FINALLY did my Yuletide letter, embarrassingly belated. inmyriadbits
and I have an old friend -- *very* old, we've known her since kindergarten -- staying with us temporarily, and her boyfriend and their adorable whippet. It's great seeing her, but it's sort of put a hamper on my fannish activities. I'm now three weeks behind on Person of Interest, for example - I miss you guys! - and my inbox is a little terrifying.
Some things I *have* read and enjoyed recently:Study finds TV shows with ethnically diverse casts, writers have higher ratings
This is *fascinating*, and makes complete sense to me, but it's nice to get some hard data to support what was just a personal theory.Fan is a Tool-Using Animal
Lovely recording of a conference presentation by the guy who runs Pinboard, talking about how the fannish migration post-Delicious completely turned his opinion of us around. He's a very sincere speaker and his retelling of the Epic GoogleDoc of Doom made me laugh, plus he has some interesting observations about fandom as a user population in general.Something Fishy
: I was delighted to find last night that there are not one, but TWO sequels for this. For the uninitiated, it's a Clint/Coulson story where they first meet while Coulson is thought MIA/KIA, but has actually been turned into an octopus by the bad guy. Cracky candy, for reals, but perfectly tuned and heavily leavened with Clint feels and silly comic book science.User Since
: I expect most people have read this already, but if you haven't, DO SO IMMEDIATELY. Bring kleenex, and all your feelings about fandom and community. You will not regret it.Rule Two
: someone finally wrote fake-dating fic for Sleepy Hollow, and it is *perfect*. Totally gen, totally in-character, and totally adorable.This entry was originally posted at http://spatz.dreamwidth.org/112118.html. Please comment there using OpenID.