Friday Links (Farewell, Sir Terry)

Quotation-Terry-Pratchett-world-death-Meetville-Quotes-221075It’s Friday. I should be excited, but yesterday the world lost a great, witty, and wonderful writer. And learning that one of my favorite writers had died was only the beginning of a really, really not fun day. So, I guess I’m just glad that Thursday is finally over.

Anyway, here is a shorter-than-usual collection of some of the things that I ran across over the course of the week which struck me as worthy of being shared:

Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66.

Terry Pratchett: Neil Gaiman and Ursula Le Guin lead tributes.

Video: Saturday Night Live Eviscerates Ben Carson’s ‘prison turns people gay’ comments.

The tank library will bomb you with literature.

Gay Black Lives Matter: The Importance of TV’s Sudden About-Face in LGBT Racial Diversity.

No More Dried Up Spinsters – Nancy Jane Moore.

Hot water activity on icy moon’s seafloor ESA – Tiny grains of rock detected by Cassini spacecraft point to hydrothermal activity on the seafloor of its icy moon Enceladus.

Bigger On The Inside, a song by Amanda Palmer.

Op-ed: Empire’s Queer Family of Color Is the Real ‘New Normal’.

At 18, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Is Still Revolutionary.

Giant sea creature hints at early arthropod evolution.

Seaside snail most misidentified creature in the world.

Neanderthals Wore Eagle Talons As Jewelry 130,000 Years Ago.

CLick to embiggen! (washingtonpost/govbeat)

CLick to embiggen! (washingtonpost/govbeat)

We counted literally every road in America. Here’s what we learned. For one thing, contrary to popular belief “2nd” isn’t the most popular street name (but there are many more 2nds than 1sts).

I wrote about how Being religious is a choice, being gay isn’t.

And there was a follow-up on an earlier post: Apologist shovels more BS on the elite pile.

30 Weird Apps – mental_floss on YouTube – List Show (249):

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Blade Runner: The Final Cut (New Trailer) – In cinemas 3 Apr | BFI release:

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Ricky Martin – Mr. Put It Down ft. Pitbull:

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. I publish an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live in Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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