Monthly Archives: November 2008

Chad Orzel Dances Like a Monkey for Your Delight

As a bit of Election Day stress relief, Chad Orzel, who as you may recall offered to dance like a monkey if enough people donated to his charity drive, has finally released the video in which he does, indeed, dance like a monkey — and not just once, but with three different and wholly valid […]

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Your “I Voted!” Thread

You don’t want to disappoint Vote Dog. She could totally eat you. If you’re an American citizen, GO VOTE, and then come back here to tell everyone that you’ve voted, so we can applaud your efforts. Note: I’ll be keeping this entry top of the queue for most of the day. There are likely to […]

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A Final Note to California Voters

I’ve written many times about Proposition 8 here on Whatever, so I don’t need to go into detail again why I think the moral choice is to vote “no” on it. At this point, all I really want to say to California voters is that this is one of those times and one of those […]

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Zoe’s Tale Reviews in Locus & Starlog

A really nice pair of reviews this month for ZT. First, from Locus, the science fiction trade magazine, written by Paul Witcover: … a rousing success, one of the best young-adult science fiction novels of the last decade, utterly contemporary in tone yet hearkening back fondly in spirit to the ground-breaking YA science fiction tales […]

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This Was Quickly Reverted

Like, in seconds. But it was there nevertheless: I disagree with this assessment, incidentally.

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My Guess on Tomorrow Night

At the end of the evening tomorrow, this is what I expect the electoral map will look like: Note that I think this is a fairly conservative map, which is to say that when in doubt I’ve given McCain swing states. That said, I think it’s entirely possible that Obama will pick up Florida and/or […]

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What I’m Most Looking Forward to After the Election

Aside from not automatically having an inward cringe when I think of the occupant of the White House, that is — is the fact that I will finally get my brain back. It’s been extremely difficult for me to focus on anything but the election since about midway through September, which has not been a […]

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Whateveresque Registration, 11/3/08

Today’s the day to register for Whateveresque, the Whatever reader forum for the month of November: Registration is open until 10pm. Remember that you’ll be approved faster if I don’t think you’re a spambot; here’s how to avoid looking like one of those. And be sure to introduce yourself to others in the “All About […]

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A Pre-Election Sanity Break

Courtesy of Vienna Teng. Don’t lose your brains, people.

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Just to Make Things Official About This Election: Obama for President

By this point it should be obvious to anyone who’s read this site for more than a day, but just in case it’s not: I endorse Barack Obama for President of the United States and will be voting for him on Tuesday. I heartily encourage you to do so as well, if in fact you […]

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Mary Robinette Kowal, Columnist

This year’s Campbell Award Winner Mary Robinette Kowal, seen here dressed as Agent Scully for Halloween, has a new gig: She’s a columnist at AMC, where she’s writing about fantasy and movies. AMC, as you no doubt know, is the same place that hired me to write about science fiction and movies, so I’m delighted […]

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Re: Whateveresque Registration

Since a couple of you have asked: I’ll do it on Monday. That’s because weekends have fewer visitors. So, be here on the 3rd.

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Fiddle Fiddle, 1/11/08

I’m fiddling with backgrounds and so on today and getting used to the backend that WordPress.com’s VIP set-up uses, so don’t be terribly surprised if the site’s look changes on you. Right now it’s got the turkeys and green background, which actually looks a little too “pesto” for me. Later you might see a really […]

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Athena, Paler Than Usual

But clearly sporting the usual attitude. Here’s she’s supposed to be a corpse bride of some sort. I thought it would be an approriate picture for Día de los Muertos, which we don’t celebrate although maybe we should, as both Athena and Krissy are ethnically eligible to, both having as they do Mexican ancestry. As […]

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