Monthly Archives: January 2013

A few fantasy short stories: adventure, heroism, and growing up

Every now and again, especially when I have a lot of work to do and don’t have time for novels, I’ll go read some short stories. So, here are a few that I really enjoyed, with links. “Cursed Motives” by … Continue reading

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Segue into Science: Eureka and IQ

Here’s another post where I look at the semi-mad science show Eureka and bring up something that bothers me. So, most of the characters are PhDs and among the top scientists in their fields. And I’ve noticed they say “IQ” … Continue reading

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Seraphina, the kind of YA fantasy I’d really like to see more of

I knew I was going to love this book within the first two chapters, and I wasn’t disappointed. When I finished it, though, I was kind of at a loss for how to talk about it. I’m still not entirely … Continue reading

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Science Communication, Fandom, and a few more references to The Big Bang Theory

Here’s Jorge Cham, of the awesome PHD Comics, talking about the science gap. Also mentioning the impact of the stereotypes in The Big Bang Theory, for those interested. Okay, fine, I kind of get what you guys are saying. There … Continue reading

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Learning Town, Geek and Sundry’s New Web Series

Today, a new series called Learning Town premiers. Right now, actually. Ever since it was announced, I’ve been looking forward to Learning Town, a web series by Paul and Storm on the Geek and Sundry YouTube channel. This was partly … Continue reading

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#overlyhonestmethods

Just this week, scientists have started posting some pretty funny tweets and tagging them with #overlyhonestmethods. I’ve been retweeting a few of them that I’d enjoyed, and those are in my sidebar under Tweets, for anyone interested. Or on my … Continue reading

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The Thought Palette ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

My blog was nominated for the Thought Palette ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award by Amethyst Marie, author of the wonderful Thalia’s Musings. So, wow. If anyone doesn’t remember, Thalia’s Musings is the Greek mythological pantheon told from the perspective … Continue reading

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