September 11, 2005


I just got around to fixing my list of links so that they're now all functional links to functional pages. I took out all the Cementhorizon blogs because half of them are defunct and the other half can be read by clicking the Cementhorizon link anyway. So there.

I've figured out incredibly clumsy ways to link to all of my book reviews and Sci-Fi Canon Project movie reviews at once. They work, so who's complaining? There's also an even more clumsy thing that's just a vanity category for entries that I actually consider worth reading. Eventually I'll look at those three categories and wonder why I bother keeping any of my other entries around, and possibly delete the rest. Later.

Then you can go on to read exciting blogs by various people whom I do and do not know, and when you're bored with that you can read some webcomics that I like. Don't click on Modblog at work, okay? Now I've told you twice. Everything else is full of profanity and uncalled-for rage, and Hanzi Smatter may contain the occasional poorly-tattooed back, but if that stuff's not safe for your work then you're probably working for the Catholic Church. Snoqualmie takes no responsibility for the activities of off-duty priests, on-duty priests surfing the net on laptops in the confession booth, or the Pope being bored at 2 a.m. on a Friday night at home.

A new list of links wouldn't warrant a whole entry (which should have been any of several reviews instead) if it weren't so damned difficult to rouse me from my sloth in order to change a few lines of HTML. Appreciate my six minutes of work, damn you!

Posted by dianna at September 11, 2005 05:58 PM

Fie on you! Here I had a lot of plans for how I wanted to spend my free time over the next few days, watching movies, walking in the park, etc. and you had to link to a good webcomic with an extensive archive, which will now absorb every moment of my free time for the next few days until I've finished reading it all!

And thanks for the link, by the way.

Posted by: Zach S. at September 12, 2005 06:43 AM

You're welcome, of course. Yours is one of the most frequently- and well-updated blogs that I read, and I've been meaning to link to it, well, pretty much since you started it. It also makes it easier to read it at work, where I don't have bookmarks and do my blog-reading from my own links list instead.

Which webcomic is this that's so consuming you? You already read Penny Arcade, so it's not that one. I'm going to guess... Goats?

Posted by: Dianna at September 12, 2005 07:20 AM

It's Ph.D. Comics, actually. I'm somewhat scared to open the link to Goats; I've heard enough good things that I'm worried I'll be absorbed, though obviously that's already happened with the afforementioned Ph.D. Comics, so I suppose there's no harm in it now.

I'm glad you like it. It feels a bit lonely at times, since you're the only one who comments on it. The whole exercise feels like an elaborate kabuki dance to mask a conversation we're having. Then I talk to friends and they mention they're reading it and I want to shake them and say "Then why don't you comment?!" Not that your comments aren't great, but, you know, more people would make it more interesting. I think part of it is that I don't have a lot of friends who blog (as evidenced by the barren "Friends" link section) and consequently I don't know many people who are possessed of the commenting spirit.

Posted by: Zach S. at September 12, 2005 02:32 PM

Goats! Click it! Click!

I've had this problem lately (I mean extremely lately) where I have to go and look at this strip every few hours. It's hard to say why. But you may be right to fear.

There's an institution around Cementhorizon known as the Nod Post. It's a blog comment in which you merely say "nod" to express your general approval of and interest in the entry at hand. It was instituted, or at least popularized, in part because of my whining about how nobody ever fucking commented on my posts. I wonder if your non-commenting readers can be trained to nod, and thence to actually comment?

Posted by: Dianna at September 12, 2005 08:31 PM