Friday Links (questions that aren’t really questions edition)

It’s Friday! We’re at the very end of March. Wow. The year is whizzing by and we’re behind on everything!

We’re still packing like crazy and looking for a new place to live. My husband is recovering from his surgery. The doctor is happy with how things are going. My hubby is getting a bit impatient. I’m not sure I’m doing a good job of convincing him not to push himself too hard. Camp Nanowrimo starts tomorrow and usually I’m the one nagging friends to do it, but I don’t think I’ll have much time for writing this next month.

Anyway, here are the links I found interesting this week, sorted into categories. You will notice it is a shorter collection than usual.

Links of the Week

Gender Analysis: No More Rachel Dolezals.

Baby otter’s first time in the water.

Happy News!

Seattle Dreamer released after more than six weeks in custody.

This week in what the Frak?

CNY students upset after being asked to defend Nazis, Holocaust for homework.

This week in the World

Merkel party wins state vote as election year starts.

Survey Finds Foreign Students Aren’t Applying to American Colleges.

This week in Fonts

60 fonts you should never use on your book cover design. I understand where they are coming from, but 1) Never say never, and 2) a couple of these are perfectly good if you know what you’re doing.


Expanding super bubble of gas detected around massive black holes in the early universe.

Why Aren’t All Members of a Species the Same? Exploring the Pangenome.

Backwards asteroid shares an orbit with Jupiter without crashing.

Largest-Ever Dinosaur Footprint Found in Australia’s Jurassic Park.

‘Sightings’ of extinct Tasmanian tiger prompt search in Queensland.

Spiders are everywhere. And they could eat all of us in under a year.

The World’s Rarest and Most Ancient Dog Has Just Been Re-Discovered in the Wild.

Australia Just Experienced Some Stunning Southern Lights.

How Mars lost its atmosphere, and why Earth didn’t.

The Mysterious Origin of Our Galaxy’s Gold.

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!

Neil Gaiman Has Been Thinking a Lot About the End of the World Lately.

This week in crooks who used to be politicians

Angela Rye Calls Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh A Bigot To His Face.

Ex-Rep. Aaron Schock Alleges FBI Had His Staffer Wear A Wire, Steal Docs.

Culture war news:

YouTube Restricts LGBTQ+ Content to “Protect Children” and Pisses Me the F*ck Off.

Felony Charges for 2 Who Secretly Filmed Planned Parenthood.

Anti-LGBT Activists Launch Complaint Campaign Against Vimeo Over Reported Ban On Ex-Gay Torture Videos.

LGBTQ Rights Groups Slam Discriminatory Late Night Deal to Repeal HB2 Ahead of NCAA Deadline.

This Week in the Resistance:

Dear Republican Members of Congress….

This Week Regarding the Lying Liar:

Hate Crimes: Where Is The Response?

Trump steps in to keep 30-year-old NSC aide.

News about the Fascist Regime:

Sean Spicer Tells Journalist April Ryan to ‘Stop Shaking Your Head’ During Press Briefing.

2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports.

Pence Breaks Tie in Senate on Planned Parenthood Funding Vote, Because Of Course He Does.

This week in Politics:

For sale: Your private browsing history.

This Is Almost Certainly James Comey’s Twitter Account.

Chuck Todd: GOP alliances ‘dramatically breaking down’ despite being majority in Congress.

This Week in Racists, White Nationalists, and the deplorables

It’s 2017 and American Nazis Are Still Cowards.

This Week in Hate Crimes

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Possible Terror Plot Against 2016 West Hollywood Pride Parade.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 3/25/2017: Fake healthcare, fake dealmaker.

Sunday Funnies, part 23.

Everything I need to know about responding to reviews of my books I learned from my choral directors.

What if someone says my book is racist/ sexist/ homophobic/ et cetera?

Handling feedback, critique, and suggestions for your book.

“YOU must be oppressed because WE are terrible people”.


SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING – Official Trailer #2 (HD):

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 Extended TV Spot #6 – Fate (2017):

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