- Inspired by Stranger Than Fiction, Janni Simner asks what advice we could give fictional characters to help them stay alive.
- The portraits collection of Balliol College.
- Portrait of another Gwenda, with whom this rendering makes me feel simpatico.
- Nerd catch phrases! Say them all! Amaze your friends! Be loved by strangers! (Via Cecil.)
- Also at The Beat, Heidi MacDonald with the most sensible post I’ve seen yet about the Minx line. (Personally, I don’t have a problem with the name — it’s a cool word like every every word that ends with X, and I think of it as similar to when we took back chick, girl, or broad. Next up: making lady cool. Is it possible?)
- Justine on why your book is never your own.
- Janis Cooke Newman on her Mary writing process and the magic of white cakes. Someday, the day when I finally get a beach vacation and two weeks to do nothing at all, that day I’m going to start this book. Sadly, not in the foreseeable future. (Via Ed.)
- Apparently girls who like science fiction are ugly, or so it’s been offered. (Not that post, but the train wreck it’s linking to.) See also: Aetiology’s excellent response. (I considered linking to some blogs by hot girls that I happen to know read — and write — science fiction, but there are toooooo many to choose from. Not to mention, the entire thing is stupid.)
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I am such a complete and total geek that I looked for Lord Peter Wimsey’s portrait among the Balliol crew… and found it. Ha! Stranger than fiction, indeed.
As a former student of Balliol, I should note that our annual College Record carries an occasional feature on fictional Balliol characters. My favorite was from some early C20 comic novel – if not by Wodehouse then by someone like that – in which a man dressed in a gorilla suit at a party was revealed to be from Balliol and therefore a better class of gorilla…
I wish I could drink more but I’m lacking the correct enzymes apparently
Re: Fictional character survival tips:
More than a few of these, I suspect, would be applicable.
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Or not. (sigh) Sorry again.
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