Several friends have asked recently how I find all these links. Yeah, I do have way too much time on my hands during the summer, but I also have a bunch of RSS feeds up on MyYahoo. Here are a few that provide tons of links:
, from USA Today. She often finds some obscure stuff, and I like her dry sense of humor. She also makes me want to start reading comics.
, from Entertainment Weekly. Sometimes a bit *too* goofy, but I like that the two main bloggers put a lot of personality into it.
, from Salon. A feminism-focused blog, with an obviously liberal bent (fine by me.) The posts and links are usually good, though the talkbacks can be exasperating.
. Sure, you could go to the website, but the RSS feed is quite convenient.
I also grab many links from my flist. I do try to give credit, though sometimes I'll open a link in a new tab to read later, then forget where I originally found it. So if you're not credited, all apologies! Which brings me to... more linkspam.
-- Arrested Development is coming to syndication!
Unfortunately, it'll be on G4, which many people don't receive. Then again, I guess that's what the DVDs are for, no?
has compiled another list of cool/useful Firefox
extensions. Raise your hand if you find yourself unable to live (online) without Firefox. Keep 'em up if you have at least ten extensions already installed.
posted the handout from her Het Erotica Breakout Session
. FABULOUS. The examples given are het and taken from BTVS fic, but her tips are invaluable for anyone who writes NC-17 in any pairing, het or slash. And when I mentioned this to indigo419
last night, she pointed me toward this non-fandom blog
about writing erotica. Interesting stuff.
-- A rant against Project Runway
, specifically those profoundly annoying "Coming up ..." commercials.
-- The Ming-Na Measure
: A critic has determined that Ming-Na's mood at the TCA upfronts will gauge how successful her show will be. Quite funny, though I hope she's wrong about Vanished
, which I rather liked.
Speaking of Vanished
, I feel the urge to nitpick the Atlanta-related stuff in the pilot. ( Collapse )
My 'web annoyance of the day: sites that use auto-refresh. One of my favorite blogs has this incredibly obnoxious feature. If I go to another tab then come back later, I've lost my place. And if my (currently erratic) 'net connection fritzes out, I've lost the page altogether. I actually e-mailed them to ask how to turn it off, but I haven't heard back.
And finally... I just checked out Nobody's Watching
. Omigodsoadorable! I was always fairly neutral about Billy on BSG, but Paul Campbell owned me in this one. Overall, the pilot had promise, though it was almost too
meta, and some of the other actors played way too broadly and, well, sitcom-ish. If/when it shows up on NBC, I'll give it a shot, mostly because of the freakishly darling Paul "No Dad!" Campbell. Aww!