Links To Elsewhere

April 26, 2011

Particularly since I’ll be blogging over at SevenDeadlyDivas, I think I might try and make this be a weekly thing. We shall see. As Al Swearengen would say, “Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh.

Me, Elsewhere

9. Paladin Gerard The next installment of Choose (my interactive steampunk webserial). We’re well into Volume 3 at this point and we meet here one of Hank’s most useful disguises.

Poll Post Along with every installment, there’s a post explaining the poll and inviting commentary from voters. This week, we find out which character starts the ball rolling on the explanation bandwagon. SOMEONE has to do it, otherwise Remora’s just going to keep talking about groceries.

Morality and Pokemon My SevenDeadlyDivas post, in which I ponder the morality of Pokemon, and explain how I used fanfiction to find a “fix” for what I saw as a broken moral issue.

Other Folks, Who Said It Better Than I Ever Could

A Table Full of Books TedTheThird talks about how he now sees books – and how he’d feel if he saw his own book on a garage sale table for $.25.

25 Things Every Writer Should Know Chuck Wendig may not have the most polite verbiage I’ve ever read, but that’s part of his charm for me. (NSFW language). Love this post. His blog really sucks unicorns.

Realistic Dino Costume Video (NSFW language and possibly sidebar pictures). Dude. I want this costume like yesterday.


  • Mother of Three, Anne April 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I am going to be as polite as I can about all this.


    First I lose QoTD because of a child, now you are going into hibernation for the love of some chick thing. I am sure they lured you with their hemp dresses and organic produce.

    Now the highlight of my day will be when Sharon, my local Google specialist, calls me to offer new exciting opportunities in ….I always hang up before I am sure what her deal is. A strategy which I now feel like employing here.


  • Brad-o April 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    <3 I beat grow tower and grow cube!

    Enjoyed the other links too… ;)

    • Tami April 26, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Ha! See that, AMO3? Brad-o is totally winning.

      Winning the arbitrary game I just made up.

      • Brad-o April 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm

        Easiest way to win! Also, I’m winning at games you don’t even know about yet!

  • Mother of Three, Anne April 27, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Well, clearly I am just letting Brad-O win!

    And let’s be honest here. This is all just a test for Brad-O to see if he is capable of participating in the “math is a universal truth” theory I have to develope to be the winner in this house.

    (So far things have degraded to “irrational numbers are women and real numbers are men. Men do most of the work and keep things stable and moving forward, while women just bring in chaos and confusion.” “Since when has pi been confusing? I rather thought it did a nice job of solving for area.” “Pi is an estimate and to get the real value you have to listen to her talk forever and ever.” My marriage will end because of math and science issues!! Really??? I think I just might rather tell people that my husband cheats on me all the time.)

    • brad-o April 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

      Sounds like a good … philosophy. Oh wait! That means I win again. Liberal arts reprezentin’!

    • brad-o April 27, 2011 at 9:41 am

      Also. <3. That is |hillarity|.

    • Tami April 27, 2011 at 10:03 am

      I really wanted to add an intelligent, thoughtful, and clever answer.

      Unfortunately, my brain is all mushy. “mmmm, pie.” Buckethead offers.

      “I need something better than THAT,” I say, crossing my arms.

      Buckethead screws up her face comically, lips pursing and eyes squinched shut. “PECAN PIE!” she declares, and then sits down, removes the bucket from her head, and commences building a sandcastle.

      She points to one half-formed turret, “This is where the cook makes all the pies,” she whispers, as if it’s a grand secret.

      I’m sorry. I’ve just washed her, and I can’t do a thing with her.

      • Mr. Moore April 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm

        I love this reply.

        • Tami April 27, 2011 at 2:17 pm

          Buckethead offers you a high five.

  • Mother of Three, Anne April 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Mr. Liberal Arts Reprezentin’,

    It is a THEORY that I am trying to prove. Not a philosophy.

    Now, I know Socrates and Plato used to like to be all logical in their philosophical rants. And I am clearly being confronted by ranting logic, so let me be clear on this.

    What I really want is to have a mathemetical proof that substantiates my theory. There is no good reason for this, because Husband would understand nothing written in mathematical terms, and this would incite a hearty rant against acceptance of the status quo from him as he threw down my elaborately worked out paper.

