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Remembering Jay Lake

Last week, Jay Lake passed away.

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I met him briefly at the 2009 Worldcon in Montreal. He was always a very colourful person, and a very prolific writer.

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One of the best explanations of Ferengi and the baser aspects of humanity.

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"Allow me to die with honour."

one-episode-relationships 4/X: O’Brian & Tosk

Reasons why O’Brien is awesome.

Crowd funding Second Contacts

Crowd funding Second Contacts

There are many great stories about First Contact: when humanity first meets alien life. Bundoran Press, a small publisher in Ottawa, is currently in the last days of a fundraising campaign for a science fiction anthology of Second Contacts. The premise is interesting, as it allows the stories to explore the very real social changes that would occur during the fifty years after contact with an…

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Being Creative: Writing with Music

Being Creative: Writing with Music

It should not be a surprise to anyone that music and writing are often closely linked. While some people can write in absolute silence, I generally benefit from music to help block out the world.

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The trick is in finding the right music. Something that stirs the creative mind, something which matches the mood of the work, and most importantly of all, something which isn’t overly distracting.

(m…

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Star Trek DS9 Reviews: If Wishes Were Horses

Star Trek DS9 Reviews: If Wishes Were Horses

To be honest, [If Wishes Were Horses] really didn’t capture my imagination. Manufactured crises with deus ex machina endings just don’t cut it. Still, there are some redeeming qualities in the episode, one of which is watching Bashir try to explain to Jadzia Dax why his subconscious created a version of Dax that has the single goal of seducing him.

Dax passionately kisses Bashir while he checks his tricorder

It’s probably not a good sign when you pull out…

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River Song has left the Library. River Song has been saved.

I’ve just finished rewatching Silence in the Library, and Forest of the Dead, the two episodes of Doctor Who where River Song is introduced.

So much potential is introduced in this story, that it’s not entirely surprising that fans feel let down by how River’s story has played out.

River Song in Silence in the Library

River Song in Silence in the Library

The Doctor has rebooted the universe once, and restored it a second time when…

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Joining Google

Employment update: I’m joining Google!

A few weeks ago, I received an offer of employment from Google. I’ll be working in the Google Waterloo office, currently located in the Tannery building in downtown Kitchener. It’s a pretty cool office, which I’ve visited several times now for various interviews and meetings.

I’ve worked for small and medium-sized companies before, but before this, the largest company I’ve worked for was Research…

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briannacherrygarcia:

disneymusictime:

m3at-dagg3r:

elleandtheoubliette:

vixianna:

yamino:

heckyeahelsanna:

headcanonsforelsanna:

sandwichesandsideburns:

I love how Hans is all subtle and Anna just CRASHES into him.

Does Anna even know how strong she is? I mean, she hit a wolf away with a lute. She just batted it away like it was nothing. And then she punches Hans flying off a boat. He arches. Arches.AND LET’S NOT FORGET SHE JUST ACCIDENTALLY THROWS A BUST FAR AWAY LIKE IT’S NOTHING. HOW STRONG IS THIS GIRL?

People also forget that she pulled kristoff up a cliff and pulled a tree down to hit marshmallow in the face… this girl

Anna born with superstrength and her while life her parents just told her she was clumsy and ordinary.  They didn’t want to deal with another weird superpowered daughter.

Headcanon accepted! Anna has super strength and Elsa has Ice Powers. They’d make a great crime fighti- wait…haven’t we seen that before?


HEADCANON DEFINITELY ACCEPTED NOW

Strength? Ice? SIBLINGS? Guys, you’re missing a thing:



Do you wanna throw the Mjolniiiiir? Or cross the Bifrost to Midgaaard?

*SNERK*


Anna and Elsa as Thor and Loki? This seems appropriate.

briannacherrygarcia:

disneymusictime:

m3at-dagg3r:

elleandtheoubliette:

vixianna:

yamino:

heckyeahelsanna:

headcanonsforelsanna:

sandwichesandsideburns:

I love how Hans is all subtle and Anna just CRASHES into him.

Does Anna even know how strong she is? I mean, she hit a wolf away with a lute. She just batted it away like it was nothing. And then she punches Hans flying off a boat. He archesArches.AND LET’S NOT FORGET SHE JUST ACCIDENTALLY THROWS A BUST FAR AWAY LIKE IT’S NOTHING. HOW STRONG IS THIS GIRL?

People also forget that she pulled kristoff up a cliff and pulled a tree down to hit marshmallow in the face… this girl

Anna born with superstrength and her while life her parents just told her she was clumsy and ordinary.  They didn’t want to deal with another weird superpowered daughter.

Headcanon accepted! Anna has super strength and Elsa has Ice Powers. They’d make a great crime fighti- wait…haven’t we seen that before?

HEADCANON DEFINITELY ACCEPTED NOW

Strength? Ice? SIBLINGS? Guys, you’re missing a thing:

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Do you wanna throw the Mjolniiiiir? Or cross the Bifrost to Midgaaard?

*SNERK*

Anna and Elsa as Thor and Loki? This seems appropriate.

Why do Klingons hate Tribbles?It’s a simple question really. Why do Klingons hate Tribbles, those cuddly balls of fluff from the…View Post

Why do Klingons hate Tribbles?

It’s a simple question really. Why do Klingons hate Tribbles, those cuddly balls of fluff from the…

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