The existence of Kylo Ren implies the existence of Kylo Stimpy.— Obi Wan Punobi (@ObiWanPunobi) December 28, 2019
via Twitter https://twitter.com/ObiWanPunobi
December 28, 2019 at 08:43AM
The reason fandom gets unpleasant is that some people let their love of a thing define them. Then criticism of that thing becomes criticism of them. Love things. Enjoy things. But try not to make it your entire identity. It can be a part of you, but it shouldn’t be all of you.— Daanish Syed (@_DaanishSyed) December 22, 2019
the scholastic book fair is where you first became class conscious. think about it.— 🔳 (@qgotnorings) December 26, 2019
The most depressing part of LITTLE WOMEN (1869) is not when Beth dies but when Jo's short story wins a prize of $100, reminding any fellow writers reading the book that freelance rates have remained roughly stable SINCE THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA— Jennifer Morrow (@jenniferemorrow) December 27, 2019
This whole thread from Spotify's CEO is wonderful and inspiring. https://t.co/GPxYucHoPT— Laurent Parenteau (@laurent_parente) December 27, 2019
I get where it’s coming from, but it is simply too great a burden for a Flash Gordon homage to carry. Love it, hate it, indifferent to it, Star Wars cannot be all things to all people.— A. Lee Martinez (@ALeeMartinez) December 26, 2019
It has always been the case that some things are incompatible with professionalism. Civility isn't a fix. Even if the bigots are "nice," their very presence in the space assaults the marginalized. There's no *nice* way to force people to endure those who would do them harm.— N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin) December 26, 2019
Disney exec: Have a seat Mr. Weinberg. I'm told you have a pitch for us.— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) December 26, 2019
Me: Yes. A remake of the original Star Wars trilogy. (intentional silence)
Disney exec: Um... Yeah? That's not... gonna happen.
Me: starring The Muppets
many people are mad at me for observing that because he works Christmas and all of his movements are tracked by the US government, Santa is Muslim— yennefer of vengabus (@AliceAvizandum) December 25, 2019
Picard management tip: Show crew members how impressed you are with their accomplishments. Validation matters.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) December 19, 2019
Something I wish the pearl clutching parents reading YA understood:— Hillary Monahan (@HillaryMonahan) December 16, 2019
your kids are different people when you leave the room.
totally different people.
No, I'm serious.
Reminder. A blue check mark doesn't make you smart or insightful. #thatisall— Philmonger (@phillipmbailey) December 14, 2019
I make about 17 cents on 99 cent ebooks and 34 cents on 1.99 ebooks. Just saying - this is why most authors aren't rich unless they sell huge numbers.— Kameron Hurley (@KameronHurley) December 13, 2019
"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." --Isaac Asimov— Laurent Parenteau (@laurent_parente) December 9, 2019
If I had one word of advice baby yoda it would be to watch out for those seagulls! https://t.co/JkJHbnGdi4— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) December 1, 2019
Picard management tip: Give the most interesting assignments to other crew members, not yourself. That's how people stay engaged.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) December 4, 2019
I wish I could be motivated to care about who receives the sinecure of directing our local Startup Kabuki Theater.— Jay Garmon (@jaygarmon) December 3, 2019
And I say this as someone who helped launch a local accelerator. We're attacking this problem from the wrong direction. https://t.co/LAAT7G84BJ
Some excellent thoughts on simple (and reasonable) steps Louisville and Kentucky can take to create an innovation economy. This is especially true in healthcare. https://t.co/k5A769BU8Q— Ben Keeton (@benkeeton) December 3, 2019
Call me old-fashioned, but I’m of the mind that titles like “thought leader,” “guru,” or “expert,” should be bestowed on you by others. The act of claiming them for yourself undermines the appellation.— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) December 3, 2019
When I was a child, I thought the "adult drink" was coffee.— Anna Brandberg (@annabrandberg) December 1, 2019
When I became a teenager, I thought the "adult drink" was beer.
As an adult, I've realised the "adult drink" is in fact... water.
