- Linkity from Smart Bitches.
- The New Yorker on fan fiction.
- Writing tips.
- On the how the term “canon” came to be used fanishly.
- Discworld infographic.
- The types as tropes.
- The periodic table of literary villains.
- Bad writing habits as band names.
Think, Make, Do, Learn
- Highlights from the transcript of jury selection for the Martin Shkreli trial – over 200 potential jurors were excused. (via itstartledme) (Will help restore your faith in humanity at least a little bit.)
- NASA shared some images from the eclipse. So did Gizmodo. (Here’s my eclipse experience.)
- A infographic look at megafauna and their modern counterparts.
- Learn a bit about draft horses.
- I have bad news for you, guy from 1979…
- Good one, former State Department science envoy. And likewise, President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
- Please wash your hands really well if you’re raising chickens in your backyard.
- BLT pasta salad.
- Avocado caprese salad.
- 18 one-skillet dinners.
- 25 recipes using vegetables.
- Summer vegetable gratin.
- 3-ingredient peanut butter fruit dip.
- Frozen chocolate Oreo ice cream cake.
- Oreo cake (not an ice cream cake). (via raghorn)
- Drawing with a glass pen and glowing ink.
- IKEA created instructions on how to turn their SKOLD rug into a Game of Thrones style cloak. (via nomorelonelydays) (Some more details about this.)
- “Epic Rube Goldberg machine“.
- Linkity from kmkat.
Cool or Wha…?
- tRUMP’s past month.
- Clowns-only screening of It.
- Cough drop-flavored Kit Kats.
- “You can now buy the paleo diet in a bottle for babies“.
- Midwestern t-shirts from Badly Drawn States.
- Roses are red, violets are not blue…
- Reenacting the eclipse with a cat.
- The Ominous Statement Generator. “The trees are gone when you look away. Prepare: they’ll lie in wait – they’ll whisper you your fate.” (I have strawberry blonde hair, so…)
- Flowchart to help you understand “Total Eclipse of the Heart”.
- “Strong Enter”.
- Autocorrect and pie. Celestial autocorrects.
- Cake Wrecks on man cakes…
The Rubber Stamp Album: The Complete Guide to Making Everything Prettier, Weirder, and Funnier by Joni K Miller & Lowry Thompson. This a really good look at the history of rubber stamp making and using up through 1978, when the book was published. And I enjoyed the glimpse of life in 1978 that it provided – it was a reminder of a time when phone calls were expensive, personal computers were unknown, and the internet was ARPANet. You can pick it up for <$10 used – I recommend going through Better World Books (free worldwide shipping and proceeds benefit literacy).
*staring at random empty spot on wall* -Mayhem