    However, I will concede that you are “winning.” I concur with “That is |hillarity|.” So points for that. But I do disagree with the value of a phiosophy degree….wondering if I should just stop that sentence now……in this matter.

    • Brad-o April 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      Just because it isn’t written in mathematical terms doesn’t mean it couldn’t be. You have to be tricksy like Socrates when he asked an uneducated slave a bunch of questions that got him to answer a math problem correctly. (I am, of course, assuming your husband is an uneducated slave — only for the purposes of this example if you get offended.) ;)

      << Insert long-winded, obviously-correct diatribe on value here. Invoke names no one else has heard of to seem smarter! Like Lacan or Derrida or Kristeva! Wait…fuck those guys! They suck! Whatever. Just pray this doesn’t turn into a conversation about the Matrix as though “brains in a vat” were something new. Still be right in inserted snippet, thanks to Philosophy. >>

      Didn’t you read Chuck Windig’s post on writing? “Your [degree] has whatever value you give it.” :P

  • Mother of Three, Anne April 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. ”

    That is the only interest in Socrates Husband has.

    And our arguments have been centered on Nietzche, who Husband claims has been stealing all his ideas from him.

    And the whole point is to put it in mathematical terms to confusle the man. He screams “Art and Music” while I scream “Math and Science.” He screams “Learn your own lessons” while I scream “Amass the knowledge set before you.” If I wanted to play on his terms, I would present a painting that explains the theory. But then he would win, and I can’t have that.

    NO! I did not read or play all of the links that Tami provided.

    AND, it was the value I was putting on your degree.

    Uneducated slave?? He’s not all that bad!

    • Brad-o April 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      It’s just an example! Don’t read too much into it! (See how that works? Brilliant!) Also, I’m confused. Not bad at being a slave or not that uneducated. ;) Surely husband is at least mildly interested in Socrates’ and Aristotle’s contribution to the arts. Probably most artistic changes throughout history have come as a result of an earlier philosophical argument (existentialism, modernism, critical theory, post-modernism, etc.).

      He wouldn’t win if it was actually on your terms, but in his language.

      To be fair to my wife, I was a philosopher beforehand. She’s just a philosopher-marrier.

      And of course you don’t value a philosophy degree. You would’ve gotten one otherwise. ;)

  • Mother of Three, Anne April 28, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Really, I need Buckethead. As in…
    Here she comes to save the day!
    Buckethead is on the way!!

    Is it your nature to offer up new tangents on which to argue with each and every response?
    Probably most artistic changes throughout history have come as a result of an earlier philosophical argument (existentialism, modernism, critical theory, post-modernism, etc.).

    Because it is completely my nature to argue when bold and hyperbolic statements like the above are uttered. Sheesh! Artists! Sheesh! Philosophers!!


    Help, Buckethead! Save me from this!

    • Tami April 28, 2011 at 10:43 am

      And now, thanks to you, Buckethead also has a superhero cape.

      *Buckethead leans up and whispers in my ear, then hands me a folded sheet of paper*

      *I unfold (and uncrumple) the paper to find a fingerpainting of a unicorn*

      Buckethead doesn’t know much about art and philosophy, but she knows what she likes. ;)

    • Brad-o May 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm

      “Because it is completely my nature to argue when bold and hyperbolic statements like the above are uttered. Sheesh! Artists! Sheesh! Philosophers!!”

      Would you prefer italicized, parabolic statements? x=|y| Sadly, like all math and science statements, those are also based entirely on philosophy. (Now we have a pair-a-hyperbola.)

      I might have been a little be feverish when I wrote that post — I was wicked sick that day. Re-reading it, I really should have removed the “probably”. ;)

      • Brad-o May 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm

        Shit! It just occurred to me that I meant to write x = y^2.

  • Mother of Three, Anne April 28, 2011 at 11:32 am

    That superhero cape better have glitter on it.

    (My younger son, who has taken to wearing a yarmulke on the weekends and don’t ask me to elaborate on how funny this is and what stereotypes we make at home, wants me to buy him a yarmulke that has rhinestones on it. That just stinks of superhero!)

    • Tami April 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      “yarmulke” is one of those words that I want to beat into submission for being spelled nothing like it sounds.

      Looks like it should mean “sour yak milk” or something, which is ridiculous, as yarmulkes are awesome.