Monthly Archives: December 2008

The “Bcc:” Field is Your Friend

Since I’ve just received the third such e-mail in as many days, a happy, friendly, not-at-all passive-aggressive suggestion: When you are sending out an e-mail to a large number of recipients, many of whom do not know each other, won’t you please please please PLEASE GODDAMNIT PLEASE put all those addresses into the “Bcc:” field […]

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The Lil’ Hos Go Down

Knowing my utter loathing for the whorelicious line of dolls known as Bratz, the entire concept of which seems to be to show little girls just how good life will be if only they will turn themselves into vapid pre-teen mall sluts, several people have forwarded me stories of how a judge has ordered Bratz […]

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Various Book Things, 12/5/08

Some book-related notes: 1. I’m going into Jay & Mary’s Book Center to sign books this weekend, so today is a fine time to give them a call and order some books to have me sign and personalize for holiday gifts. I’ll be doing this for at least a couple of more weeks, but as […]

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Never Mind This Post

It’s just a test to see if I can write an entry from my phone. Just in case, you know, I HAD to. And the answer seems to be: apparently I can. Just very slowly. Go me. Also, to answer the question of how I’m doing with the BlackBerry storm: tolerably well, thanks. It does […]

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Ghlaghghee Fan Service

Here you go, folks: No need to thank me, I was just testing out the Storm’s ability to take pictures. And for those of you who prefer alternative animals, the following picture, which screams for a caption: Yes, these two lie together all the time. This wasn’t just a fluke.

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Suggest Some Books For the Holidays

Since I mentioned a couple of entries back that one way you can help the publishing industry pull out of its fiery death spiral is to actually, you know, buy some damn books, I think it’s appropriate at this point to open up a thread and let people suggest books they think people should consider […]

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Religion and Science Fiction Movies

My AMC column this week looks at how religion and spirituality is portrayed in science fiction film, because it was an interesting panel topic this last weekend at LosCon, and I thought you might like to play the home version as well. As always, comments are closed here but open over at AMC, so be […]

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Publishing Asks Why It Is In a Rapidly Descending Handbasket

Yesterday I received a few solicitous inquiries from friends and/or fans asking if Wednesday’s massive publishing industry torpedoing (chronicled here by Andrew Wheeler) had somehow sucked me into its briny wake. The answer, in brief, is no. I’m fine, my books under contract are fine, and while I’m as concerned as anyone would be about […]

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Uh, Canada

Been asked a couple times now if I had any thoughts about what’s going on with the political situation up north there in Canada, and I have to say: Honestly, I don’t know what the hell’s going on up there. They had an election, and the Prime Minister said “nyah,” and then the other political […]

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December Whateveresque Registration

Today’s the day to register for Whateveresque, the Whatever reader forum for the month of December: 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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Zoe Buttons

Here’s a cool note from reader Dave Larkins, about the buttons you see on the young lady here: My wife and I are big fans and are also collaborators with fashion designer Jay McCarroll (he won season one of the Bravo TV series Project Runway).  So, while thinking about a name for these somewhat alienish […]

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LosCon, in Brief

Some quick, very loosely organized thoughts on LosCon 35: * First, the bottom line: One of my best convention experiences ever. And in no small part that is due to the LosCon con committee, which went out of its way to make sure I was happy and taken care of. Now, admittedly, I’m a cheap […]

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Twitter Cat is Twittering

Apparently Ghlaghghee’s been busy while I was away. And has learned how to type. And write in English. And so on. And yes, that’s the actual Ghlaghghee, turning away from the incriminating computer screen. Now I know why she’s currently lying on my desk; she’s just waiting for me to get up.

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A Little Buggy

At the moment that Whatever looks three different ways, depending on which browser I’m using, so if the site’s main page looks a little wonky to you at the moment (particularly if you’re using Firefox), I’m aware of it and looking into it. On the other hand, if it looks fine, then, well, never mind.

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First Shot

The first picture I’ve taken with my brand spankin’ new Blackberry Storm, which arrived while I was in California. Please note this is not my house, which thankfully was still standing after a week of our absence. This was on the road to Greenville, where I was going to pick up Kodi, who was being […]

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