I still think about this and laugh, every single day. https://t.co/4owdnOtNiS— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole_Cliffe) December 1, 2019
Picture yourself going up to a writer you’ve never met before face-to-face at a party and saying, “Hi! I really don’t like your work. I think you’re a terrible writer.”— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) November 30, 2019
Such a dick move! You wouldn’t do that, right? SO WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU DO IT ONLINE ITS THE SAME DAMN THING
Ewoks, some of the most despised inhabitants of the Star Wars universe, are the only ones who use multi-domain operations in any of the movies: indirect fire, offensive obstacles, close air support, ground attack, psyop, and information operations. https://t.co/L0A9KptE5u— Angry Staff Officer (@pptsapper) November 28, 2019
Being an active listener and a generous creative partner to the other people at the table is more important than being quick-witted or amazing at character voices. https://t.co/oJ8RS6sCti— Don 🔜 PAX Unplugged 🔥🎲🔥 (@DonathinFrye) November 24, 2019
It's your job as a player to figure out why your character gives a shit about the plot/group/quest.— Susanah Grace 🔜 PAXU (@SusanahGrace) November 24, 2019
"It's what my character would do" is not an excuse to derail/refuse to participate https://t.co/8PsEqXKJ7p
“Show don’t tell” is bad advice, it turns the narrator into a camera, it should really be “perceive don’t describe.” Filter sense through a character so we learn what’s important to the character and what they notice— Seth J. Dickinson (@sethjdickinson) November 24, 2019
absurd timescales!— Emily Tesh (@emilytesh_uk) November 24, 2019
no, your royal family has not been in power for a thousand years. your knightly order has not existed for four thousand years, either. why does no one know how long a thousand years is. https://t.co/M2QPvTLv3I
Much of "healthy/clean eating" is actually rich white people's aesthetic preferences masquerading as health advice. https://t.co/aPgjzUFu3E— Nick Beaudrot (@nbeaudrot) November 23, 2019
DIE HARD is absolutely a Christmas movie but LETHAL WEAPON - which climaxes with a man finding salvation (while covered with water) on Christmas Eve - is even more so. https://t.co/S7IwJs4OpF— Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew) November 24, 2019
My generation is going to talk about the early days of the Internet the way Boomers talk about the 50s & it’s going to be gross the way we fall into the same trap they did:— A Cat In The Lonesome October (@catvalente) November 22, 2019
Assuming that the good old days of the world somehow magically align with the good old days of our youths
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Machine learning is a bit like cocaine in the 1880s:— Reuben Binns (@RDBinns) November 14, 2019
- been used in a weaker form for centuries
- some surprisingly successful early applications led to it now being over-prescribed
- beginning to understand that performance degrades after repeated use, negative feedback loops
I do not call it a "To Do" list anymore.— PrairiePhlox (@PrairiePhlox) November 14, 2019
I use the much more motivational phrase "Murder Board"
Hey, so, here is a thing you should never, EVER say to a writer. No, not even then. No, especially not then:— Seanan McGuire (@seananmcguire) November 14, 2019
"You should be writing."
It’s less about giving my kids a perfect childhood and more about not giving them ample material to share with their therapists when they’re adults.— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) November 14, 2019
please have non-alcoholic drink options at your holiday events and always refrain from asking people why they are not drinking— The best Thanksgiving is in October (@karenkho) November 12, 2019
Marriage 101: If your wife says, “I’m not mad but,” you’re about to have your ass handed to you.— Scary Mommy (@ScaryMommy) October 29, 2019
Them: What inspires you to get up every day and get out of bed?— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) October 25, 2019
Me: My bladder mostly.
If you’ve ever read Dracula you *must* go through this incredible livetweet. (Contains: many correct opinions on Mina) https://t.co/cmZBZqFYh1— Amy Dallen (@enthusiamy) November 9, 2019
You can replace the term "distributed ledgers" with "shared Excel sheets" in 90% of talk about blockchain and finance. https://t.co/AE48JnEqq4— Tracy Alloway (@tracyalloway) November 5, 2019
MY DAUGHTER: OK, GenX.— Mat Johnson (@mat_johnson) November 5, 2019
[I pull the car over to the curb]
ME: Listen Zoomer, as long as the Millennials and the Boomers are at war, we have a truce. But make no mistake, GenX is nihilistic af and if you step to us we will let you drown in student loan debt.
