Thursday, March 31, 2005


I didn't get to bed until 2:30 last night and I still hadn't finished my essay, but I was too wiped to keep going. So, I set all my alarms for 9:00 and got up to finish it before I had to leave for school at noon. Fortunately, the final bits came a lot faster than expected and I finished up about ten minutes ago. On the down side, it means my brain is too fried to make any sort of meaningful post, so I thought I'd try to post a picture in an entry, just because I haven't done it yet and wanted to know if it'd work. It does.

So, here's my cat, from a bad angle. He looks like he's got a pretty severe overbite going on.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

The Rare School Post

Generally, I only blog about school when I'm trying to avoid schoolwork. This is because a) it's not a terribly entertaining subject as most people have been there, done that and b) I still feel like I'm doing something productive, even though it's really not. Of course, I could wash all those dishes that have piled up in my sink over the last couple weeks of midterms. But that would be too easy. And then I'd have to wash the dishes.

The paper I'm working on is due tomorrow afternoon, so essentially I've got the entirety of tonight, which will probably end up stretching to three or four in the morning.

Registration for the summer session opened up yesterday so, since I'm behind a couple of credits due to a program change and the fact that I dropped a full year course, I've decided to take a couple of classes to catch up. One of them looks to be quite interesting - it's a class called Utopian Fiction. The biggest upside of this class is that I'll finally get around to reading Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The fact that I haven't already has to be some sort of cardinal sin for any science fiction author, so I'll be glad to rectify the situation.

Anyhow, back to Measure for Measure for the time being.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The New Home of BL

I'm still in the process of unpacking, but the future looks good here at Blogger. I get to use my own URL, there aren't any more ads and I'm still absorbing all the snazzy features.

No time for an extended entry today, though. My paper for Jacobean Shakespeare is calling.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Read of the Week Archive

March 26, 2005: The Watching People by Paul Berger @ Ideomancer
April 2, 2005: Shibuya no Love by Hannu Rajaniemi @ Futurismic
April 9, 2005: Burn Here With Me by Amy Hembree @ Strange Horizons
April 16, 2005: Better Sweets to Prove Than Sleep by Lisa Mantchev @ Strange Horizons
April 23, 2005: Luciferase by Bruce Sterling @ SciFiction
April 30, 2005: Archipelago by Anil Menon @ Strange Horizons
May 7, 2005: Mere Potential by Mark Yohalem @ Ideomancer
May 14, 2005: Fracture by David McGillveray @ Byzarium
May 21, 2005: Reflecting House by Samuel Minier @ Three-Lobed Burning Eye
May 28, 2005: i, robot by Cory Doctorow @ The Infinite Matrix
June 4, 2005: She Called Me Baby by Vylar Kaftan @ Strange Horizons
June 11, 2005: The Existential Cure by Will McIntosh @ Futurismic
June 18, 2005: A Field Guide to Ugly Places by Patrick Samphire @ Strange Horizons
June 25, 2005: The Starry Night by Barry N. Malzberg and Jack Dann @ SciFiction
July 2, 2005: The Jenna Set by Daniel Kaysen @ Strange Horizons
July 9, 2005: Real Death by Terry Hayman @ Futurismic
July 16, 2005: Joseph's Plaint by Dru Pagliassotti @ Ideomancer
July 23, 2005: ---
July 30, 2005: Torn by Daniel Kaysen @ Strange Horizons
August 6, 2005: If One Should Pass This Way Again by Chelsea Polk @ Fortean Bureau
August 13, 2005: Carousel Safari by Paul Melko @ Fortean Bureau
August 20, 2005: Anda's Game by Cory Doctorow
August 27, 2005: ---
September 3, 2005: Next by Patrick Samphire @ Abyss & Apex
September 10, 2005: Anyway by Mary Rickert @ SciFiction
September 17, 2005: The McMahon Institute for Unquiet Minds by Tade Thompson@ Ideomancer
September 24, 2005: ---
October 1, 2005: Exception by Jason Stoddard @ Strange Horizons (Part 1) (Part 2)
October 8, 2005: Shed Skin by Robert J. Sawyer @ Analog
October 15, 2005: The Best Christmas Ever by James Patrick Kelly @ SciFiction
October 22, 2005: A Princess of Earth by Mike Resnick @ Asimov's
October 29, 2005: Travels With My Cats by Mike Resnick @ Asimov's
November 5, 2005: Life-Line by Robert Heinlen @ Baen
November 12, 2005: The Most Famous Little Girl in the World by Nancy Kress @ SciFiction
November 19, 2005: Cyberpunk by Bruce Bethke @ Infinity Plus

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Want To Be Interviewed?

So, you want to be interviewed for How To Be A Popular Blogger? That's excellent. Unfortunately, I have to put you through a pretty intensive series of tests to make sure you are actually popular.

Basically, just pop me an email with your blog's URL. I'll plug that baby into Technorati and if you have more than 100 links, I consider you popular.

If you don't have 100 links, but have some other way of proving your popularity, feel free to tell me about it in your email.