Since it’s Earth Day, here’s some fun earth facts for ya:
The Conservation Movement that brought things like national parks, environmental protections, Earth Day, etc. was in part because the immense popularity of feathered hats at the turn of the 20th century drove bird species to near extinction.
I had this moment when I realized that the Kvothe erotica fanfiction that I wrote for the WorldBuilders fundraiser was totally eligible for the Hugos. Totally.
Further, I realized that if I pointed that out to Patrick Rothfuss’s fans, there was actually a darn good chance it could make the ballot just because of the way the rules are structured. I laughed and laughed and laughed.
Then I told Pat…
I always find it so funny when people bitch about ‘forced diversity’.
because, like, once you work retail you start to see just how different everybody is.
for example, the other day I greeted a woman I was ringing up and started asking her the usual questions we’re supposed to…
I had a wonderful series of emails with my Japanese translator, Fumiyo Harashima, who wanted to make certain that she got all the period details right in the text. I love this sort of thing. We actually wound up doing a small alteration in the text to make it play better for a Japanese audience. Seriously, only one line, because we couldn’t rely on an understanding of all things British.