-really-read)

Knit
====
- Secret Santa hat for work
- Socks (boring, afterthough heels, bright colours)

Pomes

Dec. 2nd, 2017 05:33 pm
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 Twenty-two this year (and not all of them haiku).

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