WSFS Business Meeting – Sunday Liveblog 7

1003: Meeting is in session. Jared starts off reading a land acknowledgment. 1005: Warren Buff up for report on site selection. This is the first year we’ve had electronic site selection and it was a rousing selection. 323 electronic votes this year, total of 802 ballots expressing a preference. He reads out the write-in candidates; ...

WSFS Business Meeting – Saturday Liveblog 13

Getting started a bit late thanks to a traffic jam at the elevators. All we’ve missed so far is introductions and a quick reminder on rules. We join this business meeting, already in progress, as we vote for members of the Mark Protection Committee. There are four nominees and three spots. 1016: We are now ...

WSFS Business Meeting – Friday Liveblog 7

Business meeting agenda for this year can be downloaded here for those of you playing from home. Hey everyone, we are up and running. Meeting got going at 1000, we are currently going over procedural information. This liveblog will be updated every 5-10 minutes when something is happening. 1010: Suggested time limits for establishing debate. ...

Belle, the “Metaverse,” and Online Community 1

Belle is an incredibly good and beautiful movie. I spent about half of it in tears for reasons I will shortly explain. You should watch it. Even if, like me, you’re not really into animated movies. Most of what I’ve seen about Belle so far in critical discussion has been in one of two veins: ...

Convergence Station 1

Convergence Station
Tonight my housemate and went down to Convergence Station in Denver. I have been aware that it’s a place that exists because, hilariously enough, I spent two days testing the subgrade and asphalt in the north parking lot when they were building it. It was one of the few places where the site super made ...

2021 Writing Year in Review 2

Well. This is going to be painful. Writing This Year Novels: 0 Novellas: 1 (IP Project) Novelettes: 0 Short Stories: 3 (all fanfic) Flash: Wrote a couple of interstitials for Alasdair over at The Full Lid. Scripts: 2 audio scripts Paid Nonfiction: Book Riot newsletters and posts; a lot of stuff on my Patreon. Also ...

Ash Falling From the Sky in December 2

You can donate to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund here. In a minute I’m going to put together what I actually came over to this page for, which would be my year in writing review for 2021. But there are some thoughts I want to jot down, first. Yesterday I was over at a friend’s ...

Fixing Small Things 3

Unintentionally, today ended up being a fix stuff around the house kind of day. I was planning to take it easy and get some writing done, so maybe this was me avoiding writing when my house is already pretty clean. But honestly, it felt really good to do. I had a light fixture falling a bit ...

I am shocked that you think I wanted the thing I actively encouraged to happen. 1

This morning I found myself, perhaps weirdly, thinking of a particular scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It’s the Nazi book burning scene, so obviously imagery warnings here. You get Elsa, the hot Nazi archaeologist, looking slightly teary-eyed and upset while all the book burning is going on. As she walks away, Indiana ...

2020 Writing Year in Review 2

Writing This Year Novels: 1 (finished editing) Novellas: 1 (finished editing) Novellettes: 3 Short Stories: 1 Flash: 0 Paid Nonfiction: Book Riot newsletter and a couple of posts Editing: Several small freelance editing gigs Consigned to the trunk of awfulness, never to return: None this year. Best/Favorite story of the year: I’d have to say it’s actually One People, ...