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Bad Horse


Beneath the microscope, you contain galaxies.

Mar
25th
2021

WallStreetBets is a cult · 3:02am March 25th

You Can't Squeeze the Same Lemon Twice

I've been looking into the recent GameStop (stock symbol GME) saga, including lurking in reddit/WallStreetBets. I'm not gonna write my usual lengthy explication, supported with references and quotations, 'coz I'm busy. But I want to warn you ponies not to go ape for GME.

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Mar
18th
2021

Hugo nominations close tomorrow (Friday) evening · 3:09pm March 18th

The nominating period for the 2021 Hugo Awards, Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Astounding Award for Best New Writer opened on January 25 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT; UTC – 7) on March 19, 2021.

The 2021 Hugo Awards are for science fiction, fantasy, and maybe horror if it's by someone the SFF community likes like Neil Gaiman, published in 2020. I know, it's confusing.

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Nov
3rd
2020

Don't Forget · 5:59am Nov 3rd, 2020

I've visited every historical museum, festival, re-creation, or archeological site that I had the chance to since I first got my driver's license--except US civil war re-enactments. They made me nervous.

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Aug
29th
2020

Little girl saved from unicorn · 4:04am Aug 29th, 2020

Newsweek article

On August 24th, an inflatable unicorn snatched a little girl away off the coast of Greece and carried her out to sea. The dastardly creature's plan was foiled when a ferry picked her up a half mile out.

(Rumors of my involvement with her abduction are greatly exaggerated.)

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Jun
22nd
2020

Everfree Northwest is off · 3:41am Jun 22nd, 2020

Jun
1st
2020

Calling all fen for Bob Madle · 3:04pm Jun 1st, 2020

A forwarded message from Curt Phillips, which I've edited slightly:

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Jun
1st
2020

Why (Some) People Like Sad Stories · 4:20am Jun 1st, 2020

That was the topic of my part of Trick Question's talk last night. Here are my slides (revised today). Not Trick Question's slides, because they aren't mine.

Why Do People Like Sad Stories?

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May
30th
2020

Doh! I'll talk about sadfics with Trick Question tomorrow@Ponyfest! · 6:07am May 30th, 2020

Trick Question graciously accepted my invitation of myself to join her Ponyfest talk on Saturday, May 30.

The Joy of Sadfics
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Trick Question, Bad Horse

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May
22nd
2020

Virtual Balticon 2020, Everywhere, May 22-25 · 5:02am May 22nd, 2020

See the Convention Planning thread:
Virtual Balticon 2020, Everywhere, May 22-25

Free talks from 5PM Friday until sometime Monday, via Zoom, Discord, SCRUM, and a couple of other platforms. You need to register for talks in advance, but not far in advance--I'm registering tonight for tomorrow's talks.

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May
13th
2020

Trotcon 2020 is cancelled; Everfree is not · 7:39pm May 13th, 2020

See https://trotcon.net/. If you're registered, you have only until June 9 to get a refund.

So, my only pony con this year will be Everfree NW, in Seattle, August 7-9, which I'm going to mainly because they invited me and airfare is cheap this year. The con hotel, unfortunately, is sold out. There's also a nearby hotel offering rooms for $150 a night, but the first night is non-refundable.

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