I have no more ratties. I had to put down Ed last week. Ed had a big abscess that was possibly cancer and was getting smaller abscesses. I could tell ed wasn’t feeling good and ed had very little energy and was losing mobility in eds back legs. So I made the call. I’ll continue posting rat pics. At some point I want to schedule all of them to get through the like 150 pics, but I’d have to find the energy and focus.
(Nayda burrowed into blankets so only hir head is showing. Zie looks sleepy.)
(Ed and Nayda on the upper shelf of the cage. Ed is the one closer, with the white body.)
History of Type – five part series – link starts at the beginning. Probably only interesting to type and design geeks (of which I am one). (from I love typography.)
DIY String Art – I’m going to do this in my dining room. I’ve seen other tutorials but this particular result is really cute. (from Hellobee)
Encyclopedia of Tie Knots – a breakdown of every possible way to tie a tie, based on topology.
Fiction Into Reality: Why We Borrow From What We Love (from Tor.com)
You can see more of my favorited art on DeviantArt (I just can’t link it all here).
It occurs to me that if I’m going to use weird words for these, I should define them.
Anodyne is a pain reliever or anything that relieves distress. It was also Madelyne Pryor’s codename in the rather forgettable X-men/Alpha Flight crossover where Loki was going to give everyone in the world super powers, at the cost of their imaginations. Her costume was terrible.
Last time’s word, serendipity, means to stumble unto desirable discoveries, from a story called The Three Princes of Serendip (more info). And it was a series of really adorable (if sometimes slightly twee) kids books.