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TIL that "someone set up us the bomb" and "all your base are belong to us" are from the same source.

Dear game maker: "bonus" is not a fancy word for "score". It's what you get on top of the score for doing especially well.

(Please don't tell me I should; not reading enough "relevant" books gives me pangs of guilt anyway.)

Not going to comment on the rest because for me relevance to current political issues is the *last* thing I consider when voting for Hugo awards. It's purely "do I like to read this", not "is this relevant for the world".

Reading this post by Abigail Nussbaum I wonder if it's not time to split the Best Related Work category into "nonfiction" and "related work" (the former for essays, criticism et cetera; the latter for jewelry, clothing, whole archives, you name it).

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"Wait," he said, "you read fantasy? On your profile it said you read science fiction."
"I like to read both."
"That makes no sense, you either read one or the other."
She gave him a look.
"Are you serious? Genre matters much less than the quality of the story."
#BiVisibilityDay #MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

I should have said "pews". The word didn't occur to me, especially as my own church doesn't have any (only a few chairs for people who can't stand).

As if it's not enough that some people think "Halloween" is the same as "October", someone just said something on birdsite that seems to imply they think it's started already.

Music at the exhibition stopped and as I went to the back of the church to turn it back on (theoretically I could perhaps put it on repeat but I like a prompt to stretch my legs every 28 minutes; I'm doing MuseScore editing work when it's quiet) I noticed a man sitting in one of the back benches.

Me: Are you enjoying the silence, or shall I turn the music back on?

Him: (somewhat surprised) Oh! I like the silence.

Me: *walks back to the front*

Him, as an afterthought: Thank you!

Language in the wild: "Scotland and other European cities".


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offer for someone in the fire areas, pls boost 

Dave Brubeck and his quartet playing "Take Five" in Belgium, 1964. Every time I watch/listen I see and hear something new.

Also I've rediscovered Pentatonix. Mitch Grassi's voice *swoon*

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oh my, Rhiannon Giddens sings Wayfaring Stranger. I like Jos Slovick's version too but I'm afraid that now it's been *in* a film people will forever think of it as the song *from* the film.

Spouse bought beautiful Japanese-style chopsticks and now I crave sushi, even though the current opinion seems to be that sushi is finger food (and indeed it always has been for me; I only use chopsticks in a restaurant when I'm given them).

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