miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2007
It's sounds anti-ecological, but I know how good it feels. Today I recycled a semesters worth of Med School classes. I'm really looking forward to finishing for good. If they still bought used paper by the pound...
Bonus points to anyone who identifies the video that this parody is based on.
Your Score: Unaffected
Result: 22. Your score isn't an achievement, it just is.
Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. The test is not a means for making a diagnosis, however, and many who score above 32 and even meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger's report no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives. You scored less than 32. Make your own assessment of that
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lunes, 21 de mayo de 2007
Yes, she will be missed. I wonder where agents go when they stop blogging?
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jueves, 17 de mayo de 2007
However, when we were sitting on the grass during recess, L told us she's teaching a sexuality course to 14 year old Scouts. Apparently, the technical details have already been covered by another tutor in a previous course and she only has to focus on making sure these teens understand that sex is a complex phenomenon that requires maturity, common sense, communication, blah, blah, blah. The coolest thing was that all the girls started talking about their first times, which was informative.
Also, L confessed that she felt clumsy around condoms, so we showed her how to unroll one over a cooperative toe someone volunteered.
We didn't keep this quiet, but we didn't turn any heads. Gotta love Spain.
Fun was had by all.
martes, 15 de mayo de 2007
Here's what Lois Tilton has to say about "Pretty Little Thing"
A young woman stalks a psychopathic murderer by using herself as bait. But she ends up with two stalkers following her instead of the one she intends to trap.
This piece is told from the alternating points of view of all the characters. The thought processes of the psychopath and the obsessive are both interesting, but I can't help thinking the story would have worked more effectively without the woman's point of view, explaining her scheme.
She praises this issue of Helix and recommends "Gherem" by Mike Allen and Charles Saplak
As always, thanks for the review.
jueves, 10 de mayo de 2007
This is what he has to say about me:
Sara Genge wrote a clever little story for Mytholog, that I enjoyed enough to place on my MAM of the Flashies list.
Anitta is being followed by two distinctly different men.
A story told in three contrasting pov's, all in first person and rather cleverly working on the premise of thought-diaries, a, I suppose, theoretical advancement of online blogging to some extent.
Very clever, entertaining, and more than a little creepy at times. The dark, savage undercurrents are skillfully executed, and the story never loses its intrigue.
Two nits - 1, the Darwin references is a bit of a wrong perception of what Darwin and natural selection actually means, but can be forgiven since they belong to Claude, and his understanding of natural selection is the same misguided perception held by the public at large.
2, some inconsistency with Claude's pov, and a few stretches of credulity in the plot.
Overall, a thump of a good read, well worth the time and one really can't say too much about this for fear of spoiling the plot.
I'm glad he got the Darwin references. I tried to use the totally screwed up Darwinism as a way to show that the character is seriously sick.
Thanks for the review! Glad you liked the story.
Keep 'em coming.
martes, 8 de mayo de 2007
domingo, 6 de mayo de 2007
Thanks to David de Beer. That is certainly an interesting concept he's playing with there.