Just popping in to remind you that neither your life nor your career is an escalator, a steady and measured journey that takes you in a promised straight line, ever moving higher. They're more like a bounce house. Up, down, sideways, a moment's rest, a kick in the head, chaos.— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) November 5, 2019
Your takes about Kentucky, McConnell and Trump will only be sound if you first understand people — even Republicans! — simply just straight up hate Matt Bevin.— Erin Keane (@eekshecried) November 6, 2019
Picard management tip: Don't try to go at maximum speed all the time. You'll burn out your engines.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) November 2, 2019
“America is exceptional” we said as we forced Native Americans on the Trail of Tears, kept human beings as property, slouched through Jim Crow, interned Japanese-Americans. “This is not who we are” we cried as we put Trump in power, permitted each new horror, consequence free.— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) November 2, 2019
i have watched hundreds of videos like this, each time thinking “yes i can fold stuff like this and it will make me better” but i never do and it never does https://t.co/5YpCpnCd0d— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) October 26, 2019
A president who can’t be prosecuted for crimes committed in office is a king. A president who can pardon himself is a king. We don’t have kings here.— Joe Dunman (@JoeDunman) October 25, 2019
If you could swap your main character for another and have the same story, the character isn’t there yet. https://t.co/7So7fM3dVs— The Gwendagorgon 🗣🌻🌈 (@Gwenda) October 23, 2019
I will suggest to you that a governing class allowed to openly self-deal without consequence serves as an inspiration to all that law is meaningless and only greed matters. https://t.co/QPZ4ssCugJ— Joe Dunman (@JoeDunman) October 18, 2019
When I saw Oprah interview Michelle Obama, Oprah asked how Michelle got over feeling intimidated sitting at big tables filled with smart, powerful men and Michelle said, “You realize pretty quickly that a lot of them aren’t that smart.” I think about that quote every single day.— Heidi Stevens (@HeidiStevens13) October 16, 2019
If they really want to cut down on teen pregnancy, everyone should be required to watch my kids for a week while I take a trip to the Bahamas. That’ll do it.— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) October 17, 2019
As a freelancer, whenever I'm offered a gig, a question I'm learning to ask myself is: "Would I have actively sought out or pursued this opportunity?" If not, I should think twice about taking that job.— James L. Sutter (@jameslsutter) October 15, 2019
if you're intelligent congratulations on being tortured by the unending hell of existence every minute of every day— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) October 12, 2019
so tired of these snowflakes judging Columbus for all of his murder and torture based on the standards of our time, such as *adjusts glasses* King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, who stripped him of governorship and imprisoned him for gross brutality— dad tired (@markpopham) October 14, 2019
1) Have a way to cook food that doesn't involve electricity. My advice is to get one of these, I did and I swear by it. Fuel is cheap and readily available at Walmart or other similar stores with a camping section https://t.co/akfNk0lkcN— Josh Ellis (@jzellis) October 9, 2019
“I’m not good enough.”— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) October 6, 2019
-Implies this is as good as you will ever be
-Does not acknowledge your hard work
-Ends your journey
Punching the ground and declaring “I...I must get stronger!” like in anime
-Recognizes how far you’ve come
-Useful for defeating the Demon King
So, I made a little animation trying to explain how herd immunity works.— Robert Rohde (@RARohde) October 2, 2019
When enough of the population has been vaccinated, a disease is no longer able to spread effectively, protecting even the unvaccinated. The percentage needed varies with the disease.#VaccinesSaveLives pic.twitter.com/bf8FlErEdO
Things I care about: How far along into the fund are you, how much has your fund returned so far, how quick do you need to see returns, and what signalling happens in the market with you as an investor?— Joshua Kozak (@CoachKozak) October 6, 2019
Things VC's think I care about: Help with product / market vision
5 ways to spot health sites you should avoid— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) October 4, 2019
1. Claims about pH balancing
2. Mediums are mentioned as part of health
3. Anti vaccine information
4. Selling you product along with information
5. Recommend homeopathy
Apparently I'm not supposed to refer to the proposed new open office design as "soft Ikea panopticon".— The Bi-badook (@inaneenglish) October 3, 2019
