Gonna read this before bed while my lights flicker for what must be the first time since moving here... I honestly can't remember the last time we had a power outage here.

Title seems vaguely appropriate.

Every single person who said Roe v. Wade was safe should immediately throw themselves off a cliff.

This country is trash.

And so it came to pass that I did the thing lots of other people are doing: posted my Worldcon 79 / DisCon III schedule!

shaunduke.net/2021/12/my-world

I don't know if this will change ahead of the convention, so make sure to check your program books!

I've written over 141,000 words this year, a good chunk of which was fiction.

I also didn't die. I see those as comparable flexes.
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RT @MichelleHux
what’s one of y’all biggest flexes from this year? please i am begging you to brag on yourself
twitter.com/MichelleHux/status

This looks fun!
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RT @OskSta
Oh. What's this?

A free Townscaper web demo, playable straight in the browser: oskarstalberg.com/Townscaper/

🕊️💦🌊🏡🏤⛪️🏤🏡🌊💦🕊️
twitter.com/OskSta/status/1466

ICYMI!
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RT @shaunduke
Welp. @Princejvstin asked for it. I've written a new Patreon essay entitled "Star Wars on Hiatus: The Death of the C-Text," in which I share my view of the state of Star Wars as a franchise now that television has become its dominant mode.

Link in the follow up. Share away.
twitter.com/shaunduke/status/1

RT @Ancient0History
This year on Deep Cuts in a Lovecraftian Vein we're dedicating December to works that were released in 2021, starting with "Lovecraft Thesis #5" by Brandon O'Brien from his new collection CAN YOU SIGN MY TENTACLE?

Let's get Lovecraftian.

deepcuts.blog/2021/12/01/lovec

You can join the chat and watch the stream right here:

twitch.tv/alphabetstreams

Consider following the channel. T/Th at 7-10 PM CDT! Every week except holidays!

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Heyo, nerds! It's time! Over at AlphabetStreams on , I'll be playing Valheim with @Princejvstin and other nerds! Come see our absurd number of wolves!

Follow me on Twitch! Link in the followup!

Bill & Ted. John Wick. Constantine.
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RT @TheCinemaTicket
Can you name a movie you like from Keanu Reeves that is not The Matrix?
twitter.com/TheCinemaTicket/st

Wee!
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RT @shaunduke
You can read "Star Wars on Hiatus: The Death of the C-Text" here: patreon.com/posts/59328704

It's available to all patrons (any level). Thoughts more than welcome. :)
twitter.com/shaunduke/status/1

ICYMI. A thing I wrote. All it takes is $1.
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RT @shaunduke
Welp. @Princejvstin asked for it. I've written a new Patreon essay entitled "Star Wars on Hiatus: The Death of the C-Text," in which I share my view of the state of Star Wars as a franchise now that television has become its dominant mode.

Link in the follow up. Share away.
twitter.com/shaunduke/status/1

Philip. The Old Mill. Spork Tunnel. Todd. Mary Ellen. Flarglestic. The Ancient Hapsburg Tomb. Tina's Second Rate Dungeon. Goblin House. Pickles. Mena. And the Mysterious Emporium of Unusual Passages.

Where's my prize?
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RT @Drakoniques
Oh, you’re a Dungeons & Dragons fan?

Name every dungeon and dragon.
twitter.com/Drakoniques/status

*stares down the barrel of more travel bans and lockdowns that will probably scuttle ever getting to see my girlfriend again*

I am so exhausted...

You can read "Star Wars on Hiatus: The Death of the C-Text" here: patreon.com/posts/59328704

It's available to all patrons (any level). Thoughts more than welcome. :)

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Welp. @Princejvstin asked for it. I've written a new Patreon essay entitled "Star Wars on Hiatus: The Death of the C-Text," in which I share my view of the state of Star Wars as a franchise now that television has become its dominant mode.

Link in the follow up. Share away.

All of this is early days. It's hard to know exactly what the long-term impact of COVID will be in convention culture. Here is hoping it will be something beneficial for everyone rather than a total cratering of a viable community.

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And as much as I value my virtual community, I understand fully that it is not a replacement for a physical community, especially for those who crave those in-person interactions at cons. I don't want to see that go away.

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