I had a lovely conversation (first time in real time!) with anthrochica
tonight. We got to confirm our mutual suspicions about each others' accents (apparently about right), talk grad school (not as much as I expected), avoid politics (rather well), exchange all sorts of creative book and extracurricular reading suggestions (see below) and try to work out if she friended me first or vice versa (we couldn't figure it out).
Among the other conversational detritus, I realized I needed to keep a list of things we talked about so I could share the links. Here it is:
The Brunching Shuttlecocks
no longer make new material, but their Geek Hierarchy
is worth understanding, and explains the Furry culture
(oh my god, what is a fursona
Christian preachy homophobic evangelical variant of which came up today
Speaking of furries (no, this wasn't the whole conversation, though it was probably the part where I laughed the hardest) -- we'd both somehow gotten a free copy of Wild Animus
(I love that the publisher is called "Too Far" -- I should say so!). Then I remembered that exterra
had released that copy
, panning it. (If you'd like to join BookCrossing
, tell 'em I
We also talked about boobirdsfly
's difficult role as Nadezda in Srbjana Biljanovic's Family Stories
, and how it was difficult to watch, because it was so scary after the elections.
My last note -- though not the end of the conversation, just where I stopped making notes -- was to mention Roger Zelazny's Amber
series, which I should really revisit, and to have recommended to me the His Dark Materials
series. All in all, a good conversation. I wish we could have it in person.