The confusing thing about reality is not that there are no heroes and villains, but that there actually *are* villains. And yet the people fighting against them are flawed and complicated and sometimes shitty. We can't sit around waiting for a shining hero. There's just... us.— Charlie Jane Anders, Our Opinions Are Correct (@charliejane) September 29, 2019
Reminder that Star Trek's boldest claim about the future is that videoconferencing between starships of races who've never met before will just work perfectly every time.— Dave Anderson (@dave_universetf) September 28, 2019
Why is it 'managing remote employees' instead of 'remotely managing employees' ? In the end, both side are remote from each others. ☯️ https://t.co/ffI02gsKTy— Laurent Parenteau (@laurent_parente) September 27, 2019
The five stages of climate denial:— Prof. Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) September 26, 2019
1/ it’s not happening + you scientists are making it up for the $
2/ it’s not humans
3/ warmer is better! bring it on
4/ adapting is cheaper than cutting carbon and ... geoengineering!
5/ it’s too late. You scientists really shdv told us earlier
Freelancers: Don't play this game. Ever. For anyone. https://t.co/hy2hMk0Ha7— Ian Frisch (@IanFrisch) September 26, 2019
The trouble with “move fast and break things” is that the people saying it never intend that *their* things get broken — they want to break *your* stuff, and the repair bill isn’t their problem.— Charlie Stross (@cstross) September 25, 2019
Your cyberpunk name is basically just your name because I mean look around at this shit— Matt Wallace (@MattFnWallace) September 24, 2019
writing is cool because the more you write the more you learn, but the more you learn the higher your standards raise, so despite making progress it feels like you’ve gone nowhere haha that’s neat— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) September 23, 2019
Every guy's a sapiosexual until he meets a woman who is smarter than he is— The Maine Millennial (@MaineMillennial) September 21, 2019
Her ship's engine ran on boredom.— A Small Fiction (@ASmallFiction) September 21, 2019
She saw the stars in fits and starts, stranded when a wonder caught her attention.
But when it wandered, so did she.
But for real, how do we expect people to apologize well when we’re still associating contrition with cowardice— Sonnet the Hedgehog (@germyradin) September 20, 2019
One thing people don't talk much about is a Medicare-for-all plan would spur a renaissance of entrepreneurship in the US.— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 18, 2019
I started a business about a year ago so I've talked to a lot of other people thinking about it recently and their #1 concern is getting health insurance
Given how messed up the publishing industry is and how little it actually pays to write books, I’m kind of amazed by how many people still want to be professional writers. Economists who believe that humans make rational choices are wrong, we follow our dreams— Malinda Lo (@malindalo) September 17, 2019
When you saw only one set of footprints in the sand,— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) September 17, 2019
It was then you realized,
That you had ranged too far from the main body of heavy infantry,
And made yourself intensely vulnerable,
To enemy light cavalry patrols.
Picard engineering tip: Maintenance of existing systems is just as important as building new capabilities.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) September 16, 2019
"Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later that debt is paid." #Chernobyl— Daniel José Older (@djolder) September 16, 2019
Working in a creative field is weird because there's no universal term for "success." Is it being rich and famous? Is it producing bestsellers? Is it just being able to do this full time? I only bring this up because defining that for yourself goes a long way to keeping motivated— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) September 15, 2019
Picard management tip: Error is the great teacher, memorable and valuable. Embrace it. Let it educate you.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) September 15, 2019
Picard management tip: Admitting one's failures is a sign of confidence and strength. It reassures others that failing is okay.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) September 12, 2019
Remember, kids, complaining about lack of civility is just code for "The wrong people just won't shut the fuck up" https://t.co/mfn8R70v4A— John Scalzi (@scalzi) September 10, 2019
if you could hear a goose’s thoughts it’d just be nonstop Final Fantasy VII battle music— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) September 6, 2019
Asking men to do better is not misandry.— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) September 7, 2019
Saying that men should be able to treat women like human beings is the opposite of hating men.
