I haven’t done a linkity post in a while! How about one now? (As always, these are collected from a wide range of dates, and might not always be the newest news.)
Lark @ The Bookwyrm’s Hoard linked me to an article on Vox about separating the art from the artist in the age of the #MeToo movement. It has some great tools on how to deal with the situation. I know that it helped me, at least, to figure out the complexities of it all.
KMKat recently posted a link to this wonderfully fun animated dog video. I’ve seen it before — in fact, Mr. Wyrm and I still quote it at each other when we’re feeling particularly silly — but I’m adding the link here in case any of you haven’t seen it yet.
I was looking online for something else, fell down a rabbit hole, and ended up reading a list of examples of idioms. While I’m familiar with most (if not all) of the ones in English, the international ones were really interesting. I like these the best:
- In German, “to tie a bear to someone” means you’ve tricked them
- In Polish, “mustard after lunch” means it’s too late to do something
- In Portuguese, “he who doesn’t have a dog, hunts with cats” means you make the most of what you’ve been given
- In Spanish, “a lot of noise and no walnuts” means someone’s all talk and no action
Inkophile had a link about some amazing bookshelves that re-purpose fallen trees. While there’s not a lot of space for books on them, I still want them. Too bad (or perhaps a good excuse?) that I’ll have to go to Berlin to see them.
I missed the announcements in Tor’s email, but Lark also linked me to the list of the 2018 Nebula Award finalists. I haven’t read any of them yet, but several are on my TBR list.
Many of my readers are already aware about the recent calling-out of racism in the fiber community. I’ve been aware of it, but unsure what to say or how to say it. Fortunately, those who have a better handle on it have set up a blog where they discuss things like next steps and how to create inclusion. I also found their FAQ helpful in getting my thoughts straight.
I hope you have a great day!