Archive for May, 2012

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    Ferroux by Afiq Omar

    May 31st, 2012 | Inspiration, Morning Procrastination | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Gotta see this dark study of magnetism in a fluid medium. Now git to work.

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    50 Shades of Sad Sex Lives

    May 30th, 2012 | random opinion, Untitled Breschard | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Not having read them (nor intending to), the Grey books seem like a series for sad women who married the first man they had sex with and lived somewhat unhappily ever after.

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    In Which Tiny Bugs Save the World

    May 30th, 2012 | Science Reality | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    What sci-fi writer would not love to pitch a story with something like the opening paragraph from this NYT’s piece: In the menagerie of Craig Venter’s imagination, tiny bugs will save the world. They will be custom bugs, designer bugs — bugs that only Venter can create. He will mix them up in his private [...]

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    Errol Morris on Story

    May 29th, 2012 | Morning Procrastination | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    For your procrastinating pleasure, Errol Morris discusses the value of tabloid stories. Now git to work.

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    May 28th, 2012 | Gaia's Avenger, Science Reality | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Tonight is sunset Manhattanhenge, when the setting sun aligns perfectly with the street grid of Manhattan. The next perfect sunset alignment is on the other side of the solstice in July. The sunrise Manhattanhenges take place on either side of the winter solstice.

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    Quote for Your Sunday

    May 27th, 2012 | Quotes | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    This from Hemingway’s Moveable Feast: “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp [...]

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    5 Reasons to Let Your Lawn Go – Memorial Day Edition

    May 26th, 2012 | Gaia's Avenger | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    It’s Memorial Day weekend and everyone is outside. Like the groundhogs of summer, people are peeking out, taking a stroll. They’re surmising maybe what the electric bill will be and just how many hot days will come to pass between now and Labor Day. Here in New York, the Fleet is in town, reminding us, [...]

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    10 Tactics for Writing Tens of Thousands of Words

    May 24th, 2012 | Inspiration, writing advice | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Anyone who has ever tippy-typed away on a story has been challenged, if not outright taken down at the knees, by the same dark creatures that step up and draw swords on every writer. Beasts of inner doubt, criticism and confusion. But I guarantee, these creatures are wusses. The writers you love and admire do [...]

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    Better Than Meg Ryan’s Lift

    May 22nd, 2012 | Announcements | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Updates to Untitled Breschard are now complete. Hope you enjoy it and that all the linkypoos are working correctly. Still having the old internal debate about Comments On/Comments Off. Do I wanna be Spalding Gray or on the Troll Patrol? Tweet me @Breschard or contact me if you feel strongly one way or the other.

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    Attention Zombie Creators: More Things to Do with DNA

    May 22nd, 2012 | Inspiration, Science Reality | madamemary9 | Comments Off

    Again with the bacteriophages! Mad scientists at the National Academy of Sciences have engineered sections of DNA to be used for plain, old data storage. (Like, dude, yer playlist is inside you.) Quote: After some 750 trials, the team struck on the right recipe of proteins, and now have their sights set on creating a [...]

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