What’s hateful and insulting is the assumption that men are born violent and cannot change-
-and that comes from conservatism, not feminism.
Macbeth: Is this a dagger I see before me?— Delaney King Optimize Prime-atives (@delaneykingrox) August 8, 2019
DM: Roll for perception.
hey @netflix where’s the category something to watch while I fuck around on my phone— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) August 25, 2019
There are more governors who’ve have apologized for black face than black governors... https://t.co/M7o0rAE5hP— K Tully-McManus (@ktullymcmanus) August 30, 2019
Good morning. Global politics is dominated by a greed-crazy death cult and there's no way to stop them in time to save the planet. Have an excellent Thursday!— Joe Dunman (@JoeDunman) August 22, 2019
The front page of the NYT right now looks like one of those pre-election parodies about what a Trump administration would be like. pic.twitter.com/hyKwjvKROt— Michelle Goldberg (@michelleinbklyn) August 21, 2019
If Barack Obama looked to the sky and said ‘I’m the chosen one’, even as a joke(which this wasn’t), everyone at Fox News would look like they just peeked inside the Ark of the Covenant. https://t.co/bfxkxWkL44— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 21, 2019
It's actually pretty cool and healthy that we're having broader conversations in the SF/F genre about the fact that some of our foundational commercial texts are creepy-- not merely "of their time," but downright authoritarian and eliminationist.— Scott Lynch (@scottlynch78) August 21, 2019
Miles is animated at a rate of 12fps while the rest of the movie is 24fps. This provides a clunkier Miles as he works to find out who he is. As Miles continues through the movie, his animation slowly matches up with Peter B. Parker as he is settling into his new role. Masterpiece https://t.co/6U4SzCrU2p— Aniq ⎊ (@RaniqDesigns) August 19, 2019
I've been taking notes:— Judge - Ixtab Media Ambassador and Daemon (@IxtabMedia) August 15, 2019
*Challenge people who won't debate you so you win
*subtly dehumanise them so when they react you can say they're being hostile
*tell them what they believe, lie
*talk really fast without saying anything
*make up statistics but demand peer review sources
Picard management tip: Humility without confidence is sheepishness. Confidence without humility is arrogance.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) August 15, 2019
Paying your dues = doing the work to learn your craft. Taking the time to gain the knowledge and experience you need.— Jim C. Hines (@jimchines) August 11, 2019
Paying your dues =/= suffering various indignities just because those who came before you did. Or putting up with disrespect, harassment, or abuse.
Americans will always find it easier to accept elaborate conspiracy theories than accept than the way the system treats people is freakishly reckless and inhuman.— WhatFreshHellIsThisHat (@Popehat) August 10, 2019
The great thing about writing is..... uhhhhh. Hmm. Like. The good thing about writing is how... you know. Shit. Fuck. God damn it.— Pat "Knife Museum" Gill (@Pizza_Suplex) August 7, 2019
Those who purport to be an expert at all things are only an expert at embellishing.— Joshua Kozak (@CoachKozak) August 4, 2019
But actual academic research shows that mental health symptoms (depression, anxiety, PTSD etc) are NOT strongly related to gun violence (Lu & Temple, 2019). https://t.co/4v9o3pSN6W— Caroline Chen (@CarolineYLChen) August 4, 2019
Picard civics tip: Being angry does not make you right. It also does not make you wrong. Question what you are fighting for.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) August 4, 2019
It's so cute how guys who like sports cosplay as their favorite characters— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) August 2, 2019
It’s all very well using WW2 analogies to say we will get through Brexit, ‘spirit of the blitz’ and all that, but can you imagine how shit the atmosphere would have been in the air raid shelters if you looked around and realised that about half the people had voted for the bombs?— Jonathan Norris (@jonnorris12) August 1, 2019
Somebody called Marianne Williamson "Chakra Con" and I have to sit down 😂😂😂😂— Affleck's Scorpio Moon (@karaisshort) July 31, 2019
UNITED STATES: lol in china they pretend nothing happened at tiananmen square!— PubicZirconium 🌈💎🚩💎🌈 (@PubicZirconium) July 31, 2019
UNITED STATES HISTORY EDUCATION: and the indians taught the colonists how to grow corn = )
“If you wanted to be that sick then you should’ve made yourself successful enough to afford it.” - America— Matt Wallace (@MattFnWallace) August 1, 2019
Person 1: welcome home. Did you have a good day looking at screens at work?— Paul Musgrave (@profmusgrave) July 29, 2019
Person 2: yes, my screens were good. How were your screens?
