Sonia claims that she'd like to be a Clint Eastwood character when she grows up. Not the one with the pet orang-utan though.
She tweets at @UnrealSonia
She tweets at @UnrealSonia
- at 16:38 on 04-01-2015 link That's exactly what it is. Funnily enough, I have a Jurassic Park article half-completed anyway. I think I may need to buy this book as additional research.
- at 15:31 on 04-01-2015 link Oh man, a novel due on 12th Feb is hitting my interests. It's a monster book! Set in a zoo! Written by Matthew Reilly! (Warning: there is almost certainly a fair amount of fail coming from it being set in China)
- at 00:17 on 13-12-2014 link I also have one - Catharsis By Rabbit, article 982. It's not time-sensitive though, so after Christmas is fine by me. In festive news, I wish this nativity scene was somewhere near me.
at 19:07 on 29-10-2014
I can't think of a single instance where a Victorian era (or style, in the case of some fantasy) mental institution wasn't filled with staff that's wilfully malvolent and abusive. Such is the nature of genre tropes, I suppose.I know you're talking about modern work, but for Victorian-era texts an interesting case is Dracula. The asylum there was really rather progressive - not least because the idea of releasing a patient who appeared to be better was not out of t...
- at 16:41 on 02-10-2014 link I think there's also an added burden of responsibility (morally rather than legally) when you're actually selling the content, as opposed to making it available as a historical resource. If you're engaging commercially with problematic material then it's good ethics to examine that content carefully. (And it's good business to try not to alienate customers)
- at 01:23 on 19-09-2014 link Alison Bechdel has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (aka genius grant). That's pretty awesome.
- at 19:08 on 16-09-2014 link Sorry, bad brain moment. I thought it was Wednesday today.
- at 18:55 on 16-09-2014 link The referendum hasn't been held yet. It's on Friday, with results expected Saturday morning.
- at 13:52 on 12-07-2014 link Oh yeah, html. Right. Transformers passports.
- at 13:50 on 12-07-2014 link Latest odd news from the Isle of Wight - passports for tourists sponsored by Transformers. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND. I WANT A ROBOT FERRY AND THIS UNDERLINES THAT I DO NOT HAVE A ROBOT FERRY. http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/passports-launched-for-the-isle-of-wight-61749.aspx
- at 18:59 on 25-06-2014 link Re: Oscar Wilde - I think The Happy Prince would be the poster boy for nice guy syndrome. He gave up all his gold and jewels and all he got was crummy posthumous recognition. The sparrow's love doesn't count because she doesn't reach his standards.
- at 18:58 on 01-02-2014 link Huh, I got one of those for our domain at work. Sounds like the exact same wording. Subject line "A quick question about sponsored content for ___.com"? I'm not going to reply. It is odd that they linked your personal email to FerretBrain, though. Maybe through your LJ somehow?
at 00:02 on 19-01-2014
but yeah it's that whole gatekeeping thing that confuses me the most about nerd subculture. As if "nerd" is some coveted identity that people have to earnYeah, this. It's like there's an entry exam to having fun. If someone hasn't seen/read something you enjoyed the nice reaction is to recommend it if you think they might enjoy it. The 'nerd culture' reaction seems to be to try to make them feel bad for their ignorance, which may explain the lack of party invite...
- at 21:09 on 24-12-2013 link And yet it's an actual real shop, not just a dodgy website. I drove past it a couple of weeks ago. I will concede that it is on the same road as an established Doctor Who shop (but I've always believed that he must do most of his business via distance selling), but surely this is even more niche.
- at 18:24 on 23-12-2013 link Apropos of nothing, a Steampunk shop has opened in my town. It's an actual shop you can go to. I'm so confused. I can't see how that can possibly be a viable business. But I'll have a look when I'm in area.
- at 13:18 on 18-12-2013 link Topically, Marks and Spencer are making their toy packaging gender neutral next year. Which I think is particularly interesting given that M&S is a store where people buy gifts for others, rather than somewhere children shop.