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Points of interest. August 24, 2011

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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Diana Wynne Jones on the differences between writing for children and writing for adults, and why the latter isn’t as freeing as it sounds like it should be.

Turns out you can stream a lot of video on VLC. Awesome.

Maid cafes have their beefcake counterpart.

Seems the term “BNF” is much older than I thought. Here’s some meta on the subject (contrasting it with the now-defunct category of “Neofan”) from 1954.

Awesome natural stuff: Immortal jellyfish that age and regress and re-grow; artificial reefs made from things like subway cars; the world’s biggest known caverns, underground spaces large enough to hold a New York city block.

Congress Spotted Leaving Gay Nightclub. Aw, Onion.

A gathered history of Disney’s relationship with the Oz books, and all the failed projects along the path from getting the rights to actually putting something together.

Historically accurate interpretations of Disney Princess outfits. Shiny.


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