1: they were less good, so I’d like to watch something on the big screen in our house.
2: okay, but I might use my small screen while we watch.
life is a series of getting hit in ways you didn't think you could get hit, then learning to recover in ways you never thought you could recover, until you are a regenerating, fast-healing monstrosity, cackling darkly as you arise from all setbacks, drinking in your foes' despair— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) July 27, 2019
being raised by non-abusive parents who did a good job is a massive form of privilege— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole_Cliffe) July 25, 2019
Picard management tip: Most conflict arises out of confusion. Clarify quickly before weapons power up.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) July 23, 2019
This is blowing my mind and I'm going to need to edit a bunch of dialogue from my Brit characters because WHAT DO YOU MEAN 'QUITE' DOESN'T MEAN 'VERY'??? https://t.co/OmaHIfCknQ— Lindsay E N Wells (@Lindsay_Wells_) July 21, 2019
At nearly every key transformative moment in U.S. history, roughly one-third of our citizens have fought against this change. During Revolutionary War, 1/3 wanted to stay with monarchy. During Civil War, 1/3 wanted to keep slavery. During civil rights, 1/3 fought against equality— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) July 19, 2019
Men on the internet: women owe men sex and affection. Women who reject men deserve to be punished.— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) July 16, 2019
Also men on the internet: sluts deserve to die.
Also men on the internet: women who have sex don't deserve reproductive agency.
Also men on the internet: why don't women like me?
Picard morality tip: The moment you consider yourself morally superior to someone due to your genetics is the moment you prove you are not.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) July 16, 2019
real nice worldbuilding you have here— Sam Sykes (@SamSykesSwears) July 16, 2019
sure would be a shame if someone were to put some
characters in it
You’re not going to frighten anti-intellectuals with being “on the wrong side of history.” History is one of those things in books they don’t read.— Myke Cole (@MykeCole) July 13, 2019
We have to make them believe they’re on the wrong side of right fucking now.
I don't know who needs to read this but every scrap of writing advice you've ever heard/read is simply an interesting opinion that might not apply to your work— C.L. Polk (@clpolk) July 10, 2019
today is the anniversary that colonel sanders shot a guy to become the king of kentucky gas station chicken pic.twitter.com/5okeOMmhFr— rudy mustang (@rudy_mustang) July 11, 2019
TUESDAY. Life can feel like a sunk cost fallacy: we get in a rut, and think we've paid our dues in this rut and so in this rut we must remain. But every day is a new start. A day to build wings and escape. Into the sky like a bird. Where you can poop on the cars of stupid people— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) July 9, 2019
name a more crushing blow than "this is a great start!" from your editor, i'll wait— Tess Koman (@tessie_the_mess) July 9, 2019
I love how being an adult is just saying "But after this week things will slow down a bit again" to yourself until you die— Kramski (@kramski) July 8, 2019
A man has a 7 story home worth $77m in the middle of Manhattan, and no one knows how he makes his money.— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) July 9, 2019
Where I’m from you get a new car and you ain’t got a job, law enforcement is sitting outside your house taking pictures.
