athelind: (tell it like it IS)
This is one that's been popping up with increasing and irritating regularity, so I'd just like to state for the record:



"Versus"
is not a plural,
and its singular is not
"Verse."



This is more of a verbal error than a written one, thus far, largely because in writing, everyone tends to use "vs." -- but it's one I keep hearing more and more often, from people who should know better. "Pirates vs. Ninja" gets pronounced as "Pirates verse Ninja".

Let's see what Your Obedient Serpent's Grammar Guide says about this:

Yes, both "Verse" and "Versus" can be abbreviated as "vs.", but they are not interchangeable!

Stop it at once. Where did you learn this?



athelind: (hoard potato)
Pay attention.

The difference could save your life!



This is Sudoku:





This is Pseudo Q:




Any questions?




athelind: (clobberin' time)
Okay, new rule:

If a song has the name of a day of the week in the title, you should only play it on that day. You should never play it on the day before or day after.

Don't play "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" on Saturday, especially not early Saturday morning when people maybe just not-awake enough to be unsure about which weekend day it is.

Exceptions are allowed, of course, if the song mentions more than one day by name, and "Everybody's Workin' for the Weekend" is appropriate any day of the week.

Oh, and every Monday should include the Boomtown Rats in the playlist, by law.


athelind: (Eye of the Dragon)
It should come to no one's surprise that a great deal of what I read on the Internet, particularly on the Friends list of this very site, concerns dragons.

It should come as no further surprise that I greatly appreciate someone taking the time to present the following:



Credit: David Morgan-Mars
athelind: (Eye: RCA Magic Eye)
I seem to be the last person to know this, but Bob Basset, the Russian leatherworker who does those magnificent dragon bags and masks and those equally-impressive cyberpunk/steampunk/forcepunk gasmask-helmet-things, has a LiveJournal feed, so you can see the cool stuff he's cranking out a couple of times a week.

Be advised: Basset also does the occasional BDSM-related gear—he's a leatherworker, after all*—so you might want to filter the feed if you read LJ at work.

For those not familiar with his work:

This is a messenger bag.



*Egregious Stereotype.
athelind: (happy)
It's a little late at this stage, but just to clarify matters:

Despite previous reports to the contrary, both [livejournal.com profile] quelonzia and I will be attending Further Confusion this year.

Quel will be there on Saturday; I will be there on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with possible cameos on Thursday night and Monday morning.

Caution: Due to circumstances that should be familiar to anyone who reads this journal regularly, my moods will be erratic. I may be cheerful and energetic; I may be quiet and wistful, I may be irritable and flat-out bitey. I may be all of these things in rapid succession.

I intend to be cliquish. There are a lot of good friends that I only ever see at FC, and my main reason for going this year is to see them.

Warning:
When approaching the dragon, do not initiate hugs. If the dragon is huggable, he will initiate.

Do not skritch the dragon.


Oh, and this does seem to be allergies, after all. I am not Patient Zero!
athelind: (Default)
It's a little late at this stage, but just to clarify matters:

Despite previous reports to the contrary, both [livejournal.com profile] quelonzia and I will be attending Further Confusion this year.

Quel will be there on Saturday; I will be there on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with possible cameos on Thursday night and Monday morning.

Caution: Due to circumstances that should be familiar to anyone who reads this journal regularly, my moods will be erratic. I may be cheerful and energetic; I may be quiet and wistful, I may be irritable and flat-out bitey. I may be all of these things in rapid succession.

I intend to be cliquish. There are a lot of good friends that I only ever see at FC, and my main reason for going this year is to see them.

Warning:
When approaching the dragon, do not initiate hugs. If the dragon is huggable, he will initiate.

Do not skritch the dragon.


Oh, and this does seem to be allergies, after all. I am not Patient Zero!
athelind: (facepalm)
For everyone using the 2009 Ozy & Millie Calendar, and possibly other 2009 calendars from CafePress: no matter what the November page might say,

Today is not November 31st.





athelind: (Default)
For everyone using the 2009 Ozy & Millie Calendar, and possibly other 2009 calendars from CafePress: no matter what the November page might say,

Today is not November 31st.





athelind: (loved)
Due to various circumstances, [livejournal.com profile] quelonzia and I will not be attending Further Confusion 2010.


athelind: (Default)
Due to various circumstances, [livejournal.com profile] quelonzia and I will not be attending Further Confusion 2010.


athelind: (AAAAAA)

RAAAAAAAAR.




This has been a test of the Emergency Dragon System. Had this been an actual dragon, you would have been devoured, and fiery carnage would have rained from the skies.
athelind: (Default)

RAAAAAAAAR.




This has been a test of the Emergency Dragon System. Had this been an actual dragon, you would have been devoured, and fiery carnage would have rained from the skies.
athelind: (Warning: Memetic Hazard)


YES

.

athelind: (Default)


YES

.

athelind: (facepalm)
I've seen this spelling error twice in the last few days, so I just thought I'd give you a quick visual guide:



This is a faun.






This is a fawn.




Thank you for your time and attention.
athelind: (Default)
I've seen this spelling error twice in the last few days, so I just thought I'd give you a quick visual guide:



This is a faun.






This is a fawn.




Thank you for your time and attention.
athelind: (green hills of earth)

Hugo Awards Logo Contest



Although the rocket atop the Hugo Award has been one of the most visible signs of excellence in science fiction and fantasy for more than fifty years, there has never been an official logo to designate works as Hugo Award nominees or winners. The World Science Fiction Society now aims to change that by soliciting designs for such a logo, with the winning design to be the official logo suitable for use in the publishing and film/television industries.



Lifted pretty much verbatim from [livejournal.com profile] snobahr. RAAR!
athelind: (Default)

Hugo Awards Logo Contest



Although the rocket atop the Hugo Award has been one of the most visible signs of excellence in science fiction and fantasy for more than fifty years, there has never been an official logo to designate works as Hugo Award nominees or winners. The World Science Fiction Society now aims to change that by soliciting designs for such a logo, with the winning design to be the official logo suitable for use in the publishing and film/television industries.



Lifted pretty much verbatim from [livejournal.com profile] snobahr. RAAR!
athelind: (pennyfarthing)
Attention:

The phrase "Thinking Outside The Box" is now officially Inside The Box.

Thank you.


athelind: (Default)
Attention:

The phrase "Thinking Outside The Box" is now officially Inside The Box.

Thank you.


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