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Does what it says on the label. I write things like
clarkesworldmagazine.com/yu_04
and
hazlitt.net/longreads/view-top
and sometimes things like
youtube.com/watch?v=GaP6uJ4yJL

What's on tap here: bad dad jokes, slow posts, fiction like knives, and the occasional mushroom

From Gino 2015, Understanding Ordinary Unethical Behavior:

"A person’s moral behavior can be affected by the moral actions of just one other person. Gino et al. found that when an in-group member behaves unethically and the behavior is visible to others, people follow suit: they behave unethically themselves. Others’ behavior can influence our own even when the bond we share is quite labile or subtle. For instance, sharing the same birthday of a person who cheated leads us to cheat as well..."

"The Doing and Undoing of Jacob E. Mwangi" hits newsstands in the May/June issue of Asimov's today.

I'll be reading "Three Variations on a Theme of Imperial Attire" from New Suns at University Bookstore in Seattle on Thursday at 6, along with Alberto Yáñez and Nisi Shawl.

Always a relief to read a story you wrote over a year ago and discover that you like it. "The Doing and Undoing of Jacob E. Mwangi" is out in the May/June issue of Asimov's Magazine.

Utopia and video game development in a future Nairobi.

I was on KUOW today, discussing the Wing Luke exhibit, VR experience "Dark Shapes," and the short story it was based on, "The Wretched and the Beautiful," with Kelly Campelia and Michi Trota!

kuow.org/stories/the-aliens-ar

AWP appearances:

Friday 9am
Eco-Fabulism: Five Years Later

Saturday 10:30am
Women of Pacific Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading

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what fool called it BBC and not the english channel

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The Schmidt pain index is named after a guy named Justin Schmidt who went around stinging himself with every insect he could find and rating the pain.

He wrote a book about his experience with these 83 stinging insects called "The Sting of the Wild"

All I want is the sun and stars, I'm not asking for the moon here

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Oh no! Carmen Sandiego has stolen the concept of theft!

...wait, what were we upset about

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Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 🦊☕

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@elilyyu really truly lovely! I adore how funny this one is all the way through, even though it's shot through with deep grief & longing & everything still has real, hard consequences.

"Formal invention is not inherently progressive, as we have learned from video clips, computer graphics, and sampling. Formal invention has a radical purpose when used to convey unconventional points of view, that is to say when it is used to expand what is conveyed about human experience" (83).

"Reimagining the world becomes far more difficult, and reflecting back what power brokers and institutional administrators think about themselves feels essential to survival. This is a much more difficult environment to imagine one's self as an artist, negotiate the expense of art-making, and—most challenging of all—to be allowed, by the tight fist of the prevailing institutions, to emerge without losing one's soul. There seems to be no other game in town. Right now" (82).

"Under gentrification, what is possible for young artists, hence how they see themselves, is dramatically different. They cannot afford to live or work. They are faced with conformity of aesthetics and values in their neighborhoods. Conventional bourgeois behavior becomes a requirement for surviving socially, developing professionally, and earning a living. By necessity, their goals are altered."

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