A lot of links this week, so split up behind the cut into: general entertainment/fannish stuff (including comments on the end of Fire and Hemlock, for you DWJ fans!), health, miscellaneous, Heroes, Harry Potter, and pictures.
General entertainment/fannish stuff:
- YouTube - Not The Daily Show, With Some Writer :: The Daily Show's writers on the strike.
- kassrachel: Modern midrash :: "In Jewish tradition, it's a *mitzvah* (commandment) to be deeply involved with our texts. . . . We're meant to be active readers . . . invested and engaged with them in ways that allow us to make them our own. We're meant, one might say, to be fans."
- He Wrote, She Wrote: How to Write: Structure as Meaning :: "Writing a formless mess and saying, 'Well, that's how life is,' doesn’t do much for the reader; giving story form and meaning is what separates fiction writers from journalists."
- rushthatspeaks: We only live, only suspire/ Consumed by either fire or fire :: "Or: On T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets and Diana Wynne Jones's Fire and Hemlock, specifically the ending of the latter." Spoilers, obviously.
- The House Next Door: H.I. Pulls the Pin :: _Raising Arizona_ commentary: "The filmmakers, Joel and Ethan Coen, know their Freudian noodling is reductive and absurd, and they pointedly mock its obviousness . . . ; at same time, though, they take its implications seriously."
- A Lineman in My Bed: Notes on Teeth Grinding :: Good overview of treatment options. If you have jaw pain and/or headaches, or if your regular dentist wants to do something drastic, SEE A SPECIALIST.
- Mankowski Pain Scale :: Some guidance about "on a scale of 0-10."
- SeeLight: Chronic Disease and Doctor Phobia :: "My health, my quality of life, even my mobility (like my ability to get a driver's license) hang by a doctor's whim, mood, ability to understand, or free time to keep up with their medical journals."
- Dept. of Criminology: Dangerous Minds: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker :: "if you make a great number of predictions, the ones that were wrong will soon be forgotten, and the ones that turn out to be true will make you famous. The Hedunit is not a triumph of forensic analysis. It’s a party trick."
- Say What?! - A weblog of classic humor from U.S. District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer :: June 1994 - Doing Pro Se: "Now comes Plaintiff Ronald Dwayne Whitfield, and says to the honorable judge of this court, 'Hello.'"
- just_katarin: Meta | Why Maya and Alejandro’s storyline makes me uncomfortable
- technosage: PSA: the Dominican Republic is not Mexico
- technosage: What to do? An open letter to Heroes fandom
- trickofthedark: Platform 9.99999999999999999999... :: Spoilers for book 7. Missing section after chapter 35, "King's Cross."
- praetorianguard: Heh. I meant to post this publicly the :: J. K. Rowling and Warner Bros. sue RDR Books over a book based on the Harry Potter Lexicon: legal analysis: part 1
- praetorianguard: Warning: Really, Really Verbose. Really. :: legal analysis: part 2
- praetorianguard: I am not your lawyer, and this is not legal advice. Just sayin'. :: legal analysis: part 3
- praetorianguard: Still not your lawyer. :P :: legal analysis: part 4
- legionseagle: Top Ten Hints For Stopping An Awkward Situation Turning Into an Multi-Part Farce :: "The thing that's kept me glued to my screen . . . has been the bogglement factor created by the sheer ineptness, arrogance and jerkiness of the defence."
- Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. et al v. RDR Books et al :: Justia News :: the court papers
- Cute Overload! -- owl chicks with stuffed mom
- A Girl and her dog and the Socks on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
- Cute Overload! -- Golden Retriever puppy chewing on blue rubber bone