Today is a Whateveresque Registration Day

If you wanted to sign up for an account at Whateveresque but hadn’t done so yet, you have 24 hours (from 3:40 pm Eastern 3/1 until 3:40 pm Eastern 3/2) to register before I close down registration again. I’ll open registration again on 3/15.

Note there may be a delay between your registration and my authorizing you — I’m doing stuff today unrelated to playing online.

Also, do me a favor: If you are registering, try to register using a name that doesn’t look like a spam name. Something like “Sjdxxxeq3” is likely not to make it past the gateway.

Oh, Look, I’m Interviewed

If you’ve got about 40 minutes to burn, there’s a podcast interview featuring me at Mur Lafferty’s I Should Be Writing blog. In it, interviewer Christopher Lester gets to experience me when I am well and truly overcaffeinated at the ConFusion convention last January. I opine on day jobs, humor in science fiction, the Best Fan Writer Hugo and why I personally wouldn’t have a BrainPal in my head. It’s a fun listen.

The Social Stigma of Getting Free Lunch

Back when I wrote “Being Poor” I noted “Being poor is going to the restroom before you get in the school lunch line so your friends will be ahead of you and won’t hear you say ‘I get free lunch’ when you get to the cashier.” This was based on my own experience being in junior high.

25 years later, it still goes on.