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daviddlevine

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Hugo- and Nebula-winning writer of THE KUIPER BELT JOB, the ARABELLA OF MARS trilogy, and over 50 science fiction and fantasy stories. He/him. :heart_bi:

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I'll be teaching "Enhancing Your Writing By Engaging All the Senses" online TOMORROW at 1pm Central! Sign up here: https://www.scribophile.com/writing-classes/enhancing-your-writing-by-engaging-all-the-senses/may-2024

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This dynamite article about Daniel Radcliffe includes, among many other details, the fact that his partner's name is Erin Darke, which really sounds like a Harry Potter character name to me. (Gift link.) https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2024/06/daniel-radcliffe-merrily-we-roll-along-jk-rowling/678219/?gift=JfoaSAb7j4uUxgtlvuc2w3a6L0dtrvesl8xDTkxll9M&utm_source=copy-link&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share

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Heat Death of the Internet. I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this only-slightly-exaggerated description of what life on the internet is like in early-mid-2024. https://www.takahe.org.nz/heat-death-of-the-internet/

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TODAY ONLY you can get the complete ARABELLA OF MARS trilogy ebook for just $3.99! https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Arabella-Ashby-Battle-Traitor-ebook/dp/B0CPWDV735/

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Fascinating article about exactly what "Created By" means in TV show credits. https://www.newsfromme.com/2024/04/16/claws-for-debate-part-3/

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Thanks to Mary Robinette Kowal and others there's a new fundraiser in support of Lynne and Michael Thomas as they care for their daughter Caitlin who is in a bad way.

https://gofund.me/eee6983e

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"Being alive is as special an occasion as it gets" 😍

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This is an actual photo of yesterday's eclipse taken from the International Space Station. http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-040924a-2024-eclipse-astronauts-view-space-station.html

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This is probably my single best eclipse photo, but I saw the Diamond Ring with my actual eyes and that was even better. The red dot in the lower right is probably a solar prominence. Taken with the Solar Snap app.

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"The FTC alleges that Amazon’s low-price image is a mirage: According to the FTC, the company actually keeps prices higher than they would be in a competitive market—not just on Amazon but across the internet—squeezing consumers and small businesses in the process." https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/02/amazon-profits-antitrust-ftc/677580/?gift=JfoaSAb7j4uUxgtlvuc2w1_QHqBUHc9sKIC32bMGnUI&utm_source=copy-link&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share

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"Messages without meaning waste our time. We instinctively turn away from them." https://ia.net/topics/creepy-boring-remixed-on-ai-videos

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LOLWUT—

Police called to Willy Wonka event after refunds demanded

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/czrlr3dw2x3o

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The depiction of Mr. Hyde in 1994’s “The Pagemaster” is straight-up a Jägermonster from Girl Genius.

If this post makes sense to you, we should be friends.

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@phildini NIZE HET

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Looney Tunes Movie Coyote vs Acme Expected to Be Destroyed Forever https://comicbook.com/movies/news/looney-tunes-coyote-vs-acme-to-be-destroyed-forever/

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In Loving Memory of Square Checkbox https://tonsky.me/blog/checkbox

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Abaigail Nussbaum offers some wise and thoughtful insights and suggestions on the latest Hugo Awards imbroglio. http://wrongquestions.blogspot.com/2024/01/the-2023-hugo-awards-now-with-asterisk.html

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"The majority of censorship is self-censorship or middleman-censorship, but the majority of that is deliberately cultivated by an outside power. For this reason, we cannot consider state and non-state censorship separate things." https://www.exurbe.com/tools-for-thinking-about-censorship/

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Life reconstruction of pterodactyls as flying marsupials by English naturalist Edward Newman in 1843.

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"They're Made out of Meat" is probably the most famous piece by the fabulous author Terry Bisson, who just passed away yesterday. https://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/thinkingMeat.html

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Most of you are happy buying most or all of your books on Amazon and won't listen to my arguments about how harmful it is to the book industry. But Amazon is killing authors and publishers by degrees. https://www.thenation.com/article/economy/throwing-the-book-at-amazons-monopoly-hold-on-publishing/

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At this point I'm forced to assume that any impressive artwork I see online is AI unless proven otherwise. And I hate that.

daviddlevine,
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@moira I'm sure this is true but I'm ignorant as to what to look for. Can you point to an explainer?

Here's an example of one I'm sure is AI but I don't see any of the usual giveaways:

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@moira Can you provide an example?

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