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Dr. Orpheus


Family came in last night for a quick visit, and we went out to dinner with them and a group of friends, and there was a pitcher of Bellinis, so the weekend finished up slightly drunk. Other than that, I got done most of what I wanted to get done.

I'm going to ArmadilloCon this weekend and among other things need to dye my hair. The gray tends to come in in weird sporadic patches, so I tend to look like Dr. Orpheus (see icon) without the symmetry. I'm going to use the purple dye I tried before that I really loved. It's a subtle purple, so you can only see it in the right light, and it shows up mostly on the gray patches. Cross your fingers for me that it works this time the way it did before.

Hopefully I can do a book recs post this week, too.


ArmadilloCon in Austin, Texas, is this coming weekend and my schedule is here. The major guests are: Guest of Honor: Anne Bishop, Special Guest: Chloe Neill, Editor Guest: Liz Gorinsky, Artist Guest: Julie Dillon.


Trying to catch up on links:

* Michelle Sagara: In which Michelle has an opinion
If you spend much time on the internet in writers’ circles, you will no doubt have heard about the Stop The Goodreads Bullies web-site. Set up by anonymous bloggers, it purports to be a site created by concerned readers, readers who are dismayed and outraged by the bullies on Goodreads. These so-called bullies are reviewers. They are generally very snarky reviewers.

In order to stop these bullies, our concerned "readers" have gone through the effort of anonymously outing them in public. They have posted their real names, as most of them write pseudonymously. Not only have they posted their real names, but they have also posted their home addresses, their phone numbers, and (some of) the restaurants and parks they frequent.

This is, in my opinion, sick. It is sick, disturbed, harassment.

* You Tube: Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Starship Smackdown, Comic-Con 2012

* Another Comic-Con related link: Frustrations of an Asian American Whedonite
At San Diego Comic-Con 2012, I finally got to ask the question. The question that’s been burning in my mind for almost ten years now.

* Crossed Genres Magazine is opening for submissions again on August 1, now paying pro rates.

* Facebook: The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors.

* This is a really excellent article: The Guardian: This is how racism takes root
The different ways the media covered two cases of men grooming children for sex show how shockingly easy it is to demonise a whole community

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Thanks for the Guardian article--it is a good one!

It really is, he's really shown exactly what's going on.

My gray hair does the same....which is why I went back to the red ;o)

Yeah, mine would look great, if it was coming in evenly, but with the patches and the natural brown and the extra-dark leftover from the last dye job, it looks like I have some sort of alien hair plague.

Purple is a fine colour for hair.
Have a good con.

Have fun at DilloCon! Wish I could be there.

I do the purple thing as well. My other alternative is a burgundy semi-permanent, because while it's purple to start it tends to fade out red. :)

Awesome links, thank you.

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