Lots of amusing and informative things happen Around The Blog. What have you stumbled across lately? Here are some of the things I’ve found:
- The Rejectionist pointed out another good reason why we should proof-read EVERYTHING.
- Kidlit reminds authors who we are writing for. A good quote from this post:
I know nothing about cars. … If you show me a car and it’s shiny enough, and has a sunroof, I’ll think it’s good. Only someone who knows what happens under the hood will be able to tell me whether it’s actually a lemon or not. A person who doesn’t know all of the complexities of writing a novel can usually be impressed without much effort. Don’t stunt your own growth.
- Librarysarie has a new favorite Dewey number: 394. Especially the way it transitions from 394.5 through 394.9. Look it up. (Or, for the best effect, read her post.) Highly amusing.
- Personally, when it comes to Dewey numbers, I like the 800’s. (Though any lit student would.) I also rather enjoy 741.5 (graphic novels), and have recently discovered 391 (costumes) to be handy in both my writing and in theatre.
- L Squared has a thoughtful post about independence and what it means. Here’s my comment on that post:
“…taking on the responsibility of making all your own decisions – to do what you want; what you think is right; what you think is best instead of letting someone else choose for you – that’s the biggest, most difficult part of becoming more independent.”
Perfect answer. And I wish more people remembered that with independence comes the responsibility for the choices we make.
- Chris discusses habits that help her get her cats to the vet not ever take kittehs to the vet, no sir *wink*wink*nudge*nudge*.
- Shiloh Walker shares a Friday 56 that is also a Friday Snippet.
- The Periodic Table of Sci-Fi movies/TV shows is made of win.
- If you haven’t yet read any of the Movies in 15 Minutes by cleolinda, you need to. She started out with a parody of Van Helsing, and kept going from there. (Her Harry Potter parodies are AWESOME. Also, I haven’t seen the Twilight series, but those are highly amusing too. They rival the LOLcat New Moon review for awesomeness. And there are cross-movie references all over the place.) This is what I spent the better part of my weekend online time doing — catching up on m15m. So. Worth. It.
Have a great Monday, and I hope your Easter was awesome!
(And for those of you wondering where my weekly goals post is, it’s in a separate post. I wanted to be able to focus this one on the Blog-o-sphere, and not me, myself, and I.)