"—everything that happens will happen on the Day of Nine Dogs—"

writing, prose, process 

@poiseunderchaos (I blame businessprech.)

writing, prose, process 

@poiseunderchaos Prose is the only art that (as it currently stands) demands you ruthlessly eschew almost every tool in its artistic tool box: when I hear "clean clear limpid prose," I reach for my paintbrush.

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"But the present war, as Joyce found out, is not of a kind to be ignored, and I think it must have left him reflecting that a political choice is necessary and that even stupidity is better than totalitarianism."

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I cannot stress enough how important it is to understand that Apple, Google, or Amazon can simply _decide_ to remove access to anything you've "purchased", including many physical goods (if they are internet-connected and running proprietary software), and you have absolutely no recourse.

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"Had a delightful time scream-singing this with the rest of my queerplatonic polycule farmstead co-op, which I have to assume is the intended use case."

"It is undeniable that he has been instrumental in his own success."

"It doesn’t want to do curation or offer human interaction."

Hey, if you want to pick Bezos's pocket, Amazon's selling a copy of vol. 3 for 40 cents less than the wholesale price they pay to get it... amazon.com/gp/product/17349452

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Backed by the #ProudBoys, neo-Nazi leader Tony Hovater, who once took orders from Matthew Heimbach, known for advocating genocide of all Jews, says that the new @TwitterSafety policy works "more in our favor," and encourages mass reporting of accounts reporting on the far-Right.

[:tw: tweets.newsbots.eu/IGD_News/st#bot]

(If you use the term "sando" for anything but specialized Japanese sandwiches in or from Japan I am going to give you such the fucking sideeye.)

(Is it bad to want to watch the awful Hobbit movies just to see Lee Pace?)

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This April, the Iowa Department of Corrections issued a ban on charities, family members, and other outside parties donating books to prisoners. Under the state’s new guidelines, incarcerated people can get books only from a handful of “approved vendors.” Used books are prohibited altogether, and any new reading material is subject to a laundry list of restrictions.

The policy is harsh, but far from unique. In fact, it’s only the latest in a wave of similar bans.

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