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Friday Link Pack 01-23-2014

Friday! It’s time to share a few links I’ve found over the last few days. Some of these I mention on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! Have a link I should feature in the upcoming link pack? Click here to email me and let me know! All right, let’s do this…

Writing:

The Punctuation Guide
Handy little resource on the usage of various punctuation. Especially helpful at 2 AM when your exhaustion raddled brain can’t remember specific rules.

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules Of Writing
I’ve featured Elmore Leonard’s rules and I mention Heinlein’s rules occasionally. It’s always good to read the advice of others and adapt it to you own process. Gaiman’s are good. I bet you can guess the first one.

National Readathon Day Is Coming. Get Involved!
Tomorrow, January 24th, between 2pm—4pm (in your respective time zone), do what you always do and get lost in a book. Only this time help raise some money for the National Book Foundation and help them raise awareness for reading and fight illiteracy.

Random:

Science Fiction Interfaces
A tumblr blog examining the interfaces used in sci-fi movies and television. A great collection also handy for research purposes.

Living Lovecraft: The Real World Locations Behind The Horror
Great article from Atlas Obscura guiding you through the real world locations from Lovecraft’s stories from Ireland to asylums to Micronesia.

Map Stack
Cool little interface allowing you to make super customizable maps for anywhere in the world. [Thanks to Todd for sharing this.]

A City In The Glacier
A semi-permanent structure is being built into the Langjökull Glacier in Iceland. Too cool. (rimshot) Someone set a story here, please!

Someone Stole Naked Pictures Of Me. This Is What I Did About It
(Heads up, video is NSFW after 2:05) “Four years ago, intimate photographs of journalist Emma Holten were posted on the web. Thousands viewed them and she still receives online harassment. The issues of revenge porn and hacked photos are part of a larger problem with our relationship to consent, she argues. So Holten decided to pose for and release a new set of pictures of her body. Here she explains why.” I cannot imagine dealing with harassment like that for years afterwards. Makes me sick to my stomach.  [Thanks to Lola for sharing this one.]

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

Collapsing Cosmoses
This short story co-written with R. H. Barlow features strange alien creatures and, shockingly, a growing threat of impending doom.

Gif of the Week:

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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