rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
( Jan. 25th, 2014 09:16 pm)
1. SPN: spoilers mark you up )

2. I'm so enjoying not being actively late on anything, which was not the case for most of last semester. I may even be able to write fiction ...

3. Glasses joke: I discovered that "bifocals" are the "liberals" of optometry: we're all progressives now. The lenses are surprisingly easy to get used to.

4. Book review! Robert Spoo, Without Copyrights: Piracy, Publishing, and the Public Domainmodernism and copyright )
This review of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is far better than mine could ever be.  I got stuck on How ridiculous can a spoiler be? )  Nonetheless, yes, sigh, I'm on board; show me the way to the fanfic.

An excerpt from a new book, Pound Foolish, on the personal finance industry:
Even Suze Orman has deemed her fellow females financial failures, writing in her best-selling book Women and Money, “Why is it that women, who are so competent in all other areas of their lives, cannot find the same competence when it comes to matters of money?” There is only one problem with this analysis. It’s not true. Women have less money than men for two basic reasons: they earn less and live longer.
the ethics and aesthetics of hacking )
Might a character in your story ever need to open a hotel door in a hotel that uses keycards instead of old-fashioned keys? This article might be relevant to your interests.  Even Sam & Dean could afford the components.

It may be useful to remind ourselves that sacrifice is not a gesture that you make in front of a mirror: The recipients of this sacrifice may not take it in the spirit in which it is intended, and it may, in fact, harm them.” Though after I read the article I did start to wonder what limits Roiphe thought were appropriate to put on one’s children. Limiting TV does not seem to me to crush independence of spirit.

Sad but instructive story of the failure of privatization in Indiana.

I do not understand this Romney thing about exempting tax on Olympic winnings. Where should taxes come from? Only from money that rained down on you without a single drop of effort on your part? Well, no, ‘cause Republicans don’t like inheritance tax either. Oh wait, I get it now …

What if every sport was photographed like beach volleyball? Reminded me of the variants that go around fandom, like the gender-swapped Avengers poster or DC heroes in cover crotch shots.

The Knockoff Economy )
rivkat: otw searchlight in Batman signal form (otw searchlight)
( Jan. 24th, 2012 09:08 am)
Fandom feeds on the AO3!  Great rejoicing! Helloooo, Revenge and Alphas. Also, subscriptions to individual works for WIPs!

Poison pen review by Evgeny Morozov of a book on privacy
. Sample: “Had Jarvis written his book as self-parody—as a cunning attack on the narrow-mindedness of new media academics who trade in pronouncements so pompous, ahistorical, and vacuous that even the nastiest of post-modernists appear lucid and sensible in comparison—it would have been a remarkable accomplishment. But alas, he is serious. This is a book that should have stayed a tweet.” Also: “This is how Sarah Palin would read Habermas if she could read Habermas.” Good times!

Life after economic collapse, psychopathy and reality, and fixing copyright )
This article is about Scientology, but this quote is priceless in any context: “After Haggis had emergency surgery, his doctor told him that it would be four or five months before he could work again: ‘It would be too much strain on your heart.’ He replied, ‘Let me ask you how much stress you think I might be under as I’m sitting at home while another director is finishing my fucking film!’”  I feel a kinship with this man.

It's a themed post!  In that it's about stuff circling around my core interests.

race and property; access to knowledge; the offensive internet; true porn clerk stories; the war on porn )
rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Oct. 28th, 2010 08:32 pm)
Oh, The Event. It’s so cute how you use the right names for DC locations and yet show us a Metro and a city that are obviously not the stated locations.

Native Gothic, Incognegro, and Pink Pirates )
Four and a half hour delay on a cross country flight. So tired. And then it’s so late that ground transportation was… tetchy. Or sketchy. Possibly the fatigue poisons are confusing me, since I didn’t get to bed until after 6 am internal time. Working on 10th hour of conference on 3 hours sleep. Poor poor pitiful me!

I am having incredible SV nostalgia based on [personal profile] sisabet’s Bad Romance. Lex Luthor doesn’t want to be friends! I’m looking forward to the SV prompts for Eight Crazy Nights.

[livejournal.com profile] hollywoodgrrl’s Boom Boom Pow for Fringe: why you should watch Fringe, because it is awesome. There are a lot of explosions! And grim X-Files stuff! And Olivia laying down the law!

[personal profile] dualbunny’s If I Had You is great fun. As someone on my reading list said: Legend of the Seeker m/m: who knew it existed? And yes, Richard is just about as pretty as Kahlan and Cara.

Milly’s Party in the Midlands (also LoTS)—hilarious! Kahlan nods her head and moves her hips like yeah.

Tom the Dancing Bug, YA paranormal romance, being a prosecutor, moral rights )



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