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doclubenpoetry:

New poem for Rose City ComicCon, Portland Nerd Slam, Sept 2014

Crash Override

They call it breaking the link.

As a video game nears its release date,

the code becomes so complex and intertwined

that it is no longer safe to just delete any part of it.

If they want to…

I saw this amazing poem performed live at the IWPS 2014 Nerd Slam.

The highlight of my day! Hi, @delightmarish! (at Sunny’s)

The highlight of my day! Hi, @delightmarish! (at Sunny’s)

improvartvice:

- Susannah Becket


The “Smarts” is intelligence, obviously, but also realism and careful observation of your scene partner and your environment so that you don’t miss when something interesting and unusual has happened. 
The “Hearts” is the emotional life of your character, your empathy for each other as humans, and your ability to be affected by each other on stage. 
The “Farts” is the sense of silliness and fun and play that you bring to the stage. It’s your willingness to go down the rabbit hole and follow the funny of your scene and look stupid in the process. 

improvartvice:

- Susannah Becket

The “Smarts” is intelligence, obviously, but also realism and careful observation of your scene partner and your environment so that you don’t miss when something interesting and unusual has happened. 

The “Hearts” is the emotional life of your character, your empathy for each other as humans, and your ability to be affected by each other on stage. 

The “Farts” is the sense of silliness and fun and play that you bring to the stage. It’s your willingness to go down the rabbit hole and follow the funny of your scene and look stupid in the process. 

dharbin:

METHODS FOR DEALING WITH GRIEF.
I had to put my dog to sleep last week. He was just 8, and had stomach cancer. I was not, and still am not, ready for how much it hurt and continues to hurt. The only thing that’s helped so far is curling up under my desk with his old blanket and pretending I have a little more time with him to say goodbye.

dharbin:

METHODS FOR DEALING WITH GRIEF.

I had to put my dog to sleep last week. He was just 8, and had stomach cancer. I was not, and still am not, ready for how much it hurt and continues to hurt. The only thing that’s helped so far is curling up under my desk with his old blanket and pretending I have a little more time with him to say goodbye.

Adorable! (at Arizona Department of Vital Records)

Adorable! (at Arizona Department of Vital Records)

Cinnaminson girl becomes youngest Chopped winner »

Last night’s Chopped was pretty amazing.

The four competitors were all 10 & 11 years old. In addition to having amazing culinary skills & pretty wild creativity, the kids were pretty hilarious, bouncing between steely determination and delightfully goofy whimsy.

One competitor, though, wasn’t just a wizard in the kitchen; Lily Nichols of Cinnaminson, NJ was definitely playing for something bigger than the $10,000 prize. Last year, her father, trying to help some elderly neighbors, fell off a ladder and sustained a traumatic brain injury. In addition to whipping up miracles with Chopped’s curveballs, she was playing to bring more attention to traumatic brain injuries.

Last night’s episode is available via iTunes or you can fire up your DVR for the re-airings (http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/chopped/2100-series/short-order-cooks.html)

Maybe also consider a donation to the Brain Trauma Foundation:

http://www.braintrauma.org

Spoiler-filled but good article about Lily Nichols:

Graphic from @safwtf’s “A Bunch of Crock.” #cmphx  (at Phoenix Art Museum)

Graphic from @safwtf’s “A Bunch of Crock.” #cmphx (at Phoenix Art Museum)

This might be my favorite work here. #art (at Phoenix Art Museum)

This might be my favorite work here. #art (at Phoenix Art Museum)