Thursday, 25 August 2011

Things I have liked this week

The origin of words
The Inky Fool, a blog about words, phrases, grammar and other good stuff. Totally charming.

The obligatory space-y picture
Lots of beautiful pictures on APOD this week and I'm picking this artist's impression of a wierdly dark planet as my favourite as it reminds me there's so much we don't know yet.

Writing stuff
From the SFWA, a list of the common writing 'problems' seen in SF&F. Amusing, and you might spot one or two you recognise.

3 comments:

Martin Willoughby said...

I've just added inky fool to my follow list, it looks good.

My own favourite list is the evil overlord list. What a person would do or not do if he became an evil overlord, such as shoot the princess if she refuses to marry him.

http://www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html

Sarah Pearson said...

I loved that last one. I hope I don't do such things now but I did come across a few I've definitely been guilty of in the past :-)

Boudica said...

I like the evil overlord list as well. And I'm sure there's more to be amused by....