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Bᴬᴿᴼᴺ ᵛᵒᵑ Wᴵᴼᴺ @wion@writing.exchange

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Divinin' Tᴴᴱ Bᴬᴿᴼᴺ ? Cast the bones, deal the cards, or gaze into me limpid pool of tags.

(obscure is good)
(doing my own)
(naturalist at heart)
(my exit plan)
(long-form especially)
(broad interests)
(dark ecology stuff lately)
(my opium)
(would like to attain it)
(in everything)

Free-thinkin'. Non-conformin'. Believin' in the barter system, and doin' it yourself.

Settle it with axes

The vikings are dominating in the snow sports. I'm good with that.

And as if we needed a silver ball-peen to the skull (and we probably do)💀 ...

“This year’s observations confirm that the Arctic shows no signs of returning to the reliably frozen state it was in just a decade ago.”

We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years


Except we already surpassed the 2° increase by climate sensitivity alone (the momentum of carbon already released but which impacts are not felt yet).

The Paris Agreement was nothing but a headline.

#Salon.com will now let you avoid seeing ads if you allow them to mine #cryptocurrency with your computer's unused cycles. (Their drug of choice is Monero.) salon.com/about/faq-what-happe

What could *possibly* go wrong?

After the ten-thousandth time of losing carefully written copy because I cut it and forgot to paste it again due to being side-tracked in 5 different places of editing, I'm reminded how badly I need a better clip-board application.

The answer to the question, btw, is big island isolation from rest of the world, temperate climate (for now), expansive undeveloped property (which they’re buying to ensure stays that way), and insane amounts of fresh water.

Hopefully the Maori people can take back their land from this new kind of colonist.

The rest of us? The long proximity struggle. Fighting it out tooth and claw for dwindling vital resources.

Could be a good idea to get a big sturdy sailboat and become pirate.

"Everywhere I go, I’m asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them."

— Flannery O'Connor

"To escape criticism: say nothing, do nothing, be nothing."

– Elbert Hubbard

Dean recommended (in 2009)...

FINAL EDITION: Twilight of the American Newspaper


Gosh, I have a LOT of tabs open, and I don't want to close any of them. What is up with that crazy?!

The wonderful bottles of wine I buy at the market up the street are the same price as the tiny focking espressos sold at the boulangerie. France, you're nuts.

Granted, people don't like that because, at the very least, it's generally clear from the aesthetic offset and design of the blockquote that it's quoted material. To which I agree. CSS can be wielded powerfully by the Sith.

But that does't make it orthographically correct.

So do what you feel you must, Sith apprentice, but I'd counsel that enlightenment awaits for those who are both aesthetically aware AND orthographically correct.

I've seen a lot of interpretations of doing multi-para blockquotes on the web, but none that actually do them correctly if CMoS etc is the measure, and they should be.

When quoting multi-paras, each para before the last has a leading quote but not an ending, until the last.

The markup:


The essential CSS:

blockquote p:before { content: '‟'; }
blockquote p:last-child:after { content: '”'; }

Style the rest to theme or flavour.

Still haven't seen Blade Runner 2049 yet, and still want to badly.

Public Courtesy Announcement No. 385b2:

It is NOT obligatory or remotely polite/respectful/honorable or whatever kinked up logic you have to share a tweet here that simply points to an article somewhere else, like that other roach hotel, Medium. Just toot the damn link yourself like you read the article and are sharing it, FFS. Nobody will know different.


I love that one. We should do more of that. Invent our own interpretation of evolution and linguistics.