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Evolution isn't working fast enough. More dumbasses need to be shot.

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July 2015

Why Are You So Angry?

I think this might be Sarah’s best ever blog post.

According To Hoyt

It never fails, at the end of a trollish attack, (btw even when there’s no evidence of anger anywhere) we get the question “Why are you so angry?”

Part of this is that our opponents seek to home in on a “feeling” they can use to discredit our thoughts, and when they can find no feelings in the writing, they presume “anger.”

Remember, there’s absolutely no reason to disagree with the holy writ of Marx and Engels, unless you’re angry. Or stupid. But when one admits to membership in Mensa (long since lapsed, mind, since well… the local chapter is not about beer and bad puns as was the one I joined for) it’s hard to use stupid. So we get “angry.” Mind you, some precious snow flakes also accused me of not knowing enough US history to “understand.” Yeah. It’s true that US history only became a topic of…

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Bride of the Rat god

My review of Barbara Hambly’s Bride of the Rat God

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It is 1923, and silent film reigns in Hollywood. Of all the starlets, none is more beloved than Chrysanda Flamande, a diva as brilliant as she is difficult to manage. Handling her falls to Norah, widow of Chrysanda’s dead brother. She has always done her job well, but she was never equipped to deal with murder. When a violent killing shocks Chrysanda’s entourage, and other weird happenings swiftly follow, Norah begins to suspect that some strange power is stalking the star. In Chinatown she receives warning that a curse has been placed on the actress as vengeance for wearing a sacred amulet in one of her films—and this curse could mean death for all who surround her. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.


5 Stars

A wonderful supernatural mystery surrounding a cursed necklace during the silent film era of Hollywood in the 1920’s. I liked the characters. I liked the settings. I liked the pacing. It kept me interested in what was happening and had me wanting to read the next chapter to see what was next. I was pleasantly surprised, though I probably shouldn’t have as I’ve yet to read anything by Hambly that I don’t like. But, I hadn’t really heard anything about this novel and just bought it on a whim since it was on sale.

The eBook was formatted well with only a couple of minor spelling errors.

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