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My partner Doug tipped me to WolframAlpha, a search engine that calculates things and answers questions.
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[personal profile] siliconshaman has posted Part 2 of "Reparative Actions." Special Agent Daniel Kincaid investigates what could be causing Ashley's erratic behavior.
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If you haven't seen the movie Arrival yet, and you like xenolinguistics or first contact flix, go do that first.

This article discusses the use of filmmaking grammar to show, rather than tell, the effects of studying xenolinguistics. It contains spoilers, and my comments below are somewhat spoilery too.

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I almost forgot to mention my favorite T-shirt maker: Megan Lee has a sale running through today, so you've still got a little time to buy science T-shirts or other swag.  :D  
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The Winterfaire spreads out as far as the eye can see. Some booths show streamers of red and green, while others sport blue and silver. All of them offer treasure after shining treasure. Music fills the air with lyrics of Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, and Yule. From the Wordsmith's Forge comes the bright chiming of words being hammered into literature. Delicious scents of hot chocolate, spiced cider, peppermint, baking cookies, and gingerbread tantalize the appetite. Smiling, laughing shoppers amble from booth to booth with lists in hand. Vendors grin back, calling out, "Come try, come buy...!"

I know a lot of artists, writers, musicians, crafters, and other talented folks who make some of their living from their creative endeavors. I don't always have the money to support them as much as I'd like, but what I can do is set up a virtual faire where vendors can offer their wares to an audience that likes crafts, literature, and small businesses. For those of you doing your holiday shopping, here's an opportunity to buy something made with love, something unusual or unique, in a way that helps make it possible for creative people to go on creating wonders. And there will be no traffic jams, stampedes, or gunfights at the Winterfaire! Enjoy the seasonal offerings on LiveJournal.

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In anticipation of Thanksgiving, we went hunting for the Ginger Fruit Mold.  While searching for that, I also found the Corn and Tomatillo Dip that we got from Angel Food, visible online in this analog.

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Here's a thoughtful exploration about the right to friendship, why everyone needs friends, and the challenges that disabled people face in forming and maintaining connections with friends or family. 
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This looks interesting:

Zenith ~ a post-apocalyptic islamic futures adventure about the phases of the moon, jackals, and learning to assert your identity ~

29 pages / B&W / PDF

ALL proceeds through the rest of 2016 will be donated directly to the ACLU + Muslim community centers in Florida.
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 [personal profile] chanter_greenie has posted "Parliament Hill's Reply" in the Orange!verse of Schrodinger's Heroes.  It's a response to the craptastic election.
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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted the story "Supporting Each Other."  Heron helps a friend deal with misgendering.  Also, there is trans mpreg.  <3


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