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The ‘Bi-literate’ Brain – fascinating New Tech City episode on how our brains respond to reading on screen vs. page, featuring Maryanne Wolf, author of the excellent Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, and some thoughts from yours truly.

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theme changed!

I was really tired of my last theme. It was boring and too simple, so I wanted to change it, and I finally had some time to do some edits aaaaannndd… here it is!

It would be nice if you guys would message me and tell me what do you think of it.

I’m off to reblog some stuff now and I promise that I’ll make more graphics in the future! (when I finally change my status from semi-hiatus to active!). Also, thanks to all of you guys for following me even though I’m not so active. You’re all awesome! *hugs you all* (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ


Our Buyer Herbert Pfostl has rounded up his picks for fall reading. What’s on your list?

1. Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 
2. Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie
3. Flametti, or The Dandyism of the Poor
4. A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind: The Poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton 
5. Paying No Attention I Notice Everything 
6. Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution 
7. The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini 
8. The George Kuchar Reader
9. The Albertine Workout 
10. Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

Another call for assistance with certain fics that really should have been done by now

Hi, guys, I need some help!  So…in the Medieval Omegaverse, James Moriarty is the Earl of Mansfield.  (Yes, that’s his earldom.  Yes, there’s a reason.  No, I’m not going to tell you what it is.)

At the moment, I’ve been calling his place of residence the “Manor House”, mostly as a stand-in because I am lazy and hate coming up with names for things.  I suppose I could call it “Mansfield Park”….but that’d just be silly.

So…name the house.  Note that the actual Earl of Mansfield’s place of residence is Scone Palace.  (There really is an Earl of Mansfield, but that line wasn’t created until 500 years after when this story takes place, so I don’t feel a need to stick to historical accuracy in this regard.  The palace, while it looks really cool, is a bit fancier than I had in mind, and also is in Scotland.  Besides, “Scone Palace” sounds a little like a slightly over-focused bakery.)