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Hi! I’m not here right now, but if you’d like to send a message, just start typing at the sound of the prompt.

That is, I’m on a belatedly-announced social media hiatus, but will respond to and will probably respond to other notifications with some delay.

When the sun is down, and you’ve done all you can: here’s a light and a small kitten.

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US followers--tomorrow is Election Day! Do you know where your polling place is? How you're getting there?

VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT

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I just read IN THE VANISHER'S PALACE by Aliette de Bodard. A beautiful f/f retelling of Beauty and the Beast with full and complicated characters grappling with consent and power dynamics.

It is somehow a dragon story, a science fantasy story, a post-apocalyptic story, and a romance all in one, and yet never feels crowded. In fact it reads very elegantly.

Recommended! #books #bookreview #fantasy

@Satsuma just reminded me, indirectly, of one of my all-time favorite Usenet conversations (from the days before UI's generally threaded messages):

A: "How do you make tiramisu?"
B: <recipe with "ladyfingers">
C: "What are ladyfingers?"
D: "Okra."

[Slightly tweaked from my birdsite original.]

8pt speaks a bit too quietly
4pt is the voice just too muffled to hear
2pt only says “there are words”
1pt is a jury of spiders talking: “pica pica pica”

ᵖⁱᶜᵃ ᵖⁱᶜᵃ ᵖⁱᶜᵃ

All that is sold does not glitter,
Not all shops that wander are lost.
When a shop is found, buyers can't dither:
No route means no shop (but no cost).

I'm loving all the salt circle summoning sets. Thanks to @Annalee for starting it!

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@Annalee Hmm. For me, I'd suggest:

- A scallop shell
- An interesting letterform (a summoning glyph?)
- a cute coding optimization
- a little-known etymology
- a fatty piece of salmon

I think I had a similar list for the "items you'd drop as an NPC in a dungeon" meme.

(Apologies to Amal, should she see this, for mispunctuating "El-Mohtar".)

Every year in this season I'm reminded of Amal el Mohtar's (@tithenai@twitter.com) observation that "pumpkin spice" is within ϵ of the spices in haggis.

And no, I'm not going to torture Starbucks staff by asking for a haggis spice latte.

But I might make one for myself.

After a KonMari pass over the books, we now have in excess of 650 books to thank and move along.

We observed the moment last night with breakfast martinis and stunned expressions.

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Tired: snarky arguments about how this-or-that food is gross.

Wired: joyful celebrations of our favorite foods with people who also like them.

"The Spy Who Dumped Me" Show more

Hi! I’m not here right now, but if you’d like to send a message, just start typing at the sound of the prompt.

That is, I’m on a belatedly-announced social media hiatus, but will respond to and will probably respond to other notifications with some delay.

I'm still not in the hashtag habit. I suppose that should have been and maybe

I have finally gotten around to reading Aliette de Bodard's "House of Binding Thorns" and am really liking how it came together! Interesting, differently-strong characters, and a more tangled (but still nicely coherent) plot than its predecessor. Also, as before, fallen angels, Vietnamese dragons, and a gothic ruined Paris. Good stuff.

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In honor of 2018.π day, mini steak and ale pies (canapies!)