I like your style, Vancouver

Guerrilla art is in the news, as citizens of Vancouver are petitioning to "Bring back Boner Satan". He was only up for a few hours before city workers removed him, but the unauthorized public sculpture of Satan giving the devil horns salute and grabbing his erect penis that some enterprising artist managed to *ahem*… » 9/15/14 12:35pm 9/15/14 12:35pm

In her own words: more on the Irish abortion refusal and c-section

The woman at the centre of the case has given an interview with the Irish Times. The upshot as I read it, she was seriously jerked around and lied to. » 8/19/14 7:13am 8/19/14 7:13am

Crowdsource: exercise for the injured?

I'm still recovering from a fall where I sprained one ankle and seriously bruised the other knee (I didn't break anything, but I'm lucky I didn't break anything), but I'm reaching the limit of feeling like I really really need at least a bit of exercise aside from gentle stretching. If I had access to a pool I'd be… » 4/22/14 5:23pm 4/22/14 5:23pm

Because "fanfic" is a description, not an insult.

I know I'm not the only one a bit annoyed with the the typical sloppiness of terminology in the recent main page post new crappy fiction being "sloppy fanfic", considering the comments. ("Fanfic" , of course, is a descriptor of a work's relation to another work, not a marker of quality. Yes, the quality of E. L.… » 4/19/14 3:27pm 4/19/14 3:27pm