December 12th, 2005

ffx2 - baralai scissors

new story

I just posted my story for iamleaper's Secret Santa fic exchange, here. This is the first time I've ever taken a stab at slash (hmm, bad metaphor?), so I'm a little nervous about putting it out there. It was fun to write, though -- this is the first time I've written a story to specifications, so to speak, and I found it an interesting challenge. I may seek out more like that once AGL is finished.

"A society should be slightly more civilized than its sociopaths."

Excellent Jon Carroll article on the death penalty today.

I agree with him. On all of it, pretty much. My only point of disagreement is that I do think it's important that the Williams case is getting public attention, because anything that gets people talking seriously about the death penalty is a good thing in my view. The more times we can implant the idea that there are grave problems with this form of punishment, the better.

bits and pieces

New icon!

CG found this amusing review of Brokeback Mountain. The movie opened really, really strong; it made over half a million dollars. Playing in five theaters nationwide. The Hollywood money people will sit up and take notice of that, especially if it keeps momentum. Excellent.

Maybe you have all seen this before, but it was new to me: a special font to denote sarcasm in emails and other online applications. Basically, it's italics slanted the other way. I was particularly amused by the FAQ.

Last (and probably least), a meme.

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