Friday Links (snails in love edition)

Two of the rare left-spiraling snails brought together at last...

Two of the rare left-spiraling snails brought together at last…

It’s a Friday. I’m getting over the shock and depression. This means that my mood is shifting to righteous outrage, which is probably going to drive some people crazy. I hope mostly it’s just the deserving.

Last week I re-organized the Links post to put all the non-election (and mostly happy) links first so readers could avoid all that news if they just stopped at the warning. This week I’m going back to something close to my usual layout. Still trying to get most of the fun and happy news (such as there is) first.

Links of the Week

Can’t Hurry Love: Rare Snail Finds Romance After Global Search.

The ACLU’s Donation Website Couldn’t Keep Up With Everyone Trying To Donate After Trump Won.

Dear Trump Supporter who says they love me.

News for queers and our allies:

“I'm not interested in being polite or heterosexual.”

“I’m not interested in being polite or heterosexual.”

Ian Thorpe On Coming Out: “I Always Thought Of It As A Negative”.

New Kids On The Block Singer Jonathan Knight Proposes To Boyfriend In Africa.

You have to see how people reacted when a trans woman’s car was graffitied with hate slurs.

Here’s How LGBTQ People Can Protect Themselves Before Trump Takes Office.

Baptist church in Dallas votes to accept LGBT members.


The Supermoon and Global Warming: A Taste of Things to Come.

Hubble Just Spotted an Enormous Bubble in Space. This actually happened back in April, but the article I linked to then didn’t have the pretty pictures.

Man dissolves after trying to soak in Yellowstone hot pool.

Scientists have measured the smallest fragment of time ever.

Seriously beautiful science cocktails will have you rethinking your alcohol choices.

Oil and Gas Industry Ensnarled in Spate of Oklahoma Earthquakes.

Thank Neanderthal and Denisovan genes for health and skin colour.

Physicists just discovered a second state of liquid water.

CERN boffins see strange … oh, wait, that’s just New Zealand moving 2m north.

How Teamwork Brings Home the Tuna in Lego Land.

Some Dinosaurs Were Iridescent.

Antarctic quest to find ‘oldest ice’.


Geologists discover how a tectonic plate sank.

Thousands of dead fish clogged a New York canal. Why?

Humans are still evolving – but in ways that might surprise you.

Huddled mice could change the way we think about evolution.

Watch How Slime Mold Smartly Crawls By Itself All Over Everything.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!

“Post Apocalyptic fiction has been moved to our Current Affairs section” — the Bookloft, Great Barrington, Mass

“Post Apocalyptic fiction has been moved to our Current Affairs section” — the Bookloft, Great Barrington, Mass


All the science fiction and fantasy novels you need to make it through winter.

Arrival shows there’s still room for literary science fiction films in Hollywood.

12 YA Books With Characters of Color and LGBTQ Characters.

This Week in Tech

How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour.

Facebook’s Fight Against Fake News Was Undercut by Fear of Conservative Backlash.

Culture war news:

LGBTQ People Are Scared About What Trump’s Victory Means for Them. Here’s Why.

God Magicked Donald Trump Into the White House, Says Pastor Who Doesn’t Get the Electoral College.

Which LGBT rights are on the chopping block?

Baptist Churches in Dallas, Austin Expelled Over LGBT-Affirming Stance.

A Survivor Of Gay Conversion Therapy Shares His Chilling Story.

On Day 1 President Donald Trump will take away Rights of The LGBTQ Community!

This Week in Fighting Back in the Culture War:

The Resistance: How to Defeat Donald Trump’s Plot Against America.

The Democrats must change – here’s how they can do it.


Progressives must lead the Democratic Party and develop its economic populism.

This Week in Difficult to Classify

HOLY FUCK THE ELECTION. This isn’t an article, it’s not quite a game… but go answer a few questions and get some answers…

This week in why the Electoral College must go


This week in Comments, Trolls, and Wankers

Twitter Just Banned a Bunch of Alt-Right Mouthpieces.

Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’.

This week in the deplorables

Gay man attacked by Trump fan who warned ‘my new president says we can kill all you f*ggots now’.

Trump is already consorting with a hate group.

If Your Election Postmortem Ignores Racism and Misogyny, It’s Probably Wrong.


‘An ape in heels’: WV officials slur Michelle Obama — and say Melania Trump will be ‘refreshing’.

Here’s Why It’s Fair—and Necessary—to Call Trump’s Chief Strategist a White Nationalist Champion.

Trump draws sharp rebuke, concerns over newly appointed chief White House strategist Stephen Bannon.

This Is Not Normal.

Bernie Sanders: Trump already breaking campaign promise to ‘drain the swamp’.

Trump Supporter Uses Japanese Internment Camps To Defend A Muslim Registry.

This week in Politics:

The Majority of American Voters Did Not Choose Trump for President.

Hillary Clinton Didn’t Shatter the Glass Ceiling.


Congressional GOP Pursues Codified Discrimination Against Range of Identities.

Terrorism deaths fall despite widening impact of attacks, global study reveals.

What the Hell Just Happened?

This Week in Hate Crimes

Hundreds of hate attacks recorded in US since election.

This map tracks where people are being harassed by Trump supporters.

Anti-Semitic propaganda was mailed to me at my home. This is not normal.


Robert Vaughn, ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Star, Dies at 83.

Robert Vaughn may be best known for ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ but he had a range of colors to display.

Gwen Ifill, Host Of ‘Washington Week’ And ‘PBS NewsHour,’ Dies.

Gwen Ifill, legendary PBS reporter, is dead at 61.

Farewell to the Irreplaceable Gwen Ifill.

Things I wrote:

Facing an existential threat yet again….

Stop saying ‘We’ll get through this’ because not everyone will.

Imagining hope.

Getting indicted, still faking it (badly), & other weekend updates.

Five months later, Pulse shooting still a gut punch.

Not forgotten.

I am a writer, have pity on my husband.

Just keep writing, just keep writing, cry when you need to, just keep writing.


Robbie Williams | Love My Life – Official Video:

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SAINT MOTEL – “Move” (Official Video):

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Alicia Keys – Blended Family (What You Do For Love) ft. A$AP Rocky:

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Passenger | When We Were Young (Official Video):

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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. For more than 20 years I edited and published 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 near Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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