My post-ice-holocaust yard: I pulled up the rest of the dead plants, which did help. Now it looks like a post-holocaust scene without dead plants. (At least there's no zombies.) I can't afford to buy replacements right now, though I am going to a big fund-raising plant sale in Houston next week, where I should be able to pick up some good cheap ones.
jimhines Novel Survey Results Post I This post concentrates on busting writing myths, such as "Short Story Path to Publication" and "Self-Publishing Your Breakout Novel." To those proclaiming queries and the slush pile are for suckers, and self-publishing is the way to land a major novel deal, I have bad news: only 1 author out of 246 self-published their book and went on to sell that book to a professional publisher.
mahoni linked to IO9: Batman fighting a giant shark with a lightsabre. Yeah, baby.