- New releases: Tor.com (genre-benders) and Gizmodo (fantasy & scifi)
- Linkity from Smart Bitches.
- Linkity from Inkophile.
- Discworld quotes for the next four years.
- Words of the year from the American Dialect Society.
- The Great American Word Mapper.
- 20ish cool journals.
Do, Make, Think, Learn
- Yes, this.
- “30 things turning 30 in 2017“.
- “35 things turning 35 in 2017“.
- “10 events correctly predicted by The Simpsons“.
- Learn about Pallas cats.
- Which is better, Rosetta Stone or Duolingo?
- Apparently, real names don’t have the effect on online behavior that you’d think.
- Song recording sessions for some classic Disney movies.
- Early silent film about relativity.
- Curried cauliflower chowder.
- Smoky sweet potato and black bean casserole.
- Coconut chicken and sweet potato stew.
- Spaghetti squash taco pie.
- 19 kind of quick one-pan meals.
- Word path.
- Monochromatic abandoned mansions with LEGOs.
- Some of 2016’s best underwater photos.
Cool or Wha…?
- All you need to really know about this picture is that at -45, Fahrenheit and Celsius are roughly equivalent.
- Jack Daniels-flavored coffee.
- Harry Potter themed pasta restaurant.
- The thread evolves into what the male equivalent for bras would be. NSFWish.
- Introvert dream house.
- On cat ownership. And also on cat ownership.
- The five stages of troubleshooting a printer connection. (via malkinisms)
- Following the live feed of the Jackson Hole, Wyoming, town square. (via malkinisms)
- “Minneapolis winter aesthetic, driving edition“.
- What all of us are thinking about tRump.
- Mark Hamil reads tRump tweets as the Joker.
- Autocorrect gets in the way of relationships.
- Honest trailer for The Princess Bride.
- Unicorn cake FAIL. NSFWish
Wolf Who Rules (Elfhome #2) by Wen Spencer. Any book that has me awake until after 2 am to finish it gets an automatic five-star rating. Will be rereading this one. (In fact, read it twice this past week.)
Elfhome (Elfhome #3) by Wen Spencer. Another one I basically read in a single sitting and will be rereading! (I really hate the cover, though.) (But read it twice this week anyway.)
Bare Snow Falling on Fairywood (Elfhome #0.9) by Wen Spencer. Very good free short that takes place as the first chapter of Tinker starts.
Pittsburgh Backyard and Garden (Elfhome #1.5) by Wen Spencer. Very good, very funny free short about a documentary film crew trying to film some of Pittsburgh’s dangerous flora and fauna.
Peace Offering (Elfhome #3.5) by Wen Spencer. Very good short that takes place during Elfhome #3.
Wood Sprites (Elfhome #4) by Wen Spencer. Very good tale of two twins in New York City who are from the same batch of fertilized eggs as Tinker, only implanted a decade later.
Project Elfhome (Elfhome #4.5) by Wen Spencer. Very entertaining collection of shorts and drabbles that expand on and tie up some loose ends from the four (so far) main books. (It includes the three shorts mentioned above.)
Endless Blue by Wen Spencer. Good tale of the outer space equivalent of the Sargasso Sea, with an unfortunately rushed feeling ending.
I’m not sure how he manages to be baleful and cute at the same time, really. Apparently it’s a gift.