Why Netflix cancels many of their popular shows after two seasons despite their popularity and critical acclaim. pic.twitter.com/I0iVAIdPM3— Matthew A. Cherry 🏁 (@MatthewACherry) July 9, 2019
Picard engineering tip: Even if computers can talk now, remember how deeply stupid they are.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) July 9, 2019
Picard social tip: A Vulcan can laugh. A Klingon can soothe. A Ferengi can give. Your preconceptions are not facts.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) July 8, 2019
"The singularity" is a hypothetical point at which books about AI will constitute 100 per cent of nonfiction publishing. It's nearer than we think.— Sam Leith 🐝 (@questingvole) July 5, 2019
ME: "So there were some kids our age--"— James L. Sutter (@jameslsutter) July 6, 2019
FRIEND: "We're thirty-five."
ME: "Okay, there were some youngish adults our age--"
FRIEND: "We are THIRTY. FIVE."
ME: "AUGH FINE THERE WERE SOME GROWN-ASS ADULTS LIKE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.
today is the 7th anniversary of san diego accidentally setting off their entire show at the same time, resulting in the funniest and most efficient fireworks show ever— tiger swan lady (@mrs_hippiequeen) July 4, 2019
(CAUTION: LOUD 😂) pic.twitter.com/4qJ2h63HFy
An anime is defined not by whether it's Japanese animation, but whether it's 65% enjoyable and 35% embarrassing. A live-action French film can be anime. A first date that's going fine until he starts crying about his ex is anime— kitty cat career counselor🔥🔴 (@rajandelman) June 30, 2019
The whole thread, but this resonates with me. I'm a 50-something cishet white dude and *I* stayed away from "fandom" and SFF cons because they seemed like places only those who knew all the secret signs were welcome. https://t.co/qxSEEu5zyt— John Appel (@oldscout) June 26, 2019
RULES FOR DATING MY DAUGHTER— Bertrand Russell Terrier (@BeRusTerr) June 26, 2019
1 Do not injure my daughter or thru inaction allow my daughter to come to harm
2 Obey orders given by my daughter unless they conflict w 1st Law
3 Protect your own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the 1st or 2nd Law
"You are the Chosen One, whose task it is-"— Micro SF/F stories (@MicroSFF) June 16, 2019
"Does it pay?"
"This task, is it paid? Or is it for experience, exposure?"
"It is to save the world!"
"Cool, cool, so not paid. Are you paid?"
"We Solemn Guardians of-"
"Because if you are, I should be too."
Picard sociology tip: Those who rise to power by embracing ignorance and fear will only make their people more ignorant and afraid.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) June 14, 2019
6) which is another chance for the evergreen: the animating purpose of representational democracy is to protect the rest of us from the whims of insane rich people. Everything else is wainscoting. xx— John Rogers (@jonrog1) June 14, 2019
"There's your mistake. Peace isn't the absence of war... peace is all about presence. The presence of understanding, of dialogue. Of real allyship. You don't just stop killing each other and get to call that peace." #amwriting— Charlie Jane Anders, Our Opinions Are Correct (@charliejane) June 14, 2019
*sees somebody on twitter who is more successful than me*— Samantha Ruddy (@samlymatters) June 13, 2019
I gotta get off this website
*switches to Instagram and sees someone hotter than me*
Man, fuck this app
*goes on Facebook and sees a guy I went to middle school with is in jail for murder*
There we go
"White men are the only people allowed to fully believe in the American dream and perhaps that is the cruelest thing to have ever been done to them and the world that has to suffer their anger as they refuse to let go of a fantasy that we were never allowed to imagine" https://t.co/9Vn3ObDidY— Kameron Hurley (@KameronHurley) June 13, 2019
Let's be clear. If you want to be traditionally published:— Delilah S. Dawson (@DelilahSDawson) June 13, 2019
* focus on the book you're writing or editing
* put everything into that book, no holding back
* when you get to the querying stage, start writing a new book that isn't related to the book being queried
You can do it!
Horror Tip: A horrible monster isn't scary unless it represents a horrifying idea. The monster only works as an ambassador of a bigger conceptual terror - tip of the iceberg. Make sure there's more beneath the surface.— Bourassa (@BourassaArt) June 12, 2019